N. VENICE, Fla., Oct. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI), the nation's leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, was named a Top Honoree of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce "2014 Salute to Business Awards" in the Hiring Our Neighbors category. PGT was recognized as one of three companies in the area whose local employee growth in 2014 was among the highest since the recession.
"We couldn't be more pleased that our recent hiring has resulted in a positive impact on the local community," commented Jeff Jackson, PGT President and Chief Operating Officer. "Sarasota and surrounding areas have so many talented people whose skills, work ethic and passion align with our corporate culture. We're fortunate to be based in such a great place."
This year's awards honored exemplary Chamber member employers in three categories: Hiring our Neighbors, Investing in the Future and Attaining Milestone Anniversaries of Service. Honorees were chosen based on a survey of member activity in these three key areas.
"All of the 300+ member volunteers of the Chamber and the business and organizations driving the area's economy and standard of living are doing great work," said Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce President, Steve Queior.
This is the 2nd consecutive year that PGT has been selected as a "Salute to Business" Honoree. In 2013, the company was a Top Honoree of the Investing in the Future category and a Silver Awardee in the Hiring Our Neighbors category.
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 1,700 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants in North Venice, Florida. Utilizing the latest designs and technology, PGT products are ideal for new construction and replacement projects serving residential, commercial, high-rise and institutional markets. PGT's product line includes PGT Aluminum and Vinyl Windows and Doors; PGT WinGuard and PGT PremierVue Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors; PGT Architectural Systems; and PGT Eze-Breeze Sliding Panels. PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI). For additional information, visit pgtindustries.com.
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