Central Vac Spotlighted in Installer Olympics

CEDIA and Beam Industries announce the first-ever central vacuum system installation competition at the 2004 CEDIA Installer Olympics.

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Central Vacuum Competition Debuts at Installer Olympics
Winning Team Members Receive Free Systems at CEDIA Expo

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Central vacuum system installation will be the newest featured event at the Installer Olympics competition at the 2004 Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo, Sept. 8 -12.
"Custom installers represent a significant segment of central vacuum system distribution and are a very important part of our business," notes Larry Hartley, marketing director for Beam Industries, organizer of the central vacuum system competition. "The event entitled the "Installers Open" will give installers a better understanding of the power, performance, ease of use and ease of installation of a central vacuum system," Hartley adds.
The Installer Olympics is designed to create an entertaining learning opportunity about installed products and installation techniques. The industry's elite installers will compete in teams of two in a series of events to win prizes in each category. The overall winner of all categories will receive a grand prize.
The Installer Open contest slated for Friday, Sept. 10, will demonstrate basic central vacuum system installation techniques. The competition will involve hanging a Beam Central Vacuum system power unit on a pre -mounted hanger, connecting clear PVC tubing that begins in the hole of a putting green to the central vacuum power unit and attaching low -volt wiring to a central vacuum inlet and turning on the power unit. Then, each member of the teams will have to sink two putts with the other end of the PVC pipe pre -installed in the hole of a putting green. The competition will end when the final member's golf ball travels through the pipe and drops in the central vacuum bucket. Each member of the winning team will be awarded a complete Beam Central Vacuum System, including power unit, electric power brush and cleaning tools.
CEDIA is a global trade association of companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home.
Headquartered in Webster City, Iowa, Beam Industries is a division of Electrolux Home Care Products, Ltd., and is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of central vacuum systems. Beam products are sold in more than 45 countries around the world.
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