HOPKINS, Minn. — EDCO Products Inc. is celebrating its 75th year in business in 2021.

EDCO's inspiring journey began in 1946 when Art Edwards, Jr., returning home after World War II, launched a manufacturing company together with his father Art Edwards, Sr. and brother John. Their vision was to produce world-class exterior building products that would look great and last a lifetime. That vision remains as true today as it did in 1946.

While there were challenges along the way, the strong support of the Edwards family through the years has enabled EDCO to persevere by focusing on manufacturing some of the best products in the industry and delivering exceptional service to its customers. EDCO is now in its third and fourth generation of Edwards family ownership.

"We are incredibly proud to celebrate 75 years of manufacturing excellence," said John G. Lewis, EDCO president and CEO. "Very few companies achieve this milestone. It is a testament to the vision of our founders, as well as the dedication of our employees, that we continue to thrive in this ever-changing industry."

Through the decades, as the industry evolved, so too did EDCO. What customers wanted, how materials were sourced, how products were made — all challenged EDCO to adapt and continuously search for ways to improve. 

"At 75, we cannot rest on our previous successes. We must continue to find ways to become more efficient while still delivering innovative products and providing a level of service that exceeds our customers' expectations," said Lewis. "We're not slowing down; the next 75 years are going to be even more exciting than the first 75."