Nordic Ware branding is painted on the Peavey–Haglin Experimental Concrete Grain Elevator
|Cookware and bakeware manufacturing|
|Founder||H. David Dalquist|
|Headquarters||St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States|
Nordic Ware (also known as Northland Aluminum Products, Inc.) is a company based in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, notable for introducing the Bundt cake pan in the early 1950s.
It was founded in 1946 by Henry David Dalquist (May 25, 1918 – January 2, 2005), who trademarked the name Bundt in 1950, his wife Dorothy, his brother Mark, and their friend Donald Nygren. Nordic Ware remains family-owned and operated, and David Dalquist (son of founders Henry David and Dorothy Dalquist) is the current company President.
In addition to the Bundt cake pan, Nordic Ware is also a pioneer in the field of microwave cookware. They introduced products such as the patented Micro-Go-Round, better known as the automated food rotator.
More than 70 million Bundt pans have been sold by Nordic Ware across North America. To mark the 60th anniversary of the pan the company designated November 15 as 'National Bundt Day'. The company also runs a competition every year 'Bundts Across America', celebrating the best Bundt cake creations as well as held cooking classes twice a month, held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each session caters only 24 people.
Nordic Ware is one of the few remaining American cookware companies that produce their products almost entirely in the United States and also offers their products to 50 countries. Only three of their items are ineligible for international shipment - Baker's Joy Cooking Spray, Bundt Cake Mixes, and Kettle Smoker.
At their headquarters and manufacturing plant in Saint Louis Park, the Nordic Ware branding is painted on the Peavey–Haglin Experimental Concrete Grain Elevator near the interchange of Minnesota State Highway 100 and Minnesota State Highway 7. The grain elevator was the first reinforced concrete circular grain elevator in the United States, and possibly in the world. Prior to Nordic Ware, the grain elevator carried the sign for 'Lumber Stores Inc' until Nordic Ware purchased the land as it expanded and invested $40,000 in a restoration project of it.
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