Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Hope & Faith Always Win
In October, we wear PINK…
For the fighters,
and the taken.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It is so common that over 12% of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer within their lifetime.
Our office fits within those statistics, even with only a handful of women in the office. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, it is estimated that almost 290,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2022. They are also an estimated 50,000+ new cases of non-invasive breast cancer expected by the end of the year.
An estimated 43,550 women will die from breast cancer this year in the United States alone.
It is rare, but not impossible, for men to be diagnosed with breast cancer as well. It is estimated that almost 3,000 men will be diagnosed this year and over 500 will die from this horrendous disease in 2022.
Prevention & early detection is key!
Know your family history.
UC & Miami
Over the last few weeks, PGT has attended two career fairs- one at the University of Cincinnati and one at Miami University (Oxford, OH).
Pat & Kandra represented PGT and introduced thousands of students to the logistics world! Thank-you to all the students who took the time to meet with them and express interest in PGT.
We look forward to attending more in the future and adding some new faces to our team!
Twenty-one years ago. Some days it still feels like yesterday.
Take time today to remember all those that were tragically killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Pray for the families who are reliving this nightmare over and over again.
Thank all the first responders and military who responded and saved as many lives as possible.
There aren’t any words to explain the loss and heartbreak our country felt on 9/11, and the days following, all those years ago. We just have to remember, honor, and live our lives in the memory of those that had theirs unexpectedly taken away. As we come together to remember and honor those we lost, let’s also remember the unity that occurred!
Kids Matter Most
PGT Gives back to Kids
If we’ve said it once, we’ve probably said it a million times, so what’s one more? We believe giving back to our community is not only the right thing to do, but it is necessary! So we did just that earlier this month.
Together with the PGT staff, our friends & families, we were able to collect enough supplies and donations to put together 27 backpacks for kids in need. We partnered with Clermont County Children’s Services so they could distribute the backpacks where they are most needed.
We also had some extra supplies that they will keep on hand to use as needed for various activities, visits, and requirements. Huge shoutout to everyone who donated and contributed in some capacity! We all made some kids smile today- and that’s what really matters when it is all said and done!
Helping our Neighbors
Last week, our neighbors in Goshen, OH were impacted by the severe weather much of the area saw. They got the worst of it when a confirmed EF2 tornado touched down and damaged many homes, businesses, and the community. The tornado traveled about 2.5 miles and destroyed anything in its path.
While the community is working to rebuild the loss, we wanted to do something to help. We got our team together to come up with a plan. Together with our associates, PGT is proud to be able to supply the city of Goshen with $550 worth of supplies and gift cards to help our neighbors rebuild and get back on their feet.
We were fortunate to avoid the tornado, but we know many others haven’t been so lucky! We are proud to help in any way we can!
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be sent to our neighbors!
Independence Day 2022
Freedom isn't Free
Today is a day to celebrate, spend time with family and friends, and hopefully enjoy an extra day off work.
But…it’s important to remember what we are celebrating! We are celebrating our freedom.
Today has been considered a federal holiday since 1941, but the celebrations started much earlier. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. Two days later, the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
Our freedoms come at a price. Every day, brave men and women fight to keep our country safe so we can enjoy days like today. Throughout history, many of those soldiers never returned home.
Today, take time to celebrate and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. Have fun and enjoy the day!
Happy Independence Day from all of us at PGT!
Flag Day 2022
Show your American pride!
We are proud to be Americans in our office. We understand the sacrifices our soldiers make every day to ensure we are the greatest country in the world.
On this day 245 years ago, the Second Continental Congress changed the appearance of the United States flag because the original was too similar to the British flag. George Washington decided that wasn’t a good confidence-builder for the revolutionary effort, so he wanted a new symbol of freedom.
The new “flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white and that the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
Over 100 years later, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially established June 14 as Flag Day!
So, what do we do to show our American pride at PGT? Line flags all up our walkway to our main entrance for everyone to see.
Happy Flag Day, Americans!
78 Years Ago
June 6, 1944
A day marked in history forever.
On this date 78 years ago, more than 160,000 troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of the French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy. The allied troops were sent to fight Nazi Germany by General Dwight D Eisenhower. More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircrafts supported the invasion.
Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”
Many lives were lost on D-Day all those years ago. More than 9,000 allied soldiers were killed or wounded in the invasion. Their sacrifice wasn’t for nothing, though. More than 100,000 soldiers began the slow, hard trek across Europe to defeat Hitler and his army.
Today, please take a moment to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the largest naval, air and land operation in history. Their sacrifice is not forgotten, and our thoughts and prayers remain with their families.
Thank-you to all of our military.
Chico's Legacy Lives On
Giving back to the communities that have given so much to us is vitally important to all of us at PGT. As a new company, it has always been something we wanted to do. As we continue to grow, we have made it a priority to give back in some capacity.
It may not be the world’s biggest contribution, but as Mother Teresa once said, “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest to you.”
That’s what we are doing.
This month we had a Putt Challenge in the office (see video for reference). The winner got to keep half the pot and the other half was donated to a local charity.
Who did we choose for this challenge?
With Memorial Day earlier this month, we thought it would be a great idea to support a veteran’s organization. United States Army and Vietnam veteran, Mike Monahan, started Chico’s Promise in honor of his beloved Scout Dog, Chico. While Chico didn’t make it out of Vietnam, Mike has made it his goal to save 50,000 dogs in his memory.
Through Chico’s Promise, both Mike and Chico continue to serve our country in a different way. We are proud to be a small part of his mission by donating $250 to this great organization.
If you’d like to donate to Chico’s Promise (a 501(c)(3) organization), you can do so on their website . No amount is too small! We also encourage you to buy Mike’s book, Chico’s Promise, that tells the story of Chico in his voice. You can do that by clicking here.
Thank-you, Mike & Chico, for your service and sacrifice!
“Chico, my superhero, saved my life, but I couldn’t return the favor. So my mission is to save 50,000 dogs in his memory!”
– Mike Monahan –