Alfred Hup & Harv Hup have long-term experience of being in business! With the Hup brothers having the experience of working in a repair shop, it taught us how great a value there is in doing service on the product that we sell and being involved in the manufacturing. We learned the value of having a good quality product!
1971 Gerrit purchased Corsica Smithy & Repair, a blacksmith shop doing repair work and manufacturing the Farm Aid Mfg. mixer feeder/wagon.
1973 Alfred Hup joined his father in the business.
1976 Harv Hup joined his father in the business.
1979 Gerrit sold off the repair shop and focused solely on manufacturing the Farm Aid Mfg. mixer/feeder.
1986 Sioux Automation Center Inc. became a Farm Aid distributor. John Byl was the President and co-owner of Sioux Automation Center and that’s how the Hup family and John Byl began their relationship.
1987 Harv Hup started as shop manager.
2000 John Byl retired from Sioux Automation Center and, in partnership with Scott Hulstein, started New Tec. New Tec sells and services forklifts, telehandlers and scissor lifts.
2004 Gerrit retired and sold Farm Aid Mfg. to Steve Marus. Harv Hup became general manager.
2012 Alfred and Harv continued working at Farm Aid Mfg. until December 31, 2012.
2013 January 1, the Hup brother started Dakota Sales & Rental LLC.