By: Susanne Veatch

2015 marks a milestone year for Kinze Manufacturing as we celebrate our 50 year anniversary. By now, most of you are likely familiar with the story of how Kinze got started. In 1965, my father Jon Kinzenbaw started a small welding and repair shop in Ladora, Iowa. Dad was only 21 years old at the time, but he had the confidence, creativity and skill set to make something of himself and his small business.

In the early years, dad took any job that came through the door – even those that promised little to no profit. He never backed away from a challenge, but instead found ways to overcome it. And, through determination, innovation and unwavering faith, he built that small company into one of the largest privately held farm equipment manufacturers in the world.

That, in short, is the Kinze story. Of course, like any good story, there’s much more to it. Our new history video features some of the people and products that helped Kinze become what it is today. This is 50 years of Kinze innovation presented, for the sake of brevity, in under 10 minutes. 

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. And, a special thanks to all of you who have helped shape the Kinze story through the years!

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