A manufacturer jumps off the fence to bring a powder line in house
To make its aluminum extrusion fencing weather the elements, a fencemaker chooses powder as the finish. To gain control of the finishing process and offer quick turnaround time to its customers, the company installs its own powder coating system.
To trace the outline of a man that arose from the land and defined himself by working on it, it's not such a far stretch to see how Loren "Digger" Graber evolved from a fifthgeneration farmer into a fencemaker. In the rural reaches of Bremen, Ind., his life’s work moved as necessity dictated. Farming presents a difficult occupation. Remaining viable is the constant struggle. Nature and economic forces made Graber turn a side job into a new business and ultimately his first livelihood into a hobby.