Chore-Time Brock founder, Howard Brembeck, passes away

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MILFORD, Ind. — Chore-Time Brock regretfully announced the death of its founder, Howard S. Brembeck, Dec. 5. Brembeck founded Chore-Time in 1952 in Alliance, Ohio, to design and build innovative equipment for the care of poultry and livestock.

He held numerous patents, including one for an electric brooder that dates back to 1936. Other patents improved poultry and hog feeders and livestock waterers.

He moved the company to Milford, Ind., in 1954. In 1957, Brembeck and a partner founded Brock to produce hopper bins for feed storage.

Under one roof

In subsequent years, Brock introduced farm and commercial grain storage bins as well. In 1976, Brembeck established Chore-Time Brock to bring Chore-Time and Brock under common ownership.

By that time, the company’s inventions had revolutionized poultry feeding throughout the world and had made a significant contribution to improving farming efficiency.

Brembeck retired from Chore-Time Brock at the end of 1995. He returned to the Milford headquarters facility to participate in the company’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2002. Brembeck celebrated his 100th birthday Feb. 9, 2010.

“Howard created a legacy of innovation embodied in products of quality and endurance that lives on,” said Victor A. Mancinelli, president and chief executive officer of Chore-Time Brock.

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