N. VENICE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
PGT® Custom Windows + Doors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PGT
Innovations (NYSE:PGTI), is proud to announce that Bayne Beecher, a
glass operations leader, has been appointed to the FloridaMakes board of
directors. FloridaMakes is a nonprofit industry-led partnership that
provides services to strengthen Florida's manufacturing sector.
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"Mr. Beecher brings with him a wealth of manufacturing experience in the
automotive and building products industries," said Kevin Carr, CEO,
FloridaMakes. "His perspective will be invaluable as we bring more
resources to support talent development, technological performance and
business growth of Florida's manufacturers. We look forward to
benefitting from his insights."
is part of the nationwide National Institute of Standards and
Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) system that
was created to address the needs of local manufacturers, with the
mission of supporting the growth and competitive ability of U.S.
"FloridaMakes brings tremendous value to the table for all Florida
manufacturers, and as a professional who has been involved with
manufacturing for almost 30 years, I am excited about the opportunity to
work closer with FloridaMakes to strengthen and expand the potential of
Florida's manufacturing sector," said Mr. Beecher. "Manufacturing is a
powerful economic engine, and it serves us well to have it as a key part
of the Florida economy."
Mr. Beecher joined PGT Custom Windows + Doors in 2008 and has held
various leadership positions across the company, including quality
systems management, operations management, production planning and
control and program management. He also serves as the president of the
Sarasota-Manatee Area Manufacturers Association, which advocates on
behalf of manufacturers at the local, state and national level. Mr.
Beecher is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a B.S. in
mechanical engineering from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.
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,
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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
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
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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.
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impact of subsequent events or circumstances.
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