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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 5, 1998
DALLAS -- A Dallas investment group said yesterday that it bought the operating assets of Electrolux Corp. from Sara Lee Corp. and three banks for an undisclosed price to expand its holdings in the direct-sales industry.Closely held Engles Urso Follmer Capital Corp. said it acquired most of Electrolux, a direct seller of vacuum cleaners and floor-care products, from Sara Lee, Wells Fargo & Co., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and BankBoston Corp.Engles Urso formerly was the U.S. arm of Sweden's Electrolux AB, a maker of appliances and outdoor products.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
Michael T. McCarthy Sr., a longtime Electrolux vacuum cleaner salesman who helped foster children find homes in his retirement, died on Jan. 23 of sudden cardiac arrest at the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center. The longtime Cockeysville resident was 69. Raised in Philadelphia, the sixth of seven siblings, Mr. McCarthy graduated from North Catholic High School there in 1961 and spent about nine years, starting in his late teens, as a brother with the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales in Wernersville, Pa. There, he was responsible for taking care of the grounds and working on the farm, according to his daughter, Jennifer Jones.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
Michael T. McCarthy Sr., a longtime Electrolux vacuum cleaner salesman who helped foster children find homes in his retirement, died on Jan. 23 of sudden cardiac arrest at the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center. The longtime Cockeysville resident was 69. Raised in Philadelphia, the sixth of seven siblings, Mr. McCarthy graduated from North Catholic High School there in 1961 and spent about nine years, starting in his late teens, as a brother with the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales in Wernersville, Pa. There, he was responsible for taking care of the grounds and working on the farm, according to his daughter, Jennifer Jones.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN REPORTER | November 12, 2006
While I vacuum some scary corner of my son's room, a strip of rubber molding peels off the nozzle attached to the household's antique Electrolux. Hooray! Finally, a legitimate excuse for ditching this infuriating contraption for something new. How could this vital attachment possibly be replaced? Until now, there has been no really good reason for sacking the 1960 Model G vac. In its prime, the Electrolux was an extravagance that must have dazzled homemakers with its aqua blue canister, art deco lettering and unmatched ability to dispatch dust bunnies.
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Sun Staff Writer | May 14, 1994
Door-to-door selling isn't what it used to be, even for the companies that still do it.Peter Black, director of sales and marketing for Electrolux, acknowledges the decline in door-to-door business but says Electrolux will stay on the street because that's still what works best.Even so, the Electrolux door-to-door sales force has dropped from 40,000 at its peak in the 1940s to about 10,000 today."Times and people change," he said. "They don't want the hard work and the discipline. People can't handle the strain on their ego."
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN REPORTER | November 12, 2006
While I vacuum some scary corner of my son's room, a strip of rubber molding peels off the nozzle attached to the household's antique Electrolux. Hooray! Finally, a legitimate excuse for ditching this infuriating contraption for something new. How could this vital attachment possibly be replaced? Until now, there has been no really good reason for sacking the 1960 Model G vac. In its prime, the Electrolux was an extravagance that must have dazzled homemakers with its aqua blue canister, art deco lettering and unmatched ability to dispatch dust bunnies.
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By Dolly Merritt and Dolly Merritt,Special to The Sun | May 22, 1995
Six years ago, Marian Conboy gave up her day job -- a 20-year career as a federal veterans claims investigator -- to sell Electrolux vacuum cleaners door-to-door.Her confidence has paid off. At the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C., recently the 60-year-old Ellicott City resident became the first woman to be honored with the company's National Sales Champion Award, beating 10,000 other employees."She asked me what would it take to see a female as the No. 1 salesperson and I told her, 'effort, guidance and planning,' " said Gust Vastardis, manager for the company division that includes Ellicott City, Carroll County, Hagerstown and parts of Pennsylvania.
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,Sun Staff | October 24, 2004
Hands-free vacuuming It's a vacuum with a mind of its own. Yes, it sounds like a case for the repairman. But indeed it's not. It's the new Electrolux Trilobite vacuum. Set it on the floor, turn on the power, press start, and it's off and running, without you needing to guide it. Trilobite uses infrared and ultrasonic sensors to navigate around furniture and under chairs. With its "Smart-Path Navigation," it can calculate the dimensions of a room, determine the best cleaning path and steer clear of obstacles, including people, pets and stairs.
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By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,Staff Writer | March 12, 1992
Slagle & Slagle Inc., a 33-year-old home services brokerage based in Roland Park, was sold this week to a young Atlanta-based company that is launching a nationwide franchising program using the Baltimore company as one of its ** prototypes."
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By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,Staff Writer | March 12, 1992
Slagle & Slagle Inc., a 33-year-old home services brokerage based in Roland Park, was sold this week to a young Atlanta-based company that is launching a nationwide franchising program using the Baltimore company as one of its prototypes."
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,Sun Staff | October 24, 2004
Hands-free vacuuming It's a vacuum with a mind of its own. Yes, it sounds like a case for the repairman. But indeed it's not. It's the new Electrolux Trilobite vacuum. Set it on the floor, turn on the power, press start, and it's off and running, without you needing to guide it. Trilobite uses infrared and ultrasonic sensors to navigate around furniture and under chairs. With its "Smart-Path Navigation," it can calculate the dimensions of a room, determine the best cleaning path and steer clear of obstacles, including people, pets and stairs.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 5, 1998
DALLAS -- A Dallas investment group said yesterday that it bought the operating assets of Electrolux Corp. from Sara Lee Corp. and three banks for an undisclosed price to expand its holdings in the direct-sales industry.Closely held Engles Urso Follmer Capital Corp. said it acquired most of Electrolux, a direct seller of vacuum cleaners and floor-care products, from Sara Lee, Wells Fargo & Co., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and BankBoston Corp.Engles Urso formerly was the U.S. arm of Sweden's Electrolux AB, a maker of appliances and outdoor products.
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By Dolly Merritt and Dolly Merritt,Special to The Sun | May 22, 1995
Six years ago, Marian Conboy gave up her day job -- a 20-year career as a federal veterans claims investigator -- to sell Electrolux vacuum cleaners door-to-door.Her confidence has paid off. At the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C., recently the 60-year-old Ellicott City resident became the first woman to be honored with the company's National Sales Champion Award, beating 10,000 other employees."She asked me what would it take to see a female as the No. 1 salesperson and I told her, 'effort, guidance and planning,' " said Gust Vastardis, manager for the company division that includes Ellicott City, Carroll County, Hagerstown and parts of Pennsylvania.
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Sun Staff Writer | May 14, 1994
Door-to-door selling isn't what it used to be, even for the companies that still do it.Peter Black, director of sales and marketing for Electrolux, acknowledges the decline in door-to-door business but says Electrolux will stay on the street because that's still what works best.Even so, the Electrolux door-to-door sales force has dropped from 40,000 at its peak in the 1940s to about 10,000 today."Times and people change," he said. "They don't want the hard work and the discipline. People can't handle the strain on their ego."
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By DAN THANH DANG | January 27, 2008
When you've tried everything you can think of to resolve a problem and then given up in despair, you might be surprised to find that there's still reason to hope. Ann Saltzman discovered that gem recently after more than four months of fruitless attempts to repair a spasmodic and possibly possessed Frigidaire washing machine she bought for $747 in April 2005. The washer worked fine for two years, the 65-year-old Owings Mills nurse said. Then in September, the trouble began. After 15 minutes of run time, the motor cut off and restarted every five minutes.
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By JUDY YAO and JUDY YAO,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 12, 2005
But even then, it has its limits. Its motor can burn hot with too stiff a dough. Or its bowl might be too small. Until recently, home bakers didn't have much choice but to work around such shortcomings. But the latest generation of stand mixers is changing that. Imagine a home machine that can knead 7 pounds of flour for 10 loaves of bread, whip up 20 egg whites or make 13 dozen cookies. We selected six high-capacity mixers to test, considering power, functionality, design and price. They ranged from $350 for the KitchenAid Professional 6 to $770 for the Matfer Bourgeat Alphamix.
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