About Anderson Dahlen

officeOur mission at Anderson Dahlen is to provide our customers specialty equipment and stainless steel fabrication services that are delivered when promised, are of world class quality and are competitively priced. To achieve this level of excellence, we are committed to employee involvement, empowerment and the continuous improvement of our fabrication methods, employee skills and customer service. The result of this continual improvement process will be a profitable, growing organization able to provide job opportunities that enhance the quality of life for all involved.

Company History

  • Anderson Dahlen, Inc. was founded in the 1940’s. Commercial and residential heating and air conditioning work was the primary focus of the company for the first 25 years.
  • Knoll family purchased the company in 1978. It had 10 employees at that time, was located in North Minneapolis, and revenues were around $600,000. The business focus was redirected into stainless steel fabrication for the food processing industry.
  • In 1995 the company added CNC machining and ASME pressure vessel weld certification to the services they offered.
  • Anderson Dahlen, Inc. became MN Sharp certified by OSHA in 2008. Sales reached $27 million with 145 employees and we expanded the total square footage to 132,000 by moving back into our Coon Rapids building. We provide water jet cutting services and welding services from that location.
  • In 2009 Anderson Dahlen became ISO 9001-2015 certified.
  • In 2013 Anderson Dahlen acquired Applied Vacuum Technology, which is a specialized division focused on custom products for ultra-high vacuum applications.
  • In 2015 AD/AVT reached a combined revenue of $35 million with 205 employees.
  • 2017: added 100,000 ft^2 to Ramsey facility, along with some major equipment and new hires for management team.

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The Basics

  • Facilities
    • 180,000 sq. ft Ramsey MN
    • 43,000 sq. ft Waconia MN – (AVT Division)
  • 325 employees (includes AVT Division)
  • ISO 9001-2015 Certified Quality System
  • MN Sharp Safety OSHA Certified
  • ASME pressure vessel shop (U, R, & M , PP Stamp)
  • Memberships
    • American Welding Society Corporate Member (AWS)
    • American Vacuum Society Member MN chapter (AVS)
    • Society of Manufacturing Engineers MN chapter (SME)

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