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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

New Webisode and Music Video Show How Bufftech® Vinyl Fence Can Provide the Perfect Finishing Touch for Home Outdoor Living Spaces
Digital Journal  - Jun 19, 2014
The Bielfelt family of Mentor, Ohio is now starring in their third webisode of the 2013 CertainTeed® Living Spaces® Facebook® Home Makeover Video Contest series. In this newest webisode, the contest-winning family sees their vision realized with a picturesque, low-maintenance CertainTeed® Danbury Concave traditional white vinyl fence to frame their historic home's beautiful lawn and gardens...
Inventor and InventHelp Client Develops Improved Fencing (MLM-433)
PRWeb  - Jun 19, 2014
"I invented this fence as a quick, functional deterrent that can be set up anywhere it is needed to protect the area," said an inventor from Menomonee Falls, Wis. "It can be used to stop a basketball going into the street or for other purposes.".....
SENSTAR’s FlexZone fence-mounted sensor showcased at IFSEC show in London
Government Security News  - Jun 17, 2014
Senstar, the world’s largest manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS), is showcasing how its FlexZone fence-mounted sensor can report fewer nuisance alarms while maintaining a high probability of detection at this week’s London IFSEC show......
Wolverhampton's Zaun secure after £1.5m Oman fencing order
The Business Desk  - Jun 17, 2014
A WOLVERHAMPTON high security fencing systems manufacturer has won its first two pilot projects, worth almost £1.5m, with Oman's premier oil company. Zaun Ltd is supplying the perimeter security fencing at two booster stations in Oman for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), one of the Sultantate's leading oil producers.....

Decking Industry News

MoistureShield Composite Decking is Giving 8 Lucky Winners More Reasons to Enjoy Their Deck This Summer
PRWeb  - Jun 19, 2014
MoistureShield’s 8-week “Summer Giveaway” will offer weekly prizes, including deck building and other outdoor living products like Bose® wireless outdoor speakers, a Kobalt® 4-tool kit, and more....
Trex Company Named a Top 2014 Workplace
Wall Street Journal  - Jun 23, 2014
WINCHESTER, VA--(Marketwired - June 23, 2014) - Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently was selected as one of the 2014 Top Workplaces by the Washington Post.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Former employee charged with stealing checks from fence business
Times Leader  - Jun 17, 2014
KINGSTON — Police charged Edward Lee Engelman, 34, of Noxen, with cashing checks stolen from a former employer at a bank on Wyoming Avenue. Engelman was caught inside Honesdale National Bank on Tuesday attempting to cash a check, police said.....
Olson Iron Now Announces the Availability of Iron Fence in Las Vegas at the Most Affordable Prices
Digital Journal - Jun 17, 2014
Las Vegas, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/17/2014 -- Olson Iron now announces the availability of Iron Fence in Las Vegas at the most affordable prices. The company is a pioneer in the manufacturing of quality wrought iron products and caters to the demands of commercial, as well as domestic customers....

Local Government Issues

Marina tired of $45,000-a-year fence rental
The News Star  - Jun 19, 2014
A 5-year-old dispute between I-20 Economic Development District President Otis Chisley and the city of Monroe has been revived after a court filing Thursday.....
New fence to protect redwoods
Petaluma360  - Jun 17, 2014
Downtown Petaluma's Center Park may be short one redwood, but new fencing is now in place to better protect the remaining two 80-year-old coastal trees.....

Community Issues

Access Denied: A Fence Keeping Neighbors From Taking Care Of Overgrown Lawn
Fox17 - Jun 20, 2014
WALKER, Mich. (June 20, 2014) – There is a piece of property in Walker in need of maintenance in the eyes of city officials. Walker sent out notices to a group of neighbors living on Cornelia Court, clean-up the lawn or pay a fine. Those on the receiving end of the letters said it’s not that simple....
In Nob Hill, a fence divides a neighborhood
KALW - Jun 18, 2014
If you live in the neighborhood, Huntington Park in San Francisco’s Nob Hill, it's a great place to relax, read a book, or, as Haris Butt says, bring your dog to Friday nights’ “Yappy Hour....
Kalume family finally gets fence mother was raising money for
WRDW - Jun 14, 2014
On June 4, Jeremiah Kalume, the autistic 7-year-old quadruplet drowned in a pond across from his Thomson home. It happened just days after the mother started raising money for a fence. Now, they're finally getting that fence.....

Fences and Animals

Triad Nonprofit Helps Dog Owners Who Can't Afford a Fence
TWC News - Jun 21, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Triad nonprofit is hoping to help families give their dogs better lives. Unchain Guilford formed after Guilford County commissioners passed an ordinance last year banning backyard dog tethering....
Specialist fencing keeps hens in and foxes out
FarmersWeekly - Jun 20, 2014
Installing specifically designed high-tensile poultry fencing has helped reduce labour input and promote effective worm management and higher welfare at John Bowler’s Eggs’ flagship Woodcock Farm in Derbyshire......

Schools and Fences

School’s proposed chain link fence bothers residents of historic KC neighborhood
Kansas City Star - Jun 23, 2014
Time is ticking toward the planned July move-in for the new Scuola Vita Nuova, a public charter school near Garfield and Independence avenues. Crews have been hard at work for months, bringing the former Don Bosco charter school back to life in time for the first day of class Aug. 13....
School Board awards contract for fence at Rawls Byrd Elementary
Virginia Gazette - Jun 20, 2014
JAMES CITY -- The WJC School Board on Tuesday awarded a contract to a Williamsburg contractor to build a brick-and-wrought-iron wall that will connect the classroom "pods" of Rawls Byrd Elementary and provide an extra measure of security at the school.....
Residents voice concern over fence construction at Tredyffrin/Easttown
Main Line Media - Jun 20, 2014
Over two dozen residents living in the Tredyffrin-Easttwon School District voiced their concerns Friday afternoon over plans to construct fences around each of the elementary schools in the district.....
Lammersville Unified to regulate ads on fences
Tracy Press - Jun 20, 2014
MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Signs of varying sizes and conditions hanging on school fences have provoked the Lammersville Unified School District Governing Board to create a policy to regulate advertisements.....


Airports and Fences

New Perimeter Fencing Planned for Hilo’s Airport
Big Island Now - Jun 18, 2014
Hilo’s airport will receive a $2.2 million grant to improve security, US Sen. Mazie Hirono announced today. The Federal Aviation Administration grant will pay for the installation of about 12,500 feet of perimeter fencing to deter unauthorized persons and vehicles as well as animals from entering the airfield.....

Railroads and Fences

Charlottesville to Build Fence around Corner Railroad Tracks
NewsPlex - Jun 17, 2014
Students at the University of Virginia are going to have to find a new shortcut to get to grounds. The City of Charlottesville plans to build a fence around the railroad tracks that cut through the Corner district. ....

World Cup

Extra security, new fences at Brazil's Maracana for next World Cup game after fan break-ins
The Republic - Jun 22, 2014
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian organizers brought in 600 extra security forces Sunday and put up higher perimeters fences for the World Cup game at the Maracana Stadium after ticketless fans broke into the venue at both previous matches there....


Fierce winds can crack fence posts
The Spokesman Review - Jun 21, 2014
DEAR TIM: I’ve got a 5-foot-6-inch tall wood privacy fence with very little gap between the vertical wood pieces. When I built the fence I used 4-by-4 posts in between the wood panels. The posts were buried 2 feet down and surrounded by concrete...

International Borders

Israel: Now That’s a Border Fence - Jun 21, 2014
Jerusalem – Israel is refusing to allow entry to a small group of African migrants huddled at a desert border fence with Egypt, officials said Wednesday, underscoring a toughened entry policy....

Weird News

'Real-Life Goldilocks' Chancy Layton Accused Of Burglary, Theft
ABC News - Jun 23, 2014
This ain't no fairytale. Chancy Layton, dubbed the "real-life Goldilocks," is facing charges of burglary, criminal mischief and petty theft after police say the 19-year-old woman entered the home of a couple in St. Augustine Beach, Florida.....

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