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S ince 1942 , Stepp Manufacturing Co ., Inc . located in North Branch , Minnesota , has specialized in manufacturing the industry ’ s most innovative , and safe asphalt equipment designed to heat , melt , transport , and apply asphalt materials for highway maintenance , pothole repair , crack sealing and parking lot maintenance . 2023 will bring our company to its 81st year in business under the same family ownership with three generations of Stepp ’ s at the helm . We are truly honored to be a part of a company that has served our community , employees , dealers , and customers for 8 decades . 2023 is also the year of change , we are very excited to announce our partnership with Reed International . Stepp has reached an agreement to become part of the Reed International team , joining the ranks with VSS Macropaver and Kasi Infrared . We are very excited to have announced this acquisition at ConExpo 2023 in Las Vegas . We are excited to bring the synergies of these three companies together to continue to lead our industries with innovation and technology for years to come in the asphalt maintenance and preservation industries .

Stepp Mfg offers the industry ’ s largest offering of asphalt maintenance equipment . We build trailer , truck , hook truck , and slide-in asphalt pothole patchers . We also build a line of asphalt recyclers , crack sealing machines , Mastic Melter ’ s , Oil distributors , tack trailers , and asphalt kettles . Visit our website at www . steppmfg . com to learn more ! 651- 674-4491 -Jason Stepp
Reed International is based in Hickman , CA and manufactures the VSS Macropaver and Kasi Infrared line of asphalt equipment .
VSS Macropaver is celebrating it ’ s 50th year of manufacturing excellence in 2023 . VSS Macropaver is world renowned as a producer of Slurry & Micro Surfacing Pavers . It ’ s flagship model being the Macropaver 12-E . Now in our 50th year we are the only manufacturer producing continuous units - the Macrpaver CR , truck mounted units – Macropaver 12-E , and compact units – the Minimac . VSS also produces Asphalt Emulsion and Modified Asphalt Production plants .
Kasi Infrared – The Most Respected Name in Infrared Asphalt Equipment – offers a wide range of Infrared Asphalt Equipment to meet the demanding needs of contractors and municipalities . We offer 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 .
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