Albert J. Weatherhead purchased Ankeny Co., a small tooling company, in 1971. Since consumer products companies were moving rapidly to adopt plastic, rigid packaging containers, Weatherhead realized that Ankeny could make significant gains in the packaging industry by developing and manufacturing a value-added packaging product line, if it received the right attention and capital investment.
Forty years later, the company now known as Weatherchem is a global enterprise with 100 employees and a full range of innovative dispensing closures used in markets that include pet food, spices, household chemicals, candy, and more.
Today’s Weatherchem is many times the size of that original single product offering, with customers throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Through its history, Weatherchem has shown that “great things come in great packages,” with a series of creative closure designs that enhance a products’ consumer appeal and brand strength.