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Vác (väts), Ger. Waitzen (vīˈtsən), town (1991 est. pop. 33,858), N central Hungary, on the Danube River. A commercial center producing textiles, footwear, cement, and tools, it is also a favorite summer resort of Budapest residents. Dating from Roman times, Vác was made (1008) a bishopric by St. Stephen. It has an 18th-century cathedral, an episcopal palace, and an 18th-century triumphal arch. The name was formerly spelled Vacz or Vacs.
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a city and port in northern Hungary, in the megye (county) of Pest, on the left bank of the Danube. Population, 29,000 (1967). It has the country’s largest plant for the production of cement and lime. Manufactures include textiles (cotton, silk, and tricot) and photochemicals. There are also electronics and ship-building enterprises.

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(Volts Alternating Current) See volt and AC.
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In these cases, the mud is collected in the MEGA VAC and transported back to the reclaimer for processing.
We're not talking Ferrari, but vac shapes, colors and silhouettes are consistently among the freshest things on the home furnishings selling floor.
Black & Decker will emphasize the Double Action DustBuster line it introduced early this year and Royal will feature the Dirt Devil Ultra Hand Vac.
Eureka highlighted its translucent Ultra Smart Vac, priced at $199 and due in June, which sports a new design, clear brush roll (the translucent craze is indeed spreading) and is usable on bare floors and carpets.
The Go Vac has no on/off switch; rather, users tilt the handle back and the unit operates.
In addition, Hoover is positioning the line as meeting a consumer's "demand for heavyweight performance in lightweight stick vacs."
Hoover's strategy centers on offering value-added features on all its stick and hand vacs, including corded and cordless models.
Again, these are stick vacs that are equipped with value-added features such as easy-to-empty dirt cups and brush rolls for use on carpet or hard-surfaced floors.
As for displays, offering out-of-box models and header cards is important to retailers looking to bolster their vac sales.
Bissell debuted via direct response a ProLite upright vac, which included a full-size canister, the ProPartner.
The Easy Vac has a 4-amp motor and can be converted into a canister.
Samsung will display its line of Quiet Storm vacs, which includes uprights and canisters.