Gaining traction at FLOE - Progress 2019 - A Closer Look
26 Apr 2019
Progress. A company doesn’t thrive for 36 years without it. FLOE International, based out of McGregor, is a prime example. The company was literally built from the ground up by founder and CEO Wayne Floe. He continues to drive the company forward as a visionary entrepreneur who focuses on progress, innovation and operating with efficiency.
FLOE International was conceived in 1983 when the 19-year-old Floe envisioned a better way to make boat lifts. Floe designed and marketed his first boat lift, unique in the fact that it allowed a boat to be driven up and out of the water. From there, earning start-up funds from early entrepreneurial ventures such as climbing trees to remove them from around people’s homes while studying at three different colleges, he contracted out for the manufacture of his FLOE Luxury Docks while personally setting up a dealer network. He also built his first hydraulic boat lift. In 1985, he purchased a 32? by 64? steel building, replacing the rented family pole building that had served as his first manufacturing site. A mobile home located on that property doubled as his home and office.