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2006 Press Releases

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December 13, 2006

PGT® OFFERS WINDOW REPLACEMENT REBATE FOR SPRING REMODELING AND HURRICANE SEASON PREPARATION

VENICE, Fla., Dec. 13, 2006 – Just in time for spring sprucing and hurricane season readiness, PGT’s “Windows of Opportunity” rebate program offers homeowners an incentive to boost the energy efficiency and safety of their home.

For orders placed between Jan. 2 and March 31, 2007, customers will receive a $20 rebate on each window ordered...

December 12, 2006

PGT® NAMES MARY KOTLER VICE PRESIDENT OF SUPPLY CHAIN

VENICE, Fla., December 12, 2006 – PGT Industries, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of custom windows and doors, has appointed Mary Kotler as the company’s Vice President of Supply Chain. Kotler brings over 20 years manufacturing experience with leading corporations such as Siemens, Rolls-Royce and Alcatel Canada, Inc.

Reporting to PGT Executive Vice President Herman...

December 12, 2006

STATE REBATE OFFSETS COSTS TO STRENGTHEN HOMES FOR HURRICANE-RESISTANCE
Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors Can Cut Windstorm Rates Nearly in Half

VENICE, Fla., Dec. 12, 2006 – Since the past two hurricane seasons, much has been written about how well homes built under the “post-Andrew” stricter building codes faired during the storms. That’s great news for those homeowners, but what about the rest of the Florida population whose...

September 22, 2006

VENICE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2006 – Whether the goal is to capture a dramatic ocean view, lush landscaping or to simply let the sunshine in, architects and builders will find their job has just become easier with the addition of a sliding glass corner meet door to PGT’s line of WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors with aluminum frames.

Available with two, three or four tracks, WinGuard Sliding Glass Door Series 730 comes standard with corrosion-resistant hardware...

September 22, 2006

VENICE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2006 – PGT Industries, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of custom windows and doors, has announced that operations are up and running at a new facility in Salisbury, N.C. The company purchased the Salisbury location in March to meet an increased demand for WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors.

PGT pioneered the U.S. impact-resistant window and door industry more than a decade ago with the development of WinGuard. The company...

August 7, 2006

VENICE, Fla., Aug. 7, 2006 – The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa is featuring PGT® WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors in an interactive exhibit aimed at educating the public on disaster awareness and preparedness.

“Disasterville” opened Aug. 5. In the dramatic and engaging exhibit, guests walk through interactive towns, experience the impact of a variety of simulated natural disasters, and walk away empowered and prepared to take action and...

July 24, 2006

VENICE, Fla., July 24, 2006 -- PGT® WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors is pleased to team up with the a host of organizations and other companies in the first housing project in the state of Florida built out of recycled shipping containers. The construction of the homes, called Intermodal Steel Building Units (ISBUs), will be featured step by step on the “Bob Vila” show, scheduled to air in three episodes from September 11-25, 2006 and again from March 12-26, 2007...

July 24, 2006

VENICE, Fla., July 24, 2006 – PGT® WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors are featured in the Disaster Survival House, a fortified home in Deerfield Beach, Fla., used as a hurricane and disaster education facility.

Formerly the State Farm Good Neighbor House®, the residential home was built to withstand major hurricane force winds and was designated a Fortified Home by the Institute of Business and Home Safety (IBHS). The home is owned by the City of Deerfield...

July 19, 2006

VENICE, Fla., July 19, 2006 -- Built to withstand winds of more than 140 mph, the new “hurricane house” at the University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center features PGT® WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors, as well as other products and construction methods that meet or exceed Florida building codes. The home is one of four such houses around the state.

In the wake of devastating hurricanes during 2004 and 2005, the UF hurricane...

June 20, 2006

VENICE, Fla., June 20, 2006 -- PGT Industries has added a double hung window, French door and fixed casement window to its line of WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors with vinyl frames. This makes WinGuard with vinyl frames one of the most complete lines of impact-resistant windows and doors that meet code and energy requirements for eastern coastal states.

PGT is the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors...

June 7, 2006

VENICE, Fla., June 6, 2006 – Industries, the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, has named Mick Ferrucci Vice President, Corporate Counsel and Secretary. Ferrucci brings corporate legal and financial expertise from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, one of the country’s leading law firms.

Ferrucci was appointed to the newly created position to lead PGT in corporate governance and compliance as the...

May 3, 2006

VENICE, Fla., May 3, 2006 – PGT Industries, the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, won three ADDY Awards in the Suncoast Chapter of the American Advertising Federation’s advertising creative awards competition. The company won a Gold, a Silver and an AMY – a special award given to the highest scoring entry in the category.

In addition, PGT won four Bronze Telly Awards for its television commercials. The Telly...