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McCain, Inc. Awarded U.S. Patent for Copper Theft Security Equipment

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vista, CA -- McCain, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of transportation management software, traffic equipment, and parking guidance solutions, today announced a patent sanction for the Vandal Resistant Pull Box Insert, a device aimed at deterring and reducing infrastructure copper theft.

McCain's Vandal Resistant Pull Box Insert's simple yet successful design prohibits unauthorized access to pull boxes. This pioneering technology became a necessity during the past decade with the drastic increase in copper theft across the country, increasing 500% since 2001. Copper theft is not only costly for taxpayers and timely to repair, but the FBI ascertains that it can also create dangerous conditions and poses a serious threat to the national infrastructure. Unpermitted removal of existing copper can produce adverse results such as the loss of traffic signals, street lighting, and communications, resulting in accidents, traffic delays, and injuries.

"McCain quickly recognized and effectively addressed the industry's need for reliable pull box security," said Tom Moran, facilities and equipment manager, for McCain, Inc. "This patent award further exemplifies how essential this technology is for the industry. McCain's Vandal Resistant Pull Box Insert is an easy, cost-effective solution to the nation's mounting copper theft concerns."

McCain's Vandal Resistant Pull Box Insert allows for quick retrofitting of pull boxes in a matter of minutes without tools. Manufactured from hot galvanized steel, the insert is rust resistant and fits most typical pull boxes, or can be custom ordered to fit any size and shape pull box. The insert's unique design coupled with standard pull box features produces resistance once latched closed with an off-the-shelf padlock. Further theft resistance from bolt cutters and lock removal is provided in its unique lid design, which partially conceals the lock.

About McCain, Inc.

McCain is a nationally recognized leader in the development and production of transportation management software, traffic equipment, and parking guidance solutions. With more than 20 years of industry success, McCain's innovative products and services have been widely trusted to safely direct millions of motorists from point A to point B. McCain has offices and manufacturing facilities located across the nation and currently employs over 400 people. For more information, please visit

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