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CTB, Inc. Announces Passing of Its Founder

Howard S. Brembeck,
Founder of CTB, Inc.

MILFORD, Ind., December 7, 2010 – CTB, Inc. regretfully announces the death of its founder, Howard S. Brembeck, on Sunday, December 5, 2010.

Brembeck founded Chore-Time in 1952 in Alliance, Ohio, to design and build innovative equipment for the care of poultry and livestock.  He moved the company to Milford, Indiana, in 1954.  In 1957, Brembeck and a partner founded Brock to produce hopper bins for feed storage.  In subsequent years, Brock introduced farm and commercial grain storage bins as well.

In 1976, Brembeck established CTB, Inc. to bring Chore-Time and Brock under common ownership.  By that time, the company’s inventions had revolutionized poultry feeding throughout the world and had made a significant contribution to improving farming efficiency.

Brembeck retired from CTB at the end of 1995.  He returned to the Milford headquarters facility to participate in the company’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2002.  Brembeck celebrated his 100th birthday on February 9, 2010.

“Howard created a legacy of innovation embodied in products of quality and endurance that lives on,” according to Victor A. Mancinelli, president and chief executive officer of CTB.  “We are fortunate to have had Howard as our founder,” Mancinelli continued.  “He combined the rare talent of people development and product excellence with a devotion to innovation that guides us still.”

About CTB
CTB, Inc. is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of systems and solutions for the poultry, pig, egg production, and grain industries.  Its products and services are “Helping to Feed a Hungry World®” through improved efficiency and air quality management in the care of poultry and livestock as well as in grain storage, handling, conditioning and drying.  Founded in 1952, CTB has been dedicated to “Leadership Through Innovation®” throughout its history.  The company operates from multiple locations in various countries around the world and serves its customers through a worldwide network of independent dealers and distributors.  

CTB continues to focus on its strategy for growth, which includes expanding its global physical presence, as well as extending its competitive advantage through accretive acquisitions and/or other beneficial business arrangements, emerging as the best cost manufacturer in the industries it serves, emphasizing its product-driven focus, and enhancing its financial strength.  The company’s Web address is

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