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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

Fencing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018
PRNewswire - Jan 43, 2014
This report titled Fencing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018, provides in depth analysis, market sizes, shares and forecast covering the period 2012 - 2018 for the fencing market and its sub segments across the globe.....
Inventor and InventHelp Client Designs Stabilizing Fence Support (DVR-618)
PRNewswire - Jan 43, 2014
I am in the construction business and I have noticed that fences do not last their life expectancy due to natural drying and splitting of the wood in addition to good old mother nature," said an inventor, from Westminister, Colo. “This results in costly, premature replacements.” To avoid this issue, he created a prototype for the Fence Support.....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Tops Builder Magazine's 2014 Brand Use Study
PRNewswire - Jan 6, 2014
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has once again captured three first-place rankings in Builder magazine's annual Brand Use Study, ranked by thousands of builders and contractors......

Local Government Issues

U-T San Diego - Jan 2, 2014
IMPERIAL BEACH — Imperial Beach council members have given gave their preference to the Port of San Diego on the design of fence replacement along Palm Avenue that screens what is known as Pond 20.....
Berlin police mull fence for Holocaust memorial after video shows revelers urinating on it
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jan 6, 2014
BERLIN — Berlin police say they are considering additional security for Germany's main Holocaust memorial after an online video appeared to show New Year's revelers urinating on the site last week.,....
City installs gate in fence at La Jolla Cove, hopes cliff access will help reduce odor
10News - Jan 1, 2014
SAN DIEGO - The city of San Diego installed a gate in a fence at La Jolla Cove Tuesday, in hopes that people scampering on the rocks will discourage birds and large marine mammals from lounging there and causing a terrible stink....

Fences and the Super Bowl

Super Bowl: 2 miles of chain-link fence, 130 metal detectors to surround MetLife Stadium
The Star-Ledger  - Jan 3, 2014
EAST RUTHERFORD — The area around MetLife Stadium will soon become almost unrecognizable — not that most people will be able to get close enough to take a peek.....
Super Bowl security takes shape
ESPN  - Jan 2, 2014
NEW YORK -- On Thursday, the NFL will begin construction of a double chain link and jersey barricade fence nearly 4 miles long. Ultimately, it will encircle MetLife Stadium and a 300-foot buffer in all directions,.....

Community Issues

Golf Club Management - Jan 6, 2014
A golf club has controversially erected a seven feet high fence on a public right of way after suffering thousands of pounds-worth of damage by vandals and irresponsible behaviour by some members of the public.....
Round Hill Historic Site fence restoration in Saugus
Saugus Advertiser - Dec 31, 2013
Saugus — The ornamental, cast iron fence that once surrounded Keystone Battery on the corner of Winter Street and Central Street is being restored and will soon be installed at the Round Hill Historic Site....

Fences and Animals - Domestic

K-9 Coach Hands Out Tips On Fence Climbing Canines - VIDEO
KIII-TV - Jan 4, 2014
The strip of land next to Minnesota Drive and O'Malley Road in South Anchorage may not strike residents as prime real estate. Nonetheless, it's become a hot spot for construction,....


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Construction of moose fence, sewer lines starts along Minnesota Drive
Anchorage Daily News - Jan 4, 2014
The strip of land next to Minnesota Drive and O'Malley Road in South Anchorage may not strike residents as prime real estate. Nonetheless, it's become a hot spot for construction,....
Wolves pried fence link apart, Evansville zoo says  - Jan 4, 2014
January 3, 2014 (EVANSVILLE, Ind.) -- Officials at Evansville's zoo say it appears three endangered Mexican gray wolves managed to escape from their exhibit by prying apart two sections of a chain-link fence....
Trapping campaign paving way for predator-proof fence
Radio New Zealand  - Jan 6, 2014
More than 26,000 pests have been destroyed as part of an intensive trapping campaign at a Nelson sanctuary. Volunteers at the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary have spent the past eight years clearing the area of goats, stoats, possums, rats, deer and more....
Elephants on the edge
The Independent - Dec 31, 2013
Like clockwork, just after dusk, they approach the fence. Eleven bull elephants, bunched together in a great ridge of grey, wait by the electrified wires. They hold their heads high, alert, until the largest bull makes its way to the wires.....

Schools and Fences

Safety fence installed at Victoria West High School
Victoria Advocate - Jan 2, 2014
A chain-link fence now stands between potential jaywalkers at Victoria West High School and the hurried traffic on U.S. Highway 87....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Stolen border fence
Nogales International - Jan 6, 2014
A view of the border fence near where an unidentified man tried to steal an I-beam used in the fence, seen here in October.,....


International Borders

When good fences can make bad neighbours
The Star - Jan 6, 2014
For the most part, say many experts, walls are not even very good at achieving what is usually their avowed purpose — keeping things or people in. Or, more commonly, out.,....
Bulgaria Admits Delay in Construction of Border Fence with Turkey - Jan 6, 2014
Bulgarian Defense Minister Angel Naydenov revealed Monday that the country’s plans to build a fence on part of its border with Turkey have been hit by a serious delay. ....

Wierd News

Knit me a fence
Knitting Industry - Jan 6, 2014
With the festive season officially over, it was time for me to get back to work. Along with my freelance work and my new collection of sweaters that is coming out soon, I will resume teaching at Bucks New Uni, Morley College and Goldsmiths next week....

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