PGT Innovations has established Triple Diamond Glass, a PGT Innovations company. Triple Diamond Glass will offer solutions to window and door manufacturers in the areas of energy efficiency, security and sound abatement applications. The initial products to be produced include Tri-Ultra thin triple insulating glass units (IGUs) and Diamond Glass laminated glass units. The operations for Triple Diamond Glass will be housed in a facility in Prince George, Virginia, just south of Richmond.
"The creation of Triple Diamond Glass represents a major step forward in our company’s journey,” says Jeff Jackson, president and CEO of PGT Innovations. “This addition to our PGT Innovations family, along with its new customer segment and manufacturing facility, perfectly supports our mission to provide solutions that enhance people’s lives. We are excited to bring these cutting-edge products and manufacturing capabilities to other manufacturers, homeowners, and the window and door industry, while also establishing a new business and approximately 650 careers in the state of Virginia."
“Today’s announcement is a gamechanger that will put more than 650 Virginians back to work, return the shuttered Rolls-Royce facility to productive use, and expand PGT Innovations’ footprint and brand into Virginia,” says Governor Glenn Youngkin. “Manufacturing is on the rebound, and the Commonwealth is leading the way. We look forward to supporting the future success of PGT Innovations in Prince George County.”
Triple Diamond Glass will initially focus on producing Tri-Ultra thin triple IGUs, which are in compliance with new energy efficiency values required to receive tax benefits under the Inflation Reduction Act and Energy Star Version 7 guidelines, as well as Diamond Glass, which offers passive protection for home security, noise reduction and easier operation. These products are tailored for homeowners in North and North Central climate zones, according to a news release.
Triple Diamond Glass offer off-the-shelf, drop-in solutions with ultra-thin glass packages that fit current double-pane frame depths. The company’s products will be available for window and door manufacturers to incorporate into their existing products by the end of the first quarter of 2024.
The 291,000-square-foot Triple Diamond Glass facility was selected for its strategic placement close to the I-95 corridor and proximity to window and door manufacturers operating in northern climate zones. The region also boasts a highly skilled labor pool and an established manufacturing workforce, which will support the production and delivery of these products. Furthermore, the facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology, enhancing operational efficiency and quality, says the company.
"We are excited about the possibilities this new facility offers,” says Bob Keller, senior vice president of product technology and innovation for PGT Innovations. “The state-of-the-art equipment that will be used in the plant will ensure that we maintain the highest quality standards and the ability to continue to serve our customers as our operations grow. We are incredibly grateful for the support we received from both The Silverman Group and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, which allowed us to quickly secure and retrofit this facility for our operations. The assistance provided by these groups and incentives offered from the state of Virginia made this location an even more attractive option for our strategic expansion."