Andersen Corp.*


Headquarters: Bayport, Minn.

Product Lines: Wood windows and patio doors. Composite replacement windows. Vinyl windows and doors.

Employees: 9,000

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2012 Top 100 Sales Range Category: More than $1 Billion

General Information: Andersen operates 15 manufacturing locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, New Jersey as well as Ontario, Canada. Based in Bayport, Minn., where it operates a 2.8 million-square-foot facility covering 65 acres. the company has expanded by internal growth, especially the growth of its replacement business, Renewal by Andersen, as well as the acquisition of several window companies over the past decade. Silver Line Windows & Doors makes vinyl windows and doors at its 880,000-square-foot headquarters plant in North Brunswick, N.J., and at facilities in Georgia, Illinois, Ohio and Texas. With the market downturn, a Silver Line plant in Fall River, Mass., was closed in 2009. Andersen also owns Eagle Window & Door, the wood window producer based in Dubuque, Iowa, added in 2005, and Emco Enterprises, which makes storm doors. Added in 2001, KML Windows, a custom wood window producer based in London, Ont., now manufacturers Andersen Architectural brand products. Its Renewal by Andersen replacement window business operates a 227,000-square-foot replacement business in Cottage Grove, Minn., as well as nine company-owned retail locations. In 2010, Andersen sold Dashwood Industries, based in Centralia, Ont., to a group of local managers. The Dashwood's plant had been used in the past by Andersen to produce skylights and basement windows, but had evolved and was focusing on Dashwood brand vinyl windows and entry systems. Andersen operates with a combination of independent and company-owned distributors. Andersen Logistics operates distribution centers in California, Colorado, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin, .In 2010, it opened a new distribution center in Fall River, Mass., at a site previously housing a Silver Line Windows factory. Recent developments at the company include the development of the new A Series of windows and doors. Combining wood and composite construction., the line is said to represent the company’s most energy efficient product line. Forbes Magazine ranked Andersen 210th among America’s largest private companies for 2010, estimating the window and door manufacturer’s 2009 sales to be $2.1 billion.

  A worker inspects ingredients to be used
in Andersen’s Fibrex composite materials
at its extrusion plant in Minnesota.

Vinyl windows ready for shipment at the Silver Line plant in North Brunswick, N.J.


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