NORTH VENICE, Fla. — J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp., a Venice-based commercial construction company, has been awarded the contract to construct a 28,000-square-foot building for PGT Innovations.
The one-story building will connect two of PGT Innovations’ existing glass processing plants located on Technology Drive in North Venice, creating a large continuous space for operations. With construction scheduled to begin this month, the new building will enhance safety, quality, productivity and efficiency as glass moves through the processing stations that are used to produce impact-resistant and energy-efficient glass for PGT Custom Windows + Doors brand products.
Slated for completion in fall 2018, the project will add production space, as well as a 1,150-square-foot compressor room. A 3,100-square-foot exterior canopy area will also be constructed as part of the project. Designed by Hall Architects, the new space is expected to increase the capacity for housing processed glass units before they move to the next phase in the manufacturing process, allowing the company to maximize its production capabilities.
“We’re very excited about the safety and efficiency improvements this new building is expected to produce for our team members and our organization,” said Jeff Jackson, CEO and president of PGT Innovations. “Having all of the glass operations housed within one facility will provide a better environment for our team members to transport glass, and the additional space will contribute to our ability to satisfy the high demand we’re seeing for our products.”
The construction team from J.E. Charlotte will perform site demolition and eliminate the existing common walls to prepare for the connector to the two buildings. Once completed, concrete and masonry, roofing, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and site improvements will move forward.
The building’s front elevation will showcase a unique configuration of storefront window products from CGI Windows and Doors, a sister brand to the PGT Custom Windows + Doors brand both held under the PGT Innovations parent company.
About J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp.
J.E. Charlotte Construction, backed by more than 30 years of experience in the commercial building industry, provides a full range of construction management services. The company is among the top 50 contractors on Florida’s Gulf Coast, with a portfolio of successful and distinctive buildings. J.E. Charlotte Construction’s specialties span a range of commercial applications, including the healthcare, retail and country club and recreational industries.
Jeff Charlotte, president and CEO of J.E. Charlotte Construction, and his team are dedicated to providing efficient and sustainable construction products and practices. The construction firm’s buildings are not only environmentally conscious but also provide immediate and long-term economic benefits. J.E. Charlotte Construction helps build stronger communities — one commercial project at a time. For more information, visit JECharlotte.com or call 941-445-4045.
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.