Door and window maker Andersen Corp. is planning an $18 million expansion project that will create 100 full-time jobs at its manufacturing facility in Bayport, Minn.

The company says it plans to improve an existing building at the complex and will purchase new machinery. The new jobs will pay on average $19 per hour including benefits.

To assist the expansion, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will award Andersen $625,000 from the Minnesota Job Creation Fund if the company meets it performance goals.

The fund was first proposed by Governor Mark Dayton last year and was among $24 million in business incentives that were approved in the 2013 legislative session. Officials said the program is helping the state to compete for new jobs and businesses.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *