Nov. 7, 2016

Priefert Manufacturing is a Family Business

by Lisa Holland

Boise is a place where family-owned businesses have deep roots. Companies like Simplot and Albertsons have thrived here because of the founders that believed in building a legacy for their business and their families. 

This month, Boise has a new family owned business to welcome to the community. Recently, Priefert Manufacturing announced that they would be expanding to the Boise Valley. Starting with a headgate for cattle and livestock, Marvin Priefert founded the company in 1964 and it has grown to be one of the largest farm, ranch and rodeo equipment manufacturers in the country. They produce a full line of products for the livestock handling industry, and also work in steel fabrication for other industries including oil and gas, trailer manufacturing, construction, and other equipment manufacturers. Today, the company is still owned and operated by the Priefert family. Marvin’s grandsons continue to innovate and serve new markets, working to uphold their grandfather’s legacy.

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