About Us: Hanson Silo History
Symbolizing Quality and Dependability
Hanson has been rooted in agriculture for four generations.
Hanson Silo was founded in Lake Lillian, Minnesota, in 1916 by Emil Hanson, a local farmer who envisioned a better silo product for himself and for his neighbors. His goal: manufacture an improved silo at the best price with the lowest upkeep. For over 100 years and through four generations, the Hanson family has been involved with agriculture and has grown to symbolize quality, economy and dependability.
The family farming tradition has remained at Hanson Silo, as well as the commitment to producing the best quality product for the dollar. The development of new Hanson products is the culmination of this commitment. We excel in a range of areas, including livestock feed storage and handling equipment, grain storage, precast concrete products and powder coating industries. Fine quality materials, pride in personal workmanship and simplicity in engineering are the trademarks of Hanson Silo.
1986 – Hanson designed and built a golf car manufacturing plant called Shuttlecraft in Willmar, Minnesota, to diversify their product portfolio in the midst of the agriculture crisis of the ’80s.
1995 – Hanson built their first precast concrete plant.
1996 – Powder coat painting was implemented, opening the door into contract manufacturing. Truck beds, assembly-line automation equipment and electronic scoreboards for major sports complexes, among other products, were engineered and manufactured.
- Precast Concrete
- Agricultural Storage
- Bunker Walls
- Concrete Feed Bunks
- Hog Slats – Concrete Slatted Floor Systems
- Cattle Slats & Deep Pit Barns
- Grain Storage Systems
- Precast Grain Aeration Trench
- Fertilizer Flat Storage
- Feed Mills
- Commodity Shed
- Bulk Storage Guidelines & Bunker Calculator
- Commercial Storage
- Salt & Sand Storage
- Recycling Storage
- Misc. Bulk Storage