Vermeer Corporation has purchased Schuler Manufacturing, a family-owned manufacturer of feeding solutions based in Griswold, Iowa.
“The addition of Schuler’s feeding equipment strengthens our long-term vision to continually introduce new product innovation for cattle producers across the entire hay and feeding value stream,” said Mark Core, executive vice president of Vermeer Forage Solutions.
Schuler Manufacturing President Reggie Schuler said this: “As we become part of the Vermeer family, we are excited that our team in Griswold will be closely connected to a host of additional resources including manufacturing, engineering, sales and additional distribution so we can reach more producers with our proven solutions.”
The current line-up of Schuler-made TMR mixers and feed wagons will continue to be produced in Griswold and sold through existing Schuler and now select Vermeer distribution partners.
Products will initially be sold under the Schuler brand and transition to Vermeer as the two companies integrate.
Louis Norton, who has been with Vermeer for 30 years, will serve as general manager of the Schuler Manufacturing operation and facilities in Griswold and will guide the integration. Several Schuler family members will continue to play important roles in sales, manufacturing and support areas of the business.
Schuler has been a member company since 1969.
Source: Vermeer | Member since 1998 | vermeer.com