One mile across, seven facilities, and the need to grow their Pella, Iowa, plant physically to meet demand in a new market is where Mary Andringa found the company founded by her father, Gary Vermeer. That's when she was challenged by a board member to think about the problem sustainably, and not just build another building, as the company started entering the directional boring market, now a major business unit for Vermeer Corporation.
When adversity strikes, it's easy to see what you can't control. It's far more difficult to recognize what you can control. The toughest task of all, however, is figuring out how to respond accordingly.
For Jason Andringa and his colleagues at Vermeer Corporation, a concerted effort to remain focused on what can be controlled has been critical to the Pella, Iowa-based equipment manufacturer and AEM member company's ability to weather the now weeks-long COVID-19 pandemic andits impact on the organization's operations.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement after the President signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement during a ceremony at the White House:
"President Trump and Congress have delivered a free trade agreement that works for equipment manufacturers, farmers, and working families across the country," said Slater.
Vermeer Texas-Louisiana, the authorized dealer for Vermeer construction equipment in Texas and Compact Construction Equipment, the authorized Bobcat dealer in south, central and west Texas, celebrated the grand opening of their new Victoria facility on Jan.
Vermeer Corporation announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with MultiOne, a manufacturer of compact articulated loaders. Through the agreement, MultiOne will supply Vermeer-branded loader models to be sold, serviced and supported exclusively through Vermeer dealers across North America and the Caribbean.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the newest inductee to the AEM Hall of Fame: Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corp.
The AEM Hall of Fame recognizes individuals whose innovations, ideas and leadership have advanced the off-road equipment manufacturing industry and contributed to its success in the past and into tomorrow.
From the booming oil region in western North Dakota to the rich agriculture fields of eastern Oregon and Washington, RDO Equipment Co. does business with several types of customers and in numerous regions, cities, and communities. Depending on the time of year, there's a lot going on – and it might not be what most would expect.
Vermeer Texas-Louisiana, the authorized dealer of Vermeer construction equipment in Texas and Compact Construction Equipment LLC, the authorized Bobcat dealer in south, central and west Texas have opened a new, co-branded facility in Victoria, Texas. The branch officially opened for business in late October.
The Vermeer XR2 vacuum excavator is equipped with a shaker deck that separates liquids and solids to allow contractors to stay on the job site longer, work efficiently and reduce disposal expenses.
Material excavated with the XR2 is fed through an onboard deceleration tank that exits through an airlock onto a shaker deck where solids and liquids are then separated.
Vermeer is expanding its line of mini skid steers with the addition of the powerful and compact Vermeer CTX160 mini skid steer.
With a rated (SAE) operating capacity (ROC) of 1,600 lbs. (725.7 kg), 16.7 gal. per minute (56.8 Lpm) of auxiliary hydraulic flow and a width of 42 in.
Vermeer is expanding its pile driver product line with the introduction of two new models. The Vermeer PD5 and PD5R pile drivers combine efficient operation and accuracy into a compact, lightweight machine well suited for working on smaller solar installation projects, congested job sites and civil fencing and guardrail installation applications.