National Hog Farmer


MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Steven Minnich has been named a Design Engineer for Chore-Time, according to Jim Kraft, Product Manager for Ventilation Products. Minnich will be responsible for designing ventilation products for use in poultry, pig and egg production facilities around the world.

Minnich worked in his family’s poultry business for eight years in the processing and maintenance functions. He also worked for a retail home improvement store chain in both Ohio and Indiana, and for Trine University in Angola, Indiana, while attending college. Minnich earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Trine.

A native of Portland, Indiana, Minnich now resides in Warsaw, Indiana. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Chore-Time ( is a part of the CTB, Inc. family of companies. Based in Milford, Indiana (U.S.A.), CTB is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of systems and solutions for the poultry, pig, egg production, and grain industries. Its products and services are “Helping to Feed a Hungry World®” through improved efficiency and air quality management in caring for poultry and livestock as well as in grain storage, handling, conditioning and drying. Founded in 1952, CTB has been dedicated to “Leadership Through Innovation®” throughout its history. The company operates from multiple locations in various countries around the world and serves its customers through a worldwide network of independent dealers and distributors. CTB’s web address is