In 1999, DK FAB was started by Dan Kirsch as a mobile welding and steel fabrication shop in Woodburn, Oregon. The company took over for Paul Serres of Back Acre Hop Farms in 2006 as a supplier of hop picking machine & component parts.
Fascinated by hop farming, Dan spent many summers working for his uncle Paul among the hops. Dan was fascinated with the harvesting process, which led him to discover that his true interest was with the processing equipment. Dan’s fascination with processing equipment continues to fuel his passion for developing equipment that can perform better and more efficiently for farmers everywhere.
True to its roots, the company is still located where it all began in Woodburn. In 2015, a second location was opened in Zillah, Washington. Since then, we’ve continued to provide our services to a growing number of farmers. We continue to expand our line of equipment with a focus on automating the harvesting process and the implementation of PLC controllers.