OCTOBER 6TH, 2020 - FLEXSCREEN
AUGUST 2023 - INC. MAGAZINE
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING
From features and interviews to bylines and blogs, check out all of the latest published pieces here.
FLEXSCREEN RANKS No. 3,217 ON THE 2023 Inc. 5000, WITH THREE-YEAR REVENUE GROWTH OF 159 PERCENT
SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 - PR Newswire - Inc. magazine revealed that FlexScreen is No. 3,217 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.
FLEXSCREEN TO REVEAL THE WORLD'S FIRST AUTOMATED WINDOW SCREEN LINE AT GLASSBUILD 2023
AUGUST 28, 2023 - PR Newswire - FlexScreen - maker of the world's first and only flexible window screen - announced that they will reveal one of their most innovative and ambitious projects to date at this year's GlassBuild America show, where they will share the largest exhibitor booth with Erdman Automation.
CEO DETAILS HOW 'PASSION PROJECT' BECAME A $30 MILLION, MADE-IN-AMERICA BUSINESS
SHARK TANK CONTESTANT FLEXSCREEN'S AUTOMATED WINDOW SCREEN MACHINE GOES ONLINE
IT'S ALIVE: FLEXSCREEN'S AWARD WINNING AUTOMATED WINDOW SCREEN LINE IS FULLY OPERATIONAL
APRIL 25, 2023 - PR NEWSWIRE - "...This is not the first time FlexScreen has revolutionized the window industry. Not only did they reinvent the modern window screen, but now, they are reinventing how screens are made. The FlexScreen Automated Window Screen Line can produce window screens faster and at lower costs than any other window screen..."
FLEXSCREEN FEATURE IN WORLD'S LEADERS MAGAZINE
APRIL 21, 2023 - WORLD'S LEADERS MAGAZINE - "...FlexScreen currently holds 13 patents, and there is no other window screen in the world with its unique attributes. Driven by innovation, there is nothing conventional about FlexScreen. From its award-winning product to its “edgy professional” branding and social media presence, FlexScreen has set itself apart in an otherwise very traditional market..."
THE BIGGEST FLEX IS BEING FLEXIBLE: TIPS FOR DEALING WITH CHANGE
APRIL 4, 2023 - FORBES - "Change—like gravity—is a constant in life and business, and it happens with or without your consent or approval. You don't have to believe in gravity, but if you jump out a window, you'll find out. And you don't have to accept or embrace change, but it might be as painful as jumping out a window if you don't...
FLEXSCREEN PROVIDES WINDOW SAFETY RESOURCES
APRIL 3, 2023 - PR NEWSWIRE - "Since 1997, the National Safety Council has declared the first week of April National Window Safety Week. The week coincides with the beginning of spring when people start opening their windows to welcome fresh air in their homes. While the benefits of fresh air are undeniable, open windows naturally create a safety hazard - especially for small children..."
STICKS AND STONES
FLEXSCREEN FIGHTS INFLATION
THE SHARK TANK EFFECT
FEBRUARY 3, 2023 - GATHERING THE KINGS PODCAST - Episode 135 of Gathering The Kings Podcast with special guest Joe Altieri, featuring a discussion on "The Shark Tank Effect: Insights from Joe Altieri." We dive into finding untapped opportunities, the difference between sustainer and hunter leadership, the credibility boost of being on Shark Tank, grooming young leaders, the importance of diversity in opinions, and the harsh reality that work-life balance doesn't exist. Don't miss this episode packed with valuable insights and advice.
FLEXSCREEN AUTOMATED LINE WINS AWARD
JANUARY 25, 2023 - WINDOW + DOOR - FlexScreen announced that its new Automated Manufacturing Line was named a winner in the 2023 BIG Innovations Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group. FlexScreen was named among 11 executives, 55 companies, and 91 products from around the globe in this year's winner's circle.
JOE ALTIERI ACCEPTED INTO FORBES BUSINESS COUNCIL
JANUARY 19, 2023 - DWM MAGAZINE - “We are honored to welcome Joe Altieri into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social, capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
FLEXSCREEN AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING LINE WINS 2023 BIG INNOVATIONS AWARD
JANUARY 11, 2023 - PRNewswire - FlexScreen announced today that its new Automated Manufacturing Line has been named a winner in the 2023 BIG Innovations Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group. FlexScreen was named among 11 executives, 55 companies, and 91 products from around the globe in this year's winner's circle.
FLEXSCREEN TOP 30 INNOVATOR 2022: REDEFINING THE WINDOW INDUSTRY
BORN IN THE BURGH: FLEXSCREEN
DECEMBER 27, 2022 - THE BUSINESS JOURNALS ARTICLE - “This is FlexScreen’s home, and it always will be,” Altieri said. “The work ethic in Pittsburgh just seems to be unmatched, in my opinion, [compared with] anywhere else in the country. People want to work in Pittsburgh, and that’s certainly very, very important to us, especially as we’re going through just astronomical growth; we’re doubling every year, so we need to make sure that our mother ship has a good crew of people that are helping to support that growth.”
FLEXSCREEN HARNESSES THE POWER OF DIGITAL MARKETING WITH BLACKMAGIC DESIGN
FLEXSCREEN POSTS SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH IN INC. 5000 LIST
FLEXSCREEN PARTNERS WITH ERDMAN AUTOMATION, OFFERS LICENSING OPTION
FLEXSCREEN OPENS NEW PLANT, EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH HARVEY WINDOWS & DOORS
SHARK TANK CONTESTANT, LOCAL STARTUP FLEXSCREEN OPENS NEW MANUFACTURING PLANT
APRIL 12, 2022 - THE BUSINESS JOURNALS: Local flexible window screen maker and "Shark Tank" appearing startup FlexScreen announced the opening of its newest manufacturing plant in Nashua, New Hampshire. It marks the seventh facility for the company, which counts five others across the U.S. and one in Canada among its manufacturing sites.
FLEXSCREEN OPENING NEW PLANT; PROCURES SIZEABLE COMMITMENT WITH HARVEY BUILDING PRODUCTS
APRIL 8, 2022 - PR NEWSWIRE: Local flexible window screen maker and "Shark Tank" appearing startup FlexScreen announced the opening of its newest manufacturing plant in Nashua, New Hampshire. It marks the seventh facility for the company, which counts five others across the U.S. and one in Canada among its manufacturing sites.
JOE ALTIERI IS PITTSBURGH SMART 50 2021 HONOREE
OCTOBER 27, 2021 - SMART BUSINES: Since 2014, the Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards have recognized the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the Greater Pittsburgh region for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. All 50 winners are honored at a special celebration, and three organizations receive specialty awards for their achievements in three category areas – innovation, impact, and sustainability.
WINDOW COMPANIES MAKE INC. 5000 LIST OF FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES
AUGUST 19, 2021 - DWM MAGAZINE: Inc. Magazine released its annual Inc. 5000 List this week, including more than a dozen door-and-window-related companies. Dubbed “an exclusive guide to America’s top private companies” the list identifies what is deemed the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
FLEXSCREEN MAKES INC. 5000 LIST OF FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES
AUGUST 17, 2021 - INC. MAGAZINE Inc. magazine today revealed that FlexScreen is No. 2,321 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
THE WEALTHY CONTRACTOR FEATURE PODCAST WITH JOE ALTIERI
AUGUST 12, 2021 - THE WEALTHY CONTRACTOR: On the podcast, you’ll hear from a successful Shark Tank entrepreneur and the CEO of FlexScreen, Joe Altieri, as he describes his experience of being on TV, how it helped him save his business, and what he did in order to make a lasting impression with investors. (And just so you know when it comes down to making that first impression, bigger is always better!)
JOE ALTIERI IS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2021 FINALIST
JUNE 22, 2021 - CISION PR NEWSWIRE: "Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Joe Altieri of FlexScreen was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 East Central Award finalist. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity, and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond."
TIME TO REEVALUATE
JUNE 8, 2021 - BYLINE IN WINDOW + DOOR: "Now that most mask mandates have been lifted, people are returning to their workplaces, and large indoor social gatherings are happening again, open windows and proper ventilation are still very much at the forefront of conversations about our health. But the events that led to the boom in our industry have also created a new challenge: shortages...."
WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS LEAVING ON THE TABLE?
MARKET LIKE YOU MEAN IT
APRIL 2, 2021 - BYLINE IN WINDOW + DOOR: "Marketing is more than posting to Facebook once a week and doing some ads here and there. Marketing is every single way that you present your product and your business. So here's a checklist to get you started..."
HOW TO GO FROM IDEA TO STORE SHELF
HOW A SAVVY PITTSBURGH SALESMAN GREW A SMALL MANUFACTURING EMPIRE
FLEXSCREEN NOW AVAILABLE ON HOME DEPOT'S WEBSITE
MARCH 2, 2021 - WINDOW + DOOR: FlexScreen, which originally appeared on Shark Tank's Episode 10 in Season 11, provided fans with an inside look at how their appearance on the show changed the company's trajectory on a recent "Shark Tank Update" segment feature. This update included news about their product being available on HomeDepot.com and followed the journey of success post-investment Lori Grenier.
SHARK TANK CIRCLES BACK TO HIGHLIGHT MURRYSVILLE COMPANY'S SUCCESS STORY
FLEXSCREEN TO APPEAR ON SHARK TANK UPDATE
FEBRUARY 26, 2021 -THE STREET: FlexScreen, the leading name in window screen innovation, will appear in a Shark Tank Update on February 26th, 2021, on ABC. (8E / 7C - 9M / 8P.) FlexScreen, who originally appeared on Shark Tank's Episode 10 in Season 11 will provide fans with an inside look at how their appearance on the show changed the company's trajectory.
FLEXSCREEN TO APPEAR ON UPDATE EPISODE OF SHARK TANK
FEBRUARY 25, 2021 - DOOR AND WINDOW MARKET MAGAZINE: Officials for FlexScreen announced that the company will appear in Shark Tank Update—a follow-up episode to the company’s first appearance on January 5, 2020 (episode 10, season 11). Set to air this Friday, the episode will provide viewers with an inside look at how the appearance of CEO Joe Altieri impacted the company, including its “journey of success post-investment.”
WHAT'S ON TV
FEBRUARY 25, 2021 - FLEXSCREEN MENTION IN LA TIMES: Shark Tank In this new episode, hopefuls pitch a product to help beds; a plant-based take on a classic favorite food; an easy way to walk one’s dog without tracking dirt and germs; and an app designed to help kids learn coding. There’s also an update on FlexScreen, a flexible window screen company. 8 p.m. ABC
FLEXSCREEN RETURNS TO ABC'S SHARK TANK TO SHOWCASE ITS SUCCESS
4 MARKET TRENDS TO WATCH IN FENESTRATION
JANUARY 20, 2021 - BYLINE IN WINDOW + DOOR: "If 2020 taught us anything, it's that we can't possibly know what the future holds, and trying to predict what the new year will bring seems like an exercise in futility. Still, we can hope for some normalcy in 2021, so I put together some thoughts on a few market trends I feel could be in store for the window and door industry this year..."
SHARK TANK WINNER JOE ALTIERI OF FLEXSCREEN SHARES WISDOM
JANUARY 15, 2021 - INTERVIEW IN BILLION SUCCESS: "By the age of 12, I was finding ways to work and earn money. At 15, I was selling flowers curbside and doing so much business that the local flower shop owner made an impromptu visit to my stand to see what was going on. I believe that I’m a born entrepreneur. I’ve always had a strong work ethic and a real drive and determination to make things better and seek solutions..."
E-COMMERCE TRENDS FOR COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
JANUARY 7, 2021 - BYLINE IN CONSTRUCTION EXECUTIVE: "Change burst onto the scene in 2020 like a wrecking ball and smashed norms without discrimination. The pandemic, and subsequent closures and lockdowns, brought Godzilla-sized destruction world-wide. But it didn't take long to realize that the construction industry would largely escape the devastation and even thrive through the chaos..."
FLEXSCREEN FEATURE IN GREAT LAKES BY DESIGN
WE LIVE TO BUILD INTERVIEW WITH JOE ALTIERI
DECEMBER 29, 2020 - WE LIVE TO BUILD: "My original idea was to make FlexScreen a household name by convincing window manufacturers and dealers to abandon the constant problems and customer complaints associated with the century-old technology of traditional window screens for our innovative, sleek, and simple design..."
FLEXSCREEN 2020 MOMENTUM RELEASE
DECEMBER 16, 2020 - NEWSWIRE: Flexscreen, the company that set out to revolutionize the stagnant window industry, experienced a record-breaking quarter of revenue growth that has put the company one step closer to becoming a global leader in the market. Led by Joe Altieri, winner of ‘Shark Tank’, the company is projected to triple in earnings by the end of 2021, showing once and for all that his bet on smart and green innovation in the window industry was spot on.
A SERIES OF FORTUNATE ACCIDENTS
NOVEMBER 5, 2020 - FEATURE IN PRO REMODELER: Every year hundreds of thousands of small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs write, email, call, send all numbers and manner of appeals to the producers of Shark Tank, hoping against odds for the opportunity to pitch their products to the show’s panel of high-money and now household-name investors. As an entrepreneur with aspirations of growing his small business FlexScreen—which sells a more damage-resistant alternative to traditional aluminum-framed screens—Joe Altier was never one to turn his nose up to the financial support and brand awareness that prime-time TV investors can provide. But it was never his strategy to chase it, nor did he have the time to apply/plead. Turns out it didn’t matter, because the producers of Shark Tank ended up coming to him.
FLEXSCREEN ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SAINT GOBAIN ADFORS
OCTOBER 27, 2020 - PRESS RELEASE: FlexScreen, manufacturer of the world’s first and only flexible window screen, has announced today their new strategic partnership with Saint-Gobain ADFORS, leading international manufacturer of high-performance construction and industrial materials. This global partnership grants Saint-Gobain ADFORS exclusive rights to sell FlexScreen products within the retail and dotcom channels.
HOW TO PITCH (AND PIVOT) LIKE A SHARK TANK WINNER
OCTOBER 21, 2020 - BYLINE IN CEOWORLD MAGAZINE: "A great deal of the success I’ve had has resulted from calculated risk-taking, a willingness to reevaluate continually, and a firm dedication to investing in increased online awareness through social media, blogs, podcasts, and other brand awareness strategies..."
FLEXSCREEN FEATURE IN OLD HOUSE JOURNAL
5 IMPORTANT BUSINESS LESSONS I LEARNED FROM SHARK TANK
SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 - INTERVIEW IN AUTHORITY MAGAZINE: SOLUTIONS WIN: As a leader, I look for two things in an employee: are they a good fit for our company culture, and do they have the necessary skills to solve my problems? That’s it. The pro-active go-getters who will attack problems head-on will always rise to the top, and frequently they aren’t the ones with the highest levels of education or the most impressive resumes. Everyone can find a problem. That’s why a business exists in the first place — to solve problems, real or perceived. But the most influential, successful, and fulfilled people stand out by seeking solutions.
BARBARA CORCORAN AND LORI GREINER MAKE THE SAME OFFER
JANUARY 5, 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.
TV INSIDER SHARK TANK RECAP
MURRYSVILLE ENTREPRENEUR SCORES DEAL FOR FLEXIBLE WINDOW SCREENS ON SHARK TANK
LOCAL MAN NETS DEAL IN APPEARANCE ON SHARK TANK
WINDOW SCREEN COMPANY HAS GONE FROM PLUM GARAGE TO NATIONWIDE SUCCESS
FEBRUARY 8, 2019 - TRIBLIVE: 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 modern windows.”