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Virnig Manufacturing Establishes Pikeville, Tennessee, Facility

Construction machinery and equipment manufacturer Virnig Manufacturing, Inc. will invest $11.6 million to expand its Midwest operations to Pikeville, Tennessee. The project is expected to create 74 new jobs in Bledsoe County.

The 62,000-square-foot facility, located at 403 Allen P. Deakins Road, will allow the company to fabricate, weld, paint, assemble and ship products to its customers. The expansion will help the company meet its growing product demands outside its current Midwest territory.

“We are excited for our first expansion outside of Minnesota and are grateful to partner with the state of Tennessee and Bledsoe County. We cannot thank the community of Pikeville enough for the warm welcome and support you have given us throughout this project. Being family-owned and operated, our values lead us, and we are glad to be joining a place where we feel those values are reflected. Thank you for the opportunity to join your community,” Dean Virnig, president, Virnig Manufacturing, Inc. said.

Established in 1989 and headquartered in Rice, Minnesota, Virnig Manufacturing has served its clients through the engineering and manufacturing of skid steer attachments. Today, with roughly 180 full-time employees, the company’s product lines support many industries including construction, landscaping, forestry and agriculture.

“Virnig Manufacturing’s investment in Pikeville is not only a win for the community, but also for our state as it will further expand our advanced manufacturing footprint in Southeast Tennessee. We thank Virnig for its commitment to create jobs in Bledsoe County, a Tier 4, at-risk community, and congratulate Pikeville on landing this project,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe noted.

In the last five years, TNECD has supported 85 economic development projects in Southeast Tennessee resulting in roughly 11,000 job commitments and approximately $3.4 billion in capital investment.

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