Larson Manufacturing makes history with 50 million doors

Published 9:31 am Thursday, September 29, 2011

LAKE MILLS, Iowa — Larson Manufacturing celebrated on Sept. 21 as it built its 50 millionth storm door and window unit since beginning business in 1954.

This is another milestone in the long-standing history of leading manufacturer Larson Manufacturing — 50 million units far surpass any other storm door or storm window manufacturer.

Mark Sand signs the 50 millionth storm door as it finishes production at the Larson Lake Mills, Iowa, facility. Along with the members of the Lake Mills team were Dan Beinhorn, vice president of manufacturing for Larson and Brian Throne, Iowa, operations manager, standing far left. -- Submitted photo

The company held employee celebrations at their South Dakota and North Carolina locations Sept. 20 and their Iowa and Minnesota locations Sept. 21.

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“We’ve been building storm doors for 57 years and have a history of adding value in our products, understanding our customer needs and sharing in our success with our employees,” said Jeff Rief, president and CEO of Larson Manufacturing. “Larson employees take great pride in the product they build and it shows.”

Rief, along with Dale Larson, chairman of the board for Larson, thanked employees for their dedication through the years.

“You don’t get to 50 million doors without a lot of hard work from a lot of people,” said Larson. “We make a great quality product right here in America and back it up with the best service in the industry.”

Larson is the No. 1-selling storm door in America, a place it has held for the last 15 years. Doors are sold through several big box retailers, lumberyard chains, and local lumberyards and hardware stores.

About Larson

Larson Manufacturing is family owned and was founded in 1954. It is the largest manufacturer of storm doors and storm windows in the United States. Larson has manufacturing plants in Brookings, S.D.; Lake Mills, Iowa; Clear Lake, Iowa; and Mocksville, N.C. Larson distributes its products through its own distributions centers including its Central Distribution Center in Albert Lea. The company employs a dedicated sales force throughout the United States. For more information visit