Most American consumers (surprisingly not all) want to buy American Made whenever possible. Nybakke Vacuum Shop has a line of vacuums Made in USA by Riccar.
Both type of uprights are made by Riccar that are UL approved for commercial use. The on-board tool design where you have a ready to use hose and telescopic wand with upholstery and crevice tool. This also routes the dirt around the motor (bypasses motor) so that if rocks, pennies or nails are accidentally picked up, it does not damage the motor. The other type of upright focuses on high performance with being as lightweight as possible. Riccar has the most powerful lightweight upright on the market.