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    Shop-Vac Closing

    Based in Williamsport, PA with 400 local and 1700 worldwide employees, ShopVac announced (15 Sept 2020) they are closing due to a failed sale of ownership.
    Cave contents: 16 R12RS, 13 Toyota Tacoma, 03 Simplicity Legacy, 97 Stihl FS75, Dewalt DW625 & SawStop PCS175
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    That's really disappointing news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    That's really disappointing news.
    Yep, left everyone, including the local Chamber of Commerce, in the dark.
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    That sucks.... hey, someone had to say it first.

    Hate to hear that, have owned a few of their products
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    That sucks.... hey, someone had to say it first.

    Hate to hear that, have owned a few of their products
    Ya know, it is a vacuum. It sucks till it's dead.

    But, I will say, ShopVac was quite willing to support the local schools with equipment for labs. It's affordable turbomachinery that can be used for flow and acoustic measurement labs. One day, on a whim, I called them about the availability of some fan & motor assemblies for a kluged test I was considering. The head of the ShopVac engineering department returned my call and directed me to a stack donated units in one department of the Engineering school on campus. If what I needed wasn't available in the existing pile, ShopVac offered to send whatever I wanted. At no cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    That sucks.... hey, someone had to say it first.

    Hate to hear that, have owned a few of their products
    Glad you did it, I resisted with all my might yesterday.
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    First off- sorry for the company and the employees...I like the idea of an American made product.

    I bought one in 1987 and have never even had to empty it because, obviously, nothing exists in a vacuum.

    I held off all day and if I didn't get it out i wouldn't sleep!

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    Nature abhors a vacuum, so we invented vacuum cleaners.
    If you clean a vacuum cleaner, you ARE a vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls1150 View Post
    If you clean a vacuum cleaner, you ARE a vacuum cleaner.
    Actually, you would be a vacuum cleaner cleaner.
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    Cute Paul.

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    Sucks

    I am sure the name will remain and someone will use it to sell cheap chinese crap and that will really suck

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    Well, we don't want any attachments...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Based in Williamsport, PA with 400 local and 1700 worldwide employees, ShopVac announced (15 Sept 2020) they are closing due to a failed sale of ownership.
    There’s never a good time to see that many people suddenly out of work, but especially bad right now. There’s probably a good chance this will play out similar to what happened with Wood-Mode, another PA operation that suddenly shut down. Employees are sent packing, pension plans found inadequately funded, assets sold to a new owner, and the business reactivated with employees receiving lower wages and reduced benefits. I’m sad to see the closings—I have used Shop-Vac products at home and work over the years, clear back to a former life where I sold Wood-Mode products...

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