Jack Doheny Companies Inc. Completes Merger With Jet-Vac Inc

— Oct 09, 2013

Jack Doheny Companies (JDC), a world leader in municipal, utility and industrial equipment, has announced completion of its merger with longtime business affiliate Jet-Vac, Inc. in Wharton, N.J., as of June 30, 2013.

JDC has sold sewer cleaning, DOT-certified vacuum trucks, pipeline inspection and other related equipment for more than three decades. This merger provides financial and managerial support, which allows the company to be more responsive to customers in the Northeast.

“The wastewater industry is often an emergency-driven field, making the success of those involved subject to the immediate availability of the vehicles and equipment they need to get the job done now,” says CEO and company namesake Jack Doheny.

“The Northeast is an intensely busy market, so we have hit the ground running,” says JDC president Dan Weber. “We have added resources in the region to meet the growing market demand. Our employees personify the core values of our company — only the best quality product, service and support. We have tapped some of our best people to expand our presence in this region, at a level the industry has come to expect of Jack Doheny Companies.”

JDC will use the Wharton location to provide equipment sales and rental support. The company is also finalizing the purchase of another location on Long Island, to better support its municipal and commercial contractor base there, as well.

The vehicles and equipment at the Wharton facility are representative of the company’s expansive, top-of-the-line rental fleet. “Specifically, on the municipal side, we will continue to represent Vactor Mfg. and their combination sewer cleaning units,” says Weber. “We’ll also carry Stetco catch basin units, Sewer Equipment Co. of America jetter units and other equipment related to servicing the underground water, sewer and drainage infrastructure.”

The company will also offer products from IBAK, a world technological leader in closed-circuit TV systems, for televising and inspecting pipe in those applications. The company also sells, services and rents other manufacturers’ equipment, such as DOT-certified vacuum trucks from Cusco, Keith Huber and Custom Vac, which support the municipal, utility, petrochemical, and gas and oil exploration markets.

Management has also evolved with the merger. Ty Rose has been named the new general manager of the Wharton facility.Under Rose’s direction, his team will service customers at the 10-acre, 15,000-sq ft, eight-bay service facility at the Wharton location, where it will also offer full equipment rebuilds.

Across its nationwide network of sales and service facilities, JDC carries more than $10 million in parts inventory, to provide immediate response for customer repairs or enhancements. The company also maintains a fleet of mobile service trucks manned by highly trained technicians, who can be dispatched to service equipment at customers’ sites.

JDC has completed design proposals to double the size of the Wharton service center and triple the size of its parts department to meet the demand in the Northeast. Groundbreaking on new construction is expected sometime next spring, but JDC is not waiting for that change to improve the existing facility, both operationally and aesthetically. Renovations and ergonomic enhancements are already under way to increase the overall productivity of the workforce.”

“The merger and related investments are in direct response to feedback from the customers in this market,” says Kay Doheny, Jack Doheny’s daughter, co-owner and executive vice president. “Our customers are excited and we’re excited to have the opportunity to meet their immediate and future needs.”

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