Bits of History


In 1980, Roger Osborne of B & R Plumbing and Heating took on a BouMatic dealership, and B & R Dairy Equipment, Inc. was born at 216 N. Main Street, Winthrop, MN.  One of the early employees hired was Tom Witucki (still an employee today!) in September of 1981.  Tom’s first responsibility was Route Sales.   The first deliveries were made using a blue cube van, nick-named “Martha.”  In the fall of 1988, Kevin Johnson was hired (also still an employee today!) as a Route Specialist, freeing up Tom to concentrate on sales.   

In 1999 our offices moved to 109 E 2nd Street, Winthrop, and in October of 2008 we moved to our current location at 108 North Renville St., Winthrop, MN.

On May 11, 2018, Benjamin Netzke (N & A Dairy LLC) purchased B & R Dairy Equipment, Inc. and is continuing to do business as B & R Dairy Equipment.  In November 2018, Roger Osborne retired and will continue to work part-time in robotic sales.  

Currently, B & R Dairy Equipment has three full time and three part-time employees (click here to meet them!).  

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