Twenty-four retirees at EFCO Corporation, a Pella company, were invited back for EFCO's fifth annual Heritage Day on Nov. 8.
Guests toured the plant to see changes, visited with current employees and had lunch with the EFCO management team.
EFCO President Mike Farquhar provided an update on company operations.
"The economy is growing very slowly, but it is growing again," Farquhar said. "The commercial construction market is also growing again, after four years of declines that cut the market nearly in half. EFCO has competed well during this period, growing its share of the market each year. EFCO bookings and shipments are growing again in 2012 and we are optimistic for continued growth in 2013."
Farquhar thanked the retirees for their years of dedication to EFCO that made the business the success it is today.