The company is supplying 20,000 gallons of paint and 50,000 square feet of glass for the project. Five paint products from PPG were used in the construction project, including Duranar industrial coatings, used on louvers and roof and metal panels throughout the facility, the company said.
"Heinz Field is a wonderful showroom for our technologies," said Benjamin R. Fisher Jr., PPG vice president of Corporate Marketing and Communications. "Virtually everywhere you look you can see our products."
PPG traces its history in the Pittsburgh area to its founding in 1883, and the company located its first manufacturing plant in Creighton, PA, about 20 miles up the Allegheny River from the site of the new stadium. Fisher said the partnership with the Steelers and University of Pittsburgh Panthers "is not only a good investment in our future, but in our headquarters community as well."
PPG also said it will donate $500 to the charity designated by the fan at each football game who finds a special sticker on the PPG advertisement page in the Steelers' program. Also, PPG will give away Pitt football tickets to students and young people from a variety of local schools and organizations.