PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG), Pittsburgh, PA, reported sales for the third quarter of $4.1 billion, down 0.8 percent from the same period a year ago. In local currencies, sales increased 1 percent. Profit increased 9.8 percent to $370 million.
For the first six months, sales were $7.7 billion, down 0.3 percent year-over-year. Profit for the period was $717 million, up 8.8 percent from the prior year.