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Stamina and Power.

That’s what 1,300+ runners from across the country and around the world brought to the race course when they participated in the recent Bighorn Trail Run in the Bighorn Mountains near Vacutech’s Wyoming headquarters.

Vacutech was proud to sponsor the race (we know a thing or two about endurance and outpacing the competition). The race challenges runners with courses that are 18, 32, 52 or 100 miles long.

Our team manufactured trail marker signs. Plus our Director of Manufacturing Nate Williams stayed up most of the night to help staff am aid station for runners. Heck, we even volunteered our own VP of Sales Steve Lieneman to run the 52.

Vacutech was also excited to help the trail run “go paperless” this year with sponsorship of silicone collapsible cups. Much like we strive for waste reduction through our commitment to lean manufacturing, the reusable cups significantly cut down on the amount of trash to be packed out of the pristine mountains after the race.

You can see race results by checking out the link below:


The Bighorn Trail Run drew athletes and their support teams despite the rainy, misty, muddy weather.


Reusable, silicone cups meant less trash generated by the race – much like Vacutech’s efforts to cut waste with our lean manufacturing.

Vacutech was honored to support the runners by volunteering at an aid station like this one.

Manufacture sign posts that can withstand wind, rain and mountain conditions? No problem! We simply used the same hearty, weatherproof materials we use in our vacuum systems.

The scale of the Bighorn Mountains is epic, but the athletes weren’t daunted.

Aid stations offered shelter and supplies for racers, some of whom ran more than 24 (and some as many as 34!) hours nonstop.