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TTI Floor Care North America Stops Cookeville Store Closure

Makers of Hoover®, Dirt Devil® and Oreck® brands preserves downtown Cookeville business

GLENWILLOW, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TTI Floor Care North America, the makers of America's iconic vacuuming brands Hoover®, Dirt Devil® and Oreck®, announced today that they have prevented the closure of the Oreck Outlet store in Cookeville, TN. The Cookeville store, a vital part of the local business community, was not part of the recent Tom Oreck store acquisition and found itself in danger of losing its lease.

"Oreck is at the heart of the Cookeville community and Oreck retail stores are at the heart of the brand. It's right to keep this store open," said Cookeville's Oreck plant manager Kathy Riedel. "I'm very happy. It broadens our scope in the community."

"We're very pleased to learn the Oreck outlet store will remain viable in our region," said President/ CEO of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce George Halford. "With the only facility in North America making Oreck products, it's only fitting we have an outlet store here in Cookeville. We're very encouraged about the prospects of the future with Oreck."

The employees of the Cookeville Oreck Outlet store were added to the payroll of TTI Floor Care North America at 12:01 am, Dec. 7.

About TTI Floor Care

TTI Floor Care's powerhouse brand portfolio in North America includes Hoover®, Dirt Devil®, ORECK®, Royal and Hoover Commercial. TTI Floor Care is dedicated to building leadership through innovation and demonstrates commitment and passion to be the number one floor care company. TTI Floor Care is an equal opportunity employer.

About the TTI Group

Founded in 1985 and listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in 1990, TTI is a world-class leader in quality consumer, professional and industrial products marketed to the home improvement, hardware, and construction industries. A strategic focus on powerful brands, innovative products, exceptional people, and operational excellence drives our success. TTI's powerful brand portfolio includes MILWAUKEE®, AEG®, and RYOBI® power tools, accessories and hand tools, RYOBI® and HOMELITE® outdoor products, and HOOVER®, DIRT DEVIL®, ORECK® and VAX® floor care and appliances.

Contact: Patrick Coleman, TTI Floor Care North America, 440-996-2227, Patrick.Coleman@ttifloorcare.com

SOURCE TTI Floor Care North America

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