Sixteen Iowa Products Compete to be Named 2024 Coolest Thing Made in Iowa

May 2, 2024 | Download PDF

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) announced on Wednesday the top 16 products advancing to the next round in the Coolest Thing Made in Iowa competition. The top 16 Iowa-made products will now compete in head-to-head bracket-style matchups.

“This group of top 16 products showcases the diversity of Iowa manufacturing,” said Mike Ralston, ABI President. “It is our honor to bring attention to all the cool products made in Iowa by Iowans.”

The 2024 Top 16 Coolest Things Made in Iowa:

#1 Seed: Vermeer ZR5-1200 self-propelled baler (Vermeer Corporation, Pella)

#2 Seed: Custom Built Pipe Organ (Dobson Pipe Organ Builders Ltd., Lake City)

#3 Seed: Inception Electric Fireplace (Hearth and Home Technologies, Mt Pleasant)

#4 Seed: Musco Sports Lighting (Musco Lighting, Oskaloosa)

#5 Seed: Explosion-Proof Electric Motor             (Bodine Electric Company, Peosta)

#6 Seed: Winnebago® Revel® (Winnebago, Lake Mills)

#7 Seed: S-975 Express Plus Softmount Washer (Dexter Laundry, Fairfield)

#8 Seed: See & Spray™ (John Deere, Ankeny)

#9 Seed: Tiki Bar Boats (Big Huts, Princeton)

#10 Seed: Butter Braid® Pastries (Country Maid, Inc., West Bend)

#11 Seed: World's Best Cat Litter® (KENT Corporation, Muscatine)

#12 Seed: Gushers! (General Mills, Cedar Rapids)

#13 Seed: MARSHALLTOWN Hamburger Trowel (MARSHALLTOWN, Marshalltown)

#14 Seed: Safe T Home (Sukup Manufacturing Co., Sheffield)

#15 Seed: Life Line Ambulance (Life Line Emergency Vehicles, Inc., Sumner)

#16 Seed: Kreg Pocket Hole Jig 320 (Kreg Tool, Huxley)

The first round of bracket voting will consist of eight head-to-head matchups that will determine the Top 8 Coolest Things Made in Iowa. Voting begins on Thursday, May 2 and will conclude at midnight on Wednesday, May 8. Manufacturers, consumers, and the public are invited to vote daily in each of the matchups at