CompanyWho We Are
Since 1927, Arrow-Magnolia has manufactured and marketed products developed to solve everyday problems arising from the cleaning and maintenance of buildings and equipment. We have built our reputation with high-quality products, personal service and a strong focus on the customer.
Whatever your cleaning, maintenance or sanitation needs are, Arrow-Magnolia can help you. Our national group of Sales Partners and our senior leadership are focused squarely on solving the problems of our customers.
We touch most every industrial and institutional need from the strongest and most cost effective degreasers and cleaners to the latest in green and safe cleaning agents to concrete and asphalt removal solutions to lubrication solutions to modern and powerful odor control alternatives, we can find the solutions for you.
From our beginnings in 1927 as Magnolia Chemical, we have grown through the hard work and dedication of our Sales Partners. They are in fact the lifeblood of our business and the face of the company to our customers. What we do in this building directly supports their efforts and without them we would not have the opportunity to grow and prosper.
Magnolia Chemical was founded by the Hanley family in 1927. Arrow Chemical, started by Morris Shwiff in 1963, was led by the Shwiff and Kenner families from the late 1960’s up through 2004. Arrow and Magnolia merged in 1985, forming Arrow-Magnolia International. ChemCo Chemical (ran by Charles Davidoff and family) was acquired in 1990 and run as a separate division until 2005. This merger created the opportunity to become a NASDAQ-traded company in 1992. Southwest Supply and Darsan were two other acquisitions in 1998. The solid growth these mergers and acquisitions provided created many new opportunities and brought us some of the best people and ideas the industry has ever seen.
In 2005, the Tippeconnic family bought AMI and took it private, creating Arrow-Magnolia International Inc. This transaction made us a Native American, Woman-owned business. While many things have changed over the years, one thing has not: we are in the business of making our Sales Partners and their customers look good!