About Us

1943

After 17 years with Hudson Motors, John Kehrig opens Kehrig Mfg. Co., operating out of a barn in Utica, Michigan.

1947

Kehrig Mfg. builds a 5000 square foot building on Van Dyke in Utica, MI and later expands to 24,000 square feet.

1953

 Kehrig Limitada operates in Columbia, South America.

1955-61

John Kehrig works with John Hacker to build steel hulled Kehrig-Hackerform boats. 

1969

Kehrig Mfg. Co. develops and patents their folding metal workhorse, the "Metal Mule", still available today.

1977 - 1984

1977 - Don Kehrig's sons, DJ & Steve, join the Kehrig Mfg. crew, working under their father's supervision.


1984 - Kehrig Mfg expands their Hall Rd. facility to 14,000 square feet under one roof.

1995 - 2018

1995 - DJ & Steve become co-owners;  DJ is named President of the company and Steve the Vice President.


2018 - Third generation Kehrigs, DJ & Steve, celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the company!