Include vacuum stores as essential to offer disinfectants, toilet paper & more locally.
In this time of emergency there is one very small industry of retailers that should remain open to help local communities: the independent vacuum (Sew & Vac) stores.
In America there are around 2,000 small mom and pop vacuum stores. Many offer jansan (janitorial supply) products such as toilet paper, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and more that their local community is in desperate need of at this time.
Cleary Brothers Vacuum of Bargersville, Indiana:
A-1 Vacuum in Missoula, Montana:
Many are veteran owned and operated such as:
Dennis Prine owner of Mac’s Vacs of Lewiston, Idaho:
Ray York owner of Fenton Sew and Vac of Fenton, Missouri:
Many are even offering curbside service and pick-up and delivery for supplies.
I urge you to please add “retail vacuum stores” to your essential list of permitted businesses allowed to remain open during this time of crisis facing our nation and the world. They are a vital piece of the puzzle to help prevent spreading of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus.
President - Independent Vacuum Associated Resources LLC