Shivvers Manufacturing, Inc. is privately owned with annual sales exceeding 40 million dollars in agricultural and outdoor power equipment. Shivvers is committed to providing innovative equipment that provides real value for their customers. Shivvers success is testimony to that commitment. Shivvers Manufacturing, Inc. celebrates 45 years as a company that has led the way in energy efficient designs and concepts. One of the first innovations was the tapered sweep auger in 1968, this became the basis for the first commercially successful Continuous Counter-Flow Grain Drying system. Today, the Country Clipper brand features a broad line up of zero turn mowers for residential, estate, and commercial applications, marketed exclusively, through independent power equipment dealers, and businesses, throughout the United States and many foreign countries.
In 1984, Shivvers Manufacturing transformed the industry again with the development of the COMPU-DRY™, the first computerized control unit for drying grain. Today, Shivvers leads the world in automated Continuous Counter-Flow Grain Drying systems.
Today, Shivvers remains a family owned and operated business with Carl Shivvers as President.
In a 1984 strategic move, with the goal to diversify the Company’s product offering, and maximize production capacities with the seasonality of grain drying demand, Shivvers began the development of Zero Turn Mowers. Shivvers Manufacturing, Inc. was one of the first manufacturers of Zero Turn Mowers in the industry. In the late 1980’s Shivvers began manufacturing zero turn mowers on an OEM basis for several companies, such as Bush Hog, Yazoo, Dixon and Snapper.
In the late 90’s, the Country Clipper Division was created, and the Country Clipper brand of zero turn mowers were introduced, and exclusive production of the Country Clipper brand was initiated.
Shivvers Manufacturing, Inc. is located in Corydon, Iowa, 80 miles southeast of Des Moines. Shivvers has grown into 120,000 square feet of manufacturing, office and warehouse, on a 20 acre campus, employing approximately 150 associates from around the region.