Renowned for its creative approach to workforce development, Vermeer Corporation was tested like never before when its manufacturing campus in Pella, Iowa was struck by a tornado on July 19. In the weeks since this near-disaster, the employees of this company have rallied around the concept of #VermeerStrong, picked up the pieces and begun the process of rebuilding. 

In this episode, former Vermeer President Mary Andringa discusses the recovery effort, Vermeer's workforce culture, and her rise as one of the first women to exert herself as a top leader in the industry. Andringa is interviewed by AEM VP of Marketing and Communications Nicole Hallada. And, AEM's Kate Fox Wood presents a new initiative to help members develop their own workforce development plans.

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