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USAF SELECTS VIDEO DISPLAY TO RECYCLE CRTs FOR AWACS

 USAF SELECTS VIDEO DISPLAY TO RECYCLE CRTs FOR AWACS
 ATLANTA, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Video Display Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: VIDE), a recycler of CRTs (cathode ray tubes), has been selected by the USAF (United States Air Force) to recycle the color CRT assemblies in the SDCs (situation display consoles) aboard the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) aircraft.
 The USAF and Video Display have reached an informal agreement for the refurbishment of the SDCs for the AWACS.
 Video Display, a proactive participant in environmentally sound manufacturing, has been given the opportunity to become one of the first suppliers to the military using recycled government-supplied material. Recycled CRTs are seen as a significant way for the government and the military to save money and promote positive environmental practices. The cost for a new CRT assembly is approximately $28,000, while a recycled one costs less than 15 percent of its original value.
 Video Display has been selected as a supplier for the military's AWACS system for several reasons. As an industry leader, the company has continually demonstrated manufacturing and technical excellence through its strong environmental commitment and its dedication to producing superior products. In addition, the original supplier to the USAF no longer produces the CRTs used in the AWACS system, therefore making the maintenance of these systems prohibitively expensive, if not impossible, without the utilization of Video Display's recycling processes.
 A.J. Kenerleber, president and chief operating officer of Video Display, commented, "After over two years of design and extensive military specification testing, the USAF has awarded Video Display its first order." Kenerleber continued: "The Video Display recycled CRT is the only viable source available today to preserve the life of the current E-3 AWACS. As a result of its research and development, Video Display, the world's largest recycler of commercial CRTs, has now demonstrated its expertise in recycling product for military use."
 Atlanta-based Video Display Corporation, with CRT recycling and component parts manufacturing facilities in seven U.S. locations, two in Mexico, one in the United Kingdom, and one in India, is the world's leader in its industry. The combination of Fox International and Vanco, divisions of Video Display Corporation, makes this segment of the company one of the largest domestic distributors of consumer electronic parts and accessories.
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 /CONTACT: A.J. Kenerleber, president and chief operating officer of Video Display Corporation, 404-938-2080; or Janice J. Kuntz of A. Brown- Olmstead Associates, 404-659-0919, for Video Display/
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