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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe August 26, 2014  
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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 -- Dog Ear Corner Block
Press Release - Aug 25, 2014
A simple tool such as a cut to size wood block can save you a lot of time in laying out the saw-cut pattern. Saw-cut loops are often cut with dog-ear or 45° corners to prevent too much tension on the wire. We recommend the dog ear corner cut to be 5½” x 5½” x 7¾”. This size dog ear cut is suitable for blades up to 26” in diameter ..
Arnold Machine Builds Successful Custom Automation System for Nucor Steel - Aug 20, 2014
Tiffin, OH, August 20, 2014 --( Arnold Machine Inc. (AMI), a premier full-service designer and manufacturer of industrial equipment and services, has built and successfully implemented a new proprietary automation system for custom fence posts for Nucor Steel, ..
From Blueprint to Marketplace
AGweb - Aug 20, 2014
New products for efficiency and profitability. Spend time talking to the people responsible for designing all the neat and nifty products and services on display in World Dairy Expo’s (WDE) Trade Show, and you’ll sense a common thread. In many cases, direct input from farmers is what moves these products from the concept stage to marketplace reality....
DC Gate Operators enable control from mobile device
ThomasNet - Aug 25, 2014
August 25, 2014 - With integration of MyQ® Technology, Models LA4500DC, LA412DC, and LA400DC allow customers to monitor, control, and stay connected with gate operators via smartphone, tablet, or computer...

Fence Contractors in the News

Ruptured gas pipes in wrong place
Sun Live - Aug 21, 2014
The gas pipes ruptured during building construction at a Contour Ave property in Pyes Pa yesterday were laid in the wrong place. A fencing contractor working on a new home hit a gas main about 8.45am, causing a gas leak which saw emergency services close the road for about two hours.....
Titan Fence Company In Dallas Area Launches Website with Key Information for Dallas Area Homeowners
Digital Journal - Aug 21, 2014
A Colorado Springs business owner took matters into his own hands when he saw a family struggling to fix a fence smashed by a stolen police cruiser. David Law, the owner of Law Fence Company, said he saw the story on KRDO NewsChannel 13 last month and decided to help....

Local Government Issues

Nato Summit 2014: Cardiff Ring of Steel barriers 'used to stop car bombs
Wales Online - Aug 21, 2014
The security barriers being used in Cardiff for the Nato Summit are used to stop terrorists detonating car bombs, a security expert has said...
Deer fencing issue debated in Medford
The Central Record - Aug 21, 2014
MEDFORD—Deer fencing continues to be a hot topic at Medford council meetings as the question of should it be allowed was debated for the third time in as many months at the Aug. 5 meeting....
Security fence proposed for Phoenixville police station
Daily Local - Aug 21, 2014
PHOENIXVILLE >> Addressing security concerns of borough police, the borough council voted last week to put together a request for proposal for a fence around the back of the Phoenixville police station and district court offices.....
Dutch spend 461,000 euros to fence off king's Greek holiday home
Reuters - Aug 20, 2014
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government paid 461,000 euros ($615,000) to erect a fence around King Willem-Alexander's seaside villa in southern Greece, RTL News reported on Wednesday,...

Commmunity Issues

Viking Dog Park fence completed
Connect Stoughton - Aug 25, 2014
Dogs and their owners have a safe place to play together now that a fence has been completed at Viking Dog Park. The half-mile fence, known as the Thrivent Fence, separates the park from a trench on the east side that fills with stagnant water and leads to Hwy N ...
Group restoring ironwork in historic cemetery
News Leader - Aug 19, 2014
PETERSBURG – Restoring the ironwork in Blandford Cemetery, some of which was created as far back as the 1700s, requires painstaking care to ensure that these connections to the past stand for years to come. The Historic Blandford Cemetery Foundation is now on the second phase of a project ...
Barbecue celebrates new fence
Las Cruces Sun-News - Aug 24, 2014
They eat a barbecue lunch during a celebration of a built fence around the Oak Street project Sunday afternoon. The project is a re-integration apartment complex for veterans managed by the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope and owned by Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority..
Fence could save Walla Walla Gun Club
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - Aug 23, 2014
WALLA WALLA — If good fences, indeed, make good neighbors, the Walla Walla Gun Club and Walla Walla Drag Strip could find themselves in a much chummier relationship with the Port of Walla Walla.....


Fencing and Animal - Wildlife

Electric fencing slated for Squamish's landfill
Squamish Chief - Aug 20, 2014
The District of Squamish is looking to put an end to a buffet that seems to have become the “it” spot for forest creatures. Thanks to a number of visits over the past months made by a grizzly bear to the Squamish Landfill,...
Fence of trees to stem human-elephant conflict
BBC - Aug 21, 2014
An unprecedented drought in Sri Lanka is exacerbating the longstanding potential for conflict between humans an elephants, reports suggest. But a "fence" of palmyra trees is starting to yield success.....
Snowy Plover fencing installed at Pacifica State Beach
Pacifica TribuneSun-News - Aug 19, 2014
Seasonal fencing to protect the western snowy plover was installed at Pacifica State Beach Friday, Aug. 15 as part of the plan to protect the threatened western snowy plover...

International Borders

Uhuru, Please Fence The Somalia Border
Garowe Online - Aug 22, 2014
I’m sorry this letter has been published in the press before it lands on your desk. However, as millions of Kenyans trust you to lead this beloved nation, so you should trust them to read a letter addressed to you. I..
Fence on water to check Bangla influx
Times of India - Aug 24, 2014
KOLKATA: In a unique initiative, the Centre has decided to put up fencing on water along the India-Bangladesh riverine border to check illegal immigration...

Weird News

Gold Thief Offers to Pay for Pilfered Nugget
ABC News - Aug 25, 2014
A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it — after his image was distributed by police through a "crime stoppers" program......

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