Company also celebrates its 6,000th unit being built


Vac-Tron Equipment hosted a red carpet event to celebrate its 6,000th unit being built, along with its low profile trailer-mounted industrial vacuum unit debuting in Logan Lucky, a new hit comedy. 

The event was held in the Villages, Florida, where Vac-Tron hosted the screening as a chance for its employees and their families to celebrate this event. Also in attendance was Vac-Tron’s customer Echo Utility Engineering and Surveying, who recently purchased the 6,000th unit, along with Vac-Tron’s dealer, Vermeer Southeast.

The movie showed the power of the Vac-Tron units as actors Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, and Adam Driver used the unit to suck money out of an underground vault and into the vacuum unit for the big heist. 

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The Vac-Tron unit made its appearance within a few minutes of the movie starting. The movie showcased the unit at least 10 times with extended periods during each shot.  This was a humbling experience for the employees of Vac-Tron to see a unit that they built in the little city of Okahumpka, Florida, make it to the big screen. Vac-Tron units have been built in Central Florida for over 20 years and shipped all around the world. 

A reporter with The Daily Sun interviewed Vac-Tron’s founder Don Buckner and President Tim Fischer. “We never thought that we’d make it on the big screen and we are excited for all of our employees,” Fischer says. “We have a great team and to be able to celebrate this event and our 6,000th unit is a true honor.”

“I started Vac-Tron in my two-car garage more than 20 years ago,” says Buckner. “We started with nothing and built it to the organization it is today. It’s just surreal to me to imagine that we had this kind of success with our equipment.”

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While Vac-Tron does not list “robbing a NASCAR race” as an application for its product, there are many applications for a Vac-Tron unit, such as locating utilities, potholing, directional drilling, controlled excavation, industrial cleanup and many more.

Vac-Tron Equipment, which has more than 30 industrial vacuum products and more than 50 wet and dry uses, has 115 dealer locations in North America.


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