CTB, Inc. - a Berkshire Hathaway company

TB is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of agricultural systems and solutions. We serve the poultry, hog, egg production, and grain industries. Our products are focused on improved efficiency in caring for poultry and livestock, and in storing, conditioning and handling grain. Founded in 1952, we have been a Berkshire Hathaway company since 2002. We operate from facilities located around the globe and through a worldwide network of independent distributors and dealers. Our vision statement is Leadership Through Innovation.

Company details

611 North Higbee Street, P.O. Box 2000 , Milford , Indiana 46542-2000 USA

Locations Served


Our Distributors

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Livestock
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

One of the things that makes CTB work so well is our clearly articulated corporate strategy, vision and values – sometimes referred to as SV2.


  • Emerge as best cost manufacturer
  • Emphasize product driven focus
  • Expand global physical presence
  • Fortify through acquisition
  • Enhance financial strength


  • Leadership Through Innovation


  • Integrity in all things
  • Customers are why we exist
  • Profitability is a must
  • Excellence in all we do
  • People make the difference

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 ABC Industries' handling equipment for the grain industry.

CTB acquired Roxell N.V., based in Maldegem, Belgium with a location in Arkansas, a leading manufacturer of feeding and watering systems for poultry and pigs.

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 International Corp. made its initial public offering of common stock. The stock was traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under 'CTBC.'

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 purchased the grain bin division of Butler Manufacturing, the company that pioneered the grain bin business in 1907, located in Kansas City, Missouri.

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 purchased Swish Watering.

CTB was established. This was an acronym for the company's two principal brands at the time, Chore-Time and Brock.

The Pockman Cage Company of Decatur, Alabama, was purchased.

First European office established in Maldegem, Belgium.

Brock Manufacturing was founded in Milford.

Chore-Time moved to Milford, Indiana.

Chore-Time Equipment was started in August, in Alliance, Ohio.