Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for PGT Innovations’ New iLab

October 15th, 2019 by Editor

PGT Innovations held a ribbon-cutting ceremony October 10 to reveal its 24,500-square-foot iLab, a product incubator and micro-factory located in North Venice, Fla.

The iLab team will provide door and window solutions to customers with projects that require new and inventive features, custom needs, or one-of-a-kind products. Led by Dean Ruark, vice president of engineering, departments within the iLab span from design engineering and code compliance to testing and the production factory.

“The iLab by PGT Innovations is enabling the imagined, from concept to reality, and celebrates innovation, inspiration, and ideas,” said president and CEO Jeff Jackson. “The iLab supports PGT Innovations’ mission to manufacture highly engineered and technically advanced products that can withstand some of the toughest weather conditions and revolutionize the way people live by unifying indoor and outdoor living spaces.”

The iLab operations include creating prototypes, developing initial product builds, and, if needed, assisting in setting up mass-production plans for products. To date, the iLab has introduced a bi-fold door, a lift-and-slide door, and a pivot door to the marketplace.

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, attendees toured the new iLab, viewed its products, and heard from PGT Innovations executives and Venice Mayor John Holic. The crowd also saw an impact test demonstration, a part of PGT Innovations’ testing protocols.

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