PGT Innovations Opens New Connector Building

Window & Door
February 4, 2019

 From left to right: Danielle Mikesell, Brad West, Bob Keller, Debbie LaPinska, Jeff Jackson, John Engelstad, Dave McCutcheon and Brent Boydston at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 29.
PGT Innovations finished construction on and began using its new building that connects two of the company's existing glass processing plants at its North Venice, Florida, headquarters. The 28,000-square-foot structure, designed by Hall Architects and built by J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp., creates a large continuous space for the company's glass processing operations, which it says will allow for easier and more efficient glass storage and transportation.

The connector acts as a climate-controlled link between the company’s insulating-glass production building and the main glass plant, where glass is cut, tempered, and laminated. The building also includes a 1,200-square-foot compressor room.

“This new building provides us with a more stable, consistent manufacturing environment and will further improve our ability to fulfill our promise of on-time delivery to our customers,” says Jeff Jackson, CEO and president of PGT Innovations. “Our team tackled this construction project while maintaining regular production during 2018, a year in which the company achieved massive growth."