Follow fenceweek on Twitter
 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe November 5, 2013  
Website  |  Submit News  |  FenceWeek  |  Sponsoring  |   Archives
About FenceWeek - weekly email
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

Fortress Railing Products Establishes Distribution Partnership with OWL Distribution in the Ontario and Quebec Provinces
Press Release  - Oct 30, 2013
Fortress Railing Products, an industry leader and manufacturer of railing products, announces its partnership with OWL Distribution, a wholesaler and logistical provider of building materials to retail lumberyards, to service the Ontario and Quebec markets....
DoorKing and TagMaster NA Provide Access Solution for Cal Stripe
Press Release  - Oct 30, 2013
TACOMA, Wa. | October 30, 2013 - TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), was installed at the Cal Stripe maintenance yard in Colton, CA.....
Access-Control Supplier MMTC Revamps Website, Adds E-Commerce Capabilities
Professional Door Dealer  - Nov 4, 2013
MMTC Inc., a supplier of commercial and residential controls and accessories, has redesigned its website at to provide a more user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality, the company said in a press release. C...

Decking Industry News

Trex Reinforces Commitment To Employing U.S. Veterans
PRNewswire  - Nov 4, 2013
Securing employment at home for Americans completing their military service is a constant challenge in these economic times. Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, is committed to doing its part to help....
MoistureShield(r) Decking Featured on This Old House(r)
Newsday  - Oct 30, 2013
Watch for MoistureShield® composite decking on the THIS OLD HOUSE® television program airing this fall. For its 34th national season, the show's experts refurbish several homes on the Jersey Shore damaged by Superstorm Sandy in the fall of 2012...
Boston Cedar Proudly Announces Distribution of Trex Decking and Railing, KOMA Trim boards, and an Expanded Line of RDI Railings  - Nov 1, 2013
he New Products Will Join Boston Cedar’s Legacy Offerings Boston Cedar is very pleased to announce that the company has been awarded distribution rights of three exceptional product lines. Starting on Friday, November 1st, 2013 Boston Cedar will market, stock, and deliver Trex® Decking and Railing;...
OrePac to Distribute Full AZEK and TimberTech Product Lines Throughout the Western U.S.
Building Online  - Nov 4, 2013
SCRANTON, PA -- CPG Building Products announced that it has partnered with OrePac Building Products to distribute the full-line of AZEK products throughout the Western United States, including the Pacific Northwest. Headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon,...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fences without all of the strain
The Australian  - Nov 5, 2013
QUEENSLAND inventor Jamie Stenhouse is in talks with agricultural equipment companies on the manufacture and distribution of his brainchild: a machine to make fencing quicker and easier. - See more at:
2 customers upset, say McMinn fence contractor didn't deliver
WATE  - Oct 30, 2013
POWELL (WATE) - A McMinn County fence contractor has some unhappy customers in several East Tennessee counties. Many promises were made but never delivered....
Regulation Nation: Noah's Ark floats on
Fox News Video  - Oct 26, 2013
Animal sanctuary raises enough cash to build mandated fence. ... Regulation Nation: Noah's Ark floats on....

Local Government Issues

Washoe Valley fence an attempt to keep freeway clear of snow
Nevada Appeal  - Nov 2, 2013
Drivers passing the Bowers Mansion cutoff at the north end of Washoe Valley might have noticed a strange-looking wooden slat fence going up on the west side of the freeway.....
Vista Bridge neighbors say fences were a bad idea, consider other solutions
Oregon Live  - Nov 1, 2013
Neighbors who oppose the fences lining Vista Bridge had one thing to say to city officials Thursday: we told you so.....

Community Issues

Dog park fencing expected to begin in two weeks
Kawartha Media Groupe  - Oct 31, 2013
If city councillors give the go-ahead for the dog park at Farmcrest on Nov. 12, fencing could begin the next day. The company set to fence the dog park at Farmcrest is itching to get started, says Coun. Len Vass, who has become the de-facto general contractor on the project.....

Home Owner Associations

Blind man fights with HOA over neighborhood fence
KXAN  - Nov 1, 2013
AUSTIN (KXAN) - A legally blind man is planning to sue his homeowners association after they blocked access to a bus stop. Chris Prentice is legally blind. .....


Fences and Weather

High wind caused a construction fence to collapse on 40th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue in Midtown, injuring 3 people  - Nov 1, 2013
MIDTOWN (WABC) -- High wind caused a construction fence to collapse on 40th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue in Midtown, injuring 3 people.....

Stolen Fences

Metal thieves nab Oregon highway fencing
KGW  - Nov 1, 2013
ESTACADA, Ore. -- Metal thieves have been stealing the fencing that keeps rocks from falling onto Highway 224, police said. Sometime between Oct. 14 and Oct. 24, about 20 sections of fencing were stolen from the side of the highway eight miles east of Estacada, said Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings.....

Fencing and Railroads

Much ado about fencing: SLO city and Union Pacific Railroad officials ramp up the fight against illegal track crossing
New Times SLO  - Oct 31, 2013
Whoever claimed that there are no shortcuts in life never lived on Murray Street. The ongoing tug-of-war between Cal Poly students and the city of San Luis Obispo has a new focal point, this time at a short stretch of fencing ...


Israel to build fence along border with Jordan
Nation  - Nov 4, 2013
JERUSALEM : Israel will build a security fence on the border with Jordan, a report said on Sunday, enraging Palestinians ahead of talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Israel has long stated that it seeks to retain a long-term military presence along the Jordan Valley, which the Palestinians vigorously oppose. .....
Razor wire on fence dividing Melilla from Morocco condemned as inhumane
The Guardian  - Nov 1, 2013
The Spanish government's decision to reintroduce razor-sharp barbed wire to the border fence that divides the enclave of Melilla from Morocco in north Africa has been condemned by human rights activists as inhumane. .....

Weird News

$300k Ferrari run over by delivery truck backing up
NBC News - Oct 30, 2013
If you think you had a bad day at the office, check out the misfortune of one delivery truck driver who accidentally backed into a $300,000 Ferrari FF on Columbus Avenue in New York City on Oct. 30......

Classified Ads



The Ultimate Welders Guide to manufacturing gates. Includes all cutting, notching, and bracing specifications for residential, commercial and industrial gates. Also includes kennel panels, tools and more. Only $49.95 Phone: 810-241-2900 or e-mail to order. Now available for immediate download.



Echelon Genesis | 4� ht. ($34/panel & $10/post) | 5� ht. ($35/panel & $12/post) | 6� ht. ($36/panel & $15/post) | $10/panel for Triads or Quad Flares | Gates are on sale | 90 day terms on orders over $10k | Click here for complete details

6� height Echelon Classic & Majestic | Panels ($36) | Line, End & Corner Posts ($15) | 10% off Gates | Click here for complete details

Call 888-333-3422 to place your order today!





To view pages in PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Click the icon for a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader:
Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

(Acrobat and the Acrobat logo are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated)

About This E-Mail
You received this newsletter because you registered your name and email address requesting fenceweek or fencebids. To sign up for other newsletters, unsubscribe, change delivery options or your e-mail address, see  

Suggestions and feedback are welcome at

How to Advertise
For information on advertising in e-mail newsletters or other advertising opportunities with FenceWeek, contact or visit our sponsoring page.

Send all correspondences to de facto, inc. PO Box 602 Bedford MA 01730 . Neither the US Government nor any agency, nor de facto, inc, nor any of the contractors, subcontractors, advertisers, or employees makes any warranty, expressed or implied including any warranty of completeness, or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for any party's use or the result of such contents of the newsletter. In no event will de facto's liability, if any, exceed the value of the weekly charge for the information provided giving rise to such liability.

Copyright 2005 - 2013 de facto, inc.