EDCO Products Inc., a Minnesota-based manufacturer of residential and commercial exterior building products, in conjunction with their 70th anniversary, recently announced a partnership with ICA Food Shelf that will provide significant financial support, as well as additional employee involvement with future ICA initiatives. The current commitment will run through 2020 with the potential to expand and/or extend the partnership into the future.
“Philanthropy and community involvement have been hallmarks at EDCO since the company was founded back in 1946,” said Eric Lindquist, EDCO president and CEO. “Having been located in Hopkins since our company began, we wanted to find a meaningful way to give back the community that has been so good to us. We are honored to be partnering with the ICA Food Shelf and to support the vital services they provide within Hopkins and the surrounding communities.”
“EDCO’s commitment to our food shelf will provide significant resources that will allow us to better serve the more than 2,400 individuals who currently depend on ICA on a monthly basis,” said Peg Keenan, ICA Food Shelf executive director. “We are delighted to have EDCO join our team and look forward to their support for many years to come.”
EDCO Products is one of the oldest, privately held, exterior building products manufacturers in the United States. In 1946, EDCO officially incorporated and began a 70-year journey with a laser-focused commitment to innovation, quality and service. The entrepreneurial spirit of Arthur Edwards, Sr., and his son, Arthur Edwards, Jr., led to the creation of an award-winning residential and commercial building products manufacturer, which established its headquarters in Hopkins, Minnesota, and is where their main offices and manufacturing still exist today. Arthur Edwards, Jr. continued to work at EDCO each day until his passing in 2012 at the age of 92. His inspirational legacy lives on today through his two daughters, Jan Edwards and Danae Kasbi, as well as his grandson Kavon Kasbi, who are now 3rd and 4th generation owners of the company.
In 2015, the company appointed a new president and CEO, Eric Lindquist, to lead EDCO into the future. “I am honored to have been chosen to lead this incredible company and look forward to expanding on the rich tradition of innovation, quality and service we are renown for while at the same time capitalizing on the significant growth opportunities we see before us,” said Lindquist. “We are confident that the next 70 years will be just as impressive as the first 70.”