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Spotlight on: Tornado Industries

Since 1927, Tornado Industries has been engineering high quality, affordable cleaning equipment. The company has released many innovative products that increase productivity and improve safety in the field. Covering a broad-range of market segments, Tornado continues to use its industry experience to create new cleaning technology to be able to meet the most demanding cleaning challenges.

History of Tornado

Originally founded as “Breuer Electric Mfg. Company” by Adam Breuer Sr, Tornado began in a small facility in Chicago, Illinois manufacturing and selling portable electric blowers for cleaning electric equipment. The company began producing commercial and industrial vacuum cleaners, hot air blowers, insecticide sprayers, and dust collectors shortly after, which lead to the company’s name being changed to “Tornado."

Tornado History
Image from the original facility from Tornado's website

In 1938, the company moved to a new location on Chicago’s North Side and began making precision parts to support the Army, Air Corps, and Navy during World War II. Tornado air blowers were also being used to repair holes in airplane windows.

In 1999, Tornado began a large product, dealer, and staff expansion when three members of the senior management team acquired the business from the Breuer family. A complete line of hard and soft floor care equipment was now being carried. The company also went through a rebranding to go with the newly introduced line.

Tornado Quality

Today, Tornado is owned by Tacony Corporation and operates as a subsidiary of the Commercial Floor Care division with a corporate headquarters in West Chicago and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Missouri and Texas. It continues to produce best in class cleaning products based on years of industry experience and has strong ties to cleaners, contractors and facility managers in various markets. is proud to carry various products from the Tornado floor care line for our customers. See all of our Tornado products here.

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