Chief Agri, one of seven brands under the family-owned global manufacturer Chief Industries, is celebrating its 60th year in business. The company offers a complete line of grain storage and handling systems along with aeration and material handling products. The company serves private farms and commercial cooperatives.
Since 1961, the company’s people-first culture has been its bedrock. As the 3rd generation leader, DJ Eihusen, Chief’s chairman of the board, president, CEO, has prioritized its core values from the top down. Chief Agri's commitment to the industry endures after more than six decades.
"It's the relationships with our customers and dealers that we pride ourselves in," said Eihusen.
The brand distributes its products globally and sells into all 50 states across the U.S. Its clients' needs have driven product innovation throughout its history.
"Whether we're dealing worldwide or in our backyard, we work with customers to set them up with exactly what they need," said Eihusen.
An emphasis on relationships isn’t just for customers. The company’s culture prioritizes positive employee relationships, treating its 1,400 employees with respect.
"Many of our staff have been here for 20, 30, 40-plus years, and we have customers that have been with us since the beginning," said Eihusen.