Winter Haven, Fl.,
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CertainTeed Machine Works Expands Line with Powerful New Vac-Matic Insulation Removal Vacuums

(Winter Haven, Fl.) – CertainTeed Machine Works is expanding its line of insulation removal equipment with three new Vac-Matic industrial vacuums and a new debris filtering device. These powerful yet portable multipurpose machines make it easy to remove all types of damaged or contaminated loose-fill insulation – fiberglass, cellulose or rock wool.

Like the original Vac-Matic vacuum, the Vac-Matic II features a compact footprint and a 14-horsepower Kohler engine. It is equipped with a redesigned, heavy-duty impeller, producing a suction rate 29 percent greater than the original Vac-Matic. Both the Vac-Matic and the Vac-Matic II are easily portable and available with interchangeable 4” or 6” inlets and outlets.

The Vac-Matic 19 and Vac-Matic 23 feature a 19- or 23.5-horsepower Kohler engine, electric starter, indirect belt-driven impeller, and 6” inlets and outlets. Their greater horsepower delivers impressive flow rates of 8,325 and 9,250 pounds per hour, respectively, which means contractors can complete even the biggest jobs quickly and efficiently. The new Vac Drop Box works with all of the Vac-Matic machines to filter out foreign objects and debris that can damage an impeller.

“Contractors have long relied on the original Vac-Matic vacuum for its quality, performance and portability,” said General Manager Blair Gaida. “With these new members of the Vac-Matic family of machines, they can get the same industry-leading performance to complete smaller jobs more quickly and increase their capacity to tackle even the biggest insulation removal projects.”

All of the Vac-Matic machines come with heavy-duty housings, low oil shutdown, removable front covers and a long-lasting powder-coated finish. The equipment will be on display in Booth 413 at the ICAA show in Orlando, September 13-14, 2018. More information is available at

About CertainTeed Machine Works

CertainTeed Machine Works offers a comprehensive line of commercial and residential insulation and fireproofing application equipment, including blowing machines, ductboard grooving machines, vacuums and accessories, as well as provide equipment installation, troubleshooting and repair, custom machine design services, and same-day shipping of spare parts.

About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan, "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall, and ceilings. A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The company had total sales of approximately $3.7 billion in 2017.