Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe October 3, 2006  
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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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Pick me - Pick me! Yellow Page Ads
Marketing Blog - Oct 3, 2006
The end of the year is fast approaching. And with it the Yellow Page ad reps. Yellow page advertising has a unique dilemma. On the one hand, people look in the yellow pages for what you sell at the very time they need to buy. GREAT! On the other hand, you are surrounded by your competitors. NOT SO GREAT!....

Industry News

Sonco Worldwide Celebrates 30 Years of Manufacturing Chain Link ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - Oct 2, 2006
... in chain link, vinyl, aluminum ornamental and steel ornamental fence. Sonco is a major supplier of mechanical tubing products, temporary fencing and crowd ...
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces B&B ARMR Order for ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Sep 29, 2006
... ISSI is a leading provider of anti-terrorist barriers, traffic control and safety systems within the road and bridge and perimeter security gate industries. ...
New Schlager Electronic Keypad Locks Offer Homeowners Freedom to ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Oct 3, 2006
... The sector's market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time and attendance and personal scheduling systems; mechanical ...

Decking Industry News

Composite decking adds new features and a variety of looks
Rutland Herald, VT - Sep 30, 2006
By DAVID BRADLEY AP. The knock against composite decking by some homeowners has been the lack of pieces to match deck boards. It ...
New Wood-Plastic Composites to Boost Industry, Help Use Waste ...
AScribe (press release) - Oct 2, 2006
Wood-plastic composites, often used for such things as outdoor decking, are one of the fastest growing components of the wood composites industry. ...

Border Fences

What's a double-layer fence?
Slate - Sep 25, 2006
... reinforced fencing, the installation of additional physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors." What's a two-layer fence? Two fences, separated ...
Will this fence work?
OregonLive.com, OR - Oct 2, 2006
To close a porous border, across which unwanted intruders can trespass with impunity, the government plans to throw millions of dollars at a plan to build a ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence bill OK'd
The Herald, WA - Oct 1, 2006
AP. WASHINGTON - Lawmakers were off to the campaign trail after the Republicans, in danger of losing control of Congress, played ...
Mexico urges Bush to veto US border fence bill
Reuters - Oct 2, 2006
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico pleaded with President Bush on Monday to veto a Senate proposal to build a new fence to keep illegal immigrants out, saying it ...
It all comes down to a fence
San Jose Mercury News,  USA - Oct 1, 2006
By Dena Bunis. WASHINGTON - After 18 months of hearings, writing and rewriting of legislation, lobbying, citizens patrolling the ...
Homeland Security bill includes nearly $1.5 billion for NM border ...
KOB-TV, NM - Sep 30, 2006
By: AP. (AP) - Efforts to secure New Mexico’s southern border and beef up immigration enforcement could benefit from federal legislation ...

Community Issues

Cars can squeeze beneath cable median barriers
Seattle Times, United States - Oct 2, 2006
... Her car entered the grass median, where a three-wire cable fence should have lassoed it to a stop. ... Sometimes, cars have simply run over the fence. ...
After two years, fence is complete
Hyde Park Townsman, NY - Sep 29, 2006
A little more than two years ago, a driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into the chain-link fence that surrounded the Violet Avenue Elementary School ...
Historical fence to be refurbished, moved
Kerrville Daily Times, TX - Sep 28, 2006
... Neunhoffer located the historic fence at a residence north of Kerrville, and the Friends group purchased it from the owner. Fencing the Union Church property ...
Fences have created an eyesore
TheReporter.com, CA - Sep 29, 2006
Am I the only one who thinks it is insane to have miles of barbed wire fence with cement anchors in Rockville Hills Park? We are ...

Local Government Issues

Removal of equestrian fence begins
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, CA - Sep 29, 2006
SAN DIMAS - Watching the removal of an equestrian fence along San Dimas Avenue Thursday prompted Diana Palumbo to lean out of a car window and cheer on the ...
City to remove deadly fence
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, CA - Sep 27, 2006
... Many residents at the meeting urged the council to move forward and remove the fencing. The equestrian fence has been a concern as the poles have injured many ...
Broden: Board fence a failure to communicate
Daily News Journal (subscription), TN - Oct 2, 2006
... Gill and his staff recently built a 4-foot high chainlink fence at Central Middle's soccer field without informing the Murfreesboro Historic Zoning Commission. ...

Community Fence Projects

Fence fixing project planned
Madison Daily Leader, SD - Sep 27, 2006
HURON (AP) -- A coalition formed in 2002 is organizing an effort to help South Dakota farmers and ranchers whose fences were damaged by prairie fires. ...
Fence boosts island's piggy bank
The Age, Australia - Oct 2, 2006
... "All that was needed was a fence to protect the crop-growing. ... She says that after being "zapped" once, the pigs soon learned to keep away from the fence. ...

Schools and Fences

Fence fracas stirs tensions at South Loop School
Chicago Journal, IL - Sep 27, 2006
... Fanning is withholding judgment on the fencing until he ... Cottontail Park sports a six-foot fence, and also ... residences neighboring the park have fences of their ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence angers Tavern clientle
Georgetown Times, SC - Sep 28, 2006
A fence, which now stands on the property line between Pawleys Island Tavern (PIT) and the Island Shops in the heart of the Pawleys Island business district ...
Neighbor's pet project: Fence Blue in
Cape Cod Times, MA - Sep 28, 2006
... They've seen it all. But in the area known as Massachusetts Court, a dog problem might be solved with a neighborly solution - a fence. ...


Saudis build 550-mile fence to shut out Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - Sep 30, 2006
Security in Iraq has collapsed so dramatically that Saudi Arabia has ordered the construction of a 550-mile high-tech fence to seal off its troubled northern ...
Migrants try to storm razor wire fence
Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa - Oct 2, 2006
A group of would-be migrants tried to storm a razor wire fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Monday, officials said. ...
Firm to build electric fence to protect Sabah burial site
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - Sep 28, 2006
... Electric fences have been previously set-up in the area by ... clean up and set up the electric fence which will ... of about 1ha with the electric fencing covering a ...

Weird News

Georgia sells off items confiscated by airport security
Canoe Network CNEWS Oct 2, 2006
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - June Jones wonders why anyone would try to take a set of steel dental picks aboard an airliner, or, for that matter, who would want to use them after they were seized by airport security screeners...

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