Did you know that iron and steel mills have ranked among the largest enterprises in the Great Lakes cities since before the Civil War? By the close of the nineteenth century, Chicago had grown to become one of world’s leading centers for steel production. The emergence of this industry was part entrepreneurial and part geographic; because most of America’s iron ores were mined in Minnesota and Michigan, Chicago’s mills could quickly and cheaply obtain raw materials by shipping across Lakes Superior, Huron, and Michigan. This gave Chicago and its steel and forging facilities a major advantage over competitors.
Swedish forge master Carl Anderson knew this in 1902 when he founded Anderson Shumaker. At the turn of the century, Chicago was a booming center for railroads and skyscrapers, two industries that thrived on steel and forging. As the city grew, so did Anderson Shumaker, and the company played a vital role in the growth and success of hundreds of industries not just in Chicago, but across North American and Canada as well. We’re proud of our 100+ year history of success and innovation, and honored to be part of the fabric that made Chicago the world-class city it remains today.
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