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GapVax
www.gapvax.com / 2015 revenue: $35 million / HQ: Johnstown, Pa. / Employees: 100 /
Gary Poborsky, owner: "It was designed for the users of the equipment."

Northeast

Cleaning Up

gapvax says its vacuum equipment is made with
the end-user in mind. by chris petersen

gapvax is one of the
leading manufacturers of
industrial and municipal
vacuum equipment.

In the world of manufacturing, as
it is in most other things, it's typically true that if you want something done right, you have to do it
yourself. That's the lesson that led
to the creation of GapVax. The company has grown into a leading manufacturer of advanced vacuum equipment because of its concentration
on durable and reliable equipment,
which is backed up with exemplary
customer service.
As owner Gary Poborsky explains,
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ner for industrial and municipal
customers over the years because
its equipment is designed and built
with the end-user in mind. "It was
designed for the users of the equipment," he says.
Poborsky founded GAP Pollution and Environment Control in
1977. The service company got its
start with one septic truck helping
to clean up after a major flood that
struck Johnstown, Pa., that year.
Over the years, Poborsky says he
became dissatisfied with the per-

formance, maintenance demands
and quality of the existing vacuum
equipment on the market. In 1989
Poborsky created GapVax - as a
sister company to GAP P.E.C. - to
manufacture his own equipment after having used all of the brands the
marketplace had to offer.
Today, GapVax is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial
and municipal vacuum equipment,
and the company's customer base
is varied and always growing. Poborsky says GapVax's customers


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