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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe October 21, 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

BD Loops Celebrating 13 Years in Business
PRWeb  - Oct 17, 2014
This October BD Loops, a manufacturer of preformed direct burial and saw-cut inductance loops (, is celebrating 13 years in business....
Centaur® Flexible Horse Fence, Celebrating 27 Years of Equine Protection
PRWeb  - Oct 17, 2014
Centaur® horse fence provides decades of worry-free fence ownership with no painting, cribbing, board replacement or serious fence injuries. Invest in an asset, not a liability....
LiftMaster® Launches New Internet-Enabled Outdoor Access Control System with Voiceover Internet Protocol
PRWeb  - Oct 15, 2014
LiftMaster®, a leading manufacturer of access control systems, today introduced IPAC (Internet Protocol Access Control), the first Internet-enabled outdoor access control system with Voiceover Internet Protocol (VoIP).....

Decking Industry News

Fiberon Unveils Good Life Railing at Baltimore Deck Expo
PRWeb  - Oct 21, 2014
Happening at The R|D|J exhibit hall in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 23-24, the annual Remodeling Show and Deck Expo will feature installation clinics, interactive workshops, and instructional exhibitor-led product demonstrations.....
Deceuninck North America to Debut Deck Lighting and Baluster Products at DeckExpo 2014
Provodence Journal - (Press Release)  - Oct 14, 2014
Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors and outdoor living, will highlight its new deck lighting and baluster options for Clubhouse(R) Decking products at DeckExpo 2014, creating a one-stop source for decking and railing solutions.....

Fence Contractors

Maine Line Fence retains valuable employees despite winter lull
Portland Press-Herald  - Oct 21, 2014
Main Line Fence is a seasonal business if ever there was one. The Cumberland-based company ramps up April 1 for a season of installing residential fences, chain-link fences and highway guardrails and doing assorted other projects such as building composite decks and dumpster enclosures...

Local Government Issues

Raglan Street, Port Melbourne rainbow fence owner sees blue over council fine
The Age  - Oct 20, 2014
The owner of a Port Melbourne house with a rainbow-striped fence will cop a $4000 fine unless he repaints it. The Raglan Street fence, in the midst of grey, beige and pink-toned houses, was painted by street artist Lachlan Bell two years ago.....
City wants fence between feuding neighbors removed
News4 San Antonio  - Oct 17, 2014
SAN ANTONIO - It's a long-running feud between next door neighbors that has gotten so nasty it has hurt home prices in their Northwest side neighborhood.....
What’s Good: Fencing in a few parks for dogs a no-brainer
MetroNews  - Oct 17, 2014
Here’s the only thing I will throw out there as an ask in advance of Wednesday’s election. I’m a very low-maintenance Winnipegger, but there is one thing I would like that is both easy to do and silly not to.....
Cornstalks and snow banks: MnDOT program effective, but unpopular
Bring me the News  - Oct 17, 2014
Thick lines of cornstalks can help keep snow-blown rural roads open in the winter. But getting farmers on board with the program is proving difficult. Here’s what MnDOT wants, and why it’s unappealing to farmers....

Community Issues

Panoramic Fence Set for Imperial Beach’s Ugly Pond 20
Times of San Diego  - Oct 17, 2014
The Port of San Diego will build a custom fence to improve the wetlands site known as Pond 20, which is considered an important visual gateway to Imperial Beach....
The Delta Animal Shelter wants to keep fence
Upper Michigans Source  - Oct 17, 2014
ESCANABA -- The Delta Animal Shelter is looking to move out of a building they rent from the county, but those plans have hit a road block....
The animal shelter can keep the fence bought with community donations  - Oct 20, 2014
ESCANABA -- An agreement has been reached between the Delta Animal Shelter and the county board. After a special meeting, it’s been decided: the shelter can keep the fence purchased by community donations....
City fixes problem fence at dog park
KRQE  - Oct 14, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Crews were out Tuesday fixing a fence that severely injured a dog. They were found sanding down a sharp piece of rebar that was sticking out of a fence at the Rio Grande dog park near Tingley beach....


Fence and Animals - Wildlife

High school students help remove fence
Casper Star Tribune - Oct 15, 2014
Students from New Frontier High School in Kemmerer helped replace sections of fence recently in southwest Wyoming with George and Bill Sears, and the Natural Resource Conservation Service and others.,...
Feds Build Fences In New Mexico To Protect Mice
Daily Caller - Oct 16, 2014
The U.S. Forest Service recently finished putting up miles of barbed wire fencing in New Mexico — to protect the newly-endangered meadow jumping mouse. The mouse, which was declared an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just months ago,...
Winton Shire votes against proposed multi-shire wild dog fence - Oct 16, 2014
Butch Lenton said council had voted on the matter and instead wanted a focus on support for cluster fencing. An industry steering committee is lobbying for a 1,400 kilometre control fence but the Winton Shire is outside the boundary....
Beaver fence pegged as non-lethal option to stop Fish Creek pathway flooding - Oct 14, 2014
Calgary officials are trying out a new way to manage beavers that are causing problems in Fish Creek Provincial Park. The rodents keep packing mud and logs against a culvert in a city-owned storm pond....

Weird News

Store Clerk Tells Bandit to Bug off With Spray Can
ABC News - Oct 21, 2014
A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide. State police say a masked woman entered the CSI Coalfield Mini Market in Berlin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday night....

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