Renewal by Andersen Cuts Ribbon on Expanded Cottage Grove Facility
Replacement window manufacturer adds 200 new jobs following expansion
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn (June 30, 2016) – Renewal by Andersen, a division of Andersen Corporation, will formally open its expanded Cottage Grove facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, June 30. It is the first expansion at the facility after the company moved to this location in 1999.
“It was exciting to cap off our first 20 years with a groundbreaking ceremony last year,” says Paul Delahunt, president of Renewal by Andersen. “Thanks to so many of the great people and organizations who helped make today’s celebration possible, we’re ready to meet consumer demand for today – and for the next 20 years.”
The expansion added 113,000 square feet to the manufacturing floor and 11,000 to the office space. The growth allowed Renewal by Andersen to create an additional 200 jobs, many of which have already been filled.
The expansion also supports Andersen Corporation’s commitment to environmental responsibility. The building itself features high-efficiency LED lighting, an enhanced building-automation system with seasonally adjusted cooling, as well as more than 160 new RbA picture windows and A-Series doors. On the campus, nearly 200 trees were planted, a storm-water-management system installed, provisions for electric cars were added, and a percentage of surface parking spaces have been reserved for carpool parking.
The expanded facility was designed by RSP Architects and built with McGough Construction Company, the same team that led the building’s initial design and construction in 17 years ago.
“This isn’t just a place we come to work or conduct business,” explains Delahunt. “This is a community we’re invested in, where many of our employees call ‘home.’ Without them, and the support of this community, none of this would be possible.”
NOTE FOR MEDIA
The ribbon-cutting program starts at 1 pm on June 30. Factory tours for interested photographers/videographers begin at noon that same day. Pre-registration for tours is requested; contact Lisa Talbot to reserve your tour space.
About Renewal by Andersen: Renewal by Andersen is the start-to-finish window replacement division of Andersen Corporation. The company offers a replacement process that includes an in-home consultation, custom manufacturing, and installation through one of the largest nationwide networks of window replacement specialists. For a complimentary in-home consultation, or to view more information about Renewal by Andersen visit www.renewalbyandersen.com.
About Andersen Corporation: Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the Andersen®, Renewal by Andersen®, Silver Line® and American Craftsman® brands. Andersen was founded in 1903 and employs nearly 11,000 people in locations across North America. Andersen is a privately held company. Visit us at www.andersencorporation.com.