Company:Brillion Iron Works
Location(s):200 Park Ave
Industry:Manufacturing / R&D (non-computer)
Size:500 or more
The company was first organized in 1890. It originated as a small machine shop manufacturing farm tools. In 1900 the plant was relocated and new buildings were constructed. The foundry was then added. In 1933 the former company ceased operation.
On January 1, 1934 the company was reorganized and started business with R.D. Peters as General Manager. From 1934 and its payroll of 20 people, current employment has grown to approximately 1,000 people.
BIW produces approximately 145,000 net tons of gray and ductile iron castings annually. BIW ranks among the top ten independent foundries in the United States. Constant plant improvements have made BIW grow considerably over the past years.
Brillion Iron Works, Inc. consists of two divisions – Foundry and Farm Equipment. Farm Equipment designs, manufactures and markets “behind the tractor” farm implements such as primary and secondary tillage equipment, agricultural seeders and turf management equipment.