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PPG Industries Declares Force Majeure At Lake Charles, Shares Flat in Pre-Market Trade

PPG Industries ( PPG ) says it has declared force majeure for vinyl chloride monomer manufactured at the company's Lake Charles, La., chemicals complex and for all grades of liquid caustic soda on a systemwide basis. The company did not provide an end date for the force majeure.

This force majeure is a direct result of a Dec. 24 fire at the Lake Charles chemicals complex. The fire affected the vinyl chloride monomer unit and did not result in any off-site environmental impact. One employee was transferred to the hospital and is currently being treated.

Shares of PPG are steady in the pre-market session at $137.74, in the high end of a 52-week range of $82.45 - $136.22.

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