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PPG donates $15,000 to Edinboro University in Meadville capital campaign


Funding supports manufacturing technology center, other campus development

PPG Industries Foundation has pledged $15,000 to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in Meadville’s capital campaign to fund development of the Precision Industries Education, Design and Manufacturing Technology Center as well as other efforts at the satellite campus.

“We are very pleased to receive support from PPG for the campaign,” said Don Apel, director, Edinboro University in Meadville. “This funding will help our Meadville campus to continue expanding, including adding a manufacturing-focused research and development laboratory that will be available for use by area businesses. PPG is helping us to bring new options for higher education to Crawford County and other area communities.”

Apel said the Meadville campus’s program in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, currently offered only as an associate degree, will be broadened into a bachelor’s-level program with the addition of the new lab. He added that Edinboro University plans to work with PPG to develop training programs that best serve diverse and technical future growth needs.

Lynn Hoover, plant manager for PPG’s glass manufacturing facility in Meadville, said, “PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live. We are proud to support Edinboro University in Meadville and its efforts to support and grow industry in the area through education.”


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