Green Cove Springs, Florida – Today, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) visited Holden Industries’ subsidiary Vac-Con, Inc. in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Congressman Yoho was hosted by Greg Hamilton, Holden’s CFO, and Darrell LeSage, Vac-Con’s President, along with the Vac-Con leadership team pictured below in front of the company’s new Titan® series combination sewer cleaner machine. During the facility tour, Congressman Yoho met several employee-owners who shared their experiences with Vac-Con and the benefits of working for an ESOP company. He also learned about Holden’s ESOP and discussed the unique virtues of employee ownership with several of the 350 employee-owners located at one of the largest producers of sewer cleaning equipment in North America.
Congressman Yoho agreed to support the Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act, stating that “American manufacturing is the driving force for a strong economy” and noting that “for each manufacturing job five more jobs are supported outside of the business.”
Holden, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned S-Corp headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. Holden Industries is the parent of several diversified manufacturing companies: Nosco, Setco, Vac-Con, and Wildeck. Vac-Con designs and sells multiple product lines, including combination machines, industrial vacuum loaders, jet rodders, and hydro-excavators on a global basis for a vast array of diverse commercial and industrial applications. Nosco is a full-service packaging solutions provider servicing the pharmaceutical and natural health industry. Setco is a manufacturer of precision spindles and slides with strong repair and rebuild capabilities. Wildeck is a manufacturer of industrial steel mezzanine and work platforms, material lifts, industrial guardrail, safety gates and rolling ladders. Holden Industries, Inc. has 1,650 employee-owners across the country, including over 320 at Vac-Con’s Green Cove Springs headquarters. Holden Industries has been an active member of ESCA since 2009 and joined ESCA’s Board of Directors in 2013.