Speaking of independence day, did you know Nilfisk vacuums have played a critical role in American historical events? OK, so maybe they weren’t on the battlefield in Gettysburg (although the GM80 variable speed vac is currently used to clean artifacts from the period), but they have certainly become an icon since our founders Nielsen and Fisker first invented the electrically-powered dust collecting vacuum over 100 years ago (they also invented the Nimbus motorcyle!). Here are just a few of the celebrations…and tragedies the Nilfisk vacuum has been a part of; and the events that have helped shape the country we are today. Happy 4th of July everyone!
1. NASA space missions
2. Libraries, including the Syracuse University Library (and remember, Ben Franklin launched libraries!)
3. Hurricane Katrina clean-up
5. The Smithsonian and various museums across the country, including the New Orleans Collection
6. Ground Zero
7. United States Post Office (Again, Ben Franklin!)
8. Our pharmaceutical vacuums and cleanroom vacuums have played an important part in the R&D and processing of major life saving drugs.