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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.

  Question(s) of the Week?

Last week there was a story on a a homeowner having told the contractor where the he wanted the fence. The only problem was he was 20 feet off. The contractor and the customer agreed on a settlement before it got too nasty.
It occurred to me, that this might be a good forum. So... the question of the week is: How do you handle disputes with customers? Do you have a policy in place? What are some examples of customers behaving badly? Email your thoughts, at Gene I will post the answers on the web page.

Industry News

Grifco Precision Products Acquired by The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
Company Press Release, Elmhurst, IL - Feb 23, 2006
In a major industry move, Grifco Precision Products, the largest manufacturer of industrial door operators in Australia and New Zealand, has been acquired by The Chamberlain Group, Inc., headquartered in Elmhurst, Ill. The announcement was made by Chamberlain''s CEO, J. David Rolls ...
Rick Sedivy Elected DASMA President
Professional Door Dealer , OH - Feb 21, 2006
Richard Sedivy, director of marketing and regulatory affairs at DoorKing Inc., was elected president of the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association, International (DASMA) at its recent annual meeting in Florida...

Decking Industry News

CertainTeed Partners With Sister Companies in Team Sponsorship of ...
PR Newswire (press release), NY - Feb 23, 2006
... North American manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing; vinyl and fiber cement siding; vinyl and composite fence, railing and decking; vinyl windows ...
New Quadra "Vinyl Wood" Decking has Green Appeal
PR Web (press release), WA - Feb 24, 2006
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) February 24, 2006 -- Just in time for spring construction, a new lifetime warranted "Vinyl Wood" decking is here for environmentally ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence shop plans expansion
DesMoinesRegister.com, IA - Feb 28, 2006
A neighbor is concerned about the impact of the storage-yard building on traffic and streets. A northeast Des Moines company will ...
That's show business
Greater Milwaukee Today,  USA - Feb 22, 2006
fill out a door prize slip.". A-1 Fence Company of Mequon also refrains from doing giveaways. Jay DeZutel, sales representative for ...
Immigrants barred by triple fences and double standards
Times Online, UK - Feb 26, 2006
... Indeed the Golden State Fence Co, which calls itself "the top fence contractor in California," was recently caught, for the second time in as many years ...

Homeland Security

Port security falls short
News & Observer, NC - Feb 27, 2006
... 11 world. Fences enclose the port's perimeter, which is patrolled by guards. ... measures still fall far short of what is needed to ensure security, US government ...
Fence around Helena chemical plant
KRGV, TX - Feb 22, 2006
MISSION – A six foot fence with two feet of barbed wire will soon surround the old Helena chemical plant building. A chemical ...
New Security Fence Built on NBSD
Navy Compass, CA - Feb 24, 2006
As part of a CNI / NAVFAC initiative under force anti-terrorism protection initiatives program, a new fence has been constructed on Naval Base San Diego from ...

Permit Issues

Can Homeonwer Association permit a homeowner to fence off HOA ...
AHRC News Services, CA - Feb 20, 2006
... What if a child goes over the fence to fish and the homeowners pittbull is out and running loose on this "easement" that is HOA property?
Fence revisions move forward
Burbank Leader,  United States - Feb 22, 2006
... Those standards would increase fence heights but allow for a permit for fences and walls above the maximum height as long as they do not present a safety ...
Permit woes: What happens if their wrong
Ocean City, MD - Feb 24, 2006
... Van Fleet said the county has told him the fence he built in his West Ocean City backyard after receiving the proper approval and permits violates the critical ...
Lewes historic review panel approves
Cape Gazette, DE - 9 hours ago
A fence doesn't always make happy neighbors, the Lewes Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) learned after approving a request for placement of a white ...

Local Government Issues

Ugly truth: Fix for fence may take years
Boston Globe, United States - Feb 26, 2006
Drivers entering Boston from the south on Interstate 93 are treated to the view of a rusty old metal fence separating the highway from the MBTA Red Line tracks ...
Rancher battling state over fence made of tires
In-Forum (subscription), ND - Feb 20, 2006
Christofferson is waging a battle with the state over the 15 miles of fence on his land made from 350,000 used tires, stacked on their sides four or five high ...
MoPac fence aims to avoid accidents
KVUE (subscription), TX - Feb 22, 2006
By Shelton Green / KVUE News. Engineers with the Texas Department of Transportation are building a new cabling fence system on north MoPac. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Los Angeles Times, CA - Feb 22, 2006
... in Latin America earlier this month, cajoling governments to support a free-trade zone, some members of his party back home were pushing for a fence from the ...
Living by the US-Mexico barrier
BBC News, UK - Feb 27, 2006
... On the US side of the border, many people call it "the fence". ... For Ms Watson, widow of a former border patrol chief, the fence is a sign of respect. ...

Community Issues

Fence divides supporters of Beaufort veterans cemetery
Hilton Head Island Packet, SC - Feb 22, 2006
BEAUFORT, SC (AP) - Some Lowcountry veterans groups oppose a chain-link fence proposed to surround a portion of Beaufort National Cemetery. ...
Contemplating the pool park fence removal
Vulcan Advocate, Canada - Feb 22, 2006
Town council passed a motion at the last council meeting to take down the fence portion along Center Street and along Fifth Avenue North in Vulcan. ...
Fence Guards a 'Cozy' Option in Alexandria
Washington Post, United States - Feb 24, 2006
... Today, passersby see only the seven-foot wooden privacy fence that separates Old Town Station from Route 1. Inside, residents of the 33-townhouse community use ...
Fence on bridge would help prevent suicides
Kennebec Journal, ME - 12 hours ago
... These physicians also strongly urged the legislative leadership to weigh in on the local controversy surrounding replacement of the safety fence on the ...

Fences in the Courts

Legal wrangling not over in fence feud
Richmond Times Dispatch, VA - Feb 21, 2006
... But the legal wrangling stemming from the longstanding fence feud between John F. Ames, who was acquitted of murder, and the man he shot, Oliver "Perry" Brooks ...


Store's fence sparks anger
ic Coventry, UK - Feb 24, 2006
By Dean Valler. A 6FT fence around the former Allders store in Coventry city centre is causing nearby traders a headache. Hoarding ...
Plan to build Sh2m fence at arboretum
Daily Nation (subscription), Kenya - Feb 26, 2006
A Sh2 million security fence is to be put up at the Nairobi Arboretum to ensure the safety to its wildlife and visitors. The Friends ...
LoC fence becomes death trap for infiltrators
Hindu, India - Feb 24, 2006
... But increased vigil and deterrence by virtue of LoC fence has brought down the success rate drastically and tremendous success was achieved in counter ...

Weird News

Officials in Minnesota and Ontario eye private bridge that's for sale
Canoe Network CNEWS Feb 27, 2006
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) - Anybody want to buy a bridge? No, not that legendary one in Brooklyn...

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