By Daniel E. McGonigle
The Caledonia Argus
In 2007, Matt Burrichter started Eitzen Truck Shop, after attending tech school (at WTC in La Crosse). In the early days of the business, he was also working at Mack Truck of La Crosse until the business became fully sustainable.
As his wife Emily is expected to give birth to their second child any day (she was due July 4), Burrichter is proud of what he’s accomplished at the busy truck repair shop.
“At Eitzen Truck Shop we offer Truck and Trailer Repair, on site welding and repair, in shop welding, fabrication and steel sales,” Burrichter said. “We also do computerized plasma cutting.”
Burrichter, who is also still an active part of his family farm, has his hands in many pots.
“My dad originally suggested I attend tech school so I have something to fall back on,” Burrichter recalls. “I have always been, and still am, a part of our family farming operation.”
Burrichter purchased the box off of Stan Olson’s truck and welded it onto the chassis of an old fire truck.
This has allowed Burrichter to offer the on-site welding and repair services.
“Stan was a great guy,” Burrichter said. “He was in this business a long time and used to do a lot for us on our family farm.”
In addition, when Paul Deters was ready to retire, Burrichter purchased welding and fabrication equipment from Eitzen Manufacturing.
Jake Halverson, Matt Burrichter and Chad Meiners make up the team at Eitzen Truck Shop.
You can reach them at 507-495-9000.
Editor’s Note: This is a corrected version of an article that appeared in the July 1 edition. Due to editorial oversight the article had to be re-written as the previous article contained multiple errors. We apologize for the mistakes.