Marvin Named Premier Partner of NDSU

Fargo, N.D. — Marvin, a premium manufacturer of windows and doors and long-time partner of North Dakota State University (NDSU), today announces a significant philanthropic investment in support of fundraising efforts toward the new Richard Offerdahl ’65 Engineering Complex, formerly known as the Center for Engineering and Computational Sciences at the University.

As the sixth-largest employer in Cass County, North Dakota, Marvin has nine manufacturing facilities spanning more than 1.5 million square feet across Fargo, West Fargo, and Grafton, where it employs more than 2,000 team members. Among them, 146 are NDSU alumni, and of those, 73% are engineers. An additional 40-plus NDSU students develop professional skill sets through internship opportunities with Marvin each year.

“We’ve long valued the reciprocal relationship between Marvin and NDSU, where students, the community, and our company collaboratively thrive,” Marvin CEO Paul Marvin said. “Innovation is critical to our long-term commitments and success, and graduates of NDSU arrive at Marvin with core competencies and the curiosity needed to create impact in modern manufacturing careers.”

As an NDSU Premier Partner, Marvin will have an executive representative on the College of Engineering Advisory and Advancement Board and will continue to build relationships with faculty in support of curriculum development.

“I am inspired by our partnership with Marvin. Together, we believe that we are stronger when we work hand in hand, committed to making a positive impact on our students, our campus, the workforce, and the world. Our shared values of giving back resonate deeply through the transformative work of our University,” NDSU President Dave Cook said. “We are grateful for partners like Marvin who exemplify the ethos of ‘Better Together’ in making a positive impact in every endeavor. Their dedication to dreaming big and ‘doing the right thing’ reflects a profound commitment to driving positive change in our communities and on our campus. Together, we are redefining the boundaries between industry and education, leveraging our collective strengths to create innovative solutions that have a lasting impact.”

Marvin will continue to provide engaging, cross-collaborative learning opportunities for NDSU students, including classroom visits and field trips to area manufacturing facilities.

“Engineering classes at NDSU pushed me to learn new ways to solve problems and classes often used real-world examples to teach us how thinking differently can streamline existing processes,” NDSU alumus and Marvin Senior Director of Enterprise Platform Transformation Seth Johnson said. “The mindset NDSU helped me build has allowed me to transfer my skills out of engineering and into logistics, distribution, and now enterprise response planning system solutions.”

Connection to post-graduation career opportunities will be central to the company’s efforts with NDSU students and faculty.

“I believe in fostering environments where students can thrive, and our students often express that success is not just about knowledge but about connections,” NDSU Interim Dean of the College of Engineering Alan Kallmeyer said. “These spaces will facilitate meaningful interactions among our diverse community of students, staff, and faculty, nurturing invaluable relationships that will shape the workforce of tomorrow. By providing spaces for collaboration and connection, we are empowering our students to excel in the workforce and be the people that partners like Marvin desire to hire.”


Marvin is a fourth- and fifth-generation family-owned and -led business headquartered in Warroad, Minnesota, with more than 7,500 employees across 16 cities in North America. The Marvin portfolio of products for builders, architects and homeowners is designed to provide exceptional solutions for any project with a focus on creating better ways of living. Marvin products are distributed nationally through a network of independent dealers and are also exported internationally. Visit to learn more.


The College of Engineering at NDSU is a leader in engineering education and research, with a strong commitment to innovation, sustainability, and excellence. It prepares the next generation of engineers to address the complex challenges of today’s world and shape a brighter future through cutting-edge research and education.


The NDSU Foundation builds enduring relationships that maximize advocacy and philanthropy to support North Dakota State University.


Bethany Hardwig 
Vice President of Alumni and Donor Connections 
NDSU Foundation