Group Leadership

Andy Current
Vactor Manfacturing Inc.

AEM Staff Contact

William Bernhard
Technical & Safety Services Manager | 414-298-4106

Product Focus

Vacuum excavation equipment, which typically is used to locate and expose utility installations, in conjunction with trenching, drilling, excavation and other operations.


To provide manufacturers a forum to address industry-wide technological, regulatory, standards and safety issues and enhancement of the industry's stature.

Committee Activities

Developing standard industry nomenclature, safety symbols and outlining safe operating procedures.


Established in June 2001 as the Vacuum Excavation Equipment Manufacturers Council and became a standing committee of the Underground Equipment Manufacturers Council in 2005.


Safety Manual

The VEEC has developed a 35-page industry safety manual for vacuum excavator operating and maintenance personnel. The manual covers various subjects including preparation for operation, working safety, shutting down, loading/unloading and safety practices during maintenance.

Material Density Chart

The VEEC has published a chart listing the density of common materials, water ratios and the types of variables that can effect the volume of water required for excavation.