Andersen to Expand Bayport, Minn., Plant

May 24th, 2018 by Editor

This week, Andersen Corp.  broke ground on a 60,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing campus in Bayport, Minn. The $40 million expansion is expected to create at least 40 full-time production jobs to support growing demand.

This expansion will add Fibrex material extrusion capabilities to support the sales growth of the Andersen 100 Series product portfolio.

“We reviewed several locations and selected to expand in Bayport because of the experienced workforce, the proximity to our 100 Series assembly operations and the ability to leverage available land at our flagship manufacturing campus,” said Andersen Corp. chair and CEO Jay Lund. “This expansion will add extrusion capabilities in Bayport to support sales growth of our 100 Series, while repurposing much of our North Branch, Minn., extrusion plant to support the growth of Renewal by Andersen.”

Fibrex material is a blend of wood fiber, mostly reclaimed from Andersen manufacturing processes, and thermoplastic polymer, some of which is also reclaimed. Fibrex has garnered more than 25 U.S. patents .

“By further investing in our Fibrex material extrusion capabilities, we are investing in our ability to deliver the high-performing, dependable and energy-efficient products our consumers expect long into the future,” said Lund.

Construction is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2019.

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