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Yargus Manufacturing is a full-service company with experienced engineering and design, marketing, production, installation, transportation and technical assistance personnel to serve you.

Our History

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.


Yargus Today

Today, the Yargus Manufacturing complex in Marshall, Illinois spreads over six acres, with 150,000 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.

In 2016, Yargus was acquired by Ag Growth International (AGI) (TSX:AFN).
About Ag Growth International
Ag Growth International (AGI) is a leading manufacturer of grain, feed and fertilizer handling, storage and conditioning equipment including augers, belt conveyors, grain storage bins, grain handling accessories, grain aeration equipment, grain drying systems, and fertilizer handling and storage systems. AGI has manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Brazil and Italy and distributes its products globally.


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 Trade Organizations

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The Fertilizer Institute
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South Dakota Agri Business
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International Fertilizer Industry Association
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Grain Elevator and Processing Society
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Agricultural Retailers Assoc.
Agribusiness Council of Indiana
Agribusiness Council of Indiana
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Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association
Minnesota Crop Production Retailers
Minnesota Crop Production Retailers
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Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Assoc.
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Far West Agribusiness Association
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Wisconsin Agri Business Association
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North Dakota Agricultural Association
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The Sulphur Institute

Ag Association of Iowa
Agribusiness Association of Iowa
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Oklahoma Ag Retailers Association
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Rocky Mtn Ag Association
Canadian Ag Association Retailers
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Kansas Ag Retailers Association
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Texas Ag Industry Association
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Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA)