Vermeer to expand manufacturing to Des Moines

Operations will begin in February at the new location focused on critical parts production.

Vermeer Corporation has announced their plans to open a new manufacturing operation in Des Moines, Iowa. Utilizing existing manufacturing facilities located just off the Interstate 80/35/235 Northeast mixmaster, Vermeer is hiring 60 – 80 people with the goal to begin manufacturing critical parts in February 2023.

Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the family-owned and -operated company is celebrating 75 years of business this year. “Our headquarters and the vast majority of our manufacturing footprint is on land my grandfather, and company founder Gary Vermeer, used to farm. It’s where we started. It’s our home. And we will continue to invest in our team and our facilities there. However, as demand for Vermeer equipment continues, we continue to explore and grow our ability to produce more,” said Jason Andringa, President and CEO and third generation family member.

Vermeer’s iconic yellow equipment can be seen on jobsites around the world as customers feed and fuel their communities with forage products, manage natural resources by equipping recycling, forestry and tree care industries, and help connect people to the necessities of life by installing critical infrastructure such water, gas and fiber. “As the need for Vermeer equipment continues due to events like natural disaster clean-up efforts or government investments in infrastructure, it is clear that Vermeer is in the middle of important work that isn’t slowing any time soon,” continued Andringa.

The new manufacturing operation will focus on building critical components that Vermeer equipment uses when it digs into the ground to install infrastructure. By having a team solely focused on these aftermarket parts, Pella operations can focus on whole good production.

"We’re excited to expand to the Des Moines market. Jason and I lived in both Pella and Des Moines during different points growing up. As our family and business strive to be a top employer in the region, we are committed to best-in-class manufacturing, for both our team members and our customers. Building a team in Des Moines provides a great opportunity for those in the area,” said Mindi Vanden Bosch, vice president of operations and third generation family member.

Positions are available now as hiring has already begun for this location. Two walk-in hiring events will be held:

Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

DMACC Ankeny Campus

Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

DMACC Southridge Campus

Or go to vermeer.com/careers to learn more and apply.

About Vermeer

Vermeer delivers a real impact in a progressing world through the manufacture of high-quality agricultural, underground construction, surface mining, tree care and environmental equipment. With a reputation for durability and reliability, Vermeer equipment is backed by localized customer service and support provided by independent dealers around the world. To learn more about Vermeer, products, the dealer network and financing options, visit vermeer.com.

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