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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

InventHelp Invention Assists in Pulling up Fence-Posts
PRWeb  - Nov 29, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 "The 4x4 wooden base of a fence post may break because of an accident, high winds or rot, or simply when trying to resecure or relocate the fence," said an inventor from Burbank, Ill. ...
Saint Jude storm lifts B&Q sales as householders fork out for fence panels
The Guardian  - Nov 29, 2012
Sales of fence panels and water pumps in the wake of the Saint Jude storm helped performance at B&Q owner Kingfisher, which revealed a 4.6% rise in sales in the quarter to 2 November. ...
Aluminium Fencing - Beauty without Maintenance
Industry Today (press release)  - Nov 29, 2012
Aluminium is a popular fencing choice for several reasons. They carry the beauty and elegance resembling that of wrought iron fences but without the need for extensive and regular maintenance. ...

Decking Industry News

Bison Innovative Products Now Offering Ipe Wood Deck Tile, Ensures Longevity
SBWire  - Nov 26, 2012
The only thing one should expect before installing an outdoor deck is the longevity of the wooden deck tiles used. The customer needs to be sure that the wood tiles require minimum to zero maintenance once they are installed.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Hire a pro to build you a fence that offers privacy, durability and style
The Record  - Dec 1, 2012
Have you moved into a brand new home that requires a fence? Is your old fence starting to lean a little too far? Perhaps you just want to update the look of your fence to fit in with the rest of your landscaping for a private garden oasis.....

Local Government Issues

Wildlife fencing to continue north of city
Today's News-Herald  - Dec 3, 2012
A wildlife fencing project along State Route 95 north of Lake Havasu City will continue this week with access to Lone Tree Mountain Road closed 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday....
Saratoga: Water district's plan to build fence unpopular
Nunatsiaq Online  - Dec 2, 2012
A number of Saratoga residents are frustrated and upset by the Santa Clara Valley Water District's recent announcement of a plan to build a fence along the Calabazas Creek,...
Fearing theft, vandalism, Iqaluit proposes $260,000 fence for garage
Nunatsiaq Online  - Nov 28, 2012
The City of Iqaluits public works department needs another $119,000 to build a security fence around its garage on Federal Rd., on top of $140,000 budgeted for the project in 2013.....
Thurrock councillors bidding to beat fence enforcement action
The Essex Enquirer - Nov 28, 2012
TTWO senior Labour councillors have ignored an enforcement notice to pull down a controversial fence around their home and instead have resubmitted an application for it to remain.....

Community Issues

This fence makes sad neighbors
Daily Progress  - Dec 3, 2012
Its not as unfortunate as the fencing of the magnificent historic oak near the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. . ...
Fence message proposal works in Corpus Christi
Wichita Eagle  - Nov 27, 2012
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas A chain-link fence marriage proposal has worked for a South Texas man who used a similar plastic-cups effort to invite the same gal to prom in 2007....
Darts stars help raise 2748 for Oaktree's speedway fence fund
Burnham-On-Sea  - Nov 28, 2012
Darts stars help raise 2,748 for Oaktree's speedway fence fund ... to have safety fences to protect riders, hence the need to buy the new air fence at The Oaktree....

Schools and Fences

Board OKs $78K for fencing, security gates at Oak Ridge schools
Oak Ridger  - Nov 29, 2012
Board OKs $78K for fencing, security gates at Oak Ridge schools....


Pool Safety

Kerre McIvor: Pool-fencing laws suit bureaucracy, not children's water safety
New Zealand Herald  - Dec 1, 2012
Maurice Williamson announced last week that there will be changes to pool-safety laws which, he says, will make things simpler and safer for all....
Paddling pool fencing rules clarified
ONE News  - Nov 28, 2012
Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson has clarified new rules around the fencing of paddling pools....

USA-Mexico Border Fence

US rethinks border fence as Mexican economy picks up steam
The Australian  - Dec 3, 2012
The fence was built by the US to keep out illegal immigrants, but suddenly the global economy has changed....


Bulgaria to put fence along border with Turkey to limit influx of illegal immigrants
Fox News  - Nov 28, 2012
SOFIA, BULGARIA Bulgarian authorities say they are constructing a fence on a 30-kilometer (19-mile) stretch of the country's 274-kilometer (171-mile) border with Turkey in an effort to stop illegal immigration....
Morocco: 450-km barbed-wire fence along Algeria border
ansamed  - Dec 2, 2012
ANSAmed) - TUNIS, DECEMBER 2 - Morocco has announced it is building a 450-kilometer barbed-wire fence along its Algeria border in an effort to stop clandestine immigration from sub-Saharan Africa and drug trafficking, Arab-language daily Akhbar Al Youm reported. ....
Morocco: 450-km barbed-wire fence along Algeria border
New Straits Times - Nov 30, 2012
KOTA BARU: An electronic fence will be installed along the Malaysia-Thai border in Kelantan to curb smuggling, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.....


Weird News

Beijing Destroys Barbecue Grills to Cut Pollution
ABC News - Nov 27, 2013
Beijing is waging a war against air pollution, one barbecue at a time. Authorities in the capital have destroyed more than 500 open-air barbecues "to cut PM2.5" the tiny particulate matter in the air that can enter deep into the lungs.....

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