“This new manufacturing campus is an exciting opportunity for us to increase manufacturing and distribution capacity for our fast-growing Fibrex products and expand our presence in the western United States, where we are experiencing significant growth,” Andersen chairman and CEO Jay Lund said in a news release. The company uses its proprietary Fibrex engineered composite product--a mix of wood fiber and polymers--in its Andersen 100 Series and its Renewal by Andersen product lines.
The news comes just two weeks after Andersen revealed it will sell its Silver Line and American Craftsman brands, plus the rest of its hollow core vinyl window and patio door business, to Ply Gem for $190 million.
Construction will start early in 2019 with the first 100 Series windows coming off the line by mid-2020, Andersen said. Its initial plans include approximately 500,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space. At least 415 jobs will be created. The company said it "anticipates potential total investment of at least $200 million through additional future expansion of the campus. "