Maybe you have heard, and maybe you have not! Ventrac is now in the process of building a new manufacturing facility! The new location is in our current town of Orrville, Ohio, fairly close to where our plant is now. Over the next several weeks and months, my plans are to keep you posted on the progress with a photo blog of sorts. Pictures are sometimes better than words! Since our groundbreaking event on June 26th, 2012, there has been major progress on the construction of the new facility. Earth movers and excavators moved in quickly and in no time there was a shell of the new building. Week by week as the construction continues, it has been exciting to watch the development.
The building will be 116,700 sq ft and once complete, will allow all manufacturing processes and offices to be housed under one roof. We currently operate out of two facilities, a few miles apart from each other. Not always convenient, but we make it work. The new offices and production plant will streamline so many processes. It really is such an exciting time for all of us here at Ventrac.
Read more about the groundbreaking and see computer rendered drawings of the new building on our Ventrac Press page.
I just got some new photos in this week, so stay tuned for our next installment!
Ventrac Gives Back to the Community at Ida Sue School/Nick Amster Workshop and the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio.
Wayne County, Ohio is an amazing community where people come together to help support those in need. At Ventrac, in Orrville, giving back to the community has always been an important part of their company beliefs. So, the management team set plans in motion for a service project to assist the Ida Sue School/Nick Amster Workshop and the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio organizations in Wooster with some needed outdoor maintenance projects and improvements.
What do you do when your backyard resembles an overgrown weedy jungle!? Get a Ventrac Tractor and Tough Cut Mower to do the work! An awesome new video has just been released on YouTube highlighting the Ventrac tough cut mower deck and tractor doing some serious action. Although this video demonstrates a homeowner use, there are multiple commercial/municipality applications that really benefit from using the Tough Cut mower deck. Golf courses, parks, cities, townships and state agencies have grassy areas not mowed on a regular basis that need knocked down from time to time and the Tough Cut is a perfect solution.
Periodically, we would like to feature dealers and professionals who stand out in our industry. These are business men and women who share our philosophies, going above and beyond to deliver great products and services to their customers. Our first featured dealer is Munn Tractor Sales in Auburn Hills, Michigan. They are celebrating 40 years of successful business; a success built around listening to customer needs, carrying quality equipment and providing a full service parts and repair department. Besides serving the community with a friendly and knowledgeable staff, Munn Tractor continues to expand their product line for a more diverse selection.
New Ventrac Home Page
An exciting newly designed website has just been launched. The new website at www.ventrac.com has dynamic new features as well as additional product information, Ventrac Advantage pages, loads of new video and outstanding photo galleries.
The Power Rake attachment easily handled the unruly weeds
Today, the buzz is all about going green and being environmentally friendly. But when landowners are dealing with weed issues in driveways and lanes on their property, it is difficult to stay “green.” When weeds take over gravel driveways, getting rid of weeds often involves applying chemicals to the ground where animals or people walk, which is not an environmentally green solution.
But how do you deal with unsightly weeds popping up in gravel driveways or sand horse arenas, dirt pathways and gravel parking areas?