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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

HySecurity is pleased to announce two new key positions and the employees filling them
Press Release  - Aug 19, 2008
Karen Smith takes on a new HySecurity position: Vice President of Sales. Karen says that she and her outside and inside sales staff will work tirelessly with HySecurity sales partners to increase demand for HySecurity’s premium gate operator line....
Linear's AM/II, AE-1, and AE-2 Serving Access Control Market Since 1996 Are Now Discontinued
PR-Inside  - Aug 26, 2008
CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 26, 2008) - Linear LLC, an innovator in telephone entry, access control, gate operator and radio control products, today announced that its AM/II, AE-1 and AE-2, which have been serving access control market needs since 1996, will be discontinued because their key components are no longer available ...
Southern Vinyl Manufacturing Announces Website Overhaul
Press Release  - Aug 18, 2008
Raleigh, NC, August 18, 2008 – Southern Vinyl Manufacturing, LLC announced today the launch of its redesigned company website. Available at www.svmllc.com, the new website features a redesigned and streamlined home page, video clips, user galleries, and a comprehensive online product catalog.....
Aluminum maker unlikely to move to Vancouver, Wash.
Seattle Times, WA  - Aug 26, 2008
The aluminum-fencing and bike-frame maker that earlier this year considered a move to the Port of Vancouver will probably not bring 800 jobs to Clark County, those familiar with the business confirmed on Monday. "The economics make it less likely," said Roy Bennion, managing partner of Seattle-based Sutherland Development, which was hired by a Portland-based aluminum-extrusion business to explore its options for expansion and relocation.....

Decking Industry News

AERT reports widened loss
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AR  - Aug 20, 2008
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. reported a widened second-quarter net loss Tuesday, blaming the poor performance on $ 6. 6 million of payments for legal transactions, regulatory compliance and debt service. ...

Building News - General

Survey Suggests Contractors More Loyal to Brand Than Dealers When Buying Wood Windows
Building Online, CA  - Aug 20, 2008
A recent study was conducted by Minneapolis-based Market Resource Associates (MRA) with Home Builders and Remodeling Contractors to learn more about their purchasing habits for wood windows ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Cemetery fence is in the mail
New Britain Herald, CT  - Aug 26, 2008
NEW BRITAIN - Back in February, the city chose a contractor to replace the 3,786-foot dilapidated fence around Fairview Cemetery for $99,999. Residents and city officials say they are upset about the six-month delay and a little concerned that the fence, along with the city's money is gone with no evidence of progress. ....
Talking Business: Longtime fence builder starts his own business
Longview Daily News, WA  - Aug 25, 2008
Tracy Jennings remembers working on industrial fences when he was 6 with his dad, Steve Caldwell, a well-known Longview fence builder. Building fences was in Jennings’ blood. As an adult, that’s how he’s made his living for more than 25 years, installing and repairing chain-link, vinyl and other types of fences for different companies in Cowlitz County ....
Tree pair felled by a fat fine
Camden Advertiser, Australia  - Aug 21, 2008
CAMDEN Council says a court's heavy fine against a fencing company has sent a strong message to residents about cutting down trees. Mark and Jason Pett, of NSW Fencing, pleaded guilty and were together fined a total of $35,700 by Camden Local Court for cutting down 171 trees in Leppington and Catherine Field. ...

Homeland Security

Security gates planned on 3 Idaho dams
Capital Press (subscription), OR  - Aug 25, 2008
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Officials with the Bureau of Reclamation say they plan to install security gates by the end of this year on roads where they cross three Idaho dams as a precaution against potential terrorist attacks....

Local Government Issues

Safety Fences Being Installed on Hwy 53
WKBT, WI  - Aug 21, 2008
A new construction project will make one La Crosse County highway safer. Wisconsin Department of Transportation crews are adding high-tension fences along Highway 53, which will act as a barrier so traffic cannot cross over the median into oncoming traffic ...
Battlefield fence gets face-lift
Journal and Courier, IN  - Aug 21, 2008
BATTLE GROUND -- For the past three weeks, a paint crew has been restoring the historic fence at the Tippecanoe Battlefield. Built in 1873 at the site of the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, the fence is 3,550 feet long."We had a bit of a slow start because the section they started on had up to nine layers of paint, all in bad shape," said Allen Nail, director of the Tippecanoe County Parks and Recreation Department....
Washington fences in beer garden regulations
Peoria Journal Star, IL  - Aug 25, 2008
WASHINGTON — After nine months of work, the city has come up with beer garden regulations regarding fencing, access and hours of operation that hopefully make everyone happy. "They're something the city can live with, and they address the concerns of the Class A liquor license holders...
Council approves completion of area restaurant fence
Brazil Times, IN  - Aug 25, 2008
One business owner is being allowed to continue his attempt to beautify a portion of downtown Brazil. Mario Martinez, owner of Mario Bros. Mexican Cuisine, presented the Common Council of the City of Brazil drawings and plans for a fenced-in outside dining area in a special meeting Monday afternoon....
Village Board Discusses Fence Ordinance
Mineola American, NY  - Aug 22, 2008
Just exactly what a taxpayer can do with the property he or she owns in the village is outlined in the village code. But whether certain aspects of the code treat some property owners unfairly is an issue that is debatable. The village board considered amending an ordinance change last Wednesday night that would affect corner property owners...


USA Mexico Border Fence

Homeland Security waives protection laws for border fence
Houston Chronicle, TX  - Aug 25, 2008
MISSION — A skyline of construction cranes for Texas' first phase of the border fence loomed less than a mile away as Sierra Club representatives from around the nation recently pleaded for attention to its impact on one of the most diverse ecological systems on the planet....
Critics of Fence Point to Flood at Border Sites
New York Times, NY  - Aug 26, 2008
TUCSON (AP) — Flooding caused by a border security fence in southwestern Arizona shows that the structure is being built too quickly and without regard for the environment, critics say.. ....
Virtual fence construction in Arizona put on hold
The Associated Press  - Aug 20, 2008
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Construction on "virtual fence" projects scheduled along Arizona's border with Mexico is on hold indefinitely because the Interior Department hasn't signed off on use of its lands, federal officials said Tuesday....

Fence Exhibits

Smithsonian Exhibition Explores the Role of Fences in America
Art Daily  - Aug 23, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC.- Fences are icons of the American landscape. They can be used to create a welcoming picture of home or a wall of privacy and security. Fences have pitted rancher against rancher in the battle for scarce resources; back fences serve as meeting places where neighbors share recipes, local gossip or a friendly joke. Americans live between fences. ...

Community Issues

Belmont fencing cost rises along trail
Laconia Citizen, NH  - Aug 25, 2008
The town's portion of a proposed rail trail has hit another snag as engineers now estimate the cost of the fence along the railroad track will be $200,000 — not the $75,000 appropriated by voters. In addition, Belmont Recreation Alternative Trail Team Chair Ron Mitchell said the trail may have to be rerouted because some people along Dutile Road do not want it crossing their property.....
New fence, sign warn parkgoers about bluff after sand collapse
TheNewsTribune.com, WA  - Aug 25, 2008
Park crews have erected a new chain link fence and put up an emergency closure sign to bar entry to a sandy bluff at Dash Point State Park where an Oregon teen was buried in sand. Witnesses said the 15-year-old boy, reportedly from Newberg, Ore., ....
Via fence will save lives and property
Windsor Star, Canada - Aug 25, 2008
Both freight and passenger trains have been operated by unionized locomotive engineers along the shores of Lake St. Clair since June 5, 1893. Now retired, I was one of the engineers who for many decades witnessed squatters' plant vegetable gardens, dig fire pits, store vehicles/boats and erect buildings on land they did not own...

Fences and Animals

Making fences friendlier for wildlife
Laconia Citizen, NH  - Aug 25, 2008
Though fencing is a high-maintenance necessity in all its many forms-barbed-wire, woven-wire, electric, jackleg and more-today it can also be more wildlife friendly than in the past. After some serious research and testing, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has just released "A Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Friendly Fences: How to Build Fence with Wildlife in Mind."...
Pet-friendly landscaping keeps animals safe, happy
Dallas Morning News, TX  - Aug 20, 2008
The great outdoors can offer both adventure and hazard to pets. So pet care and landscaping experts suggest releasing dogs and cats into a well-maintained, pet-friendly yard that's safe and fun for them to explore...
Fence to keep out wolves
Shanghai Daily, China - Aug 25, 2008
CHINA’S Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has erected an iron wire fence more than 100 kilometers long to prevent wild wolves invading from the Mongolian People’s Republic to the north. Wolves have mainly raided livestock at Alxa, on the border, with one local herder claiming 16 of her sheep were killed and eaten by wolves in February and March....

Fences and Neighbors

Good neighbours don't deserve a rail fence
Windsor Star, Canada  - Aug 21, 2008
In response to Gord Henderson's column, Start Packing, on Aug. 14: It is deplorable that Mr. Henderson used the death of Krista McNorton to try and make his point about Via Rail's plans to erect fencing in the Chatham-to- Windsor corridor....
Fence poses parking problem for Nashua couple
Nashua Telegraph, NH  - Aug 22, 2008
NASHUA – Rick and Debbie Bourassa are on the verge of celebrating 25 years of marriage. Ten of those years they have shared with their Doberman pinscher, Jake. The dog has been a source of pleasure and comfort for the Bourassas, who haven’t had much of either over the last decade...

Stolen Fences

Thieves steal metal from fence on bridge
Windsor Star, Canada  - Aug 21, 2008
Seventeen sections of aluminum barrier fencing were cut from a Claymont bridge overpass between Sunday and Monday, police said. The overpass is on Naamans Road, just west of Hickman Road near the Tri State Mall, said Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh, a state police spokesman....

Schools and Fences

D-Day for Kearsley school security fence plan
This Is Lancashire, UK  - Aug 21, 2008
A SCHOOL in Kearsley could find out tomorrow if it is allowed to put up a new security fence. Bolton Council’s planning and highways committee will consider the application by St Stephen’s Kearsley Moor Primary School at a public meeting at Bolton town hall...


Bangladesh opposes Indian plan to fence border
AFP  - Aug 25, 2008
DHAKA (AFP) — An Indian plan to build more fencing on the border with Bangladesh will not stop illegal cattle trading, which leads to regular deaths in the area, a Bangladeshi official said Monday. India has erected a barbed wire fence along more than half of the 4,000-kilometre (2,500-mile) border in recent years...


Weird News

Kentucky politician jailed after joke; charge dismissed
Canoe, Canada - Aug 25, 2008
HARLAN, Ky. - Politicians are known for lame jokes. But when Otis "Bullman" Hensley tried a generations-old Appalachian jest on a woman and two girls at the grocery store, the family thought it was downright criminal....

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