Stellar Industries Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation

Tue June 09, 2020 - National Edition #12
Stellar Industries


Stellar Industries Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 9.
Stellar Industries Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 9.
Stellar Industries Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 9. Stellar began as the first United States corporation to design and manufacture a domestic hydraulic hooklift hoist. Products of Stellar Industries include mechanics trucks, service cranes, mobile drawer systems, commercial tire service trucks, lube systems and fuel trailers.

Stellar Industries Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 9. While the world continues to change daily, the Iowa-based manufacturer took a moment to recognize three decades of work truck innovation designed to power customer productivity.

Stellar was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa, by three ambitious entrepreneurs: Francis Zrostlik, Jim Vlaanderen and Gary Bomstad. Stellar began as the first United States corporation to design and manufacture a domestic hydraulic hooklift hoist.

Since its inception, Stellar has added the design and manufacture of numerous products for construction, waste, mining and many more work truck industries. Other products include mechanics trucks, service cranes, mobile drawer systems, commercial tire service trucks, lube systems and fuel trailers.

Through the participation in association-sponsored events; hosting equipment training classes; product design; and valuing customer partnership, Stellar has become a well-known name within the industries it serves. From a small-town company with big dreams to a big-time manufacturer with grass-roots values, Stellar is proud to be a leader in innovation and industry standards after 30 years.

Although they may not have been able to gather in celebration this year, Stellar Industries employees spent the week celebrating with their team and community through videos, photos and trivia on their social media channels.

"Stellar Industries is proud to have been founded as an entrepreneurial start-up using the know-how of dedicated north Iowans to build the strong company that exists today," said Dave Zrostlik, president of Stellar Industries.

"Our transition to a majority ESOP company over these 30 years is further proof of the commitment we have to remain an independent company that quickly responds to the needs of our customers, our employees and our communities.

"I have great confidence and pride in the team members that have grown with us to create the successful company that Stellar Industries has become. Thanks go out to all those past and present Stellar employees and the communities that have supported us over the past 30 years. I am looking forward to successful growth and prosperity for the employee-owners of Stellar Industries for the next 30 years."

About Stellar Industries

Stellar Industries Inc. was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa. It is an employee owned and operated manufacturer of hydraulic truck mounted equipment. Products include hooklift hoists, cable hoists, container carriers, telescopic cranes, articulating cranes, and work truck accessories. Stellar also offers complete mechanic service truck and tire service truck packages. Stellar is a progressive company that focuses on its people, as they are the key to making the products and the company successful.

For more information, visit stellarindustries.com.

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