Vacutech Ahead of Last Year in Production

Scott Kelley shows a turbine to visitors on a tour of Vacutech. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Scott Kelley shows a turbine to visitors on a tour of Vacutech. (Photo by Pat Blair)

So far this year, Sheridan's Vacutech LLC has produced about 50 percent more vacuum systems than it did last year.

Scott Kelley, the company's chief operating officer, said the business just keeps growing.

Kelley conducted a tour of the business Friday. He said Vacutech was founded by initially by Tom Tucker, who was later joined by his brother, John. The company primarily builds and installs vacuum systems for car washes.

Kelley said the company started in Denver, but later moved to Sheridan.

Kelley said the company's more than 140 employees include 38 welders. Kelley said Vacutech works in partnership with Sheridan College, which has expanded its welding program. He said the partnership has worked out well for both the college and the business.

He said when he started work at Vacutech three years ago, there were around 70 to 75 employees. The business, which started with one building, also has added additional buildings through the years, Kelley said.

Kelley said the turbines power the system.

Vacutech was one of six Sheridan manufacturing businesses spotlighted Friday as part of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce observance of Manufacturing Day this year.

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One of the 38 welders the company employs. (Photo by Pat Blair)
One of the 38 welders the company employs. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Workers load arches onto a pallet. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Workers load arches onto a pallet. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Workers at one of the plant stations. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Workers at one of the plant stations. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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