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 70
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 facilities in Nebraska, Oregon, and Tennessee.
It also has operations in China through a joint venture with
partners in the country.
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.
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