LITCHFIELD, Minn. — 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of Anderson Chemical Co., a manufacturer of cleaning chemicals for the food processing, water treatment, and industrial and institutional marketplaces.
Swedish immigrant Alfred Anderson, grandfather of the current generation of owners, established the company in Litchfield in 1911. Son Bruce Anderson was the architect of company change and growth through the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
For the last 35 years, the third generation—Bruce, Terry, Leif, Lindsay and Brett—have been managing and projecting the company into a national enterprise. The family’s fourth generation is now coming on board.