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Mt. Pleasant company honored by border patrol

| Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010

Mobile Concepts by Scotty, a specialty vehicle manufacturer in Mt. Pleasant, was honored by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for creating a mobile processing and detainment center out of two tractor trailers that had been used in illegal activity along the Mexican border.

Federal agents seized the trailers and the company had to engineer solutions to convert the trailers into vehicles with high-tech capabilities, Mobile Concepts said.

Most of the supplies to convert the trailers were purchased from U.S. vendors, and most of those were in Pennsylvania, the company said. Kim Tuscan, a spokeswoman for Mobile Concepts, could not be reached for comment.

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