Virginia Transformer Corporation History
Virginia Transformer Corp (“VTC”) was established and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1971 to supply Power Transformers to the underground mining industry in the nearby Appalachian Mountains. Low profile construction for mining, tough environmental conditions, and other non-standard specifications required for both Dry-type and Liquid-filled Power Transformers in this application started VTC down the road of custom transformer designs and manufacturing excellence.
During the 70’s, our customer base and product scope became more diversified, adding rectifier duty transformers and reactors for adjustable frequency drives and NEMA R19 extra heavy duty traction for metro rails. Most major urban transit systems today employ transformers built by VTC.
Beginning in the 80’s, our current President, Mr. Jain, took the helm at VTC. Our product range was further expanded to include Industrial and Commercial Power Transformers for small power applications, including those with automatic load tap changing requirements, and our trademarked fully encapsulated coil UNICLAD® (dry type) transformer. This decade saw the beginnings of the truly phenomenal 10% - 30% annual growth of VTC, which has been further exceeded in recent years with a continuation of product line expansion into the larger voltage class II sizes of Power Transformers.
The 90’s witnessed entry into the demanding Utility market, as customers sought to find additional suppliers for their requirements of high quality and cost efficient manufacturer. During this decade VTC moved to a new facility and its current corporate headquarters – a 120,000 square foot custom designed facility for modern transformer manufacturing. VTC further expanded in 1995 by adding a second custom manufacturing facility in Chihuahua, Mexico. This modern state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot operation, designed from the ground up as a transformer plant, has been ISO certified from the beginning. Visiting customers have proclaimed it to be one of the finest facilities for manufacturing transformers in North America.
During the 21st century, VTC has continued to grow in 2003, acquiring the U S Transformer West facility in Pocatello, Idaho – providing yet another step toward larger transformer manufacturing. In addition to this facility building new Medium Voltage class Power Transformers, currently up to 130MVA top rated at 230kV, they also provide world-class reconditioning and repair services to both Utility and Industrial clients. Today, VTC stands at number 4 in north America with worldwide presence in the Power Transformer industry providing individualized solutions and custom designs with Dry-type and Liquid-filled transformers from its three manufacturing facilities in North America. All major components, core and coil assemblies, tanks, etc. are produced on-site with fabrication and testing capabilities up to 1050 KV BIL for the complete range of Power Transformers – 300KVA to 130MVA, 230kV class for Utility, Industrial, Commercial, and Export markets.
As we look forward to the future, our focus on high quality, customer service, affordability, and best delivery of Power Transformers to meet the ever growing demand of our expanding client base drives and challenges VTC daily to provide the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. We maintain the lowest delivery time and largest engineering capability in North America.
Prabhat Jain - President / CEO
Matthew Gregg - Vice President, Plant Operations
Subhas Sarkar - Vice President, Engineering
Steve Nelson - Chief Financial Officer