A jury awarded Marvin Windows and Doors $135.8 million from PPG Industries on its claim that a PPG wood preservative failed to prevent wood rot as promised.
The decision was handed down Thursday in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn., and Pittsburgh-based PPG said it would appeal.
Marvin Windows makes made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors. PPG is a global supplier of coatings, glass, fiberglass and chemicals.
PPG said in a prepared statement that the verdict was unexpected. The company maintains that its preservative was not defective, saying it has been in use for 20 years.