Anchor Industries

Anchor Industries, founded in 1892, began as a small riverboat supply house located on the Ohio River. Anchor Supply Company, as it was known then, furnished oil, groceries, paint and other supplies to the steamboat trade. Due to a growing demand for water-proof covers, Anchor’s founder, Louis A. Daus, added canvas goods to the line of merchandise. Today, with 300 skilled workers and over 350,000 square feet of production capacity in Evansville, Indiana, Anchor is one of the world’s most respected producers of event, party, and wedding tents, awnings and outdoor fabricshade solutions, fabric buildings and structures, safety pool covers, fire shelters, military products, and other custom fabric and frame products. Throughout its long history, Anchor has pioneered numerous industry-changing innovations including vinyl tent technology, aluminum frame tents, awnings and outdoor fabricshade solutions, safety pool covers, fire shelters and military products. For decades, Anchor has set the standard for quality, design, and innovation in the industries it serves and credits the long history of growth and vitality to its greatest assets: talented employees and loyal customers. The company’s strong, diversified foundation and caring, motivated Team Members have allowed Anchor to continually strengthen its product offering and look to the future with confidence for continued success.