ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—Pella Corporation, a prominent manufacturer and designer of windows and doors, recently named Alexandria Industries a Premier Supply Partner to Pella. The award recognizes Alexandria Industries for its excellence in lean manufacturing, product cost and quality, on-time delivery, and customer service. It is reported to be the second-ever awarded to a Pella supplier.

As a Premier Supply Partner, Alexandria Industries demonstrated exceptional performance and consistently met or exceeded its goals. The audit results surpassed Pella’s baseline scores as Alexandria Industries achieved a 96 percent for its overall business philosophy, according to a release from the company.

“It is an honor to receive the premier supplier designation from a terrific partner and company,” said Tom Schabel, CEO of Alexandria Industries, in a statement. “We value our relationship with Pella and greatly appreciate the opportunity to work together for the last 10 years. We look forward to our long-term partnership, while continuing to serve the company well.”

Pella Corporation representatives conducted an in-depth onsite audit of Alexandria Industries’ processes and services, evaluating its overall risk management, order fulfillment, innovation, and quality. “It is refreshing to work with a company that maintains a continuous improvement mindset, remains humble in every interaction, and still believes there is always room for growth,” said David Vande Steeg, senior supply manager for Pella Corporation.

Alexandria Industries (, with ISO 9001:2008-certified facilities, is a privately held producer of engineered products that meet customers’ exact specifications. The company delivers customized aluminum extrusions, precision machining of ferrous and non-ferrous products, heatsinks, and plastic injection and foam molded components, as well as finishing and assembly services.

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