PPG to Donate Masks to Various U.S. Hospitals

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) announced that it will donate 80,000 masks to hospitals in five locations throughout the U.S. in support of coronavirus relief efforts.

PPG recently distributed a supply of 20,000 N95 masks to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Allegheny Health Network hospitals in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, a total of 50,000 surgical masks and 10,000 N95 masks will be distributed to the following locations: UMPC and Allegheny Health Network hospitals; area hospitals in New York, NY; area hospitals in Cleveland, OH; Henry Ford Health System in Dearborn, MI and Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI; and Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, AL.

PPG says it will utilize its global supply chain network to support Pittsburgh hospitals experiencing supply shortages. The company also announced plans to partner with General Motors to distribute additional masks to Detroit-area hospitals.

“PPG is proud to support the medical community as they courageously continue their work on the frontlines of this global pandemic,” says PPG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. McGarry. “As One PPG family, we will continue to work with our community partners to provide support and deploy resources whenever possible. We look forward to a brighter future, together.”

Source: PPG, www.ppg.com.