Shore Station

1461 Exchange Street, Okoboji, IA, United States
1461 Exchange Street Okoboji Iowa 51355 US

Why ShoreStation®?

When founder Byron Godbersen designed the first ShoreStation back in 1959, he engineered it to work smarter than other lifts, but he also did one other thing – he over-built it. Heavier materials, stronger winches, better cables. Why all the fuss? Well, Byron believed that weekends at the lake should be spent relaxing with the family, not fixing broken equipment. Dependability was key way back then and it still is today. Relax, and spend your weekends doing what you love.


Midwest Industries Inc. was founded in 1954 in Ida Grove, Iowa.

Founder Byron Godbersen’s first invention, the Bolster lift, used hydraulics to tilt grain bins that had been traditionally emptied by hand. The wildly successful product sparked an entire line of Midwest farm equipment.

Under Byron’s guidance, Midwest evolved over the years from farm equipment to marine products.

Today production is focused exclusively on ShoreLand’r® Trailers and ShoreStation® Lakefront Systems.

The company’s Ida Grove headquarters includes a 340,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, distribution warehouse, convention center and private test lake. Midwest employs over 300 people and their products are distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada, and internationally to countries in Europe and Asia.

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