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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.

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Customers Helping ...Installing fences on residential properties must be ripe for customer involvement. "How much if I dig the holes?" " What will it cost if I mix the concrete?" "What if I clear the brush?" etc...... Question of the Week Blog

Industry News

Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics Launches Niles Fence & Security Products, LLC
Press release, OH - Mar 16, 2006
Niles, Ohio -- March 16, 2006 -- Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics, which operates their plant at 310 Pleasant Ave., launches Niles Fence & Security Products, LLC. This new company will manufacture expanded metal security fence systems ...
Safeguards Technology - Welded Razor Mesh© Fence
Press release, NJ - Mar 16, 2006
SAFEGUARDS is presenting a newly improved welded razor mesh fence that is constructed from high quality tensile steel. The razor mesh is also available in galvanized steel and stainless steel ...
SecureUSA Acquires Vehicle Barrier Manufacturer Future Barriers
PR Newswire (press release), NY - Mar 20, 2006
... include electric vehicle barriers, sidewalk bollards, electric rising bollards, fencing, gates, portable and mobile wedge barriers and parking equipment. ...
The Chamberlain Group Inc. Acquires Merlin Garage Door Ltd.
Business Wire (press release), CA - Mar 16, 2006
... manufactures and markets residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, residential and commercial gate operators, telephone entry systems and ...

Pool Safety

Ordinance would require fence for big, small pools
Winona Daily News, MN - Mar 20, 2006
You might have to buy a fence with that pool. ... You're fine if you already have a gate and fence of appropriate height around your yard. ...
Chelsea ordinance requires fencing, locked gates around pools
Claremore Daily Progress, OK - Mar 14, 2006
By Krystal J. Carman. CHELSEA Fencing and locked gates are the new requirements for pool owners in Chelsea following the passage of an ordinance Monday. ...
New look at pool safety
Times Online - Auckland, New Zealand - Mar 20, 2006
... In developing it, the committee will address the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, which Standards New Zealand feels does not give clear guidance about ...
Miami Herald, FL - Mar 19, 2006
Thousands of broken pool fences, torn up by Hurricane Wilma's winds, increase the danger and potential risk of accidental drownings as the weather gets warm ...

Local Government Issues

Mayor candidate, wife ordered to remove fence
Muskegon Chronicle, MI - Mar 21, 2006
A Muskegon County judge has ordered a recent Norton Shores mayoral candidate and his wife to remove a lakeshore fence from their property and pay a $3,000 ...
Resident in feud over fence request
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL - Mar 20, 2006
... Therefore, they won't allow homeowner Neal Rosenblum to build a 6-foot fence around his yard on Tyler Street because the rules say only 4-foot fences can be ...
Fence on deck for trail
The Grand Rapids Press, MI - Mar 16, 2006
ROCKFORD -- A privacy fence is one thing Rockford officials say they will consider to ease concerns of residents along a proposed riverside path. ...
Some upset with Grosse Pointe Park fence
Pioneer Press Online, IL - Mar 16, 2006
BY MARLENE HUNT. "Don't fence us out ... "The Park District put in an ugly fence which was a big surprise to all of us," said Yevina Bak, spokeswoman for the group. ...

Fences and Animals

New West, MT - Mar 20, 2006
By Headwaters News, 3-20-06. On Groundhog Day, we watch the news to see whether Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow to determine when spring will come. ...
Group wants to build fence around camp to protect visitors from ...
Naples Daily News (subscription), FL - Mar 21, 2006
An activist group is offering to build a fence around an educational camp in Big Cypress National Preserve to protect visitors, including many children, from a ...

Community Issues

All Augusta bridges need a fence if Memorial does
Kennebec Journal, ME - Mar 17, 2006
I think that people from both sides of the suicide fence issue have valid points, but I must side with those in favor of removing the fence for good. ...
Fence fight
Orlando Sentinel, FL - Mar 19, 2006
... But still, the trees drop branches and piles of leaves. And then, a wire fence stretches bank-to-bank. Choked with debris and limbs ...
Fence honoring soldiers rises again
The Capital Times, WI - Mar 16, 2006
... Re-creating her greatest loss - a wire fence blown without a trace from her yard, on which she had hand-tied a small white cloth ribbon for each of the ...
Some argue TVA's 'fence' needs repairs
Huntsville Times, AL - Mar 19, 2006
By BRIAN LAWSON. There are not many things built in 1933 and updated, say, in 1959 that are still running smoothly today. And if ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

A real fence for a real problem
Los Angeles Times, CA -(free registration required) Mar 17, 2006
... The latest threat to an effective border security system is the claim that we no longer need to build a physical fence that we can do the job with a ...
Sen. Kyl shortens proposed border fence to avoid river
Mohave Valley News, NV - Mar 19, 2006
Jon Kyl will cut 15 miles from a proposed 25-mile border fence west of Naco, avoiding a showdown with environmentalists who opposed erecting it in the ...


Bad Fences, Bad Neighbors
TIME - Mar 20, 2006
... To boost border security further, some Pakistani officials propose building a fence, complete with guard towers and land mines. ...
Croc-proof fence planned for pool
NEWS.com.au, Australia - Mar 17, 2006
The idea was greeted with derision when put forward in the Northern Territory News by Solomon MHR Dave Tollner last month. But the ...
Flying fox fence retrial ordered
ABC Online, Australia - Mar 16, 2006
... Dr Booth appealed, and in a unanimous decision today the Court of Appeal judges ruled the defence had not adequately proven that the fence was not intended to ...
'Wooden fence' may become an iron curtain
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - Mar 16, 2006
... "It's not an iron curtain yet," said Anatol Hrytskevich, one of Belarus's most-respected historians. "But you can already see the wooden fence.".

Weird News

The stink of spring?
Canoe Network CNEWS Mar 21, 2006
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Is that spring in the air - or an old gym sock on fire? In sailing-crazy Annapolis, boaters celebrate the first day of spring with a ceremonial Burning of the Socks...

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