PPG Industries is a Fortune 200 company with headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that is a global manufacturer of paints, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass, according to PPG. Founded in 1883, PPG Industries boasts being the first commercially successful U.S. plate glass factory.
PPG Industries was first known as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co, according to PPG Industries. In the company's long history, PPG Industries revolutionized glass making in a number of ways. More recently, PPG Industries merged with AkzoNobel, an architectural coatings business. This made PPG the largest coatings company worldwide as of 2013. As of 2014, there are around 46,100 PPG employees worldwide.