Donations were made to communities surrounding company’s West Virginia plant
PPG Industries donated ACCU-TAB tablet chlorination systems for municipal pools to nine Ohio Valley communities surrounding the company’s Natrium, W.Va., facility to offer community residents a healthier swimming experience this summer.
West Virginia communities McMechen, New Martinsville, Paden City and Sisterville, and Ohio communities Hannibal, New Matamoras, Powhatan Point, Shadyside and Woodsfield all received Accu-Tab system donations. The municipal pools in these towns collectively serve more than 20,000 residents and have a combined average of approximately 1,000 swimmers each day.
“Because of economic conditions, we did not open our pool last year as a cost-cutting effort,” said Tim Merryman, Shadyside city councilman. “We had a big push this year to open the pool, and PPG’s donation was an absolute godsend since chemicals are our major cost. We also have found the Accu-Tab system to be so much easier than the liquid chlorination system we used previously. I cannot thank PPG enough for what it has done for our community.”
Chemicals used to make Accu-Tab calcium hypochlorite tablets are manufactured at PPG’s Natrium facility, one of the largest chlorine manufacturing plants in the U.S.
“We are very pleased to help our employees and other residents in the towns surrounding our Natrium facility to continue enjoying their municipal pools during what has been a particularly hot summer,” said Mike Hoops, PPG business manager for calcium hypochlorite products.