75 Years of Manufacturing Stainless-Steel Products in the USA

Posted on: April 9, 2020

“Made in the USA” manufacturing and fabrication has never been more important than today. Looking forward, Anderson Dahlen will continue to be a strong and growing manufacturer uniquely positioned to deliver on critical stainless-steel fabrication projects. During the COVID-19 crisis with urgent requirements supporting ‘essential’ business. And later to resource requirements presently being done offshore. Our next 75 years looks brighter than ever as the country and the economy recover.

Over the past seven decades, Anderson Dahlen has grown from a small family-owned metal fabricator to a sophisticated and highly capable manufacturing company. Providing custom component fabrication and equipment integration for companies involved in food processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, heavy-duty industrial, high and ultra-high vacuum, and other markets.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic severe impact to the economy, Anderson Dahlen has continued manufacturing essential fabrication projects supporting the food, pharmaceutical, nuclear, semiconductor and other critical industries. We are already being asked to have “Made in the USA” included on some customer invoices. Urgent “build to print” projects have been quoted where we have to go source metric fittings because the systems were being built outside the USA. The move to bring manufacturing closer to home is already in progress. Being a vertically integrated, totally US based manufacturing facility will position Anderson Dahlen for the rebuilding and recovery of America’s economy.

Because of our sustained excellent work and customer service, we have added many new dynamic business partners with evolving needs. Our engineering, project management, and quality control capabilities have led the way to our growth over the years. Customers trust us to deliver the highest quality products to meet their needs.

To continue growing and expanding smartly, we are adding more engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Allowing us to deliver more complex projects, sustain our superior safety record, and provide the excellent quality and support our customers expect.

We recently reorganized our Sales, Applications Engineering, and Estimating groups into more focused roles. This integrated team consists of more than 25 experienced professionals who provide prompt access to any Anderson Dahlen resource needed to plan and direct your project for ultimate success. Click Here for our updated sales team’s primary contacts list.

Project Managers have traditionally been the primary contacts for our customers, and they will continue to manage operational functions and communicate actively with customers. The dedicated sales team will provide improved responsiveness to technical inquiries, requests for quotes, and new business opportunities with existing partners and new prospects. Customers also benefit from Project Managers focusing their full attention and effort on delivering existing orders.

Some facts about our recent growth

  • Over 320 employees now
  • Doubled in revenue over the last 7 years
  • Named the 2019 City of Ramsey (MN) “Business of the Year”
  • Amazing safety record! During 2018-2019:
    • Waconia MN is now over 900 days without a lost-time accident
    • Ramsey MN had 700+ days without a lost-time accident

Our continued growth would not be possible without the new equipment and talented people we are continuously investing in at Anderson Dahlen.

Some recent equipment investments include a Toshiba horizontal boring mill and Toshiba 4-axis bridge mill:

Welcome our two newest team members:

Terry Voight, Process Engineer (Skidded Systems)
Jon Nordrum, Operations Manager (Applied Vacuum)

In addition to acquiring some seasoned veterans, we are also working with local schools and programs to onboard new talent. We had three interns last summer and are working with Anoka Technical College to team with vocational training for the skills we need in welding, machine operations, finishing, quality control, and testing.

Learn about our employee perspective.

The majority of our employees end up being with us for the long term, moving up to more senior jobs as openings occur. We are very proud of our safe and employee-friendly work environment. Which leads to lengthy tenure for our employees, great products and happy customers.

What Motivates Employees to Work at One Company for 30+ Years?

At Anderson Dahlen, we are evolving with the changes in manufacturing technology, adding great new people, and organizing our company so that we can partner with companies to solve unique challenges. Our goal is sustained, profitable growth involving critical component fabrication and equipment manufacturing for a growing list of customers who are very happy with the value and performance we provide.

As a 100% “Made in the USA” company, Anderson Dahlen stands ready to be a strong part of rebuilding our domestic manufacturing base. Our next 75 years will be even better for our customers, employees, and business partners.

We look forward to the challenges and stand ready to serve.