Sophiep's Take on Things....
Industries is closing down?
Well, that's not the whole truth. The manufacturing plant in Salisbury, North Carolina will shut down at the end of the second quarter of 2011. According to Salisbury Post
, an employee revealed the date of the last day, June 30th. The lay-offs will begin January 15th, 2011. About 490 jobs will be lost.
However, the plan is to move production to its headquarters in Venice, FL. This move will create 300 new positions for the location.
“We expect that the consolidation of manufacturing operations to our Florida facility will enhance long-term competitiveness and improve efficiencies,” reported by Rod Hershberger, CEO of PGT Industries. “We continue to make good progress in executing our strategy during a very difficult economic and market environment." Furthermore, the company has been scheduled to receive tax breaks for two more years if the workforce doesn't drop below 300 employees. Not to mention, the company would receive $600,000 from Sarasota County for their relocation change to have their local operations there.
We wish PGT Industries the best of luck as they make this change. FAS Windows & Doors have and still carry PGT Industries products. We offer aluminum windows and doors from PGT. To see more of their products, come by our showroom. If you are looking for free estimates, contact us