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Window firm launches Naples assistance center


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NAPLES — PGT Innovations, one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of residential impact-resistant windows and doors nationwide, has opened an assistance center in the Naples area to provide essential supplies, including generators, chainsaws and water, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Venice-based PGT also provided a preliminary update on its operations following the storm in a Sept. 12 statement. The publicly traded company has production facilities in Miami, Venice and Orlando, and 2,800 employees.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Hurricane Irma's path, including our employees,customers and the communities we call home as they begin the process of recovering from this storm,” PGT Innovations President Jeff Jackson says in the statement. “Our main priority is the well-being of our employees, customers, and neighbors. We have mobilized teams across Florida to respond to the needs of our team members and dealer partners.”

In addition to the Naples assistance center, the company says its providing online hurricane relief resources at pgtinnovations.com/hurricanerelief to gather needs and requests from people across affected Florida communities, with immediate focus on PGTI employees and customers in the most impacted areas. It also established a partnership with WorldVision to coordinate collecting needed supplies and area volunteers who are willing to help with relief efforts.

“As our communities rebuild from the damage caused by the recent hurricane, one thing is clear: We make a stronger impact working together,” Jackson says. “Due to Florida's robust building codes, which the company assisted in developing, early reports are showing that Florida was able to better weather this storm because of those efforts.”

 

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