PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG), Pittsburgh, PA, reported sales for the second quarter of $3.8 billion, up 0.6 percent from the same period a year ago. In local currencies, sales increased nearly 2 percent. Profit increased 35.4 percent to $501 million.
For the first six months, sales were $7.3 billion, up 1.4 percent year-over-year. Profit for the period was $835 million, up 16.5 percent from the prior year.