Vactor Manufacturing produces 10,000th unit

Vactor Manufacturing, the leading maker of sewer and catch-basin cleaners, this month produced its 10,000th sewer cleaning truck, a milestone unmatched in the industry. Currently manufactured in Streator, IL, Vactor sewer cleaners have been a preferred brand for most municipalities and public works departments since the product's inception in 1964, according to Mark Weber, president of Federal Signal Environmental Products Group, parent of Vactor...

Sep 12th, 2006

Continues commitment to innovation in sewer cleaning.

STREATOR, IL, Sept. 12, 2006 -- Vactor Manufacturing, the leading maker of sewer and catch-basin cleaners, this month produced its 10,000th sewer cleaning truck, a milestone unmatched in the industry.

Currently manufactured in Streator, Ill., Vactor® sewer cleaners have been a preferred brand for most municipalities and public works departments since the product's inception in 1964, according to Mark Weber, president of Federal Signal Environmental Products Group, parent of Vactor. "We're very proud of this achievement," Weber said, "because we couldn't have reached this milestone if we hadn't been diligent in meeting customer requirements."

Dan Schueller, general manager of the Streator facility, noted that each Vactor unit is custom built to order, based on specifications provided by the customer or the customer's Vactor dealer. "We take the best technology in the industry and build every Vactor with care and precision, right here in Streator."

Weber said the company is extremely proud of its legacy and contributions to helping keep cities clean and improve the environment. "Vactor is dedicated to designing and building machines that exceed customer expectations, which we believe will position the company for continued growth in this market," he said.

The 10,000th unit, a Vactor 2112 just completed last week, is mounted on a 2006 Sterling LT 9513 chassis and features an 18-inch Roots blower, 8-foot telescoping boom and 1,300-gallon water tank. It provides 80 gpm of flow at 2,500 psi. Sewer cleaning professionals interested in scheduling a demo can call Vactor toll free at 1-800-627-3171 or sign up online at www.vactor.com/requestdemo.

Vactor units are available in centrifugal fan and positive displacement models, in a range of sizes and combinations and with many standard and optional features, including high dump, 5x5 boom and choice of sewer cameras. Vactor also offers specialty products, including the HXX Hydro-Excavator, GRV Glycol Recovery Vehicle and the VaxJet closed-loop surface cleaner, which are also manufactured at the facility in Streator.

Vactor Manufacturing (www.vactor.com) is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corp.'s Environmental Products Group, which also includes Elgin Sweeper, Guzzler Manufacturing and Jetstream.

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