NORTH VENICE, Fla. – PGT Innovations (NYSE: PGTI), a national leader in the premium window and door category, recently hosted a drive-thru hurricane relief supplies distribution event on-site at the future NewSouth Window factory showroom in Metairie, La. NewSouth Window Solutions is part of the PGT Innovations family of brands and the Metairie factory showroom was approximately 10 percent complete when Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana on August 29, 2021.
Seven team members drove over 660 miles from the NewSouth Window Solutions manufacturing location in Tampa, Fla. The team, along with two team members from the NewSouth Window factory showroom, four PGT Innovations sales representatives from North Florida, and several local volunteers, distributed two tractor-trailers full of provisions to those affected by Hurricane Ida, including over 38,000 bottles of bottled water, 800 gallons of Gatorade, 500 tarps, nails, first aid kits, flashlights and batteries.
The four-hour event attracted more than 1,000 families. To ensure the personal health and wellness of team members and event participants, recipients were instructed to stay in their cars and drive through the line to receive supplies.
“It’s important to us as a company to not only protect people from storm damage,
but to also act as a trusted partner after the storm passes to help rebuild our communities,” said Charlie Fernandez, Market President for NewSouth Window of New Orleans.
Hurricane Ida made landfall at Port Fourchon, Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of approximately 150 miles per hour.
“Our goal is that the support and supplies we provide after any devastating storm will help residents know that they are not in this alone,” said Jeff Jackson, President and CEO of PGT Innovations. “There are companies and organizations that will be there to help them rebuild their homes, their communities, and their lives.”
About PGT Innovations, Inc.
PGT Innovations manufactures and supplies premium windows and doors. Its highly engineered and technically advanced products can withstand some of the toughest weather conditions on earth and are revolutionizing the way people live by unifying indoor and outdoor living spaces.
PGT Innovations creates value through deep customer relationships, understanding the unstated needs of the markets it serves, and a drive to develop category-defining products. The company is also the nation’s largest manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors and holds the leadership position in its primary market.
The PGT Innovations’ family of brands include CGI®, PGT® Custom Windows and Doors, WinDoor®, Western Window Systems, Eze-Breeze®, CGI Commercial, NewSouth Window Solutions, and a 75 percent ownership stake in Eco Window Systems. The company’s brands, in their respective markets, are a preferred choice of architects, builders, and homeowners throughout North America and the Caribbean. Their high-quality products are available in custom and standard sizes with massive dimensions that allow for unlimited design possibilities in residential, multi-family, and commercial projects. For additional information, visit www.pgtinnovations.com.
About NewSouth Window Solutions
NewSouth Window Solutions, the direct-to-the-consumer channel of PGT Innovations, manufactures and installs high performance, energy efficient windows and doors to the residential replacement market. Beginning as a Florida window company, NewSouth offers a robust selection of impact-resistant windows and doors. NewSouth’s retail factory showrooms enable a factory-direct connection with homeowners in all 13 Southeastern markets in which NewSouth has a presence. For additional information, visit https://newsouthwindow.com/.