Related to Dial N Deal: PA’s Shop-Vac Saved

You may recall whenever we’d get a Shop-Vac item on Dial N Deal, I’d proudly mention they’re based in Williamsport, PA and several of my relatives had worked for them in past. Last year, in great part due to the economic downturn from Covid, Shop-Vac announced it was closing it’s doors. Today, we had another Shop-Vac item, and I mentioned in passing I was sorry they were gone.  WRTA listener Greg from Roaring Spring called with the good news that a Chinese company just bought them, was going to reopen the Williamsport plant, and start re-hiring the former employees.  This is not the only American brand they’ve bought and re-opened, either.  I’ll take all the good news we can get.  Thanks, Greg!

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