Wausau Supports Continuous Growth with Remote Engineering Office

Glass Magazine
February 5, 2018
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION

Wausau Window and Wall Systems opened a remote office to support its continuous growth. Currently, six of Wausau’s engineering associates have their primary workspace in Minneapolis. This team includes two structural engineers and three design engineers, plus engineering manager Susana Rivera. She hopes to add at least four more associates to the team.

“Wausau has grown over 32 percent in the last three years,” says Sundar Ananthasivan, vice president of engineering. “To support this growth, we need engineering talent. If that talent isn’t available locally, we need to be more flexible in how we attract and retain it.”

In Minneapolis, Wausau’s expanded engineering department’s initial goals are to function as if based in Wausau, Wisconsin, and to meet the same delivery and quality expectations. Ananthasivan and Rivera credit new communication technologies as key to reaching these goals, as well as in recruiting fresh talent, strengthening relationships within the expanded team and adopting a more flexible culture.