COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- Andersen Corp. broke ground recently on an expansion of its Renewal by Andersen manufacturing campus in Cottage Grove, near St. Paul.

The expansion, adjacent to the existing Renewal by Andersen facility, will include a 350,000-square-foot Value Add Center to accommodate manufacturing, warehouse and office space.

Andersen plans to invest more than $35 million in the expansion and is expected to create at least 125 new jobs to support growing demand for products made by Renewal by Andersen.

"We are excited to expand our Renewal by Andersen operations to support the rapid growth of this business and the signature service our customers know and expect," said Andersen Corp. chairman and CEO Jay Lund. "We are proud to invest in our Minnesota-based operations and are grateful for the support of the City of Cottage Grove, the Minnesota Department of Economic Development led by Commissioner Grove, and Governor Walz and the State of Minnesota."

The new facility will alleviate current space constraints by providing warehouse, office, distribution and additional parking space. With the new Value Add Center, the existing manufacturing facility will be reorganized for future manufacturing expansions.

In recent years, Andersen has achieved growth driven in part by its products made with proprietary Fibrex engineered composite, including its 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.

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