The Andersons

What began as a single grain elevator and one man’s dream has grown into a publicly traded company with diverse interests rooted in agriculture.

The premise of the original organization, founded in 1947 by Harold Anderson and his family in Maumee, Ohio, was to make it as easy as possible for regional farmers to take their corn to market. The business model of serving others, primarily the customer, is the foundation on which the company was built.
The company first expanded beyond its home state in 1968, building a large elevator in Champaign, Illinois. A few years later, in 1975, the company arrived in Carroll County with a four million bushel elevator in Delphi, Indiana. Expansions at that location, as well as other interests within the region, established a strong presence for The Andersons in east central Indiana.

We believe that if we are successful in providing our customers with products and services that are of clear value, we have fulfilled an important aspect of meeting our obligations to the communities in which we live and do business. Beyond that, we believe that both individually and collectively we should generously share our time, talents and financial resources in pursuing worthwhile opportunities that benefit our communities. As a company, we believe a reasonable portion of profits should be contributed to charitable causes and we should be diligent in protecting the quality of the environment in which we work and live.

Today The Andersons, Inc. serves customers and communities across North America and in global markets, doing business in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient, railcar leasing and repair, turf products production, and consumer retailing industries. The company has operations in 21 states throughout the United States, in Puerto Rico, and has rail equipment leasing interests in Canada and Mexico. A Fortune 500 company, The Andersons became publicly traded on the NASDAQ in 1996.

Our identity is really the result of employees putting into action our common set of core values to fulfill our mission. We are committed to serving God by serving our customers and all of our stakeholders in a friendly manner, with uncompromising integrity, loyalty and respect. More than 3,400 employees are personally committed to helping our customers succeed, and enjoy the unique relationships and loyalty that this commitment tends to build.

March 03, 2015

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