Our road trip around landmarks protected by PPG paints has just expanded beyond Europe. This time, we are on a sightseeing tour through New York City! We will start off by exploring the "Big Apple" at Roosevelt Island with a building that can change color. Then we will move to the ocean’s open-air coastal venue and finish in the Hudson Yards skyscraper complex.
The expansion of hybrid work models across the globe has increased the demand for remote workstations and home offices. According to the career website Zippia, 74% of U.S. companies are currently using or plan to implement flexible work arrangements that enable employees to work from anywhere.
Industrial shelving and racking systems are mission critical to the supply chain. The e-commerce boom shows no signs of slowing. Accelerated by the COVID-19 epidemic, online sales are expected to account for over 20% of global retail sales by the end of this year.
As one of the world's largest coatings companies, PPG helps to protect thousands of items that we use every day, including bicycles made by some of the leading OEMs in the industry. But our transportation solutions for the global bike market go far beyond the surface of the frame.
The Ford Motor Company of South Africa is investing more than $1 billion to upgrade its manufacturing operations in the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria. The capital will be used to install new equipment and technology, but also to bring in experts to run them, including professionals from PPG's Coatings Services business.
With increasing frequency, manufacturers are switching to powder coatings for their advantages, including solvent-free formulation, enhanced durability and high transfer efficiency.
For centuries, copper pots and pans have set the standard for distinctive beauty and exceptional heat performance. But innovations in coatings for cookware are bringing new alternatives to the kitchen that rival the benefits of copper, without the high price tag and maintenance challenges.
Anne Banuls is PPG powder business manager EMEA based at our headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland. Bringing many years of expertise with her, she joined us just two years ago to help build PPG's powder development strategy. This year, Anne is leading the launch of our revolutionarily sustainable powder product range: Envirocron UltraX.
Building a career in the powder coating industry can be more than exciting; it can open up new opportunities for women exploring careers beyond the traditional paths. Courtney Jungjohann Deemer, PPG's global business director for powder coatings, tells us more about the challenges and triumphs of women working in a male-dominated industry.