Area Development
PGT Industries is consolidating and creating 400 jobs in Venice, Florida. The company will move production of windows and doors from Salisbury, North Carolina, to the Venice site, adding 300 Sarasota County jobs next year and another 100 within five years. PGT will receive $600,000 from the county towards the project.

"We continue to make good progress in executing our strategy during a very difficult economic and market environment," said PGT President and CEO Rod Hershberger. "Transitioning to a centralized location optimizes our manufacturing capacity and logistics, and we believe this move will position PGT to be a stronger company with focus on growing our share within our core wind-borne debris market areas."

PGT expects to complete the consolidation by the second quarter of 2011. The company produces impact-resistant windows and doors for the residential market.