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Post# 441602   5/8/2021 at 05:13 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        

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Hey guys does anybody know if shop Vac the American-made wet dry vacuum do you know if they are still around?

Post# 441605 , Reply# 1   5/8/2021 at 07:10 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Apparently GreatStar Tools purchased Shop Vac and reopened the PA plant. With them being a Chinese company who knows what will happen to their future manufacturing, I assume it would gradually be outsourced unfortunately.

Last time I was at Lowes, I saw Shop Vac brand vacuums for sale.

Post# 441609 , Reply# 2   5/8/2021 at 09:28 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The plant closed, then

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reopened. The factory is not too far from me, actually. It made BIG newd here on TV and in the press.

Post# 441618 , Reply# 3   5/8/2021 at 18:38 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Shop Vac died and was revived with a new moneyman (Great Star). Great Star has nothing to do with the company other than padding their portfolio, Shop Vac is still owned and run by Shop Vac.

Great Star also makes/supplies/imports the Hyper Tough brand of tools for Walmart and some cheaper off-brand hand tools and light power tools for Lowes and other hardware stores to sell at at lower price points than name brand, and that is all they do. The most you can expect is seeing some cheap shop vacs using Shop Vac molds being sold under local store brands, that's what I predict will happen. Shop Vac is both too small and too big to be absorbed completely and disappear.

Post# 441694 , Reply# 4   5/11/2021 at 06:27 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The Shop-Vac website is still alive aadn well-details their line of vacuums and the types you can get from Lowes and Menards.Also ones that are carried at most other hardware stores-still made at the Williamsburg PA site.GOOD!I have a few Shop Vac vacuums and I can still get bags and filters for them.

Post# 441703 , Reply# 5   5/11/2021 at 09:37 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It's actually Williamsport, PA

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It's about a 2 hour drive from me. They abruptly closed. Then, re-opened. We'll see about the quality. It was a big thing around that area. The closure hit them HARD. all over the news!

Post# 441713 , Reply# 6   5/11/2021 at 15:42 by Adam-aussie-vac ( Canberra, Australia )        
Oh awesome, although I did notice

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That I canít find any shop-vac Branded machines around here in Australia apart from used market, The last hardware store that actually sold shop Vac was Masters But they are long gone

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