ESGR in the News


OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn. – In front of an enthusiastic audience of community and military leaders, as well as hundreds of Andersen Windows and Doors Company employees, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Maj. Gen. Johanna Clyborne, Minnesota National Guard assistant adjutant general, presided over a Statement of Support signing Nov. 6 by Andersen CEO Jay Lund.

As part of a unique program the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) organization and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), both of which seek to identify and recognize patriotic employers and communities in Minnesota, partnered with Andersen's leaders to attest to Andersen’s continuing support of the Guard and Reserve, as well as Anderson’s veteran employees. Andersen’s patriotic support can be traced back to WW II when the company was recognized by the War Department for their many contributions, including the production of ammo crates and components.

Over many months of work to qualify as a BTYR company, Andersen employees Leanne Halling and Scott Stitsworth dedicated countless hours and coordinated with Minnesota ESGR volunteer Rob Lawrence to include the signing of the Statement of Support as part of this high-energy ceremony. With all in attendance, Tom Simonet, Minnesota ESGR chair, conducted the ceremony and highlighted the significance of the Statement of Support which he described as “... a symbol to the employees and customers of Andersen Windows and Doors that the company is dedicated to continually recognize and support our country's service members and their families in peace, in crisis, and in war.”

Pictured are: (left to right) Tom Simonet, Minnesota ESGR chair, and Andersen Windows and Doors CEO Jay Lund.


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