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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe January 4, 2011  
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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

BD Loops Preformed Loops – New Sizes Available
Press Release - Jan 3, 2011
BD Loops manufacturer of preformed direct burial and saw-cut inductance loops will be offering 3 new standard size loops beginning January 10th, 2011. The new sizes will come with various lead-in lengths as follows:..
Betafence aims at lessening the impact of rising steel prices
SteelGuru  - Jan 4, 2011
The UK's largest wire manufacturer Betafence has brought forward production of Rylock stock fence, barbed wire and fencing wire at its Sheffield factory..
Security Solutions' SSCB road blocker crash tested to 30mph
Security Park - Dec 28, 2010
As many modern traffic-flows on high security sites are designed to limit vehicle speeds, Security Solutions realised that there was a demand for a road blocker to be crash tested to just 30mph. Security Solutions has developed a cost effective crash rated road-blocker..
Fences around the world
New Zealand Herald  - Dec 31, 2010
Since the early 1960s William Gallagher has driven the development of his family-owned company from a "10-man" firm into a global enterprise employing more than 1000 people....
SCW Adds Access Control Product Line After ISC
PRLog.Org (press release)  - Dec 29, 2010
Security Camera Warehouse (SCW, LLC) adds many new products as a result of going to ISC Solutions in New York. Most notably, SCW, LLC has added an entire section of locks, metal detectors, door and gate closers, alarms, and other access control products...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Introduces DeckWorks™ Deck Design Software
Business Wire (press release)  - Jan 4, 2011
The brand that elevates outdoor living is providing professional partners with another way to elevate their businesses. Trex Company is introducing a high-quality, versatile deck design program for contractors, designers and landscape architects that outperforms all other software previously available on the marketplace...

Fence Contractors in the News

Norfolk's Eco Fence & Doors secures Ł500000 in sales
Norwich Evening News  - Dec 31, 2010
Growing demand for recycled products has helped manufacturer Eco Fence & Doors secure orders worth more than Ł500,000 in its first 10 months of trading...
Tree service owners find success with fence and door venture
Alton Telegraph  - Dec 31, 2010
ALTON - "Branching out" has proven to be a wise decision for husband and wife team Ron and Diana Garner, owners of Garner's Tree Service. "Things are good," Ron Garner said...

Local Government Issues

Frederick fence to deter jaywalkers
Washington Post  - Dec 30, 2010
By AP The Maryland State Highway Administration is erecting a 6-foot fence to deter jaywalkers along a retail stretch of US 40 in Frederick..
City council considers fence ordinance  - Dec 31, 2010
SEBRING - Appropriate heights and types of fences and walls that will be allowed in areas of the city of Sebring will be discussed 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when the city council considers amendments to its fence ordinance..
Fish And Game Gets Grant To Finish Fence  - Dec 30, 2010
Fish and Game has been working on a $100000 project to build a wire fence along Interstate 15 from southern Pocatello down through the Portneuf area ...
Supervisors want beach fencing at Assateague
Delmarva Daily Times  - Dec 31, 2010
ACCOMAC -- Accomack County supervisors narrowly approved, by a 5-4 vote, a request to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and National Park Service officials to install fencing or other material, like discarded Christmas trees, on Assateague beach to try to trap sand and help stop washover of the beach...
The Buzz: Phantom million-dollar fence haunts Internet
Sacramento Bee  - Jan 1, 2011
That tale of the $1 million fence? It's outrageous – but incorrect Sometimes so-called facts on the Internet aren't worth the pixels they're published with....

Community Issues

New fence aims to cut bad behaviour
Stoke & Staffordshire  - Jan 1, 2011
PENSIONERS hope to be spared the anguish of gangs gathering in their gardens under plans to boost security on their doorsteps.....
$38.6 million fence for Princess Margaret Hospital
Jamaica Observer  - Jan 1, 2011
National Health Fund (NHF) has approved a grant of $38.6 million to erect a perimeter fence to enclose the Princess Margaret Hospital compound in Morant Bay, St Thomas.....
New safety measures at popular sliding site
Alton Telegraph  - Dec 31, 2010
Noah Whitford and city crews build a fence and install tires to help protect sledders at Garbage Hill Wednesday. Even as tobogganers laughed and zipped down Garbage Hill Wednesday afternoon, ....

Schools and Fences

GHS fence project gains narrow approval
Gustine Press-Standard (blog)  - Dec 30, 2010
GUSTINE - A fencing project at Gustine High School was approved recently by the school board, but not before extensive discussion and one failed motion....


USA Mexico Border Fence

KTH: Virtual border fence a virtual disaster
CNN (blog)  - Dec 30, 2010
No, Bush did not institute the Virtual Fence Project. BUSH AND BOEING instituted it. Big, big difference. The money was the major player and the fence was...

Fences and Neighbors

Firm sues neighbour over removal of fence  - Jan 3, 2011
A small property holding company in Dartmouth is suing its neighbour for taking down its back fence with a chainsaw. ..

International Borders

Concern over proposed Greek border fence
CNN International  - Jan 4, 2011
Greece's decision to build a 12-kilometer (7.5-mile) fence along its border with Turkey in a bid to curb illegal immigration has caused mixed reactions, with humanitarian agencies saying the fence could prevent asylum seekers from reaching safety...
Greece scales back proposed border fence with Turkey
Monsters and  - Jan 3, 2011
Athens/Brussels - Stung by criticism, the Greek government on Monday was backing away from a plan to build a fence along its border with Turkey in a bid to keep out illegal immigrants, according to government sources. ...


Weird News

Dog gets head stuck in wall - Dec 29, 2010
LOS ANGELES - California animal rescue officers were called in after an eight-month old German Shepherd dog mysteriously got his head stuck in a wall this week...

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