We are a family owned & FARMER FOCUSED MANUFACTURER founded in the heartland of america
The Friesen family has been in manufacturing since 1963 as the original founders & owners of Meridian Industries. In 1988, “Friesen of Iowa” was opened in Storm Lake, Iowa, by Garry Friesen, and was joined by Byron Friesen. The Friesens led the bulk seed movement within the seed industry with their innovative bulk handling products, becoming widely known for their storage bins and the introduction of the Friesen Bulk Seed Tender. In 2004, after years of growing Friesen of Iowa (Friesen USA) and becoming leaders in the seed equipment business, Garry & Byron sold Friesen USA to a separate corporate group within the industry.
Harvest International was formed in 2007, lead by Jeff Sivinski and Byron Friesen, bringing all of the innovation, quality, and trust from their long history in manufacturing. In 2009, Garry Friesen joined the team at Harvest International, bringing his experience & knowledge to the table. In 2011, with strong growth and a burgeoning demand for high quality, American-made equipment, a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility was built in Storm Lake, Iowa. Featuring custom designed assembly lines and cutting edge technology, everything leaving the door is ensured to be a superior product.
Harvest International is committed to providing unprecedented quality, customer service, and safety benchmarks. We champion the idea that every farmer should be able to work with well-built, American-made equipment that can keep up with the grueling demands of modern farming. With every piece of iron that leaves our doors, our goal is to do right by our customers and bring value to their operation.