Brixius Manufacturing Inc., originally known as Manitowoc Designers of Steel (MDOS), was established in 1945 by Harold Brixius. Harold started MDOS after returning from his service in WWII on the Battleship U.S.S Pennsylvania BB38, as a 2nd Class Shipfitter and Diver where he utilized his degree in welding. When Harold started, the company was housed in a quonset building and today it has grown substantially. The original building is still on site today and used as a welding room.
In 1995 Tom Brixius, Harold's son, officially joined the company, through the years he progressed to Vice President and eventually to President after the passing of Harold in 2006. Tom has a degree in Mechanical Design which has taken the company into the 21st century with his innovation, skills, and drive.
Currently Brixius Mfg Inc. continues to be family ran and operated with the help of Harold's other sons Dan and Mike Brixius; as well as Tom's wife Peggy.