About Us

MISSION STATEMENT “Where Teamwork and Change Make Customers & Employees Better Off!”

Behlen Mfg. Co., founded in 1936, has grown from the initial products developed in the garage of Columbus entrepreneur Walter D. Behlen to a global manufacturer exporting to more than 70 countries. Diversification into several market areas has added stability and growth.

Today the company consists of three diverse business units, including the Behlen Building Systems (Behlen and Behlen China), Behlen Country (the nation's leading manufacturer of livestock equipment), International and Diversified Products (grain systems, strip joining presses, and custom fabrication). With a fleet of more than 100 owner operators with BMC Transportation, the company's own transportation company, Behlen product is delivered throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Our Locations

The world headquarters of Behlen Mfg. Co. is located at the 850,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Columbus, Nebraska. From this location, products have been exported to over 90 countries. Additional plant locations include: Omaha, Nebraska; Baker City, Oregon; and McGregor, Texas. Sales and engineering offices are located in Boise, Idaho and Loveland, Colorado. Contact info

Our Culture

Behlen believes that sincere concern for its people, Partners in Progress, translates into superior products and service to its customers. That’s why the core values of the company put people first and recognize the need to strive for continuous improvement and learning. Learn more about our culture.

Our Quality System

We are proud to be ISO9001:2008 certified since 1999. The ISO9001 series of standards assures customers that they will receive a consistent, high level of quality on every order. It means quality is a way of life and must be built into every step of our operation. Achieving ISO 9001 Certification is a result of involved people working together to continually improve our systems and meet and exceed customer expectations.