MILFORD, Indiana, U.S.A. — Brock Grain Systems has received an Appreciation Award from the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) for supporting the Ag Rescue Program. Brock earned the award and achieved status as an IFSI gold partner by providing a corrugated grain bin model for a specialized trailer for transporting the bin to training events at fire departments throughout Illinois.

Brock Grain Systems accepts the IFSI appreciation award at Brock’s Milford, Indiana, headquarters. Pictured (left to right) are Dennis Spice, Director of Corporate Relations and Development, IFSI; Greg Guthrie, Plant Manager, Brock; Dave Newcomb, Ag Rescue Program Manager, IFSI; Roger Hollinger, Customer Fulfillment Manager, Brock; Jim Strube, Human Resources Safety Committee, Brock; and Darren Zink, Strategic Accounts Manager, Brock.

Brock’s grain bin and trailer are used to help train thousands of firefighters and other first responders in a grain bin rescue class, which is IFSI’s most requested agricultural rescue class. Through this program, participants learn about storage types, bin construction and operating features. The class also covers safe patient assessment, protection and packaging, and patient removal in a variety of training scenarios.

“Brock Grain Systems is proud to consistently support grain bin rescue programs,” said Dave Dell, Brock’s Global Marketing and Sales Director. “Brock is committed to on-farm safety, and partnering with the Illinois Fire Service Institute is a great way to help fulfill that commitment.”

IFSI’s agricultural rescue classes address the need to provide firefighters and other first responders with the specialized knowledge to be effective in rural settings, and most classes are available at no cost to fire departments through IFSI’s Cornerstone Program. “The increase in on-farm grain storage has led to a greater prevalence of grain bin accidents,” said Royal Mortenson, IFSI Director. “We truly value the partnership that has been formed with Brock, and their portable grain bin will allow us to take our valuable training classes to first responders in rural areas around the state.”

In addition to supporting IFSI, Brock has donated training resources to Purdue University, University of Illinois, University of Kansas and University of Missouri.

About Brock

Brock Grain Systems ( is a part of the CTB, Inc. family of companies. Based in Milford, Indiana (U.S.A.), CTB, Inc. ( is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of systems and solutions for producing grain, poultry, pigs and eggs; and for processing poultry.  Its products and services are “Helping to Feed a Hungry World®” through grain storage, handling, conditioning and drying; through improved efficiency and air quality management in the care of poultry and livestock; and through efficient and high yield poultry processing.  CTB also produces premium equine stables and makes equipment for various industrial applications.  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.