Made in USA Certified is pleased to announce that Shop-Vac® has completed audits and has become a client of Made In USA Certified. They are committed to keeping manufacturing here in the United States, and are still the only large facility developing such a product here in the United States. “Having a manufacturing presence here in the United States is very, very important to Shop-Vac®, and we knew that consumers wanted a product that was made here. We saw the Made in USA Certified® program as a great opportunity to give our products more credibility through a third-party process,” says Larry Tempesco, VP of Sales and Marketing at Shop-Vac® Corporation. “This would give the marketplace confidence that the product being offered is truly made in the United States. With most of our competition going offshore, we already had a Made in USA logo on our product, and knew from our emails and feedback that this factor was important to our customers” states Tempesco.
Once lines of communication were opened between Made In USA Certified and Shop-Vac, it was clear that the relationship was a perfect fit. “After meeting with Shop-Vac® representatives, we quickly saw they were the type of firm that the Made in USA-Certified® program is tailored to,” says Robert Lowry of Made in USA-Certified, Inc. ® which is based in Boca Raton, Fla. “A legacy of American innovation and manufacturing, a willingness to offer US-made products for audited approval, and the sort of we-can-do-it attitude that has made this nation such a fantastic location for industry.”
“I believe that the credibility that a Made in USA Certified® seal brings is going to be a great benefit to us. I don’t need to tell you, but you will see a lot of packaging logos that say ‘Made in USA’ and when you look at the product itself, it is stamped Made in China. You can put a logo on anything…” Says Tempesco. Shop-Vac’s® commitment to the American worker and business stands above the fray; with the motto, ‘If it doesn’t say Shop-Vac®, keep shopping.” Shop-Vac® products are available through quality retailers nationwide or online; for more information on the Shop-Vac® line of wet/dry vacuums, accessories, and more, visit www.shopvac.com or call us them 570-326-3557.
Since 2008, Made in USA Certified, Inc. ® has been the nation’s leading independent third party certification source for “Made in USA”, “Product of USA”, “and Grown in USA,” or “Service in USA” seals. Made in USA-Certified® is constantly looking for success stories in American-made products and goods; if you believe your products may be eligible for this process, please contact Made in USA Certified® at 561-279-2855, or on the web at usa-c.com, for additional information.