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We Learned from the Past and Now Moving Towards the Future

While we have spent nearly 10 years as a fun tourist stop along Highway 44, we believe the time has come to close the iconic Vacuum Cleaner Museum located in St. James, Missouri.

With the various online and digital options available to vacuum enthusiasts, we were experiencing a decline in physical attendance at the museum. We have decided to redirect those resources to promote regional awareness of the Riccar and Simplicity brands being produced in the St. James facility.

With this move, the intent is to enhance local retailer support across the country, while providing broader access and a superior shopper experience for consumers seeking to purchase the Riccar and Simplicity brands from their local retailers. Given this announcement, the museum's last open day is Friday, April 26th, 2019.

Tacony Corporation and Tacony Manufacturing are committed to producing the same high-quality vacuums at our St. James facility as in previous years and look forward to seeing additional innovative products and community events flowing from our St. James location as we build our Riccar and Simplicity brands.

We are thankful to the local St. James and vacuum enthusiast community for the support you've provided us through the years, while we will miss being a roadside stop along Highway 44, we are excited about the next chapter of innovation and community involvement stemming from this facility and home floor care division.