By JACK WEATHERLY Fred E. Carl Jr. is emerging from his Viking Range years with a new venture, C3 Design. The company will build modular homes that are not what one might think of as “prefab” houses. It aims instead for the same high-end market that Viking dominated. Carl’s ventures are coming full circle. The first was homebuilding, a continuation ...Read More »
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GREENWOOD — Viking Range Corp. has had another round of layoffs, including some in management, in a move that took Greenwood officials and residents by surprise. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that estimates for the latest layoffs ranged from 25 to 75. Attempts to reach representatives of The Middleby Corp., a Chicago-based company which bought Viking at the end of last ...Read More »
Recently when Viking Range Corp. was bought by a much larger company, Middleby Corp., marketing campaigns that had been handled by the Ramey Agency were suspended. That type of merger of a Mississippi-based company with a larger company based in another state is a long-established trend that can lead to loss of work for advertising agencies based in Mississippi. Chris ...Read More »
Viking Range Corp. founder and former CEO Fred Carl Jr. broke the news of the company’s sale to Middleby Corp. to his employees in an email sent on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve. In the email, obtained by the Mississippi Business Journal, Carl says that Viking is in good hands, that the sale will help the kitchen appliance maker ...Read More »
Viking Range Corp. will focus on what made the company successful in the first place — building high-end kitchen appliances in Greenwood. That was the primary message Middleby Corp. CEO Selim Bassoul laid out during a press conference one day after 20 percent of Viking’s workforce was terminated. Of the layoffs, half were in Greenwood. Despite that, Bassoul said Viking ...Read More »
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Viking CEO Fred Carl has resigned from the company he built as Middleby Corp. confirmed Thursday afternoon that it had laid off earlier in the day 20 percent of Viking Range’s 700 employees. Middleby spokesperson Darcy Bretz said in an email to the Mississippi Business Journal that the cuts were made “across the Viking enterprise.” She said half the layoffs were ...Read More »