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M.D. Manufacturing, Inc. Hall of Fame

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MD Manufacturing - Since 1961

MD Central Vacuum products beautify and maintain the homes of famous movie stars, politicians, singers, sports heroes, corporations, and everyday people who have yet to be discovered. Although MD's products offer amenities and features unique to the industry, our products are still affordable to the average consumer concerned with a safe and clean environment.

The following list of clients have our products in their homes, and/or business:


Baseball: Eddie Murray
Baseball: Jeff Bagwell
Baseball: Robin Ventura
Baseball: Sean Green
Baseball: Lenny Dykstra
Baseball: Barry Bonds
Baseball: Bobby Bonds
Basketball: David Blackstock
Basketball: Andrei Kirilenko
Basketball: Jerry Buss
Basketball: Jerry West
Basketball: Magic Johnson
Basketball: Shaquille O'Neal
Football: Mark Clayton
Football: Rickey Bell
Football: Steve Largent
Football: Steve Young
Football: Dave Duerson
Football: Dennis DeYoung
Football: Dennis McKinnon
Football: LaDainian Tomlinson
Hockey: Adam Oates
Hockey: Wayne Gretzky
Race Car Driver: AJ Foyt
Tennis: Pete Sampras

Bob Vila
Howie Mandel
Heather Locklear
Mel Harris
Steven Speilberg
Shirley MacLaine
Sally FieldTimothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
James Garner
Corbin Bernsen
Don Rickles
Emma Samms
Dan Rowan
Markie Post
Dick Martin
Richard Karn
Ernest Borgnine
The Kardashians
Larry Hagman
Home of Ulysses S. Grant
Rich Little
Home of Cary Grant
Barbara Walters
Carl Kirkland
Cybil Sheppard
Dustin Hoffman
Tim Allen
Pernell Roberts
Lily Tomlin
George Clooney
John Larroquette
Renee Auberjonois
Christopher Knight
Frank Longo

Clint Black
Brian Wilson
Tito Jackson
Aretha Franklin
Michael W. Smith
Paul Overstreet
Michael & Stormy O'Martian
Dennis De Young
Carlos Santana
Janet Jackson
T.G. Shepard
Chris Cornell


Kaiser Permanente
Johnson & Johnson
Burger King
US Mint
US Bureau of Reclamations
Taco Bell
Round Table Pizza
John Dean (Watergate)
Burger King
Paul Mitchell (Salons)
Bill Gates (CEO Microsoft)
LA Fire Dept.
Hoover Dam
Mike Quinlan (CEO McDonald's)
Pizza Hut
TA Truck Stops
US Sprint
Leslie Moonves (CEO of CBS)
Western Washington University
Disney World
Kentucky Fried Chicken
General Motors
Continental Airlines
University of South Carolina

Charles Emdy
Vacuum Dealers Trade Association
Hall of Fame Inductees and Dedication
Des Moines, Iowa

The founders of M.D. Manufacturing, Inc. have been inducted into the VACUUM CLEANER HALL OF FAME and a plaque bearing their picture and the following dedication is a part of permanent vacuum history.


Charles Emdy, founder of M.D. Manufacturing, was a visionary. Born on a farm in the middle of Texas and having only an eighth-grade education, he left to work for the Ford Motor company to build Model A's. His love for metalworking and tool making grew until he finally built the first M.D. Built-In Central Vacuum-out of wood! His streamlined manufacturing ideas, which were passed on to his son, still confound many who consider him to be a mechanical genius. Charles' passion for the industry was so deeply rooted that he continued building parts for M.D. until he was 88-years old. Humble, hardworking, and forward thinking - what more could we honor?

Charles was the driving, motivating, and influencing force behind Wayne Emdy. Charles trained his son well, passing along these values: expect to work hard for your money, never give up, and always do right ... even when others do not. "Charlie" was the tooling genius behind the smaller 2-motor built-in central vacuums; the first 3-motor systems; the most extensive, standard filtration designs; dual intake ports; and many other inventions. Although he never received any awards for his work, Charles Emdy was blessed by seeing his products in action.

Charles Emdy

One word alone best describes Wayne Emdy, second generation owner and operator of M.D. Manufacturing: integrity. Until the day of his untimely death in June of 1992, when Wayne Emdy consummated a deal with a simple handshake, you knew his word was as good as gold. His uncompromising commitment to run his business with utmost integrity in order to bring glory to God left an indelible impression upon his fellow manufacturers, his dealers, his suppliers, his friends, and his employees, all of whom would concur that Wayne was a man of his word, even if it cost him time and money.

As a teenager, Wayne displayed an aptitude for business and an instinctual professionalism. He apprenticed at his father's side, and as his parents' mom-and-pop business grew, he saw the potential that existed from providing a top quality product undergirded by the integrity of his parents. In 1971, Charles Emdy, recognizing his son's potential, transferred ownership of M.D. Manufacturing to Wayne, who then went on to design and patent even better innovations, such as the first-ever high-CFM, small-motor system; the most extensive standard filtration systems; and a unique, sound-deadening system to reduce noise levels. A few of Wayne's projects that may further revolutionize the vacuum industry are still being worked on today.

Wayne Emdy was one of those rare individuals who could not only conceptualize, prototype, manufacture, and market an idea, but who had the work ethic to package and ship it out himself, if necessary. As a charter supporter of VDTA and regular instructor in the seminars, Wayne Emdy is still highly regarded not only for his pioneering spirit and innovative creations but for his integrity, humility, and honor.