Sun Windows, Inc. is a long-time, locally owned manufacturing company in Owensboro, Ky. In 1930, Victor E. Anderson, Sr. developed a self-storing, wood storm window which he sold door-to-door in Detroit, Michigan. He was like any other entrepreneur, selling product by day and assembling product by night in his garage. His business soon grew into V.E. Manufacturing Company (also known as Anderson Windows and Doors). In 1943, he began a search for a suitable facility and found the former F.A. Ames building in Owensboro, Ky. From there, the one product line expanded to include three more products. Soon there was so much growth, there were manufacturing facilities located in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, and Indiana. By 1960, V.E. Anderson Window and Door Company held a substantial presence in the window and door industry.
In 1968, Victor E. Anderson sold his company to Alcan Aluminum and when Alcan decided to close the Owensboro plant, Victor’s son, Robert E. Anderson, an employee at the Owensboro plant, took the opportunity to purchase it and formed Sun Windows in 1979. Under his leadership, Sun produced wood casement and double hung windows. In the early ’80s energy crisis, Robert’s vision and innovation took Sun Windows to the forefront of the industry.
Growth soon forced the company to add a 40,000-square foot vinyl window fabrication facility to its existing 200,000-square foot plant completed in 1997. This facility offered state of the art computer controlled fabrication to the vinyl window product lines.
In 2000, Sun Windows entered the Door market and Frank Anderson, Robert’s son, became president of the company. Under Frank’s leadership, Sun has continued moving forward with expanded production facilities, advances in product and manufacturing technology, new product development, product enhancement options and aggressive market penetration within Sun’s region. In the Fall of 2008, the effects of Hurricane Ike were felt in the region. Sun Windows sustained significant wind damage to their historic facility. This provided an opportunity to improve Sun’s production environment with more efficient work space and increased capacity.
In today’s market, Sun Windows enjoys industry leadership in the development and production of long-lasting, energy efficient window and door products.
Sun Windows is a long time business located within the Owensboro community and region and has contributed in many ways throughout. We thank Sun Windows for their presence and involvement in the community and providing our citizens with opportunities for employment.
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