Sycamore’s own Dawn Equipment, tops this month’s Crains Chicago Business’ Most Innovative Companies List written by John Pletz. He starts the article,
Driving isn’t the only thing that’s going to be autonomous. Planting crops also will be done on autopilot, and a small family-owned company is leading the way. That’s why Dawn Equipment topped Crain’s latest list of the most innovative Chicago-area companies, based on an analysis of patents.
The article continues:
Dawn, based just outside DeKalb in Sycamore, has reinvented many of the systems on the planting equipment used by farmers. Most recently it came up with a way for farmers to adjust on the fly the depth that seeds are planted or how hard soil is pinched or compacted on top of them, instead of stopping the machine and adjusting equipment manually. That saves time, and changes are made not on guesswork, but based on soil conditions.
Read more about Dawn Equipment and Joe Bassett, 37, CEO of the company, which was founded by his father and two partners in 1992 at link!