Behlen has the metal to grain and bear it. 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.