Author: Ply Gem
in May 2016

Calgary, Alberta (May 6, 2016) – In response to the devastating wildfire that has engulfed Fort McMurray, Alberta and displaced more than 80,000 residents, exterior building products manufacturer and distributor, Ply Gem, has immediately stepped in to help the community.

With Canadian headquarters in Calgary and a distribution branch location in Edmonton, Ply Gem is providing support through the donation and delivery of personal hygiene products to the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services. The products will be distributed to evacuees staying at the Edmonton Expo Centre, which is serving as a temporary relief and lodging location.

"It’s impossible to imagine the hardship that the residents of Fort McMurray are currently experiencing; when we learned of the wildfire and understood the gravity of the situation, we knew we immediately had to help,” said Joe Appelmann, President, Ply Gem Canada. "Our team jumped right in by buying and delivering products, and many Ply Gem associates have even opened up their homes to those who are displaced. It’s the least we can do to support our friends and neighbors of this Alberta community.”

Those wishing to support in the relief efforts can donate to the Alberta Fires Appeal through the Canadian Red Cross website, or call 1-800-418-1111. For more information on how to donate and offer assistance, also visit

About Ply Gem in Canada

Ply Gem® manufactures a comprehensive line of windows, doors, vinyl siding and accessories for the new construction, home repair, retail and remodeling markets in Canada. Additionally, Ply Gem distributes a wide variety of exterior building products including replica stone, fencing, railing, windows and doors and architectural accents domestically through their nationwide distribution center network and via export globally. Ply Gem brands include Ply Gem® Windows, Ply Gem® Stone, Ply Gem®Trim and Mouldings, Ply Gem® Fence and Railing and Mitten®by Ply Gem vinyl siding. For more information, visit or

About Ply Gem

Ply Gem (NYSE: PGEM), headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a leading manufacturer of exterior building products in North America.  Ply Gem produces a comprehensive product line of windows and patio doors, vinyl and aluminum siding and accessories, designer accents, cellular PVC trim and mouldings, vinyl fencing and railing, stone veneer and gutterware. Ply Gem employs more than 9,000 associates across North America. Visit for more information.

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