This holiday season, we are reflecting on the past, present, and future of Linn Post & Pipe. We can never forget our humble beginnings and history as a company. Our appreciation for each and every client that has contributed to keeping Linn Post & Pipe going strong for nearly fifty years is beyond words. Finally, we look forward to what the future holds for our business and our community.
The Start of Something Great
Linn Post & Pipe makes some of the finest livestock equipment for some of the finest people in the world. It all began with Emil Peters, a small-town, Kansas livestock farmer and his concern for his local community. People in his hometown of Linn, Kansas were losing jobs and the town’s population was decreasing. Emil 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, he 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.
Linn Post & Pipe was created in 1974 to support the needs of the local farmers and ranchers. It was also used as an avenue to create jobs for the community. 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.
“Great people. Quality, heavy duty, livestock equipment.” – Aaron
Expanding to Meet Your Needs
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.
“We have the Wrangler Portable Corral and absolutely love it! We are able to get multiple pastures caught and hauled off wheat in one day with ease. It also helps a tremendous amount during calving season. We have owned it for 3 years and couldn’t be more pleased. This week we caught a 2 year old bull that went totally ballistic. That corral was put to the test that day. He tried his best to destroy it and other than bending one of the braces it stood up to him! GREAT product. Well worth the money. One of the best investments we have made!” -Jason Nutt, Nutt Cattle Company
A Bright Future at Linn Post & Pipe
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.
We are proud to continue providing quality equipment and other resources that save precious time and energy. That has been the mission of Linn Post & Pipe Supply since its beginning. The equipment sold at Linn Post & Pipe is built with pride and designed to last generations. Thank you for your patronage and happy holidays to everyone!