PGT Innovations is expanding into Fort Myers, with a newly-leased production facility to accommodate the firm’s continued accelerated growth.

The roughly 130,000-square-foot facility is located in the Meridian Center North development and manufacturing operations will run 24/7 with various shifts, adding 240 new jobs to the region, the company says. The new Lee County facility is expected to begin operations in early June 2021.

“Our business as a whole is experiencing exceptional growth, which is driving our investment in increasing capacity in our Venice, Miami, and Tampa facilities,” said Jeff Jackson, PGT Innovations president and CEO. “This expansion to Fort Myers will allow us to increase production of our industry-leading windows and doors, while also improving efficiency and speed in fulfilling orders. We’re incredibly excited about the opportunities we have for future growth and expansion in Fort Myers. The county was a natural choice for the site of our new facility due to its geography, but the support we’ve received from the local government in expediting this facility to be operational has been beyond what we expected. We’re incredibly grateful for their partnership and are looking forward to our operations contributing to the growth of the area.”

PGT Innovations has experienced notable growth over the past nine years, with year-over-year sales consistently increasing and reaching $883M in 2020. The company’s geographic footprint has also expanded and now includes several manufacturing facilities throughout Florida, as well as in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2021 alone, the company has already hired 500 people in Florida.

“With Florida as a leading state for the manufacturing industry nationwide, we applaud PGT Innovations for their continued expansion within our pro-business environment, expanding into new regions and creating jobs,” Governor DeSantis said. “Their growth affirms the strength of Florida’s workforce and our economic diversity.”

Hiring is happening now for the new Fort Myers location. In addition to competitive wages and impressive benefits, candidates will also receive a $2,000 bonus once they reach their 1-year anniversary with the company.

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