Pella, IA — LDJ Manufacturing, Inc. — manufacturer of growing agricultural and construction brand Thunder Creek Equipment — has transitioned 100 percent of its ownership to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). While the business will continue to operate as it is today with existing leadership, the transition to an ESOP provides an opportunity for the employees to be more invested in the success of the company and rewards team members with additional long-term retirement benefits.
Pella, IA – Thunder Creek Equipment and its parent company LDJ Manufacturing, Inc. were honored to host officials from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at its newly expanded manufacturing plant in Pella, Iowa on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. The company added more than 25,000 square feet of new manufacturing space to handle growth in demand for its products in the construction and agricultural sectors — made possible by a $1.5 million loan through the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program (REDLG) and the Pella Cooperative Electric Association (PCEA).
Pella, IA – Thunder Creek Equipment and its parent company, LDJ Manufacturing, have appointed Ben Cox as the company’s president. Cox previously spent more than three decades at Pella Corporation, the central Iowa-based building products manufacturer.
Thunder Creek Equipment has launched the all new MTO service, fuel and lube trailer, which features unrivaled flexibility for handling up to five different fluid types, including fresh oil, grease, reclaim, diesel exhaust fluid and diesel fuel.
Thunder Creek Equipment, in response to extensive positive feedback on its Multi-Tank Upfit Platform, has re-launched the product on a Dodge RAM chassis, while also adding an optional heated Diesel Exhaust Fluid handling system to meet the needs of customers in colder climates.
Thunder Creek Equipment and Vaughan Equipment today officially announced the Fairfield, Illinois-based heavy equipment dealer will be an official Thunder Creek distributor, serving the agricultural, construction, tractor/trailer, marine and oil field industries in southern Illinois and Indiana, as well as western Kentucky.
In the coming months, we'll be loading up the latest Thunder Creek fuel trailers and DEF handling systems (along with some pretty good promotions and give-aways) to travel the Midwest. We'll meet with our agricultural friends at several trade shows as well as Beck's events.
AgriVision Solutions has signed on with Thunder Creek Equipment to carry the company’s line of Fuel & Service Trailers (FST) at its Salisbury, Missouri operation. AgriVision is an independent agronomy consulting business specializing in Missouri row crops.
Starting in 2014, every manufacturer of diesel engines in the 74-750 hp category will be using a technology called Selective Catalytic Reduction as part of their strategy to meet the final emissions standards set forth by the EPA. This technology uses a fluid called diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).