Courtesy of Tacony Manufacturing
Simplicity and Riccar Vaccums
By Hannah Kiddoo
Tacony Manufacturing in St. James is the home of Simplicity and Riccar vacuums. Although these vacuums are found in specialty shops alone, they are made for convenience.
The Freedom model weighs only eight pounds and the OmniClean converts into a handheld device. The vacuums feature a large amount of metal detailing for durability along with top-of-the-line technology including upright vacuums that boast two motors and filtration systems that clean not only your carpet, but the surrounding air, as well.
After outsourcing to Taiwan for 10 years, the company opened the St. James plant in 1997 and continues operations there today. The site is also home to a vacuum museum and factory outlet with more than five hundred vacuums on display.