The majority of Viking products, including microwaves, are manufactured in Greenwood, Mississippi, by Viking Range, LLC. As of 2015, Viking’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Greenwood total more than 500,000 square feet.
Founded by Fred Carl, Jr., in the 1980s, Viking Range began with Carl’s design of a professional-grade range for his home. The first Viking ranges went into production in the late 1980s. Since then, the Viking product line has grown to include ovens and microwaves, ventilation, refrigeration, wine cellars, kitchen cleanup, outdoor equipment and accessories. Viking Range affiliates include a cooking school, restaurant, and hotel and spa. In 2012, Viking Range, LLC was acquired by the Middleby Corporation of Elgin, Illinois, a producer of commercial cooking and processing equipment.