Hagie Mfg. is proud to announce that the STS Application Series has been selected as the 2014CropLife® IRON Product of the Year. CropLife IRON Editor Eric Sfiligoj presented the award to Hagie representatives at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) show in Chicago, IL.
“We started the CropLife IRON Product of the Year to acknowledge the best product of the year in Ag retail equipment,” says Editor Eric Sfiligoj. “And in all the years of conducting this competition, no product has come close to receiving the overwhelming number of votes from our readers as Hagie did this year.”
“Hagie Mfg. is in the business of solving problems. This unique business approach allows us to distinctively focus on providing solutions for optimal growth and the long term success of our customers,” states Alan Hagie, President & CEO. “We appreciate the market recognizing the value that our application solutions deliver to operations and to their bottom line,” added Hagie.
CropLife IRON readers annually select five products introduced during the current calendar year that they considered “the best of the best.” Readers vote for one month on their favorite among these five nominees to determine which product was the “year’s best.” For 2014, Hagie Mfg.’s STS Series self-propelled sprayer was selected as the best of the year by almost 64% of the CropLife IRON readers, who voted out of a total of just under 2,000 votes cast.
“We never set out to win awards, but to make a real impact, a real difference in the economic drivers that face retailers and producers in today’s market conditions; providing solutions to end customers,” commented Travis D. Stallkamp, Chief Operating Officer/COO. “That is impossible to accomplish without great innovative people taking care of these customers. We are honored that all the hard work of these people, has resulted in this award. We are humbled by the customers that voted for us,” added Stallkamp.