Follow fenceweek on Twitter
 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe December 16, 2014  
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

Nortek Security & Control Group Charts New Strategic Course for Smart Home Leadership
Press Release - Dec 15, 2014
Providence, RI and Carlsbad, CA - December 15, 2014 12:00 PM ET - Nortek Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK) announced today that its Linear LLC subsidiary has been renamed Nortek Security & Control, LLC. Linear®, 2GIG® and GoControl® will be the subsidiary's cornerstone brands, each targeting key markets......
LiftMaster Adds Pad-Mounted Gate Operators to New DC Line
Press Release - Dec 10, 2014
Elmhurst, Ill., December 3, 2014 — LiftMaster has addedpad-mounted operators toits new line of DC gate operators that offer new and improved features to enhance performance including greater connectivity and security. Designed for high-traffic applications such as gated communities and commercial properties, the new CSW24VDC Swing Gate Operator and CSL24VDC Slide Gate Operator .....
Bullet-resistant Precast Concrete Fencing for Substations
Utility Products - Dec 15, 2014
Utility substations have become terrorist targets. Attacks on electrical power generating equipment are a recent phenomena that few would have thought possible-especially in the US. Threats to the nation's power stations are a serious and growing problem,.....
ActiveYards(R) and Certified Dealers' Contribute to Charitable Efforts Close to Community Hearts
Yahoo Finance UK- - Dec 10, 2014
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2014) - ActiveYards® distributes low maintenance fencing solutions with leading designs and exclusive technologies through a highly reputable and experienced dealer network .....
Research and Markets: The Physical Security Business 2014 to 2018; Access Control, Intruder Alarms & Video Surveillance
Business Wire - Dec 10, 2014
Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "The Physical Security Business 2014 to 2018; Access Control, Intruder Alarms & Video Surveillance" report to their offering......

Decking Industry News

Outdoor Strand Woven Bamboo Decking Collection From Bamboo Flooring Company
PRWeb  - Dec 15, 2014
Recently,, a well-known bamboo flooring company, has announced its new outdoor strand woven bamboo decking collection for global clients.....

Fence Contractors

5 ways to avoid a bad fencing job  - Dec 10, 2014
There's one really easy way to know if a fence is well built: a good fence is one you don't notice. That's the golden rule of experienced contractor Simon Fuller, the President of the Fencing Contractors Association of NZ (FCANZ). ....

Local Government Issues

City shelled out $30K for Gracie Mansion fence
New York Post  - Dec 15, 2014
New after-the-fact permits filed for the completed fence around Gracie Mansion put the estimated cost of the project at $30,000 — more than seven times the figure put out earlier by City Hall......
De Blasio builds ‘privacy fence’ around Gracie Mansion
New York Post  - Dec 11, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio, a self-declared progressive “man of the people,” has erected a massive new “privacy fence” to keep his constituents from looking in on Gracie Mansion.....
What's your take on the new fence at Gracie Mansion?
Staten Island Advance  - Dec 11, 2014
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Fortress of de Blas-itude? Gracie Mansion, the official mayoral residence and home of Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family, recently received a new addition: A "privacy fence," according to the New York Post.....

Community Issues

Developer to erect fence on blighted property in Ansonia
New Haven Register - Dec 11, 2014
ANSONIA >> They say fences make good neighbors, and in the case of a Hamden developer being asked by the city to button up the abandoned building downtown he bought last year, this fence is intended to keep out squatters.....
Johnson Mansion fence project complete
Meriden Record-Journal - Dec 11, 2014
WALLINGFORD — A black wrought-iron fence stands in front of the Johnson Mansion on South Main Street — marking the completion of a project that was delayed for years and finished just in time to receive a $50,000 state grant......
Fence complete for Armor Alley Pocket Plaza
Chesco Times - Dec 9, 2014
DOWNINGTOWN — The initial phase of the revitalization of the borough’s Armor Alley Pocket Plaza has been completed through the efforts of the Downingtown Main Street Association and borough government......

AG Fencing

Proposed Privacy Fences Around Michigan Apiaries
The National Law Review  - Dec 15, 2014
The Michigan Department of Agriculture is considering a change to Michigan's Generally Accepted Agricultural Practices ("GAAMPs") that would compel beehive owners to "block" their apiaries from neighboring properties......
Exclusion Fencing Allows Higher Stocking Rates
The Sheep Site  - Dec 10, 2014
AUSTRALIA – A Queensland couple have increased stocking rates by 50 per cent by simply erecting fencing around their entire holding.....
Proposed changes to Dog Fence Act  - Dec 15, 2014
TWO amendments to the Dog Fence Act 1946 have been proposed by the Dog Fence Board to address administrative changes and adjust financial caps to reflect inflationary impacts since it was last amended in 2005.....


City schools asked to reconsider TLC fence
The Cleveland Banner - Dec 9, 2014
The Cleveland Board of Education has been asked to find an alternative to fencing in a field used by Teen Learning Center students. The Historic Neighborhood Association has expressed concerns that a fence would detract from the look of the area.....



Man accused of shooting neighbor over fence dispute found not guilty
WFMZ - Dec 11, 2014
WEST MAHANOY TWP., Pa. - A Schuylkill County man accused of shooting and killing his neighbor is off the hook. Jurors decided Thursday that Ronald Kozak is not guilty of shooting Joseph Boris, his West Mahanoy Township neighbor of 36 years....

USA/Mexico Fence

Border Patrol: Fence repairs nearly complete
Tucson News Now  - Dec 9, 2014
NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - There is no longer an estimated 60-foot gap in the border fence just west of the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales. ...

Weird News

Massachusetts Baby Born at 10:11, 12-13-14
ABC News - Dec 15, 2014
A Massachusetts couple is celebrating the birth of their daughter with a numerically unusual birth time and date. Clare Elizabeth Keane was born at 10:11 a.m. Saturday ? making her birth time and date 10:11, 12-13-14....

Classified Ads



- Direct from the manufacturer. The only water tank designed specifically for fence trucks. Dispense water at the job site for setting fence posts. 110 gallon capacity, UV durable plastic. Only takes up 9” of your truck bed! Find out more:


20,000 LF of 6’ Chain Link Fence

For Sale, approximately 20,000 LF of 6’ Chain Link Fence. Includes Fabric, 11 gates, posts, toprail, and hardware. $4/LF. Contact: 580-402-2780;; or






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 - 2014 de facto, inc.