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Georgia-Calhoun-709 River Street Lease - DMK Holdings LLC and Aladdin Manufacturing Corp.

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J2, J6, J8


Lessor:          DMK Holdings LLC, Diana O. Layson, Manager

Lessee:          Aladdin Manufacturing

Term:            Two years

Rent:            $20,000.00 per month, see note below

Begin:           April 1, 2000

End:             March 31, 2002

Option:          Yes, Two - Three -Year Options


Term                                  Section # 2                    Page 2
Rent                                  Section # 3                    Page 2
Utilities                             Section # 6                    Page 3
Taxes                                 Section # 7                    Page 3
Repairs                               Section # 8                    Page 3
Destruction of Premises               Section # 9                    Page 4
Right of Recovery                     Section # 11                   Page 5
Default                               Section # 13                   Page 5
Address of Notice                     Section # 17                   Page 7
Date of Notice                        Section # 21                   Page 8
Renewal Option                        Section # 21                   Page 8
Insurance                             Section # 23                   Page 9
Environmental                         Section # 24                   Page 10
Signatures                            Section # 25                   Page 11


Rate is based on $0.152 per SF.

J-2 - 32,150 sq. ft.
J-6 - 68,715 sq. ft.
J-8 - 31,000 sq. ft.

Names and Phone Numbers for Aladdin
Mr. John Swift:  624-2247

David Owens Phone:  706-625-0531
Butch Layson Phone: 706-629-4120

All rental checks to be made to:   JSO, Inc.
                                   320 Trammell St.
                                   Calhoun, GA 30701

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    THIS LEASE, made this 1st day of April, 2000, by and between DMK, Holdings
LLC, Diana O. Layson, Manager ("Lessor"), and Aladdin Manufacturing ("Lessee").

    W I T N E S S E T H:

    The Lessor, for and in consideration of the rents, covenants, agreements and
stipulations hereinafter mentioned, reserved and contained, to be kept and
performed by the Lessee, have leased and rented and by these present do lease
and rent unto the said Lessee and the said Lessee hereby agrees to lease and
take upon terms and conditions which hereinafter appear, the following described
property, along with all improvements thereon ("Premises"):

    That certain Warehouse containing approximately 131,865 square feet, and
being part of the "Harbinger" complex known as J-2. J-6 and J-8, located at 709
River Street, Calhoun Georgia.

                                 (1) Authority

    Lessors represent and covenant that they have good and marketable title to
the Premises and that they have full right, title and authority to enter into
this lease.

                                 (2) Term

    TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the Premises, commencing April 1, 2000 and continuing
thereafter for a period of Two (2) Years, ending March 31, 2002.

                                 (3) Rent

    Lessee agrees to pay Lessor monthly installments of Twenty Thousand Dollars
($20,000.00) in advance on the first day of each month. Plus the cost of
utilities which will be invoiced as soon as practical after each month.

                                 (4) Use

    It is intended that the Premises shall be used for manufacturing or storage,
but no strict limitation is hereby imposed. The Premises shall not be used for
any illegal purposes nor in any manner so as to increase the rate of insurance
thereon. The Lessee agrees to pay any increase caused in the Lessor's insurance
rates by virtue of a change in the type of business that Lessee is conducting.

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    Lessee agrees not to abandon or vacate the Premises during the term hereof.

                                 (6) Utilities

    Lessee shall pay water, gas, electricity, fuel, light, heat and power bills
for the Premises, or used by the Lessee in connection therewith. These will be
prorated and invoiced after each month.

                                   (7) Taxes

    Lessor shall pay state, county and municipal ad valorem taxes assessed
against the Premises during the term of this lease. However, it is further
provided between the parties hereto that the Lessee will pay to the Lessor as
additional rental any increase in ad valorem taxes, city and county, charged
against the lease premises over and above the amount of ad valorem taxes for the
year of 1999 with said payment to be made by the Lessee to Lessor within 30 days
upon written notice by the Lessor to the Lessee of said increase in taxes, if
any. All tax bills delivered to Lessor by the taxing authority shall be
sufficient evidence of the tax established for each year during the term. Lessee
reserves the right to reasonably contest any proposed increase in assessments or
taxes and for this purpose Lessor agrees to give Lessee prompt notice of any
proposed increase in assessments by the taxing authority and to cooperate with
Lessee in formally protesting unreasonable increases in assessments.

                                  (8) Repairs

    Lessor shall make all structural steel and exterior wall repairs, and shall
maintain the roof exterior and repair roof leaks. Lessee shall keep and maintain
the Premises and appurtenances and every part thereof in good order and repair,
except for the exterior roof and exterior wall of the building. Lessee agrees to
keep all internal steel painted to prevent corrosion. Lessee agrees to keep all
systems and fixtures pertaining to heating, air conditioning, water, sewer,
electrical and sprinkler systems, if any, in good order and repair. Lessee
agrees to be liable for any damage to the Premises and its fixtures,
appurtenances and systems, if such damage is due to the negligence of Lessee,
but only in the event such damage is a casualty not covered by a policy of
hazard insurance required to be carried by Lessor under this Lease Agreement.

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                          (9) Destruction of Premises

     If the Premises are totally destroyed by storm, fire, lightning, earthquake
or other casualty, this lease shall terminate as of the date of such
destruction, and Lessee shall not be liable for any rent beyond that date and
rental shall be accounted for as between Lessor and Lessee as of that date. If
the Premises are damaged but not wholly destroyed by and of such casualties,
rental shall abate in such proportion as use of Premises has been destroyed and
Lessor shall restore Premises to substantially the same condition as before the
damage as speedily as practicable, whereupon full rental shall commence.

    If the Premises cannot be restored to substantially the same condition they
were in prior to the casualty within a period of One Hundred Twenty (120) days
from the occurrence of the damage, then Lessee shall have an option to terminate
this lease upon the giving of notice of termination to Lessor within seven (7)
days after Lessor notifies Lessee of their inability to repair the Premises
within the required time, or within seven (7) days after Lessor's inability to
do so has been apparent, and this Lease shall terminate upon the giving of such


    Lessee agrees to indemnify and save harmless the Lessor against all claim
for damage to persons or property by reason of Lessee's use or occupancy of the
Premises and all expenses reasonably incurred by Lessor as a result thereof,
including attorney's fees and court costs. Lessee agrees to maintain throughout
the term, at its sole expense, liability insurance adequate to protect Lessor
and Lessee against any claims arising by the use and occupancy of the Premises
by Lessee.

     Lessor agrees to maintain fire and extended coverage insurance policies
upon the building located upon the Premises during the term in amounts adequate
to afford the restoration of said building in the event of damage by fire and
other similar insurance casualty. Lessee agrees to pay to Lessor in additional
rental, any increase in insurance premiums over and above the amount of premium
paid for fire and extended coverage on the premises for the year 1999. Said
additional rental shall be due and payable upon renewal of said insurance
coverage. Lessee agrees to maintain adequate fire and extended coverage policies
upon its contents located upon said Premises during the term thereof. Parties
agree to afford the other evidence that proper insurance is maintained at all

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                                 (11) Recovery

     Lessor and Lessee each hereby waive any and all rights of recovery against
the other, or against the officer, employees, agents and representatives of the
other, for loss of or damage to such waiving party or its or their property of
the property of others under its or their control to the extent that such loss
or damage is insured against under any insurance policy in force at the time of
such loss or damage, and each shall upon obtaining the policy of insurance
required by the term of this lease, give notice to the respective insurance
carriers that the foregoing mutual waiver of subrogation is contained in this


    Lessee shall not, without the consent of Lessor, endorsed hereon, assign
this lease or any interest herein, or sublet the Premises by any party other
than Lessee. However, upon express written consent of Lessor, which consent
shall not be unreasonably withheld, Lessee shall have the right to sublet or
assign the premises, the Parties determining at that time whether Lessee shall
be released from the terms hereof entirely, and assignee or sublessee to become
fully liable. The use or occupancy of the Premises by an affiliate or a wholly
owned subsidiary of Lessee shall not constitute assignment and subletting, which
shall require the consent of Lessor.

                                 (13) Default

    Part 1.

    The occurrence of any one or more of the following events shall constitute
default of this Lease by Lessee:

     (a) The vacating or abandonment of the Premises by Lessee.

     (b) The failure by Lessee to make any payment of rent or any other payment
required to be made by Lessee hereunder, as and when due, when such condition
continues for ten (10) days after receipt of written notice from Lessor to make
such payment.

     (c) The failure by Lessee to observe or perform any of the covenants,
conditions or provisions of the Lease to be observed or performed by Lessee,
other than described in Part 1.(b) above, where such failure shall continue for
a period of thirty (30) days after written notice thereof from Lessor to Lessee,
unless the failure cannot be reasonably corrected within such thirty (30) day
period, if Lessee commences in good faith to cure such failure diligently.

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          (ii)    The filing by or against Lessee of a petition to have Lessee
adjudged a bankrupt or a petition for reorganization or arrangement under any
law relating to bankruptcy (unless in the case of a petition filed against
Lessee the same is dismissed within sixty (60) days);

          (iii)   The appointment of a trustee or received to take possession of
substantially all of the Lessee's assets located at the Premises or of Lessee's
interest in this Lease, where possession is not restored to Lessee within thirty
(30) days; or,

          (iv)    The attachment, execution or other judicial seizure of
substantially all of Lessee's assets located at the Premises or of Lessee's
interest in this lease, where such seizure is not discharged within thirty (30)

     Part 2.

     In the event of any such default of Lessee, Lessor may at any time
thereafter, with or without further notice of further demand and without
limiting Lessor in the exercise of any right or remedy which Lessor may have by
reason of such default or breach:

     (a)  terminate Lessee's right to possession of the Premises by any lawful
means, in which case this Lease shall terminate and Lessee shall immediately
surrender possession of the Premises to Lessor. In such event, Lessor shall be
entitled to recover from Lessee all damages incurred by Lessor by reason of
Lessee's default including, but not limited to: any deficiency between Lessee's
rent hereunder and the price obtained by Lessor of reletting, the cost of
recovering possession of the Premises, expense of reletting, including necessary
renovation and alteration of the Premises, reasonable attorney's fees, and any
real estate commission actually paid; the worth, at the time of award by the
court having jurisdiction thereof, of the amount by which the unpaid rent for
the balance of the term exceeds the amount of such rental loss for the same
period that Lessee proves could be reasonable avoided; and any leasing
commission paid by Lessor applicable to the unexpired term of this lease.

     Unpaid installments of rent and other sums shall bear interest from ten
(10) days after the due date at the rate of twelve percent (12%) per annum, but
in no case shall said interest exceed the lawful maximum. In the event Lessee
shall have abandoned the Premises, Lessor shall have the option of (1) retaking
possession of the premises and recovering from Lessee the amount specified in
this Part 2.(a), or (ii) proceeding under Part 2.(b).

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Lessor shall be entitled to enforce all of Lessor's rights and remedies under
this Lease, including the right to recover the rent as it becomes due hereunder.

     (c)  pursue any other remedy now or hereinafter available to Lessor under
the laws or judicial decisions of the State of Georgia.


     Lessee shall give prompt notice to Lessor of any condition or requirement
to be met or fulfilled by Lessor under the terms of this Lease, and Lessor shall
within thirty (30) days after written notice cure such default, provided,
however, that if the nature of Lessor's obligation is such that more than thirty
(30) days are required for performance, then Lessor shall not be in default if
Lessor commences performance within such thirty (30) day period and thereafter
diligently prosecute same to completion.


     Time is of the essence in the performance of any obligation under this
Lease agreement.


     This Lease contains all agreements of the parties with respect to the
subject matter of this Lease. No prior agreement or understanding pertaining to
any such matter shall be effective. This Lease may be modified in writing only,
signed by the parties in interest at the time of the modification.

                            (17) Address of Notice

     Any notice provided for in this Lease shall be in writing and shall be sent
by Certified Mail, addressed as follows:

     To Lessor:   DMK Holdings, LLC
                  320 Trammell Street
                  Calhoun, GA 30701

     To Lessee:   Aladdin Manufacturing
                  Attn: Mr. John Swift
                  P.O. Box 12069
                  Calhoun, Georgia 30701

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          If Lessee remains in possession of the Premises or any part thereof
after the expiration of the term hereof without the express written consent of
Lessor, such occupancy shall be a tenancy from month to month at a rental rate
of $22,700.00 per month plus all other charges payable hereunder and upon all
terms hereof applicable to a month to month tenancy. Nothing contained herein
shall be construed to constitute permission by the Lessor to the Lessee to
remain in possession after the expiration of the term hereof.


     If either party bring an action to enforce the terms hereof or declare
rights hereunder, the prevailing party in such action, on trial or appeal, shall
be entitled to his attorney's fees to be paid by the losing party as fixed by
the court.


     Lessor shall have the right to enter the Premises at reasonable times for
the purpose of inspecting same and showing same to prospective purchasers or
lenders, and making such alterations, repairs, improvements or additions to the
Premises or to the building of which they are a part as Lessors may deem
necessary or desirable. During the last sixty (60) days of the term hereof
Lessor may place on or about the Premises any ordinary "for lease" or "for sale"

                              (21) Renewal Option

     Lessor hereby grants unto Lessee the option to extend the term of this
Lease for two, Three (3) year Periods commencing April 1, 2002, and ending March
31, 2005, at midnight. The second Three (3) year option would begin April 1,
2005 and ending March 31, 2008, at midnight. Said option shall be exercised by
Lessee giving Lessor written notice of exercise, which notice must be sent by
Lessee not less than ninety (90) days before the end of the initial term, which
notice date shall be as follows:

     Last day for lessee's notice of renewal of lease: January 1, 2002, January
1, 2005 and January 1, 2008 respectively for each term.

     All terms of this lease shall remain the same for the renewal term, save
the rental amount. For the first Three (3) year option, the rental amount will
be $21,400.00 per month. For the second Three (3) year option, the rental amount
will be $22,700.00

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    This contract shall create the relationship of landlord and tenant between
Lessor and Lessee; no estate shall pass out of Lessor, Lessee has only a
usufruct, not subject to levy and sale, and not assignable by Lessee except as
provided in paragraph (12) above.

                                (23) Insurance

    Insurance. Landlord shall, at its cost and expense, provide and keep in
force the following insurance coverage without lapse at any time and for any
reason during the term of this Lease:

     (i) Insurance covering the premises against loss or damage by fire and
lighting and such risks as are included in "Special Form" or All Risk coverage
endorsements to policies covering property similar to the premises in an amount
equal to 100% of the full replacement value thereof (excluding foundations and
excavation costs), which names Tenant as an additional insured and which
includes an endorsement waiving the right of subrogation. Notwithstanding
anything contained in this lease to the contrary, regardless of whether or not
Landlord provides and keeps in force the required insurance covering losses for
such causes and regardless of whether or not Tenant, its agents, employees,
contractors or others under the control of Tenant cause such damages to the
premises caused by fire and lightning and such risks as are customarily included
in "Special Form" or All Risk coverage endorsements to policies covering
property similar to the premises.

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    (Ii) Commercial General Liability coverage on an "Occurrence Form" basis
with limits of at least $1,000,000, Each Occurrence, and $2,000,000 General
Aggregate for all claims disaster, and such damage cannot reasonably be repaired
within thirty (30) days of the date of such damage so as to cause the same to be
restored to its prior existing condition, this lease shall terminate and
Landlord shall retain all funds paid by any insurer as a result of such
casualty. In the event that the building on the demised premises is partially
damaged by fire, casualty or other disaster, and such damage can reasonably be
repaired within thirty (30) days of the date of such damage so as to cause the
same to be restored to its prior existing condition, the Landlord shall proceed
to restore said demised premises and during the period of restoration, the rent
shall be reduced proportionately according to the percentage of square feet of
usable area remaining in the portion of the building leased to Tenant. In the
event the demised premises are untenable as a result of such damage, rent shall
abate during the period of time of restoration.

                              (24) Environmental

Environmental Compliance; To the best of the lessor's knowledge and belief,
there are no existing violations of any federal, state or local environmental
laws and regulations and any amendments thereto including, but not limited to,
the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980,
the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and the Resource
Conservation Recovery Act of 1976. Landlord shall indemnify and hold tenant
harmless from and against any and all damages, penalties, fines, claims liens,
suits liabilities, cost (including clean-up cost), judgments and expenses
(including, but not limited to, attorneys', consultants' and experts' fees and
expenses) of any kind and nature suffered or asserted against Lessee as a direct
or indirect result of any preexisting condition prior to the occupancy of said
premises by lessee or as a direct or indirect result of any condition or
violation taking place after the termination of the lease term or lessee's
occupancy of the property. The foregoing indemnification shall survive the
expiration or termination of the lease term. The Lessee in the same manner as
described above agrees to hold lessor harmless should any violation as described
above be caused or allowed to be caused by the lessee or it's agents, servants,
employees, contractors or vendors.

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                                (25) Signatures

    This Lease contains the entire agreement of the parties hereto and no
representation, inducements, promises or agreements, oral or otherwise, between
the parties not embodied herein shall be of any force or effect.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have hereunto set their hands and
affixed their seals in duplicate, each copy being considered an original, and
day and year first above written.

Signed, sealed and delivered as to:


____________________________________________    Aladdin Manufacturing

                                                BY: /s/ John D. Swift
/s/ Christi R. Scarbro                              ----------------------------
--------------------------------------------        John D. Swift
Notary Public, My Commission Expires _______    BY: Vice President of Finance
  Notary Public, Cobb County, Georgia
      My Commission Expires October 6, 2002

Signed, sealed and delivered as to:             "LESSOR"

____________________________________________    /s/ Diana O. Layson
                                                DMK Holdings, LLC
                                                Diana O. Layson, Manager

/s/ Janet Oglesby
Notary Public, My Commission Expires 2.12.04