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PGT(R) Receives 2010 Crystal Achievement Award

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

N. VENICE, Fla., Sept. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGT Industries (Nasdaq:PGTI), the nation's leading supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors was honored with Window & Door's 2010 Crystal Achievement Award for Most Innovative Door.

The WinGuard® SGD 770 and the PGT Aluminum SGD 670 sliding glass doors are unique because of their interchangeable and reversible panel interlocks which allow for easy reconfiguration in the field. Panels can be installed or removed from the interior or exterior, so condo applications are simple. Design pressure performance starts at +/-60 and goes as high as +90/-110.The doors can be ordered with one panel or up to eight panels as by-pass, pocket or corner doors. Sizes range from 6'8" to 10' tall with monolithic glass, insulating glass, laminated glass or laminated insulating glass.

"We're very pleased that our doors were recognized by Window & Door. Our new door was also an instant success with our customers," said Debbie LaPinska, PGT Vice President of Sales and Marketing. PGT is focused on providing products that set us apart in the market. Winning the Crystal Achievement Award validates our efforts."

The Crystal Achievement Award winners are selected by a panel of judges representing all segments of the window and door industry. The awards recognize significant innovations and achievements in window and door technology, manufacturing and marketing. "Both the high performance and versatility offered by PGT's sliding glass doors clearly stood out for our judges," says John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door. "In recognizing the SGD 670/770 series, our panelists were no doubt impressed by the doors' ability to meet a wide range of design needs, and provide installers with a great deal of flexibility."


PGT® pioneered the U.S. impact-resistant window and door industry and today is the nation's leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors. Founded in 1980, the company employs approximately 1,000 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants in Florida and North Carolina. Utilizing the latest designs and technology, PGT products are ideal for new construction and replacement projects serving the residential, commercial, high-rise and institutional markets. PGT's product line includes PGT® Aluminum and Vinyl Windows and Doors; WinGuard® and PremierVue™ Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors; PGT® Architectural Systems; and Eze-Breeze® Sliding Panels. PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI). For additional information visit

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