B.I.G. Enterprises, Major Manufacturer of Guard Booths Becomes Platinum Sponsor of GSN 2010 Homeland Security Awards Program

NEW YORK March 2010: Government Security News has announced that B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc., a pioneering manufacturer of security and revenue booths for airports, toll roads, colleges and universities and corporate, government and military facilities around the world, has signed up for a Platinum Sponsorship of the GSN 2010 Homeland Security Awards Program.

According to Adrian Courtenay, the Chairman of World Business Media, LLC, which publishes GSN: Government Security News, B.I.G Enterprises is a major player In the government, military, airport and seaport security fields, where the company has installed hardened, pre-fabricated guard booths that are bullet and blast resistant, enabling security personnel inside to respond and initiate emergency procedures, thus saving lives and property.

In its 40-plus year history, said Courtenay, B.I.G. has furnished guard booths to seaports, such as the Ports of Portland and Houston, and airports, including Chicago O’Hare, Logan International, Los Angeles international, McCarran Las Vegas, Newark, JFK, Liberty in Ontario and San Francisco.

The company’s government and military customers include the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Department of Defense, GSA, the U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Customs and Border Control and the U.S. Secret Service.

“It’s a great honor to welcome B.I.G. as a Platinum sponsor to the GSN 2010 Homeland Security Awards, “said Courtenay. “This stalwart defender of our national infrastructure and assets is widely recognized as a world leader in perimeter protection. We’re extremely pleased to have B.I.G. join us in saluting the government officials at federal, state and local levels, and to the innovative suppliers of IT and Physical Security Products, whose combined managerial skills and advanced technologies keep our nation and its infrastructure secure.”

Dave King, VP shared that Los Angeles-based B.I.G. Enterprises was privileged to be a part of such a great event to recognize and salute the dedicated people (both suppliers and government officials) who keep our nation secure. He went on to say, "Because we work with members of the military, various state and local governments as well as federal homeland security, it is our pleasure and honor to support Government Security News' 2010 Homeland Security Awards. Through our high security bullet and blast resistant guard booths, we're all working closely together to insure the safety of Americans. We also want to tip our hat to Government Security News for providing this dignified forum where suppliers such as B.I.G. booths can show their support for these highly committed people."

The 2010 Homeland Security Awards, according to Courtenay, will be presented in three categories: government agencies and officials at federal, state and local levels who have developed successful security programs and initiatives; outstanding vendors of IT Security products and solutions who have developed programs to combat cyber crime; and outstanding vendors of Physical Security Products to harden the nation against terrorism and physical attacks.

Thirty-eight companies received Winners’ trophies in 2009, said Courtenay, but there were several ties, particularly in the area of entries from federal, state and local government agencies, because so many of the entries reflected brilliant initiatives and years of work and dedication by the officials involved. 
Courtenay indicated that the opening and final dates for Awards entries, as well as the location and date of the gala Awards Dinner, would be announced shortly. 

“We had a sold-out Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York last year,” said Courtenay, so we know we’re going to need a bigger venue this year.