Virginia Transformer Corporation History
Virginia Transformer Corp 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, 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 drive and NEMA R19 extra heavy duty traction applications. Most major urban
transit systems today employ transformers built by Virginia Transformer Corp. Later in this decade, VTC also
established a predominate reputation for retrofitting the PCB market.
Beginning in the 80’s, our current President took the helm at Virginia Transformer Corp.
Our product range was further expanded to include Industrial and Commercial Power Transformers for
distribution applications, including those with automatic load tap changing requirements, and our trademarked
fully encapsulated coil UNICLAD® 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 lower cost units. 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.
Virginia Transformer Corp further expanded 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, Virginia Transformer Corp continued to grow, acquiring the U S Transformer West
facility in Pocatello, Idaho – providing yet another step toward world-class recognition. In addition to this
facility building new Medium Voltage class Power Transformers, currently up to 100MVA top rated at 161kV, they also
provide world-class reconditioning and repair services to both Utility and Industrial clients. Today, VTC stands at
the top as a 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 complete testing capabilities
up to 950BIL for the complete range of Power Transformers – 300KVA to 300MVA, 230kV class for Utility, Industrial,
Commercial, and Export markets. You won’t find a more capable, full service company than Virginia Transformer Corp
to meet your needs.
As we look forward to the next century, our focus on high quality, affordable, and best delivery of Power
Transformers to meet the ever growing demand of our expanding client base drives and challenges Virginia Transformer
Corp daily to provide the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. Although we, like everyone else,
occasionally may have an issue with a transformer, VTC’s commitment to respond rapidly and take responsibility will
remain at the forefront of our obligations to clients.
Prabhat Jain - President / CEO
Matthew Gregg - Vice President, Plant Operations
Subhas Sarkar - Vice President, Engineering
Steve Nelson - Chief Financial Officer