Hal Reigi is president of Dyna-Vac Equipment.
It’s said that a picture’s worth a thousand words, but for Dyna-Vac Equipment each machine that leaves its factory tells a much larger story.
Dyna-Vac, a Stittville, N.Y., manufacturer of sewer cleaning and vacuum pumping equipment, believes each of its machines reflects the dedication and craftsmanship of the people behind it.
“It’s not about how many units we build, but how well we make them. We believe that every unit is an opportunity to build a lasting partnership with our customers,” company President Hal Reigi said.
Reigi, along with his wife Laurie, started the business in his home garage in 1994. The company’s very first machine was a small portable grease trap machine, which went to a customer in Wisconsin. Just a few short years later, in 1998, the pair moved the business into its current 6,000 sq. ft. facility in Stittville, which has the capacity to build approximately 100 machines a year.
All of Dyna-Vac’s products, which includes the Jet-N-Vac line, jetters, vacuum trucks, portable toilet service equipment and grease trap servicing equipment, can be custom built to the customer’s specifications.
“If a customer wants a machine to clean catch basins and wants to pump 300 feet through a two-inch hose, we custom build the machine to meet his requirements. We offer many custom accessories such as hot water heaters, boilers, cameras, and water pumps,” Reigi said.
Dyna-Vac Equipment currently has put more than 500 machines into the marketplace, with customers all across North America and countries including Egypt, Iraq, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.
“We try to identify niches that have a need and then fill those niches. Our company lies in size somewhere between a small fabricator and a large manufacturer. We have been very successful in filling the mid-sized equipment market niche,” Reigi said.
The overseas market has been a good market for Dyna-Vac Equipment. Developing nations are building new infrastructure, but they often do not have local manufacturers readily available to produce service equipment for that infrastructure, according to Reigi.
The company’s sales are currently evenly split between municipalities and contractors, but the municipal business is growing significantly, according to Reigi. Another growing segment of the company’s business is providing pump repairs and pump parts.
This year’s customers include the Marcy Correctional Center, and municipalities including Granville, Clifton Park, Ravena, Liberty and Amherst — all in New York State
Laurie Reigi helps out in the role of office manager while Mike Simpson serves as the company’s quality control supervisor and sales engineer.
In New York State Dyna-Vac Equipment is sold through authorized dealer Wm. H. Clark Municipal Equipment, which has locations throughout upstate New York. CEG