Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Watch the Downunder Horsemanship "How It's Made" video

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Behlen Mfg. Co. expands to Texas



Behlen Mfg. Co. expands to Texas

Manufacturing the Behlen Country® brand of farm and ranch equipment


MCGREGOR, TEXAS - Behlen Mfg. Co., with global headquarters in Columbus, Nebraska, is pleased to announce the long-term lease (subject to final approval of local incentives) of the former Smead Manufacturing plant in McGregor, Texas, part of the greater Waco region. This 180,000 square foot building will be used to manufacture farm and ranch equipment for its Behlen Country® business unit. Employment is expected to exceed 50 jobs by the end of 2013. The plant will serve Texas and the surrounding area which represents a significant and growing percentage of our business.


Manufacturing will begin in January 2013. The full line of Behlen Country products will be produced which include stock tanks, dog kennels, and gates. Welding will be a primary part of the manufacturing operation. The plant will ship between 25 to 30 percent of Behlen Country shipments.


Jobs will be filled through both transfers of Behlen Partners in Progress (employees) from other locations including Columbus and Omaha, Nebraska; Baker City, Oregon; and Huntingdon, Tennessee. Simultaneously, Behlen will be accepting applications from candidates in the McGregor area. Key skills needed at the plant include: welding, operating machines, loading, maintenance, and general manufacturing.  


Phil Raimondo, CEO and President of Behlen said, “We are very excited to sign a long-term lease with a local owner and see this as a huge win-win for Behlen and the community.” Raimondo added, “We are very appreciative of the support we have received from city of McGregor, the McGregor Economic Development Corporation, Waco-McLennan County Economic Development Corporation, and the Greater Waco Chamber. We look forward to growing this relationship.”  


Behlen plans to make a significant investment in the facility to meet manufacturing requirements. Machinery and equipment will be moved from our Huntingdon, Tennessee location which transitioned to a distribution center in October. Behlen intends to begin making customer deliveries from the plant in January 2013.


The Behlen Leadership Team and all Partners in Progress look forward to partnering with the McGregor community. We are very excited about the opportunities this new facility brings for serving customers and creating jobs in a key market.


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Clinton Anderson Films at Behlen Plant

Great to see Clinton and his crew today at the plant.  More pictures to follow!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Huntingdon Facility Transitions to Distribution Center


August 28, 2012


Contact: Jon Heibel – Corporate Communications Manager

Phone: (402) 563-7220; Email: jon.heibel@behlenmfg.com

Huntingdon, Tennessee Plant Transitions to Distribution Center


- Behlen Mfg. Co. has announced that the Huntingdon, Tennessee manufacturing facility will be transitioning into a full-service distribution center. Production operations will be relocated to the Columbus, Nebraska and/or Baker City, Oregon locations. This process will be completed no later than October 31, 2012.


The transition to a distribution center is being done to better serve our customers, adjust to the changing market, and to lower total costs.

Behlen is committed to helping the 35 Partners in Progress (employees) that we anticipate will be affected by the transition with their search for future employment by offering them the opportunity to transfer to another Behlen location.

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Behlen Mfg. Co. is a global steel fabricator with three diverse business units. Behlen Country is a leading manufacturer of farm and ranch equipment. Behlen Building Systems are used in a wide variety of applications including agricultural, churches, schools, offices, shopping centers, factories, warehouses, sports facilities, and government buildings. International and Diversified Products (IDP) is comprised of commercial grain systems, metal stitching presses, and custom fabrication. The IDP business unit has exported to more than 85 countries. Behlen is a locally owned company, established in 1936, and headquartered in Columbus, Nebraska. Behlen also has regional plants and sales and engineering offices in various parts of the United States employing more than 850 Partners in Progress (employees). To learn more, visit: www.behlenmfg.com


Friday, February 10, 2012

New Tiller Just in Time for Spring!

Check this out!  While we certainly don't recommend running over steel, cans and posts, our new tiller can take a beating and come back for more.  Our handy dealer locator will show you where to purchase our 3 point equipment!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Catalogs Now Available

Download the New Big Valley Catalog.
Everything the producer needs from squeeze chutes to automatic waterers to gates

Feeder AD-20966 9-11.pdf

The Feeder Catalog features money saving hay and grain feeders for both horses and cattle

Corral Gate AD-0449B 11-11.pdf

Gates and Corral Panels for any use in a variety of sizes, colors and weights

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Behlen Country Sales Meeting

Behlen Country sales team met in Columbus, NE November 16 and 17 to launch new strategies for next year.

Look for our new products and promotions coming soon

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rear Blade Promo- Snow is Coming!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stover Named National Winner at FFA Convention

Morgan Ann Stover of Ponder FFA Chapter, in Texas was named national winner in the Diversified Livestock Production-Placement Proficiency award during the 84th National FFA Convention, October 19-22 in Indianapolis, IN.

Other finalists were: Kyle Brem of Strathmore, CA; Montana Sky Smith of Early County, GA; and Eric Daniel Wuebker of St. Henry, OH.

Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excelled as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteerswhile they gained hands-on career experience.  Diversified Livestock Production-Placement in one of 47 FFA proficiency award catgories offered at local, state and national levels.  Diversified Livestock Production Placement is sponsored by Behlen Country and Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.  In recognition of being a finalist, each of the four finalists received a plaque and $500.  Morgan received an additional $500 during a special ceremony at the National FFA Convention for being named National Winner.

Congratulations Morgan!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Clinton Anderson Round Pens now available

Clinton Anderson “Roo” Round Pen by Behlen Country

When you’re talking round pens, you’re talking Behlen Country.

The latest in high-quality round pens use heavy 14-gauge steel and is designed with a rider-friendly latch and horse-safe “straight leg” construction and come in special penny vein powder coat finish.

These round pens were designed by world famous horse trainer Clinton Anderson and used on his Walkabout Tour and come with a laser cut Downunder horsemanship logo.

Anderson thought so highly of the round pen he used a Behlen Building for his new arena and training center in Stephenville, Texas.

Behlen provides a new round pen at every tour stop, and you can own one of these “Roo” Round Pens by contacting Jeff Malousek at www.jeff.malousek@behlencountry.com. But get to a tour stop soon because these “Roo” Round Pens are selling so fast they have been purchased in advance through the Seattle, WA tour stop on July 16-17.

Anderson has utilized Behlen Country’s manufacturing expertise to make Patience Poles, 12-foot-long poles with a hub and tether bar that allows the horse to move freely in a circle without becoming tangled. 

Stop by and visit Jeff at the Walkabout Tour stop nearest your to learn more about farm and ranch equipment and its top-of-the-line products.

To order your round pen today, contact Downunder Horsemanship (Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm, Friday 8am-5pm CST) at: (888) AUSSIE2(287-7432) or (254)552-1000 at www.downunderhorsemanship.com  or call Behlen Country at (800) 447-2751.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Behlen Country Names New President


July 7, 2011                                          

Contact: Jon Heibel – Corporate Communications Manager

(402) 563-7220; Email: jon.heibel@behlenmfg.com


Siekman Promoted to President of Behlen Country


COLUMBUS, Neb. – Darren Siekman has been promoted to president of Behlen Country, the nation’s leading manufacturer of farm and ranch equipment.


Siekman previously held the position of General Manager for Behlen Country and prior to that was Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new role, he will serve as team leader for all Behlen Country operations including sales, marketing, engineering, and manufacturing.


Siekman said his goal is to “Improve as a leader, focus on faster delivery to our customers, and respond to market challenges.” He added that he plans to “Listen to customers and bring their wants and needs back to Behlen Partners in Progress (employees).” To achieve this, he said “I will make sure we are learning from our rural lifestyle, farmer, and rancher end user customers and our retail dealers.”


Siekman earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a member of the National Agri-Marketing Association, and the Vice President of the Bennington Board of Education, previously serving as President and Treasurer.


His wife, LeAnn, teaches science at DC West Middle School in Waterloo. They have two children, Allison, a sophomore at UNL majoring in agronomy with an emphasis in research, and Grant, a junior at Bennington High School.


Siekman, originally from Central City, has run four full marathons, many half marathons and road races.


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About Behlen Country


Behlen Country, a business unit of Behlen Mfg. Co., has a product line that consists of gates, corral panels, steel and poly stock tanks, 3-point and landowner equipment, a complete line of cattle management and horse equipment, and dog kennels. Behlen Country sells products at over 4,500 farm stores, co-ops, home centers, and distributors.  Behlen Country product arrives on BMCT (Behlen Mfg. Co. Transportation) trucks direct to the retail location. Visit www.behlencountry.com for more information.


Behlen Mfg. Co. is a locally owned company established in 1936. The 850,000 sq. ft. world headquarters and manufacturing facility of Behlen is located in Columbus, Nebraska. Additional U.S. locations include: Baker City, Oregon; Huntingdon, Tennessee; and Omaha, Nebraska.


Behlen employs more than 900 Partners in Progress (employees) and this year we are celebrating our 75th year in business.


To learn more about Behlen, visit: www.behlenmfg.com


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Behlen 75th Anniversary Celebration

Come join us in Columbus on August 17th in the afternoon to celebrate Behlen's Diamond Anniversary!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Clinton Anderson Sponsorship and Tour Dates

Event Info July 16-17, 2011

ShoWare Center
625 West James Street
Kent, WA 98032

Host Hotel
Hawthorn Suites- Kent
6329 South 212th Street
Kent, WA 98032
*Mention Downunder Horsemanship for discount*

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Phone: 800-447-2751
Fax: (402) 563-7447

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World Headquarters

Behlen Manufacturing Co.
P.O. Box 569
Columbus, NE 68602-0569

Plant Locations

Huntingdon, TN
Baker City, OR

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