That’s a LOT of Vacuum Cleaners

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In 1998, Tacony Corporation made the decision to move production of our very successful line of upright vacuum cleaners from the Far East to a factory in the United States.  Our senior management believed (and they were right!) that we could produce a better product, faster and at less cost, right here in Missouri.  With many other companies were moving their manufacturing out of this country, it was a bold move.

In the eight years since we built that first vacuum cleaner in St. James, in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks, along historic US Route 66,  our vacuum cleaner business has prospered.  Our vacs are considered to be among the finest in the world.

Yesterday morning, August 22, at 8:15 am, the ONE MILLIONTH VACUUM CLEANER came off the line.  That’s 1,000,000!  Six zeroes and two commas.  A whole lot of vacs.

Assuming the average vacuum cleaner is about 45" tall, one million units, laid end-to-end would reach from St. James, MO to San Antonio, TX, or Colorado Springs, CO.  They could form a line all the way from our factory in St. James to Thunder Bay, Ontario or to the Atlantic Ocean, or well out into the Gulf of Mexico.  No matter how you slice it, it’s a lot of vacs.Stjames_3

All of us at Tacony Corporation are extremely proud of Tacony Manufacturing. 
Our Award Winning, ISO certified manufacturing team produces consistently high quality products.  Their excellent manufacturing processes make it possible to maintain their high quality standards and allow our dealers to compete successfully with any vacuum on the market, regardless of where it’s manufactured.

Congratulations to Jim Fleming and his St. James team on this milestone.

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