Our story begins in early 2001 when Ambrose Hoff and his son Jody, along with Gerald Hauck and his son Doug tinkered with the concept of manufacturing hopper bottom bins in the small rural community of Richardton, ND. The families have long roots in the area, operating family farms near Richardton for generations. After graduating with engineering degrees from NDSU in the early ‘90s and honing their design skills with other companies, Jody and Doug were eager to move back home and try their hands at entrepreneurship.

When a tenured manufacturing company closed its doors in town these forward-thinking gentlemen sprung in to action, acquiring property and buildings, and Amber Waves, Inc. was born. The company opened for business in January 2002 and in August the very first hopper bottom bin was manufactured, sold and delivered.

Today, with thousands of Amber Waves smooth wall bins in service across the USA, our talented staff can assist with every aspect of your project. From design and engineering through manufacturing and delivery, Amber Waves has the knowledge and experience to get it right the first time. Amber Waves, Inc. is proud to be producing in the USA and operates from a 60,000 square foot factory and company headquarters located in the heartland of America.

Our Vision


Amber Waves is committed to being a premier provider of quality products based on customer satisfaction.

Our Mission


To safely provide the highest quality, best-in-class storage solutions to our customers who grow and feed the world in the markets we serve.

Our Core Values

  • Customer Commitment: We develop lasting relationships that make a positive difference in our customers’ lives.
  • Quality: We produce superior products coupled with unsurpassed services that deliver premium value to our customers.
  • Integrity: By adhering to strict moral and ethical standards, we do the right thing in all circumstances, for the right reasons, and at the right time – even when no one is watching.
  • Excellence: We are committed to the highest standards and continually improving in everything we do.
  • Our People: Our people are our greatest asset, and we value them by encouraging their growth in the company, assisting them in developing long term success, and rewarding their performance.
  • Teamwork: Individual strengths accomplish more together. We place our entire team ahead of personal success. We trust and rely upon each other to deliver exceptional results on our respective obligations

Our Story