Our Annual Architectural Trip To Marvin Windows Factory In Minnesota

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In the tiny town of Warroad, Minnesota, 6 miles south of the Canadian border, lies the impressive Marvin Windows and Doors factory.

A 6,000 square foot Visitor Center that welcomes guests and clients to experience the rich family history, technical innovations, and commitment to excellence that Marvin places at the core of their success.

This year we sent two Adler experts, Kevin Kenny and Bernie Walker on our annual trip. To make sure they behaved, we invited Architects from Cetra Ruddy and Architecture In Formation to accompany them. The team departed for Minneapolis at 8.30am, their three-day adventure kicked off with a four-hour AIA credited walking tour around Minneapolis.

Home to a number of 21st-century contributions by world-class designers including César Pelli, Jean Nouvel, and Herzog & de Meuron, Minneapolis is flooded with Architectural excellence. The tour focused on energy efficiency, durability, and safety issues. “We got to see the most historically beautiful parts of City including the Gold Medal Flour building and its iconic 1990 riverfront sign,” said Walker.

marvin jet

After a night of R & R, the team were up bright and early to hop on Marvin’s private jet to Warroad. The two days were spent gaining a behind-the-scenes insight into the world of Marvin Windows, the employer of 2,400 staff in Warroad alone, which is more than the town’s population of approximately 1,700. The factory tour included exclusive visits to the window and door assembly unit, laser cutting department and their signature custom design area.

Adler Windows would like to say a massive thank you to Super Enterprises and Marvin Windows and Doors for coordinating such a captivating trip and for inviting Adler Windows and our clients. It has been the talk of the office for the last week and we cannot wait to join you on another trip soon!!