No one knows if Fred Wardell exclaimed "Eureka!" when he came up with the idea for a vacuum company, but that's what he named it in 1909. The vacuum cleaner company stood by its birth name until 2004, when it was rechristened Electrolux North America by Sweden-based AB Electrolux. The name change coincided with its parent's reacquisition of the Electrolux name in North America. The company makes and markets more than 130 vacuum models under brand names Electrolux, Sanitaire, Beam, and Eureka. Its products include uprights, canisters, built-in systems, hand-held and battery-powered vacuums, wet-dry vacs, stick models, and others. They're typically sold through Lowe's, Sears, and Wal-Mart.