Egbers Flighting Company
Egbers Flighting Company started as a small blacksmith shop in the 1920s on the family farm doing farm repairs, and in having the first welder in the area they quickly became the place to go for farmers to get their equipment repaired.
In the 1970s Alfred & Beverly Egbers, the second generation in the farm repair business, started to get more into auger repair and sales to other repair shops. During the 1980s and 1990s Egbers auger flighting sales expanded to the east and west coasts. In 2000 Doug, Alfred and Beverly’s youngest son, decided to take over the family business. Doug expanded the business to making custom heavy duty augers for Coop elevators and other large scale grain facilities. Doug also added a computerized balancing machine for combine and grain cart augers.
Cecil Peck started Peck Manufacturing in the late 1960s in Herman, Nebraska. Peck has been the best most economical auger built in the Midwest for over 50 years.
Cecil start building small, short augers that farmers needed. They were simple, well made, and inexpensive. Cecil’s children Steve and Nancy, along with Nancy’s husband Ron, took over for Cecil building augers, fuel tanks, and various other products over the years until their retirement in 2012. They ended up selling their business in 2012.
In 2017, with the help of Doug’s two oldest sons Mike and Brett, Egbers Flighting Co. bought the assets and real estate of Peck Manufacturing, and restarted the production of the Peck augers that had been around since the 1960s. They plan on continuing the legacy of two companies that have provided farmers with great American-made products for many years.