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Stellar Industries was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa, and has since expanded operations to four U.S. locations. Stellar is an employee-owned and operated manufacturer of hydraulic truck equipment, related accessories and specialty trailers.

Products include hooklift hoists, cable hoists, container carriers, telescopic cranes, articulating cranes, work truck accessories, lube systems, power systems, fuel trailers, utility trailers and combine header trailers. The company also offers complete mechanic service truck and tire service truck packages.

Through the use of a growing product line and an expanding distribution network, the lineup has gained an international presence and become the number one choice in many markets the company serves. Stellar is proud to be an employee-owned ESOP company that employs hard-working, dedicated people from North Iowa and Nebraska.

Mission Statement

Stellar Industries, Inc. is dedicated to being the preferred supplier of quality hydraulic truck equipment and related accessories through innovative, responsive, and cost-effective solutions to meet our customers’ needs in a positive work environment while providing a profitable return for our shareholders. 

Purpose & Values

To make our customers more productive.
Treat all employees with dignity and respect.
Work together to exceed customer expectations.
Committed to being a valued member of our communities.

Core Goal

We will be the benchmark company of the truck equipment industry in terms of supplier relations, financial performance, and customer satisfaction.

The History of Stellar Industries

1990

1990

Stellar Industries, Inc., was established as the first U.S.corporation to design and manufacture a domestic hydraulic hooklift hoist.

1993

1993

Stellar acquired a company that designed and manufactured custom tire service trucks used by commercial, agricultural and OTR tire dealers.

1999

1999

The Stellar telescopic crane line entered the market with its industry-first hexagonal-shaped boom design, 20-feet of all hydraulic reach, radio remote control as a standard feature, and a standard planetary winch with line speeds up to 60 ft/min. 

2002

2002

American Eagle Accessories Group was created after the acquisition of a line of air compressors. American Eagle has since developed into a leading manufacturer of truck-mounted air compressor and drawer systems.

2008

2008

Stellar acquired the K-PAC solid waste handling equipment product line of Krause Corporation. The acquisition included hooklifts, cable hoists, container carriers and an automatic tarping system and complimented Stellar’s existing lineup of hooklifts and created opportunities in the waste, recycling and demolition markets.

2011

2011

Stellar Industries opened the first Stellar service and retail center, Stellar Truck & Trailer in Mason City, Iowa. The initiative established a service and maintenance location, as well as an outlet for North Iowa businesses to purchase new truck equipment and accessories.

2011

2011

Stellar Industries purchased the assets of Kiefer Built in Kanawha, Iowa, a manufacturer of horse, livestock, flatbed and utility trailers.  Stellar operated under Kiefer Mfg for several years before selling all but the utility trailer line to an entrepreneur in Sneedsville, TN.

2013

2013

Stellar Industries, Inc. branched out from the Stellar brand of products by purchasing Valley Industries, a manufacturer of lube skids and fuel trailers under the LubeMate® and FuelMate® product lines.  The manufacturing facility is located in Hastings, Nebraska and products are sold under American Eagle.

2015

2015

Stellar Industries expanded production capacity for its Stellar brand of products at its Kanawha, Iowa manufacturing facility.

2017

2017

Stellar Industries expanded its operations at its headquarters in Garner, Iowa, following the purchase of ACI assets.

2021

2021

Stellar Industries announced the asset purchase of MD Products and Solutions, a leader in agricultural and utility-focused trailer products based in Mason City, Iowa. The purchase also expanded the company’s operational footprint with 270,000 square feet of additional production space.

Stellar Industries was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa, and has since expanded operations to 4 U.S. locations. Stellar is an employee-owned and operated manufacturer of truck-mounted equipment and specialty trailers. Products include hooklift hoists, cable hoists, container carriers, telescopic cranes, articulating cranes, work truck accessories, lube systems, power systems, fuel trailers, utility trailers and combine header trailers. The company also offers complete mechanic service truck and tire service truck packages. Through the use of a growing product line and an expanding distribution network, the lineup has gained an international presence and become the number one choice in many markets the company serves.

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