CLEVELAND (April 27, 2011)—Anderson International Corp., which makes equipment for synthetic rubber producers and other industries, is moving its headquarters and plant to Stow, Ohio, from Cleveland.
The company, which has 78 employees, said it will relocate by December to a 78,238-sq.-ft. building formerly owned by Wheeler-Boyce.
“The move to Stow will provide Anderson with an opportunity to further control and reduce our operating costs, which are necessary to preserve our position in a very competitive international market,” said Anderson International President Lenny Trocano.
The firm makes polymer dewatering and drying systems, as well as other heavy equipment for the vegetable oil, pet food and animal feeds processing industries.
Trocano said another factor in the decision to relocate to the Akron suburb is its commitment to research and development. “This relocation to a more modern facility in an established industrial area enhances Anderson's ability to attract and retain new talent,” he said.
The company was founded in 1888 by Valerius D. Anderson, who invented a method of extracting vegetable oil and fats by using a continuous mechanical screw press called the Expeller. That device has been sold to companies in more than 90 countries.
Anderson International exports 75 percent of its capital production to customers in Asia, South America, Central America, the Middle East and Africa.