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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe December 23, 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

Users need more flexibility, security and longer-range solutions
Source Security - Dec 16, 2014
2014 was very good year at Farpointe Data. Significantly, it became part of the DORMA group, which helps cement our standing as a global partner of premium RFID solutions, including proximity, smart card and long-range solutions, for access control professionals around the world....
Fencing off the business with new jobs in Africa
Bedfordshire-News - Dec 20, 2014
The Balaam brothers are celebrating 50 years of being in business and this year even took an order for bespoke steelwork and gates at a tin mine in Timbuktu, Mali...
Boy’s hands hurt in electric gate, mother claims
West Virginia Record - Dec 22, 2014
CHARLESTON – A Logan County woman is suing over claims her minor son’s hands were crushed in an electric, sliding gate at the local high school.....

Local Government Issues

ADOT: Snow fence stolen near Sunrise ski resort
KGUN 9 - Dec 22, 2014
GREER, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say nearly $400,000 worth of snow fencing has been stolen from the Arizona Department of Transportation in the White Mountains near Greer.....
Dutch Artist to Design Fence for Sewage Plant
ArlNow  - Dec 17, 2014
Tejo Remy, an artist for the Netherlands whose work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, is designing a fence for the plant that filters Arlington’s sewage....
Modern snow fence has its history in Wyoming
Post and Courier  - Dec 21, 2014
(Wyoming) – Ever curious about how snow fences work and whether or not they’re actually effective?....
Fences at 200 homes replaced in bid to improve Nottingham's streets
Nottingham Post  - Dec 18, 2014
Nottingham City Homes’ Decent Neighbourhoods project in Raymede Drive is expected to last 12 weeks and will be carried out by local firm Rushcliffe Fencing.....
Australian's rainbow fence has officials seeing red, orange, yellow...
Los Angeles Times  - Dec 21, 2014
Wooden pickets of white, cream, beige, brown, gray and black stand guard over a sun-baked streetscape of bland fences and facades in suburban Port Melbourne....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Elephant Seals break through boardwalk fence
KSBY - Dec 9, 2014
Early Thursday morning, two elephant seals broke through the fence at the Piedras Blancas Rookery in San Simeon......
Taller fences to deter coyotes goes to Sullivan's Planning Commission
Post and Courier  - Dec 21, 2014
SULLIVAN'S ISLAND - Taller fences to discourage coyotes may still be allowed here but first the idea must get Planning Commission approval....


New fence builds debate over ordinance
Post and Courier  - Dec 16, 2014
Spurred by a neighbor’s complaint that the unfinished side of a recently-built fence faced his house rather than the property owner’s, the May Town Board took a closer look at both the offending fence and the corresponding ordinance. ....
How to deal with neighbors encroaching on your property
Chicago Tribune - Dec 22, 2014
live an old New England farmhouse and the property line between my house and my neighbor is an old stone wall. Recently, the neighbor told me he was installing a wood fence along the wall. He said he was just going to "move some rocks around" ...


Ohio considers electrified fences for prisons
WFMJ - Dec 20, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's prisons chief says electrified fences are among the many options that officials are considering as they look for ways to boost security at state correctional facilities....


Mayor of Bonita Springs wants to see middle school fence taken down
WINK news - Dec 19, 2014
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.,- The fence outside of bonita springs middle school is being called an eye sore and the Mayor wants to see it taken down. He worries the chain link fence is giving the area a bad name.....



Fence along Earhart Blvd. train tracks to remain, without barbed wire
The New Orleans Advocate - Dec 20, 2014
A chain-link fence along the Earhart Boulevard train tracks can stay but the barbed wire on top must go under an agreement worked out between the city of New Orleans and Amtrak, which had been at odds over the barrier since September......
With Amtrak’s arrival, safety at forefront
The Recorder - Dec 22, 2014
GREENFIELD — When she looks out the back window of her Greenfield home, it’s common for Heidi Garfinkel to see people crossing the railroad tracks that run behind her property....
Friends secure funding for new fence at Hindley station
The Bolton News - Dec 17, 2014
A FENCE is due to be replaced at Hindley train station after a friends group secured funding. The Friends of Hindley Station (FOHS) have received a grant from Leigh-based Adactus Housing Association’s Neighbourhood Fund.....
Fence being built from railroad ties
Press Reporter - Dec 20, 2014
A fence that is somewhat unique in appearance for this area is being constructed south of Lamesa along State Highway 137. ....


Planning to Build a Barbed Wire Fence
Networx - Dec 18, 2014
Barbed wire is the type of fencing commonly used on farms to confine livestock, keeping valuable animals safe from predators, motor vehicles, deep water, and other hazards. Good quality barb wire fencing will last as long as 25 years,.....

Fence in Art

Photo of the Day: Fence Frost
County-10 - Dec 17, 2014
(Lander, Wyo.) – This morning was foggy throughout much of Fremont County, and we have Cinthia Hayford to thank for this photographic depiction. Thanks for sharing, Cinthia!.....

Weird News

Leg Lamp Stolen From New York Store's Display
ABC News - Dec 22, 2014
Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"?...

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