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VT LeeBoy Secures $11M Contract for Pavers From TACOM

Mon August 03, 2009 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

VT LeeBoy Inc., a subsidiary of VT Systems Inc., has achieved a new milestone with the award of a contract for more than $11 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command for asphalt paving equipment. Its first military contract for paving equipment calls for VT LeeBoy to supply its model 8816B bituminous paver to the U.S. Army over a five-year timeframe. The highly maneuverable 8816B, capable of high production output and operation in tight, confined areas, will be used for military base paving and maintenance projects.

“VT LeeBoy’s team is excited to receive this initial contract with the U.S. Army. This model is a perfect fit for the Army’s needs and we look forward to working with them. Our employees are anxious to demonstrate why VT LeeBoy is the market leader in asphalt paving equipment,” said Kelly Majeskie, president and CEO, VT LeeBoy.

“VT LeeBoy prides itself on providing the highest quality of products to its customers. This contract demonstrates VT LeeBoy’s commitment to supporting its new customer, the U.S. Army. We value the trust TACOM has placed in VT LeeBoy’s team and look forward to proving why VT LeeBoy is the right choice for the job,” General (Ret) John Coburn, president and CEO, VT Systems, said.

With 70 percent of the market share in the commercial asphalt paving industry, VT LeeBoy’s equipment is seen on job sites throughout North America. Its under auger cut-off doors help control the flow of asphalt, reducing the need for a typical size paving crew. A unique feature of the paver is found on the Legend Screed System. It provides an electrical heating system that is much safer, economical and environmentally-friendly than conventional systems. Additional features of this model include 8- to 18-ft. (2.4 to 5.5 m) paving width, 10-ton (9 t) hopper capacity and Plus 1 dual joystick control.

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