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Georgia Man Invents Cover-Lifting Device

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 General News J E 4
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JEFFERSON, Ga., Oct. 14 A Jefferson, GA man has invented aproduct designed to offer a better night's sleep to individuals who experiencenighttime discomfort due to sheets and blankets binding or even touching theirfeet. When attached to the foot of any-sized bed, the "Cover Hover" (patentpending) raises sheets and blankets to create a canopy-like effect over thefeet, allowing space for the feet to move around freely while still retaininginsulation and warmth.

The developer of the Cover Hover is Carey Strickland, a Jefferson nativeand co-owner of Hi-Tec Machining, Inc., a precision parts manufacturer inJefferson. Strickland has 20 years of experience in the machining field; hecame up with the idea for the product after a minor foot surgery made sleepingwith his bandaged foot under the covers uncomfortable. The solution he cameup with was the Cover Hover, which he was able to refine at Hi-Tec Machining."It was nice to have a machine shop handy when it came to the research &development phase of the product," said Strickland.

Strickland's product differs from other cover-lifting devices on themarket, as it consists of telescoping plastic tubing, which makes the productsignificantly less expensive and lightweight. Its snap-lock structurerequires no tools for assembly and folds down to the level of the bed'sbaseboard for storage during the day.

The Cover Hover is offered for sale both through the company's website(www.coverhover.com) and over the phone. Though the site has only recentlybeen launched, Strickland reports that the initial demand for his product isencouraging. "I am pleased with the response so far, but not overlysurprised. It's a simple, affordable device that I think will benefit a greatnumber of people."For more information about the Cover Hover, visit www.coverhover.com orcall (706) 546-7137. Media Contact: Kelly Acosta (706) 546-7137 kelly@slicedbreadco.com Laura Kellum (706) 546-7137 laura@slicedbreadco.com

SOURCE Sliced Bread
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