PGT Innovations Helps with Irma Relief, Confirms Plants Were Not Damaged

Window & Door
September 12, 2017
PGT Innovations Inc. is providing assistance to its employees, customers and communities as they recover from Hurricane Irma. The company’s facilities were not damaged and its inventories were not harmed.
The manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, which has production facilities in Miami, Venice and Orlando, employs 2,800 employees and has 1,300 dealers. The company expects to resume full production at its CGI and WinDoor facilities tomorrow and expects its PGT facility in Venice to be capable of producing at full capacity on Thursday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Hurricane Irma’s path, including our employees, customers and the communities we call home as they begin the process of recovering from this storm,” says Jeff Jackson, president of PGT Innovations. “Our main priority is the well-being of our employees, customers and neighbors. We have mobilized teams across Florida to respond to the needs of our team members and dealer partners.”
In the past 24 hours, the company has taken a number of actions to respond to those who were impacted by the storm, including:
  • Creating an assistance center in the Naples area to provide essential supplies, including generators, chain saws and water;
  • Providing online hurricane relief resources (found here) to gather needs and requests from people across affected Florida communities, with immediate focus on PGTI employees and customers in the most impacted areas; and
  • Establishing a partnership with WorldVision to coordinate collecting needed supplies and area volunteers who are willing to help with relief efforts.
“As our communities rebuild from the damage caused by the recent hurricane, one thing is clear: we make a stronger impact working together,” Jackson adds. “Due to Florida’s robust building codes, which the company assisted in developing, early reports are showing that Florida was able to better weather this storm because of those efforts. As we look forward, our focus is the continued well-being of our people and customers, and returning to production to take care of those customers’ needs.”