Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe October 18, 2005  
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This weekly email searches main media outlets finding stories that may be of interest to contractors in the fencing and access control industry. It is published by de facto, inc., which also publishes fencebids.

Industry News

Universal Forest Products creates new division: Universal Consumer Products, Inc
Press Release, Grand Rapids, Mich - Oct 13, 2005
Universal Forest Products (Nasdaq: UFPI), one of the world’s leading building products companies, today announced the launch of a new division to expand and enhance the company’s initiatives in the consumer products market. ...
HySecurity distributor/dealer/end user tech training - Nov 2 - 4th 2005
Press Releasse, Kent, WA - Sep 22, 2005
HySecurity host it annual, intensive, hand-on THREE day technical seminar on Nov 2nd - 4th at out manufacturing plant in Kent WA ...

 FencePoll Results

Pricing Survey
The results were very interesting. Prices vary more than we would have thought, possibly because the specification we gave allowed too much latitude in interpretation. We will try to have a more complete spec next time. We plan a poll on a monthly basis. If you have a specific job you would like to see, let us know. Thanks for everyone who took the time to participate.

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Local Government Issues

Fenced in by bureaucracy
Freeport Journal Standard, IL - Oct 17, 2005
... City officials say they hope to stem the tide of citizens they're seeing who are confused, and perhaps a little angry, about fence rules. ...
Shorewood may fence out chain link
Joliet Herald News, IL - Oct 13, 2005
SHOREWOOD Good fences may make good neighbors, but it will take the full village board to determine whether those fences can be made out of chain link. ...
Bridge safety fence should not be put to city referendum
Kennebec Journal, ME - Oct 14, 2005
The Augusta City Council would be abdicating its responsibility by asking voters in June if they want a "suicide fence" reinstalled on 100-foot-high Memorial ...
I-15 fence built to reduce collisions with deer
Billings Gazette,  USA - Oct 16, 2005
CASCADE - The state Department of Transportation has hired a contractor to erect a fence 8 feet high along a stretch of Interstate 15 near here to keep deer ...

Stolen Fences

Cloverdale men arrested in theft of historic fence
KESQ, CA - Oct 11, 2005
CLOVERDALE, Calif. A tip led Sonoma County authorities to a 200-foot-long section of stolen fence from the historic Preston religious community. ...
Temporary fence along Lake Shore Drive to be replaced
Columbia Chronicle, IL - Oct 17, 2005
The metal and wood fence that lines Queens Landing and boarders Buckingham Fountain and Lake Shore Drive will be removed by the end of the month. ...

Schools and Fences

Geoff Oldfather: Jensen Beach High fence signs better than ...
Stuart News (subscription), FL - Oct 13, 2005
... satisfied. Now, it's the advertising banners the students put on the ballfield fence that fronts Jensen Beach Boulevard. That's ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Guest Opinion: Only a border fence 2,000 miles long will safeguard ...
Tucson Citizen, AZ - Oct 13, 2005
Only a state-of-the-art security fence, spanning the entire length of our southern border, can resolve this national security crisis. ...

Community Issues

Fence more likely at Elkhorn tot lot
Columbia Flier, MD - Oct 13, 2005
The Columbia Association could soon build a fence or other safety apparatus around the playground at Lake Elkhorn, CA's board of directors decided after a ...
Parks must yield on fountain, fence and plaza plans
The Villager, NY - Oct 13, 2005
... about the renovation project left unresolved had been moving the fountain, raising the plaza, the size of the plaza and the height of the fence around the park ...
Rubble-strewn lot to get fence
New York Daily News, NY - Oct 13, 2005
In the pouring rain yesterday, two workers in bright yellow rain suits prepared to fence in the site of a partially demolished Holliswood home, a move that may ...

Fencing and Airports

Permanent barriers to go up at airport
Arizona Republic, AZ - Oct 17, 2005
PHOENIX - The city plans to spend more than $70,000 on new concrete barriers to shore up the perimeter fence at Sky Harbor International Airport. ...
Runway project takes off
Burlington Hawk Eye,  United States - Oct 14, 2005
... More recently, more than five miles of perimeter fence was installed at a cost of $707,000, which was funded with $671,650 in FAA grant money and $35,350 in ...

Fences and Animals

Python's big meal gets it stuck in a fence
NewKerala.com, India - Oct 13, 2005
... An African rock python got caught at a Miami turkey farm with a fresh-caught bird in its gullet because the meal made it too big to slither through a fence. ...
Moose management
KTVA, AK - Oct 18, 2005
It’s an electric fence in the form of a mat, and it is the first of its kind in Alaska...and the nation. It is designed to keep moose off Wasilla's runways and help keep pilots safe.


Fence Contractors in the News

Cemetery fences being restored
Mercury-Register, CA - Oct 15, 2005
... "These high carbon steel ornamental iron fence were built in Ohio and probably transported to Oroville by train.". With respect to ...
MoDOT awards contracts for Scott City projects
Southeast Missourian, MO - Oct 18, 2005
... Apex Paving Co. to pave two and a half miles of Main Street in Scott City; and a $580,632 contract to D&S Fencing Co. in Festus, Mo ...


Sharm al-Shaikh gets security fence
Aljazeera.net, Qatar - Oct 17, 2005
Egypt has started building a wire fence around Sharm al-Shaikh's tourist spots in a bid to prevent attackers from crossing into the Red Sea resort that was hit ...
Funds for fence to raise security
Dubbo Daily Liberal, Australia - Oct 13, 2005
Additional federal government funding has allowed the construction of a security fence at Dubbo airport to be completed in conjunction with the terminal upgrade ...
Airport lands $2m upgrade
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - Oct 17, 2005
The money will be spent on more surveillance cameras, improved fencing and lighting, and better access control. It follows sabotage ...

Weird News

Thief tied up with garden hose
Canoe Network CNEWS Oct 13, 2005
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A Texas man crashed a stolen pickup truck into three vehicles, a light pole and a bridge pillar before a crowd caught him and tied him up with a garden hose, authorities said...

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