April 2019 Vol. 74 No. 4

Business News

Vactor to Expand Illinois Manufacturing Facility

Vactor Manufacturing Inc. is expanding its Streator, Ill., manufacturing facility, adding 100,000 square feet and up to 90 more jobs, and enhancing production.

“We are excited to announce this expansion of our Streator facility as it represents the culmination of many years of investment in developing new products and expanding our customer base,” said Sam Miceli, vice president and general manager of Vactor. “It also underscores Vactor’s ongoing commitment to its workforce and this community; both have been, and continue to be, outstanding partners in our growth.”

Construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2019, with completion targeted by the end of the year. The first phase will expand the existing fabrication, welding, paint and assembly areas, as well as the test bays. Additionally, the current training center and customer inspection facility will be updated.

Vactor’s parent company, Federal Signal Corporation is expecting to invest up to $25 million over the course of the expansion project, which will increase efficiency and capacity to supply the growing demand for Vactor’s newly redesigned 2100i combination sewer cleaner and the TRUVAC branded series of hydroexcavators.

“With the continued momentum we are seeing with our ‘safe-digging’ initiative that utilizes vacuum excavation technology over more invasive digging techniques, and with benefits from recent new product enhancements to our sewer cleaner lines, we see significant growth opportunities,” said Jennifer Sherman, president and CEO, Federal Signal.

The project received assistance and support from the State of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the city of Streator, and the Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council.

Vactor Manufacturing is a leader in sewer and catch basin cleaners, industrial vacuum loaders, and vacuum excavators used in a variety of applications, including non-destructive or “safe digging.”

Federal Signal Corporation is a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers.


Vactor Manufacturing, (815) 672-3171, vactor.com

Federal Signal Company, (630) 954-2000, federalsignal.com

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