Andersen to invest $105M and create 415 jobs in Goodyear
Andersen Corporation, America’s premier window and door manufacturer, today announced its intent to build a new manufacturing and distribution campus in Goodyear, Ariz. Andersen plans to invest more than $105 million and create more than 415 jobs during the first phase of this expansion.
Andersen has been leading the window and door industry for more than 115 years by creating different and better products and services and building brands people value and trust. In recent years, the company has achieved unprecedented growth driven in part by its proprietary Fibrex® engineered composite products, including its Andersen® 100 Series and Renewal by Andersen® product lines. This expansion is part of the company’s strategy to make significant investments to meet current and future demand for its Fibrex material-based products.
Unique to Andersen, Fibrex material is a high-quality, long-lasting engineered composite that has garnered more than 25 United States patents and become a different and better material used in numerous Andersen and Renewal by Andersen product lines. The products to be manufactured in the Goodyear plant will use a formulation of Fibrex material that contains a blend of wood fiber, mostly reclaimed from Andersen manufacturing processes, and thermoplastic polymer, some of which is also reclaimed.
The proposed campus will initially include approximately 500,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space for Andersen’s fast-growing 100 Series product line. The first phase of construction is expected to begin in early 2019, with anticipated operation by the middle of 2020. The campus will be owned and operated by Andersen Regional Manufacturing, Inc, a subsidiary of Andersen Corporation.
The company anticipates potential total investment of at least $200 million through additional future expansion of the campus.