GREAT BEND, Kansas – Over the past 19 years, the hobby that two Hoisington brothers started as B&B Metal Arts has grown so much that you can find their work everywhere from a chandelier in Montana, to a wall hanging in Georgia.
You can even find their work in Great Bend.
“This is a 20 foot stainless steel sculpture of the farmers memorial,” said Bruce Bitter.
Most of the ideas come from Bruce’s creative mind and direct requests from customers.
Bruce and his brother, Brent, started doing 30-40 farm and craft shows a year, but now, they are so busy designing and creating, they are only able to do four to five shows a year.
The Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo is at the top their list.
“I’ve built the sculpture and memorial. It’s one way to pay tribute, when a community supports you, I support the community,” said Bruce Bitter.
Bruce’s biggest honor came from a phone call from the TSA.
“One of my highest honor projects was the 911 World Trade Center Memorial.”
An eye beam from the World Trade Center was used to make memorial for seven Kansas airports.
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