Andersen Corporation Opens New Manufacturing Plant in Bayport, Announces Plans for $45 Million Expansion, 300 New Jobs

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A 100 Series window coming off the production line at Andersen Corp. in Bayport. (Photo courtesy of Andersen Corporation)

Andersen Corporation announced today that it will add more than 300 jobs as part of the $45 million expansion Of manufacturing facilities in Cottage Grove and North Branch.

On Monday, Andersen Corp. officially opened its newest manufacturing plant in Bayport, which will manufacture Andersen 100 Series products — and announced the expansion of the Cottage Grove and North Branch facilities.

“This is an exciting time for Andersen,” Jay Lund, Chairman, President and CEO at Andersen Corporation said in a news release. “After navigating a historic housing market recession, our markets are beginning to recover and more importantly our investments in innovation and diversification are fueling the growth of our company.”

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) supported both plant expansions in Minnesota with grants through the Minnesota Investment Fund and the Job Creation Fund.

The Cottage Grove expansion will receive an award from the Minnesota Investment Fund of $500,000 and $1.5 million from Minnesota Job Creation Fund if the company meets hiring and investment goals.

“Minnesota has been home to Andersen Corporation for over 100 years,” Governor Mark Dayton said in a statement.“ During that time, the company has employed thousands of hard-working Minnesotans. Today’s announcement to expand its Cottage Grove and North Branch facilities builds on the great news today in Bayport. I congratulate Andersen Corporation for its tremendous successes.”

At a Glance

About Andersen Corporation Bayport Plant Expansion

Andersen has been manufacturing windows at its facility in Bayport for more than 100 years. As a result of the expansion, it will now include production of the company’s newest product line, the 100 Series. The plant will add more than 100 new full-time positions.

About Renewal by Andersen Cottage Grove Expansion

Renewal by Andersen is the company’s window replacement business that sells directly to consumers. The current plant employs approximately 450 workers. The company is now planning on a $38 million expansion of the facility that will create more than 200 new full-time jobs.

About Andersen Corporation’s North Branch Operations

Andersen opened the North Branch extrusion operations facility in 2005. This plant provides lineal material for Renewal by Andersen and Andersen 100 Series products. The company invested $7 million in the facility to expand its capacity to support the growth of their products.

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