PGT Innovations Makes Top Spot On Forbes' Best In State Employers List
PGT Innovations recently ranked number one in the engineering and manufacturing category on Forbes’ America’s Best-in-State Employers list for this year. This year’s complete list featured 1,380 companies across the U.S. in 25 industry sectors. For the state of Florida, PGT Innovations was one of only 33 companies to make the list.
Prior to this recognition, PGT Innovations was named on several of Forbes’ lists, including America’s Best Midsize Employers in 2022, Best Small-Cap Company in 2022 and 2021, Best Small Companies in 2021, and the inaugural list of America’s Best-in-State Employers in 2019.
What PGT offers as an employer
PGT Innovations has about 5,500 team members across the U.S. to support its 30 facilities, which includes manufacturing plants, glass plants, brand retail stores, warehouses, and install offices. The manufacturer offers benefits packages with competitive wages and healthcare benefits, as well as up to 100 percent tuition reimbursement, internal programs for skills training, paid time off, volunteer time off, profit sharing, an employee stock purchase program, and employee assistance programs. The company recently launched Workplace from Meta to serve as the organization’s internal communication platform with the goal of better facilitating employee engagement and connection, as well as supporting its culture of inclusion.
What they have to say
“This recognition is a true testament to the incredible teams across our organization who strive every day to make PGT Innovations a great place to work,” says President and CEO of PGT Innovations Jeff Jackson. “Our company’s success is owed to our team members, and that success is how we are able to continue investing back into our organization— improving our facilities and processes and providing competitive wages, benefits, and growth opportunities. But beyond that, it’s our team members who create this outstanding environment, foster community across our national footprint, and make up our culture of togetherness by living our values every day.”
How Forbes makes its list
To compile the list, a survey was conducted among 70,000 U.S. employees across 25 industry sectors. The survey took into consideration every aspect of an employee’s experience, including working conditions, salary, potential for growth, and diversity in the workplace, and also asked for direct recommendations from employees as well as indirect recommendations from workers in the industry. Thousands of companies are eligible for this recognition, with only a select few awarded in each state.