The Vacuworx community includes our employees, customers and business partners, as well as the broader population where we work and live. Our goal is to support and nurture each of these relationships for the greatest common good.
A culture of giving back
Eagle Gift Foundation is an important part of the Vacuworx core values — to invest energy and resources in the communities where we live. Started in 2009, Eagle Gift Foundation is an Oklahoma nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing assistance to local charitable organizations that promote educational programs, protect vulnerable children and adults, and lend a helping hand to those experiencing adversity.
Eagle Gift hosts two annual fundraising events: a golf scramble and gala evening (held in conjunction with The Pipeline + Energy Expo featuring a silent auction and dinner.
To learn more, or to get involved, please visit www.eaglegiftfoundation.org.
At Vacuworx, we never stop learning. Understanding the needs of the companies we serve is a priority. Our products are used worldwide, placing our team in constant contact with businesses in the oil and gas, water and sewer, highway and heavy construction, concrete construction, landscaping and manufacturing industries.
In addition, Vacuworx participates in dozens of major shows and events each year. By being directly involved in the markets we serve, we are able to identify opportunities and work closely with contractors to develop and evaluate new products. We maintain a strong focus on education, networking and the promotion of our industries as a whole:
- ACPA (American Concrete Pipe Association)
- AED (Associated Equipment Distributors)
- AEM (Associated Equipment Manufacturers)
- APCA (American Pipeline Contractors Association)
- CSDA (Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association)
- DCA (Distribution Contractors Association)
- IPLOCA (International Pipe Line and Offshore Contractors Association)
- NAPCA (National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators)
- NPCA (National Precast Concrete Association)
- PLCA (Pipe Line Contractors Association)
- PLCAC (Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada)
Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions
All work and no play is, well, just no fun! Vacuworx has embraced a Tulsa dirt track racing tradition, The Chili Bowl, by sponsoring the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions (VIROC) on the first night of the Midget Nationals event. The action packed 20 lap race showcases past Chili Bowl champions as well as past VIROC champions.
VIROC Hall of Fame
2017 - Kyle Larson
2016 - Tanner Thorson
2015 - Sammy Swindell
2014 - Kyle Larson
2013 - Kevin Swindell
2012 - Sammy Swindell
2011 - Sammy Swindell
2010 - Brad Loyet
2009 - Sammy Swindell
Held each year since 1987 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway (inside the Expo Center at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds), the Nationals was initially sponsored by the Chili Bowl food company. Now known simply as “The Chili Bowl,” the 5-day event is racing’s winter answer to football’s Super Bowl, drawing huge crowds of fans and competitors from across the United States and beyond! Vacuworx is also the presenting sponsor for the Friday night qualifying races.
Vacuworx is a proud sponsor of Brad Loyet and Loyet Motorsports. A native of Sunset Hills, Missouri, Loyet is currently on tour with the American Sprint Car Series. “Mr. Excitement” started racing in 2002 and has been part of the Vacuworx family since 2011. Click here for the current schedule to see where you can root for the 05 car next!
Zane Hendricks Racing
In 2017, Vacuworx welcomed a new driver Zane Hendricks to the family. At only 17 years old, Hendricks is a bright young star racing out of Stillwater, Oklahoma in the POWERi West Series. Click here to check out his race schedule and results.