EDCO Products Announces Organizational Changes

EDCO Products, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of residential and commercial exterior building products, announces the promotion of key leaders to executive roles.

Jeff Williams has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Manufacturing and will be responsible for all EDCO manufacturing which includes facilities located in Hopkins, Minnesota, and New Carlisle, Indiana. Over the past 15 years, Williams led the turnaround of the company’s facility in New Carlisle, which has become a manufacturing center of excellence. His ability to identify process improvements and implement efficiency gains, while empowering and developing his people to constantly strive for improvement, will be critical as EDCO continues to position itself for growth now, and into the future. “I look forward to leading this dynamic manufacturing organization to capitalize on the tremendous market opportunity in front of us,” said Williams. “With the challenges we currently face in fluctuating raw material costs, we must ensure we are getting the very most out of our manufacturing resources.”

The company also announced that Chris Doucet has been promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Under Doucet’s leadership, EDCO has realized significant sales growth and distribution expansion, increased brand recognition and awareness, as well as developing the long-range product plan which will help drive sales and distribution increases for many years to come. “We’ve accomplished a lot over the past two years,” said Doucet in reference to his relatively short tenure with EDCO. “However, there is still so much more we can do. We’ve barely scratched the surface of what we are capable of and with the team we have in place, I am confident we will achieve everything we set our minds to.”

“As our company continues to expand and evolve, it was critical that we recognize and reward these two individuals who have consistently demonstrated the skills needed to develop and execute our growth strategies,” said Eric Lindquist, EDCO’s President and CEO. “Jeff and Chris have been, and will continue to be, instrumental in helping EDCO achieve our long-term goals.”

For more information, visit www.edcoproducts.com.

EDCO Products Inc. Named Minnesota Manufacturer of the Year

EDCO Products, a Minnesota-based industry leading manufacturer of residential and commercial exterior building products, was named the 2018 Minnesota Manufacturer of the Year in the small-company category by the Manufacturers Alliance.

The award recognizes EDCO’s outstanding manufacturing capabilities, as well as, their commitment to sharing expertise within the manufacturing industry through training events and monthly peer meetings with the Manufacturers Alliance, Enterprise Minnesota, and Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

Founded in 1946 by Arthur Edwards Sr. and his two sons, Arthur Jr. and John, EDCO has endeavored to design, manufacture and distribute innovative, durable, affordable residential exterior building products. Today, the company, which is now into third and fourth-generation family ownership, is one of the oldest and largest manufacturers of pre-finished metal products in the United States.

With manufacturing excellence as a founding principle at EDCO, the company has established a reputation as an industry leader with its innovative and award-winning line of siding, roofing, soffit and rainware products, as well as, a complete line of color-coordinated accessories.

“Like many longstanding companies, there was a visionary; someone who was very passionate about an idea and for EDCO, that individual was Art Jr.,” said Eric Lindquist, EDCO’s President and CEO. “For over 70 years, we have made an unrelenting commitment to providing our customers with industry leading innovation, quality and service and that begins with how we manufacture our products. To be recognized by our industry peers for our collaboration and manufacturing excellence is an extreme honor.”

The award was presented to EDCO during a ceremony held on April 12th at the Golden Valley Country Club. The event was followed by an invitation-only “Tour of Excellence” for Manufacturer Alliance members at EDCO’s manufacturing facility in Hopkins, MN.

For more information, visit www.edcoproducts.com.

EDCO Products Celebrates 70th Anniversary, Partners with ICA Food Shelf

EDCO Partners with ICA Food Shelf

EDCO Products announced a partnership with ICA Food Shelf to commemorate EDCO’s 70th anniversary. Pictured are Chris Doucet, EDCO’s director of sales, and Peg Keenan of ICA Food Shelf.

In conjunction with the company’s 70th anniversary, EDCO Products Inc. announced a long-term partnership with ICA Food Shelf that will provide financial support, as well as additional employee involvement with future ICA initiatives. EDCO Products, a manufacturer of residential and commercial exterior building products, is located in Hopkins, Minn. The company’s current commitment with Minnetonka, Minn.-based ICA Food Shelf runs through 2020, with the potential to expand and/or extend the partnership into the future.

“Philanthropy and community involvement have been hallmarks at EDCO since the company was founded back in 1946,” said Eric Lindquist, EDCO president and CEO.  “Having been located in Hopkins since our company began, we wanted to find a meaningful way to give back to the community that has been so good to us.  We are honored to be partnering with the ICA Food Shelf and to support the vital services they provide within Hopkins and the surrounding communities.”

“EDCO’s commitment to our food shelf will provide significant resources that will allow us to better serve the more than 2400 individuals who currently depend on ICA on a monthly basis,” said Peg Keenan, ICA Food Shelf Executive Director.  “We are delighted to have EDCO join our team and look forward to their support for many years to come.”

According to the company, EDCO officially incorporated in 1946 and began a 70-year journey with a laser-focused commitment to innovation, quality and service. The entrepreneurial spirit of Arthur Edwards Sr. and his son, Arthur Edwards Jr., led to the creation of an award-winning residential and commercial building products manufacturer which established its headquarters in Hopkins, where the company’s main offices and manufacturing still exist today.  Arthur Edwards, Jr. continued to work at EDCO each day until his passing in 2012 at the age of 92.  His inspirational legacy lives on today through his two daughters, Jan Edwards and Danae Kasbi, as well as his grandson Kavon Kasbi, who are now the third- and fourth-generation owners of the company, respectively.

In 2015, the company appointed a new President and CEO, Eric Lindquist, to lead EDCO into the future.  “I am honored to have been chosen to lead this incredible company and look forward to expanding on the rich tradition of innovation, quality, and service we are renowned for while at the same time capitalizing on the significant growth opportunities we see before us,” said Lindquist.  “We are confident that the next 70 years will be just as impressive as the first 70.”

Metal Roofing Line Adds New Colors

EDCO Products introduces five additional colors to its Infiniti Roofing line, metal roofing that features multi-tone layering, permanent thermal-fused texture and Whisper Quiet technology.

EDCO Products introduces five additional colors to its Infiniti Roofing line, metal roofing that features multi-tone layering, permanent thermal-fused texture and Whisper Quiet technology.

EDCO Products has introduced five additional colors to its Infiniti Roofing line, metal roofing that features multi-tone layering, permanent thermal-fused texture and Whisper Quiet technology. The new solid colors include Granite Gray and Chestnut Brown. The new enhanced colors are Aged Bronze Enhanced, Granite Gray Enhanced and Chestnut Brown Enhanced. The colors are supported with a full line of color-coordinated accessories.