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Apogee Enterprises, Inc. Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

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Apogee Enterprises, Inc. will mark its 75th anniversary with celebrations across its locations. Founded as the Harmon Glass Company on July 12, 1949, the company began with a single shop in Minneapolis. From this humble beginning, the Company has built a record of growth and innovation, emerging as a leader in its industry. Today, Apogee has 4,400 employees, operating from 15 principal facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Brazil.

The Company’s architectural products can be found on monumental skyscrapers, medical clinics, schools, and other buildings across the world. Through its Tru Vue® brand, the Company provides high-performance glass and acrylic products used in custom picture framing, museums, and other applications. Apogee’s ideas, innovation, and service add value, enhance aesthetics, improve energy efficiency, and ensure performance for its customers.

“75 years is a remarkable milestone, that few companies achieve, and speaks to the resilience, ingenuity, and innovation of the people that have built our company,” said Ty R. Silberhorn, Chief Executive Officer. “I’d like to extend my thanks to all of Apogee’s employees, past and present, who have contributed to our company’s success over the years.”

Mr. Silberhorn continued, “Throughout its history, our company has reinvented itself several times, by innovating our business model and offerings to adapt to the changing market. While we take great pride in our history, we’re just as excited about what the future holds for Apogee. We are strengthening our operations, improving our products and service for customers, and investing to strengthen our team and grow our business. I look forward to working with our employees, customers, and shareholders to write the next chapter in our company’s story.”

Initially, Harmon Glass replaced windshields for used car dealers and then began offering contract glass installation for buildings in 1955. Apogee Enterprises, Inc. was formed in 1968, as the company expanded into multiple business lines. In 1971, Apogee became a publicly traded company, listing shares on the over-the-counter exchange and has continued to grow through acquisitions and organic growth investments, reaching $1.4 billion in sales in 2023.

Throughout the years, Apogee’s businesses and brands have frequently been recognized for their innovation and success. The Harmon® brand is ranked as the largest contract glazing company in North America. The Viracon® brand is recognized as an industry-leading architectural glass fabricator. Architectural Framing Systems brands, Alumicor™, EFCO®, Linetec®, and Tubelite® set the standard for quality, reliability, and customer service, and the Tru Vue brand is a leading provider of optical coatings for glass and acrylic.

To learn more about Apogee Enterprises, its history, and brands, visit

About Apogee Enterprises

Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG) is a leading provider of architectural products and services for enclosing buildings, and high-performance glass and acrylic products used for preservation, energy conservation, and enhanced viewing. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, our portfolio of industry-leading products and services includes high-performance architectural glass, windows, curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems, integrated project management and installation services, as well as value-added glass and acrylic for custom picture framing and displays. For more information, visit


Jeff Huebschen – Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications – – (952) 487-7538

Source: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.