Headquarters: Oakland, NJ

States manufacturing in: NJ


The Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Company, commonly known as MetroVac, is a vacuum manufacturer founded in 1939 by Israel and Pearl Stern. Originally focused on vacuum cleaner distribution, it evolved under the leadership of their son, Jules Stern, introducing industry innovations like the first 110-volt handheld vacuum and pioneering products in various sectors, including computer cleaning systems and pet grooming dryers. The company expanded its market presence, moving to a larger facility in 1968, and continued diversifying with innovations like the world’s first dual voltage handheld vacuum in 1970. MetroVac further expanded its product lines in the 21st century, entering the motorcycle and automotive industries with products like the Air Force Blaster Motorcycle Dryer and car vacuum cleaners. In 2013, MetroVac moved to a new 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Oakland, New Jersey.

As you can tell from their history, MetroVac has vacuums for a wide variety of use cases. Everything is assembled in the US from domestic and some international components.