Officials for PGT Innovationsrecently announced the completion of a new building—one designed to connect the company’s two glass processing plants located at its North Venice headquarters. The new structure creates a continuous space for operations, which company officials say allows for easier and more efficient glass storage and transport, enhancing “safety, quality, and productivity as glass moves through the processing stations that are used to produce impact-resistant and energy-efficient glass for PGT Custom Windows and Doors brand products.” A ribbon cutting ceremony was held January 29, commemorating the new 28,000-square-foot space, which was built by J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp., a Venice-based commercial construction company.

From left to right: Danielle Mikesell, Brad West, Bob Keller, Debbie LaPinska, Jeff Jackson, John Engelstad, Dave McCutcheon and Brent Boydston at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 29 (Photo: Business Wire)

“This new building provides us with a more stable, consistent manufacturing environment and will further improve our ability to fulfill our promise of on-time delivery to our customers,” says Jeff Jackson, CEO and president of PGT Innovations. “Our team tackled this construction project while maintaining regular production during 2018, a year in which the company achieved massive growth.”

The new structure acts as a climate-controlled link for the more than 300 employees working within the company’s insulating-glass production building and its main glass plant. The project also adds a 1,200-square-foot compressor room and a 28,000-square-foot production area.

“In 2017, our team was tasked to identify any part of our glass manufacturing process that could be improved and design a solution,” says Bob Keller, president of PGT Innovations’ Southeast Region. “I know that this addition to our glass operations will help PGT Innovations continue to grow and better serve our customers. I’m very proud of the way our various internal departments and external partners worked together as one team on this project to bring it to reality.”


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