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14 PGT Innovations Team Members Joined Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

14 PGT Innovations Team Members Joined Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

October 5, 2018
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We have a very clear purpose at PGT Custom Windows + Doors: delivering effortless protection to families and businesses in our communities. Our parent company, PGT Innovations, shares the same passion for safety with a commitment to placing the customer first.

When Hurricane Florence struck our brothers and sisters, our mission became even more clear.

Fourteen of PGT Innovations’ team members united to deliver emergency supplies to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) distribution center at the Brunswick County Government Emergency Services location in Bolivia, N.C. as part of its Hurricane Florence relief efforts. Our employees reached Myrtle Beach then teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security to arrive at Bolivia safely. From there, FEMA boated the supplies to their final destination in Wilmington.

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PGT Innovations CEO and President Jeff Jackson

“It was a humbling experience to be able to provide essential supplies and support to families in North Carolina during this extremely trying time,” said PGT Innovations CEO and President Jeff Jackson. “The national agencies and local authorities on the ground did a phenomenal job assisting folks with relief, supplies and rescue operations, and we are incredibly pleased to have forged a partnership to support those efforts.”

Our Hurricane Florence relief supplies included the following:

  • 38,000+ bottles of water
  • 1,700+ batteries
  • 600+ tarps
  • Generators
  • Coolers
  • Chainsaws
  • Propane gas
  • Flashlights
“It’s important to us as a company to not only protect people from storm damage with our products but to also act as a trusted partner after the storm passes to help rebuild our communities – no matter where the storm hits throughout the country,” said Jackson.