Golden Hammer Profile: ShopVac

ShopVac's latest innovation is the UltraBlower Vac, a wet/dry vac and leaf blower in one.

ShopVac wouldn't be a household name today if it weren't for its tendency to continually invest in its future -- a tradition it has carried out over its 40-year-plus history.

"We continue to invest back into the company," explained SVP sales & marketing Larry Tempesco, reflecting on ShopVac's methods of maintaining its edge. "From manufacturing improvements to engineering updates and product improvements, all aimed at being the best in market."

The Williamsport, Pennsylvania-based company took home the 2014 Golden Hammer Award in the Floor Care category this year, but that's hardly a reason for the manufacturer to rest on its laurels. Instead, it'll continue upcycling its successes as fodder for future growth, perfecting an already oft-improved line of wet/dry vacuum cleaners made for some of the industry's toughest jobs, the company said.

More specifically, Tempesco pointed to improving ease of use, as well as providing specific units for specialized applications.

Of course, there's plenty about ShopVac that promises to stay the same -- and an excellent track record in service is a great place to start.

"We're noted for our service that we provide our retail accounts," added Tempesco. "We pride ourselves on on-time shipments that are 100% complete."

The above is one of a series of profiles recognizing this year's Golden Hammer Vendor winners, to appear on and in HCN Daily. Thirty-one Golden Hammer Vendor winners were honored this year at the 2014 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

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