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.

Chief Environmental Products

Chief Environmental Products is a division of Chief Agri that engineers products that protect our environment from hazardous chemical spills, as well as systems that recycle wastewater for non-potable use.

This Brand’s General Manager:

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis is the President and General Manager of Chief Agri, Inc. located in Kearney, Nebraska and has been with Chief Industries since 2000. Chief Agri manufactures a full line of grain management solutions to include grain and bulk feed storage, structures, material handling, aeration and drying equipment as well as several environmental products in the oil and water industries. With operating units in the United States, France and United Kingdom, Chief Agri employs more than 250 people.

Having previously served as Division Controller and Vice President of Chief Agri Operations, Mike has extensive experience overseeing operations and finance as well as project finance solutions for its global customers. He has been a strong advocate in support of U.S. exports working with the U.S. Export-Import bank, and he currently serves on the Nebraska District Export Council. Mike was previously a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an emphasis in accounting and finance. He has served on the boards for the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, Kearney Junior Achievement as well as the Kearney Country Club.

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.