Yargus Manufacturing is a leader in the fertilizer equipment and material handling equipment industry. Yargus is a full-service manufacturer, with experienced engineering and design, production, installation, sales, transportation, and technical assistance personnel to serve you.
Founded as Layco in 1968 by Lloyd Allen Yargus, the company started out as a conveyor repair and reconditioning shop that also built truck bumpers for area farmers and fertilizer dealers. Over the years, Layco’s product line developed to include fertilizer blending and conveying systems. A little over 20 years ago, Lloyd’s son Larry acquired Layco, changing the name of the company to Yargus Manufacturing, Inc., and developing it into one of the most respected manufacturers in the material handling industry.
Today, the Yargus Manufacturing complex in Marshall, Illinois spreads over six acres, with 72,000 square feet for sales, engineering and manufacturing. The company ships Layco equipment all over the world for fertilizer and other material handling uses. Over the years it has become a sought-after equipment supplier because of its unique ability to successfully custom-design and manufacture equipment to meet customers needs. Larry’s three daughters – Anne Sheehy, Kate Shaffer and Meg Yargus – are now integrally involved in the company’s operation, having recently become part owners and members of the board of directors and executive management team.