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Local manufacturer ships jumbo trucks from Jaxport

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Updated: 12/16/2013 8:33 pm
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Vac-Con ships are now waiting to be shipped out to Peru.

More than a dozen jumbo-sized trucks will be leaving the Jacksonville Port Authority, heading to Peru within a couple weeks.

Green Cove Springs Mayor Mitch Timberlake is excited about the business venture.

He said exporting these trucks from the Green Cove Springs-based business will bring more business to the city.

"They own property, they use electricity, they use water, they use sewage so those are all positive things and as they grown their business we all benefit from that," said Timberlake.

Timberlake said the deal puts Green Cove Springs on the international map.

Vac-Con will ship the trucks from Jaxport.

Todd Masley, vice president of sales for Vac-Con said the business designs high performance trucks that will assist with water needs in Peru.

They are equipped with vacuums and hydro-excavating machines.

"Our number [one] thing is how much power we have to be able to do the job. We get the job done quicker than anybody else in the market and we're able to manage our water, which is a big resource that we use," said Masley.

Masley credits the nearly 300 employees for the success of the company.

He said the trucks are manufactured in five to 10 days.

The shipment headed out in a couple weeks is expected to bring in about $6 million.

It's a homemade product Masley said continues to be in high demand.

" We're happy to let our employees know that we have a backlog of 100 plus machines and we're going to be really busy for the next three to four months," said Masley.

Vac-Con hopes to ship the truck by December 21.
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