Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bissell is a privately owned company focused on making vacuum cleaners and other floor care products for homes and businesses. The company has been in existence since 1846 selling its prototype carpet cleaning machine, making it one of the oldest companies of its kind in the country. In its over 150 years of existence, the company has grown to be the biggest floor care business in North America, holding over 20% of the market share. One product offering from the company that makes it unique is its proprietary attachments for vacuums designed to clean up pet fur. The company also sponsors the Bissell Pro Cycling Team.