CENTEX HOMES SELECTS ORBIT® IRRIGATION PRODUCTS FOR 900 NEW HOME DEVELOPMENT IN LAS VEGAS
North Salt Lake, UT/Las Vegas, NV - January 6, 2004.
Centex Homes, one of the nation's leading homebuilders operating in more than 90 U.S. markets in 26 states, has selected Orbit® Irrigation products and systems for installation in 900 new homes in the North Las Vegas area. Centex is a subsidiary of Centex Corporation (NYSE:CTX), a Fortune 250 company. The first phase of construction involves 106 new homes in the Stratford neighborhood.
Orbit Irrigation Products Marketing Director Russ Messerly said that Orbit has already held training seminars for the Centex Homes sales teams and construction crews. Additionally, Orbit will provide an instructional end-user DVD that will be given to each new homeowner. "By providing training and the DVD, we'll maximize the ease-of-use and long life of our products for Centex homeowners from the very beginning,” added Messerly.
Irrigation system installation is a standard feature on all new Century One/Centex homes being built in the area. Homeowners have their choice of Orbit® brand Silver Grade Dial-Star, Gold Grade Superstar RF or Platinum Grade fully programmable control centers.
About Centex Homes
Dallas-based Centex Homes (www.centexhomes.com) include entry-level Fox & Jacobs Homes and on-your-lot builder Wayne Homes. Centex Homes expects to deliver more than 30,000 homes during its fiscal year ending March 31, 2004. Centex Corporation (www.centex.com), through other subsidiaries, ranks as one of the nation's largest non-bank-affiliated retail mortgage loan originators and general building contractors. Centex also has operations in home pest management and investment real estate.
About Orbit® Irrigation Products, Inc.
Orbit manufactures and distributes more than 1,500 quality lawn and garden irrigation and misting products to customers in 32 countries worldwide under the sub-brand names Orbit Professional®, WaterMaster®, DripMaster®, SunMate® and Arizona Mist®. With manufacturing locations in the Far East and United States, Orbit employs 650 worldwide in its peak season. Orbit products can be purchased both domestically and internationally at most contractor supply houses, home improvement stores, and lawn and garden centers. For more information, go to www.orbitonline.com or call 1-800-488-6156.