Pictured with Bobby Patterson collecting his new trailer are Davy Keith, IFA Development Officer, PJ McMonigle, IFA County Chairman, Sgt Paul Wallace and Stephen Temple, Temple Trailers. Photo Clive WassonA local company is helping farmers to beat the scourge of trailer thefts on their farms.Raphoe based firm Temple Trailers has teamed up with the Donegal IFA and An Garda Siochana in a crime prevention initiative to better protect farmers and their property.The joint scheme, which has been running successfully for 2 years in Donegal involves farmers marking their equipment such as trailers, tractors, quads and tools, etc, with a unique identifier number. This number is stencilled onto the equipment to warn thieves that their property is marked as well as being marked indelibly into the metal and also marked secretly in other ways.Temple Trailers will now be offering a service for IFA members that means if they buy a trailer from them they will mark the trailer with their IFA identifier code before the farmer collects it.Local Crime Prevention Officer Sgt. Paul Wallace praised the firm for their assistance.He said “It is important that local communities take an active part in reducing the vulnerability of local people in any way they can and I applaud Temple Trailers for their foresight. This will be a valuable service for local famers and is another tool in the prevention of theft.” Local IFA County Chairman PJ McMonagle welcomed the service.He said “Temple Trailers are a very important local business for the farming community and it is great to see them take the lead in protecting their customers. Stephen and Austin have always provided a great service for farmers and this is another example of how we can all work together and try to deter thieves who are always very active on farmyards.”DONEGAL COMPANY IS HELPING FARMERS TO LEAVE THIEVES ‘TRAILING’ was last modified: February 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGardaiRaphoeTEMPLE TRAILERSthieves
Proponents of energy development are in Anchorage for the 10th annual Alaska Oil and Gas Congress. Canada’s Northwest Territories Premiere Bob McCloud says Alaska and the Territories have a lot in common – great resources that are stranded in remote locations.Download AudioPremiere McCloud says he is closely watching how Alaska goes about pushing for marketing LNG. McCloud says it’s frustrating that the Northern Gateway pipeline and the Keystone pipeline are not moving forward. The McKenzie Valley pipeline in his region has been in development for decades but is also on hold.“Now it’s proven uneconomic because the world price of natural gas because of the preponderance of shale gas is not high enough to make that pipeline economic,” McCloud said. “So the key for us is to find other markets.”Such as Asia or Europe, McCloud says. He says after last year’s resource congress, he went back to Canada and instituted a new energy program.“We decided to do a pilot project and haul LNG from Delta BC to Inuvik and use it for electrical generation,” McCloud said. “We found out it was cheaper to do that, haul it all that distance rather than use expensive diesel. Now we’re planning on using LNG for all the communities that have road access.”The pilot project hauls LNG more than 1500 miles.McCloud says in talks with former Governor Frank Murkowski this week – Murkowski encouraged him to research trying to get oil and gas from the southern part of the Northwest Territories to the existing TransAlaska Pipeline to Valdez.McCloud says the Northwest Territories struggle with the same economic problems as rural Alaska. High energy costs and low employment opportunities. The Oil and Gas Congress runs through Thursday.