VENICE, Fla., April 29, 2009 – PGT Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI), and one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of custom windows and doors, donated surplus product to the World Vision Storehouse, in support of children and families in need across America. The PGT Windows, among other donated building products, were used to rebuild the home of a West Virginia family, the Boylards, after it was destroyed by fire.
“PGT is proud to partner with World Vision to help families in need,” said Debbie LaPinska, VP of Sales and Marketing at PGT. “We as a company believe in helping ©2009Kevin Jones/World Vision improve the communities and lives of community members where our products are sold.”
“PGT is a wonderfully engaged donor; they take an active role in ensuring that families like the Boylards receive what they need,” said Mary Garcia, World Vision’s Corporate Relations Director. “Partnerships like these are what enable us to rebuild lives.” PGT has been working with World Vision since last year, donating ©2009Kevin Jones/World Vision product from their aluminum and vinyl residential product lines.
The Boylards are one of many families in West Virginia who have improved their lives through PGT’s donation. Appalachia is an area of the country where poverty is magnified, due to many factors, including fewer employment opportunities and lower income potential.
World Vision’s Storehouse network partners with manufacturers, retailers, and other corporate donors who supply daily essentials, school and office supplies, medical and health-care items, and building materials – all aimed at improving the quality of life for families battling the damaging effects of poverty. These donated items are organized and managed in nine warehouses located across the United States.
ABOUT PGT: 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 1,250 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants in Florida and North Carolina. Utilizing the latest designs and technology, PGT products is 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; WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors; PGT® Architectural Systems; and Eze-Breeze® Sliding Panels. PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). For additional information, or to find a distributor near you, visit pgtindustries.com or call 800-284-6019.
ABOUT WORLD VISION: Products donated to World Vision, or “gifts-in-kind” (GIK), are a company's first-quality or speciallyproduced inventory donated to assist those in need. World Vision sorts, ships, and distributes these goods to millions of children and families in the U.S. and overseas each year. World Vision works in 100 countries, half of which have duty free status to import donations. In the past five years, World Vision has placed more than $1.5 billion worth of donated goods from major corporations, including medical supplies, school supplies, building materials, personal care items, clothing, shoes, books, and sporting goods. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, visit http://www.worldvision.org/gik.