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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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DIVERSIFIED
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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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NICK TACONY
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Ken Tacony
KEN TACONY
Executive Chairman
Kristi Tacony Humes
KRISTI TACONY HUMES
Chief Executive Officer
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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 are beautifully designed and assembled in the Midwest. Built with the finest materials, these luxury spaces feature structural elements and configuration options that support all brands of machines and sewing genres.

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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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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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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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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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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."
TACONY CORPORATION UNVEILS NEW BABY LOCK SEWING PRODUCTS
Industry News
SIMPLICITY S65 VACUUM FEATURED ON DESIGNING SPACES
Press Releases
TACONY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
New Hires
TACONY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES NEW SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING
New Hires
SEWING INTERESTS AND SALES 'SERGE' WITH NEW MAKERS
Industry News

Tacony Corporation Unveils New Baby Lock Sewing Products

August, 2021 - Industry News

ST. LOUIS (Aug. 24, 2021) – Tacony Corporation has introduced a new Baby Lock product lineup from its Tacony Sewing Division. The new product line showcases the revolutionary and cutting-edge technology that sewing enthusiasts have come to expect from Baby Lock sewing products.

“Our new lineup of sewing machines and accessories currently available to our retailers and consumers make sewing, quilting and embroidering simple, fast and efficient,” said Susanne Voss, director of brand marketing, Tacony Sewing Division. “The new Baby Lock products are packed with features take allow sewers, quilters and embroiders to focus on their craft instead of tinkering with a machine.”

Key new products include:

 

Chorus Quilting and Sewing Machine

  • With 771 built-in stitches, users have many creative options. From numerous utility stitches to decorative ones, users can find something for every project.
  • The Sensor Pen tells the machine exactly where you want your needle and stitches positioned. You can use the pen to designate stitch width, placement, and a stopping point on your fabric.
  • A built-in Guide Beam also makes continuous stitching easy to keep straight.

 

Ballad Quilting and Sewing Machine

  • With 771 built-in stitches, users have many creative options. From numerous utility stitches to decorative ones, users can find something for every project.
  • Comfortably quilt with the Ballad’s large throat space. 11.25 inches to the right of the needle leaves room for thick projects and bigger quilts.
  • With the new Compact Digital Dual-Feed System you will have 7.0 mm clearance for stitching on multiple layers or high loft fabrics. A total of 36 utility and decorative stitches can now be used with this foot.

 

Array Multi-needle Embroidery Machine

  • With six needles, users will love how quickly they can embroider large, multi-colored designs; projects can be finished without excessive thread changes between jobs.
  • Use the crosshair positioning laser to preview the position of the embroidery design. Then adjust the position and angle for precise alignment. Embroidery will be perfectly placed every time.
  • Keep track of a project’s progress with this convenient feature that alerts a user’s phone when the bobbin needs to be changed, if a thread breaks, if a thread needs to be changed and when stitching is done.

 

Vesta Embroidery and Sewing Machine

  • With 301 built-in stitches, users have many creative options. From numerous utility stitches to decorative ones, users can find something for every project.
  • With 293 built-in embroidery designs, users will always find inspiration in the Vesta.
  • Stitch bigger embroidery designs and enjoy less re-hooping with a large embroidery field - 6-1/4 inches x 10-1/4 inches.

 

Flare Embroidery Machine

  • With 293 built-in embroidery designs, users will always find inspiration in the Flare.
  • Stitch bigger embroidery designs and enjoy less re-hooping with a large embroidery field - 6-1/4 inches x 10-1/4 inches.
  • By using Design Database Transfer, users can easily send their designs from their computers to the machine. Also, when WLAN connection is enabled, users will receive notifications when new updates are available for your machine.

In addition to the new machines, several new Baby Lock accessories are available exclusively at Baby Lock retailers, including easy-to-use magnetic embroidery hoops, quilting soles and more.

To learn more about the new Baby Lock products, visit www.babylock.com.

 

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 350 associates in eight 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.

Simplicity S65 Vacuum Featured on Designing Spaces

July, 2021 - Press Releases

June 29, 2021, St. Louis, MO – We always knew the Simplicity® S65 vacuum was a star, and now it truly is! On July 30 and August 5 at 7:30 a.m. EDT, the S65 Cordless Multi-Use Vacuum is making its national television debut on the home improvement show Designing Spaces airing on Lifetime TV.

When the Carvajal family in Florida needed a simpler and more convenient way to clean up after their triplets and two dogs with a single vacuum, they looked to the pros at Simplicity and selected the S65 vacuum.

Kristi Tacony Humes, CEO of Tacony Corporation, maker of Simplicity Vacuums, and Director of Business Development Josh May visited the Carvajals in their Florida home to talk about how to keep a healthy home and to demonstrate why the Simplicity S65 is the perfect solution. Not only does it filter at high efficiency with its HEPA media filter, but also its versatility - converting from a stick vacuum to a handheld vacuum. Plus, it’s perfect for cleaning small apartments to large multi-level homes. Cordless and lightweight, the Simplicity S65 has three models available with just the right tools to customize cleaning.


Step inside the Carvajal’s home and meet the family along with Kristi and Josh on Designing Spaces airing on Lifetime.

Learn more about the Simplicity S65 models by visiting Simplicityvac.com.

 

About Simplicity Vacuums:

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

 

Tacony Corporation Announces New Chief Financial Officer

March, 2021 - New Hires

FENTON, Mo. - March 2021 — Tacony Corporation, a privately held manufacturer and distributor that provides the world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home, announced today that Shannon Wilson has been named chief financial officer.

Wilson comes to Tacony with more than 20 years of financial experience in both public and private sectors. Most recently, she served as CFO for Jim’s Formal Wear, a national wholesaler and distributor in the men’s formal wear industry. Prior to that she held CFO positions in the software development and marketing services industries.

“Shannon brings a burst of energy, a curious and strategic mindset, and vast experience from previous roles similar to what we do at Tacony – family business, multi-channel distribution, and international and ecommerce sales,” said Kristi Tacony Humes, CEO, Tacony Corp. “Her collaborative nature, strong leadership and mentorship expertise are a great fit for Tacony.”

Wilson joins Tacony beginning in March 2021.

“Tacony has such a strong history and tradition of providing quality products and services, and taking care of its customers and employees,” said Wilson. “At the same time, there’s excitement and passion for the future with a focus on growth, exceeding expectations, and finding better ways in all they do. I can’t imagine a more exciting time to be joining the Tacony family.”

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Wilson earned her undergraduate degree from St. Louis University and has remained rooted in the St. Louis area.

 

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 350 associates in eight offices around the world under the leadership of CEO Kristi Tacony Humes, Tacony prides itself on building long-lasting business relationships that are based on trust and feel like family. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.

Tacony Corporation Announces New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

January, 2021 - New Hires

FENTON, MO. - January 2021 — Tacony Corporation, a privately held manufacturer and distributor that provides the world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home, announced today that Ryan Wesselschmidt has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Previously based in Stockholm, Sweden, Wesselschmidt comes to Tacony after 20 years with Husqvarna Group, the world’s largest supplier of outdoor power equipment, where he was global vice president of sales and service. In addition to developing sales territories and managing direct sales channels in the U.S., Wesselschmidt built a first-in-class sales force, expanded markets throughout the emerging markets, and gained extensive market share across Europe.

“Ryan’s leadership principles – personal accountability, collaboration, and customers first always – align closely with Tacony’s core values,” said Kristi Tacony Humes, CEO, Tacony Corp. “As we approach 75 years in business, we are building a team to help us fulfill our mission to exceed our customers’ needs; Ryan’s addition to our team is a giant step in that direction.”

Wesselschmidt was born and raised in the Midwest and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He calls Missouri home and has relocated to St. Louis to join the Tacony Family beginning in January 2021.

 

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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 350 associates in eight offices around the world under the leadership of CEO Kristi Tacony Humes, Tacony prides itself on building long-lasting business relationships that are based on trust and feel like family. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.

Sewing Interests and Sales 'serge' With New Makers

August, 2020 - Industry News

The sewing industry has seen a “serge” (pun intended) in sales during the pandemic. Tacony’s own Jeff Fuller, VP of Retail Marketing, and Baby Lock USA customer George Moore of Moore’s Sewing Centers spoke with CNN Business to share our experience and excitement for new makers entering the sewing world. Read the full article here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/13/business/sewing-machines-demand/index.html

Learn more about sewing brands and products brought to you by Tacony on our Brands & Innovation page.

To join our exciting world of sewing, check out the Tacony Careers page.

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