In 1968, Harold Popma founded Lily Products of Michigan, Inc. In the beginning, he focused much of his time in the agriculture industry partnering with a local university to collect data and prove the effectiveness of Oxine, a product we still distribute 50 years later. Through distribution of Oxine and growing relationships with customers their needs began to grow for additional cleaning products. This led to the distribution of all-purpose chemicals for general cleaning to multiple industries. Distribution growth led to a rising cost that directly affected customers, ultimately influencing the idea of Lily Products becoming a manufacturer.
This became a reality in 1981 when Lily Products moved to its current location in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This manufacturing facility included a laboratory to focus on solutions specific to our customer’s needs. The addition of a chemist to the team quickly led to innovating products beyond our typical all-purpose cleaners and industries that utilized our products for:
- Parts Washing/Corrosion Inhibition
- Paint Pre-Treatment
- Food Processing & Beverage
- Fresh Fruit & Vegetable
- Brewery & Winery
- Facilities & Maintenance
- Transportation & Recreation
Today, Lily Products is a trusted advisor and focuses growth by building long lasting relationships with its customers. While remaining small, strategically we have added specialists in our industries served to meet our customer’s needs and support continuous improvement in their processes. Although we understand there are many good chemical manufacturers, we believe as your supplier and trusted advisor we must go Beyond the Chemical.
2018 Tri-Cities Kiwanis Salmon Tournament
Lily Products is a proud sponsor, for the last 12 years of the Tri-Cities Kiwanis Salmon Tournament benefiting St. Judes Children's Research Hospital. Pictured below are Lily team members and customers.