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By Alex Ross 

Hi-Line Farm & Ranch November 2017: That Guy's Fab Shop holding hopper open house


November 1, 2017

A company making new grain bin hoppers is inviting people to come in and see what the company is doing.

That Guy’s Fab Shop is holding an open house and luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 8, at its facility in Torgerson’s buildings at the junction of U.S. Highway 2 and U.S. Highway 87 west of Havre

Bruce Boyum, one of the shop’s owners, said a lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, and tours of the shop facilities will be given.

Visitors, he said, will get the chance to see assembled models of the hopper bottoms and see the shop’s equipment.

Boyum said they opened That Guy’s Fab Shop June 1.

The hoppers make it easier to work with crops in the bins. Boyum said that the quality of grain and other pulse crops such as chick peas can be easily hurt through auguring and the hopper bottom removes the need for farmers to auger.

Boyum said the company has sold about 25 hoppers so far, mainly serving the Golden Triangle, but he added people from Iowa, Washington and South Dakota have expressed interest, as well.

Boyum said the hopper bottoms can be built to fit grain bins of any size, but they specialize in building bottoms that are 18, 21 or 24 feet in diameter. The height of the bottoms vary but are about 10 feet tall.

The company also has produced a hopper bottom that can be split.


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