How we Started...
Vaughan Industries was begun in 1974 to distribute detergents and spray waxes for automatic car washes in the Detroit, Michigan area. Founded by an industrial chemist with twenty years of experience, the company began developing and manufacturing a totally new line of use-specific car wash chemical products.
In 1977, Vaughan Chemical became a Michigan corporation and purchased its manufacturing facility in Detroit. The company's name was changed to Vaughan Industries in 1984 in order to more accurately reflect its expansion into sales and service of car wash equipment.
Vaughan is unique in its approach to application problems in the car wash industry. Experience showed that how a washing solution is applied is as critical as the product being used. As a result, the company engineered a complete line of chemical applicators as well as the car wash products to meet any requirement.
Our product list includes chemicals for automatic and self-serve facilities: presoaks, detergents, drying agents, tire and wheel cleaners, and other specialty products. Vaughan can recommend what is most efficient and cost-effective for the task.
Where we Have Been...
From prep brushes and spray nozzles, equipment offerings expanded to include wheel applicators, shower head foamers and pumping stations.
Today, Vaughan can provide a complete turnkey 200' wash tunnel featuring stainless steel arches and UHMW and V-Trac rollers.
In fact, Vaughan has become a national supplier of UHMW and V-Trac rollers for all conveyor systems.
Where we are Going...
Vaughan continues as a privately held family business. As such, it epitomizes the American experience of successful entrepreneurship.
Ongoing research and development in one of the most modern chemical laboratories in the industry assures "state of the art" products and applications. Through continued innovation in equipment design and manufacturing, Vaughan is dedicated to meeting the needs of the car wash industry in the 21st Century.