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Worksaver’s Winding Path to Success

Tom Burenga and son Tim Burenga have built Worksaver into a diversified shortline manufacturer after making tough decision to give up 50% of its business.
When Worksaver Inc. first entered the equipment business, its focus was much different than it is today. After building implements and attachments under its own brand and for farm and home stores, a decade ago it abandoned the latter market and sacrificed 50% of its business to pursue a more lucrative niche.
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Conversations with Ag Equipment's Entrepreneurs

Vermeer Manufacturing on Round Balers and Revolutionizing an Industry

In this interview, Mike Lessiter, Editor/Publisher of Farm Equipment, takes the rare opportunity to interview four ag executives — spanning two generations — from Vermeer Manufacturing. Sitting around the founder’s family table in Pella, Iowa, the group shares the story of how the invention of the round baler lead to their present-day international operation.
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[Podcast] Conversations with Ag Equipment’s Entrepreneurs: Vermeer Manufacturing

In this episode of the <em>Farm Equipment podcast</em>, “How We Did It: Conversations with Ag Equipment's Entrepreneurs” (sponsored by Osmundson Manufacturing), Editor Mike Lessiter gathers four execs around the dining room table of the late Gary and Matilda Vermeer.
In this episode of the Farm Equipment podcast, “How We Did It: Conversations with Ag Equipment's Entrepreneurs” (sponsored by Osmundson Manufacturing), Editor Mike Lessiter gathers four execs around the dining room table of the late Gary and Matilda Vermeer.
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Conversations with Ag Equipment's Entrepreneurs

88 Years of Unconventional Strength: Yetter Manufacturing

Pat Whalen, the fourth generation of family behind Illinois-based Yetter Manufacturing, talks about overcoming challenges and embracing strengths as a shortline manufacturer through changing times.
Pat Whalen, the fourth generation of family behind Illinois-based Yetter Manufacturing, talks about overcoming challenges and embracing strengths as a shortline manufacturer through changing times.
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Working Well Together: Thurston Manufacturing

Layton, Ryan and Nick Jensen run a company with three individual brands: Blu-Jet, Simonsen Iron Works and ChuckWagon. Father-son duo Layton and Nick Jensen discuss how they’ve managed to do that well over the years, and how they continue to, in Thurston, Neb.
Layton, Ryan and Nick Jensen run a company with three individual brands: Blu-Jet, Simonsen Iron Works and ChuckWagon. Father-son duo Layton and Nick Jensen discuss how they’ve managed to do that well over the years, and how they continue to, in Thurston, Neb.
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Conversations with Ag Equipment's Entrepreneurs

Turning Three Years Into Decades: Duo Lift Manufacturing

As the proprietors of Nebraska-based Duo Lift Manufacturing, Jim, Ben and David Hellbusch represent a family that has seen decades of ups and downs in the agriculture business and their fair share of business changes.
As the proprietors of Nebraska-based Duo Lift Manufacturing, Jim, Ben and David Hellbusch represent a family that has seen decades of ups and downs in the agriculture business and their fair share of business changes.
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Conversations with Ag Equipment’s Entrepreneurs

Art's Way Manufacturing: Riding a Changing Business Since 1956

Ward and Marc McConnell of Armstrong, Iowa, based shortline manufacturer Art's Way Manufacturing explore the company's origins and their differing leadership styles.
The McConnells talk about how they serve livestock industries through their company, which has grown to require 150 employees across three facilities and makes more than 20 million dollars in annual revenues. 
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Conversations with Ag Equipment's Entrepreneurs

Calmer Corn Heads Owner Marion Calmer Overcomes Roadblocks from the Majors to Become Innovative Manufacturer

Marion Calmer tells the origin story of his experience in no-till innovations at Calmer Ag Research Center, Calmer Farms and Calmer Corn Heads.
Marion Calmer tells the origin story of his experience in no-till innovations at Calmer Ag Research Center, Calmer Farms and Calmer Corn Heads — even though he thought he just wanted to be a farmer.
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