Vermeer Wins “Coolest Thing Made in Iowa” Contest

Congratulations to longtime member company Vermeer, whose ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler was named the first-ever Coolest Thing Made in Iowa by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry on Wednesday, June 5.

Mindi VandenBosch, vice president operations and third generation family member received the award on behalf of the Vermeer team. “My grandfather was a farmer. He founded Vermeer on a spirit of innovation by simply searching for a better way to do hard work. Receiving this award is incredibly special as it indicates his legacy continues on. I am proud of the cool equipment we build and even more proud of the team who designs, builds and supports it,” said Mindi.

In attendance at the awards along with Mindi were Kent Thompson, and his wife Nancy. Kent led this idea to be brought to life. Terry Patterson and Stan Fynaardt were also in attendance. Both Terry and Stan have assisted in assembling every single ZR5 ever produced – since the very first prototype.

Congratulations to Vermeer on this exciting award and for bringing choice, value and innovation to agriculture! | Member since 1998