PGT® Receives Crystal Achievement Award for Second Consecutive Year

N. Venice, FL – September 7, 2011 – PGT Industries (NASDAQ: PGTI), the nation’s leading supplier of residential-impact resistant windows and doors was presented with Window & Door’s 2011 Crystal Achievement Award for Most Innovative Door. It’s the second consecutive year that PGT has received the award in the category.

The vinyl PremierVue™ SGD 2770 / 2870 and the WinGuard® 570 feature up to eight panels on four tracks offering up to 40 foot panoramic views. Whether two, three or four tracks are selected, the frame is completely vinyl therefore providing an Energy Star® qualified sliding door in any state. Also unique to a vinyl door system is its availability in heights up to ten feet tall. Design pressure performance starts at +/-60 and goes as high as +/-100 and the doors are Miami-Dade NOA certified as impact-resistant.

PGT Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Debbie LaPinska says “PGT is committed to enhancing industry technology while continuing to develop products that are advanced and unique. To be honored by Window & Door for these efforts is gratifying to the entire establishment.”

The Crystal Achievement Award winners are selected by a diverse panel of judges who represent all areas of the window and door industry. The awards recognize significant innovations and achievements in window and door technology, manufacturing and marketing. “Wide-opening door systems are gaining popularity as people look to remove barriers between indoor and outdoor spaces,” says John G. Swanson, Window & Door editor/associate publisher. “Our Crystal Achievement Award judges were clearly impressed by PGT’s efforts to develop a vinyl door system that addresses this demand.”

PGT® pioneered the U.S. impact-resistant window and door industry and today is the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors. Founded in 1980, the company employs approximately 1,000 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants in North Venice, Florida. Utilizing the latest designs and technology, PGT products are ideal for new construction and replacement projects serving the residential, commercial, high-rise, and institutional markets. PGT’s product line includes PGT® Aluminum and Vinyl Windows and Doors; PGT WinGuard® and PGT PremierVue™ Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors; PGT® Architectural Systems; and PGT Eze-Breeze® Sliding Panels. PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). For additional information visit


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