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Opus Launches Array of New Products; Builds on Leadership Position for Innovative New Product Development.

BELLINGHAM, Mass. -- Opus(R) Incorporated, a leading international marketer of home and garden products and outdoor accessories, is launching a record number of new and inspired bird feeding products at this year's National Hardware Show on May 9 - 11, 2006. The products include select-a-seed feeders, decorative feeders, squirrel-proof feeders and liquid nectars, and all the products incorporate unique and innovative features that make bird-feeding easier and more enjoyable.

"Our new products represent the most products we have developed in any year in our 32-year history," said John Stone, chairman and CEO of Opus. "Many of our products have patented features that were developed based on consumer needs, reflecting Opus' commitment to innovative new product development," said Stone.

Select-a-Seed Feeders

GardenSong(R) CareFree Height-Adjust Bird Feeder with Retractable Cord: With an integrated retractable cord, the Height-Adjust Bird Feeder allows birders to lower the feeder for easy filling and then simply raise it back to the desired level -- all with a simple push of a button. Filling is spill free with the feeder's wide-mouth top. With four feed ports, the feeder has a 2.5 pound seed capacity and adjusts to serve mixed or NYJER thistle seed.

SKU #105-3 Suggested Retail: $17.39

GardenSong(R) CareFree Triple Tube Bird Feeder: This extra large capacity feeder has 24 feed ports that rotate to serve mixed or NYJER thistle seed. In addition to providing a variety of seeds, birders can simply adjust the perches with a twist of a knob below the base to attract different size birds. This triple-tube feeder also comes with an easy-fill top that makes bird feeding clean and easy.

SKU #106-2 Suggested Retail: $40.79

Top Flight(R) Select-A-Bird Tube Bird Feeder with Metal Finish: This stylish tube feeder makes it simple to attract a variety of birds with its easily adjustable perches and eight rotating seed ports. It has a 3.5 pound capacity and is simple to fill with its wide mouth top.

SKU #112-4 Suggested Retail: $19.99

Decorative Feeders

AvantGarden(TM) Zen Bird Feeder with Stand: This sleek Zen-style feeder and stand will bring peace and tranquility to any garden, and its metal finish is rugged enough to withstand the harshest weather. The stand height is 62.5" and the easy-fill feeder has a 2.5 lb. capacity. It comes with an 8" stability spike for garden placement and has an easy 4-bolt assembly.

SKU #8205-1 Suggested Retail: $127.99

AvantGarden Cottage Lantern Bird Feeder: This cottage lantern feeder may look delicate and stylish but its durable metal construction with rust resistant finish can weather the worst of nature's elements. It is easy to fill and clean with Opus' quick release metal seed cap and has a 2 pound seed capacity.

SKU #8501-3 Suggested Retail: $13.59

AvantGarden French Garden Bird Feeder: This feeder can help transform any yard into a French countryside garden with its lovely quaint design. It has a 3.5 pound seed capacity and durable metal construction and is easy to fill and clean with a quick-release metal seed cap.

SKU #8503-3 Suggested Retail: $19.99

AvantGarden Chickadee Lantern Bird Feeder: With its durable metal construction, this feeder reflects Opus' commitment to beauty and quality in its products. Filling and cleaning are practically effortless with the quick release metal seed cap, and it has a 3.5 pound capacity.

SKU #8502-3 Suggested Retail: $19.99

Squirrel Proof Feeders

TopFlight Breakaway Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder: The Breakaway Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder provides double protection against squirrel invasions: the perches "break away" under the squirrel's weight and the seed ports shut simultaneously. This innovative feeder comes with four feed ports, a 3.5 pound capacity and a quick release metal top for easy filling.

SKU #5110-2 Suggested Retail: $24.99

TopFlight Bird Shelter Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder: The Bird Shelter's unique weight-activated seed protection system stops squirrels from eating seed, while a clear plastic cover protects birds while feeding. The feeder's heavy-duty metal cap and chew-proof metal perch round out the feeder's squirrel-proof design. It has four feed ports and a 3.5 pound capacity.

SKU: 5109-2 Suggested Retail: $29.99

TopFlight Fling Away Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder: The Fling Away's rotating wheels actually fling away squirrels as the feed ports shut the squirrels out. It has a 4.5 pound capacity, four feed ports and a quick-release metal top for easy filling.

SKU: 5111-2 Suggested Retail: $40.79

Liquid Nectars

GardenSong(R) CareFreeHummingbird Food Concentrate with Built-In Measuring Device: Opus' new 32-ounce concentrate comes in a bottle that pre-measures the amount of concentrate needed to fill various hummingbird feeders. The concentrate is 100 percent sucrose and is made with natural coloring from hibiscus flowers.

SKU #4444-6 Suggested Retail: $10.49

GardenSong(R) CareFree Ready-to-Use Hummingbird Food: With Opus' Ready-to-Use Hummingbird Food, consumers can feed hummingbirds without the hassle and mess of mixing nectar. Birders simply open the bottle, pour and fill the feeder. This product uses water which has been processed by a patented Advanced Hydration Technology(TM). Unlike other products on the market, this nectar is 100 percent sucrose. It contains no additives, vitamins or nutrients that actually have been found to harm hummingbirds.

SKU #4443-3 Suggested Retail: $7.09

Ready-to-Use Oriole Food: Now consumers can feed orioles without the mess of mixing the food. The Ready-To-Use Oriole food comes in a 1 liter bottle and is 100 percent sucrose with a natural citrus flavor.

SKU #4501-6 Suggested Retail: $5.59

About Opus

Opus Incorporated is a leading international marketer of home and garden products and outdoor accessories. Known for its innovative bird feeding products, the company's expanded offering now includes outdoor clocks and thermometers, birdbaths, bistro sets and garden art. The Opus family of brands includes TopFlight(R), GardenSong(R), GardenJewels(TM), Sunswept(R), AvantGarden(TM), Expeditions(R), Garden Ballet(R)and Country Nests(R). Founded in 1974, Opus is headquartered in Bellingham, Massachusetts, and has distribution facilities in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For more information on Opus' products, visit

Opus' Booth Number at the National Hardware Show is #64006.
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