CTB Inc. founder Howard S. Brembeck has died at the age of 100.

Brembeck founded Chore-Time in 1952 in Alliance, Ohio, before relocating the business to Milford, Ind., in 1954. In 1957 he and a partner founded Brock and in 1976 Brembeck founded CTB to bring the two companies together.


Brembeck retired from CTB in 1995. “[Brembeck] created a legacy of innovation embodied in products of quality and endurance that lives on,” said Victor A. Mancinelli, president and chief executive officer of CTB. “We are fortunate to have had [Brembeck] as our founder. He combined the rare talent of people development and product excellence with a devotion to innovation that guides us still.”