BOSS Acquires VSI's Liquid Deicing Business

BOSS Acquires VSI's Liquid Deicing Business

Acquisition brings BOSS into Liquid deicing and expands product portfolio.

BOSS Products has acquired the liquid deicing assets of Voigt Smith Innovation (VSI), a privately-held manufacturer of liquid deicing equipment.

VSI, based in n Le Center, Minn., manufactures  liquid deicing equipment for snow and ice contractors offering both brine makers and applicators, as well as smart-connected technologies. VSI has grown in the liquid deicing market over the past several years through product innovation, education, and industry expertise. As part of the acquisition, the knowledgeable VSI staff will join the BOSS team.

The transaction 's terms were not disclosed.

The addition of VSI products to the BOSS Snowplow portfolio positions the manufacturer, a division of Toro, to expand its offering to include liquid deicing equipment and complimentary support staff to advance customer opportunity in liquid deicing, said Jody Christy, vice president at Iron Mountain, Mich.'s BOSS Snowplow.

“The combination of VSI and BOSS products is aligned with our strategic priorities, providing quality solutions, innovative advancements, and service to our customers,” Christy said.

The snow professional's focus on greater operational efficiencies and environmental stewardship has shifted interest into liquid deicing in recent years. The acquisition provides BOSS the expertise and credibility to meet contractor need, said VSI's Jordan Smith.

“We believe the reputation, strong network, and resources of BOSS as a leader in the snow and ice removal market will enable continued growth in the market,” Smith said