N. VENICE, Fla., Feb. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGT Industries (Nasdaq:PGTI), the nation's leading supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors is pleased to announce that Dean Ruark, PGT Code Compliance Manager has received the American Architectural Manufacturers Association's (AAMA) Residential Products Group Distinguished Service Award at the 77 th Annual Conference Awards Banquet held in Orlando, FL. This award is presented to an individual who accomplishes formative work on behalf of the association and the Residential Products Group. "Dean is relatively new to AAMA," stated Kim Flanary, President of the AAMA Residential Products Group. "His first national meeting was just four years ago, but in that short time he has certainly made his mark." Dean's involvement with AAMA spans many committees and task groups across diverse topics including regional issues, code-related concerns, education, and green/sustainability specifications. "This is a great achievement for Dean," said Rod Hershberger, PGT's President and CEO. "He currently serves on 29 committees and task groups and is the leading officer of five of those groups." Most notably, Dean is currently serving on the Code Action committee and is instrumental in developing code change proposals for the international codes as well as the Florida Building Codes. He also serves as Vice President of the AAMA Southeast Region. ABOUT PGT: 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 1,500 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants in North Venice, Florida. Utilizing the latest designs and technology, PGT products are ideal for new construction and replacement projects serving residential, commercial, high-rise and institutional markets. PGT's product line includes PGT Aluminum and Vinyl Windows and Doors; PGT WinGuard and PGT PremierVue Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors; PGT Architectural Systems; and PGT Eze-Breeze Sliding Panels. PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI). For additional information visit pgtindustries.com.
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