Howard S. Brembeck, founder of Chore-Time, and later the Brock company, and whose inventions revolutionized livestock and poultry feeding, died Dec. 5, 2010, at age 100.
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.