Midwest 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
Today production is focused exclusively
on ShoreLand’r Trailers and ShoreStation
The company’s Ida Grove headquarters
includes a 340,000 square-foot, state-ofthe-
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
For more information on Midwest Industries Heritage visit www.midwestindustries.com.