Minnich Manufacturing was originated in 1968 by Founder Roger Minnich. The first product built was an Electric High Cycle Concrete Vibrator, most commonly used by the road paving industry. Roger later pioneered the development of the Hydraulic Vibrator, which is most frequently used on pavers today.
With a background in High Cycle Vibrators the company began a line of structural High Cycle Vibrators and High Cycle Generators. To compliment the line, a 60 cycle Electric Flex Shaft Vibrator was also built.
In 1985, Minnich began building Dowel Pin Drill units that are available in both single and multi-gang units. The drills are powered pneumatically or hydraulically and can be manual, self-propelled or mounted on backhoes, skid steer loaders and various other pieces of equipment. In 1993 Jim Minnich joined the company and took over operations. At that time, a building addition was created to support the expanding Dowel Pin Drill production line. Also, a 24-hour a day, 7 day a week test lab was created for the Hydraulic Vibrator line.
Then in 1997 Minnich initiated the first Hydraulic Vibrator Monitoring System that provided the paver operator with vibrator VPM readings on the control panel of the concrete paver. In 2000 Minnich introduced the Auto Vibe Total Vibrator Control System that not only gave the operator VPM readings, but also actually controlled the vibrator's VPM automatically with a touch of a button.
Minnich continues to strive to be the leader in Vibrator and Dowel Pin Drill technology.