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 Industries was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa, by three ambitious entrepreneurs: Francis Zrostlik, Jim Vlaanderen, and Gary Bomstad. Stellar began as the first U.S. 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 market-leading 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, leading 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
“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.”