Transforming Energy for America

Our History

Virginia Transformer Corporation is the largest U.S.-owned transformer manufacturer in North America. With a history in the custom design and construction of power transformers since 1971, we have firmly established ourselves as the leader in transformer manufacturing. Our six state-of-the-art facilities throughout the United States and Mexico produce power transformers for any conceivable application. Our product line includes GSUs, substations, auto-transformers, grounding transformers, padmounts, drive-duty transformers, rectifiers, exciters, voltage regulators, and more. We offer ratings from 300 kVA up to 400 MVA/525 kV class for core-type liquid-filled transformers, from 60 MVA up to 1,400 MVA/500 kV for shell-type liquid-filled transformers, and 300 kVA up to 20 MVA/35 kV for dry-type transformers.

Our Vision
Our vision is to be an internationally recognized manufacturer and supplier of high-quality specialized power transformers, associated equipment and services by fulfilling our commitments to the customer and our employees through continued growth and improvement.
Our Mission
To build the most reliable power transformer, designed and manufactured by engineers and technicians using time-tested processes; to train and develop our employees to provide a premium product, ensuring defect-free performance on time to every customer.

Our Values
We pride ourselves on premium quality, customer service, and our expert engineering staff that works from 20,000+ archived designs to assist us in designing the perfect transformer to meet your specific needs. We supply transformers for the utility, industrial, transit, commercial, and alternative energy markets.
Expanding Goal
As we look to the future, our focus on excellence, customer satisfaction, ownership cost, and on-time delivery of power transformers remains the same. As our client base continues to expand, the VTC team is committed to maintaining quality and customer service.

Company History

Virginia Transformer is the largest U.S.-owned manufacturer of transformers in North America. We have more than five decades of experience in the custom design and manufacturing of power transformers. That experience extends across every market: utility, industrial, commercial, alternative energy, marine/offshore, transit, and data centers. Wherever electrical power needs to be generated, transmitted, or distributed, you’ll find our transformers in operation. We offer the most solutions for the widest range of markets and applications of any power transformer company in North America. Whatever your needs are, we can supply the perfect power transformer to meet them.

  • 1971

    VTC Established and Incorporated

    During the ‘70s, our customer base and product scope became more diverse, adding rectifier-duty transformers and reactors for adjustable-frequency drives and NEMA RI9 extra-heavy-duty traction for metro rails. Most major urban transit systems in the United States use transformers built by VTC.

  • 1982-1989

    Prabhat Jain Becomes CEO and Expands Product Line

    Beginning in the ‘80s, our current CEO, Prabhat 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.

  • 1990s

    Achieved ISO Certification and Company Expansion

    The ‘90s witnessed our entry into the demanding utility market, as customers sought to find additional suppliers for their requirements of high quality and cost efficiency. 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 manufacturing facility in Chihuahua, Mexico. This state-of-the-art, 60,000-square-foot operation, designed from the ground up as a transformer plant, has been ISO-certified since inception. Visiting customers have proclaimed it to be one of the finest facilities for manufacturing transformers in North America.

  • 2003

    Another Facility Added

    VTC acquired our third manufacturing facility in Pocatello, Idaho, from UST West in 2003. The plant utilizes advanced technology such as robotic stackers and core-cutting machines to manufacture our high-quality transformers. With a production capacity of up to 230 kV at 1050 kV BIL, our Pocatello facility is the best-equipped plant of its range in North America.

  • VTC Expands to Pocatello

  • 2013

    Opened Separate Facility for Metal Fab

    A new facility was developed 11 miles from the Roanoke, VA plant in Troutville. The tank fabrication, sandblasting, and paint process were relocated to the new facility in December of 2013. The tank fabrication plant is equipped with a welding robot that delivers leak-free welds, downdraft sandblasting booth for safety, and an SP-10 finish per SSPC standards for premium paint adhesion.

  • GTC Grand Re-opening

  • GTC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

  • 2015

    Expand Product Range Through Alliance With GTC

    With the addition of GTC, the VTC family became the largest power transformer corporation by annual capacity in North America. With over 400 experienced engineers using over 20,000 designs, six integrated transformer facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, and a manufacturing area of 667,000 square feet and 67,000 MVA annual capacity, we provide power transformers up to 1,400 MVA, 500 kV to utilities and industrial markets in North America. Utilizing new technology, advanced equipment, and highly qualified and experienced engineers, we provide the most reliable products and the shortest lead times in the industry.

  • 2018-2021

    VTC Hits Manufacturing Milestones

    Thanks to a growing team of expert engineers and technicians, VTC manufactured our first 345 kV transformer in 2018, our first 300 MVA transformer in 2019, and a record-breaking 168 MVA transformer with FR3 in 2021 — the largest such unit in the U.S. These milestones demonstrate our commitment to quality, excellence, and customer satisfaction.

  • 2021

    Virginia Transformer Corp. Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    We celebrated our 50th year in business — dedicating our success to our customers and team. "As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, I want to reflect back on the last 50 years and recognize how we have traversed obstacles and reached industry-leading milestones,” said CEO, Prabhat K. Jain. “In my many years as CEO here, I’ve realized that it’s the people, the focus on the customer, and the technology that brings us continued success, and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished.” Virginia Transformer Corp. now serves as the largest U.S.-owned transformer manufacturer with the largest engineering team in the industry and five plants in North America.

  • 2022

    VTC Expands Further with Second Plant in Chihuahua, MX

    Our second manufacturing facility (P2) is built in Chihuahua, Mexico. This 300,000-square-foot plant incorporates best-in-class design, manufacturing technology, and assembly automation to manufacture medium-power, E2X-series oil-filled and dry-type transformers for all of our markets. The plant began operations in October of 2022.

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