January 2019 Vol. 74 No. 1


Vermeer Acquires Vac-Tron Equipment

Vermeer Corporation purchased Vac-Tron Equipment LLC and is bringing the Florida-based company together with McLaughlin Group Inc., which Vermeer purchased in 2017. This acquisition and integration of the two companies builds on the Vermeer strategy to provide a comprehensive suite of vacuum excavation technology, equipment, training and support to the growing underground utility and soft-dig markets.

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Okahumpka, Fla., Vac-Tron is known for innovative, high-quality vacuum excavation products sold and serviced across underground utility markets, almost exclusively through the Vermeer dealer network.

McLaughlin, a drill tooling and vacuum excavation company founded in 1921 and located in Greenville, S.C., brings nearly a century of industry knowledge into the Vermeer fold last year.

“This acquisition allows us to leverage the innovation, market expertise and production capabilities across our McLaughlin, Vac-Tron and Vermeer brands to meet increasing customer demand, while giving our dealers a more efficient, single-point connection to a full product lineup,” said Jason Andringa, Vermeer Corporation president and CEO.

Operating as Vermeer MV Solutions, the organization will continue to provide Vermeer-branded vacuum excavation equipment and technology through dedicated Vac-Tron and McLaughlin series product lines, as well as McLaughlin-branded utility accessories and auger boring systems.

Vermeer Corporation, (641) 628-3141, vermeer.com

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