Andersen Corporation (Minnesota states) : The largest window and door manufacturer in the United States


( Andersen Corporation is an international window and door manufacturing enterprise employing approximately 12,000 people at more than 30 manufacturing, logistic centers and company owned retail locations. Andersen is a private company with its headquarters in Bayport, Minnesota.

Andersen ranked #179 on Forbes List of Private Companies with $2.5 billion in annual sales for fiscal year ending December 31, 2016. Andersen Corporation and its affiliates comprise the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Andersen was named as the top window products brand for wood and wood clad windows in terms of brand familiarity, most used and quality rating by the Builder magazine in 2015.

Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the Andersen, Renewal by Andersen, Weiland, MQ and Heritage brands. Andersen has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada and Italy. Andersen's production facility in Bayport, Minnesota is 2.8-million-square-feet, and the facility covers 65 acres.

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 in 1937 to Andersen Corporation.

Originally Andersen Lumber Company was based in Hudson, Wisconsin where logs arrived to their location via the St. Croix River. In 1905, Andersen originated the “two bundle” method, which streamlined the window construction process. By standardizing sizes of frame pieces, then packaging them in separate horizontal and vertical pairs, units could be assembled on the job site in as little as 10 minutes. In 1908, Hans Andersen sells the lumberyards to devote all the company's efforts to the window frame business. Needing room for expansion, Andersen builds a new factory in 1913 in South Stillwater (now Bayport), Minnesota. in 1914, Fred C. Andersen becomes president. In 1916, Andersen gets back into the lumber business. In 1917, Andersen's "White Pine Frames" logo becomes its first registered trademark.

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