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Aug 20 2013

Crucial Vacuum Named Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America by Inc. Magazine

Today, Inc. Magazine has announced its annual list of America’s fastest growing private companies – and Crucial Vacuum is #1,301 on the Inc. 5000.

Ranking Inc 5000 Crucial Vacuum

Additionally, Crucial Vacuum ranked #40 on Inc.’s Top 100 New Jersey Businesses, as well as #72 on Inc.’s Top 100 Retail Companies. Joining a prestigious list of  brands like Pandora, Zappos, Microsoft, Facebook, Living Social, Clif Bar, OtterBox, and Patagonia., Crucial Vacuum is honored to be placed in such high regard from the business journal.

2013 Honors

Here at Crucial, we see this as a great achievement and a benchmark for our continued success in selling great vacuum filters, vacuum bags, and vacuum parts direct to the consumer for a fantastic price point! Additionally, we feel humbled by our great customers that have helped our brand reach this milestone and we assure you that we will continue to bring the same great level of customer service for years to come.

The 32nd Annual Inc. 5000 Conference will take place at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC the weekend of October 10th. Crucial Vacuum looks forward to the future while celebrating our great achievements of the past!

Jun 24 2013

HondaVac Vacuum Cleaner = No more Interior Car Washes?

Shopvac vacuums are not just for your garage any more. The next best thing is on the horizon; Honda is slated to release a 2014 Touring Elite model Odyssey with an optional vacuum cleaner, an industry first!  Co-developed with ShopVac, the HondaVAC  comes with various attachments, a replaceable Shopvac filter and canister bag, plus a hose they claim can reach virtually any area of the interior. I can only hope this feature filters down to various makes and models, because I can’t stand staring down stale French fries, loose change and other unmentionables stuck in hard-to-reach places in my car much longer. We’re confident that it’s quality will be top-notch, as is their extensive line of popular products that we carry replacement parts for, like the ShopVac Wet Dry cartridge filter. Crucial Vacuum is slated to provide parts for the HondaVAC in the future, so be sure to check our website for availability.

hondavac photo

hondavac photo

 

I was waiting patiently for an entry-level vehicle with a fridge in it, but it seems like that option will be exclusive to luxury rides for the foreseeable future. Check out our extensive line-up of Shopvac Bags and Shopvac filters and stay tuned for the Hondavac vacuum filter coming to our website soon!

Jun 18 2013

Oreck goes Bankrupt – Get your Oreck Vacuum Bags Here!

Oreck vacuum bags may be getting difficult to find. Oreck declared bankruptcy recently, however the Oreck family recently made a proposed bid of about $22M(USA today) for Oreck Corporation, and are as of now, the only bidder. This is big news for Oreck jobs spread across the country (more than 96 retail stores and franchised stores), because under current ownership, jobs have gone offshore.

Tom Oreck, former CEO and the son of founder David Oreck, said that his family’s goal is to “get the company back to its roots so it can be run based on family values, with a focus on U.S. manufacturing and a U.S. workforce.” Under current ownership, Oreck says emphasis has been removed from direct sales, which has been a company tradition for decades.

From our industry experience, the Oreck XL vacuum cleaner has been one of the best selling vacuum cleaners in the USA. So there’s a lot of saturation in the market, which means people are going to count on us to deliver them our branded oreck bags at a great price! We have a universal oreck bag which fits ALL Oreck XL vacuum cleaners ever made!

 8 Oreck Type CC Vacuum Bags;Fits ALL Oreck Vacuum XL Vacuum Cleaners; Compare to Oreck Vacuum Part # CCPK8, CCPK8DW ; Designed & Engineered by Crucial Vacuum

Oreck XL vacuum bags

Fits ALL Oreck XL vacuum cleaners

 

We support the Oreck family’s push for keeping American jobs here, manufacturing quality products and their commitment to their customers.  Although Oreck is in a transition phase, you can always count on Crucial Vacuum for less expensive Oreck  vacuum bags, oreck vacuum filters and oreck accessories, manufactured by us! And here’s the kicker; we offer free returns and shipping on every oreck vacuum bag along with oreck vacuum parts too!

Apr 24 2013

Crucial Vacuum REDESIGNED

Vroom! Crucial Vacuum Launches A Freshly Redesigned Website!

There is nothing more inspiring than a clean and beautifully designed website. Today we have officially launched our newly re-designed website designed to embody the our forward-thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of our customers.  Our homepage features a fresh design that offers better usability and navigation, allowing visitors to quickly find the information they are seeking. The site has a few crucial new features, including search, custom replenishment…shopping for your vacuum has never been this fun! 

Our products remain the same.  High quality at a low price.  Our service remains the same.  Free shipping and free returns.

Nov 9 2012

Fast Company Magazine Features Crucial Vacuum – Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

The true test of  character is how they stand during test of adversity – Unknown

After Hurricane Sandy broke our routine, we’re picking up business and going back to our normal work flow. The way we worked through Hurricane Sandy was a story to tell. Crucial Vacuum is featured in Fast Company magazine telling our story on how our team managed to work through the devastation.  The article speaks about the obstacles that Chad (our CEO) and the Crucial Vacuum team members joined at his home to fielding requests for our customers.  It also explains the uniqueness of our business model with our own brand vacuum parts and how Sandy disrupted it.

Without further ado, click the link below and scroll down to the Crucial Vacuum paragraph:

http://www.fastcompany.com/3002710/how-squarespace-grouper-and-east-coast-companies-worked-through-sandy

We’ve been very proactive with our customers through every step of the Sandy impact.

1. Facebook & Twitter have been updated throughout the process.

2. The header on our site was constantly updated and linked customers to more information on how the storm impacted our orders. www.crucialvacuum.com
The blog as you saw had been updated to further reach our customer audience.

3. We reached out to thousands of customers via email starting from 10/25 and continue to let them know about potential delays.

We are extremely proud of how the Crucial Vacuum team handled this crisis.  Our primary goal was to deliver the product our customers ordered and we did that by any means we had. Hurricane Sandy was a great test for Crucial Vacuum and the characteristics of the company truly shined in a time of a natural disaster.