Andersen Corporation is investing $18 million into an expansion project at its Bayport, Minnesota, facility, which will create new manufacturing jobs, Area Development reported. Andersen is the largest door and window manufacturer in North America, according to the company website.
The funds will go toward renovating and expanding the existing building as well as purchasing new machinery. The purpose of the expansion is to increase production of Andersen's 100 series window, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported. The company launched the 100 series in 2009 and it uses the company's patented Fibrex material. Currently, the 100 series is manufactured in Garland, Texas, but the plant is near capacity.
In addition to the 100 series, the Bayport, Minnesota, facility will continue to make Andersen's 400 series and various French doors. The expansion of the plant is expected to be finished by the beginning of 2015 and will create 100 new full-time positions, according to Area Development.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development will grant Andersen an incentive award of $625,000 if the company meets designated performance goals.
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