Timeline

Since 1978 Witmer’s Feed and Grain has grown and expanded throughout the agricultural industry. Our family-owned business prides itself in delivering personable, responsive, and value driven services from the beginning.

Timeline

Timeline

1977

Story 1

Train derailment destroys local feed mill, known as Columbiana Milling

1978

Story 2

Witmer’s Feed & Grain was founded on July 10th with the completion of the mill in Columbiana and the expansion of the grain facility.

1982

Story 3

Story 3

Bulk fertilizer was added to the product line.

1985

Story 4

The new office was built at the Columbiana Mill.

1986

Story 5

The Garfield Facility was purchased and feed was being manufactured and delivered from that location.

1988

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Story 6

Grain storage was added to the Garfield Facility, allowing customers to haul all grain to that location instead of Columbiana.

1991

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Witmer’s manufactured up to 10,000 ton of feed a year and had the capacity to store up to 500,000 bushels of corn.

1993

Story 8

The corn storage building, later becoming a warehouse, was constructed.

1994

Story 9

Expanded the grain facility at Garfield, adding new grain bins.

1998

Story 10

Expanded and computerized feed mill, added new load out bins, and added new overhead ingredient bins.

1998

Story 11

Story 11

The Garfield Facility caught on fire and was then remodeled. Before the fire Garfield was still manufacturing their own feed and delivering to customers. After the fire, the location no longer manufactured or delivered feed.

1999

Story 12

Added bulk fertilizer to the Garfield Facility and remodeled the mixer at the Columbiana Mill.

2000

Story 13

An upgraded bagging line was put in at the Columbiana Mill.

2001

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Story 14

Built a 160,000 bushel bin to hold corn at the Columbiana Mill, the corn storage building was turned into the warehouse.

2001

Story 15

Pit #2 was built for unloading all grain.

2005

Story 16

An additional bagging line was put in at the Columbiana Mill, doubling bagging capabilities.

2010

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Story 17

There were 10 trucks on the road delivering feed daily.

2012

Story 18

Added 28 overhead bins that automatically scale out the correct weight of ingredients to feed into the mixer.

2012

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Story 19

Pit #1 was built along with the installation of a new MC dryer capable of drying up to 3,500 bushels an hour. A 600,000 bushel Brock Bin was also installed, expanding grain storage.

2015

Story 20

Story 20

Added 48 micro bins into production to automatically weigh out smaller amounts of ingredients and increase production.

2015

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Story 21

The shop was built, allowing Witmer’s to do more mechanical work in house. It can hold up to 2 bulk trucks at a time.

2016

Story 22

Story 22

Purchased the Berlin Facility and expanded the Columbiana location by adding a new warehouse and a new loading dock.

2016

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Story 23

A new double bagging line was added into production in the new portion of the mill. In the new bagging area, up to 20 ton of feed can be bagged every hour.

2016

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Witmer’s became Safe Feed, Safe Food (SFSF) Certified and additional grain bins were added at the Garfield Facility.

2017

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Story 25

Pellet Mill was finalized and started in production.

2018

Story 26

A full time mechanic was hired to bring all mechanical projects in house.

2018

Story 27

Millstone Farm and Garden Center, LLC was purchased as our flagship retail location.

2018

Story 28

There are 14 trucks on the road delivering feed daily. Witmer’s has the capacity to store 2.3 million bushels of grain and manufactures about 100,000 tons of feed a year at the Columbiana Mill.