BACK IN 1969, as he worked his hay fields in Oregon’s often-rainy Willamette Valley, farmer Stan Steffen was growing frustrated. The inferior quality and performance delivered by his haying equipment meant he lost more and more of his crop to rain. In order to get his hay properly baled and stored, he needed a better, more reliable, more efficient bale handling system.Today, Steffen Systems has equipment operating in all fifty states, eight Canadian provinces and countries all over the globe including: England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Moldova, Romania, Greece, Egypt, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
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For as long as there have been hay bales:
There have been people tasked with bucking them onto a truck or into a barn. But there’s a better, easier, far more profitable way to never touch a bale again: Our extensive line of bale accumulators and handlers for small square bales, large square bales and everything in-between. Each is virtually indestructible. And each can eliminate 100% of hand labor. Not 80%. Not 90%. 100%. No wonder our products have become the industry gold standard over the past 40 years.
So he built his own — based on strong Christian values. That was the beginning of Steffen Systems. And what started as a welder in Stan’s hands has since grown into a company that leads the world in automated, high quality hay handling equipment.
Stan continues to operate his own family’s hay farm and exports more than 15,000 tons of hay products to Asia each year. As for the manufacturing side of the business, Stan’s son, David, took the reins years back and has continued to innovate and expand the company’s product line while retaining the same values and commitment to hard work.