About Midwest Industries, Inc.

Iowa has a place to get hitched without getting married. It's called Midwest Industries, and it is celebrating its golden anniversary. The family-held corporation manufactures the Freedom Hitch (a hands-free, positive latch-and-lock trailer hitch) which allows users to change implements from the seat of a tractor. The Freedom Hitch system comes in two sizes: Category I, for tractors up to 45 horsepower, and Category II, for tractors up to 100 horsepower. The company also makes a line of boat trailers under the ShoreLand'r brand. Midwest's ShoreStation Boat Hoists unit makes hoists and dock accessories for on-the-water storage of boats and personal watercraft (PWC), as well as complete lake dock systems.

Midwest Industries, Inc.

122 E State Highway 175
Ida Grove, IA 51445-1140
Phone: 1 (712) 364-3365
Fax: 1 (712) 364-3361


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Manager: Sean Benner
  • President: Andy Brosius
  • Chief Information Officer: Allan Kirk
  • Employees: 235

Major Office Locations

  • Ida Grove, IA

Other Locations

  • Okoboji, IA
  • Vonore, TN