The early 1990s seemed like a halcyon period for PPG Industries, one of Pittsburgh’s most venerable and best-​known companies. Its three business pillars — coatings, glass and chemicals — each was producing about one-​third of the firm’s revenue, a tried-​and-​true formula that promised decades of success.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Forging a new PPG
Enron’s spectacular collapse in 2001, followed by WorldCom’s demise after Bernie Ebbers enjoyed more than $400 million in loans approved by his board of directors, led to the passage of the Sarbanes-​Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX). SOX was intended to change the behavior and accountability of publicly traded companies, CEOs, boards of directors…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Local executives describe corporate life in a post-​Enron economy
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