PELLA, Iowa – Vermeer recently held the groundbreaking for a monument commemorating the buildings destroyed by an EF3 tornado in Pella, Iowa, last July along the Vermeer Mile.
stronger than ever before,” President and CEO Jason Andringa said.
Shop 48. The name stems from Founder Gary Vermeer’s shop that led to the founding of Vermeer Corporation in 1948. With more than 100,000 square feet of space dedicated to building and testing new equipment, team members will begin to move into this area in August.
innovation and growth opportunities long into the future,” said Doug Hundt, the president of industrial solutions.
months following. Together, they will take on the name Plant 7.
Scheduled to be complete in fall 2020, this facility is being built to keep team members safe at every touch point on the job, create ultimate productivity, be a collaborative and engaging space for team members and allow for growth long into the future. Incorporating advanced manufacturing techniques and continuous improvement best practices will help drive world class manufacturing.
“Looking ahead, this facility is going to be world-class in every feature. We're advancing our paint technology, coat technology and the space for our team,” said Bill Blackorby, vice president of operations.
will be placed behind Plant 1 and open its doors in January 2020. The Eco-Center helps responsibly process and manage waste along the Mile.