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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe December 28, 2010  
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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

Security industry wins major fix in new law  - Dec 27, 2010
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. security industry has won a major fix in a 4-year-old law that restricted its operations because of a blanket rule designed to satisfy energy efficiency standards...
Automatic Entry Systems completes sliding gate installation spanning an opening of 10 metres
Security Park  - Dec 21, 2010
Having already completed several successful installations at the Sheffield Forgemasters International site, Automatic Entry Systems was awarded a contract to carry out a further two this year...

Decking Industry News

Co-Extruded Composite Deck Board requires minimal maintenance.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room  - Dec 21, 2010
Offered in gray, cedar, and walnut, stain- and fade-resistant Latitudes Captiva(TM) integrates Strandex® technology coupled with co-extruded cap stock material...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence Worker Pounds The Pavement For Work
KERO-TV 23  - Dec 27, 2010
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The storm of the weakened economy has taken many jobs away, but the recent rain storms have helped one business get some much needed customers. Many wooden fences have little defenses against sever weather....
AutoGate Sytems  - Dec 21, 2010
Mark M. Cirillo started out in the entry gate industry in the early 1980s in Florida, working with a large fencing contractor...
Recycling goes bush
ABC Local  - Dec 21, 2010
Fencing is a never-ending and expensive job for many south-east properties, in farming country which enjoys the shelter provided from native trees, and the pastures that meander through the farming landscape ...

Local Government Issues

Say 8-foot-tall solid structure violates code and is 'spite fence'
Annapolis Capital  - Dec 27, 2010
By EARL KELLY, Staff Writer Two Eastport residents have appealed to the city for a review of the 8-foot tall, solid vinyl fence ...
New fencing planned for Jenner Township park
Daily American Online  - Dec 27, 2010
JENNER TOWNSHIP — Thanks to donations through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, the Jenner Township Community Park Board is touting plans for a safety improvement project.
SD town's cemetery pillars to stay
KCAU  - Dec 27, 2010
Pillars at cemetery entrances in Dell Rapids won't be torn down. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that citizens and members of 2 cemetery boards told city council members they opposed the removal of the pillars and fence...

Community Issues

Revivers of downtrodden Dunbar Village hope removing fences will make good neighbors
Palm Beach Post  - Dec 26, 2010
WEST PALM BEACH — Already imprisoned in a lifelong battle with poverty, Robert and Cynthia Johnson just want the simple ability to walk across the street to the market ...
Builders urged to erect fences to protect people
GulfNews  - Dec 27, 2010
Abu Dhabi: The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City yesterday urged building contractors to set up temporary fences around construction sites in the capital to ...
Hackney Cemetery gets new fence
South Shore News and Tribune  - Dec 22, 2010
RIVERVIEW - Hackney Cemetery just got a much-needed facelift. The 125-year-old cemetery had been surrounded by a chain-link fence installed in 1982. Though the fence had been repaired on several occasions ...
Elecrtic fence stops children sledging at National Trust site  - Dec 27, 2010
FAMILIES living close to a popular sledging spot were shocked to discover their fun had been ruined by the erection of an electric fence...

Fences and Neighbors

No action over man's death after 'fence dispute'
ndependent  - Dec 23, 2010
A man arrested on suspicion of murdering his next-door neighbour following a reported dispute over a garden fence will face no criminal action ...
Good neighbors are good with or without fences
Springfield News Sun  - Dec 27, 2010
We had neighbors with no fences. When each neighbor installed a fence both apologetically explained the fence logic. One needed privacy when he installed a ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence construction nears completion in Hope Park
Brownsville Herald - Dec 26, 2010
On a crisp December morning, Justo Ahumada stood at the edge of the levee near Hope Park watching a group of construction workers ply at the rusty iron fence now snaking its way along the U.S.-Mexico border ...

Fencing and Airports

Port Authority installing bollards at air terminals
Times Herald-Record  - Dec 28, 2010
NEW YORK — The Port Authority will install bollards in front of tenant airline terminals at its Kennedy, Newark and La Guardia airports...
Decatur Airport making progress on fence to keep out wildlife
Herald & Review  - Dec 21, 2010
DECATUR - The fence around Decatur Airport goes nowhere, at least for now. About nine feet high with a foot of barbed wire at the top, the fence winds around three miles of the airport's boundaries before stopping in a field...

Schools and Fences

State to pay $65G toward Saugus High School fence
The Daily Item of Lynn  - Dec 22, 2010
SAUGUS - The Department of Transportation has agreed to pay $65000 toward an eight-foot composite fence to be installed ...
Fury over university's fencing move
Derby Evening Telegraph  - Dec 22, 2010
A CAMPAIGNER has made a stinging attack on the University of Derby, accusing it of making the city's Sturgess Fields look like a concentration camp ...

Fences and Weather

Repairs begin on fences flattened by wind
KOAA Colorado Springs News  - Dec 22, 2010
Expensive repairs have begun on wooden fences in the Pikes Peak region flattened by Monday's wind gusts exceeding 80 miles per hour in some areas ...
Residents evacuate homes
San Bernardino Sun  - Dec 28, 2010
An employee of The Gas Company theorized that the wind knocked down the power line, electrifying a chain-link fence. The electricity then jumped from the ...

Stolen Fences

Fence stolen from home, only posts remain
NBC2 News  - Dec 22, 2010
LEE COUNTY: A man who recently purchased a home in Lehigh Acres contacted deputies after someone stole his chain link fence surrounding his yard, according to Lee County Sheriff's Office reports...


Weird News

N.J. woman enjoys 30,000-calorie holiday dinner - Dec 27, 2010
And you thought you were feeling full after your holiday meals. A New Jersey mother who is trying to become the fattest woman in the world sat down for a 30,000-calorie Christmas dinner over the weekend...

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