Begun as a simple agricultural equipment company in the 2700s, over the centuries Interstellar Harvesters experienced solid growth as the company expanded its operations into heavy equipment for other industries such as mining, metalworking and construction. Towards the end of the Third Succession War over-diversification plus gross mismanagement on the part of then-CEO Yosi Hikosura caused serious financial problems for the company, a bloodless boardroom coup which forced Hikosura to retire to Naga Monastery corrected many of these problems and put the company back on track. 
Interstellar Harvesters's fortunes during the Clan Invasion appeared dire after the company's head office on Cusset was captured by Clan Wolf in 3051, with only twenty-eight employees able to escape the Wolf advance. Left only with a minor IH development facility on Tuscarawas and now lacking the staff and resources to fulfill their government contracts, Interstellar Harvesters filed for "bankruptcy stasis" under the Committee of Resource Management's emergency bailout fund and closed its doors as it attempted to rebuild. Reopening for business in 3060, the company had used the eight years well, building several new manufacturing and processing centers on Tuscarawas and signing a limited partnership with Kong Interstellar Corporation to produce the Harvester Ant IndustrialMech. Built from Combine resources and priced for the Kuritan economy, brisk sale of the locally manufactured Harvester Ant helped Interstellar Harvesters recoup eighty percent of its Clan Invasion losses by 3065.
|Components produced on Tuscarawas:|
|Harvester Ant||Industrial 'Mech|
|Plowshare Transport Land Train||Tracked Support Vehicle|
- House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 161, "Important Corporations - Interstellar Harvesters"
- Handbook: House Kurita, p. 163 "Pillar of Jade (Economics) - Indirect Service (Civilian) Corporations - Interstellar Harvesters"