From Minneapolis, the car headed south to Iowa a state very much known for their corn. Lowa is often referred to as “America’s Heartland,” and borders the Mississippi River.
In the 2nd half of the 20th century, Iowa’s agricultural economy expanded into a wide range of manufacturing, processing and financial industries, and anywhere with a large range of industries is a great place for igus to be!
We had time to stop at a few of our Iowan customers, such as one manufacturer of packaging equipment that uses igus’s DryLin R linear bearings and iglide j plain bearings in their machinery.
Used in many areas of packaging, including food and drug production plants, igus products are extraordinarily safe and long-lasting, as they are not affected by crumbs, sugar, or other material in these types of facilities. igus products also are not reliant on grease, and with no grease, there is no threat of contamination from bearings!
While in Iowa, the car took a drive to the Original Field of Dreams, a baseball field and pop-culture tourist attraction, featured in the movie “Field of Dreams.” Upon pulling in the long dirt driveway, the car was greeted by the farm’s owner Don Lansing.
With his Field of Dreams baseball cap on, Mr. Lansing told the story of the day Hollywood knocked on his door 25 years ago, interested in filming a movie on his land. After the movie came out, people from all over flocked to his field, making their way from as far as Eastern Europe and Japan to walk on this beloved field.
Before passing through Iowa, a stop at the Mississippi River was in order. The chief drainage system for the entire United States, the Mississippi flows for 2,340 miles across the country, making it the 4th longest river in the world.
Next stop from Iowa is north to Milwaukee!
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