Andersen Recognizes Annual Excellence Awards

Easy Connect Joining System Receives Prestigious Chairman's Award

BAYPORT, Minn., March 4, 2019 -- Andersen Corporation, America's premier window and door manufacturer, has announced the winners of its 2018 Chairman's Award and Andersen Excellence Awards which recognize internal projects demonstrating exemplary performance in safety, quality, sustainability, innovation and corporate citizenship. The winning projects exemplify the company's mission and values and advance core business objectives.

"It is an honor to celebrate the talent, dedication and leadership of teams across the enterprise who deliver breakthrough work to serve our customers, improve communities and further our industry leadership," said Andersen Chairman and CEO Jay Lund.

One Excellence Award winner is chosen to receive the Chairman's Award, recognizing a project that demonstrates excellence across multiple categories. The 2018 Chairman's Award was awarded to the Easy Connect Joining System, which was also honored with the Andersen Excellence Award for Innovation.

The patented Easy Connect Joining System utilizes interlocking fiberglass joining plates to offer design flexibility without compromising performance. The system delivers the ultimate in job site conveniences, making it safer and easier to install large window combinations, with most contractors surveyed saying they could reduce the number of installers by 50 percent**. The Easy Connect Joining System was also recently awarded NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) Best in Show and Best Window & Door Product.

The winners of the other 2018 Andersen Excellence Awards categories are:

Andersen Excellence Award – Safety
Winner: Strathroy Safety RACE Program
The Safety RACE program at Strathroy is an innovative approach to injury prevention that focuses on identifying and addressing leading safety hazards by utilizing data and a standard process to proactively seek out hazards and drive actions to prevent future injuries.

Andersen Excellence Award – Quality 
Winner: 100 Series Picture Window Precision Corner Joining 
This innovative new corner joining technology improves upon the long-term corner performance and aesthetics of 100 Series picture window frames.

Andersen Excellence Award – Sustainability 
Winner: Bayport Fibrex Scrap Regrind Project 
The Bayport Fibrex Scrap Regrind Project provides an innovative approach to reducing waste while at the same time supporting the growth of Andersen Fibrex® material-based products.

Andersen Excellence Award – Corporate Citizenship 
Winner: Luray Orange Frogs 
The Luray Orange Frogs are a group of compassionate and engaged employees committed to serving the specific needs of their local community through volunteerism and philanthropy.

This is the 10th consecutive year of the Chairman's Award. The Andersen Excellence Awards expand on the success of the Chairman's Awards with a new category of awards designed to recognize exceptional work across the enterprise.

**69% of 156 builders/general contractors in a 2018 survey said they could reduce the number of installers by half using the Easy Connect Joining System when comparing the installation of a 12' wide x 8' high pre-assembled window combination unit with four (4) 3' wide x 8' high window combination units. 
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Posted: March 5, 2019