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Joe Altieri of FlexScreen: 5 Important Business Lessons I Learned While Being On The Shark Tank

September 20th, 2020 -

Joe Altieri is a life-long innovator, entrepreneur, and problem solver who turned his cutting-edge invention, FlexScreen — the world’s first and only flexible window screen — into a thriving multi-million-dollar company. Since its introduction into the marketplace, FlexScreen has earned multiple awards, gained international attention, and caught the eye of Shark Tank producers, who invited him to pitch his invention on the hit show. Joe appeared in Season 11, Episode 10 of Shark Tank, where three Sharks battled for a piece of FlexScreen, with Lori Greiner, the Queen of QVC, hooking the deal.

Barbara Corcoran and Lori Greiner Make the Same Offer - Shark Tank

January 5th, 2020 - ABC Network

Barbara Corcoran is interested in window screen company FlexScreen, and has an offer out there for entrepreneur Joe Altieri. Then Lori Greiner decides to make the same offer, making Joe choose which Shark he thinks will be best for his business. From season 11, episode 10 of Shark Tank.

'Shark Tank' recap: Entrepreneur screens sharks for investment in his flexible window screens

January 5th, 2020 - USA TODAY

On Sunday's "Shark Tank," Joe Altieri pitched FlexScreen, a flexible, easy-to-install screen that simply pops into a window frame.

'Shark Tank': Lori & Barbara Battle Over Window Screen Company (RECAP)

January 5th, 2020 - TV Insider

The Sharks are back after the show's seasonal hiatus and ready to make a deal!

Murrysville entrepreneur scores deal for flexible window screens on 'Shark Tank'

January 6th, 2020 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Joe Altieri swam with the sharks and survived. In fact, he came out in even better shape than before.

Local man nets deal in appearance on 'Shark Tank'

January 6th, 2020 - WTAE

A local man got the attention of the sharks on Sunday night's episode of "Shark Tank" on ABC.

Local Company FlexScreen Featured On ‘Shark Tank’

January 10th, 2020 - Plain Talk

Being able to twist and bend a window screen into place without causing damage – that’s the secret behind FlexScreen, a product that is manufactured locally and was featured this week on the popular TV show “Shark Tank.”

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Saint Vincent Center Offers Advice, Connections for Small Business Startups

PATRICK VARINE   | Monday, February 25, 2019 1:30 a.m. via TribLIVE Before an entrepreneur reaches the point where they feel comfortable calling themselves a small-business owner, there’s the daunting prospect of first starting a business. In the case of someone like FlexScreen President Joe Altieri of Plum, he was able to put in place a group of…

Sparks fly as Ryan Cooley, 24, of Delmont, welds together a window screen frame at FlexScreen in Murrysville.

Window Screen Company Has Gone From Plum Garage to Nationwide Success

PATRICK VARINE   | Friday, February 8, 2019 1:52 p.m. via TribeLIVE When Joe Altieri began seeking a way to make a better window screen in his Plum garage, he was just looking to improve on what was century-old technology. “The current patent on window screens dates back to 1907,” Altieri said. “So you have 100-year-old technology on…


FlexScreen Atlanta Now Taking Orders

April 26th, 2018 by DWM Magazine FlexScreen recently opened a manufacturing facility near Atlanta to serve the Southeast. In addition to making its signature flexible window screens, the plant in Alpharetta, GA will also be a full-service powder coater. FlexScreen, which has been grabbing a lot of attention in the industry for its innovative flexible window…


FlexScreen-South Dakota Open for Business

May 25th, 2017 by DWM Magazine FlexScreen-South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D., the company’s newest manufacturing plant, began accepting customer orders this week. The facility will produce the full line of FlexScreen products and plans to add 24-40 jobs over the next 18 months. The new FlexScreen plant in Vermillion, S.D., recently began operations. “The opening of…


FlexScreen to Open New Plant in South Dakota

March 10th, 2017 by DWM Magazine FlexScreen LLC is expanding operations into the upper Midwest with the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Vermillion, S.D.  Scheduled to begin manufacturing in the spring of 2017, FlexScreen-South Dakota will produce the full line of FlexScreen products and plans to add 24-40 jobs over the next 18 months.…

FlexScreen President Joe Altieri shows the ease of installing one of his company's flexible window screens.

Lesko Talks Windows: FlexScreen with Joe Altieri

by Jim Lesko, November 28th, 2016 via DWM Magazine In the latest edition of the Lesko Talks Windows podcast here at DWM, host Jim Lesko chats with Joe Altieri, the inventor, developer and president of FlexScreen. You can listen to the podcast right on our website, download it for later, or follow the links below for other…

Joe Altieri, president of window screen manufacturer FlexScreen in Murrysville, poses for a portrait.

FlexScreen Receives Patent for Flexible Window Screen

January 21, 2016 by Window & Door The U.S. Patent and Trademark office awarded FlexScreen the first of 11 patent applications for its flexible window screen technology. “We are excited that obtaining patent protection allows us to concentrate our efforts on introducing additional groundbreaking products,” says FlexScreen president and founder Joe Altieri.


Crystal Achievement Awards 2015: The Crystal Standard

Emily Kay Thompson, September 19, 2015 via Window & Door FEATURE ARTICLE | Design & Performance Most Innovative Window Component FlexScreen Window Screens by FlexScreen “Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best,” says Joe Altieri, president and founder of this year’s Crystal Achievement Award-winning FlexScreen. Before he cultivated his simple idea for a solution to damaged screens,…

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FlexScreen to Open Manufacturing Facility in Pittsburgh

July 25th, 2014 by DWM Magazine FlexScreen has partnered with Ventana USA to open its first manufacturing facility in the Pittsburgh area. The 44,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will operate under the name FlexScreen Pittsburgh LLC and will supply fabricated window screens to the western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and eastern Michigan markets. The company expects the facility…