Shop for Vacuums from Hayneedle.com! About Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Company, Inc. Beginning as a small vacuum sales and repair shop in the Bronx, NY in 1939, Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Company has truly diversified over the years. Today, they're a multi-unit, manufacturing facility with worldwide distribution. They produce everything from computer cleaning systems to powerful air-forced dog dryers. And, while the selection of products has changed greatly over the span of 70 plus years, the same dedication to offering dependable, American-made products that Israel and Pearl Stern had from the very beginning remains the same today.