The Ply Gem story began in 1943 during World War II, when 27-year-old Bernard Hewitt began purchasing used plywood shipping crates from aircraft maker Grumman Corporation for 25 cents each, which he tore apart and resold as lumber to nearby lumberyards and furniture makers.

Riding the post-war housing boom, the company shifted its focus over the years to higher value, differentiated prefinished wood panels. Numerous acquisitions signaled strategic expansion into new markets, notably specialty wood products in the early 1960s, filtration products and vacuum cleaner bags in the late 1960s, and vinyl siding and metal exterior building products in 1986. By the late 1990s, Ply Gem divested many non-strategic assets to focus primarily on low-maintenance exterior building products, such as vinyl and aluminum siding, windows, doors and fencing.

Executing on its strategy and mission to become a leading exterior building solutions provider, Ply Gem expanded into the stone veneer market in 2008 and trim and mouldings category in 2012. Under the leadership of Robinette, sales surpassed $1 billion for the first time in 2006. Since then, the company has continued to strengthen market share, new product introductions, and its overall leadership position in nearly every category of the exterior building products industry, while transitioning into a more focused, integrated business model under the Ply Gem brand.

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    Home windows come in many styles. They can be used in combinations of the same window, such as a bank of casement windows, or you can mix it up, such as a picture window flanked by two casement windows.

    Whether considering windows for replacement or new construction, you will probably discover that you need different types. At My Window & Door Solutions, we carry a wide variety of Plygem Windows for you to choose from.

    Like windows, patio doors come in many architectural styles. They can be simplistic in appearance to emphasize views. Or they can be works of art in their own right, admired for aesthetics and form. Whether you choose classic French doors or opt for an expansive multi-panel design, Plygem’s doors will add light and beauty, security and peace of mind.