Andersen Corporation

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Andersen Corporation
Type Private
Industry Windows and Doors
Founded 1903
Founder(s) Hans Andersen and family
Headquarters Bayport, Minnesota, United States
Employees 9,000 (2013)
Subsidiaries Andersen Windows, Inc.
Renewal by Andersen Corporation
EMCO Enterprises

Andersen Corporation is a U.S. based manufacturer of window and door products, headquartered in the St. Paul exurb of Bayport, Minnesota. The Andersen Corporation companies include Andersen Windows, Inc., Eagle Window & Door Manufacturing, Inc., Renewal by Andersen window replacement, American Craftsman Window & Door Company and Silver Line Building Products LLC.


The privately owned business was founded in 1903 by Danish immigrant Hans Andersen and his family in Hudson, Wisconsin, where logs arrived via the St. Croix River. It was originally named Andersen Lumber Company, but in 1929 it was changed to Andersen Frame Company before finally being changed to Andersen Corporation in 1937.[1] In 1913 the company moved to South Stillwater, Minnesota, which was renamed Bayport in 1922. During World War II, Andersen Corporation made wooden ammunition boxes for the war effort, which resulted in "E" awards from the United States Army and United States Navy.[1] The company is still headquartered in Bayport, and as of 2013 employs approximately 9,000 people in locations across North America.[2][3][4]

Window products[edit]

Andersen offers 100, 200, 400, and A-Series windows (listed in order of price). Each series includes hung, casement, awning, transom, and picture models. Bow/bay windows are only available in 400 Series. 100 Series products are made of Fibrex, which is composed of 40 percent wood fiber, and 60 percent thermoplastic polymer. 200, 400, and A-Series products are wood with vinyl cladding on the outside. [5]

Renewal by Andersen Corporation[edit]

Renewal by Andersen Corporation, a replacement window and door company, manufactures replacement windows and doors using the company's proprietary Fibrex material. The wood fibers are reclaimed directly from the Andersen Windows manufacturing operations.

EMCO doors[edit]

Andersen acquired the former EMCO Enterprises, a Des Moines, Iowa storm door manufacturer in 2001.[6]


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