Pictured are Tacony National Sales Manager trio Jeff Pease, Bill Violand and Saul Esparza.

September 2016 – St. Louis, MO – The diversified company Tacony Corporation continues moving forward to meet strategic goals for future growth and expansion. Restructuring of the leadership team is part of the process. A long term succession plan is underway at Tacony, which includes the recent selection of a new Chief Financial Officer.

Local, state and federal officials gathered at Tacony Manufacturing in St. James on May 25 to celebrate the company's 70th anniversary. The company was honored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Missouri Senate.

Tacony Manufacturing of St. James, Missouri, has been selected as winner in the 15th annual Rural Missouri Readers’ Choice Awards in the category of Best Made in Missouri Product. The manufacturing plant, which employs approximately 120 people in a town of fewer than 4,200 people, produces Simplicity, Riccar and Maytag vacuum cleaners for worldwide distribution.

CEO Ken Tacony and his daughter, Executive Vice President Kristi Humes, both transition into new roles, as the company celebrates a hallmark year.

Tacony Corporation has been named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces of 2015. The list, published June 28, singles out the company’s “family culture” as the benefit most cited by associates surveyed. Tacony Corporation was listed at No. 25 in the midsize employer category.

The 2014 Sacred Sewing Room Tour Comes to a Close with Five Completed Makeovers in Five Cities Across the Country

How do traditions start? The first time around the event has to be memorable enough to want to do it again. The next time it should be as good if not better than the first. By this logic, it seems that the city of St. James might have a new summer tradition in the works. The Vacuum Museum’s 2014 “Scoops and a Movie” event was an even bigger success than last year’s event with over 250 people in attendance.

The multi-faceted company Tacony Corporation has recently made strides to ensure its success in the future. To keep up with growth and increased sales efforts, Tacony has implemented a search for a new ERP system. Additionally, Mike McLean has joined the company as Chief Information Officer to support the initiative.

Each year at the VDTA Convention, Tacony Corporation is represented by an array of home floor care and sewing brands. This year, Tacony had an entire “street” that was packed with enthusiastic retailers. All in all the show was a success, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of the many retailers who stopped by the Tacony booths. “We had a tremendous show,” John Kaido, Tacony Senior Vice President of Home Floor Care Sales, said. “It was great to see so many of our dealers, hear first-hand what they think of our new products, and thank them for their great support.” Thank you to everyone who made it out to Las Vegas for the convention. If you couldn’t make the show this year, keep reading to see what you missed.

With the announcement that Ray Queen, former Baby Lock Vice President & Chief of Sales, was retiring the search to find his replacement began. As Queen transitioned out, Andy Touchette was training to take his place.

FENTON, MO— For over 66 years, a private, family-owned company has thrived by supporting independent retailers. Tacony Corporation prides itself in building lasting relationships with its customers, and one way to do this is through exclusive retailer training. Now, as part of this continual customer support, Tacony will celebrate the opening of the Tacony Achievement Center, a state-of-the-art training facility. The ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by refreshments and tours, will take place on November 28 at 5:00 p.m.

ST. JAMES, MO—Out of more than 7,000 Missouri manufacturers, Tacony Corporation was recognized as the Make it in America Manufacturer of the Week on May 3, 2012.

This year, Tacony Corporation is proud to celebrate its 65th Anniversary. Tacony has spent decades offering independent retailers popular brands such as Baby Lock sewing machines, Riccar and Simplicity vacuums and Koala Studios. Tacony knows that its success is dependant on the success of its customers and has maintained the culture of customer service introduced by its founder.

ST. JAMES, MO — Historic Route 66 is the perfect location for its newest roadside attraction — a vacuum cleaner museum. This Mother Road is known for entertaining and educational venues and the new museum will deliver both in great fashion. The Vacuum Cleaner Museum will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, August 27th with a ribbon cutting ceremony and ice cream social. The celebration begins at 1:30 pm. The museum is located at Tacony Manufacturing, home of Riccar and Simplicity vacuum production.

ST. LOUIS, MO - 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.

St. Louis, MO — Ken Tacony, CEO, announced today that Tacony Corporation has acquired the assets of Mac Molding Company and that Lance Loeffelman, the owner of Mac Molding Company, Inc., has signed a long-term employment agreement to continue running Mac Molding’s operations. “We have used many injection molding companies over the years, but none has been better able to consistently deliver the high-quality, highly-finished parts required for our vacuums than Mac Molding. We are very excited to have Lance and his staff join our Company”, Tacony said.

Tacony Corporation Celebrates Six DecadesA Family Tradition for Sixty Years...

ST. LOUIS ― Tacony Corporation, the manufacturer of Riccar and Simplicity vacuum cleaners, recently received 9001:2000 approval from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to become officially registered.

St. James, MO - Congresswoman JoAnn Emerson today presented the 2002 Missouri Impact Award to Ken Tacony, President of Tacony Corporation of Fenton, Missouri. The award is sponsored by Missouri Enterprise, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to helping Missouri businesses succeed, and recognized Tacony for its excellence in continuous improvement of manufacturing in the state of Missouri.

ST. LOUIS ― Tacony Corporation, a leading distributor and manufacturer of sewing machines and vacuum cleaners, recently won the 2003 Missouri Industry of the Year Award in the small company classification.

ST. LOUIS, MO; May 18,1999 - This year's Economic Development Conference recognizes Missouri's "Most Valuable Players" with nine awards in various categories honoring individuals or organizations that positively changed the face of Missouri's economy. Tacony Corporation is the recipient of the 1999 Governor's Small Business of the Year Award. The award was presented on Tuesday, May 18th at the Governor's Economic Development Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks.