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Contest launched to find oldest running application using guide wheel technology; Canadians need not apply

Pittsburg, CA -- Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., the manufacturer of the original DualVee guide wheel, has launched a video contest in search of the oldest-running application using DualVee guide wheels and track as part of the company's 60th...


Pittsburg, CA — Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., the manufacturer of the original DualVee guide wheel, has launched a video contest in search of the oldest-running application using DualVee guide wheels and track as part of the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations. However, despite the fact that the products are sold in Canada, Canadians cannot participate, as this contest is open only to citizens of the US who reside within the continental United States.

“Our company was founded on imagination and ingenuity, so last year we celebrated by searching for the most creative application using DualVee,” said Pamela Kan, president of Bishop-Wisecarver. The 2010 contest was won by Suad Bajric of Hanna Design in Mississauga, ON. (Editor’s note: With Canada excluded this year, we can only guess that Kan doesn’t want end-users here showing up the company’s American customers again.)

“As we wind down from our festivities this year, we want to acknowledge our long history with one of DualVee’s most signature features; long life,” added Kan.

Co-founder Bud Wisecarver created DualVee Motion Technology in the late 1960s in an effort to provide a reliable, hardy linear motion solution for an application challenge that was subjected to harsh environments. The solution grew into a product offering, and now, Bishop-Wisecarver offers a wide range of linear and rotary motion technologies, including components, guides and actuated linear systems to suit virtually any environment.

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“We continue to solve our customer’s toughest challenges,” added Kan. “Our celebration of the company’s history includes our customers and their innovations. We look forward to their video entries.”

Videos are to be submitted to Bishop-Wisecarver via email by 1 p.m. EST on June 17, 2011. A panel of judges will review each entry, and on June 30, the winning video will be announced and the winner will be awarded a four-day, three-night vacation for two to Northern California worth up to $2,000, plus airfare. The winner will also be able to have lunch or dinner with the Bishop-Wisecarver management team.

For US citizens reading this story, more information about the contest, the rules and the required entry form can be found at www.bwc.com.