Wishek Steel and Manufacturing was founded in 1969 by Harley and Carol Brandner, as a welding, repair, and custom manufacturing shop. In 1972, with business increasing, a new and more modern facility was constructed in the southwest part of Wishek, N.D. With the arrival of the famous “Wishek Disc,” that building was also expanded in size to accommodate the increased business and additional people needed. Due to the quality of work being done at Wishek Steel, we were contacted by Bobcat Company, home of the Bobcat skid-steer loader, in Bismarck N.D., to do contract work for them.
In 1988, Wishek Steel purchased the feed and forage line of equipment from Balzer Manufacturing in Mountain Lake, Minn. In 1992, Wishek Steel purchased the entire ag line of tillage equipment from Miller Weeder Corporation of Stratton, Neb., and moved it to the plant in Wishek. With the increased activity, it was time to expand the existing buildings. The year 1995 brought another change to Wishek Steel. Kim and Mitch Bosch (daughter and son-in-law) and family were brought into the business. In 2003, the business ownership was transferred to the Bosch family, and Harley and Carol started the new adventure of a well-deserved retirement.
In 2015, Wishek tillage equipment manufacturing was moved to Wahpeton, ND, and is included in the AGCO-Amity JV, LLC line of products. Our robust tillage equipment remains the same and our dealer network continues to give our customers the same great service. Our tillage equipment can be found across North America and around the world.