Linear winner

Caption: Ken Johnson, district sales manager, Linear Entry Systems, congratulates winner Maranda Wright of Controlled Access Systems, Ark. 

Maranda Wright just won $10,000 in free products through a giveaway commemorating Linear’s 50th anniversary, the company announced.

“I am shocked. Winning was completely unexpected,” said Wright, who is the business manager and technician at Controlled Access Systems, Fort Smith, Ark., an access control and security firm that designs and installs automatic gates, electronic entry and video surveillance systems for residential and commercial customers throughout Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.

Linear’s Grand Prize Drawing, which attracted more than 2,000 entries since January, culminated with company officials picking Wright’s name at random in early June.

“It’s exciting to reward a loyal customer with a major prize like this, as part of celebrating our 50th anniversary,” said Gary Baker, Linear’s vice president of marketing.

Wright said winning will help the family-owned business she runs with her father and two brothers. They have been a Linear dealer for more than two decades of radio controls, telephone entry systems, and the Aigis Mechtronics CCTV line (now part of Linear). “This is a significant prize and advantage for our business. Having this equipment will help us for the whole year,” Wright exclaimed. “We already have jobs lined up for the Linear gate operators and various access control products we ordered.

“Winning is also giving us the chance to test some other Linear products that we have never used before, so we can potentially branch out into new service areas. The spectrum of products Linear offers is a real business opportunity for us, which is a nice benefit of being a Linear dealer,” she added.

Controlled Access Systems, founded in 1988 by President and Senior Technician Leon Thompson, provides highly professional services: every member of the staff is a licensed electrician. The company is a strong safety advocate, and closely adheres to proper electrical and OSHA codes.

“Everyone at Linear extends their sincere congratulations to Maranda and Controlled Access Systems!” Baker said.