Daimler Trucks North America Selects PPG Industries as Paint Supplier for Sterling Trucks

REDFORD, MICH. – April 8, 2008 – Daimler Trucks North America today announced it has selected PPG Industries as its OEM and aftermarket paint supplier for the Sterling Truck Corporation manufacturing facility in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.



Sterling already uses PPG’s standard black chassis topcoat; PPG’s Delfleet® topcoat cab colors and chassis special colors will be introduced into the St. Thomas facility in early 2008. Delfleet products have been designed and approved for DTNA applications since 2003, and are applied on Freightliner® and Western Star® trucks.



Delfleet topcoats provide superior appearance, corrosion resistance, adhesion, chip resistance and UV durability. The product, which was specially designed for DTNA applications, has been rigorously tested and approved by DTNA engineers.



“The change to Delfleet complements our existing primer and chassis topcoat paint,” said Angela Plaxton, manager, coating technology, DTNA. “PPG’s proven quality, durability and technology will only enhance the appearance of our trucks.”



Paint repairs to Sterling trucks will not require the use of PPG’s products, however, PPG is collaborating with Sterling’s extensive dealer network to ensure customers who select the PPG option receive the highest level of service.



For more information and to find a local dealer, visit www.SterlingTrucks.com or call 800-STL-HELP.



Sterling Truck Corporation, based in Redford, Mich., produces and markets a full line of Class 3-8 work trucks for regional hauling and diverse vocational applications. Sterling is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America and is the recipient of the 2007 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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