Friday, September 9, 2016

Local PPG Employees Volunteer to Revitalize Thomas A. Edison Birthplace Museum in Milan, Ohio

Nearly 30 PPG employees and paint contractors will be on-site to revitalize and restore the Thomas A. Edison Birthplace Museum in Milan, OHhio, through completion of painting projects and landscaping as part of the PPG COLORFUL COMMUNITIES program.

Twenty third-grade science students from Edison Local School District will be on-site to participate in the Carnegie Science Center's "Great Color Caper", a program that teaches the science of light and color. The PPG Foundation will also present a donation on behalf of its architectural coatings business to the Museum to support its ongoing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) educational programming for students.

Finally, to close the event and commemorate the restoration of this National Landmark, local Mayor Steve Rockwell will issue a proclamation declaring September 12 as PPF COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Day in Milan, Ohio. Also, Robert Wheeler, great, great grandnephew of Thomas Edison and president of the Museum Board of Trustees, will make a few remarks. 

PPG Colorful Communities program provides employee volunteers, dontaed products, and financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world. The program increases PPG's commitment to invest in communities by adding $10 million support efforts made during a 10-year period.

Date: Monday, September 12, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Formal presentation begins at noon.)
Location: Thomas A. Edison Birthplace Museum
9 N Edison Dr.
Milan, OH 44846

PPG emplyee volunteers painting the Museum, a National Historic Landmark
Students from Edison Local School District participating in hands-on science experiments
The PPG Foundation's check presentation to the Museum
 Mayor Rockwell issuing PPG COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Dy proclamation

About PPG's Local Presence:
PPG has had a presence in nerby Huron, Ohio, for nearly 50 years with its arcitectural manufacturing and distribution facilities. The company employs over 200 people and produces 22 million gallons on interior and exterior paints, specialty coatings and colorants locally each year. In addition, PPG operates 10 PPG Paints stores in Northern Ohio. For more information on the PPG Paints brand, visit , or to locate your closest PPG Paints store visit


  1. How awesome is this, wish I could be there to check it out myself.

  2. That is so nice. I wish I could visit a museum more often.