The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) has honored PPG with its 2008 Associate Member of the Year Award. PPG will be presented with the award at the 2009 NATM National Convention February 24–28 in Charleston, South Carolina, at the Embassy Suites Hotel Airport/Convention Center.
The NATM Associate Member of the Year Award is presented to an associate member that has shown outstanding support of NATM. Selection is based on activities including membership recruitment, support of the convention, sponsorships and other activities that promote NATM and the trailer manufacturing industry.
“NATM relies on active members to help expand membership as well as promote awareness of the trailer manufacturing industry,” said Travis Eby, NATM President. “PPG has been very supportive of NATM in many aspects including convention sponsorship and committee participation. It is members like PPG that keep our association strong and maintain our ability to provide further education and awareness about trailer safety and the trailer manufacturing industry.”
“This is quite an honor for all of us at PPG,” said Ron Yarnell, commercial market development manager. “NATM is an important organization in the industry. Working with NATM has been extremely rewarding as well as educational. We do all we can do to assist in advancing their programs, and we sincerely appreciate their recognition of our efforts.”
PPG has been an NATM member since 1999 and a convention sponsor since 2003. PPG is currently working with NATM on the Paint Processes Special Project and also approached NATM about co-sponsoring a “Green Manufacturing” award for trailer manufacturers. In addition, Yarnell has been an NATM workshop leader and served on the Convention Committee for three years.