Courtesy of the State Historical Society of Iowa, Biddle, Donna and Carol Van Klompenburg, "In Search of a Better Way: The Lives and Legacies of Gary and Matilda Vermeer," 2008
These excerpts are from a book that highlights the lives of Vermeer Corporation founders Gary and Matilda Vermeer. Vermeer is an Iowa-born company that started in farm and construction equipment and has grown into an international corporation.
Transcript of Excerpt from "In Search of a Better Way: The Lives and Legacies of Gary and Matilda Vermeer," 2008
- In what ways did the Vermeer Corporation impact industry and business on an international level?
- How did the Vermeer Corporation transform and restructure to meet the needs of its customers and communities it served?
- Connecting to other sources in this primary source set, how are the business and industry stories of the Vermeer family and Arthur Collins similar?