Tom's TV of Brainerd won a Chief Manufacturing contest and was recognized in a national publication.
The contest, called "Mount This!" is by Chief Manufacturing, behind state-of-the-art mounting and equipment racks. Tom's TV was recognized in another section called "Neat-O!" which looked at before and after installations for cleanups.
In the magazine information for the cleanup, Tom's TV was noted for reorganization of entertainment equipment, cable and audio/visual components in a cabinet by creating three sections to stow the equipment and the multitude of wires and connections. The cabinet was constructed to hide the gear's mess but still allow the electronics to have the necessary ventilation.
Tom's TV of Brainerd had this television mount selected among hundreds of entries across the United States in the "Mount This!" contest by Chief Manufacturing. Tom's TV installed an LCD television on a large tree-knot.
In the magazine article for the "Mount This!" selection, writer Tom LeBlanc said: "You get points for originality when you enter a flat-panel mounting contest. Take the winning installation for example: It's not often you see a 90-pound flat panel mounted to a slab of log that looks more suited to hold a missing cat flyer."
The article noted the home's character made it a challenge to install a 46-inch LCD TV that needed to connect to a Blu-ray player and network to audio/video servers in a mechanical room. The installation wires were routed inside the log using natural cavities and boring where needed.
The selection was a team effort for Tom's TV, with Scott Johannes (left), installation technician, and Dustin Christensen, project manager, taking on the bulk of the work.
Wadena-Deer Creek High School bricks, a physical reminder of the high school that is being demolished this month after the June 17 tornado damage, are being offered to the public free of charge, the school announced. The bricks from the 166,000-square-foot building are in the west parking lot near the tennis court.
Chocolate Etc., downtown Brainerd, announced it is sponsoring the second annual gingerbread house contest. The entry form deadline is Dec. 1. Houses must be dropped off Dec. 6-8. Judging is Dec. 11.
There are five categories: child for those age 6 and younger; youth for ages 7-12; teen for ages 13-17; adult for those 18 and older; and professional.
There is no entry fee but donations are requested for the Minnesota Scleroderma Foundation. The stories and/or photos relating to those who have scleroderma or have a loved one that does will be displayed at the store during the holidays.
RENEE RICHARDSON, senior reporter, may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-5852.
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