THE VIRNIG STORY
Established in a two-car garage, outside the city limits of the rural community of Pierz, MN, in 1989, Dean and Lois Virnig started Virnig Manufacturing and Welding. The Virnigs first business was repair work for local farmers and construction companies in Central Minnesota. When it comes to superior service and quality work, word travels fast in a small town, and the Virnigs saw their little business grow quickly. Within five years of opening the doors, Dean and Lois moved from their makeshift shop into a larger building and expanded into manufacturing skid steer attachments and dump trailers, and subsequently changed their name to Virnig Manufacturing, Inc.
High product demand and limited space warranted additions in 1994, 1997 and 1999. Finally, the Virnigs decided to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Rice, MN, in 2001. In 2010, an additional facility was constructed across the parking lot from their current shop to add more workspace. Then a 28,000 square foot expansion, which includes an automated wash bay and powder-coat paint system, was completed in 2014.
Most recently, a 24,000 square foot welding addition was added along with a separate building dedicated for engineering and additional office space was completed in 2021. Altogether the expansions grant more space for all facets of the company and provides a springboard for the future growth of Virnig Manufacturing.
In fall of 2021, Virnig purchased a 62,000 square foot facility in Pikeville, Tennessee to help meet growing product demands. This facility will become operational in early 2022.
Today, the Rice, MN facilities encompass all aspects of the manufacturing process. From engineering and cutting raw materials to machining, welding, and painting, Virnig manufactures all of its skid steer attachments in-house. Once completed, Virnig’s Pikeville, Tennessee plant will do the same.
Although the company has grown substantially over the last 30 years, the mission of providing a high-quality, durable product has and will continue to be the same.