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Vac•Con, Inc. Unveils Power Flex Boom
Telescopes, articulates and rotates to provide customers with increased job flexibility

Green Cove Springs, FL - (Jul 11, 2012) - Vac•Con, Inc. unveiled its latest enhancement to its Municipal, Industrial and X-Cavator™ product lines when it announced its new telescoping boom, known as Power Flex.  The boom has the ability to rotate up to 315º, articulate up to 110º and lift up to 34 feet. The boom also telescopes out 8 feet for a reach of up to 28.5 feet from the truck, and is top-mounted on the debris tank, for front or rear positions. The flexibility of this new boom allows the customer to vacuum at multiple angles and levels for improved access to remote locations and improved maneuverability, especially in difficult work areas where positioning the truck is a problem.  

The new Power Flex boom was developed over the past several months, and the first unit was recently installed on an X-Cavator™ built for Vac•Con customers in Everett, Washington.

Vac•Con, Inc. has put together a short, 3-minute product demonstration video. To view the product demonstration video, go to the following link http://bit.ly/MbFHWd. For any questions related to this press release, please contact Rob Weber, Assistant Marketing Manager at rweber@vac-con.com.   

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Vac•Con, Inc. Refurbishes Historic Flag Pole for the City of Green Cove Springs
Flag Pole is the last remaining part of the former Qui-Si-Sana Hotel

Green Cove Springs, FL - (June 4, 2012) - Vac•Con, Inc., in conjunction with the City of Green Cove Springs, recently refurbished the flag pole that once stood at the historic Qui-Si-Sana Hotel. The flag pole is the last remaining item from the historic site where the City Hall now sits. The flag pole was donated by the Clay County Preservation Board with the idea of it being restored and erected at the Green Cove Springs City Hall.

The history behind the flag pole and the hotel dates back many years ago when Green Cove Springs was a popular tourist destination. The Qui-Si-Sana Hotel was a major hotel in the city during the time when the community was a popular resort stop for visitors from the northern states during the winter. 

Vac•Con blasted, primed and painted the flag pole that has been returned to the City of Green Cove Springs. The project took less than a week to complete and Vac•Con was honored to help in completing the project for the City of Green Cove Springs.        

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ATTACHED: Flagpole Leaving Vac-Con

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Vac•Con, Inc. Hosts First Service School of 2012
Machine operators train on maintenance, troubleshooting

Green Cove Springs, FL - (April 5, 2012) - Vac•Con, Inc. kicked off its first of four customer-oriented service schools for 2012 on Wednesday, April 4th at the plant in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Machine operators came from as far as California to attend the two day training. Operators from Georgia, California, Colorado and Florida were on hand for the two day training.

Vac•Con service technicians conducted training on proper maintenance, operation, safety and troubleshooting systems. Service school attendees also received a complete plant tour. There are still seats available for the remaining service schools. Customers can contact their local dealers to reserve a spot in an upcoming class. To find out more information, and to view the complete schedule for the remaining schools, go to our website at http://www.vac-con.com/service_school.html.    

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ATTACHED: Photo of Service Technician Mike Kautz Presenting to the Service School Attendees


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Vac•Con, Inc. Announces Inspector Cam™ Upgrade
Vac•Con now offering Cues Camera System

Green Cove Springs, FL - (April 2, 2012) - Vac•Con, Inc. announced that it has partnered with Cues Camera to upgrade its Inspector Cam™ secondary product line. Vac•Con has been working with product engineers with Cues Camera since August of 2011. The system can be mounted on any Vac•Con combination sewer cleaner and is used to inspect pipes before cleaning to identify any obstructions or other problems.  The camera system is mounted to the hose reel and is propelled by the high pressure water system on the machine, similar to a standard cleaning nozzle.

The new camera system provides improved performance and added durability without changing the value of the system. The system upgrade is available for purchase on all Vac•Con combination machines and can be retro-fitted. For more questions about the Cues Camera system, please contact Vac•Con via telephone at 1-800-491-5762 or email us at vns@vac-con.com. To view a short product demonstration, go to http://youtu.be/zRe3Ws6xMU0

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Vac•Con, Inc. Hosts 24th Annual Dealer Meeting
Municipal Maintenance Equipment Recognized as Dealer of the Year

Green Cove Springs, FL - (March 26, 2012) - Vac•Con, Inc. hosted its 24th annual dealer meeting at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Florida. The four-day event kicked off with a meet and greet on Tuesday, March 20th and concluded with lunch on Friday, March 23rd. The annual meeting featured product demonstrations, plant tours, information sessions and annual awards.

The second day of the meeting was filled with informational sessions that covered a variety of different topics including product improvement and marketing. The afternoon was capped off with a little fun as Vac•Con employees and dealers enjoyed a golf outing at the Slammer and Squire golf course. An evening dinner banquet followed, during which Vac•Con recognized its vendors and the day’s golf awards were presented. 

On Thursday, the third day of the meeting was filled with all day plant tours and product demonstrations. Vac•Con displayed various machines throughout the plant and demonstrated the various systems on the machines. The informational sessions also covered a variety of material on existing products, changes to those existing products and things to look for in the future. Vac•Con personnel conducted question and answer sessions and went into further detail on the machines and its specific components and systems.

The much anticipated dealer awards ceremony was held on Thursday night. Vac•Con, Inc. presented awards to many of the dealers in its network, and recognized Vac•Con and dealer employees for distinguished achievement. Categories included rookie of the year, service award, parts award and the Top Ten Dealer Awards. The No. 1 dealer for 2011 was Municipal Maintenance Equipment (MME), representing Vac•Con in California. MME has been a Vac•Con dealer for 20 years. Southern Sewer Equipment Sales, the Florida representative for Vac•Con, located in Ft. Pierce, was No. 2 for 2011. The Top Ten dealers are recognized for their performance in machine and replacement parts sales.   

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ATTACHED: MME Dealer of the Year Award Photo (Left to Right: Darrell LeSage, Mark Protine, Dave Aznar, Tray Hall III, Julie Posner, Bob Egli, Frank Wheeler, Helen Wheeler, Todd Masley, Ron Paproski, Tim Powers and Terry Pellecchia

ATTACHED: Omnibus™ Product Demonstration Photo with Vac-Con Employee Mike Shelton


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Vac•Con, Inc. Manufactures 6,000th Unit
Company reaches production milestone in 26th year of business

Green Cove Springs, FL - (March 20, 2012) - Vac•Con, Inc. announced a milestone in its company's history as it manufactured its 6,000th unit. Vac•Con manufactured its 5,000th unit in 2008. Since 2005, Vac•Con has been averaging close to 300 units per year. The attached group photo was taken at the entrance of the plant. 

The 6,000th unit, a custom built, dual-blower, XX-Cavator™, was completed in the middle of March. The machine was built for Multi-Construction Services (MCS) in Gormley, Ontario. The 6,000th unit is the 4th of its kind ever built by Vac•Con. Vac•Con prides itself on being a custom manufacturer, and the XX-Cavator™ was truly a custom built machine.

Since 1986, Vac•Con, Inc. has manufactured custom sewer cleaners, industrial machines, jet rodder machines and hydro-excavation machines for contractors and municipalities. Vac•Con, Inc. employs around 250 people and is located in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Vac•Con, Inc. is a subsidiary of Holden Industries.

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Navistar Engine Group Approves 210 HP Vac-Con PTO Application

10/31/2011


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Vac-Con, Inc. of Green Cove Springs, Florida has developed a new cyclone separator assembly to further enhance the air flow characteristics of their venerable combination machine product line.

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL, March 3, 2011 – Called Hurricane, the new separator uses larger diameter inlets to increase the air flow from the debris tank to the blower. The separator itself has a larger circumference for improved material separation from the air stream; the larger “eye” of the Hurricane slows the air velocity so any particles may “fall out” into the hopper. The centrally located filter screen is removable for easy cleaning and/or replacement, but also includes a standard flush-out system for on-board cleaning. This filter assembly is also available with an optional bag assembly for trapping fines. The high capacity hopper is fitted with an extra large clean out and access door for easier and more thorough removal of material, and there is a blower inspection port to allow for easy visual inspection of the blower lobes.

Vac-Con continues to bring “More Power to You” with the strength of a Hurricane.

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01/13/2011

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VAC•CON, LOCAL COMPANY, CELEBRATES 25 YEAR OF BUSINESS, AN AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL, JANUARY 13, 2011 – It takes a lot to survive a year in the business world, much less 25 years. It’s apparent that Vac•Con, in Green Cove Springs, Florida, an industry leader in the building of combination sewer cleaning vacuum trucks has found the right combination to make it work.  From 1986 and employing 5 people on day #1 to now, 2011, employing hundreds of people, having a worldwide network of dealers and nearly 6000 machines in service, Vac•Con is a true American success story.

The first sales person and, coincidently then and now, the president of Vac•Con, Mr. Darrell LeSage, drove the first truck and showed the country what Vac•Con had to offer.  Vac•Con, 25 years later, is a multi-million dollar, employee owned, multinational company. What has made the team at Vac•Con so successful is its dedication to keeping the customer happy, giving the customer what he needs and doing whatever it takes to ensure that the customer has what he wants.

Darrell LeSage said, "In the beginning, there was no thought of 25 years. We thought if we could design a truck and build one or two by the end of 1986 we might survive a year. We have grown as a company 23 out of 25 years and have become a solid company with a solid future for all of our employees and their families. I am proud of all the employees over the years that contributed to that success."

Vac•Con is planning on celebrating the entire year because of this momentous occasion. There are several events planned to share in the excitement with our company stockholders (our employees) and the community. Big celebrations are going to take place in April and October with specific dates to follow.

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01/13/2011

Exert from NGV America Newsletter:

Dated: 11/14

First NGV Vacuum Truck Hits the Road

"Freightliner Trucks has delivered what it calls the first turnkey natural gas truck upfitted with a vacuum body. Developed in collaboration with Vac-Con, the Freightliner Business Class M2 112V Compressed Natural Gas truck will also be equipped with a CNG-powered auxiliary-mounted engine that powers the truck's water system. Jacksonville, Fla.-based Vac-Con provides combination sewer cleaners to municipal and private markets throughout the world. Its combination cleaners combine high-pressure water and vacuum systems to effectively clean both sanitary and storm drainage infrastructure."

"'There's a tremendous green movement happening now, and our customers are looking to us to provide efficient products with alternative fuel options," said Tom Jody, marketing manager for Vac-Con. The truck will include an Allison 3000RDS transmission. Allison transmissions include torque converter technology that results in improved startability at the launch of the vehicle, full power shifts, and a better performing engine, Freightliner says, making them ideal for natural gas powered vehicles.'"


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Vac-Con® upgrades coating system to DuPont™ Imron® Elite

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fl., Nov. 3, 2010 – Vac-Con® is pleased to announce that all new industrial cleaners, vacuums and hydro-excavators will feature the enhanced DuPont™ Imron® Elite coating system.

Vac-Con takes pride in designing and manufacturing the industry's most advanced and most powerful equipment. "We ensure Vac-Con products resist the worst wear and tear by using only the highest quality materials," said Tom Jody, marketing manager for Vac-Con. "The upgrade to DuPont Imron Elite is another example of our commitment to continuous improvement and making the best available technology standard on our equipment."

Vac-Con customers will be pleased with premium quality results and superior durability of the new coating system. The primer's advanced resins increase impact and chip resistance, while DuPont Imron Elite's patented technology delivers excellent gloss and color retention for a longer finish lifecycle.

To learn more about Vac-Con industrial cleaners, vacuums and hydro-excavators, visit www.vac-con.com or call 1.888.491.5762.

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10/26/2010