The award recognizes EDCO Products manufacturing capabilities, as well as, its 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 exterior building products. Today, the company, which is now into third and fourth-generation family ownership, is one of the oldest manufacturers of pre-finished metal products in the U.S.
With manufacturing excellence as a founding principle at EDCO, the company has established a reputation with its 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.,” says Eric Lindquist, EDCO president and CEO. “For over 70 years, we have made a 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 a honor.”
The award was presented to EDCO during a ceremony held at the Golden Valley Country Club. The event was followed by an invitation-only Tour of Excellence for Manufacturer Alliance members at the EDCO manufacturing facility in Hopkins, Minn.