Springland Manufacturing was founded in 1985 by brothers Henry, John, and Herman Lepp on the family farm north of Rivers, Manitoba, Canada. They aimed to build a mechanical grain bin cleaner that had greater efficiency, was safer, and more simple to use than what was on the market at the time.
The first systems sold were round-tube unloaders for bins up to 48 feet in diameter. Then, the Springland U-Trough design was developed in 1998 in response to the need for faster emptying of larger grain bins with less product damage. The durability and advantages of the U-Trough Unloader proved themselves and, now marketed world-wide, has all but replaced the round-tube style.
Springland Manufacturing expanded into the commercial grain handling market in 1989. The 6000 Series Commercial Sweep was designed for grain processing plants and elevators with large storage bins up to 135 feet in diameter. The updated 6025 Series Sweep is now the benchmark for commercial sweeps, featuring the Positive Drive advance system and a much safer Zero-Entry design.
Springland recognized another marketplace need in 2005 with the introduction of the Springland Elevator Wheel. This product set the standard in sweep advancement over aeration floors, and coupled with the U-Trough Unloader, has vaulted Springland well ahead of the competition in bin sweep design.
Springland Manufacturing celebrated its 35th year of business in 2020. Today, along with the Lepp brothers, Springland has grown a staff of dedicated local employees, and through its extensive dealer network, has sales spanning North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.