Letter to Congressman Lipinski

by admin on September 5, 2013







Congressman Dan Lipinski

1717 Longworth HOB

Washington, D.C. 20515


Dear Congressman Lipinski:


For the past 13 years, I have been very active in trying to find ways to assist my fellow homeless and disabled veterans.  My patented invention, the Elevision – Television flat screen TV Positioning Device which I personally had patented on August 1, 2000.  The device will enable our nation’s veterans to be gainfully employed, obtain housing and contribute, again, to society.  The veterans will be initially trained through the U.S. Veterans Vocational and Rehabilitation and Employment (VR and E) Program.  Additional assistance will come from the Workforce Development Program.  After the veterans are trained, they will be hired by the contractor that manufactures the product.  Sales and marketing programs through the Nightingale Conant Program located in Wheeling, Illinois since 1960, owned by Mr. Gary Chappell, President, a world leader in personnel development may also excite them.  Hopefully, this will inspire those veterans to secure and operate their own Veteran-Owned small businesses.


The prototype has been developed by the Segal Engineering Section of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Manufacturing will initially be done at the Cardinal Manufacturing Eleva-Strum Central High School, Strum, Wisconsin. Hopefully, an Illinois company will be located that can build the items and bring tax dollars into our economy.


The Ele-vision can be used by several agencies, both public and private businesses for several different applications, including border patrol, veteran hospitals, Homeland Security, local governments to name a few.  The potential interest in Ele-vision can result in hundreds of thousands being manufactured.  The challenge, of course, is being able identify a source in Illinois to keep our tax base funded.


I have been working with the Women’s Business Development Center’s Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the Chicago District Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Opportunity Specialist.  They have both been wonderful in getting me this far in my outreach.


My name is Virgil Mathis, I am an Illinois resident and a United States veteran.  I served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the electronic communications division from 1969 to 1972.  After an honorable discharge I attended Coyne Electrical College while working as an electronics technician at Montgomery Ward in their Service Repair Center.  I am reaching out to you and others who have a genuine interest in manufacturing and in helping our nation’s veterans.


If there are opportunities for me to speak more about my product and illustrate how it operates I would be more than happy to do so.  There are so many benefits for its use.  If your office can help in any way possible I would be more than grateful!!  This is not just for me.  It is for our veterans, our communities – and our nation.  Hopefully, it will turn our country back around to being a leader in the free world as we know it.


With all Sincerity,




Virgil Mathis

3030 W. 21st Street PL, Apt 1024

Chicago, Illinois 60623

(312) 221-7963




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