Innovation Timeline

1986: Vac•Con® is established under Dunbar Kapple as a new division for sewer cleaning machines. Engineering builds the prototype Vac•Con design – a dual engine combination machine that features an array of ‘firsts’ in the industry.

1987: The 3-stage fan is developed and sets the stage for all future Vac•Con machines.

1989: The first hydrostatic drive vacuum fan system is built, and the articulating hose reel is developed.

1990: Our dealer and export network is formalized, driving a customer-centric strategy.

1995-1998: New technology and machinery such as CNC machines and parts carousels improve production process and controls.

2000: The Hi-Dump debris tank raises the bar for operator-friendliness and challenges the competition.

2002: Vac•Con focuses on branding and market share, reaching more dealers and customers than ever before.

2005: The Vac•Con Hi-Dump is awarded a US Patent.

2007: Our ESOP is launched, allowing our employees to invest in more than just a job. As a 100% employee-owned company, our pride is visible in every aspect of our business.

2009: The OmnibusTM Precision Power Control System is launched allowing operators total control over all vacuum, water and engine functions.

2012: Holden Industries, Inc. acquires Vector Technologies and incorporates the product into the Vac•Con portfolio.

2013: 6,000 machines and counting. Vac•Con expands its global reach to Peru, Mexico, China and Europe.

2015: The heart and soul of our machines – the 3-stage fan – is designed to better streamline air flow and increase machine power. It is trademarked as AeroboostTM.

2017: 8,000 machines and counting. Phase 1 of a $10 million facility expansion is completed, maximizing manufacturing capacity to meet business demands.

2018: After its most successful financial year, Vac•Con introduces new players to the game such as the AeroboostTM 3-stage fan and the impressive TitanTM Dual Engine Combination Machine.