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American Legion Post 434 in Oak Creek was recently revitalized through PPG Industries' Colorful Communities project.

The Oelschlaeger-Dallmann American Legion post had its exterior painted as well as the outdoor shelter.  Employees of the PPG industrial coatings plant as well as other volunteers used 35 gallons to protect and fix up the appearance of the post.

According to a news release on the project, "the Colorful Communities program provides PPG employee volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to global communities where PPG operates, such as Oak Creek."

As the nation's largest wartime veteran's service organization, the American Legion holds a variety of events and activities.

“The Oelschlaeger-Dallmann American Legion post is a local landmark where many of our Oak Creek employees and neighbors celebrate and make lasting memories,” said Jack Marshall, PPG plant manager at the Oak Creek facility. “We are proud to help ensure that the hall and grounds will continue to be the setting of many memories for people in our community.”

The program offers $10 million of support efforts over a 10-year period.  In 2015, PPG completed 11 Colorful Communities projects and is shooting for 30 more in 2016, according to the release.  Additionally, PPG donated $7.8 million in 2015 for educational opportunities across 20 countries.

PPG is headquartered in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and serves construction, consumer products, industry, and transportation markets with paints, coatings, and other materials.

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