PGT Inc. has acquired the operating assets of Hurricane Window and Door Factory in Fort Myers, Fla., according to an announcement made by PGT today. Hurricane Window and Door Factory designs and manufactures The Protector Series vinyl impact product lines for the single and multi-family residential markets. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

PGT officials say the acquisition broadens its capabilities in both the vinyl and impact-resistant markets, while also allowing it to offer the energy efficiency benefits of vinyl. The products included in The Protector Series qualify homeowners for the government’s energy tax credits in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, according to PGT.

“PGT’s core residential business focuses on the impact coastal markets. Stringent structural requirements dominate the coastal areas but energy efficiency is becoming just as important in these markets,” says Rod Hershberger, PGT president and CEO. “With this acquisition, we now offer the complete package to our customers — quality window and door products that protect homes against severe weather events and intruders, reduce energy costs, enhance beauty, and eliminate outdoor noise. We continue to advance our product lines to exceed customer expectations and industry standards.”

The Protector Series will be folded into the PGT WinGuard® product portfolio.

“The synergies between PGT and Hurricane are tremendous and represent an excellent opportunity for growth,” adds Ron Stanek, co-owner of Hurricane Window and Door Factory. “In dealing with PGT over the past several months, we realized this is the organization we want to be a part of because the company is devoted to its customers, employees, product quality and innovation.”


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