Martin Mayrath lived on his father’s farm near Dodge City, Kansas. As a young man he worked on the family farm and was aware of the strenuous labor associated with shoveling grain. In 1943, Mr. Mayrath invented the portable grain auger. By 1945, patents were issued to Mr. Mayrath for several of the key concepts still used in grain handling today.
Early production was accomplished in Dodge City, Kansas. In 1956, a new factory was built in Compton, Illinois. This new manufacturing facility was located in the heart of the grain-producing region. In 1973, Mayrath Industries was purchased by TIC United. Subsequently, Mayrath was moved to Clay Center, Kansas and in 1989 manufacturing was combined with Hutchinson Manufacturing to form Hutchinson/Mayrath, a Division of TIC United.
Hutchinson/Mayrath has grown to become a supplier to the world with grain and material handling equipment. Under the Mayrath brand, a complete range of portable augers and belt conveyors are produced. These products include diameters of 6, 8, 10, 12, and 13 inch diameter models. Portable auger brands names include Gear Drive Swing-Aways, TD-Plus Top Drive Augers, and In-Line Drive Augers. In the belt conveyor line of products, brand names include the Squeeze Belt Conveyors, Drive-Over Belt Hopper Conveyor and the Seed Belt Conveyor.
In the summer of 1998, a building expansion program began. This expansion included a 185,000 square foot building addition and the addition of a state of the art powder paint system. These improvements have increased throughput and improved paint quality, assuring Mayrath will continue as a market leader in portable grain handling equipment.
Some things at Mayrath have not changed over the years. We continue to strive to provide an excellent product at a competitive price. We feel our product line is one of the most comprehensive in the industry, so we can better assist our customers in their grain handling requirements. We hope you will review the information available through our web site, or contact us at 1-800-523-6993 for additional information.