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October 1, 2018

PGT Innovations Favorite Moments of 2018 So Far

As part of PGT Innovations family of brands, we are proud to share a year of tremendous growth and success. From exceptional employee programs to new product launches, the first three quarters of the year have been very busy.

Below are just a few of our most memorable announcements:

February: New Scholarship Program


One of our core values is family, and our parent company’s “Inspire the Future” program empowers our employees’ children to have “every chance to excel in life.”

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March: New Child Care Center

PGT Innovations Child Care Center
From left to right: Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight, J.E. Charlotte Construction President Jeff Charlotte, PGT Innovations CEO and President Jeff Jackson, SKY Family YMCA CEO Pat Ryan, PGT Innovations Senior Vice President of Human Resources Debbie LaPinska and Venice Mayor John Holic (Photo: Business Wire)

In March, the vision our founder had about creating cost-effective child care for his employees became a reality. Operated by the Venice branch of the SKY Family YMCA, the Sunshine Education Academy offers affordable, convenient child care services to families with young children as well as parents who work in tPGT Innovations partnered with the All-Star Children’s Foundation during the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge on May 1-2 to help fund a new five-acre, state-of-the-art campus that provides trauma-informed care for children of abuse.he Triple Diamond Commerce Park and the surrounding area in North Venice.

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April: PGT Innovations Partnered with All-Star Children’s Foundation for the Giving Challenge

Giving Partner Challenge 2018We were proud to partner with the All-Star Children’s Foundation during the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge to help fund a new five-acre, state-of-the-art campus that provides trauma-informed care for children of abuse. This year’s 48-hour event generated 132 gifts for a grand total of $20,655.

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May: Governor Scott Visits PGT Innovations

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From left to right: Debbie LaPinska, Gov. Rick Scott, Ann Scott, Danielle Mikesell and Jeff Jackson inside the Venice-based PGT Innovations facility. (Photo: Business Wire)

As part of his “Make Washington Work” campaign for the U.S. Senate, Governor Rick Scott and his first lady, Ann Scott, visited the North Venice facility to discuss employee relations as well as our contributions to the community.

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June: Every PGT Innovations Employee will Also be a Company Shareholder

PGT Innovations CEO and President Jeff Jackson
PGT Innovations CEO and President Jeff Jackson

For the first time in PGT Innovations’ history, employees received ten shares of company stock.

“…It’s about our folks because without them our products couldn’t be made and our customers couldn’t be served. We want our team members to come to work every day knowing they are appreciated and work for a company that cares about them and their family,” said PGT Innovations CEO and President Jeff Jackson.

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July: All New Black Vinyl Exterior Frames

In the middle of summer, we announced a gamechanger: black vinyl exterior frames. In addition to flair, the look complements a variety of styles including modern and industrial.

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August: PGT Innovations Continues to Grow with Acquisition of Western Window Systems

PGT Innovations Western Window Systems“I am thrilled to enter this next chapter with strong operational momentum and a partner who shares our focus on customer service and product innovation. I believe the future is bright for the combined company as we bring together our strong brands to service our collective customers’ total business needs. Our entire team is excited for the future and what we can achieve together,” said Scott Gates, Senior Vice President of PGT Innovations and President of Western Window Systems.

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September: Wall Street Journal Calls Us “More Than a Bet on Mother Nature”

Hurricane WinGuardThe Wall Street Journal highlighted our parent company’s long-term success by noting, “…investors can do well with PGT even if Florida doesn’t see another big storm for years.”

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