VENICE — Executives from PGT Innovations Inc. will ring the closing bell next Monday on the New York Stock Exchange.
The leadership team at PGT, the Venice-based maker of hurricane-resistant windows and doors, was invited to signal the 4 p.m. end of trading to acknowledge the company as one of the newer members of the Big Board.
Shares of PGT, traded under the symbol “PGTI,” transferred from the Nasdaq Global Market to the NYSE in late December. They hit a 52-week high of $13.25 on Friday.
That move coincided with the company adding “Innovations” to its name, a new brand that PGT said reflected looking to the future of the industry and the next generation of products, as well as uniting its three manufacturing brands — CGI, PGT Custom Windows & Doors and WinDoors.
“As our company continues to grow, we believe that our listing on the NYSE will further raise the profile of our company and strengthen the value of our brand,” president Jeff Jackson said in a statement. “It reflects the changes we are making in our organization to expand our opportunities for growth and increase value for our shareholders.”
The executives have some experience. Last October, they rang the bell at the Nasdaq to mark the company’s 10-year anniversary as a public company.
In addition to Jackson, PGT executives heading to the stock exchange include Rod Hershberger, CEO and board chairman; Debbie LaPinska, vice president, human resources; Brad West, senior vice president and chief financial officer; Danielle Mikesell, vice president, market and innovation; Brent Boydston, vice president, sales; Bob Keller, vice president, PGT Windows + Doors; and Daryl Hendricks, vice president, CGI & WinDoor.