About Us

Founded by George Anderson in 1954


Anderson Die and Manufacturing was founded by George Anderson on Macadam Avenue in southwest Portland, Oregon in 1954. Originally the firm was a custom die-maker and the manufacturer of various injection molded plastic products. Only a few years after our founding, in 1957, the first Anderson nursery container – a 2 inch square pot with drainage holes, hit the market as our first plastic nursery pot.

Growth in nursery business prompts move to larger location

Growth in the nursery pot business lead to a move to a new location off McLoughlin Avenue in Milwaukie Oregon, just below the Portland city limits in 1965. Many additional plastic pot designs were soon in full production and it wasn’t long before Anderson Pots were known throughout the world.

Innovative designs, thick walls, and superb injection molded quality

Anderson Pots have always been prized for innovative designs, thick walls, and superb injection molded quality. Anderson pots are reusable – they are not one time use throw-aways, but excellent long-term investments. Anderson pots are not often the least expensive initial purchase, but our quality and service are never exceeded. This has been our recipe for success.

Our pots are known for long field life and water saving qualities

Today, Anderson Die and Manufacturing’s sprawling manufacturing plant includes a large number of high quality injection molded machines including new Husky Hylectric machines, known for rapid cycle times and consistent quality. Nursery pots of many sizes and styles, Anderson’s unique cross-bottom tree bands, flats, and saucers make up the majority of our business. We ship across North America and, occasionally, overseas. Our pots are available through various nursery supply firms as well as direct (wholesale sales only) from our Oregon headquarters. With the growing concern about throw-away plastics going into landfills, Anderson’s long-standing reputation for long field life and for our pot’s water saving qualities, our future remains bright in our sixth decade as a nursery supplier.

Click here to read about Anderson Die & Manufacturing in a Dec. 2012 Digger article.

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