GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Window and door producer Andersen Corporation is making an investment $one hundred and five million to build a 500,000 rectangular foot manufacturing campus in Goodyear, Arizona.
Andersen currently held a groundbreaking rite for its most recent production and distribution facility, at which it expects to create extra than 415 jobs at some point of the primary section of its enlargement. Andersen’s Goodyear facility will manufacture Andersen 100 Series merchandise, one in all its maximum famous merchandise, made from Fibrex timber composite. The material carries a blend of wood fiber, basically reclaimed from Andersen production tactics, and thermoplastic polymer, a number of which is likewise reclaimed. Andersen says its Fibrex engineered composite has garnered more than 25 United States patents and is a extraordinary and better material utilized in numerous Andersen and Renewal with the aid of Andersen product strains.
The growth is a part of the Andersen’s approach to boom potential to support call for and make bigger its presence inside the western United States. Andersen anticipates a capability overall investment of at the least $two hundred million via future expansion of the campus. It could be owned and operated with the aid of Andersen Regional Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of Andersen Corporation, and is expected to be operational in early 2020.
Business, government and network leaders such as Andersen Chairman and CEO Jay Lund, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord, Arizona Commerce Authority Senior Vice President of Economic and Rural Development Keith Watkins, and Greater Phoenix Economic Council President and CEO Chris Camacho venerated the event with a ceremonial groundbreaking.
“Our imaginative and prescient is to make the sector a better place by means of living up to the promise that everybody advantages from their association with Andersen – our personnel, clients, distribution partners, suppliers, shareholders and the communities wherein we live and work, which now consists of Goodyear, Arizona,” said Jay Lund. “We are thankful for the many allies who’re working along us as we embark in this essential growth of our commercial enterprise.”
Andersen, a privately held employer, employs extra than eight,000 people with manufacturing sites in North America and Europe. Andersen become founded in 1903 by means of Danish immigrant Hans Andersen and his family in Hudson, Wisconsin, wherein logs arrived via the St. Croix River. Today, situated in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and marketplace window and door products globally.