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CTB Purchases the Assets of LeMar Industries

CTB logoMILFORD, Ind., December 31, 2012--CTB, Inc. (www.ctbinc.com) announced today that it has purchased the assets of Martin Industries, Corp. and its related subsidiaries including LeMar Industries Corp. (www.lemarindustries.com). LeMar, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is a leading designer and manufacturer of all of the structures and equipment related to loading, unloading and moving grain through a grain storage facility including catwalks, towers, bucket elevators, conveyors and sweeps. The company also makes temporary grain storage. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Martin Industries is also the parent company for Riley Equipment (www.rileyequipment.com), which makes bucket elevators, grain conveyors and other bulk material handling equipment; Hall Industries, a custom designer and metal fabricator with a state-of-the-art powder-coating operation; Midwest Bearing & Supply (www.midwestbearing.com), a bearing and power transmission supply house; and The Grain Reclaim Machine Company, a grain pickup service. The company operates from facilities in Des Moines and Sheffield, Iowa, as well as from Vincennes, Indiana. Lemar’s facilities encompass more than 300,000 square feet of manufacturing space with a focus on precision in-house engineering and lean manufacturing. The company employs nearly 200 people and is widely recognized for its proven ability to design custom solutions for customers in the U.S. and around the world. It is an American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) certified fabricator.

CTB president and chief executive officer Victor A. Mancinelli noted that the acquisition completes CTB’s offering to the grain industry. “Adding LeMar’s leading grain handling systems to Brock’s line of grain storage, handling, conditioning and drying solutions means that CTB’s Brock division can now offer its customers and dealers a complete grain preservation package,” said Mancinelli. “The acquisition also provides CTB with additional engineering expertise and talented people as well as with manufacturing options in the heart of the U.S. grain belt.”

Mancinelli added, “LeMar has had a close relationship with Brock and its dealers for many years. This broadening of our already strong grain product line should benefit our dealers and customers tremendously through the ability to rely on Brock as a single source solution to their needs.”

LeMar was founded in 1982 by Bob and Sharron Martin. Bob Martin has managed the company together with his sons Scott and Richard for the last 11 years. After the acquisition, the senior managers, Scott Martin and Jason Luster, will continue in their respective leadership roles and will report to CTB’s Doug Niemeyer, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CTB’s Brock Grain Systems business unit. Niemeyer remarked, “We are very pleased to add these two grain industry leaders to our team.” CTB will continue operations in the existing LeMar facilities.

Commenting on the acquisition, Bob Martin said, “My family and I are thrilled to find such a great home for the business we started thirty years ago. Brock is well known as an industry leader, and, with its backing by CTB and Berkshire Hathaway, it offers great stability and promise for the future of LeMar’s brands and product lines.”

About CTB

CTB, Inc. (www.ctbinc.com), a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of systems and solutions for producing grain, poultry, pigs and eggs; and for processing poultry. Its products and services are “Helping to Feed a Hungry World®” through grain storage, handling, conditioning and drying; through improved efficiency and air quality management in the care of poultry and livestock; and through efficient and high yield poultry processing. CTB also produces equestrian enclosures and makes equipment for various industrial applications. 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.

© 2012 CTB, Inc.

All trademarks and registered trademarks included in this release are the intellectual property of CTB, Inc. and/or its affiliates.

 

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LeMar Industries Debuts Revolutionary Maverik HTF® Grain Sweep

Patent pending zero-entry unit sweeps twice in a single pass

Des Moines, IA, February 21, 2012 – LeMar Industries proudly introduces the new patent pending zero-entry Maverik HTF® (hydraulic twin flow) commercial grain sweep, built with revolutionary technology that sweeps twice in a single pass. The product will debut at the upcoming GEAPS Exchange March 3-6.

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“Understanding our customers’ needs, we were compelled to design a sweep that addresses the Zero-Entry OSHA mandate while raising the bar in commercial sweep performance,” says Todd Hall, Vice President of Research & Development. “We’ve engineered it with proprietary patent-pending technology, delivering two sweeps in a single pass with dual hydraulic augers.”

Designed for easy cleanoff and maximum durability, the 15,000 bph capacity Maverik HTF features totally smooth, streamlined geometry with no sharp edges or odd angles to collect grain and increase drag.

Variable speed technology lets the system automatically control the sweep, advancing and regressing with “avalanches.” It matches reclaim conveyor speed, speeding up and slowing down as needed to prevent choking or bogging down. As cleanup progresses, the Maverik HTF increases speed in the second half of the pass, moving as fast as the reclaim will allow to optimize time and productivity.

All hydraulically powered, this sweep has the ability to power through even the toughest commodities. The Maverik HTF features two powerful 12” hydraulic augers and a hydraulic positive drive system. Hoses run internally through the shell in a patent-pending design for maximum protection. It accepts food grade oil and comes equipped with the HYDRA-KOOL™ Hydraulic Cooler to keep oil temperature down, reduce wear on hoses and bearings and extend system run time.

In addition, the Maverik HTF offers both electric and diesel power options, with a convenient mobile power unit that allows easy relocation to maximize efficiencies on multiple bin sites.

Plus it is fully retrofit capable, fitting through any 24” diameter standard bin door. The Maverik HTF works with all standard sump sizes and accepts minimal size sumps. It also offers the unique ability to match reclaim capacity up to 15,000 bph, plus variable output capability to match reclaim capacity.

Laser fabricated for maximum precision, the Maverik HTF is built for easy fit-up and installation. Standard auger flighting is 3/16” at the edge and 3/8” at the shaft; for hard-to-move commodities, choose more aggressive flighting.

Additional key features include:

  • Removable AR backshield
  • Special housing for easy replacement of ER style carrier bearings
  • FEA designed internal stiffeners
  • Precision snap-together laser track
  • Powder coated for maximum durability

LeMar Industries is an agricultural as well as sand & gravel design and manufacturing operation providing: support towers, catwalks, temporary storage, transport conveyors, bulk weighers, drive over conveyors, open belt conveyors, grain reclaim service and super structures along with specialty fabricated equipment. The LeMar Industries family of companies also includes Riley Equipment, a preferred designer and manufacturer of processing machinery and bulk material handling equipment; Hall Industries, a cutting-edge design and metal fabrication shop; and Midwest Bearing, a leading bearing and power transmission aftermarket supply house. LeMar was founded in 1982 by Robert and Sharron Martin. For more information, visit www.lemarindustries.com.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 LeMar Industries Acquires Riley Equipment

Indiana company is leader in processing and bulk material handling machinery

Des Moines, IA, January 5, 2012 – Moving forward in its plan for strategic growth and expansion, LeMar Industries has acquired leading material handling manufacturer Riley Equipment.

“With this move we take LeMar’s core product offerings to the next level with significant expansion benefiting customers immediately,” says Robert Martin, President. “Our partners can be confident in an enhanced experience marked by LeMar’s signature service and flexibility.”

The move expands and strengthens LeMar’s already robust product line to include bucket elevators, chain drag conveyors (horizontal, inclined, and vertical), screw conveyors, distributors and related accessories.

In addition, like LeMar and its subsidiary Hall Industries, part of Riley’s strength lies in its ability to design and fabricate custom equipment to customer needs, in addition to standard product lines. “We intend to expand on this capability and capacity immediately,” says Robert Martin.

Headquartered in Vincennes, Indiana, Riley Equipment was founded by Charles Riley in 1978 and now serves agriculture and a wide variety of industrial markets both domestic and international.

LeMar Industries is an agricultural as well as sand & gravel design and manufacturing operation providing: support towers, catwalks, temporary storage, transport conveyors, bulk weighers, drive over conveyors, open belt conveyors, grain reclaim service and super structures along with specialty fabricated equipment. The LeMar Industries family of companies also includes Hall Industries, a cutting-edge design and metal fabrication shop, and Midwest Bearing, a leading bearing and power transmission aftermarket supply house. LeMar was founded in 1982 by Robert and Sharron Martin. For more information, visit www.lemarindustries.com and www.rileyequipment.com.

 

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