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Vermeer Brings Innovation to Products & Management Style

Now with the third generation in leadership roles, Vermeer Corp. carries on founder Gary Vermeer’s passion for continuous improvement.
Vermeer Corp.’s history of product development has impacted two different industries. In agriculture, it literally revolutionized hay production with the introduction of the first large round baler, the product for which it’s most widely known.
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Bonus Interview: How Vermeer Stayed Strong

In this bonus interview, Vermeer Manufacturing leaders share the incredible story of how they worked on a 30-day timeline to recover their full manufacturing capabilities after a devastating tornado hit their facility in Pella, Iowa.
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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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How Vermeer’s ‘Skunk Works’ Approach Resulted in the First Self-Propelled Baler

Vermeer Corp. discovered that if it were going to continue the legacy of its founder, it would need to step outside of its traditional approach to research and development. Gary Vermeer is credited with inventing the first round hay baler in the early 1970s before anyone suggested that agriculture needed a new approach to baling hay.
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