Enclos Corp. Awards PGT / ASI the Fabrication, Assembly and Delivery Contracts
VENICE, Fla., October 27, 2008 – PGT Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI), and ASI LIMITED today announce that Enclos Corp. awards their joint venture the unitized curtain wall fabrication, assembly and delivery contracts for both the Met 2 and the 1450 BRICKELL building towers in Miami, FL. The curtain wall product achieved a historic product performance level during testing for Met 2 by passing the small missile testing with loads applied to 277.5 pounds per square foot.
Met 2 and 1450 BRICKELL are two of the largest developments currently underway in Miami. Enclos will design, engineer, project manage and install the unitized curtain wall systems for the towers.
As previously announced, PGT and ASI LIMITED launched a joint venture in February 2008 to combine the project management, engineering and marketing expertise of ASI LIMITED with PGT’s manufacturing excellence to provide quality unitized curtain wall solutions to the commercial building industry. Enclos is an expert in the engineering, assembly and erection of custom curtain wall systems which use state-of-the-art materials and require complex structural or mechanical solutions.
“We entered into our joint venture with ASI LIMITED to help the commercial construction industry save time and money by dealing with one team that works on every stage of the project,” said Wayne Varnadore, VP of Architectural Systems at PGT. “As one of the largest exterior glazing contractors, Enclos is a key partner for us in the development of these monumental projects. Our combined efforts will provide the Met 2 and 1450 BRICKELL projects with an efficient, single source for all of their unitized curtain wall needs.”
2 Met 2 is one of three buildings in a mixed use complex being constructed in downtown Miami. The building will contain 420,000 square feet of glass in a 47-story tower. It is the largest mixed-use development in Miami history. PGT will manufacture 7,000 curtain wall units for this development.
The 1450 BRICKELL office building will rise 35 stories in the southern end of the Brickell business district. It will be Miami’s newest class-A office tower and has 306,987 square feet of glass. PGT will manufacture over 5,000 units.
The ASI / PGT joint venture is currently managing the unitized curtain wall project for the River House in Grand Rapids, MI. At 34 floors, River House will be the state’s tallest residential structure. It is currently under construction, utilizing a two-sided structurally glazed unitized curtain wall. Upon completion, the building will have 4,200 units covering 188,000 square feet.
“The joint venture with PGT allows us to be one of the only companies providing unitized curtain walls in North America with control over all aspects of marketing, design, engineering and manufacturing,” adds Ken Smith, President of ASI LIMITED.
PGT® pioneered the U.S. impact-resistant window and door industry and today is the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors. PGT is also one of the largest window and door manufacturers in the United States. Founded in 1980, the company employs approximately 1,500 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants, and delivery fleet facilities in Florida and North Carolina. Sold through a network of over 1,300 independent distributors, the company’s total line of custom windows and doors is now available throughout the eastern United States, the Gulf Coast and in a growing international market, including the Caribbean, South America and Australia. PGT’s product line includes PGT® Aluminum and Vinyl Windows and Doors; WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors; Architectural Systems; and Eze-Breeze® Sliding Panels. PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). Visit pgtindustries.com for additional information. ABOUT ASI, LIMITED: ASI LIMITED is a major curtain wall developer/manufacturer that supplies façade solutions to contractors throughout the United States. ASI LIMITED’s ornamental division also produces metal panels, sun shades, and as well as any ornamental shapes required within the exterior design. Currently ASI is housed in a new 180,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility in Indianapolis, IN. Our ability to take a project from design development to completion, in-house, separates us from our competition. ASI, LIMITED has been committed to being a leader in the Building Enclosure Industry through cutting edge design and vision since it’s inception in 1989. Visit ASILIMITED.com for additional information.
ABOUT ENCLOS CORP.
Founded in 1976, Enclos has a long and distinguished history, operating under the names of Harmon Contract, Harmon Ltd., and Enclos Corp. In 1999, Enclos merged with Cupples International, another distinguished curtain wall company. Together, Enclos and Cupples have engineered and installed curtain walls for many renowned buildings, including Petronas Towers, the Getty Center, Gannett/USA Today Headquarters, and the John Hancock Center, Today, Enclos manages United States projects while Cupples handles international contracts. Visit enclos.com for more information.