Since Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Co. was first founded by Merle “Jack” Doyle back in 1951, the company has been on a near constant growth curve. From its early days of making fertilizer spreaders, Doyle has branched out into many different equipment areas of agriculture, including spreaders, tenders, blenders, and receiving and conveying equipment. In fact, this year, the company is introducing two of its largest units in these categories ever — a 32-Ton Overhead Auger Trailer Tender and a 24-Ton Rotary Blender.
But over the years of expanding across the U.S. and into 70 different countries around the globe, Doyle
found itself constrained by its original facility in Quincy, IL. “Our facility there covered roughly 120,000 feet,
which was a lot back in the day, but not so much anymore,” says Owner Monty Doyle. “So about eight years
ago, we decided it was time to explore building a new, more expansive plant to work from.”
So, across the Mississippi River in Palmyra, MO, Doyle purchased a plot of land along Highways 24/61. The
new 208,000-square-foot facility was completed in early 2017 and the company formally moved in that May. Since then, says Catie Doyle, Director of Human Resources, the company has expanded multiple times, adding a
24,000-square-foot section for “work in progress” parts, a 25,000-square-foot separate building for a rebuild center, and a 6,000-square-foot section for transportation and loading.
“We also have a testing center building in the back of the facility that offers training services for customers using our AutoBatch and Declining Weight Systems,” says Catie.
On a recent visit to the Doyle Palmyra facility, CropLife IRON had the chance to see the new plant for ourselves. View some of the images we saw while on our tour in the slideshow above.