Press Release

March 22, 2023

VSS Macropaver and Kasi Infrared are pleased to welcome Stepp Manufacturing to Reed International!

Since 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 3 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 just last week!

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 to learn more!


Employee testimonial-Dylan Johnston

Up the Ladder thru Hard Work and Talent

You can’t see the sweat on his brow in the picture, but this guy right here is a hard worker !Dylan was placed at Stepp through Express Employment Forest Lake, MN as a janitor. His reliability, attention to fine detail, and overall thoroughness in the tasks he was doing led to him being promoted to a full time position in Electrical Assembly.

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Stepp SPH 3.0 in Action

We love it when we get pictures of our equipment in action!

This old SPH-3.0 was spotted in Cambridge MN yesterday afternoon and is believed to have been purchased by Isanti County all the way back in 2010!!

Equipment that lasts!

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