Industries Inc. was founded
in 1954 in Ida Grove, Iowa.
Founder Byron Godbersen’s first invention, the Bolster Hoist, used hydraulics to tilt grain bins that had been traditionally emptied by hand. The wildly successful product sparked an entire line of Midwest farm equipment. Under Byron’s guidance, Midwest evolved over the years from farm equipment to marine products. Today production is focused on ShoreLand’r Trailers.
The company’s Ida Grove headquarters includes a 340,000 square-foot, state-of the- art manufacturing facility, distribution warehouse, convention center and private test lake. Midwest employs over 300 people and their products are distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada, and internationally to countries in Europe and Asia.