NORTH VENICE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
PGT® Custom Windows + Doors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PGT
Innovations (NYSE: PGTI) and the nation's leading manufacturer of
impact-resistant windows and doors, was awarded a patent by the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office on April 4, 2017. The new patent US9611688
covers the company's secure corner assembly for high-strength windows.
PGT engineers Kenneth Vanderbent, Jr., Samuel Bryant, and Michael
Dietmar Nau collaborated on this new invention to add strength to
fusion-welded sash corners, which allows window units to be produced
with less aluminum reinforcements while still achieving some of the
largest sizes and highest design pressures in the vinyl window industry.
"We're thrilled to be awarded this patent for our secure corner assembly
design. It's an important component within our window designs that
allows us to create impact-resistant products that are stronger, safer
and smarter," said Dean Ruark, Director of Product Management, PGT
Innovations. He added, "With this patent, we are assured this unique
technology, that differentiates our windows, is protected."
Branded SecureConnect, the innovative technology is offered in multiple
PGT product lines such as WinGuard®
Vinyl and EnergyVue® product lines. Incorporating the corner keys in
the hung windows allows smoother tilting and pivoting functions, while
the corner keys in the roller provide improved rolling function, allow
less air infiltration, and limit movement of sashes while experiencing
positive and negative wind loads. Overall, the integration of the corner
key with other window components creates a more stable unit, ensuring
the integrity and performance of every window.
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.
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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;
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Danielle Mikesell, 941-486-0100
Source: PGT Innovations
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