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ROADMASTER RECEIVES WAL-MART VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

 ROADMASTER RECEIVES WAL-MART VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
 ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Roadmaster Industries Inc.


("RMI") (NASDAQ: WHEL) announced today that its wholly-owned unit, Roadmaster Corp., was recently chosen by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) as one of its vendors of the year. A total of 32 national manufacturing firms were recognized.
 Bill Fields, Wal-Mart executive vice president, Merchandise and Sales, noted that the unique awards highlight the close partnership that must exist between supplier and retailer in order to do the best possible job for the customer.
 "Recognizing these vendors," said Fields, "is a tribute to their organizations and personnel, and Wal-Mart is very proud of the partnership. Many of these companies have worked hard along with us to help strengthen the economy of the United States through our Buy American program and our environmental commitment. Through these programs we are actively pursuing safe products and packaging for our environment and creating jobs for Americans."
 Winners were awarded in each of four Merchandising categories, including Merchandising "A" - men's and children's apparel, pets, electronics and toys; Merchandising "B" - stationery, housewares, fabrics/crafts and food items; Merchandising "C" - women's apparel, accessories and health and beauty aids; and Merchandising "D" - sporting goods, automotive, hardware and lawn and garden.
 Roadmaster was a vendor of the year winner in Merchandising Category "A".
 Ed Shake, Roadmaster Corp. president and chief executive officer, said, "We are pleased to be a recipient of this award. This is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the over 2,000 members of the Roadmaster team. Our goal is to continue to exceed our customers' expectations by being innovative and by delivering quality product at a fair price in a timely manner."
 Roadmaster Industries operates through its two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Roadmaster Corp. and Hamilton Lamp Corp. Roadmaster Corp. is a leading designer and manufacturer of Roadmaster junior wheel goods, Roadmaster bicycles and Vitamaster fitness equipment. Hamilton Lamp Corp. is a leading manufacturer of lamps and replacement shades.
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 /CONTACT: Thomas B. Olson of Roadmaster Industries, 303-290-8150/
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