CGI’s Sparta Brings Strength and Affordability to Homeowners

NORTH VENICE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CGI®, part of the PGT Innovations (NYSE: PGTI) family of brands, announced today the launch of Sparta, an all-new, value-custom, impact-resistant window line.

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CGI, part of the PGT Innovations, launches Sparta, an all-new, value-custom, impact-resistant window ...  

 

CGI, part of the PGT Innovations, launches Sparta, an all-new, value-custom, impact-resistant window line (Photo: Business Wire)

Through extensive market research and careful examination of their product portfolios, industry leader PGT Innovations saw a clear need for an affordable, value-custom, impact-resistant window option for its customers. This research led to the creation of Sparta, an option for homeowners looking to upgrade to impact-resistant windows at an affordable price. With Sparta, homeowners can have 24/7 storm-ready protection for their homes and leave behind cumbersome plywood or storm shutters.

“Every homeowner exposed to extreme storms should have access to affordable products that offer exceptional protection for their homes and families,” commented Danielle Mikesell, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. “With Sparta, homeowners will have the uncompromised safety and performance customers have come to expect from CGI products, at a remarkable value.”

In 2017, Hurricane Irma demonstrated that every home in Florida – not just coastal homes – can be impacted by severe weather. As a result, more homeowners than ever began searching for a hurricane protection solution to fit the needs of their home and their budget. Sparta by CGI® will serve homeowners by making 24/7 impact protection available for less.

ABOUT PGT INNOVATIONS

PGT Innovations, headquartered in North Venice, Florida, creates value through deep customer relationships, understanding the unstated needs of an industry, a drive to create the strongest, safest products on the market, and a commitment to always moving forward. The company’s trusted brands include CGI®, PGT® Custom Windows + Doors, and WinDoor®. PGT Innovations is the nation’s largest manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, holds the leadership position in its primary market, and is part of the S&P SmallCap 400 Index. For additional information, visit www.pgtinnovations.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release may contain statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined under federal securities laws of the United States. Generally, words such as “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “project,” “will,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which are not historical in nature. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things: (i) the impact that our name change will have on the Company’s profile, brand, and performance; (ii) the impact the listing of our common stock on the NYSE will have on the Company’s profile, brand, and performance; and (iii) the outcome of these and other changes the Company is making to expand its growth opportunities and increase shareholder value. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s historical experience and our present expectations or projections. These risks include, but are not limited to:

  • Changes in new-home starts and home remodeling trends
  • The economy in the United States generally and in Florida, in particular, where the substantial portion of our sales are generated
  • Raw material prices, especially aluminum and vinyl
  • Transportation costs
  • Our level of indebtedness
  • Our dependence on our impact-resistant product lines
  • Our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, such as our acquisitions of CGI® Windows & Doors Holdings, Inc. and WinDoor®, Inc.
  • Product liability and warranty claims
  • Federal and state regulations
  • Our dependence on our manufacturing facilities, and
  • Other risks discussed in our Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 2, 2016, and our subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which are available from the SEC.

You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect the impact of subsequent events or circumstances.

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Chief Financial Officer
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PGT Innovations Expands Manufacturing Locations in Miami

NORTH VENICE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PGT Innovations (NYSE: PGTI) recently opened two new locations expanding its operations in the Miami area. The new facilities will enhance the Company’s manufacturing capabilities to meet future expected growth of the impact-resistant window and door market.

The main location, a 330,000-square-feet facility designed to produce residential impact-resistant products, is located at 3780 W. 104 Street in Hialeah. The Company’s brand, CGI, has moved its offices and manufacturing facilities into the new space which is located approximately 12 miles from their old location in Miami. This expansion offers the capability to run multiple door and window manufacturing lines and features a production floor, multi-brand showroom, distribution logistics and office space for employees.

The second location, a facility dedicated to producing CGI Commercial impact-resistant products, is located at 2970 NW 75th Ave in Miami. This facility expanded its current footprint from 40,000 square feet to 80,000 square feet which offer the Company the capability to run multiple manufacturing lines and features a production floor, showroom, and office space for employees.

“Our new locations provide increased manufacturing capabilities and allow us to enhance operational efficiencies,” said Jeff Jackson, CEO, PGT Innovations. “I could not be prouder of our team members for their commitment to meet the rising demands of our customers, and for their assistance to ensure such a smooth transition. It is exciting to know that we are fully operational in our new facilities and are focused to provide the same great quality our customers have come to expect.”

PGT Innovations to Launch Latest Products at NAHB International Builders’ Show

N. VENICE, Fla. — PGT Innovations, Inc. (NYSE: PGTI) and its trusted family of brands including CGI®, PGT® Custom Windows + Doors and WinDoor® announced today they will unveil new products at the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) on January 9-11. Each brand under the PGT Innovations umbrella shares a deep focus on their customers and engineering the next generation of technically advanced windows and doors.

“It’s an exciting time for PGT Innovations as our brands are able to make a stronger impact, together. We look forward to showcasing our forward-thinking products and prototypes, and unveiling PGT Innovations’ Limited Signature Edition at the January’s NAHB International Builders’ Show,” said Jeff Jackson, President, PGT Innovations.

Mr. Jackson begins his new role as CEO of PGT Innovations, effective January 1, 2018. Rod Hershberger, who is retiring as CEO, will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

PGT Innovations will showcase their emerging innovations at booth W2952. New products will be revealed at the show where visitors will also be able to see products offered by each brand — CGI®, PGT® Custom Windows + Doors, and WinDoor®. New products for 2018 include:

● Sparta by CGI® Windows and Doors: Sparta impact-resistant windows are perfect for when strength and performance are still required, but value is desired. This new product line makes it easier for families to upgrade from cumbersome plywood or shutters, making it an ideal choice for new construction or remodel projects.

● SlimFront Storefront System by CGI® Commercial Architectural Products: SlimFront provides a pre-glazed storefront window and door system that boasts narrow sightlines. To make installation easier, there is a no jamb anchorage option coupled with industry-leading sizes and design pressures.

● New WinGuard® Aluminum by PGT® Custom Windows + Doors: WinGuard impact-resistant windows and doors have been effortlessly protecting families for over 20+ years. The re-engineered offering delivers some of the largest sizes in the industry with even stronger design pressures. The contemporary frame profile, integrated locks, and expanded architectural finish options on hardware are just some of the many new features.

• Bifold Door Series by WinDoor: The 8500 Series bi-fold door is custom-made to provide industry-leading sizes with impact-resistant or non-impact glass. The unique bottom rollers eliminate the need for a support beam, making it ideal for remodel or new construction projects.

PGT Innovations will also host industry-leading experts to speak in their booth W2952 at IBS on January 9, 10 and 11, between 10:00-3:30 p.m. Speakers include: Dean Ruark, SE AAMA President; Ken Vanderbent, Senior Manager of Innovation; Jeff Rafter, National Account Manager for Eze Breeze, and Jamison Eige, Director of Sales. Topics range from lessons learned from Hurricane Irma to how the Company’s prototypes are engineered to continue to exceed industry standards.

To find out more about the new PGT Innovations, their brands or their booth at IBS 2018, visit www.pgtinnovations.com/IBS.

New Miami Facility for CGI

PGT Innovations Announces Expansion Plans in Miami

Facility Needed to Meet Growing Demand
Venice, FL – April 20th, 2017 – PGT Innovations, Inc. announced today expansion plans for a new 330,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Miami, Florida. The new facility will enhance the Company’s manufacturing capabilities to meet future expected growth of the impact-resistant window and door market.

The Company currently has 182,000 sq. ft. of offices and manufacturing space in Miami. The CGI brand will move its offices and manufacturing facility into the new space which is located approximately 12 miles from their current location. The new facility is designed to produce the Company’s CGI branded products, along with various other commercial and PGT aluminum products.

“This new facility demonstrates our commitment to make our products in America and to serve our core market of Florida which continues to be a positive environment for the growth of our Company,” commented Jeff Jackson, President, PGT Innovations. “This move also increases our manufacturing capabilities and enhances operational efficiencies by combining parts of our production, distribution and marketing efforts across all of our brands. We believe this further enables our ability to grow and evolve to better meet our customer’s needs, allowing us to provide exceptional value along the way.”

The new building space will accommodate a multi-brand showroom, offices, production, and distribution. The new space is slated to be complete near the end of 2017 and is expected to be operational by January 2018

Jackson continues, “We were fortunate to find such a great space so close to our current Miami facility. We really wanted to limit the impact that relocation could have on our customers and our employees. I don’t think we could have found a better location for our team and look forward to becoming an integral part of this community.”

About PGT Innovations

PGT Innovations, headquartered in North Venice, Florida with over 2700 employees statewide, creates value through deep customer relationships, understanding the unstated needs of an industry, a drive to create the strongest, safest products on the market, and a commitment to always moving forward. The Company’s trusted brands include CGI®, PGT Custom Windows & Doors®, and WinDoor®. PGT Innovations is the nation’s largest manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, holds the leadership position in its primary market, and is part of the S&P SmallCap 400 Index. For additional information, visit www.pgtinnovations.com.

Media Relations Contact:

PGT Innovations

Danielle Mikesell

Vice President, Marketing & Innovation

Office: 941-480-1600

DMikesell@PGTInnovations.com

Investor Relations Contact:

PGT Innovations

Brad West

Chief Financial Officer

Office: 941-480-1600

BWest@PGTInnovations.com

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined under federal securities laws of the United States. Generally, words such as “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “project,” “will” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which are not historical in nature.  These forward looking statements relate to, among other things:  (i) the impact that our name change will have on the Company’s profile, brand and performance; (ii) the impact the listing of our common stock on the NYSE will have on the Company’s profile, brand, and performance; and (iii) the outcome of these and other changes the Company is making to expand its growth opportunities and increase shareholder value.  Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s historical experience and our present expectations or projections. These risks include, but are not limited to:

  • Changes in new home starts and home remodeling trends
  • The economy in the United States generally and in Florida, in particular, where the substantial  portion of our sales are generated
  • Raw material prices, especially aluminum and vinyl
  • Transportation costs
  • Our level of indebtedness
  • Our dependence on our impact-resistant product lines
  • Our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, such as our acquisitions of CGI® Windows & Doors Holdings, Inc. and WinDoor®, Inc.
  • Product liability and warranty claims
  • Federal and state regulations,
  • Our dependence on our manufacturing facilities; and
  • Other risks discussed in our Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 2, 2016 and our subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which are available from the SEC.

You should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect the impact of subsequent events or circumstances.

 

CGI Windows & Doors Donates Windows & Doors to South Florida Foster Care Program

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MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CGI®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PGT Innovations (NYSE:PGTI), has long been recognized for strong support of their South Florida community. This ongoing generosity and outreach is evident in their recent in-kind donation of windows to the foster care organization 4KIDS of South Florida (http://www.4kidsofsfl.org/).

4KIDS of South Florida is a faith-based foster care agency working to provide hope, healing, and a home for abused and neglected children. Through the 4KIDS program, individuals in Broward, Palm Beach, and the Treasure Coast areas are trained and licensed to become foster parents. With teenagers typically being harder to place, 4KIDS offers four local residential facilities where children can live in an authentic home environment. The organization also assists expectant mothers by preparing them for independence with post-birth care, classes, and a residential option, if needed.

An attempted break-in at a 4KIDS residential home was prevented due to impact-resistant windows, which lead the group to approach CGI for their assistance.

“The donation of our impact-resistant windows adds not only weather protection to these important residences, but they add an additional layer of safety and security for these teenagers,” said Daryl Hendricks, Sr. Vice President of Operations, CGI Windows & Doors. “Businesses don’t often get the opportunity to step in and help those in need literally in our backyard, in our same zip code,” continued Daryl. “What an amazing chance we had to raise their level of security and safety with this donation. It’s an absolute honor to be part of the 4KIDS family.”

“The donation of windows from CGI Windows & Doors resulted in one less step needed on our part with regard to storm and security preparation,” said Deanna Prusinowski, the business engagement officer for 4KIDS of South Florida. “This was a great opportunity for CGI, and they stepped in and made a huge difference in both these kids’ lives, and their community. We are so grateful for their dedication to their local community.”

CGI Windows & Doors donated Sentinel Series 110 single-hung windows, Series 120 2-panel horizontal rollers with screens, and Series 150 2-panel sliding glass doors.

The products will be installed by CGI dealer Palm Beach Window and Door Design Center, a full-service company specializing in architectural impact windows and doors. Known as an elite-level distributor for industry-leading window and door manufacturers, Palm Beach Window and Door Design Center offers an in-house service center and support system that has made them the go-to dealer for many of South Florida’s most prestigious builders, architects, and designers.

About PGT Innovations

PGT Innovations, headquartered in North Venice, Florida, creates value through deep customer relationships, understanding the unstated needs of an industry, a drive to create the strongest, safest products on the market, and a commitment to always moving forward. The Company’s trusted brands include CGI®, PGT® Custom Windows + Doors, and WinDoor®. PGT Innovations is the nation’s largest manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, holds the leadership position in its primary market, and is part of the S&P SmallCap 400 Index. For additional information, visit www.pgtinnovations.com.

About 4KIDS of South Florida

4KIDS of South Florida has been serving the community for 20 years as a registered 501(c)(3). They work to provide hope and homes to children in crisis. 4KIDS utilizes a unique continuum of care, beginning with children first removed from their homes, to young adults aging out of the foster care system. Whether a child is being removed from their home for the very first time, a teenage girl finds herself facing an unplanned pregnancy, or a young adult is aging out of the foster care system with nowhere to go, 4KIDS is there.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined under federal securities laws of the United States. Generally, words such as “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “project,” “will” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which are not historical in nature. These forward looking statements relate to, among other things: (i) the impact that our name change will have on the Company’s profile, brand and performance; (ii) the impact the listing of our common stock on the NYSE will have on the Company’s profile, brand, and performance; and (iii) the outcome of these and other changes the Company is making to expand its growth opportunities and increase shareholder value. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s historical experience and our present expectations or projections. These risks include, but are not limited to:

  • Changes in new home starts and home remodeling trends
  • The economy in the United States generally and in Florida, in particular, where the substantial portion of our sales are generated
  • Raw material prices, especially aluminum and vinyl
  • Transportation costs
  • Our level of indebtedness
  • Our dependence on our impact-resistant product lines
  • Our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, such as our acquisitions of CGI® Windows & Doors Holdings, Inc. and WinDoor®, Inc.
  • Product liability and warranty claims
  • Federal and state regulations,
  • Our dependence on our manufacturing facilities; and
  • Other risks discussed in our Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 2, 2016 and our subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which are available from the SEC.

You should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect the impact of subsequent events or circumstances.

PGT Innovations
Media Relations Contact:
Danielle Mikesell, 941-480-1600
Vice President, Marketing & Innovation
DMikesell@PGTInnovations.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
Brad West, 941-480-1600
Chief Financial Officer
BWest@PGTInnovations.com

Source: PGT Innovations

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CGI Windows and Doors appoints Brian Covey as Director of Sales

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BrianCoveyCGI Windows & Doors, a subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI), the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of impact-resistant windows and doors, is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Covey to CGI’s senior management team. Effectively immediately, Covey will serve as the Director of Sales and oversee all aspects of sales, business development and project estimating.

“Brian is a natural fit for this role given his proven leadership skills, sales expertise, and understanding of our customers, employees and products,” said Jeff Jackson, President and Chief Operating Office, PGTI. “We’re excited to have him in this new role as we expand our CGI sales team and further strengthen our customer relationships.”

Covey previously served as Regional Sales Manager for PGT Custom Windows & Doors in the Southeast, Florida region from 2012-2016. Before joining PGT, he served as an Area Sales Manager for Masco Cabinetry.

“Bringing Brian on board was an easy decision.” said Steven E. Dawson, Vice President and General Manager of CGI. “He has over 20 years of experience in building products and already has strong relationships in the market. We are thrilled to have Brian join our team”.

ABOUT CGI:
CGI was established in 1992 and has consistently built a reputation based on designing and manufacturing quality impact-resistant products that meet or exceed the stringent Miami-Dade County impact standards. The Company has over 300 employees at its manufacturing plant in Miami, Florida. Today the Company continues to lead as an innovator in product craftsmanship, strength and style, and its brands are highly recognized and respected by the architectural community. CGI product lines include the Estate Collection, Sentinel by CGI, Estate Entrances, Commercial Series, and Targa by CGI. CGI Windows and Doors is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). For additional information, visit cgiwindows.com.

 

Innovation and Progress: Product Updates from CGI Windows & Doors

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Miami, Florida (PRWEB) February 16, 2016

As the premier manufacturer of hurricane impact-resistant windows and doors, products from CGI Windows & Doors are manufactured to the most exacting industry standards for both new and existing construction. To achieve and maintain this exceptional level of high-performance, high-aesthetic product, customer needs are evaluated on a regular basis, leading to timely product updates, such as the following:

Sentinel by CGI:
The Sentinel by CGI line is known for exceptional craftsmanship, energy efficiency, and durabhandleility at an affordable price. Each door and window is custom manufactured to enhance the aesthetics of any home style while delivering protection from the most extreme coastal weather conditions. What’s new:

  •     Sentinel by CGI now offered in Class 1 Clear Anodized; and
  •     Sentinel Series 150 Sliding Glass Door now with a new, squared-off handle option.

Estate Collection:
Recognized by architects as a premier line of hurricane impact windows, the Estate Collection offers a best-in-class performance against hurricane force damage. Hand-crafted details and superior engineering are why this line can be found in elegant homes, prestigious resorts, hotels, schools, and office buildings. What’s new:

  •     360/375 Anodized products will now come with a smooth, stylish gray hardware finish.

ABOUT CGI:
CGI was established in 1992 and has consistently built a reputation based on designing and manufacturing quality impact-resistant products that meet or exceed the stringent Miami-Dade County impact standards. The Company has over 300 employees at its manufacturing plant in Miami, Florida. Today the Company continues to lead as an innovator in product craftsmanship, strength and style, and its brands are highly recognized and respected by the architectural community. CGI product lines include the Estate Collection, Sentinel by CGI, Estate Entrances, Commercial Series, and Targa by CGI. CGI Windows and Doors is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). For additional information, visit cgiwindows.com.

 

CGI Windows & Doors Rewards FIU Students Who Walk on Water

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Florida International University students in the Materials & Methods of Construction Class taught by FIU Architecture Professor Jaime Canaves were issued a challenge by their teacher: Successfully construct shoes that will allow the student to walk across a campus lake – with minimum water contact. CGI Windows & Doors offered a $1,000 scholarship to the 2015 “Walk on Water” winner, supporting the program for the second year in a row.

“We were once again astounded by the creative genius shown by these students,” said Steven E. Dawson, vice president and general manager of CGI Windows & Doors. “It’s our job as members of the architectural community to do all we can to encourage their ingenuity and professional growth. It’s an honor to be part of the “Walk on Water” program for the second year.” IMG_0400 IMG_2165

“CGI’s generous support of our students is most appreciated,” said Brian Schriner, Dean of the College of Architecture + The Arts at FIU. “This is yet another example of this company’s commitment to our community and its success.”

A 25+-year tradition for the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, all students who successfully walked across Green Lake received an A in the class. The 2015 competition featured 50 students, with Daniel Tabet completing the walk first and claiming the CGI Windows & Doors scholarship.

The $1,000 winning scholarship is part of a $5,000 total scholarship amount donated by CGI Windows & Doors to the FIU Department of Architecture throughout the school year. Also included: $750 and $500 amounts awarded to the second- and third-place “Walk on Water” finishers, respectively; and $2,750 for other scholarships during the spring semester.

ABOUT CGI:
CGI was established in 1992 and has consistently built a reputation based on designing and manufacturing quality impact-resistant products that meet or exceed the stringent Miami-Dade County impact standards. The Company has over 300 employees at its manufacturing plant in Miami, Florida. Today the Company continues to lead as an innovator in product craftsmanship, strength and style, and its brands are highly recognized and respected by the architectural community. CGI product lines include the Estate Collection, Sentinel by CGI, Estate Entrances, Commercial Series, and Targa by CGI. CGI Windows and Doors is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). For additional information, visit cgiwindows.com.

ABOUT THE FIU DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE:
The FIU Department of Architecture trains students in the profession of architecture to become thoughtful practitioners, critical thinkers, and broad visionaries with the skills and knowledge to enhance their communities and the built environment around them. The Department has a world-class faculty engaged in architectural practice and research on issues of design, sustainability, history/theory/criticism, sea-level rise, digital fabrication, and a whole host of interdisciplinary areas that advance knowledge in South Florida and across the globe. For more information, go to architecture.fiu.edu.

CGI Windows & Doors Names Frank Perna as Director of Operations

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Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 20, 2015

CGI Windows & Doors is pleased to announce the hiring of Frank Perna as director of operations for the Miami-based manufacturer of hurricane windows and doors. Perna joined CGI in September 2015.

“Frank is an excellent addition to the CGI management team,” said Steven E. Dawson, vice president and general manager of CGI Windows & Doors. “The depth of his experience – 25 years in the fenestration industry – is incredible; we look forward to benefitting from his extensive knowledge and experience.”

In his new capacity, Perna oversees all aspects of manufacturing, shipping, purchasing, quality control, and logisticsFrankPerna.

When asked what appealed to him about CGI Windows & Doors, Perna’s reply was quick: “The company’s strong foundation and fast growth. Being owned by a larger company equals resources for smart growth; I’m excited to work together with a team of such open, talented, people to continue moving CGI forward.”

Prior to joining CGI, Perna worked as vice president of operations at several window companies located throughout the country.

ABOUT CGI:
CGI was established in 1992 and has consistently built a reputation based on designing and manufacturing quality impact-resistant products that meet or exceed the stringent Miami-Dade County impact standards. The Company has over 300 employees at its manufacturing plant in Miami, Florida. Today the Company continues to lead as an innovator in product craftsmanship, strength and style, and its brands are highly recognized and respected by the architectural community. CGI product lines include the Estate Collection, Sentinel by CGI, Estate Entrances, Commercial Series, and Targa by CGI. CGI Windows and Doors is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). For additional information, visit cgiwindows.com.

CGI Windows Gives Back with Community Donations

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(Miami, FL) – CGI Windows & Doors made two impactful and meaningful donations to their local community this fall: one benefitting the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Training Facility in Doral, and another the local Habitat for Humanity Chapter.
“We take pride in being an active member of our community, and this includes giving back whenever we can,” said Steven E. Dawson, vice president and general manager of CGI Windows & Doors. “We very much enjoyed hosting a few of our local firefighters at our facility and getting to know them; we’re so grateful for all they do.”
Representatives from the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Training Facility received a large selection of windows and doors to be used in firefighter training. According to Wesley Lebron, a training captain with Miami-Dade, this donation helps solve a huge problem: “As hurricane-resistant windows become the norm, we need to ensure our people are trained in how to properly breach windows and doors and get inside; we’ve discovered we need to use the largest circular saws we have, due to the toughness of the CGI windows!” IMG_2625
The hands-on approach is what makes the difference for the firefighters, says Lebron. “It’s not something you can just read about; we need to be able to actually work with the windows and doors so our firefighters can be as effective as possible.” Approximately 30-40 training crews will make use of the donated windows and doors.
Hardware, deadbolts, and levers – all brand-new and never used – were donated to a local Habitat chapter. The items will be used to build homes across the area.

CGI was established in 1992 and has consistently built a reputation based on designing and manufacturing quality impact-resistant products that meet or exceed the stringent Miami-Dade County impact standards. The Company has over 300 employees at its manufacturing plant in Miami, Florida. Today the Company continues to lead as an innovator in product craftsmanship, strength and style, and its brands are highly recognized and respected by the architectural community. CGI product lines include the Estate Collection, Sentinel by CGI, Estate Entrances, Commercial Series, and Targa by CGI. CGI Windows and Doors is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). For additional information, visit cgiwindows.com.