Hi-Vac Expands with O'Brien Manufacturing

Ohio industrial cleaning firm buys and moves Indiana sewer cleaner to its Marietta, OH, headquarters, adding to UltraVac, RenVac, Aquatech and X-Vac marketing divisions with sales across U.S. and 28 countries...


MARIETTA, OH, May 31, 2006 -- Hi-Vac Corp. has acquired certain assets of O'Brien Manufacturing, including the trade name. Hi-Vac will move the production of the O'Brien product line to its modern facility located in Marietta, OH.

O'Brien Manufacturing has produced sewer cleaning equipment for over 65 years. The acquisition of the company based in Leiters Ford, IN, became official April 28.

Patrick Snyder, Hi-Vac vice president/sales and marketing, stated, "The addition of O'Brien Manufacturing products to the existing Hi-Vac line will provide the customer with a wider range of choices for jetting units."

Jeff Fulton will continue to manage O'Brien Manufacturing Sales and Distributors as Product Sales Manager. He will report to Snyder.

Since 1969, Hi-Vac Corp. (www.hi-vac.com) has built a reputation as a global manufacturer of durable and cost-effective industrial cleaning equipment. Hi-Vac supplies portable industrial vacuum cleaners, stationary vacuum systems with central piping and accessories, mobile and truck mounted vacuum loaders, combination sewer jetting and vacuum units, and vacuum excavators to meet the needs of most manufacturing industries, municipalities, and specialty contractors. The company markets its divisions Hi-Vac, UltraVac, RenVac, Aquatech, X-Vac, and newly acquired O'Brien Manufacturing all over the U.S. and to 28 countries worldwide.

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