Chief Agri originated in 1961 and offers a full line of aeration and material handling products to help grain producers minimize storage costs and maximize the selling price of their commodities.

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Manufactured to exacting standards, using heavy-duty materials and innovative designs, Chief grain conditioning, handling, and storage systems are sold throughout the world and have a reputation for providing many years of dependable service.

In addition to offering bins for farm and commercial use, Chief offers hopper tanks, material handling systems, catwalk and tower systems, Caldwell aeration systems, and Lemanco bulk storage systems.

This Brand’s General Manager:

Mark kjar

Mark Kjar has worked at Chief Industries, Inc. since 1998, starting at the Chief Agri division. Mark transferred to Chief Fabrication in 2006 as Manufacturing Manager and was promoted to General Manager in 2010.

In Mark’s position as Chairman of the Nebraska Manufacturing Advisory Council (NeMAC), he acts as an industry-driven advocate and advisor to Nebraska state agencies and leadership in maximizing the state’s global competitiveness in manufacturing.

Mark also serves as Co-Champion of the Central Nebraska Manufacturing Partnership (CNMP). CNMP is a group that brings together local manufacturers and various state agencies, who collaborate to enhance the manufacturing image and overall awareness of what central Nebraska has to offer both manufacturers and employees.

Mark is also a member of the Central Community College Industrial Technology Advisory Board, which focuses on curriculum in manufacturing processes and welding for college students.

Mark graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in human resources and business management, and minors in accounting and finance.

Our Family of Brands

The strength and stability of Chief Industries, Inc. is due to the extraordinary diversity of our family of businesses, all working towards a shared mission.