Vermeer Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of tree care, wood waste recycling and composting equipment, has announced intentions to acquire a 50 percent stake in Wildcat Mfg. Co. Incorporated. Based in Freeman, S.D., Wildcat is a manufacturer of compost turners, trommel screens and green waste sorting equipment.
“Vermeer has been engaged in the composting market for a decade with our tub and horizontal grinder line,” said Mike Byram, senior director of environmental solutions for Vermeer. “We believe current industry trends and regulations will continue to divert organic matter from landfills and fuel additional growth in this market.”
Earlier this year, Vermeer entered the compost turner market with the introduction of the CT670 compost turner that features an elevating face technology.
The purchase of an interest in Wildcat complements Vermeer’s growing line of tub and horizontal grinders and compost turning equipment, according to the company.
Vermeer will assume management responsibility for Wildcat and anticipates the acquisition will be completed this summer.
“We have made great strides over the past decade to become better stewards of the environment, and the addition of the compost turner equipment is an extension of this effort,” said Byram.