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Mississippi casts net across state lines to catch metal thieves

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi is casting its net wider to catch those who plunder isolated irrigation systems and other rural infrastructure for copper. Copper wiring became a major target for thieves during the real estate collapse where houses and other structures were left vacant and unattended. The metal that is preferred wiring for electricity rose to about $600 a ton ...

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Metals theft is growth opportunity for detection system firms

By JACK WEATHERLY Metals theft is $1 billion problem, according to the U.S. Energy Department. That means it’s an opportunity to provide a service to guard against the trend. And making money. Videofied, which had been a privately owned leading global provider of intrusion detection systems, cashed in two months ago when it was sold to Honeywell International for $123 ...

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