Vermeer Corporation announces it has acquired the remaining ownership interest in Wildcat Mfg. Co. Incorporated, a manufacturer of trommel screens and compost turners located in Freeman, South Dakota.
In 2007, Vermeer purchased an initial ownership stake in the company, and broadened product distribution through the Wildcat and Vermeer dealer networks. The relationship between Vermeer and Wildcat has allowed Vermeer to continue to grow its lineup of solutions for wood-waste recycling and composting customers.
“We believe that the market for Wildcat products is positioned for solid growth over the next several years and we are excited about the opportunities that exist,” says Mike Byram, senior director of environmental solutions for Vermeer.
The Wildcat manufacturing, sales and support staff will remain located in Freeman, where they will keep the Wildcat brand name, while being promoted as a Vermeer-owned company.
About Vermeer Corporation
Vermeer Corporation of Pella, Iowa, U.S.A., manufactures a full line of tub and horizontal grinders, brush chippers, stump cutters and tree spades, as well as horizontal directional drilling systems, mini skid steers, utility and track trenchers and agricultural products. Vermeer offers worldwide sales, support, service and parts through an independent, authorized dealer network.