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➤ SPECIAL FEATURE —Top 100 Manufacturers 2012 More than $1 Billion ANDERSEN CORP.* Headquarters: Bayport, Minn. Employees: 9,000 Websites:,,,,, Product Lines: Clad, wood, vinyl and compos-ite windows and patio doors. Storm doors. General information: Based in Bayport, Minn., where it operates a 2.8 million-square-foot facility covering 65 acres, Andersen has 15 manufacturing locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, New Jersey, as well as Ontario, Canada. Over the past decade, Andersen has acquired several companies, including Silver Line Win-dows & Doors, a producer of vinyl windows and doors with an 880,000-square-foot headquarters plant in North Brunswick, N.J., and facilities in Georgia, Illinois, Ohio and Texas. Andersen also added in 2005 Eagle Window & Door, an aluminum-clad wood window producer based in Dubuque, Iowa, and Emco En-terprises, which makes storm doors. Added in 2001, KML Win-dows, a custom wood window producer based in London, Ontario, now manufac-turers Ander-sen Architectural brand products. Andersen has also expanded internal-ly in recent years, especially its Re-A worker inspects ingredients to be used newal by Andersen in Andersen’s Fibrex composite materials direct-to-consumer at its extrusion plant in Minnesota. replacement win-dow business, which operates a 227,000-square-foot plant in Cottage Grove, Minn., as well as nine company-owned retail locations. Andersen operates with a combination of independent and company-owned distributors. An-dersen Logistics operates distribution centers in Califor-nia, Colorado, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. In 2010, it opened a new distribution center in Fall River, Mass., at a site previously 34 | Window & Door | March/April 2012 housing a Silver Line Windows factory. Forbes Maga-zine ranked Andersen 206th among America’s largest private companies for 2011, estimating the window and door manufacturer’s 2011 revenues to be $2.16 billion. FORMOSA PLASTICS GROUP* Headquarters: Taipei, Taiwan Websites:,, Product lines: Fiberglass entry doors and composite frames. Fiberglass patio door systems. General information: Two U.S.-based manufacturers, Plastpro Inc., the producer of fiberglass entry doors, and Neuma Doors, a sup-plier of fiberglass patio door systems, are both part of the Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group., one of the largest producers of petrochemi-cals and plastic products in the world, with annual sales of more than $75 billion and 100,000 employees. Plastpro operates a 250,000-square-foot automated door manufacturing facility in Ashtabula, Ohio. Representing a $35 million investment, the facility has the capacity to produce 1 million slabs a year, enabling the manufacturer to serve some of the country’s largest building product distributors and retailers. In recent years, Plastpro has expanded its offerings beyond entry doors to include PF Frames composite door jambs and PVC wainscott and trim board. Now headquartered in Los Angeles, Plastpro is an affiliate company JM Eagle, the PVC pipe producer. Walter Wang, Plastpro chairman who serves on Formosa’s board, owns JM Eagle. Neuma Doors, which produces fiberglass patio door systems at a plant in Houston, Texas, is part of Formosa’s Nan Ya Plastics Corp., which produces window and door frames and fiberglass products for numerous markets worldwide. In Canada, Nan Ya door products are distributed by Richer-sons Enterprise Ltd. The Formosa Plastics Group also has numerous chemical and manufacturing operations in the U.S., including PVC resin plants in Texas and Louisiana. JELD-WEN INC.* Headquarters: Klamath Falls, Ore. Employees: 20,000 Website: Product lines: Wood, vinyl, and aluminum windows and patio doors. Wood, steel, and composite entry doors. Interior doors. Millwork products. General informa-tion: Onex Corp., an *Sales information not confirmed by company

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