When a lot of American Manufacturer’s are closing down their Factories in the USA and sending jobs overseas. The Tacony Company the makers of the the Riccar and Simplicity vacuum cleaner brands says count us out on that, already making all of their upright vacuum cleaners in their St James Missouri Factory are now in the process of expanding the factory to be able to build their Canister line here in the USA to. Could it be offering high quality vacuums at a great price be the secret to their success.
Now that I am getting real close to the mid century mark the big 50! and being in the vacuum industry for over have of those years got me reminiscing of how the vacuum industry has change in those 28 years. OK the first few years were a blur as my first job in the vacuum industry was a warehouse job unloading vacuum cleaners and supplies from large Semi Truck and stocking the parts to customer service for over hundreds of vacuum dealers from the west coast and now owing my own retail store for the last nine years.
One of the big change is the quality of the vacuum that we grew up with. A lot of the quality brands that were owned and made here in the USA are now owned and made in china and other Asian countries. Companies like Hoover, Dirt devil, Royal are now owned by a large Chinese Company TTI . ITS not that China can make quality products its the Chanel they the manufacturer’s use to sell their product The trend has been leaning toward a throw away society nurtured by by the big discount box stores competing for the lowest prices and as the price get lower ever year so goes the quality of vacuum that you will find at those big box store. So when looking at vacuums and you spot that brand that mother or maybe your grand mother might of owned its probably the same in name only ..
Another Trend that I see these day is in the change of the Quality of the local Vacuum Shop and their Owners, I remember in my early days in the vacuum industry that alot of Vacuum shops were consider vacuum repair shops and were a little dirty where today most Vacuum retail stores are clean and and sell quality vacuum but where you still get your old vacuum fixed. Todays most quality made Vacuum manufacturer’s will not sell their vacuum though discount big box stores, and can only be found though thier dealer network of small Independent vacuuum shops
The Tacony Company has done it again, by taking Consumers Report top rated light weight vacuum ( Riccar supralite and simplicity freedom) and adding a new model of the light weight line. While some manufacturers would of been satisfied with the top ranking, Tacony an American Company with a factory located in Saint James Missouri once again shows it commitment to to make top quality vacuum cleaners
The new model now comes with a metal brush roller with the option to customize the brush strips for the type of carpet you have
Also it comes with a hall Sensor jam protector which give you a lifetime belt warranty never buy another belt for your vacuum
The Tacony ( Riccar or Simplicity ) number one rated lite weight rated vacuum cleaner are only sold at local Independent Vacuum Shops. So find a local dealer in your area and get a demo of the best light weight vacuum cleaner on the market
Well I finally Made it back for a update
For the last month I have been working on Vacuum Cleaner review section for the Vacuum Cleaner Alliance
Web Site and in my spare time running my Retail store ok actually the retail store a full time job. I now have the Consumer Vacuum Review section up and working. You can access it from anywhere on the dealer locator section or here on the Blog section on the menu on the right under Vac-opinion
I belive the Consumer Vacuum Review section will be an inportant tool for us as dealers, manufactures and you the consumers to learn and hear from others that has first hand experiance with a particular Vacuum Brand and model couple with this information and an Independent Vacuum cleaner dealer expert Can help into narrowing down the right vacuum for your needs.
So If You would like to share your experiance with other on a vacuum brand good or bad and would like to voice your opinion to help us the Dealers , Manufactures and other Consumers know the pros and cons
please feel free to write your own review