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From the beginning, the Vermeer Corporation Company spirit of innovation enabled it to grow from a one-person operation in Iowa, to an international organization with over 3000 employees. Vermeer celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1998.
One of Gary Vermeer's first inventions was a modified farm wagon with a mechanical hoist. The demand that followed led Gary to establish Vermeer Corporation Company in Pella, Iowa, in 1948.
Since then, the company's remarkable history has included a number of other "firsts," such as the first tree spade.
In 1957 Vermeer entered the agricultural field. This entry was followed by the introduction of the world's first large, round haybaler in 1971.
The Vermeer NAVIGATOR® horizontal directional drilling machine, introduced in 1991, has been instrumental in laying cables for the world's information superhighway.