Andersen Recognized for Commitment to Veterans, Service Members, Military Families

Window + Door
November 8, 2019

Andersen Corp. was recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Company by the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs for its commitment to leveraging existing programs and building effective initiatives to support employee service members, veterans and military families. To earn the recognition, Andersen reports it put forth a rigorous action plan stating how it will build programs and leverage existing support activities for employee service members, veterans and military families. As part of its comprehensive plan, Andersen commits to new and continued programs that:

  • Hire, retain and support employees who serve in the reserves,
  • Sponsor career events for people transitioning from active military duty to the civilian workforce,
  • Create support plans for deployed employees and their families,
  • Provide pay differential above legal requirements for employees who are active in the armed forces,
  • Engage with veteran-owned businesses and work to include diversity in its supply chain, and
  • Focus on aiding veterans' support nonprofit organizations.

“Our service members face unique challenges during and after deployment, and stable employment with supportive companies can make all the difference in easing those difficulties,” says Governor Tim Walz. “Minnesota leads on supporting our servicemembers, veterans, and military families with the support of incredible partners like Andersen Windows." 

Additionally, Jay Lund, chairman and CEO of Andersen, signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement, demonstrating the company's commitment to maintaining the strength and readiness of the Nation's Guard and Reserve units.

The company also announced a $25,000 grant from the Andersen Corporate Foundation to Youth Service Bureau in support of its new Military Family Support Program. This program assists the families of deploying and returning service members with customized programs and practical solutions to mental health challenges and other obstacles faced by the families of soldiers before, during and after deployments.