Renewal by Andersen Celebrates Grand Opening of New Expansion

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held June 30

Renewal by Andersen corporate headquarters in Cottage Grove celebrated the Grand Opening of its newly expanded facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, June 30. This was the first expansion since moving to this location in 1999.

“It was exciting to cap off our first 20 years with a groundbreaking ceremony last year,” says Renewal President Paul Delahunt. “Thanks to so many of the great people and organizations who helped make today’s celebration possible, we’re ready to meet consumer demand for today – and for the next 20 years.”

The expansion added 113,000 square feet to the manufacturing floor and 11,000 to the office space. The growth allowed Renewal by Andersen to create an additional 200 jobs, many of which have already been filled.

The expansion also supports Andersen Corporation’s commitment to environmental responsibility. The building itself features high-efficiency LED lighting, an enhanced building-automation system with seasonally adjusted cooling, as well as more than 160 new RbA picture windows and A-Series doors. On the campus, nearly 200 trees were planted, a storm-water-management system installed, provisions for electric cars were added, and a percentage of surface parking spaces have been reserved for carpool parking.

The expanded facility was designed by RSP Architects and built with McGough Construction Company, the same team that led the building’s initial design and construction in 1999. 

“This isn’t just a place we come to work or conduct business,” explains Delahunt. “This is a community we’re invested in, where many of our employees call ‘home.’ Without them, and the support of this community, none of this would be possible.”

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By the Numbers

What was the timeline?

From ground breaking to office occupancy, it was a speedy 217 days!

  • Approval: February 27, 2015
  • Ground Breaking: June 16, 2015
  • Construction Began: July 8, 2015
  • Office staff takes occupancy: January 18, 2016
  • Manufacturing takes occupancy: March 1, 2016

The project came in 1.5 months AHEAD of schedule (and under budget).

Some other important numbers:

  • 200 new positions added as a result of the expansion
  • 176 trees planted (along with 892 shrubs, bushes, and ornamental grasses)
  • 163 new parking spaces
  • 160 new RbA picture windows and A-Series doors
  • 76 new work stations
  • 5 executive offices
  • 4 collaborative spaces
  • 3 conference rooms   

Touring the Grounds

Some of the new features/amenities/additions include:

  • New, open-office design featuring modern workstations, ergonomic electronic desks (standup/sit down), and collaborative spaces.
  • Two new employee lounge/cafeterias with patio seating
  • 17 new docks
  • Additional lockers, employee showers/change room
  • Mother’s Room
  • Parking lot expansion

It’s Easy Being Green

Design honors Andersen Corporation’s commitment to environmental responsibility

  • High-efficiency LED lighting throughout                     
  • Staged storm water management system                 
  • Just under 200 new trees, and close to 1100 new plantings altogether                    
  • High-efficiency Renewal by Andersen Windows                    
  • Electric car provisions            
  • Enhanced building automation system and seasonally adjusted cooling                  
  • Car-pool specific parking                   

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How big is the addition?

The previous footprint of the entire facility was 225k square feet

  • 175k in manufacturing
  • 50k in the office         

The total addition size was 124k square feet

  • 113k sq ft  in manufacturing
  • 11k sq ft in the office                                                                                                                                                                   

New facility size is 349k square feet

  • 288k sq ft manufacturing (65% increase in mfg. space)         
  • 61k sq ft office  (22% increase in office space)


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