Andersen Distribution Inc.


Andersen Distribution Inc is a privately owned business that was founded in 1903 by Danish immigrant Hans Andersen and his family in Hudson, Wisconsin, where logs arrived via the St. Croix River. Today, Andersen Corporation is an international enterprise employing over 9,000 people at more than 20 locations with its headquarters in Bayport, Minnesota, a 2.8 million-square-foot facility that covers 65 acres. Andersen annually manufactures more than six million wood windows and doors, with sales worldwide.

Andersen originates the two bundle method, which streamlines the window construction process. By standardizing sizes of frame pieces, then packaging them in separate horizontal and vertical pairs, units can be assembled on the job site in as little as ten minutes. It was nicknamed the Ten Minute Window. The Andersen master casement window becomes the first completely assembled window unit in the industry — sash, frame and hardware. It quickly becomes an industry classic. Andersen begins fitting its windows with a first-of-its-kind new Welded Insulating Glass to provide protection against condensation and frost. It also eliminates the need for a removable storm panel.

The Perma-Shield Cladding System makes its debut. The patented, tough vinyl exterior for wood windows is developed with the help of Italian inventor, Luigi Zanini. The low-maintenance, vinyl-cladding system revolutionized the window industry and created an entire category of wood windows: clad-window. Development of Fibrex material: a revolutionary composite made of wood fiber, reclaimed from Andersen manufacturing, and vinyl. Among its features are resistance to rotting, excellent insulation and low thermal expansion rate in extreme temperatures.

Proper installation and replacement is essential to enjoy all the benefits of experienced window design, engineering and workmanship. Andersen windows and doors are designed for beauty, efficiency and convenience. They are also built to last. But proper care from the owner will go a long way toward keeping the windows looking and working like new.

The Company provides benefits such as  Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care & Dependent Care), Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Paid time off, Paid holidays Success Sharing, Retirement Plan, Professional Development. The company is known to take good care of its employees. It is a known fact that happy employees make for happy customers.