Reed International has acquired Stepp Manufacturing, a company specializing in asphalt maintenance equipment. The acquisition was announced during CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. Stepp Manufacturing has reached an agreement to become part of the Reed International team, joining the ranks with VSS Macropaver and Kasi Infrared.
Stepp Manufacturing builds trailer, truck, hook truck and slide-in asphalt pothole patchers for outdoor construction projects. Located in North Branch, Minn., the business also offers a line of asphalt recyclers, crack sealing machines, Mastic Melter’s, Oil distributors, tack trailers and asphalt kettles.
Reed International is based in Hickman, Calif., and manufactures the VSS Macropaver and Kasi Infrared line of asphalt equipment.
VSS Macropaver produces slurry and micro surfacing pavers, with the flagship model being the Macropaver 12-E. The company also produces asphalt emulsion and modified asphalt production plants. Kasi Infrared offers a wide range of infrared asphalt equipment to meet the demanding needs of contractors and municipalities. The business offers the truck-mounted Patriot Infrared System Proheat Minuteman Trailer Units, which include all the features of the Patriot in a trailer-mounted version, IR Trailer Units and smaller walk behind Infrared Heaters, such as the IR-120.