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Tacony Corporation has demonstrated unwavering stability and consistent growth since its founding in 1946. This long-term success can be attributed to a strong ethical stance, diversification and smart business practices.

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What began in Nick Tacony's basement has grown internationally. At Tacony Corporation, we're continuously exploring new avenues through which to expand our market reach, grow the bottom line and serve more customers, better.

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Tacony Corporation began as a family business and remains a family business, even as its reach expands worldwide. As a third generation of the Tacony family takes the lead, we remain focused on extending that sense of family to retailers, consumers and associates.

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Our consumers remain the heart and soul of everything we do. That's why we strive to provide superior communication and support to every customer before, during and after the sale‐whether by phone, web, email or social media.

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The cornerstone of our business is providing superior products and services to our retailers and consumers in ways that make it easy to do business with us. At the same time, we move forward with smart, conservative choices that ensure long-term fiscal health.

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Tacony has diversified into four core divisions: sewing, home floor care, commercial floor care, and ceiling fans and lighting. Each division targets a distinct customer base, but all play to the unique strengths of our business model.

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Tacony Corporation demonstrates strong leadership not only in entrepreneurship, but in philanthropy. Over the years, we've supported a number of charitable efforts that have changed countless lives and improved the communities in which we do business.

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"Share the love and success the Tacony team has for our motto: tradition, teamwork and trust."

In 1946, Nick Tacony invested his entire savings in used machines, motors and parts and began a business selling and servicing sewing machines from the basement of his home. Nick Tacony soon became a leader among sewing machine entrepreneurs. By wholesaling sewing machines, accessories and other merchandise to retailers, he established a nationwide network of Tacony distribution centers. Ken Tacony joined his father in the business in 1970, and with a solid foundation in place, Tacony Corporation began to market and sell diversified products inside and outside the sewing industry. Tacony has become the preferred source for independent retailers by offering access to a wider range of products, parts and services that enable business owners to operate more efficiently and profitably in their markets

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KRISTI TACONY HUMES
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"Build business relationships that feel like family."
Sold exclusively through Authorized Independent Retailers, Baby Lock offers machines to enhance the “Love of Sewing” in its customers.

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Koala Studios brings beauty and optimal space to any sewing room. This fine sewing furniture is designed by sewing and craft professionals. Once designed, the studios are made to order by furnishing experts in the United States.

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Tacony is the exclusive North American distributor of Madeira premium home sewing threads. Madeira offers quality threads for all types of sewing including quilting, embroidery and garment sewing.

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The focus of the Tacony Sewing Central sales division is to have a staff of trained “specialists” to handle over 60,000 items. Tacony Sewing Central is the largest wholesaler in the country of designs available on CD or downloadable.

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Tacony Industrial Sewing is a primary importer and distributor for most popular brands of industrial sewing equipment. Customers use Tacony as a convenient one-stop shop for all of their industrial sewing needs. Tacony carries everything from commercial sewing and quilting machines and stands to industrial irons and cutting equipment.

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Regency is a major distributor and designer of ceiling fans, ceiling fan lighting, and accessories. The Regency fan line is marketed through premium lighting retailers and electrical supply distribution. Regency has positioned itself firmly on the leading edge of today's ceiling fan suppliers by being value based, offering cutting edge features and consistent quality that revolve around style and taste.
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Simplicity is saving good people from bad vacuums with American-made products, patented Tandem Air Technology, and metal parts where they matter most.

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Riccar vacuums represent the highest standards in design, material, and durability. They offer exceptional filtration and cleaning ability, plus unique specialty features.

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Vac Pros provides retailers an easy way to order all of the products and parts for a variety of vacuum cleaners. It is also the exclusive distributor of Fuller Brush vacuums and CleanMax commercial vacuums.

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Powr-Flite has been a leader in the commercial floor care industry for over 35 years, manufacturing and distributing a full line of equipment, parts, chemicals, accessories and supplies...everything for the commercial cleaner all in one convenient location.

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CFR designs and manufactures a complete range of carpet cleaning systems and high performance specialty tools with innovative patented technology radically different from other cleaning systems. Continuous Flow Recycling technology provides superior cleaning, faster dry times and higher productivity.

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Tornado Industries, located in West Chicago, Illinois, has been a leading developer of floor care equipment since 1927. Tornado specializes in tackling the unique cleaning challenges of hospitals, public transportation, educational facilities and more.

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The Truvox International Ltd. Company in Millbrook, Southampton, U.K., offers a vast range of cleaning and maintenance products for hard and soft floors, including rotary floor polishers, scrubbers, dryers, carpet extractors and vacuum cleaners.

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Established in 1997 Tacony Manufacturing in St. James, Missouri proudly manufactures vacuum cleaners for household and commercial use. Our first-hand knowledge of what makes American homes unique helps us design, engineer and assemble world-class vacuums perfectly suited for cleaning homes right here in the good old U.S. of A.
Founded in 1972, Mac Molding takes pride in supplying manufacturers with custom injection molding and related manufacturing services that exceed expectations. Our customer testimonials indicate they are consistently impressed with the efficiency of our molding processes, the skill of our team, and the refinement of each finished product.

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"To profitably grow our leadership position in the industries we serve"
Kristi Tacony Humes
Chief Executive Officer
Kristi has held positions in virtually every business unit and department, learning and growing with the business over 22 years. She's built valuable experience in strategic planning , marketing and management that has helped strengthen the company's position in the marketplace. As CEO, she continues the longstanding commitment to excellence in business and corporate culture.
"Focus on benefiting the employees. The employees will take care of the customers who in turn will bring financial success to the shareholders."
BABY LOCK SUPPORTS SEWISTS IN ISOLATION WITH SEW IN THIS TOGETHER
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SIMPLICITY VACUUMS SHIFTS TO MASS MARKET AVAILABILITY
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Baby Lock Supports Sewists in Isolation With Sew in This Together

March, 2020 - Philanthropy

MARCH 2020 – St. Louis, MO.

During these unprecedented times, Baby Lock has introduced Sew In This Together, a program designed to help people make it through the day through a shared love of sewing.

As part of the program, Baby Lock is offering 60 days free of its SEWED online classes for sewists across the United States and Canada. The classes cover a broad spectrum of topics, including sewing basics, new techniques and projects of all kinds.  

“At Baby Lock, we know the true power of sewing and how it can bring us all together. We hope these video classes will provide opportunities to learn new skills, act as stress relief and even serve as a way to make gifts for others,” said Baby Lock Director of Sewing Susanne Voss.

The free classes can be accessed anywhere on any internet connected device in any room of the house.

In addition, Baby Lock is encouraging sewists to make and donate homemade face masks. The masks can be made from thick, breathable cotton, found in a variety of materials around the house like t-shirts, dish towels and pillowcases. A step-by-step walkthrough video is available. The video, along with the instructions and pattern, can be found on the Baby Lock blog at https://babylock.com/learn-and-create/inspiration/face-masks. The page also includes access to patterns as well as a list of organizations in need of masks.

“We know our sewers love to help those in need and today is no different,” Voss said. “We have had over 14,000 visits to our blog page since we posted our video. That demonstrates their readiness.”

For more information and to sign up for free SEWED online video classes, visit babylock.com/60-days-free.

 

About Baby Lock: 

Baby Lock has been a leader in the sewing industry for 50 years. Today, the company offers a full line of easy-to-use, state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, sergers and accessories, and industry-leading service and support. Baby Lock products are sold exclusively through independent retailers.

Baby Lock USA is brought to you by Tacony Corporation®. 

Baby Lock Brings the Love of Sewing to Charities Nationwide

November, 2019 - Philanthropy

November 2019 – St. Louis, MO – Throughout 2019, Baby Lock has donated sewing, embroidery, and quilting machines to a variety of charities in need across the country. These organizations have found unique and creative ways to use sewing to further their missions and bring aid to those in need.

“At Baby Lock, we have a commitment to supporting charitable work that ties into our core values, including a shared love of sewing,” said Director of Baby Lock Brand Marketing Susanne Voss.  “These organizations are a perfect match for our philosophy and we’re proud to support their efforts.”

The Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation is a nonprofit organization that provides service-enriched programs for residents of low income housing communities across the country. Baby Lock donated two sewing machines for senior resident sewing classes, quilting and other weekly sewing projects onsite. For more information, visit www.rainbowhousing.org.

The Super Sam Foundation is dedicated to fighting childhood cancer through advocacy, awareness, research funding and support for those in the fight. Sam, the founding hero, had a wish: help “All the Kids” and that is what the Super Sam Foundation strives to in his memory. Baby Lock provided a quilting machine for the foundation's charity gala silent auction. To learn more, go to www.supersamfoundation.com.

The Canine Services Training Center provides service dogs to veterans, first responders, and Individuals that suffer from emotional, neurological, and physical disorders. To help cut volunteer costs, Baby Lock donated a sewing and embroidery machine to make service dog patches and embroider shirts for staff and resale. See more at www.facebook.com/K9STC/.

Lafayette House is a women’s shelter and drug rehabilitation center for abused women and children. Residents can participate in SewFun, a weekly sewing class, where they make small usable items for their families, including tote bags, pillows, pillowcases aprons and small quilts. The charity has been using second- or third-hand discarded sewing machines, Baby Lock provided two new machines as replacements.

Baby Lock donated a machine to the art program at Abilities United. The charity provides access for artists with developmental disabilities to the Bay Area art community by selling and exhibiting their work in public spaces, businesses and institutions. To learn more, visit www.abilitiesunited.org/program/enrichment-services/art-program/

The EAST (Education Accelerated by Service and Technology) program at Hellstern Middle School in Springdale, Arkansas received software and an embroidery machine from Baby Lock. They’ll be used to embroider patches that displays a police officer's blood type on their vest. When an officer is hurt, conventional tests to determine blood type can take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes. These patches will allow the responding paramedics to know the officer's blood type instantly.

“Each of these organizations show how sewing can be used to make lives better — many of them in ways Baby Lock hadn’t thought of before,” Voss said. “We’re all very impressed by their efforts.”

 

About Baby Lock:

Baby Lock has been a leader in the sewing industry for 50 years. Today, the company offers a full line of easy-to-use, state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, sergers and accessories, and industry-leading service and support. Baby Lock products are sold exclusively through independent retailers.

Baby Lock USA is brought to you by Tacony Corporation®. 

 

Simplicity Vacuums Shifts to Mass Market Availability

February, 2019 - Industry News

ST. LOUIS (February 2019) - For the first time in the brand’s 30-year history, Simplicity Vacuums are now available in a variety of mass-market and online retailers.

“We’ve been the best kept secret in clean for three decades,” Tacony Home Floor Care Director of Marketing KC Grun said. “And now that secret is out.”

Grun said the products will begin appearing in a variety of big box retailers and will also include three new products including a bagless upright that is great for pets.

"We've been looking to round out the Simplicity brand to include vacuums customers have been requesting and to fill a gap for products we didn't have," Grun said. "We're launching a cordless wand vacuum. It's long overdue. It's always been about finding simple vacuuming solutions for consumers."

Grun stressed that Simplicity’s high-standards of quality will not change.

“Our engineers and structural designers scrutinize every detail of our vacuums to make sure they’re durable cleaning machines. Each and every part of them is the best it can be.”

For more information or to carry Simplicity Vacuums contact Bill Violand at b.violand@tacony.com or 813-309-0897.
 

About Simplicity Vacuums:
Simplicity Vacuums, a division of Tacony Corporation, is focused on one thing: building exceptional vacuums. Offering a full line of powerful cleaning machines with modern features, Simplicity Vacuums can be found at authorized retailers or SimplicityVac.com.

Tacony Corporation Announces New Cto

February, 2019 - New Hires

FEBRUARY, 2019 – FENTON, MO. Tacony Corporation has announced its new Chief Technology Officer: Christine Freed.

In addition to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and leadership, Freed’s diverse strategic and results-oriented experience includes a wide range of technological knowhow that will continue to prepare Tacony Corporation to adapt to a variety of ever-changing digital needs now and into the future.

She comes to Tacony from Duke Manufacturing where she was responsible for the end to end technology for global operations. Tacony Corporation CEO Kristi Tacony Humes said Freed was a natural fit for the company.

“From planning a long-term roadmap, implementing new and maintaining current systems, Christine led a team at Duke for 18 years which included upgrading and implementing Epicor, the same ERP system we use,” Tacony Corporation CEO Kristi Tacony Humes said. “We’re so happy she decided to come aboard. As part of the Executive Team, Christine will be able to take our technology platform to the next level and provide our employees and customers with the best possible experience.”

 

About Tacony Corporation

Founded in 1946, Tacony Corporation is a privately held manufacturing and distribution company that provides your world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home. With more than 550 associates in 12 offices around the world under the leadership of CEO Kristi Tacony Humes, Tacony’s mission is to create long-lasting relationships that are based on trust and feel like family. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.

Tacony Announces New Sewing Vp

February, 2019 - New Hires

FEBRUARY 2019, FENTON, MO — Tacony Corporation has added a new executive to its leadership team: Vice President of Retail Sales Rob Wesolich.

Wesolich comes to Tacony from Kent Corporation where he served as Director of Sales for their Nutrition Group and Regional Sales Manager for their Pet Group. In his role at Tacony, he is responsible for driving independent retailer success, managing the Regional Sales Managers and fleshing out product development for Tacony’s sewing division. He will oversee Baby Lock, Koala furniture and other sewing product-related brands.

“We’re excited to have Rob,” said Andy Touchette, Senior Vice President Retail Sales. “Among other things, he will influence and collaborate with marketing, product development and operations that’ll help steer future growth with our retail sales. His experience will be invaluable.”

 

About Tacony Corporation

Founded in 1946, Tacony Corporation is a privately held manufacturing and distribution company that provides your world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home. With more than 550 associates in 12 offices around the world under the leadership of CEO Kristi Tacony Humes, Tacony’s mission is to create long-lasting relationships that are based on trust and feel like family. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.

Tacony Corporation Announces New Technology Leaders

February, 2019 - New Hires

  

Pam Jordan and Jayme O'Renic

FEBRUARY 2019, FENTON, MO — Tacony Corporation has added two new executives to its technology team: Pam Jordan, Senior Vice President of E-commerce for the Direct to Consumer channel and Jayme O’Renic, Senior Director of E-Commerce and Digital Strategy for Nancy’s Notions located in Beaver Dam, WI.

“Pam has the visionary leadership and excitement to drive digital sales and profitability, experience in managing strategic e-commerce partnerships and the ability to inspire and lead our current and future team members,” said Tacony CEO, Kristi Tacony Humes.

Jordan brings almost 20 years of experience in digital marketing and e-commerce to Tacony from a variety of industries. She has implemented multichannel marketing and e-commerce strategies for companies including Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Nestlé Purina Petcare, Thomasville Furniture and New Balance. She has also consulted with Fortune 100 companies including Pepsi, Crate and Barrel, Nordstrom and Target. 

O’Renic will be responsible for driving the growth of the Nancy’s Notions brand through Direct to Consumer sales channels along with increasing loyalty of the Nancy’s Notions consumers.

“Jayme’s experience in e-commerce and new customer acquisition will be invaluable to the Nancy’s Notions team,” Jordan said.

She comes to Tacony from OneSpace where she served as VP, Client Strategy. Prior to that, she served as Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at Build-A-Bear. 

About Tacony Corporation

Founded in 1946, Tacony Corporation is a privately held manufacturing and distribution company that provides your world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home. With more than 550 associates in 12 offices around the world under the leadership of CEO Kristi Tacony Humes, Tacony’s mission is to create long-lasting relationships that are based on trust and feel like family. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.

About Nancy’s Notions

Founded in 1979 after Nancy Zieman discovered her students shared her struggle to find quality notions and materials, Nancy’s Notions began as a one-woman mail order company that grew into a multi-channel retailer serving sewing, quilting, and embroidery enthusiasts around the world. To learn more, visit nancysnotions.com.

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