Vermeer Corporation has announced its purchase of Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC, and its plans to bring the Florida-based company together with McLaughlin Group, Inc. which was purchased by Vermeer 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.
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For over 90 years, McLaughlin has been an active leader in the underground construction industry. McLaughlin has developed a reputation for designing and building dependable, low maintenance trenchless construction equipment solutions for the power, gas, telecom, water, sewer and oil markets. McLaughlin is focused on developing innovative products that provide contractors safe and productive methods for installation of underground utilities.
McLaughlin offers a full line of utility locators and Vermeer by McLaughlin vacuum excavators for safely finding and exposing existing infrastructure, as well as a number of other trenchless installation products. McLaughlin also manufactures a full line of Vermeer Hole Hammer® pneumatic piercing tools, Mighty Mole moleing attachments, pit launch directional drills, auger boring machines — including the On-Target steerable auger boring system, as well as a cradle boring machine for trenchless installation of steel casing, conduit, cable and HDPE pipes.
Since 1921, McLaughlin takes pride in providing workable solutions for its customers. From planning to installation, McLaughlin offers contractors a complete package for trenchless construction needs.
Find more information about McLaughlin and its product lines by visiting mclaughlinunderground.com.
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McLaughlin has introduced two new mid-range vacuum excavators to the underground utility contractor market — the ECO75 truck-mounted vacuum excavator and the VX75 trailer-mounted vacuum excavator — to answer the market's demand for a compact vacuum excavation system with a 5-inch (12.7 cm) boom option that focuses on performance and improved fuel efficiency.
Vermeer Corporation has announced its acquisition of the remaining non-Vermeer interests of McLaughlin Group, Inc., a leader in the drill tooling and vacuum excavation industry. Vermeer took an initial vested position in McLaughlin in 2012, when it acquired a minority interest in the Greenville, South Carolina company. "Our initial investment in McLaughlin created the ideal opportunity to determine how the company culture and product portfolio fit within our organization," said Jason Andringa, president and CEO at Vermeer Corporation. "Now, we look forward to having the McLaughlin team and the products they design and manufacture become part of the comprehensive solution Vermeer provides to the utility market. This is especially important in the area of soft-dig excavation where we see demand for equipment and expertise continuing to grow today and well into the future."
McLaughlin has extended its Vermeer MEGA VAC vacuum excavator product line with new PTO-driven options. The Vermeer VXT truck series was developed in response to industry requests for a productive vacuum excavator that meets weight regulations and that is backed by the support of the Vermeer dealer network.
McLaughlin has launched a new line of underground utility locators, the Vision locators combine proven McLaughlin technologies to ensure accuracy with new features to help contractors find underground utilities more efficiently.
McLaughlin launched its biggest machine to date at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 trade show. The McL-60 Workhorse is a 60-inch (152.4-cm) auger boring machine designed with operator convenience in mind. The low-profile engine design, remote control operation and Rabbit Travel help water, sewer and pipeline contractors install large-diameter casings at a lower cost than directional drilling
McLaughlin has introduced a new truck-mounted vacuum excavator series that fills a hole in the market by giving utility contractors productive potholing at an affordable package price, with the capacity and power they need to stay on the job longer.
McLaughlin has introduced a new large-capacity vacuum excavator ideally suited to the mid-sized horizontal directional drill (HDD) contractor. The MEGA VAC series features an optional 1200 cfm deep blower option with 23 inches of mercury, providing 50 percent more suction or lift capability than the industry standard 15-inch-mercury units. This results in a fast and powerful tool for potholing and quickly handling thick drill fluids from HDD rigs.
Vermeer Hole Hammer piercing tools by McLaughlin - Two lines of piercing tools now available with either positive-turn reverse or air-on quarter-turn reverse
McLaughlin now offers two options in its Vermeer Hole Hammer piercing tool line — a positive-turn reverse design and air-on quarter-turn reverse. Both lines of piercing tools offer contractors a durable, flexible design to handle a variety of utility projects, such as gas, electric, telecommunications, water and irrigation installations.
McLaughlin has introduced the second generation vacuum excavator series that offer efficient and clean-burning engines, improved sound reduction and operator-friendly enhancements.