Fred Carl, founder and CEO of Viking Range Corporation, in the Viking Training Center located in Greenwood, Miss. Carl founded Viking in 1984 and began the process of developing the first commercial-type range for the home.
Since that date, the Viking line of consumer products has grown to include ventilation hoods, built-in refrigerators, built-in ovens, warming drawers, dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, wine cellars, an entire line of outdoor products and stainless steel cabinetry, cookware, cutlery and countertop electronics. Viking also produces commercial food service equipment for restaurant and commercial kitchen applications.
The current square footage of all Viking production and distribution facilities in Greenwood is more than 600,000 square feet.