Posted November 9, 2022

Werk-Brau Hosts Congressman Latta

Receives Congressional Proclamation on 75th Anniversary.

Werk-Brau Co., Inc., an industry leading manufacturer of buckets and attachments for excavators and loaders, recently hosted Congressman Bob Latta. He met with company officials and talked about the challenges and opportunities that the company is facing.

After touring the 500,000 square foot manufacturing campus, Congressman Latta presented Werk-Brau President Jon Ballinger with a Congressional Proclamation congratulating the company on their 75th anniversary.

“Manufacturing is the backbone of this country, so it is an honor to celebrate this momentous occasion of longevity, ingenuity, and perseverance. It is refreshing to see the company thriving, and the 4th generation working within this family business,” said Congressman Latta.

“We’re delighted to host Congressman Latta,” said Ballinger, “we’re humbled and honored that he was able to spend some time with us.”

The core vision upon which Duke Werkheiser and Dutch Brautigam founded the company in 1947 still drives Werk-Brau today, “safely provide excellence in quality, design, and delivery of products and services which exceed our customers’ expectations.” They have grown from a single blacksmith shop to numerous North American locations with 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space and over 500 employees. They maintain dealer direct partnerships with over 2000 North American heavy equipment dealers from their Findlay, OH headquarters.

Werk-Brau manufactures a complete line of OEM and replacement attachments for excavators, mini excavators, backhoes, mini and full-size loaders, and crawler loaders. Since 1947, they have been industry leading innovators, designing, and producing specialty products for the heavy equipment industry. Their products are made in the USA and sold through equipment dealers and distributors worldwide. Seventy-five years after their founding, the core principles of the company remain relevant - “provide customers with the utmost service, quality, and maintain the quality that bears the Werk-Brau name.”

For more information on Werk-Brau products, contact Dale DeWeese at (800) 537-9561, or via e-mail at, or visit them online at