National Purity's Historical Timeline
1924 - Established
The Leifgren family founded National Soap & Chemical Company, now known as National Purity, and began producing old-fashioned kettle boil tallow soap: located in Minneapolis MN. The operation was situated at 110 Fifth Street SE in Minneapolis. It was a time when most small mid-west towns had a community dairy or two. National Purity began to manufacture soaps and detergents for the dairy and creamery business. Farmers purchased National Purity products for cleaning milking equipment, pails and containers, the milking parlor and barn floors and walls, and the cows themselves. Dairies and creameries throughout the region used National Purity products to clean milk trucks and bottles, milk processing equipment and interior surfaces.
1960 - Expansions Begin
National Purity expanded its capabilities and began producing home and industrial laundry products, car washes and waxes.
1968 - New Ownership
The Spillane Family purchases National Purity. Jack Spillane previously worked for Procter & Gamble and brought a wealth of industry knowledge to the operation. National Purity became a high-rated national co-packer.
1992 - New Accommodations
The original facility was outdated and inefficient. National Purity moves to new offices and manufacturing facilities located at 434 Lakeside Avenue, just west of downtown Minneapolis. The new facility was needed to accommodate new business expansion. Its one story layout contributed to production efficiency, and the larger space allowed for a new raw material tank farm. A modern research laboratory was installed to meet the ever increasing need for product testing and development.
1995 - Acquisitions
National Purity acquires Kleen King Inc., Britt, Iowa from Fountain Industries. Fountain, a manufacturer of pressure washing equipment wants to focus on its core manufacturing operations. National Purity begins producing pressure washer solutions and servicing new clientele.
1998 - More Acquisitions
National Purity acquires Private Label Chemical Company. The acquisition helps National Purity to expand further into specialty chemicals and the industrial markets. The acquisition also enhances National Purity’s label printing capabilities, allowing for color printing directly on the bottles and screen printing custom designs.
2002 - Transfer of Ownership
Sean Spillane, son of Jack, purchases National Purity. The Company name changes from National Purity, Inc. to National Purity LLC.
2006 - Future Growth
Consolidated all manufacturing to Iowa facility and re-located offices and additional warehouse to Brooklyn Center, (Minneapolis) Minnesota. Spillane family continues ownership and operations with a focus on contract packaging, envisioning future growth with new partners.
2021 - New Ownership
The Goede family acquired National Purity and revamps the business brand. Expansion capabilities include additions to the heavy duty degreasing products, floor care, hand care, housekeeping, laundry, food service and janitorial lines.