What began as an entrepreneurial venture in an Auburn storage unit back in 1995 has since grown into one of the Northwest’s leading manufacturers of aluminum balcony, railing, and patio cover systems for commercial and residential construction. AS&D, also known as American Structures & Design, today is located in Pacific with a second location in Portland. Under current CEO Mike Hagen, the company is committed to manufacturing superior, easy-to-install products; using environmentally friendly materials with more than 50 percent recycled aluminum; and mentoring the next-gen workforce. Of the latter, Hagen said the company is always involving employees in the growth of the company. “We are in this business for the long haul, so we are committed to providing the highest-quality products in the industry and treating our employees with respect. I believe in continuous improvement, and I believe in mentoring up the next generation of manufacturing employees,” he said.
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