Behlen is the farmer's and the rancher's friend. Through its
business units, Behlen offers an array of fabricated metal
equipment and building systems to agricultural customers in more
than 90 countries. Its core products include metal livestock
equipment, pallets, and grain storage bins, as well as metal
buildings and trailers. Behlen Building Systems focuses on making
agricultural buildings and building components, while Behlen's
International Ag Systems unit makes silos and other grain storage
containers and offers custom fabrication. The company's BMC
Transportation unit transports Behlen products throughout North
America. The company was founded in 1936 by Walter D. Behlen.
Behlen operates production facilities in Nebraska, Oregon, and
Tennessee and has a distribution center in Tennessee. It also has
operations in China through a joint venture. Its International and
Diversified Products business unit exports goods to more than 90
The company consists of three diverse business units: Behlen
Building Systems (Behlen and Behlen China); Behlen Country (the
US's leading manufacturer of livestock equipment); and
International and Diversified Products (grain systems, strip
joining presses, and custom fabrication). BMC Transportation,
Behlen's own transportation company, uses a fleet of more than 100
owner/operated trucks to deliver Behlen's products throughout the
US and Canada.
The company fabricates more than 1,000 different components for
various industries (including telecommunications, transportation,
construction, agricultural, and commercial turf care) in quantities
ranging from one item to hundreds or thousands.
Sales and Marketing
The company's products are used by a wide variety of customers
including agricultural companies, churches, schools, offices,
shopping centers, factories, warehouses, and sports facility and
government building operators.
Behlen grows through acquisitions.
Over the past 20 years, Behlen Country, the company's livestock
equipment unit, has acquired farm gate maker Farmaster, cattle
handling equipment makers Big Valley and Universal Mfg., and
storage tank provider Agri-Engineering, to become the industry's
largest livestock equipment manufacturer.