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GapVax

Northeast

gapvax recently purchased 10 acres and
160,000 square feet
of property adjacent
to its main facility
in johnstown, pa., to
meet the customer
demands for shorter
lead times.
dealer network across the country
to provide customers with greater
access to service.

New Networks
Poborsky says the popularity of its
industrial vacuum equipment overflowed into the municipal sector, thus
increasing municipal vacuum equipment sales drastically. The increased
demand for municipal equipment
lead to expanding the company's network of dealers across the country.
Salem says that although industrial customers are more comfortable
working with a manufacturer's sales
representatives, the municipal market prefers regional sales and local
support. This means strengthening
GapVax's network of dealers across
the country will be critical for its continued success in serving that segment of the marketplace. Salem says
the company's careful growth over
the years has made it possible to scale
its dealer network accordingly. "Our
growth has been measured and cultivated, and that has gotten us to this
point," he says.

Further Growth
GapVax will continue to grow in this
measured and cultivated fashion in
the near future, Poborsky says. The
company recently purchased 10 acres
and 160,000 square feet of property

the popularity of gapvax's
industrial vacuum equipment
drastically increased its
municipal sales.

adjacent to its main facility in Johnstown, primarily to meet the customer demands for shorter lead times.
The new space will provide additional
benefits including the opportunity to
introduce new products. Poborsky
says the company will have the capacity to triple its annual production.
The expansion is also exciting for
GapVax because it invigorates a prop-

erty in Johnstown with a long history
of manufacturing. GapVax's main facility is part of a larger parcel that has
been utilized for industry for more
than 120 years, including a U.S. Steel
facility. Salem says that company is
proud to be part of bringing new economic life to the region. "It's an exciting time for Johnstown, as well,"
he says. mt
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