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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

Secura Key Offers Lockdown and Door Status Features
Press Release  - Dec 1, 2014
CHATSWORTH, CALIFORNIA - In response to many requests from Dealers, System Integrators and End Users, Secura Key has now released SK-NET™ Version 5.20 Access Control System Software, featuring two new, critically important features: System Lockdown and Real-Time Door Status Reporting. ...
World’s toughest security barrier stops a 15,000 lbs truck
U.S. State Department - YouTube Video  - Dec 1, 2014
The U.S. State Department is developing a steel barrier that can immediately stop a speeding 15,000-pound truck...
Venture Mfg. Co. – The All-New Authorized Distributor of Byan Systems Gate Operator
Environmental Expert (press release)  - Nov 25, 2014
Venture Mfg. Co., the leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial linear actuators, is taking on the role of distributor. For its first venture, the company has been chosen as the authorized distributor for Byan Systems Inc. products. ...
US Fencing Market, Freedonia
SYS-CON Media (press release)  - Nov 26, 2014
US demand to rise 7% annually through 2018 Demand for fencing in the US is forecast to expand 7.0 percent per year to $9.0 billion in 2018, totaling 875 million linear feet....
Quik-Rok: The Same Today as 45 Years Ago
PRWeb  - Nov 25, 2014
Quik-Rok has now been offered for 45 years, and it is still the same product it has always been. Fence Brokers, Inc. stocks Quik-Rok for the advantages it offers. Quik-Rok offers the same advantages today as it always has......

Decking Industry News

Research and Markets: Wood Plastic Composite Market Trends & Forecasts 2014 - 2019: Key Vendors are Trex Company, Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Fiberon, TimberTech & Tamko Building Products
BusinessWire - Nov 27, 2014
Wood plastic composite plays an important role in the building and construction industry. In this industry, there is a growing demand for high-performance, low-maintenance, and low-cost building products....

Fence Contractors

Naming Las Vegas: the Tiberti Group
Las Vegas Review Journal  - Nov 29, 2014
Signs for the Tiberti Co. can be seen all over the Las Vegas Valley — from the fencing near the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign to the VA hospital in North Las Vegas to parks and various government buildings. Tiberti is the largest fence company in the state....
Doncaster fencing firm boss celebrates 25 years in job
The Star  - Nov 30, 2014
A long-serving Doncaster boss has celebrated 25 years with the same company. Simon Towers, of Sprotbrough, was presented with a watch and a keepsake tankard following a quarter of a century with Doncaster fencing firm Darfen.....

Local Government Issues

Snow fence guidelines for City of Port Clinton
The Beacon  - Nov 30, 2014
The City of Port Clinton has released guidelines and suggestions for snow fencing during the winter months.....
Newest fencing at Kaaterskill Falls
The Daily Mail  - Nov 25, 2014
This is the new view from the top of Kaaterskill Falls. Or as close as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wants you to get to the view. Approximately 200 feet of split-rail fencing was installed in this location along with 150 feet of fencing at the base of the second tier of the falls....

Animals - Wildlife

Experts: Fences can save deer, money
Mohave Daily News  - Nov 30, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) — It was a gruesome sight on Interstate 80 near Reno earlier this month: A beheaded deer carcass resting near eastbound lanes. ...
Researchers say preventing deer-vehicle collisions costly
Charleston Daily Mail  - Nov 27, 2014
More deer are struck by vehicles on a 12-mile segment of U.S. Route 19 in Nicholas County than any other stretch of highway in West Virginia, according to recently released research on deer-vehicle collisions in the state. ....
No resolution on a regional wild dog fence proposal
ABC Rural  - Nov 25, 2014
A regional organisation of councils in western Queensland says it doesn't have the legal capacity to build, own, or maintain a proposed wild dog fence....
An Electric Fence Wards Off Sharks
Smithsonian  - Nov 25, 2014
in 2013, there were 72 unprovoked shark attacks on humans, 10 of which were fatal, according to data collected by the Florida Museum of Natural History. While the odds of an attack are very low, there are certain factors that put ocean-goers at risk....


Community Issues

Residents call for improved fencing in proposed design for new children’s playground
Daily Telegraph - Nov 26, 2014
RESIDENTS have called for improved fencing in the proposed design for a new children’s playground at Cheltenham’s Lyne Rd ­reserve. Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust president Kent Ross said they supported the construction of another playground,.....
HNZ fencing driveways to save kids  - Nov 28, 2014
A $30 million programme aimed at preventing little boys like Stratford toddler Bentley Cavendish, 2, being victim of a driveway accident is being undertaken by Housing New Zealand.....
Fencing will soon welcome canines
Juneau County Star Times  - Nov 26, 2014
Cameron and Phyllis Goetz of Mauston have donated $13,000 to the Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter. The donation was used for a dog exercise fence, which was recently installed in spite of snow and high winds.....


Fencing fact sheet: Aluminum and steel
WPTZ  - Dec 1, 2014
Aluminum and steel are two metals commonly used as fencing materials. While both are attractive and long-lasting, there are some significant differences between the two....

Fence Vandals/Thiefs

Vandals damage vinyl fences in South Jordan
KSL  - Nov 26, 2014
SOUTH JORDAN — A loud noise outside got the attention of Jeff Bullock Tuesday night. “Around 11:45, lying in bed, I heard what sounded like fireworks or pans dropping,” he said....
Kirkcudbright fence posts are posted missing
Daily Record  - Nov 26, 2014
Criminals have taken fencing stolen goods to a whole new level – by stealing a fence. More than 300 fence pickets were delivered to Kirkcudbright Swimming Pool last week to go round a new play area....
Des Plaines Blotter: Fence Boards At School Torn Down
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online  - Nov 26, 2014
These items are from Des Plaines Police Dept. incident reports. Information regarding these and other incidents may be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 847-699-STOP (7867)...


Mayor of Calais says 'no thanks' to Nato fence
South Wales Argus  - Nov 27, 2014
THE Mayor of Calais said she does not want the Nato fence dubbed the “ring of steel” shipped to France to combat illegal immigrants. After the Nato Summit in September the three kilometre steel fence was sent to the French port.....
Breitbart  - Dec 1, 2014
The small Spanish enclave of Melilla is the latest European border facing immigration problems. According to The Local,....

Weird News

Police: Man Fled Crash to Avoid Yelling Girlfriend
ABC News - Nov 29, 2014
Police in New Jersey say a man told officers he fled the scene of an auto accident because he "didn't want to deal with his girlfriend yelling at him.".....

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