History of Andersen’s Frame Maker® Newsletter

Andersen’s venerable employee newsletter called the Frame Maker launched on Wednesday, January 2, 1924.
vintage black and white photo of andersen building

Since 1903, our drive to make windows and doors that are different and better has been at the heart of our company. Our “all together” culture is part of what fuels our innovation and makes Andersen a special place to work.

Nearly 100 years ago, Andersen launched an employee magazine called the Frame Maker as a way to keep all employees connected to our mission and celebrate great work. As we look to the future, we’re excited to share these stories more broadly, shining a light on the people and work that makes Andersen an industry leader. Today, the Frame Maker is available online as a source of company news and storytelling.

The company’s venerable employee newsletter launched on Wednesday, January 2, 1924. The four-page, black-and-white newsletter measured a tidy 5½ inches by 8 inches; it’s cover story was a letter penned by Fred C. Andersen, the company’s owner and the son of founder Hans J. Andersen.

Published with this statement atop the front page, “Published by and for the employees of the Andersen Lumber Co.” — this motto has held true ever since.

Today, Andersen’s 13,000 team members receive internal company news and information through a mobile app and modern intranet. By sharing this reinvented digital Frame Maker on AndersenWindows.com, people around the world can learn about the accomplishments, milestones and stories from across our great company.

About Andersen Corporation

Andersen was founded in 1903 on the philosophy of working "all together" to deliver on its promise to its customers. Every day, the company's more than 13,000 employees are empowered to imagine what's possible and do what's right. Andersen delivers products for the way people live, unmatched performance for the comfort and security homeowners desire, and endless design options to achieve any style.

Headquartered in Bayport, Minn., Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the Andersen®, Renewal by Andersen®, EMCO® and MQ™ brands. Andersen, a privately held company, operates manufacturing sites across North America and Europe. Andersen has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2023 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.

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Posted: April 25, 2023

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