In November 2018, Vermeer Corporation announced its purchase of Vac-Tron Equipment and its plans to bring the Florida-based company together with McLaughlin Group, Inc., which was purchased by Vermeer in 2017, and start Vermeer MV Solutions. This acquisition and integration of the two companies built 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.
"Thank you to the team members that are going to work in this facility for many years to come, designing, building, and supporting the incredible equipment that's going to come out of this facility,” said Vermeer President and CEO Jason Andringa. “We're excited to see what you will do with this facility.”
This new facility marks an intentional investment by Vermeer Corporation to keep more than 150 manufacturing jobs in South Carolina for the growing Vermeer MV Solutions business and the strengthening vacuum excavation industry.
"The Vermeer MV Solutions team everyday here and in Florida come to work and lead the market in vacuum excavation,” said Vermeer President, Industrial Solutions Doug Hundt. “We anticipate a lot of volume through this facility and it will become Vermeer’s center of excellence for truck vac excavation."
This all-new manufacturing facility provides more than 130,000 square feet of manufacturing workspace on 43 acres of land featuring air-conditioned break rooms, conditioned air on the factory floor, and a market offering healthy break options for all team members. The facility has the option to expand the footprint even further with future growth. There are more than 150 team members already working in the facility, and there is a growing need for skilled talent.
“Great job to the Vermeer MV Solutions team,” said General Manager of Vermeer MV Solutions David Van Wyk. “It’s been a long time coming, but it's so great to see it and well worth it for the building that we have.”