CMMA Breakfast Meeting in September includes a tour of Virnig Manufacturing and Executive Panel Discussion on Leadership Coaching/Development
Executive Panel Discussion on Leadership Coaching and Development. The panel discussion topic will be the benefits of leadership coaching and development. The panel will share their experiences in using leadership coaching and development to build executive teams.
Gary Bechtold; CEO, American Door Works
Joe Francis; CEO/President, Central McGowan
Lance Louis; COO, Louis Industries
Joan Schatz; Co-President, Park Industries
Moderator: Shelly Bauerly Kopel; Partner, Granite Equity Partners
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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 Virnig’s 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 Virnig’s 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 Virnig’s 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. Altogether the expansion grants more space for all facets of the company and provides a springboard for the future growth of Virnig Manufacturing.
Today, the facilities still 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. 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.