It was in 1950 that Abraham Plett bought a grain auger to resell to a customer and when the auger collapsed under load, he took the opportunity to design a better undercarriage. Shortly after the manufacturer refused to incorporate his design improvements, Abraham decided to build a better grain auger himself.
Abraham sold his first two augers in 1951, choosing the name Westfield along with the now familiar bright yellow color, reminiscent of fields of golden prairie wheat. In 1965, he turned control over to his sons.
In 1968, a brand new 8400 square foot factory was completed in Rosenort, Manitoba. A redesigned grain auger and expanded model line-up were introduced. Sales grew locally and then into the US and overseas.
On May 15th, 2000, Ag Growth International ( acquired Westfield Industries. Lead by AGI, Westfield continues to grow.
An addition in October 2010 increased Westfield’s manufacturing facilities to 150,000 square feet, where Westfield’s now 200 employees produce a comprehensive line of portable grain augers.
Over the last 60 years, Westfield has developed and refined the finest grain augers available. With a commitment to farm proven designs and innovation, Westfield has earned a solid reputation for superior quality products. As a result, Westfield has grown to be the number one portable grain auger manufacturer in North America.
Ag Growth International
Established in 1996, Ag Growth International (AGI) is a leading manufacturer of portable and stationary grain handling, storage and conditioning equipment including augers, belt conveyors, grain storage bins, grain handling accessories, grain aeration equipment and grain drying systems. AGI has eleven manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Finland, and distributes its products globally.