Posts Tagged ‘ Dean Ruark ’

Unveiling Innovation

Mar 20th, 2024

Innovation is the heartbeat of progress, especially in our industry. It’s the fuel that propels us forward, pushing boundaries, and redefining what’s possible. Recently, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) hosted its third annual innovation forum, offering a glimpse into how selected companies accomplish innovation. The week after, the International Builders’ Show (IBS) showcased a […]

Industry Leaders Share Insights on Innovation at FGIA Annual Conference

Feb 21st, 2024

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2024 Annual Conference kicked off Monday at the Omni Amelia Island Resort near Jacksonville, Florida. The three-day event brings together industry experts to discuss various glass- and glazing-specific topics. These include innovations in the window industry, diversity, sealants, sustainability, technology, weathering, insulating glass, and more. The conference aims […]

From Jet Engines to Thin-Triple, PGTI Revamps Virginia Facility for Glass

Feb 5th, 2024

PGT Innovations is set to be acquired by Miter Brands, but that hasn’t stopped the company from moving forward with existing plans—including a new glass company and production facility in Prince George, Virginia, where it will produce thin-triple glass. In June 2023, the company announced a new form of thin, laminated glass it co-developed with […]

PGTI Rebrands Custom Division to Focus Beyond Hurricane Products

May 1st, 2023

[This article was updated May 3, 2023.] PGT Innovations (PGTI) announced a new branding effort for its PGT Custom Windows and Doors division, a label that’s primarily known for its impact-rated products. The move reflects a commitment by the company to expand market share and reach, including the addition of garage doors in October 2022. […]

FGIA Appoints Jason Seals to Florida Structural Technical Advisory Committee

Feb 22nd, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has announced the appointment of Jason Seals to serve as a voting member of the Florida Structural Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). This 12-person committee plays a vital role in the development of the Florida Building Code (FBC), reviewing International Code Council (ICC) I-codes language, which may be considered […]

A Conversation with Dean Ruark About Preparing for Hurricane Season

Jun 17th, 2020

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be above-normal according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, which predicts that there will be three to six major hurricanes (Category 3 or stronger). Dean Ruark, vice president of engineering at PGT Innovations in North Venice, Fla., told [DWM] Magazine how door, window […]