Linn Post & Pipe makes some of the finest livestock equipment for some of the finest people in the world. And it all began with a small-town, Kansas livestock farmer and his concern for his local community. Linn Post & Pipe was created to support the needs of the local farmers and ranchers. It was also used as an avenue to create jobs for the community.
This holiday season, we want to share and reflect on our humble beginnings and history as a company. We appreciate each and every client that has contributed to keeping Linn Post & Pipe going strong for nearly fifty years.
Almost Fifty Years of History
In 1974 Emil Peters grew concerned when his rural hometown of Linn, Ks was losing jobs and population. He believed small towns were a great place to raise families and the people living in them were beyond comparison. Like with many small towns across Kansas, Emil knew that if something wasn’t done there would eventually be nothing left. Recent history had shown that most rural communities were losing their younger generations to opportunities in bigger cities. Emil realized the need to create jobs in his small town.
Once the pipe business got started, Emil came up with a new idea: continuous fencing. This patented product changed the way livestock fencing would be done forever and began the rapid growth of his company. Soon Linn Post & Pipe was trying to keep up with demand for continuous fencing from all over the country. The rest is, as they say…history.
Linn Post & Pipe is Still Making History
The product line eventually expanded beyond pipe, cattle fencing and gates. Adjustable working alleys, crowding tubs, bale feeders and all types of portable cattle equipment were added. To accommodate the expansion, Emil chose another small rural community to positively impact: Creighton, Nebraska. Creighton became the home of a complete sales and manufacturing facility and in 1979, the Nebraska Division opened for business. The original building has now grown into 5 buildings totaling more than 69,000 square feet. The two locations in Kansas and Nebraska employ about 50 people.
Today, Emil’s grandson, Kyle Peters, carries on the history and tradition of building high quality, reasonably priced livestock equipment. Many members of the Linn Post & Pipe team are hard-working Midwestern farmers and ranchers themselves. This results in a dedicated, local labor force. Emil’s passion for his faith, family, and the community was something that those around him observed daily. It is the blueprint for how his company has and always will do business.