Bissell - Grand Rapids MI

Address: 2345 Walker Ave NW
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Zip:
County: Kent
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General Information:

Bissell was established in 1876 by Anna and Melville Bissell, who owned a crockery shop in Grand Rapids. Anna was having trouble getting cleaning sawdust out of the carpet. Her husband designed a carpet sweeper machine. That led to patenting the machine and selling it commercially. The first factory was built in 1883 in Grand Rapids.

In 1889, Melville passed away and Anna took over the company. This led to further product development including a rug shampooer and a formula for the cleaning solution in the 1960's. In 1979 the company developed a deep cleaning machine for carpets. Eventually the company acquired the Woolite Carpet and Upholstery business which included their carpet cleaning supplies.

In 2002, the company moved its manufacturing plant from Walker MI To McAllen TX. Later on production switched to Mexico and then China. I have used the address of the headquarters in Grand Rapids as it was re-used and re-opened for other operations.

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Bissell - 2021 STREET VIEW OF HEADQUARTERS
2021 STREET VIEW OF HEADQUARTERS
Bissell - OLD POSTCARD VIEW OF BISSELL PLANT IN GRAND RAPIDS
OLD POSTCARD VIEW OF BISSELL PLANT IN GRAND RAPIDS
Bissell - 1917 AD FOR CARPET SWEEPER
1917 AD FOR CARPET SWEEPER
Bissell - OLD POSTCARD PHOTO OF ORIGINAL GRAND RAPIDS PLANT 1917
OLD POSTCARD PHOTO OF ORIGINAL GRAND RAPIDS PLANT 1917
Bissell - ANTIQUE BISSELL CYCO-BALL-BEARING SWEEPER
ANTIQUE BISSELL CYCO-BALL-BEARING SWEEPER
Bissell - OCTOBER 2002 ARTICLE ON MOVE TO TEXAS
OCTOBER 2002 ARTICLE ON MOVE TO TEXAS
Bissell - SEPT 2001 ARTICLE
SEPT 2001 ARTICLE
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