Andersen history, profile and corporate video
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.”
Andersen develops the “develops the two bundle” method, streamlining the window construction process and making fast, jobsite construction possible.
The Andersen® master casement window becomes the first completely assembled window unit in the industry.
Andersen develops first-of-its-kind new Welded Insulating Glass, eliminating the need for storm panels.
The Andersen® Perma-Shield® cladding system, a tough vinyl exterior for wood windows, debuts to revolutionize the window industry.
Andersen becomes the first window company to employ low emissivity (low-E) glass as a standard technology, greatly improving energy efficiency.
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.
Renewal by Andersen is founded, servicing homeowners with custom, low-maintenance, energy-efficient replacement windows.
Andersen begins offering Green Seal™ certified products—an industry first.
Andersen is the first window manufacturer to be named an ENERGY STAR® National Window Partner of the Year.
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.
Andersen introduces 100 Series windows and doors made from Fibrex® material and featuring responsible construction, economical pricing and energy-saving performance.
Andersen unveils A-Series windows and doors, our highest-performing line of windows and patio doors offering the widest range of colors and designs.
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.
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.
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
**Video published on YouTube by “Andersen Windows“