It all started in 1952 when the company was founded as Chore-Time. Chore-Time’s sister company, Brock, was started in 1957. Eventually the initial letters of these first two brands were joined to create the name CTB. The company’s many progressive steps along the way have built CTB, Inc. into a leading solutions provider in the ongoing effort to increase agricultural efficiencies. Click the year blocks below to read about key events and milestones in CTB’s history.
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.
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 Hamon Développement, parent company of Serupa SAS and Mafrel SAS. The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of buildings for poultry keeping, processing plants and industry.
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, U.S. and Poland, a designer and manufacturer of poultry processing equipment.
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 industrial, automotive, agricultural and electronics markets.
CTB established CTB Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., an Asian-based logistics center, to better serve customers in that geographic region.
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 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 Germany, a manufacturer of sow gestation and farrowing stalls and other pig production equipment, as well as stables, paddock doors and feeders for horses.
CTB purchased the Porcon group of companies, based in the Netherlands, manufacturers and packagers of pig equipment including stalls, crates and pens, and a variety of other 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 acquired assets of Swine Service Specialists, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pig feeding equipment.
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 B.V., with locations in the Netherlands and in Poland.
CTB consolidated its Anderson, Missouri, and Springdale, Arkansas, facilities in Anderson and named the combined operation Agile Mfg., Inc.
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 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 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 of common stock. The stock was traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market under “CTBC.”
CTB entered into a partnership with American Securities Capital Partners, forming CTB International Corp.
CTB formed Chore-Time Brock International to promote and sell Chore-Time and Brock products overseas.
CTB was established. This was an acronym for the company’s two principal brands at the time, Chore-Time and Brock.