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Andersen Corporation

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Andersen Corporation
File:Andersen Corporation logo.png
Founded 📆July 25, 1903
Founder 👔Hans Andersen and family
Headquarters 🏙️,
Bayport, Minnesota
Area served 🗺️
Products 🎛️ 🧴Windows and Doors
Number of employees
12,000 (2018)
SubsidiariesAndersen Windows, Inc.
Renewal by Andersen Corporation
EMCO Enterprises

Andersen Corporation is an international window and door manufacturing enterprise employing approximately 12,000 people at more than thirty manufacturing facilities, logistics centers, and company owned retail locations. As of 2016, Andersen was a private company headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota.[1]

Andersen ranked #179 on Forbes List of Private Companies, with $2.5 billion in annual sales for fiscal year ending December 31, 2016.[2] Andersen Corporation and its affiliates make up the largest window and door manufacturer in North America.[3]

Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the names Andersen, Renewal by Andersen, Weiland, MQ, and Heritage. Andersen has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, and Italy. Andersen's production facility in Bayport, Minnesota, comprises a 2.8-million-square-feet area spread over 65 acres.[citation needed]


Andersen Lumber 1903
Hudson Plant 1913

Andersen Corporation was founded in 1903 as the Andersen Lumber Company by Danish immigrant Hans Jacob Andersen and his family at Hudson, Wisconsin. In 1929, the name of the firm was changed to Andersen Frame Company, and again in 1937 to Andersen Corporation.[4] Originally, Andersen Lumber Company was based in Hudson, Wisconsin, where logs arrived at their location via the St. Croix River. In 1908, Hans Andersen sold the lumberyards to devote all the company's efforts to the window frame business. Needing room for expansion, Andersen built a factory in 1913 in South Stillwater (now Bayport, Minnesota). In 1914, Fred C. Andersen became president. In 1916, Andersen resumed operating the lumber business.

Andersen begins producing windows with less metal and other material to support the war effort.

When metals were scarce during World War II, Andersen began producing windows using parts less metal and other material to support the war effort. Andersen Corporation also made wooden ammunition boxes for the war effort, which resulted in "Excellence in Production" ("E") awards from the United States Army, and United States Navy.[5]

1952 Andersen begins fitting its windows with Welded Insulating Glass

Renewal by Andersen was founded in 1995 and in 2015 opened a 125,000 square-foot manufacturing plant expansion.[6] Andersen opened a new manufacturing facility in Menomonie, Wisconsin in 2000. Andersen announced an $18 million expansion of its Bayport operations in April 2015.[7][8] In 2015, Andersen added more than 300 jobs as part of a $45 million expansion project at its Renewal manufacturing facility in Cottage Grove and its Fibrex extrusion plant in North Branch.[9] In October, 2017, Andersen acquired Quebec-based Fenêtres MQ Inc., a Quebec-based manufacturer of high-end doors and windows.[10] In March 2018, Andersen acquired Heritage Windows and Doors, a manufacturer of custom aluminum doors and windows in Gilbert, Arizona.[11][12] In January 2018, Andersen acquired Frontier Tooling and Design Corp, an extrusion tooling supplier in Huntington, West Virginia.[13]


Also in 1997, Andersen earned the Stars of Energy Efficiency Award presented by the Alliance to Save Energy.[14] In 1999, Andersen was named an Energy Star National Windows Partner of the Year.[15] Andersen 100 Series windows and doors earned the Green Builder Media 2016 Readers Choice Award and Fibrex composite material was cited for durability, sustainability and energy-efficiency.[16] Andersen Corporation was named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner.[17]


The Bayport Foundation, the precursor to the Andersen Corporate Foundation, was established in 1941. The first check cut was a $100 gift to Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.[18] As of April 2012, the foundation has donated more than $50 million to a wide range of nonprofit organizations that provide community, social and support services to improve people's lives and strengthen communities.[18]


  1. Dee DePass, "A history of `what's next?'" Star Tribune, July 24, 2003  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  2. Forbes, [1], accessed 2017
  3. Window & Door Magazine, [2],
  4. Andersen Corporation, Corporate Records Minnesota Historical Society
  5. Army-Navy "E" Award Winners in World War Two Michigan-Minnesota, [3],
  6. South Washington County Bulletin [4],
  7. Janet Moore, Star Tribune [5],
  8. Office of Minnesota Governor [6],
  9. Nick Woltman, Pioneer Press [7],
  10. Dee Depass, Star Tribune [8],
  11. Door & Window Market Magazine
  12. Britt Johnsen, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
  13. The Herald Dispatch,[9],
  14. "Alliance to Save Energy". Archived from the original on 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-03-06. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. DRIVING INVESTMENT IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY: ENERGY STAR and Other Voluntary Programs (1998 Annual Report) (Report). US EPA Climate Protection Division. July 1999. p. 17. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  16. Green Builder Media
  17. ENERGY STAR, Environmental Protection Agency [10],
  18. 18.0 18.1 Tim Harlow, Star Tribune [11],

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