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Highfield Introduces Anhydrous Ammonia Tank Lock

Protects nurse tanks from theft and tampering

Bridgeport, CT, January 27, 2009 – Highfield Manufacturing Company, a leading global producer of high-quality security systems for utilities,OEM and niche market applications, has introduced the FieldGuard™ tank lock, a lock assembly system engineered to secure nurse tanks containing anhydrous ammonia, a widely used fertilizer.  

Since anhydrous ammonia can also be used in the production of methamphetamines, fertilizer dealers, farm equipment suppliers and farmers face the growing problem of protecting nurse tanks stored on their premises from drug dealers, who steal anhydrous ammonia for their illegal operations.

“Installing a high-security lock is one of the best ways to protect nurse tanks from theft and tampering,” says Joe McClain, Highfield’s vice president and general manager.  “Our customers tell us that since installing FieldGuard™ tank locks on their nurse tanks, they have eliminated anhydrous ammonia theft,” he adds.

The FieldGuard™ offers a number of advantages over competitive products.  Made of stainless steel and powder-coated metal, it does not corrode when exposed to anhydrous ammonia.  Also, it is designed to lock off the outlet of the nurse tank valve to minimize dangerous and costly product leakage.  The  FieldGuard™ features Highfield’s proprietary REVPRO® barrel lock technology that gives dealers the option of having unique key coding on their nurse tanks, for added security.  

The FieldGuard™ tank lock assembly includes a bright orange valve bracket and can be easily installed without using any special tools. 

Highfield is marketing the FieldGuard™ through a partnership with Venedy, IL-based Terayne Ag Specialties, Inc., an ag retailer with more than 30 years in the anhydrous ammonia business.  They were instrumental in the development of the FieldGuard™ and have used it in their own facilities with great success. 

About Highfield
Highfield Manufacturing Company is a global producer of high-quality security products that help  electric, gas and water utility industries meet their safety, security and revenue protection needs. The company also offers a complete line of locking devices and hardware, including safety valves, accessories and specialty products for diverse customers in the home heating oil, natural gas, utility, industrial OEM and niche markets.  Founded more than 75 years ago, Highfield is a division of Rexnord Industries, LLC.  For more information, please visit www.highfield-mfg.com.


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Ivana Tibbetts
Business Communications Works
e-mail: ivana@buscomworks.com



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