Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe January 9, 2007  
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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

Firm's fences graffiti-proof
Deseret News, UT - Jan 3, 2007
For the past year Mity Fence Systems has been manufacturing the simulated stone fencing in west Orem. It's fascinating to watch – transforming a bucketful ...
Gatetrix Fills Gap in Electric Fencing Market
Press Dispensary (press release), UK - Jan 8, 2007
The insulator created for the gate contact is made of high quality ABS plastic and can be used as a universal insulator for the whole electric fence system ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Get Gephardt: Update! Vinyl Fence Ripoff
KUTV, UT - Jan 4, 2007
He, like other vinyl fencing contractors, demanded money up front to buy materials to build a fence. But unlike other vinyl fencing contractors, ...
Residents warm up to winter High temperatures allow for all kinds ...
Eagle Tribune, MA - Jan 6, 2007
Fencing companies usually install fences year-round anyway, but Mike Olson, an employee at Fences Unlimited Inc. in Windham, said this winter has been ...

Fuel Prices

Oil prices are dropping; why aren't gas prices?
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX - Jan 5, 2007
That means fewer building supplies must be manufactured and shipped. So how come gasoline prices haven't declined? When oil prices rise, some service ...

Local Government Issues

FEMA park owner plans 7-foot fence
2TheAdvocate, LA - Jan 4, 2007
CONVENT – The owner of a trailer park housing hurricane evacuees told the St. James Parish Council that he plans to build a $128000 fence seven feet high ...
Legislation would pave way for fencing H'ween
The Athens News, OH - Jan 4, 2007
Athens City Council gave first readings Tuesday to a pair of Halloween-related ordinances designed to allow officials to fence off the 2007 version of the ...
Bald Knob Lake issues placed on agenda
Searcy Daily Citizen, AR - Jan 8, 2007
The items include selecting a new alderman for Ward 1, the fence and gate erected on city property near Bald Knob Lake by Kenneth Horton, a decision about ...
Villagers object to centre's security
Cambridge Evening News, UK - Jan 8, 2007
VILLAGERS are asking why a 5.2-metre high security fence needs to be put around an immigration centre next to their homes. ...
New mayor orders fence around contaminated Westland park
DetNews.com, MI - Jan 5, 2007
WESTLAND -- Mayor William Wild announced today he's ordered city workers to secure and fence Central City Park, which has been closed since November because ...

Pool Safety

Pool Safety
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL - Jan 6, 2007
Thanks to Wasserman Schultz's efforts in the state Legislature, Florida is lucky to already have some of the most aggressive pool-safety codes in the nation ...

Community Issues

City council orders fence at drained Elizabeth Lake
Jacksonville Daily News, NC - Jan 4, 2007
Hunt brought her safety worries to Jacksonville City Councilman Michael Lazzara, who in turn talked the council into directing that a fence be constructed ...
Security National fence in place; one 'exception' to rule
The Eureka Reporter, CA - Jan 4, 2007
"We're very happy the fencing is going up, that it's in place and that we have a local, responsible property owner who's taking care of business," he said. ...
Greenbelts destroyed to protect lives of freeway crossers
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA - Jan 8, 2007
The chain-link fence along the Interstate 90 transit lanes through downtown Seattle looks new, but already it is peeled back in one corner, ...
North Ohio opening delayed
Salina Journal, KS - Jan 8, 2007
Salina city officials had expected the $20.2 million North Ohio Street overpass to be opened to traffic today, but a problem with fencing materials will ...

Fencing and Railroads

Laws don't fence them in, or out
Newsday, NY - Jan 9, 2007
BY JOHN VALENTI. There is no legal requirement for fencing along train tracks, and federal and local rail officials said it may not have prevented the death ...
Crews work to close gaps in LIRR fencing
Newsday, NY - Jan 6, 2007
MTA workers labored Saturday night to patch dilapidated fences near the Long Island Rail Road tracks in Queens where a teenage boy was struck by a train and ...


USA Mexico Border Fence

Study: Border fence could cost $49 billion
USA Today - Jan 8, 2007
The paper reports the finding that a US-Mexico border fence "could be five to 25 times greater than congressional leaders forecast last year, ...
Border fencing cost soars
Brownsville Herald, TX - Jan 6, 2007
WASHINGTON, January 7, 2007 – A hotly disputed fence on the US-Mexico border will cost more than $60 billion – nearly 10 times more than original estimates ...
Stallone, in Mexico, defends boxing, attacks border fence
Los Angeles Daily News, CA - Jan 5, 2007
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Sylvester Stallone defended boxing, praised the hard work of Mexicans and dished out some jabs against US plans to build a wall on its ...

Building Trends - Green

Building a green revolution
San Luis Obispo Tribune, CA - Jan 7, 2007
By Ermina Karim. A growing focus on Earth-friendly design, construction and operation is fueling a surge in green building activity in San Luis Obispo ...
A Green Building Revolution Is Hitting Home and Office
Kansas City infoZine, MO - Jan 8, 2007
Eco-friendly construction is on the rise, from single-family houses and planned communities to schools, hospitals and other large built environments. ...

Fencing and Airports

Purchase of land for security fence complete
Aberdeen American News, SD - Jan 6, 2007
The Aberdeen Regional Airport bought the land for $1000 from Allen and Joyce Beckler to build a fence on airport property. The fence is a security measure ...


Pakistan has begun fencing, mining border with Afghanistan ...
Online - International News Network, Pakistan - Jan 8, 2007
KABUL: Governor of southern Paktika province Akram Khapalwak has alleged that Pakistan forces have begun work on fencing and mining sections of border with ...
Budget cuts to delay security fence
Jerusalem Post, Israel - Jan 8, 2007
A budget cut approved by the cabinet on Sunday will delay construction of portions of the security fence until 2008, according to an Israeli official. ...
Will Pakistan's fence plan work?
BBC News, UK - Jan 4, 2007
Few people expect Pakistan's proposal to control militant infiltration into Afghanistan by fencing and mining their joint border to be a workable solution. ...


Weird News

Man's wallet returned after 62 years
USA Today - Jan 9, 2007
MEXICO, Mo. (AP) - Ray Heilwagen has his wallet back, 62 years after he lost it in France during World War II. Late last year, Heilwagen received a call ...

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