Category Archives: Tacony Corporation News

Bucking the Trend

At Tacony, we love manufacturing and are trying to buck the trend.  We are proud to have brought manufacturing of our Simplicity and Riccar vacuums from Asia to St. James, MO and of our Koala sewing furniture from Australia to … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Baby Lock Tech 2009

  Last week, over 500 independent sewing retailers and staff attended our Baby Lock division’s annual dealer convention, Baby Lock Tech (or BLT). Although this was our 20th BLT, it was the first BLTduring these tough economic times and we … Continue reading

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Made in the USA II

As promised, we have a follow up posting to the one last week on vacuums that are made in America by Tacony. The posting contains all of the original broadcast and a follow up segment featuring John Kaido, Sr. Vice … Continue reading

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Made in the USA

Tacony recently got some great press on our Riccar and Simplicity vacuum cleaners that are made in our St. James, MO facility. One very interesting point in the segment is that Tacony is planning to actually increase manufacturing in St. … Continue reading

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The Dirty Truth – A Personal Testimonial

   I’m a big fan of testimonials.  It’s pretty easy to find good things to say about a product when you are writing an ad.  It‘s much more meaningful to have someone else use your product and then be willing … Continue reading

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You Can’t Keep a Good Factory Down Redux

It was exactly two years ago today that a tornado ripped through Tacony Corporation’s St. James manufacturing plant. I thought it would be appropriate to repeat a MYOB post on the plant’s rapid recovery on this anniversary date.  Here it … Continue reading

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Tacony Corporation to Acquire Sewing Center Supply Co., Inc. of Portland, Oregon

Tacony Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri and SCS, Sewing Center Supply Co., Inc. of Portland, Oregon have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for Tacony to acquire the assets of SCS on September 30, 2008.  Under the agreement, Tacony will … Continue reading

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One Reason Why Tacony Corporation Makes the World’s Best Vacuums

As you know, Tacony Corporation makes the best vacuum cleaners in the world right here in the Missouri Ozarks in St. James.  What you may not know is that stage 5 of the Tour of Missouri begins today in St. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ken Tacony

Question: How do you surprise a CEO who’s as involved in the everyday operation of the company as Ken Tacony? Answer:  It ain’t easy. But this morning the associates at the Tacony Corporation Corporate Centre in Fenton pulled it off.  … Continue reading

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More on Baby Lock Tech

From Starbucks in downtown St. Louis:  This is a brief post because I’m headed to a 2:00 class but I just wanted to reiterate my impressions from yesterday.  In a soft economy the optimism of our dealers is something!  As … Continue reading

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