M.D. Manufacturing Offers Free Airfares in Launch of Home Automation/Central Vacuum Survey

First-of-its-Kind Survey Gives Industry Professionals a Chance to Win Round-Trip Tickets to CEDIA EXPO 2004

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M.D. Manufacturing Offers Free Airfares in Launch of Home Automation/Central Vacuum Survey

First -of -its -Kind Survey Gives Industry Professionals a Chance to Win Round -Trip Tickets to CEDIA EXPO 2004

BAKERSFIELD, CA, Feb. 17, 2004 - - M.D. Manufacturing, Inc., an award -winning specialist in the design and manufacture of high -performance whole -house central vacuum systems, has announced the launch of the first industry -wide Home Automation/Central Vacuum Survey - along with the prize of round -trip tickets for two to this year's CEDIA EXPO Conference and Exhibition, Sept. 8 -12, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The prize, which will be awarded to a randomly selected survey participant, consists of round -trip airplane tickets to Indianapolis, Indiana, site of this year's conference of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), Sept. 8 -12,. CEDIA is a global trade association of companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home.

"This survey will give us an important opportunity to learn about buying trends, what dealers and installers like and don't like, and what issues they feel are important," said Grant Olewiler, General Manager of M.D. Manufacturing. "It covers a previously overlooked aspect of the industry, and will help custom installers develop a better understanding of the marketplace and the views of their peers."

The 16 -question survey is intended to provide an insider's profile of the rapidly growing central vacuum business, from manufacturers to end users. Participants will be able to voice their own comments and opinions about central vacuum manufacturers and other aspects of the business, and will be automatically entered to win the airline tickets to Indianapolis, or a cash equivalent. Survey participants must be a member of the central vacuum or home automation industry, or related professions.

The survey is being broadly distributed within the industry and can be found, complete with all rules and regulations, on the SurveyMonkey Web site at www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=8523372396. Results from the survey will be released shortly after its conclusion on July 8.

Based in Bakersfield, California, M.D. Manufacturing has long been acclaimed for the quality, performance, and engineering design of its central vacuum cleaning systems. Family -owned and operated since its founding by Charles Emdy in 1961, the company has created an array of central vacuum systems and accessories designed to serve the needs of custom installation professionals as well as residential and commercial customers.

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For further information about M.D. Manufacturing, the health benefits and other aspects of its unique products, visit the most comprehensive web site in the central vacuum industry: www.centralvacuum.com

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