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Andersen Corporation at Des Moines Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build

BAYPORT, Minn., May 16, 2017 – Window installation is happening today as Andersen Corporation is providing a team of more than 40 volunteers this week to help build one of 10 new affordable homes for Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity® Blitz Build.

“Helping to build energy-efficient, good-quality homes for working families is one of the key ways we live our long-standing values of corporate citizenship and partnership in the communities where we live and work,” said Eliza Clark, who leads employee volunteerism for Andersen and participating in the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build. “Combining employee volunteerism with financial support creates a stronger community connection and engagement.”

The Birdland Park neighborhood, where the Blitz Build is taking place, experienced a second 100-year flood in 2008 when a levee breached and devastated an area where 270 homes previously stood leaving only 54 homes standing. The levees have since been rebuilt and certified.

Andersen has a storm door manufacturing facility in Des Moines. For over a decade, the Andersen team has been supporting the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity affiliate providing funding in excess of $200,000, more than 300 storm doors, multiple sets of windows, and more than 1,000 hours of employee volunteer time.

“We are very happy to support the Birdland project this week and our long time local Habitat for Humanity affiliate,” said Joe Pauley, Vice President and General Manager of the Andersen Storm Door Division. “We have tremendous support from the Des Moines Habitat staff, entire Andersen team and most importantly our employees in Des Moines who quickly filled up the volunteer sheets for the build this week. Giving back to our communities is an important part of who we are at Andersen”

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®, American Craftsman® and EMCO® 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 andersencorporation.com.

Media Contacts:

Mindy Sachs, Andersen Corporation

mindy.sachs@andersencorp.com

(651) 206-8988

Jenna Ekstrom, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

jennaekstrom@gdmhabitat.org

(515) 471-8686 ext.126

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Andersen Windows and Cheeriodicals Utilize Team Building

Orlando, FL, April 28, 2017 –A team of employees from Andersen Windows, along with Cheeriodicals, delivered cheer in the form of 150 big green boxes to patients at the Florida Hospital for Children during a “Cheeriodicals Day” event held on April 28, 2017. Cheeriodicals are “big green boxes of cheer” made up, in this case, of age-appropriate magazines and activity books, room decorations, puzzles, stickers and games for the children to enjoy.

During the AIA Conference on Architecture held in Orlando, the Andersen Team collaborated with architects attending the Andersen booth to compile the gift boxes. To help educate attendees Andersen, Cheeriodicals, and Florida Hospital kicked the day off speaking at Hanley Wood’s Architect LIVE event, highlighting the unique collaboration and opportunity to spread cheer. “The atmosphere in the booth was really energizing as everyone worked together to create something bigger than themselves,” said Gary Massenzio, Architect Sales Rep. “It was a lot of fun and very rewarding.”

“We’re so excited to deliver smiles to the Florida Hospital for Children today,” said Ben DeLoach, Director of Business Development and Events of Cheeriodicals. “This is the third time we’ve worked with Andersen this year to assemble Big Green Boxes of Cheer to deliver to hospitalized children and their families. The experience has been life-changing.”

“It has been such an amazing day for the children and families at our hospital today,” said Lisa Robertson, Patient and Family Experience Manager at Florida Hospital for Children. “We were so pleased to have the Andersen team and architects visit today to spread cheer to the children and families in our hospital.”

After a special delivery to the hospital, free of charge, by Two Men and a Truck, Orlando, Cheeriodicals, employees from Andersen Windows, AIA, as well as architects from across the US began handing out the big green boxes of cheer to patient families at the hospital. The boxes were tailored to boys or girls and specific age groups and are sure to bring joy to the children.

“Andersen is deeply engaged in serving our community, including the community of Orlando. Today’s event was special for all involved and we are so proud to be a part of it,” said Sandi Andrews, Sales Director at Andersen Windows.

Cheeriodicals Day is catching on across the country. Cheeriodicals has worked with children’s hospitals in dozens of markets nationwide including: Houston, Birmingham, Cincinnati, Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Columbus, New York and Omaha on Cheeriodicals Days and has plans to continue working with corporate sponsors to bring cheer to children’s hospitals throughout the country.

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 andersencorporation.com.

About Cheeriodicals

Cheeriodicals is a national corporate team building company that conducts philanthropic events benefiting children’s hospitals, Ronald McDonald Houses, Veterans Hospitals and other charities across the country.   For more information about Cheeriodicals, Alabama Launchpad 2014 winner, visit www.boxesofcheer.com, or follow Cheeriodicals on Twitter and Facebook.

About Florida Hospital for Children

Florida Hospital is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit health care providers with 22 campuses serving communities throughout Florida. Being a not for profit hospital means we are here for something much more important: you. For more than 100 years, we have been profoundly committed to those who seek our care. We’ve become known the world over for the expert, compassionate, individualized attention given to the millions who have already passed through our doors, and the million plus patients who visit us each year. Visit us at https://www.floridahospital.com/children.

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Andersen Corp. Earns 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award

BAYPORT, Minn., April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Andersen Corporation, including its subsidiaries, has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner, the highest honor given for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Andersen’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.

An ENERGY STAR® partner since the Windows program began in 1998, Andersen is known for its long history of leadership in producing energy efficient products. Andersen was the first window manufacturer awarded the ENERGY STAR National Window Partner of the Year in 1999.

Andersen’s leadership in energy efficiency is exemplified through products that have helped set industry standards for minimizing environmental impacts while maximizing energy efficiency, performance and durability for customers.  Andersen’s dedication to promoting the ENERGY STAR program is centered on advancing energy-efficient products within its four major brands, and educating all stakeholders about the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified products and programs.

In 2016, Andersen’s top three ENERGY STAR related accomplishments included:

  1. Advancing energy efficiency ratings across the portfolio. Andersen now offers products that are ENERGY STAR® v. 6.0 certified in the Northern Climate Zone; added PassiveSun® glass and HeatLock® coating to most product lines for greater energy efficiency options; and also increased sales of Andersen® A-Series products with triple-pane glass – recognized as Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR in 2017 with specific glass options.
  2. Expansive outreach to consumers. Andersen deployed a multi-faceted campaign to educate consumers about energy efficiency benefits. Specific tactics included social media infographic, bylined articles and educational videos. Andersen also worked directly with the EPA to develop an engaging in-home ENERGY STAR® Scavenger Hunt for kids.
  3. Reducing operational energy use and increasing renewable energy. Andersen Chairman and CEO Jay Lund launched a Chairman’s Sustainability Award to recognize employees who deliver impressive environmental results. The winning site reduced its energy consumption by 20 percent through an LED lighting upgrade – helping Andersen to drive closer to an enterprise goal. Andersen also announced a subscription to up to 19 megawatts of solar energy through Xcel Energy’s Solar*Rewards Community® program.

“Andersen is honored to receive the 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award,” said Sal Abbate, Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Andersen Corporation. “We are committed to educating consumers about the critical importance of selecting energy-efficient windows that last. The ENERGY STAR® brand helps consumers make wise decisions about energy efficiency throughout their home.”

In 2015 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners saved American businesses and consumers 503 billion kilowatt hours and $34 billion on their energy bills, while achieving broad emission reductions.

“The 2017 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award reflects how Andersen employees bring to life our company value of corporate citizenship, and lead by example, reducing environmental impacts by making our operations more energy efficient,” added Eliza Clark, Director of Sustainability and Environmental, Andersen Corporation. “Lowering energy consumption is a win for all of us and the right thing to do for the environment.”

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 andersencorporation.com.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders. For 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov.

“ENERGY STAR” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“Solar*Rewards Community®” is a registered trademark of Xcel Energy Inc.

“Andersen” and all other marks where denoted are trademarks of Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.

 

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Profit Sharing 2016

Andersen Announces $17 Million in Employee Profit Sharing

BAYPORT, MN (February 3, 2017) – The Andersen Corporation today announced the company is paying $17 million in employee profit sharing reflecting the team’s strong performance and their focus on delighting our customers in 2016. Each eligible employee will receive $1,790 USD, a 12 percent increase over last year’s profit sharing payment.

“Andersen employees have a strong sense of ownership of the business and profit sharing is an important way that we recognize the team’s commitment and dedication,” said Jay Lund, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Andersen’s history of sharing success with employees dates back more than 100 years.

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 11,000 people in locations across North America. Andersen is a privately held company. Visit us at andersencorporation.com.

 

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Andersen congratulates Mountain View on National Recognition

BAYPORT, Minn. (October 27, 2016) – Andersen Corporation extends a note of congratulations to Denver-based Mountain View Window and Door on their recent recognition from Window and Door Magazine as one of the magazine’s Dealers of the Year for 2016.

The honor, announced earlier this week, recognizes companies for their innovative spirit, entrepreneurism and ingenuity.

“We have enjoyed our relationship with Mountain View, and have been long impressed with the high standards Devon Tilly and his team set for their customers and products,” said Sal Abbate, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Andersen Corporation. “It’s no surprise their tireless drive for excellence would be noticed at a national level. This award is richly deserved.”

Founded in 2006, Mountain View invests in a showroom space that helps customers make the best informed decisions: from unique product displays to meticulously trained professionals, unparalleled service is the hallmark of any Mountain View experience.

Andersen has previously recognized Mountain View with its own awards, including their Trinity and Best Showroom Experience Awards. In addition to the Window and Door award, Mountain View has also been recognized with a Best of Houzz award for Customer Satisfaction for the past two years.

“Congratulations to Devon and the entire Mountain View family. This is just the latest hard-earned honor, but not the last,” said Abbate.

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 more than 11,000 people in locations across North America. Andersen is a privately held company. Visit us at andersencorporation.com.

All marks where denoted are trademarks of their respective owners. ©2016 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

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Andersen Corporation Releases 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report: Commemorating our National Park Service’s Centennial

BAYPORT, Minn.–(August 24, 2016)– Today Andersen Corporation released its fifth annual Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR): Window to a Better World. Available online, the CSR highlights several company milestones that connect Andersen’s longstanding values and commitment to sustainable practices, with forward momentum along its sustainability journey.

“In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, our 2015 CSR celebrates the importance of wild and natural resources, as well as the company’s own century-long commitment to preserving the view outside our windows,” said Jay Lund, chairman and chief executive officer at Andersen.

The 2015 CSR illustrates how the company advanced new sustainability strategies and environmental targets, as a Ceres signatory, which further supports the company’s promise to lead the window and door industry in combating climate change. Among the report’s highlights from 2015:

Sourcing Clean Energy – In 2015, Andersen signed agreements with community solar developers to subscribe to up to 19 megawatts (MV) of solar power through the Xcel Energy Solar* Rewards Community® program. Additionally, the company signed a regional Pollinator Pledge, and chose solar allies who’ve agreed to establish site management practices benefiting pollinators and other wildlife.

Transparency – Andersen was the first in its industry to publish an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). An EPD incorporates life cycle assessment data to advance product transparency, with the goal of ultimately reducing environmental impacts. The company intends to expand from this first, Renewal by Andersen double-hung window EPD, to include other product offerings.

Philanthropy – Andersen expanded its work with the Yellowstone Park Foundation in 2015, building on prior energy efficiency successes with the group. The company donated windows to the new employee dormitory in the Old Faithful area of the Park, helping the building achieve a LEED® Platinum certification.

2015 also marked the completion of St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Eco Village – 18 LEED Platinum net zero homes located in River Falls, WI.

The 2015 CSR follows the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 in Accordance-Core option. Andersen made the transition away from a printed report to an exclusively web-based platform for the 2015 CSR.

“We are excited to transition to an online CSR this year,” said Eliza Clark, Andersen’s Director of Sustainability and Environmental. “Our goal was to build a dynamic platform that would allow us new opportunities not just to tell our story, but to meaningfully engage in a dialogue with our customers, employees and other key stakeholders.”

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 more than 11,000 people in locations across North America. Andersen is a privately held company. Visit us at andersencorporation.com.

All marks where denoted are trademarks of their respective owners. ©2016 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

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Why Energy Star Matters: Innovating Environmental Change Since 1998

There’s no stronger supporter of the Energy Star program than Andersen Corporation. As the first Energy Star Partner of the Year in the window category, we understand why Energy Star matters.

The Energy Star brand offers a sense of awareness for the importance of energy efficiency and a sense of trust. The brand marks products as the gold standard so homeowners know it stands for trust, quality and integrity; when they see that blue logo, they see those qualities.

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Sustainability is a core value here at Andersen. Our environmentally responsible manufacturing operations, sourcing practices, and products all showcase our commitment to energy efficiency, our consumers, and the world. We are constantly innovating our processes to reduce our impact on the environment, and we are proud of our long-standing partnership with a company that shares our values.

Beginning this month, we will be sharing helpful, informative facts and tips about Energy Star on this blog and our social media. Feature will include surprising ways to save money, spotlights on Energy Star certified products by Andersen, and tutorials on how to maximize energy efficiency in your home. This video offers a great overview of Andersen’s relationship with Energy Star.

Energy Star is a voluntary Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program dedicated to improving energy efficiency and helping homeowners and businesses save money by doing so. Andersen has supported the Energy Star program and its mission since its inception in 1998, and we are excited to share all of the reasons using Energy Certified products can positively impact the environment, and your wallet!

 

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Find a Thousand Words and More in the Andersen Commercial App

A picture is worth a thousand words, but in the Andersen Commercial Capabilities app there’s more to discover than just the stunning photography. Andersen has curated a sampling of project case studies organized by category – hospitality, commercial, assisted living, multi-family, historical, and educational – each identifying the specific Andersen® products used.

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Take your inspiration one step further with the Tools and Resources section of the app for quick and easy access to industry-leading design tools such as:

  • Design Pressure Estimators
  • Andersen Window Studio CAD/BIM
  • Andersen Product Application Team
  • Andersen Product Specifications
  • E-Series Product Specification Tools

With every update to the app you have the most current library of case studies and resources at your fingertips.  Download it today, if you haven’t already, and see for yourself.

If you have a project you would like featured on the app or the Andersen website, we’d like to know about it. Send us an email with your project details.

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Housing Boom, or Bust? One Prediction for a post-Baby Boomer Market

Considering how economists have studied the impact a retiring Baby Boomer workforce will have on the country’s economic health, housing stock certainly deserves the same attention.

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies recently conducted an analysis of the picture painted by various indicators, and concluded that – while housing will be come more widely available as Boomers sell their family homes and eventually pass on, the next generation that follows still has its own set of distinct housing needs. From their post:

“…while the housing market does somewhat resemble a game of musical chairs, with successive age groups ‘moving up’ as their incomes and families grow, and older households exiting, this process can be inefficient for young adults moving into units vacated by baby boomers…”

The outlook indicates new housing will continue to be needed, even as existing housing stock is released back into the market.

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Andersen Recognizes Colorado Dealer for Best Showroom Experience

Designing the ideal showroom experience for your customers means striking the right balance between offering up any information an architect or homeowner may need without overwhelming the customer to the point of “decision paralysis.”

That is why Andersen takes the time each year to single out a dealer that demonstrates vision and unparalleled excellence in showroom design that helps support the Andersen® brand.

At a recent event, Mountain View Window and Door was given the window company’s 2014 award for best showroom experience. Mountain View offers builders, remodelers and contractors in Denver and surrounding cities world-class, energy efficient Andersen products and outstanding service to their customers.

“We are fortunate to have an incredible network of outstanding dealers representing our brands,” said Sal Abbate, senior vice president, chief sales and marketing officer for Andersen. “The sales experience starts the moment the customer walks in the showroom, and Mountain View has demonstrated the importance of providing a truly innovative sales experience for their customers. Congratulations.”