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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe August 28, 2012  
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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

Keystone Steel & Wire Recognized for Company-Wide Recycling Program
Press Release - Aug 24, 2012
Keystone Steel & Wire, manufacturer of Red Brand® fence, was recently chosen to receive the coveted 2012 Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) Achievement in Environmental Stewardship and Recycling Award. ...
Access-Control Manufacturer DoorKing Introduces Maximum Security Gate Operators
Professional Door Dealer - Aug 21, 2012
Access-control and gate operator manufacturer DoorKing Inc. has introduced the 9200 series of maximum security slide gate operators. Designed for vehicular gates up to 100 feet long and weighing up to 5,000 pounds,....
MIDE Products Enhances Fence Hook Line with New Products
PRWeb - Aug 23, 2012
MIDE Products announced today the addition of two new products to their line of Fence Hooks and Accessories. The new Attachable Hooks are designed to be used where their current products do not work, such as Pool Screen Enclosures...
C & K donates to local Southwest FFA chapter
McCook Daily Gazette - Aug 23, 2012
A public warning not to deal with rogue fencing and decking contractor Matthew Rixon has not prevented his continuing to trade in Canberra....

Decking Industry News

CPG International Inc. To Acquire TimberTech
Herald Online - Aug 24, 2012
CPG International Inc. today announces the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire TimberTech, a subsidiary of the Crane Group and well-known manufacturer of high quality, low maintenance decking, railing and accessory products ...
Enter the Western Red Cedar Decking Contest:
building-products - Aug 24, 2012
The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association is hosting its second "Real DIY Summer Contest." Both homeowners and deck builders are invited to enter by Sept. 12 ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Warnings no bar to rogue fencing contractor
Canberra Times - Aug 27, 2012
A public warning not to deal with rogue fencing and decking contractor Matthew Rixon has not prevented his continuing to trade in Canberra....
A feminine touch at Jim's Fencing
Franchising - Aug 27, 2012
Liz Olivier is the newest recruit at Jim's Fencing, and the fact that she's a woman isn't stopping her from getting her hands dirty at the fencing franchise.....
DSRL loses out in security fence contract wrangle
John O'Groat Journal - Aug 22, 2012
A DISPUTE in the contract to erect a fence as part of a £7 million security upgrade at Dounreay has had to be settled by an industry arbitration panel....

Local Government Issues

New fencing makes access to Huntsville homeless camps harder
Huntsville Times - Aug 27, 2012
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- New fences erected Monday are making it harder to reach two of Huntsville's main homeless camps, but officials say they are not a move to close the camps....
Franklin may impose fence permit fee
The Tennessean - Aug 27, 2012
FRANKLIN – Before you build a new fence in Franklin, you could be paying the city a $35 fence permit fee first. Franklin Planning Commission members will vote Thursday night on approving a new city rule establishing a permit for installations of some new fences.....
West Linda property owners weigh state fence options for levee
Appeal-Democrat - Aug 24, 2012
A handful of property owners along Riverside Drive and Feather River Boulevard in west Linda have a few more months to decide how the state will put a fence through what they believe is their property.....

Fences and Neighbors

Police: Neighbor's Fence Argument Gets Ugly
Mountpleasant-SC.Patch - Aug 22, 2012
A dispute over property lines and a fence got so heated one neighbor nearly went to jail, according to Mount Pleasant police report.....

Home Owner Associations

TOWN HALL: HOA, resolve the fence contoversy
Colorado Springs Gazette - Aug 21, 2012
The homeowners association of Retreat at Rockrimmon, the gated community in which Farrer lives, will not allow her to build exactly the fence she needs....

Community Issues

Art, air, music ... and fence
Gazette Times - Aug 25, 2012
ALBANY -- Want to hear Styx thank “Mr. Roboto?” You might want to get to the Oregon Amphitheater at Timber-Linn Memorial Park a bit early.....
Temple fence in Chachoengsao angers vendors
Nation Multimedia - Aug 25, 2012
"Why has the temple erected the fence without consulting us first? The fence will affect us. It will destroy our livelihoods," food vendor Krissada Kosayanond said....

Fencing and Railroads

Union Pacific to fence in-town railroad tracks
Grand Island Independent - Aug 25, 2012
Two months after a Grand Island teen was killed while cutting across Union Pacific railroad tracks in Grand Island, the railroad has made a commitment to fencing its in-town tracks.....

Republican National Convention

From unobstructed views to fortress-like fencing
MyFox Tampa Bay - Aug 24, 2012
TAMPA (FOX 13) - The Republican National Convention is getting real in downtown Tampa. Street closures started Friday evening and by the time they're done, most streets south of Jackson will be closed to traffic for the convention.....
Security fences sprout up downtown as Republican convention nears
The Tampa Tribune - Aug 24, 2012
A metal Great Wall the length of Brorein Street and packs of bicycling cops greeted downtown workers Thursday, the surest sign of the coming Republican National Convention.....


Fences and Animals

Fence added to overpass to prevent deer from jumping
WAOW - Aug 22, 2012
WOOD COUNTY (WAOW) - Along with the construction of a new highway in Wood County comes a new fence for an overpass.....
Groups offer funding for bison fencing
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Aug 22, 2012
Good fences make good neighbors, especially if those neighbors are bison. Four conservation groups are offering fencing funding to those who live in areas where bison could roam but who don’t want bison on their property.....

USA Mexico Border Fence

New border fence: Arizona plans its own 200-mile fence
Christian Science Monitor - Aug 27, 2012
Members of the Arizona Legislature's border security advisory committee want the state to begin building a mile of fencing along the border with Mexico even though it has raised only a fraction of the needed money....
MAP: Meeting this week for new Starr, Hidalgo border fence
Monitor - Aug 26, 2012
Noel Benavides summed up the sentiment of many residents when asked about new stretches of border fencing proposed in Starr and western Hidalgo counties....

International Borders

New all-weather fence for LoC?
Deccan Chronicle - Aug 27, 2012
In a bid to eliminate infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir, the government is mulling erection of a new all-weather fence along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan that can even withstand the harshest snow conditions....

Weird News

Minnesota man dreams of dog, wakes to bear in face - Aug 24, 2012
John Steitz was having a nap on a hiking trail in northeastern Minnesota, dreaming about playing with a dog. But when he woke up, it was a bear on top of him...

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