Who we are

THE MOST EXTENSIVE LINE OF MANURE HANDLING EQUIPMENT IN THE WORLD

Long known as the premiere brand of feeding equipment, our manure handling and feeding systems equipments are at work today in more than 30 countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Today’s farms are evolving rapidly and demand for high-performance & automated farm equipment is growing. It is with this perspective in mind that we develop products that meet the requirements of the agricultural sector. In addition, we are constantly adapting our product line to meet the different types of barns, whether for family farms or large free-stall barns.

Our story

A LONG

HISTORY OF

AGRICULTURAL

MACHINERY

INNOVATION

In 1903 in a small blacksmith shop on a dairy farm in Wales Wisconsin, William James built an adjustable cow stall featuring a rotating stanchion. The stanchion allowed the cow to turn her head and also aligned her with the manure gutter for greater sanitation. The president of Kent Manufacturing in Fort Atkinson recognized the value of this invention and quickly invited Mr. James to join his firm. In 1906 W. D. James moved to Fort Atkinson, a city he described as the “center of the dairy world.

”The stanchion was a great success and Kent’s sales increased nearly 30% every year. Soon their small plant on South Water Street took up the entire block where the Fort Atkinson Fire and Police Departments are today. In 1912 the company changed its name to the James Manufacturing Company and the “James Way” slogan became synonymous with quality farm equipment.

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