Vermeer Corporation approved Woodford Equipment as a new dealer in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The new Vermeer dealership will provide equipment services including parts, service and sales support for Vermeer biomass harvesting equipment.
The dealership will be led by Eric Woodford and his wife Mary.Woodford has been baling 16,000-20,000 cornstalk bales every year for the past 15 years and operated a Vermeer CCX770 Cob Harvester during the 2009 harvest period. Woodford is also the inventor of the original design of the powered windguard feed system in Vermeer's 605 Super M baler.
Nearby POET Energy is currently conducting Project Liberty. Since the start of POET's Project Liberty, Vermeer staff have been assisting area farmers as they work to provide biomass harvesting solutions.
Woodford Equipment will offer sales, parts and service in the Emmetsburg area to effectively support two key products that will help area farmers to achieve POET's Project Liberty goal to collect corn cobs and bale second pass cob bales. The dealership is located in the previous Iowa Lakes Electrical Cooperative building where the Woodford's are planning to host a grand opening event on Thursday July 8, 2010.
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