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.
It has been almost a month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The school, the town of Newton, CT and the nation is still recovering from the devastation and heartbreak.
When any tragedy happens it’s sad, but this one we felt very close to our hearts given that it happened at a elementary school. For us at Crucial Vacuum, it was a difficult day but our business had to carry on. While we were picking and packing orders and doing what we do to WOW our customers, we came across an order for Pam, a resident of Newtown, CT. Abdul, our warehouse manager said “I would like to write Pam a caring message regarding what happened in her town.” I liked the way Abdul was thinking and gave him the OK to do it!
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.
We’ve all seen the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. People continue to be displaced with no electricity, no gas and major flooding. One of the towns that was severely impacted was Little Ferry, NJ, which happens to be where our headquarters is located. Our business office and warehouse were closed for one week after the hurricane.
Now that electricity and internet are running in our HQ, we are back to work but people in across the tri-state area still need our help.
Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families that have been affected. We hope you and your families are safe. All of our staff members are on the east coast and understand how stressful a time this can be.
Crucial Vacuum’s headquarters are in Little Ferry, NJ. Our office and warehouse are on the Hackensack River and our entire town was severely impacted by the storm. Thousands had to evacuate. Our office is currently without power and it is closed until further notice. Since our offices are at the top of a hill, we are hopeful that there was no interior damage. Though we haven’t been able to get into our warehouse due to the lake that is parked currently in front of it at the moment. See the picture below. We do however, hope the water recedes quickly with a little sun and look to our power being restored to our warehouse very soon.