The Story of Innovation: Millerbernd Manufacturing Company
Paul A. Millerbernd founded Millerbernd Manufacturing Company in Winsted, Minnesota in 1933. Born May 25, 1914, in Victor Township, Wright County, Minnesota, Paul was the son of Joseph Bernard and Josephine (Thiemann) Millerbernd. His father was born near Munster, Germany and came to the United States in the late 1800s where he was schooled in the metalworking trade and later became a farmer. Following in his father’s footsteps, Paul worked at his father’s farm and shop, gaining experience in operation, maintenance and repair of machinery. Later, he was seasonally employed as a mechanic for a road construction company.