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Post# 5482   12/9/2006 at 13:22 (4,693 days old) by chicagopaul ()        

As we all know, American Hoover is gone.
However, for quite some time I have personally been trying to patronize American manufacturing as much as I can.
If a person wanted to buy a truly American vacuum cleaner or other floor-care device - who would they buy?
Currently I have an Oreck upright and Orbiter.I also buy all Oreck cleaning products. I DO NOT work for Oreck or anyone affiliated with Oreck.
I respect the way David Oreck took care of his people and factories during Katrina.
Can you vacuum-gurus elaborate as to what floor-care manufacturer to patronize to best perpetuate our American manufacturing base?





Post# 5520 , Reply# 1   12/10/2006 at 01:10 (4,692 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

This is getting more difficult-US vacuum builders are drying up-Oreck,Kirby,Rainbow,Filter Queen,TriStar,Miracle Mate are a few still made here-and at present Hoover,Eureka commercial.That leaves us primarily DTD "High End" vacuums.but another word --many of these vacuum builders are OUTSOURCING parts from China and other places.Like Kirby is having their main outer bags made in China.

Post# 5538 , Reply# 2   12/10/2006 at 13:01 (4,692 days old) by cirtcele ()        

Air-Way, too.

Tacony (Riccar & Simplicity) does final assembly here, with most components from Asian manufacturers like Daewoo.


Post# 5554 , Reply# 3   12/10/2006 at 18:22 (4,691 days old) by sudsmaster ()        
At Least, Buy North American?

My Eureka Commercial True Hepa C5712A is "assembled in Mexico". Well, at least it's closer than Shanghai.

It also works vrey well.


Post# 5568 , Reply# 4   12/10/2006 at 20:55 (4,691 days old) by dial-a-matic ()        
CHICAGOPAUL...

Do you like your upright? Do you find that it picks up well? which model do you have?

AB


Post# 5590 , Reply# 5   12/11/2006 at 18:25 (4,690 days old) by chicagopaul ()        
I like my Oreck upright a lot.

Yes, I like my Oreck upright a lot.
Have a new-construction house with all hardwood floors. Have some area rugs. Also have a cat and dog.
I bought the Oreck XL2310RSN. It is great on bare floors and works fine on the area rugs. Also, when I want to move to an upper floor I can just grab the thing and go. This is important as the house is large and I have a lot of area to cover.
I can't tell you what a boon it is to just grab the Oreck by the neck and run up the stairs with it. The Hoover Legacy (which I still have) just wasn't fun to lug around. Service is important and the Oreck store near Oakbrook Illinois is very helpful and convenient.


Post# 5633 , Reply# 6   12/12/2006 at 14:22 (4,690 days old) by rexairman ()        

Rexair LLC manufactures all the Rainbows sold in 106 countries worldwide at its Cadillac, MI plant. They build their own motors onsite, something most manufacturers don't do. After attending a factory sponsored service seminar (I operate an Authorized Rainbow Service Center) I am absolutely awed at the incredible amount of details that Engineering at the Cadillac plant address. I would say that they have to have the most comprehensive engineering program of any manufacturer. The development of the switched reluctance (brushless) motor on the new e2 is the most obvious, but I've learned about how materials changes in small parts, etc., have been implemented to improve reliability of even the most minute details. While I sell several American built lines, the Rainbow is my favorite, and the one built by the largest American manufacturer. And it's still American owned, though they sell 600,000 machines every year around the world.

Post# 5643 , Reply# 7   12/12/2006 at 20:23 (4,689 days old) by chicagopaul ()        
...Look to the Rainbow....

I am very glad to hear that Rainbow/Rexair supports the American worker! I'm also glad to spend more on a product if I know the company supports our own workers...
Their long persistence in this industry is a testimony to a job well done!





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