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Andersen 

“Revenue $2.2 B As of December 2013

At a Glance
  • Industry: Construction
  • Founded: 1903
  • Country: United States
  • CEO: James E Humphrey
  • CFO: Philip Donaldson
  • Website:www.andersenwindows.com
  • Employees: 9,000
  • Fiscal Year End: Dec 31, 2012
  • Sales: $2.2 B e
  • Headquarters: Bayport, MN
Forbes Lists

#208 America’s Largest Private Companies

Profile

Andersen was founded as a lumber company in 1903 by Danish immigrant Hans Andersen in Hudson, Wisconsin. Where logs arrived via the St. Croix River, this company found a niche making window frames. Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen now makes complete vinyl and wood window systems and patio doors.”

“NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1905
Andersen develops the “develops the two bundle” method, streamlining the window construction process and making fast, jobsite construction possible.

1932
The Andersen® master casement window becomes the first completely assembled window unit in the industry.

1952
Andersen develops first-of-its-kind new Welded Insulating Glass, eliminating the need for storm panels.

1966
The Andersen® Perma-Shield® cladding system, a tough vinyl exterior for wood windows, debuts to revolutionize the window industry.

1983
Andersen becomes the first window company to employ low emissivity (low-E) glass as a standard technology, greatly improving energy efficiency.

1991
Andersen develops Fibrex® material, a revolutionary composite made of wood fiber reclaimed from Andersen manufacturing operations and a special thermoplastic polymer, some of which is also reclaimed.

1995
Renewal by Andersen is founded, servicing homeowners with custom, low-maintenance, energy-efficient replacement windows.

1995
Andersen begins offering Green Seal™ certified products—an industry first.

1999
Andersen is the first window manufacturer to be named an ENERGY STAR® National Window Partner of the Year.

2008
Andersen leads the industry with a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) Chain-of-Custody certification (FSC-C016636) for traceability in our wood supply chain.

Andersen receives SCS Global Services (SCS) Indoor Advantage™ Gold, a certification meeting CA section 01350 specifications.

2009
Andersen introduces 100 Series windows and doors made from Fibrex® material and featuring responsible construction, economical pricing and energy-saving performance.

2010
Andersen unveils A-Series windows and doors, our highest-performing line of windows and patio doors offering the widest range of colors and designs.

2011
Andersen releases its first Corporate Sustainability Report, which remains an annual event.
Andersen launches a program to convert a portion of its fleet to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)—a cleaner burning, more regionally available fuel source.

2012
Andersen earns the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award, which is reserved for partners demonstrating outstanding leadership year after year. The award is only given to organizations that have been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for three or more consecutive years.

2013
Andersen celebrates 110 years as a leader in the building products industry

In October, Andersen acquires Southern California-based Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows, Inc., a leader in the specialty door segment, bringing the expertise and craftsmanship of Weiland’s products to Andersen

January 2013 marked the end of era as Andersen retired the full-frame Andersen Narroline double-hung window during an event at the company’s Bayport headquarters. CEO Jay Lund described it as a workhorse in the industry and among the most successful window products every produced.

The company’s Garland, Texas, plant manufactured its 1 millionth 100 Series window in December after just five years in production.

The Home Depot recognized Andersen as its 2013 Millwork Partner of the Year for all Andersen brands carried by the big box retailer.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Andersenwindows.com

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