Virnig Manufacturing to open plant in Pikeville

PIKEVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – Tennessee announces that a company based in Minnesota plans to expand their operations to Pikeville.

Virnig Manufacturing is promising more than 74 new jobs for Bledsoe County.

Virnig Skeleton Tine Grapple 1 634041493140608500750They make skid steer attachments and need the new facility to expand out of their territory in the Midwest.

The plant will fabricate, weld, paint, assemble and ship products to its

They hope to open the plant in the first quarter of next year.

Gov. Bill Lee has made rural investment a priority of his administration.

“I greatly appreciate Virnig Manufacturing for selecting Pikeville as the site for its newest manufacturing operations. Job creation in rural Tennessee is a top priority for our state, and these jobs will positively impact the Pikeville community for years to come.”

The family-owned business is happy to be moving south.

“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 familyowned 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.



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