The Mills Group of Earlville, Iowa, owned by Brad and Annie Mills, is comprised of four separate companies that manufacture a wide range of agricultural products. The product includes Franklin waterers, livestock corral panels for cattle and other farm animals, Mills Manufacturing manure spreaders, livestock gating and feeders, a variety of cattle handling equipment such as chutes, tubs and alleyways, and other various custom work.

Mills Mfg. currently employees over 40 employees with more than 20 years experience in manufacturing livestock gating, feeders and cattle handling equipment as well as various custom work. Mills Manufacturing also offers job shop fabrication producing products to customers specifications and can handle medium-sized to large customer orders or batch jobs. This allows for flexibility of highly customized products for our customers. Mills also houses a large Powder Coat system providing a durable, uniform and attractive finish. We are always looking for new ways to expand our operations and look forward to the future.

Franklin Equipment Inc. has been providing livestock equipment products since 1916.  From our first Barn Cleaners and Stanchions, to our newest energy efficient waterers., we take great pride in manufacturing quality products at affordable prices! Franklin’s Equipment’s commitment over its 100-year- old history, is continuing to provide OEM product offerings, service parts inventory, as well as, developing new product lines to serve your livestock needs.

Our new waterers feature Franklin’s patented floating lids, saving 85-90% on energy costs, versus open waterers. Franklin Equipment Inc. is dedicated to offering a complete line of hog waterers, cattle waterers, all-purpose waterers, and bale feeders. Our products are made to last!

Durability and adaptability, is our long-standing reputation.

EIP Manufacturing, LLC is a leader in steel fabrication. EIP began building wooden livestock feeders in 1975. After listening and responding to the needs of our customers, EIP started producing hog equipment, gating, crates, stalls, feeders, etc. As a result of the ingenuity and foresight of Dale Keuter, EIP was awarded several patents for various pieces of hog confinement equipment. Dale's commitment to service, quality, and innovation is the driving force behind what we do today.

Stronghold Manufacturing has been designing, building, and distributing some of the most rugged livestock handling equipment since 1965. Stronghold takes particular pride in our full line of chutes from the all hydraulic 1100H chute to our economical 440 chute. Our chutes are amongst the heaviest in the industry and once you buy a Stronghold system you will understand the security that comes with a quality product.

We also deliver the Stronghold quality in our alleys, tubs, corral panels and fencing as well as our equestrian handling systems. We look forward to delivering our Stronghold quality to you.