Originally published at news.ppg.com.
PPG announced the completion of a Colorful Communities project in Klingenberg am Main, Germany that involved revitalizing an underpass leading to Klingenberg’s middle school and renovating the schoolyard.
The project brought together more than 90 PPG volunteers, who spent three days and a total of 1,900 hours beautifying the underpass and the schoolyard at the Dr. Konrad Middle School. This project benefits more than 100 pupils at the school, as well as members of the public who use the underpass.
PPG provided funding of $57,500 (54,500 euros) for the project, including more than 64 gallons (290 liters) of SIGMA COATINGS Housepaint and Sigma Coatings Indurin paint by PPG. Volunteers painted the walls and the floor of the underpass with an underwater world mural designed in cooperation with a local artists’ group. They also painted concrete blocks in the schoolyard for pupils to sit on using colors from PPG’s THE VOICE OF COLOR palette, chosen to create an inspiring, welcoming and bright space.
“It was a great project of PPG Hemmelrath that brought people together and beautified a major part of our school,” said Ralf Reichwein, Mayor of Klingenberg. “I would like to thank the company for the good cooperation with our town. It was a great experience.”
The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Klingenberg, where PPG has an automotive coatings manufacturing facility.
“We had a great team to make this project happen within three days and I am proud of the amazing result we have created together. It was a fantastic experience to see the hidden talents of colleagues got to the surface. We had a lot of fun during these three days of teamwork,” said Carolin Volk, PPG Executive Assistant, who was one of the project leaders.