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24/7 Wall St.: 10 Surprising Products Still Made in America

3. Oreck XL

Parent company: Oreck Corporation
Headquarters: Duluth, Minn.

Oreck, one of the nation’s top vacuum makers and a staple among late-night infomercials, was founded by David Oreck in 1963. Though the company began by supplying products to the hospitality industry, the popularity of its products with hotel workers inspired later expansion to the consumer market. The company’s marquee vacuum, the Oreck XL, is manufactured in Cookeville, Tenn. Some of the world’s largest retailers such as Target and Costco sell store-specific versions of the XL. The company’s other vacuum, the Oreck Magnesium, is manufactured in China, but all XL vacuums are still manufactured at the Cooksville plant.
(AP Photo/Oreck Corporation, Christopher Berkey)

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