first_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little The former City trader aiming for pop stardom Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp THERE are plenty of stories about people who escaped the City to get into farming, painting, charity work or plough any number of non-rat race new directions. However, in taking the City worker-to-pop star route, 26-year-old Roxanne Emery is pretty much unique. And refreshingly, the former trader’s change of direction wasn’t even because she wanted out.“I loved working in the City and I miss it a lot,” she says. “I miss the adrenaline, getting up at 5AM and knowing what was going on in the markets, the non-stop banter with colleagues. It was great fun, and I worked very hard.”Emery, whose debut single is released on Monday, spent three years as a trader in investment banking, first at Bear Stearns – she left two weeks before it went under – and then at Russian bank Renaissance Capital. After studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Warwick University, she went straight into the City, along with most of her friends. “My best friends still all work in banking, so I still come into the City to have drinks, but life is so different now.”Emery only picked up a guitar and started writing songs early last year. She found it an escape from the intense pressures of the banking crisis.“It was a horrible time, we lost a lot of colleagues – you’d come in one day and your best mates would be gone, and you’d worry you were next,” she says. “I found music hugely cathartic.”She began gigging on the open mic circuit, and after only her third live appearance, she was approached by a company wanting to manage her professionally, whose previous clients included Natalie Imbruglia. In return, though, she’d have to give up banking.“I was weighing up three gigs against three years of investing in my banking career,” she says. “I decided to be sensible and stay at the bank – that was on a Monday, but by Wednesday I couldn’t work, I couldn’t ignore the impulse.”Since then Emery has been mixing live appearances with writing and recording her album, Remember Me, due for release at the start of next year. First single Real is an easy-going slice of whimsical orchestral pop.“My music’s the least rocky thing ever,” she laughs, stating that her principal influences were her dad’s albums by the likes of REM, Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen. Another family influence is her brother, the leading house DJ Gareth Emery, who has provided plenty of support and guidance in a career gamble for which she gave up a £50,000-plus-bonuses salary. “My life has completely changed,” she says. “But the biggest thing is how emotionally attached I am to my job now. I took banking very seriously, but I care about this so much because it’s personal.”Real will be available for download on Monday on De Angelis Records. Share KCS-content Friday 5 November 2010 12:35 am whatsapplast_img read more

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Offices, cinemas and restaurants always have a way out in the event of a fire; nobody would want to travel on a boat without life rafts in working order. It is bizarre, therefore, that such common sense has until now been absent from economic and financial planning.Financial institutions grew into giant behemoths without anybody working out what would happen if things went wrong – there were no living wills, no special resolution procedures to unwind bust banks without taking down entire economies, no real plan of action to deal with catastrophe. The assumption appeared to be either that Armageddon would never happen or that the government would always be able to step in and sort everything out easily if it did. It was the same with the single currency. Countries that took part purchased a one-way ticket on the Titanic. There was no way of exiting, no mechanism to allow states that ultimately couldn’t cope to pull out. Problems were defined away: in theory, bailouts were illegal and all member states were contracted to pursue sustainable policies. In the case of the Eurozone, this was deliberate: political projects of that magnitude need to feel inevitable if they are ever to have a chance of getting off the ground. Lots of work has taken place on trying to devise special bankruptcy procedures for banks, especially in America. Yet progress has been slow and none of this is ready for Ireland’s fallen giants. But it is not too late for a new plan to allow weaker countries to exit the euro at a minimum economic cost to the rest of us. George Osborne was right to warn Eurosceptics that “I told you so isn’t much of an economic policy” but that doesn’t mean that endless bailouts are the answer either. Imagine what would happen were the contagion to reach Italy or Spain. The European Central Bank would step in, purchasing hundreds of billion of euros worth of bonds from those countries, paid for by freshly created money. This would outrage the Germans, who only put up with the euro because they think the European Central Bank shares the Bundesbank’s hawkishness. German citizens would rightly hate to see the value of the euro in their pocket being put at risk by the ECB monetising the debt of profligate Club Med countries. They would be even more angered by the next step, an Irish or Greek-style bailout. The disenchantment would work both ways. There have been dozens of IMF bailouts over the years, mainly of countries in Africa and Latin America; rarely do the recipients thank their “rescuers”. Bailouts always come with strings attached and invariably fuel rage, protectionism and nationalism. It would be no different in the EU.So it is looking grim for the single currency. One option would be for troubled countries to be booted out. Unfortunately, replacement currencies would lack credibility and slump instantly, making it impossible for countries to repay any euro-denominated debt. They would have to peg their new currencies to a commodity, such as gold, but that would require a credible economic policy. Another option would be for the Eurozone to break into two, with the core – led by Germany – adopting a strong currency and the periphery a weaker one. Again, this would be fraught with problems. One thing is certain, however: now is the time to begin working on a plan B for the Eurozone. 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first_imgStandard Bank Malawi Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about Standard Bank Malawi Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Bank Malawi Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Bank Malawi Limited (  2000 annual report.Company ProfileThe Standard Bank of Malawi is a financial services institution in Malawi providing products and services for personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, and Treasury and Capital Management. The company provides a wide range of products; from transactional accounts, electronic banking and short- and long-term savings accounts to vehicle and equipment finance, bancassurance, structured finance, corporate lending and foreign exchange. The Standard Bank of Malawi also provides financial services to the government of Malawi, parastatals, financial institutions and international counterparts. It is a subsidiary of Standard Group in South Africa. The organisation was previously known as the Commercial Bank of Malawi and opened its first branch in Limbe in the Blantyre District in 1970. Today, the financial institution has a national footprint with 19 branches in the major towns and cities of Malawi. Standard Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSMichelle KingThe Michelle King FoundationTies and Tiaras Previous articleWhat can we learn from the way graduates are decorating their caps?Next articleApopka police are looking for your help to locate robbery subjects Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the Michelle King FoundationThe Ties and Tiaras Dance to benefit Michelle KingA regular Thursday afternoon at work became not so normal when Apopka resident Michelle King went from her lunch break at work to being transported by helicopter to a hospital for immediate open heart surgery.With no pre-existing conditions, King began feeling symptoms of what ultimately was an aortic dissection. Her symptoms worsened from not being able to breathe and chest pains to a feeling of passing out.An aortic dissection is a tear in the inner layer of the large blood vessel branching off the heart.The King family anticipates a deeper financial hardship in the upcoming months from these unexpected and expensive medical bills. Due to the fact that she has recently lost her medical insurance things have been very hard.In order to help pay for the massive medical costs, the Michelle King Foundation is hosting The Ties and Tiaras Dance next month.Michelle KingThis event is to help raise funds and awareness for King. For more information, contact King’s son Isaiah here: [email protected] Michelle King Foundation is having this joined event to help raise funds for her. A percentage of ticket sales will go towards the Michelle King Foundation. Tickets start at $15 for kids. Adults are $25. Dinner included. The dress code is either semi-formal or formal.DATE AND TIMESat, June 9, 20186:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDTAdd to CalendarLOCATIONApopka Community Center VFW Post519 South Central AvenueApopka, FL 32703View MapREFUND POLICYRefunds up to 7 days before the eventTo purchase a ticket, go here. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

first_img  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Resource Alliance Howard Lake | 2 March 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lyndall Stein appointed interim CEO of the Resource Alliance Lyndall Stein today takes over as interim chief executive officer of the Resource Alliance, commencing 2nd March 2009.She takes over from Simon Collings, who is leaving after six years as CEO to join GVEP International as chief operations officer.Stein will be responsible for the overall management of the organisation, providing leadership to the Resource Alliance staff team and volunteer network. Work is underway to recruit a permanent post-holder so it is expected that Stein will be in post for eight months or so.Stein has more than 15 years’ experience working at director level for charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK, most recently setting up Concern UK, where she worked as executive director from 2004 to 2008. Before that she was international marketing director at ActionAid. She was the first fundraising director for the Big Issue Foundation from 1995-1997.Before that she developed the first individual fundraising programme for the African National Congress in the 1980’s and chaired Votes for Freedom, the initiative that raised several million pounds for South Africa’s first democratic election.Stein said: “Having personally benefited from the inspiring energy and creativity of the organisation, I am honoured to have an opportunity to contribute to its excellent work”.Programme and consulting services director Neelam Makhijani has been promoted to the new role of deputy CEO.www.resource-alliance.orglast_img read more

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Melanie May | 16 July 2019 | News Hampshire’s Tadley Town Council has joined not-for-profit online matching platform The Good Exchange.Tadley lies in the north west of Hampshire and is adjacent to the border with Berkshire, home to both The Good Exchange and its charity-owner, Greenham Trust. Greenham Trust has pledged to match £16,000 worth of grants Tadley Town Council has made available to local applicants, bringing the total funding available to charitable projects in Tadley South, Tadley North and Baughurst to £32,000.The first set of grants are available until September 2019 and good causes can find more information and start an application, via The Good Exchange.Tadley Town Council solely supports charitable projects from organisations that deliver direct benefits to local residents and the surrounding communities and in 2018/19 gave grants to a number of charitable organisations including the Royal British Legion, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, local schools, sports and wildlife/environmental charities.Jo Page, Chairman at the Council, said:“We’re delighted to be up and running on The Good Exchange platform and use it to collaborate with like-minded funders who share our objectives. This approach will help us to increase awareness of our grants and broaden our reach to a wider number of local good causes,”. “Joining together with Greenham Trust on a match-funding basis will double the amount available and provide a real boost to the local charitable organisations that we support.”Chris Boulton, CEO, Greenham Trust, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Town council joins The Good Exchange to support local good causescenter_img “We’ve seen time and again the significant benefits of match-funding, which acts as a compelling incentive to drive charitable donations. We hope that doubling the grants on offer to applicants in Tadley and neighbouring towns will encourage more organisations to apply and more individuals and businesses to fundraise and make charitable donations in the area, ultimately delivering a greater impact to those that need it most.”  176 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: match funding  177 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News 8 Items That Need to be Prepared for Your Grain System Ahead… By Ashley Davenport – Aug 31, 2020 SHARE 8 Items That Need to be Prepared for Your Grain System Ahead Of Harvest four silver silos in corn fieldAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.USDA is calling for record corn and soybean yields, and producers need to make sure they prepare their grain system before a bin-busting harvest.“We’re at the point if we let the equipment not be ready, we’re going to spend that first week fixing, repairing and taking care of problems that could have been taken care of beforehand,” said Gary Woodruff, GSI district manager and grain conditioning expert.Woodruff said another problem is COVID. It’s creating issues with the supply chain.“We’re not seeing things come as quick as normal,” he said. “We’ve prepared as well as we can—we try to have parts. My dealers have tried to have parts on hand, but this is the year that we could find ourselves in a position that something is more difficult to get. You may find yourself with some downtime.”So what do growers need to do to prepare their grain system ahead of harvest? One of the big things for Woodruff is electrical control boxes.“They’re something that tends to be closed and out of mind,” said Woodruff. “We’re using the switches, we’re not going inside the box. They also are in a really bad environment—possible water, debris. All things come back to is the cleaner the control box, the more likely it’s going to get you through the season.”Woodruff has been seeing a lot of mold in the field, and says it’s especially important to make sure your systems are ready.“We’re going to see some real challenges in harvest, and we’ve got to be prepared for them and be ready for them,” he said. “Mold means you’ve got to take a different stance on how early you harvest the crop, but it also may take and change what moisture level you go to and how you store it in the bin.”He offers the following maintenance recommendations:• Remember to shut off all power and use safe practices, including “lock-out/tag-out” procedures.• Carefully inspect and clean all of the control boxes and any other sensors. If any component looks questionable, replace it. Starting a dryer or any electrically driven device on a wet fall day with dirt or bee wings in the box is a recipe for disaster.• Check all belts for proper tension and replace any belt that looks questionable in any way.• Inspect chains and drives for tension and lubricate.• Remove any debris from inside and outside the dryer, auger, drag and bin.• Lubricate all greasable bearings on dryers, conveyors and other equipment.• Make sure safety cages are secure, and that all safety shields on motor drives and dump points are in good condition.• If any wearable components such as augers, bearings, belts or sensors show damage or are even nearing failure, replace them. In an extended harvest, all of these will likely fail, and there can be extended down time that you can’t afford this fall. Facebook Twitter Previous articleDairy Farmers of America Set Sustainability Goal to Reduce Emissions by 30 PercentNext articleSlight Decline in Indiana Corn, Soybean Conditions Ashley Davenportlast_img read more

first_img Equatorial Guinea’s minister of information, press and radio, Agustin Nzé Nfumu, has written to Reporters Without Borders in response to its 4 January press release about the death of media freedom activist Manuel Nsé Nsongo. Download the original letter in Spanish: January 10, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Information minister responds to RWB press release Receive email alerts Related documents Letter from Agustin Nze Nfumu to RWBPDF – 343.54 KB Help by sharing this information News RSF_en to go further Not even coronavirus escapes Equatorial Guinea’s extreme censorship News June 15, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Organisation Equatorial GuineaAfrica Reports May 18, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Equatorial Guinea Equatorial GuineaAfrica Read a translation of the letter into English:Republic of Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Information, Press and RadioThe MinisterJanuary 7, 2012Dear Sirs and Madames:I was negatively surprised to read your recent statement of concern about the death of Manuel Nze Nsongo, my very good friend of many years and the godfather to one of my children. Manuel’s unexpected death was a painful blow to his many friends in Equatorial Guinea, including many people in government who had collaborated and worked with him over the years.But the insinuation by Reporters Without Borders that Manuel may have been poisoned by the government is baseless and unfair, and the facts you cite to support your insinuation are wrong. Specifically, I did not have a “working lunch” with Manuel. I had an official meeting with him in my office, in the presence of two representatives of UNESCO and my chief of staff. Two days later, in a public ceremony at the Equatoguinean Cultural Center, we opened a seminar together on HIV/AIDS awareness for journalists. Manuel fell ill ten days later, and we did not see each other during those ten days.I appreciate your organization’s advocacy of a free press, and I am committed to the development of a more professional press in Equatorial Guinea. But I believe an organization like Reporters Without Borders, which has established itself as a defender of the journalism profession, should set an example for seriousness, integrity and truth. I am deeply offended personally—a sense of offense that I share with my government—t have been indirectly accused through a baseless and reckless insinuation of responsibility for my friend’s death. Moreover, the journalism profession maintains its standing as a source of information by adhering to very high standards for seriousness and fairness, but speculation, insinuation and cynicism of the sort contained in your statement can only reinforce the cynicism and suspicion that exists in some quarters about the press. After all, if an organization like yours can engage in such sensationalism, what can one expect of journalists with much less experience, preparation, and professionalism? Sincerely, Agustin Nze Nfumu Photo : Agustin Nze Nfumu The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

first_img Previous articleLimerick family resource centre stands over vaccination of staff after claims staff were instructed to misrepresent themselves as frontline healthcare workersNext article“We face a lifetime of loss but jury will get to hear truth” – Jason Corbett family say they look forward to murder retrial after killers Molly and Tom Martens get bail David Raleigh LimerickNewsBREAKING: Jason Corbett’s killers granted bail on $200k bondBy David Raleigh – April 7, 2021 479 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Advertisement The late Jason CorbettTHE killers of Limerick man, Jason Corbett, have been granted bail on a bond of $200,000.Mr Corbett’s wife, Molly Martens Corbett (37) and her father Thomas Martens (71), both appeared before Davidson County courthouse for a bail hearing shortly after 7pm Irish time.They were each ordered to surrender their passport and not make contact with the Corbett family.Last month their 2017 convictions for Mr Corbett’s murder were overturned and a retrial ordered.The pair were also considering a plea bargain deal offered by the Davidson County District Attorney, to admit to manslaughter instead of face a retrial and only serve up to an additional two years in jail.They have already served four years of the 20-25 years sentences imposed on them for Mr Corbett’s second degree murder.Their 2017 murder trial heard they beat Mr Corbett (39) to death with a metal baseball bat and a concrete paving brick.The trial jury did not believe the Martens claim that they were acting in self defence when Tom Martens said he walked in on his son in law choking his daughter.Mr Corbett’s sister, Tracey Corbett Lynch, travelled to North Carolina with Mr Corbett’s children Jack (16) and Sarah (14), in recent days to get an update from the District Attorney in charge of prosecuting the case.Ms Corbett Lynch said her family was “devastated” to learn of the DA’s offer to the Martens, which she said, “has let them get away with murder”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Molly Martens had flown to Limerick after she was hired by Mr Corbett to be nanny to his two children from his first marriage to Margaret Fitzpatrick-Corbett, after Ms Fitzpatrick tragically passed away from an asthma attack in 2006.They later formed a relationship and married in North Carolina, where Mr Corbett and his two children relocated.Despite the Martens’ claiming Molly was attacked by Jason on the night he died, and that she and her father had fought back using weapons, their trial heard that traces of a sedative drug were later found in Mr Corbett’s system and their were no defence wounds or marks on either Molly or Tom.Almost 9,000 signatures have been added to an online petition launched by the Corbett family, which seeks a “Retrial for Molly and Tom Martens”, which will be sent to Davidson County DA, Garry Frank.In a letter to US President Joe Biden, DA Garry Frank, Jason Corbett’s brother, John P Corbett, wrote of his “dismay” at the plea bargain offer to “two cold narcissistic individuals”.“My many colleagues in the UK NHS health system, are also totally dismayed how two cold blooded murderer’s are being gifted leniency by the North Carolina Justice system,” said Mr Corbett, who is based in East Anglia.“Two cold individuals who used weapons way beyond the reasonable amount of force necessary to kill someone (I have 21 years military service). Two individuals who did not have a scratch on them..(in their obscene self defence plea). Some individuals would get five years in prison for theft.”“We as a family, like any family in the world who have lost a family member to a brutal cowardly murder, would want normal justice. Sadly the justice system seems, in this case, to be working for the murderers, and not for the life they have coldly taken for their own narcissistic agenda.”“It is a truly sad day as all eyes are on the inequality and injustice being played out at the moment in North Carolina.” Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick Postedlimericklimerik post WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live More to follow… Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

first_img Facebook PGT Innovations Co-Founder Chosen for FGIA Council By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Pinterest NORTH VENICE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Rod Hershberger, co-founder of PGT Innovations and chairman of the board of directors, was recently elected as an Architectural Products Council (APC) director on the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s board of directors for a two-year term. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Rod Hershberger (Photo: Business Wire) Hershberger was also selected as the APC’s 2 nd Vice President, which is set as a one-year term. Beginning February 2021, Hershberger will begin both terms. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is an organization dedicated to improving home and building performance through better glass, window, door and skylight technology and standards. The organization’s board of directors is comprised of officers and directors from the APC, Glass Products Council, Residential Products Council, as well as ex officio board members. The APC acts as an information provider and promoter of architectural storefronts in the fenestration and related building products industry. The group also offers technical, regulatory, legislative, marketing and certification support to ensure that the appropriate standards are established, maintained and communicated for the benefit of the users and suppliers of architectural window, curtainwall, storefront and sloped-glazing products. “I am extremely honored to serve on this esteemed council for the leading window and door organization in the world,” said Hershberger. “I look forward to working with the other board members on a national scale to develop the strategy and direction of the newly merged organization and continue to evolve the fenestration industry through various codes, standards and certifications for improved home and building performance.” PGT Innovations, formerly PGT Industries, Inc., was founded by Hershberger and Paul Hostetler in 1980. Throughout his tenure, Hershberger served in a variety of roles including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and President. He was named the company’s Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and was elected as Executive Chairman of the board in 2014. Hershberger retired in 2018 after serving the company for 38 years and now serves as the non-employee Chairman of the board. Known as a thought leader and innovator in the window and door industry, Hershberger is an expert in industry code and has worked closely with local government agencies throughout his career to drive the technological advancement of window and door products to enhance safety, durability and value. Hershberger currently serves on the board of directors for the Argus Foundation and was recently selected by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to hold a seat on the Florida Building Commission, where he is the chair for the Product Approval Program Oversight Committee. He also previously served on the board for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota and the Sarasota YMCA, among others. About PGT Innovations, Inc. PGT Innovations manufactures and supplies premium windows and doors. Its highly engineered and technically advanced products can withstand some of the toughest weather conditions on earth and are revolutionizing the way people live by unifying indoor and outdoor living spaces. PGT Innovations creates value through deep customer relationships, understanding the unstated needs of the markets it serves, and a drive to develop category-defining products. The company is also the nation’s largest manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors and holds the leadership position in its primary market. The PGT Innovations’ family of brands include CGI ®, PGT ® Custom Windows and Doors, WinDoor ®, Western Window Systems, Eze-Breeze ®, CGI Commercial, NewSouth Window Solutions, and a 75 percent ownership stake in Eco Window Systems. The company’s brands, in their respective markets, are a preferred choice of architects, builders, and homeowners throughout North America and the Caribbean. Their high-quality products are available in custom and standard sizes with massive dimensions that allow for unlimited design possibilities in residential, multi-family, and commercial projects. For additional information, visit View source version on CONTACT: PGT Innovations Media Relations Stephanie Cz, Corporate Communications Manager [email protected] 941-480-1600 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENGINEERING ARCHITECTURE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE MANUFACTURING CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY BUILDING SYSTEMS SOURCE: PGT Innovations Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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