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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

The Chamberlain Group One-on-One: Robert Markwart and Gary Scott Discuss Goals for Access-Control Company
Professional Door Dealer  - Oct 7, 2012
The Chamberlain Group Inc., a single-source provider of access-control products for residential and commercial applications, recently appointed two presidents for two of the company's brands....
Darfen hits 100 years of putting up the fences
Yorkshire Press  - Oct 9, 2012
A FENCING company which has survived two world wars, numerous economic downturns and huge advances in technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. ....
US Private Sector Homeland Security Market - 2012 Edition
Herald Online  - Oct 3, 2012
The US economic downturn has had an adverse effect on the 2009-2010 private sector homeland security (HLS) market, but despite the capital investment aversion trend, the US private sector demonstrates a strong demand for HLS related products and services....

Fence Contractors in the News

Portslade fencing boss fined after customer injured by forklift truck
The Argus  - Oct 7, 2012
A business owner has been fined nearly £14,000 after a customer was injured by a forklift truck. Richard Meaker, of RJ Meaker Fencing, was found guilty of two breaches of health and safety laws at a hearing at Brighton Magistrates’ Court. ....
Jacksons Fencing Named Business Of The Year
Jacksons Security Press Release  - Oct 7, 2012
Ashford based perimeter security and timber fencing specialist, Jacksons Fencing has today been awarded the title ‘South of England Business of the Year’ in the prestigious British Chamber of Commerce Chamber Awards 2012. ....

Local Government Issues

City of Pasco finally fixes fence
KEPR-TV  - Oct 8, 2012
PASCO, Wash. -- KEPR is following up on a Pasco fence that was costing neighbors thousands of dollars to keep fix after vandals continued to kick, punch and break the wood. After a year, the spots along Road 84 are now being repaired.....
Fairness of fencing requirement questioned
Otega Daily News  - Oct 4, 2012
A stoush over a private property owner's encroachment on reserve land at Albert Town continued this week, with allegations of unfair treatment aimed at the council.....
Fence plans separate HMB neighborhood
HMBReview  - Oct 3, 2012
Battle lines have been drawn through a Half Moon Bay neighborhood over plans by housing developers to install a fence at the end of Highland Avenue and cut off a popular shortcut to the local high school....

Community Issues

Mural fence plan opposed on Main Street
Buffalo News  - Oct 9, 2012
In early July, a group of young Buffalo artists transformed the south side of a brick building at 515 Main St. into a colorful, contemporary mural. For many denizens of the slowly re-emerging downtown neighborhood,....
Fairness of fencing requirement questioned
Otega Daily News  - Oct 4, 2012
A stoush over a private property owner's encroachment on reserve land at Albert Town continued this week, with allegations of unfair treatment aimed at the council.....
McHenry approves $58K for dog park
The Argus  - Oct 7, 2012
McHENRY– Plans to develop the city’s first dog park are moving ahead with fence installation and landscaping set to be complete by December......
Dixie Highway business owner tears down hated fence
Buck Local News  - Oct 4, 2012
LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A Dixie Highway business owner has torn down a park fence he contends obscures his busines...
Maui's surfboard fence celebrates creative recycling
USA Today  - Oct 7, 2012
In the town of Haiku on the island of Maui, the "Surfboard Fence" draws curious visitors and neighbors.....

Railroad Fencing

Railroad fence continues to be a source of frustration along Garden Street in Bristol Borough
Buck Local News  - Oct 7, 2012
The mantra continues as the fence constructed earlier this year along the railroad banks and across the street from rows of well-kept homes, is, as many feared, nearly choked behind unchecked weeds, bushes and mini trees that have cropped up and remain untended......

Stolen Fences

Man charged with stealing fence tells his side of story
WPXI  - Oct 8, 2012
PITTSBURGH — A man arrested after police accused him of stealing a piece of railing from a city sidewalk believes he did nothing wrong and was helping the environment........
Freytown Cemetery fencing stolen
Moscow Villager  - Oct 2, 2012
Covington Twp. -- On Tuesday, Sept. 18, a police report was filed with the Covington Township Police Department after Covington Supervisor Thomas Yerke was making his normal rounds and noticed that all of the cast iron fencing around the Freytown Cemetery was missing......
Police hunt thieves over farm fencing theft
Farmers Weekly  - Oct 3, 2012
Brazen thieves have stolen metal fencing panels used to keep criminals off fields belonging to a crime-plagued farmer.......

AG Fencing

Individual plant treatments extend fence life
Buck Local News  - Oct 4, 2012
Fencing is an expensive but necessary part of rangeland and pasture management. With countless miles of fence line, ranchers invest huge amounts of time, labor and materials tokeep fences in good condition.....


USA Mexico Border Fence

A Barrier for South Texas Wildlife
New York Times - Oct 4, 2012
A line of 18-foot-high steel posts spaced four inches apart flank the entrance of part of one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the United States, and one of the most endangered. Bifurcated by the fence is the Nature Conservancy’s Southmost Preserve near Brownsvillle, Tex ...

International Borders

India to fence borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh
Pakistan Observer - Oct 6, 2012
New Delhi—The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is keen on virtual fencing of challenging areas along the border with Bangladesh and Pakistan in a bid to tackle illegal immigration, terrorist infiltration and drug smuggling. ...

Weird News

Mom charged for tattooing daughter, 11 - Oct 7, 2012
A tattooed North Carolina mom is charged with with giving her 11-year-old daughter a heart-shaped tat using her own tools....

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