For public works professionals and others involved in cleaning and maintaining sewers and catch basins, Vactor is the first name in sewer cleaners, but we are much more than that. For more than 100 years, Vactor Manufacturing has provided customers around the world with a wide range of material handling equipment. Originally founded in Chicago in 1911 as the Myers-Sherman Company, a manufacturer of pneumatic farm equipment, Vactor Manufacturing has evolved to become the industry leader in sewer cleaners and catch basin cleaners, jetters, industrial vacuum loaders and vacuum excavation equipment featuring innovative technology and custom-configurable designs.
With one of the largest and most developed distributor networks in the sewer cleaning industry, Vactor Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation – and part of its Environmental Solutions Group – has more than 50 North American distributors in 100 locations to serve the municipal market, and eight factory-direct locations for industrial customers. Vactor is located on 20 acres with 245,000 square feet of manufacturing space under one roof in Streator, Illinois and is ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified.