Top 100 Manufacturers of 2014: More than $1 Billion
Product lines: Clad, wood, vinyl, and composite windows and patio doors; storm doors
Brands: Andersen Windows, Renewal by Andersen, SilverLine by Andersen, American Craftsman by Andersen
Headquarters: Bayport, Minn.
Manufacturing locations: 15 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, New Jersey, and Ontario
Employees: Approximately 9,000
Websites: www.andersenwindows.com, www.renewalbyandersen.com, www.silverlinewindow.com, www.americancraftsmanwin.com
Recent acquisitions: In 2013, Andersen signed an agreement to acquire Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows Inc., with the intent to continue Weiland production and operations in the San Diego area and keep existing management in place.
New product introductions: Due to the popularity of its Home Style Library pattern books, Andersen Windows launched virtual versions of the books as two iPad apps in 2013. The tablet-friendly apps are designed to give homeowners, architects, builders and remodelers resources to understand and discuss the elements of architectural style at any stage of the building process.
General information: Andersen encompasses not only its wood window and door operations, but SilverLine Windows & Doors, a producer of vinyl windows and doors with an 880,000-square-foot headquarters plant in North Brunswick, N.J., and facilities in Georgia, Illinois, Ohio and Texas. It also produces American Craftsman brand vinyl windows sold through Home Depot. In addition to its manufacturing operations, Andersen operates Andersen Logistics, with distribution centers in California, Colorado, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. The Renewal by Andersen direct-to-consumer replacement window business operates a 227,000-square-foot plant in Cottage Grove, Minn., as well as nine company-owned retail locations.
Formosa Plastics Group*
Product lines: Fiberglass entry doors and composite frames, and fiberglass patio door systems
Brands: Plastpro, Neuma Doors
Headquarters: Taipei, Taiwan
Manufacturing locations: Ashtabula, Ohio (Plastpro) and Houston (Neuma Doors)
Websites: www.plastproinc.com, www.neumadoors.com
General information: Plastpro Inc., the manufacturer of fiberglass entry doors, and Neuma Doors, a producer of fiberglass patio door systems, are both affiliated with the Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group, one of the largest producers of petrochemicals and plastic products in the world. Plastpro is also an affiliate company of JM Eagle, the PVC pipe producer. Neuma Doors is part of Formosa’s Nan Ya Plastics Corp., which produces window and door frames and fiberglass products for numerous markets worldwide.
Product lines: Wood, vinyl, and aluminum windows and patio doors; wood, steel and composite entry doors; interior doors and molded facings; millwork products
Brands: Jeld-Wen, Craftmaster
Headquarters: Klamath Falls, Ore.
Manufacturing locations: 31 total. Fourteen door manufacturing operations in Rocklin and San Diego, Calif.; Kissimmee, Fla.; Grinnell, Iowa; Ligonier, Ind.; Lexington, N.C.; Chiloquin, Ore., Pottsville, Pa.; Pataskala, Ohio; Sulphur Springs and Temple, Texas; and Ludlow and North Springfield, Vt.; as well as St. Henri, Quebec. Five door skin facilities in Dubuque, Iowa; Marion, N.C.; Klamath Falls, Ore.; White Swan, Wash.; and Craigsville, W.Va. Twelve window manufacturing operations in Vista, Calif.; Venice, Fla.; Rantoul, Ill., Grinnell, Iowa; Mount Vernon, Ohio; Bend and Stayton, Ore.; Ringtown, Pa.; and Hawkins, Wis.; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saint Appollinaire, Quebec; and Toronto, Ontario.
Websites: www.jeld-wen.com, www.craftmasterdoors.com
New product introductions: In 2013, Jeld-Wen released several new product lines, focusing on fiberglass entry doors and multi-panel systems. The company introduced new species and panel designs, available in a greater array of widths and heights, and unveiled more realistic wood grains with three tiers of fiberglass doors.
General information: Jeld-Wen is one of the largest manufacturers of doors in North America, with Onex reporting revenue of $3.2 billion.
Masonite International Inc.*
Product lines: Steel, wood, fiberglass, and composite entry and patio doors; interior doors, French doors and bi-fold doors
Headquarters: Tampa, Fla.
Manufacturing locations: More than 50 manufacturing and distribution facilities in North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa
Recent acquisitions: Masonite acquired the door manufacturing operations of Chilean wood door producer Masisa S.A. for approximately $12.5 million in 2013. The transaction included the door component operations in Cabrero, Chile, and a door assembly factory in Chillan, Chile. The company also opened a 200,000-square-foot interior door manufacturing facility in Denmark, S.C.
General information: In September 2013, Masonite once again became a public company, selling its shares under the symbol DOOR on the New York Stock Exchange. The manufacturer reported 2012 sales of $1.7 billion.
Product lines: Wood, vinyl and fiberglass window, patio door and entry door products; steel entry doors; architectural windows, curtain wall, storefronts and entrances
Headquarters: Pella, Iowa
Manufacturing locations: 10 total. Pella manufactures wood windows and patio doors in Pella, Carroll, Shenandoah, and Sioux Center, Iowa; and Macomb, Ill. It manufactures fiberglass and vinyl products in Murray, Ky., and vinyl windows and patio doors in Gettysburg, Pa., and Portland, Ore. Pella produces its entry door systems in Wylie, Texas, and at the Pella headquarters facility in Iowa. The manufacturer also owns Efco Corp., which manufactures architectural and commercial products in Monett, Mo.
Websites: www.pella.com, www.pellareplacement.com
New product introductions: Consumers Digest named two Pella replacement windows—ThermaStar by Pella and Pella Designer Series Precision Fit windows—as a Best Buy in 2013. Pella also introduced new Impervia fiberglass line colors, New Black and Morning Sky Gray, for windows and patio doors.
General information: A family-run business dating back to 1925, Pella sells its products through a network of independently owned Pella Window Stores, as well as company-owned sales branches in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Arizona, Utah, and Toronto. Additionally, it offers its ProLine products through select lumber yards across the country, as well as a full line of products through Pella Design Centers located within Lowe’s stores.
VKR Holding A/S*
Product lines: Skylights and roof windows; wood, aluminum, and vinyl windows and patio doors
Headquarters: Hoersholm, Denmark
Manufacturing locations: The company operates manufacturing operations in 11 countries, including the United States, where it has a plant in Greenwood, S.C.
Websites: www.veluxusa.com, www.vkr-holding.com
Recent developments: In 2013, VKR Holding sold Loewen, the Canadian window and door manufacturer, to a group of investors that included members of the Loewen family. VKR also sold its stake in Gienow Windows & Doors, the Canadian manufacturer of wood and vinyl windows, to PlyGem in 2013.
General information: Based in Denmark, VKR is the parent company of the Velux Group. The manufacturer of skylight and roof window products employs about 10,000 people and operates manufacturing operations in 11 countries. In Europe, VKR’s Dovista Group of window and door manufacturing companies primarily makes wood and wood/aluminum products. VKR reported total 2012 sales of about $3.1 billion.
YKK AP Inc.
Product lines: Vinyl windows and doors for the residential new construction, replacement and impact markets; commercial windows, doors, curtain wall and entrances, including blast and impact products
Brands: YKK AP America
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Manufacturing operations: YKK has operations in Japan, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. It produces and distributes residential products from its YKK AP America facility in Macon, Ga. YKK AP America manufactures storefronts, entrances, curtain walls, windows, balcony doors and other products in Dublin, Ga.
Employees: 17,000 (approximately 500-1,000 people in the U.S.)
Recent developments: In the spring of 2014, YKK AP intends to open a new production, distribution and logistics facility located in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. The company also expanded its sales territory to cover Minnesota in 2013.
General information: A major global producer of commercial and residential windows and doors, and one of the largest architectural products companies in the world, YKK reports annual sales of $6.1 billion worldwide, with its architectural products business accounting for slightly more than half the total.