After Bankruptcy, Family Tries to Buy Back Oreck Vacuum Firm

The past few years have been tough for fans of Oreck vacuums, air purifiers, and other home cleaning products.The iconic brand that introduced lightweight upright vacuums to the market 50 years ago was not as successful with its newer products and last week the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now it’s trying to shore up its finances as Thomas Oreck attempts to buy back the company his father founded and revitalize its product line. Under ownership by two private equity firms, Oreck introduced a line of upright vacuums called the Forever Series.