PGT Industries, founded in 1980, is the nation's leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors.
In the early 1980s, PGT focused its operations on porch enclosure systems. By 1987, PGT was manufacturing its first line of glass windows marketed under the name PGT (Progressive Glass Technology). Later, in 1988, the company added tool and die making and injection molding to its manufacturing capabilities, allowing it to keep pace with the company's tremendous growth while ensuring its high standards of product quality and service.
After the devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the company partnered with building officials in Miami-Dade and helped develop code requirements which are still among the most stringent in the nation. At the same time, PGT aggressively began research and development for a window and door product line that would meet such requirements. PGT's efforts to provide consumers with safety and security resulted in the 1996 premiere of the WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors product line.
PGT Industries currently employs approximately 1,060 employees as of December 31, 2011, at its 485,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, glass plant and delivery fleet facilities in Venice, FL. PGT sells through a network of independent distributors. The company's total line of custom windows and doors are now sold throughout the eastern U.S. and a growing international market, which includes the Caribbean, South America and Australia. PGT's product line includes PGT® Aluminum and Vinyl Windows and Doors; WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors; PremierVue™ Windows and Doors; PGT® Architectural Systems Windows and Eze-Breeze® Porch, Patio and Garage Enclosure Products.
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