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Stellar Industries Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation

Stellar Industries, Inc., celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday, May 9. In the midst of today’s uncertainties, the manufacturer took a moment to recognize three decades of innovation that powers productivity.

Three ambitious entrepreneurs, Francis Zrostlik, Jim Vlaanderen, and Gary Bomstad, founded Stellar in Garner, Iowa, in 1990. Stellar began as the first US corporation to design and manufacture a domestic hydraulic hooklift hoist.

Since its inception, Stellar added the design and manufacture of numerous products for construction, waste, and 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.

With participation in association-sponsored events, equipment training, product design, and customer partnership, Stellar became a well-known name in the industry.

Stellar Industries employees celebrated with their team and community through videos, photos, and trivia on their social media channels.

Stellar staff cheers to 30 years in business.

“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,” says 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 communities.

“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.”

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