CTB History Archive


Chore-Time Equipment was started in August, in Alliance, Ohio.


Chore-Time moved to Milford, Indiana.


Brock Manufacturing was founded in Milford.


First European office established in Maldegem, Belgium.


The Pockman Cage Company of Decatur, Alabama, was purchased.


CTB was established. This was an acronym for the company’s two principal brands at the time, Chore-Time and Brock.


CTB purchased Swish Watering.


CTB formed Chore-Time Brock International to promote and sell Chore-Time and Brock products overseas.


CTB entered into a partnership with American Securities Capital Partners, forming CTB International Corp.


CTB purchased the grain bin division of Butler Manufacturing, the company that pioneered the grain bin business in 1907, located in Kansas City, Missouri. CTB acquired Fancom B.V., a provider of market-leading computerized controls and software for agriculture, located in the Netherlands with a subsidiary in France. CTB International Corp. made its initial public offering […]


CTB acquired Sibley Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of brooders and heaters located in Anderson, Missouri; and Staco, Inc., a producer of pig feeders and ventilation products.


CTB acquired Roxell N.V., a leading manufacturer of feeding and watering systems for poultry and pigs, based in Maldegem, Belgium, with an additional location in Arkansas.


CTB acquired ABC Industries’ handling equipment for the grain industry.


CTB consolidated its Anderson, Missouri, and Springdale, Arkansas, facilities in Anderson and named the combined operation Agile Mfg., Inc.


CTB became a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A; BRK.B) CTB acquired key assets of Shenandoah Manufacturing Co., Inc., a leading manufacturer of poultry heaters, nests and incinerators. CTB acquired the assets of Beard Industries, Inc., a leading grain dryer manufacturer, located in Frankfort, Indiana. CTB established a European logistics center, Chore-Time Europe […]


CTB acquired assets of Swine Service Specialists, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pig feeding equipment.


CTB acquired a controlling interest in Yan Agro Logic (1988) Ltd., located in Israel, a manufacturer of climate controllers; feed and poultry weighing systems; and other integrated systems.


CTB was presented with a Half Century Award by Indiana’s governor in recognition of longevity and community service in the state of Indiana. CTB created a new business unit, the PigTek Pig Equipment Group, to provide a unified approach to the global pig industry, incorporating various CTB pig equipment brands. CTB acquired Laake GmbH of […]


CTB acquired B. Mannebeck Landtechnik GmbH, located in Germany, a manufacturer of pig production equipment including electronic sow feeding and other feeding systems, animal-friendly stalls and crates, and plastic flooring. CTB acquired Uniqfill International B.V., located in the Netherlands, a designer of chemical and combination chemical/biological air scrubbers for animal livestock and other applications.


CTB acquired the assets of Shore Sales of Illinois, Inc. of Rantoul, Illinois, a designer and marketer of moisture testers for the grain, seed, coffee, milling, processing and farm markets. CTB acquired Ironwood Plastics, Inc. with locations in Ironwood, Michigan, and Two Rivers, Wisconsin, a leading provider of highly engineered, precision-molded plastic components serving the […]


CTB acquired the assets of Martin Industries, Corp. and its related subsidiaries with locations in Des Moines and Sheffield, Iowa, and Vincennes, Indiana. The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of grain handling equipment and related structures, under the LeMar and Riley brand names. CTB acquired Meyn Holding B.V., with locations in the Netherlands, […]


CTB acquired the Netherlands-based Volito Group B.V., a leading designer and manufacturer of cage-free layer housing systems. CTB acquired a majority share in Cabinplant A/S, based in Denmark and with subsidiaries in Poland, Germany, Spain and the U.S. The company is a leading provider of tailor-made processing solutions for the food industry. CTB acquired Holding […]


CTB acquired a controlling interest in M-Tech International Inc., doing business as Cat Squared, Inc., a leading global provider of software solutions for food processing. Headquartered in Conway, Arkansas, the business also has a location in Mexico.

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