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On this page you will find the latest updates to the central vacuum industry and what is happening at MD Vacuum. The information you need to produce media can be found here and throughout the site. Please feel free to speak with our media contact for additional assistance.

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MD's New Line of Central Vacuum Units
We are excited to introduce several key changes within MD’s power unit model line offerings. MD has thoughtfully paired today’s robust and traditional motors to the defining characteristics and strengths of each model line.
> Read more about MD's New Units

MD's 50th Anniversary Celebration
2012 marks a major milestone for MD Manufacturing: we are celebrating our 50th anniversary. Fifty years ago Charles Emdy had a dream. He wanted to do something that would not only provide for his family but would better society. Despite his limited education, Emdy launched his company out of a nondescript garage in North Hollywood, California.
> Read more about MD's 50th Anniversary

Hide-A-Hose Now Available
We are excited about what the Hide-A-Hose Retractable Central Vacuum Hose System can mean to a homeowner's vacuuming experience. No more tangled cords or hoses when using this powerful, common sense vacuuming solution. The Hide-A-Hose can be installed in any home at any time and can be retrofitted into homes that already have a central vacuum system.
> Read more about Hide-A-Hose Central Vacuum

MD Announces New Facility
M.D. Manufacturing, Inc. has reaffirmed its commitment to the American workforce by building a brand new, state-of-the-art operations facility in Bakersfield, California.
> Read more about M.D. Manufacturing. Inc. New Facility

Stealth by MD - Benchmark of Quality
The name "Stealth" has been synonymous with quality for the past 17 years. When originally introduced in the mid 1990's, the Stealth, established a new standard for central vacuum expectations in longevity, durability, and performance.
> Read more about the Stealth Central Vacuum Quality

MD Surveys & Studies

Filtration Analysis Compared
In a world where there are dozens of options, it is often hard to choose between the many central vacuum brands available today. A very important difference among brands is the filtration method. The major types are Cyclonic and Disposable Bags.
> Read more about Central Vacuum Filtration Differences

National Survey Results of MD Central Vacuum Users
Results of a nationwide survey suggest that central vacuum systems may be lightening the housework burden.
> Read more about Central Vacuum User Results

UC Davis Clinical Study Proves Allergy Relief
A third party study shows central vacuum cleaning is superior to conventional vacuuming in all Quality of Life domains. Dust Mite allergen, for example, is controlled best by a central vacuum.
> Read more about Central Vacuums Improving Allergy Relief

MD in the Media (External Links)

Hide-A-Hose Featured on HGTV
HGTV features the Hide-A-Hose on their 'HGTV Remodel' segment. The Hide-a-Hose brings home vacuum integration to the next level.
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Central Vac Retrofit 101
Central vacuum systems aren't just for new construction. Here are some basics for installing central vac retrofits.
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How Central Vacuum Systems Work
Cleaning the house may not be your idea of a fun activity, but there is a way to make the job a little easier.
> Read more about How Central Vacuum Systems Work (

SilentMaster Central Vacuum Review
As the name suggests, SilentMaster is a much quieter option for a central vacuum systems compared to typical vacuum noise level.
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What You Need to Know About Central Vac
If you hate dirt and you hate to vacuum, a central vacuum system may be just the ticket. Instead of lugging a canister around the home, the heavy lifting is done by a power unit located some place away from the main living areas (like the garage), where you can barely hear it.
> Read more about Central Vacuum Systems (

MD in the Community

MD Donates to Bakersfield Crisis Pregnancy Center
$1,000 was awarded to the Bakersfield Crisis Pregnancy Center in celebration of Christmas 2013. The Center provides pregnancy tests and medical verifications, material assistance, pregnancy counseling, first trimester ultrasound, post-abortion and post-miscarriage peer counseling, and abstinence education. All services are free of charge. In more than 25 years of service, the Center has assisted over 30,000 clients in Kern County!

MD Donates to Local Wounded Soldier
Local Bakersfield central vacuum installer, Bob Norville, of California Central Vacuum, who regularly donates his time and effort to many worthwhile causes in our community, came to MD asking for help for Corporal Evan Morgan. This young man lost both legs and part of his eyesight in Iraq and as a "thank you" for his service and sacrifice, Homes for our Troops built him a new home to assist him in his new challenges in life.

Evan is a great example of life, hope, and excitement. M.D. Manufacturing, Inc. is thankful to have had the opportunity to donate a central vacuum to a local hero who gave so much more for our country. Thank you all who have served in our military and the families who have supported them back home.

MD's 50th Anniversary Scholarship
As part of a 50th anniversary celebration, M.D. Manufacturing, Inc. gave away a $2,500 Educational Scholarship to a high school senior who best exemplified the entrepreneurial spirit of MD's founder Charles Emdy. MD awarded this scholarship to a high school senior who best exemplified the following characteristics: integrity, hard work, and active participation in community service through volunteering and serving others in his or her school, community, church, or other organizations.

Boy's and Girl's Club Christmas Donation
$1,000 was awarded to MD's local Boys and Girls Club in celebration of Christmas 2011. MD employees voted for each other's entries and one of the customer service representatives, Yamaira, won with her idea. She had the honor of taking a handful of MD staff to the club to present the donation to the Boys and Girls Club staff and children.
MD Media Information

MD Central Vacuum Graphic Downloads
MD provides the art downloads for dealers and advertising agencies that have been contracted by MD or its affiliates. All artwork is protected under the copyright law.
> Download Central Vacuum Graphics & Flyers

The Basics: What is a Central Vacuum?
A central vacuum is a built-in cleaning system that replaces traditional vacuum cleaners. It can be installed in existing and new construction homes, typically in a day. A Central Vacuum is comprised of three parts:

  1. The main power unit, located out of sight in a basement, garage, or utility room, that provides suction and filtration;
  2. PVC tubing that runs through the attic, basement, and walls to wall inlet ports throughout the house (about one inlet port per every 700 to 1,000 square feet);
  3. The hose and tools.

More information about the versatility and overall health benefits of a central vacuum system, along with other benefits, can be found in Why a Central Vacuum.