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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

BlacklineHHP introduces Privacy Fencing
Press Release  - Sep 19, 2014
BlacklineHHP has translated its proven track record with black fencing and railing systems to help revolutionize the privacy fencing market with its release of a beautiful, elegant, and viable black product that is sure to provide the “WOW” factor to any application. ....
New Webisode and Music Video Show How Bufftech® Vinyl Fence Can Provide the Perfect Finishing Touch for Home Outdoor Living Spaces
Sys-Con - Press Release  - Sep 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 ....
Platinum Access Systems Releases Revolutionary New Brushless Motor System for Gates
PRWeb - Sep 17, 2014
Platinum Access Systems' new brushless motor technology is revolutionizing gate security systems. This new technology is relatively maintenance free, quieter and more efficient than brush motor-based systems.......

Fence Contractors in the News

Fencing company helps Tiny Tots
Morinville News  - Sep 10, 2014
Colin and Barb Rowe of Phoenix Fence donated the fence and their son Jordan installed it. Teacher Kristen Nichols said the donation was a nice birthday present to celebrate Tiny Tots 40th year in Morinville.....
Grants help Arc of Orleans install new fence at pool  - Sep 23, 2014
LYNDONVILLE – The Arc of Orleans has been looking for funding for a special project at Camp Rainbow for several years, according to Anni Skowneski, case manager at The Arc.....
Extra injured on 'Revolution' set sues Austin fencing company
Austin360  - Sep 19, 2014
A woman working as an extra on a network television show that was filmed in Central Texas has filed suit against an Austin fencing company, claiming she was injured when an “extremely large gate” fell on her last year.....

Federal Government Issues

White House fence has evolved, from a wrought-iron decoration to a line of defense
Washington Post  - Sep 23, 2014
The fence itself is 7 feet 6 inches tall. It is made of evenly spaced iron bars, mounted in a Virginia sandstone base. At the top of the bars — the last physical obstacle between the public sidewalk and the knob on the White House door — are little spear points, called finials.....

Local Government Issues

New fencing for town’s field may cost $16,000 to $18,000
The TandD  - Sep 10, 2014
The town of Neeses hopes to secure additional funding to help pay for new fencing at Joe Headden Field, Councilman Kenneth Gleaton reported at the September town council meeting. “We are still getting estimates ... . The cost will probably be between $16,000 and $18,000,” he said. “Then we’ll need to secure funding. We have some money, and we will apply for a grant.”.....
New Victorian laws to stop fence fights
The Times-Picayune  - Sep 22, 2014
After almost 50 years, Victoria has introduced new laws to tackle one of the biggest reasons for disputes between neighbours: fences. From today, new laws about fence boundaries, rebuilding and repairs come into effect, making it easier for people to agree on fencing matters....
Ohio utility swaps fencing to deter metal thieves
Miami Herald  - Sep 22, 2014
AKRON, OHIO A major electricity provider in northeast Ohio is installing special security fencing and thermal-imaging cameras at some substations to keep out would-be metal thieves...
Harmar to allow electrified security fencing
TribLive  - Sep 18, 2014
Harmar supervisors have approved one amendment to the township's zoning, and have scheduled a public hearing on another....

Community Issues

WPS, donors to provide fencing for Meals on Wheels gardens
Sheboygan Press - Sep 22, 2014
When the Meals on Wheels garden on New Jersey Avenue was burglarized and vandalized last month, the organization’s supporters responded. That includes Wisconsin Public Service, on whose property the 18 raised beds were built. In response to the thefts, WPS has committed to erecting a fence around the garden by the end of October, the company said Monday.....
Neighbors press for barriers, not fence, at I-95 service plazas
Fairfield Citizen Online - Sep 19, 2014
The developer of the new rest-stop complexes at Exit 22 on Interstate 95 told residents Thursday night that he is willing to erect a fence to provide a safety and visual buffer between the plazas and their homes......
Moving Forward: Segregating chain-link fence to removed from cemetery
Baylor Lariat  - Sep 19, 2014
A chain-link fence separates the graves of deceased whites and blacks in Greenwood Cemetery, a reminder of the Jim Crow South and the cemetery’s separatist roots....
Laniakea Homeowners Face Stiff Fines For Fence
Civil Beat - Sep 17, 2014
Ten homeowners on Oahu’s North Shore are facing significant fines if they don’t take down a white picket fence they erected along Laniakea Beach several weeks ago with a sign that reads, “No Parking Any Time.” The fence has angered local residents sensitive to attempts to block access to Hawaii’s public beaches....
East Dundee residents divided on fence issue
Courier News  - Sep 18, 2014
A fence between the River Haven development and surrounding neighborhood is an inevitability. But East Dundee resident Terry Sanders wishes that wasn’t the case....


New Orleans fighting Amtrak over construction of 'prison' fence near Gert Town
The Times-Picayune  - Sep 18, 2014
Amtrak is using federally money to build a prison-style fence along its track in New Orleans' Gert Town area, said Councilwoman Stacy Head, who sponsored a motion Thursday (Sept. 18) aimed at blocking the barrier's construction...

Fence Disputes

Cow fence fight in Garland leads to $5,000 fine
Standard-Examiner - Sep 22, 2014
GARLAND — A fence dispute in Garland has resulted in a rancher being fined $5,000 and placed on probation by a Box Elder County justice court after he was charged with 25 counts of livestock trespass, or one count for each trespassing cow......
Man guilty in 'fence from hell' shooting
The Columbian - Sep 19, 2014
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Southern Oregon man has been found guilty of murder in the shooting of his neighbor in a long-running feud......
When neighbours fight over the fence
Derby Telegraph - Sep 19, 2014
MOST of us – even through gritted teeth – can put up with the odd late night noise or one-off inconsiderate parking on the part of our neighbours...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Barbed-wire fence cutting case prompts $5K reward
Las Vegas Sun  - Sep 17, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Department of Agriculture is putting up a $5,000 reward for information about whoever snipped thousands of dollars of barbed-wire fencing outside of Reno. Washoe County sheriff's deputies are trying to determine who destroyed the fencing surrounding private property in the Virginia Foothills.....

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

New Fences Keep Cattle In, But Allow Elk & Wildlife to Move Freely
Houston Chronicle  - Sep 22, 2014
BIRDSVIEW, Wash. (AP) — On land nestled against the Skagit River and surrounded by forested hills, a team of state and tribal staff took on the task of installing a 2-mile long, 6 ½-foot tall fence this summer....
New Fences Keep Cattle In, But Allow Elk & Wildlife to Move Freely
KULR-8  - Sep 19, 2014
You may have seen this sad scene while traveling through Wyoming or Montana, a deer hung up on a fence it was trying to jump over. Wyoming's Department of Transportation is putting in new fences for two projects near Cody to reduce the chance of deer and pronghorn getting trapped on fences or hit by cars.....
A good fence must be a fence that’s friendly
Jackson Hole News&Guide  - Sep 19, 2014
Wyoming is a “fence out” state. Fence out means, in Wyoming, that landowners are responsible for protecting their own property from ranging livestock. A stock owner is not liable for trespass or damage if a property is not adequately protected by a “lawful fence.”.....
Wild dogs will destroy sheep sector unless 1,400km control fence built in western Qld, graziers say  - Sep 19, 2014
Graziers in central-west Queensland say they fear the region's sheep and wool sector will not survive an onslaught of wild dogs unless a new control fence is built......


Pool Safety

Swimming Pools, Spas and Fencing - Sep 23, 2014
If you are putting in a pool this summer you will need to know all pools capable of holding a depth of 400mm of water need fencing including spa pools, portable pools and swimming pools. .....
New fencing rules increase costs, delays for owners of backyard pools
Sydney Morning Herald - Sep 22, 2014
Hoping to get a backyard swimming pool certified as safe in time for an end of summer sale? Either sell before the compulsory new pool inspection regime begins in late April, or start the time-consuming and costly process now. .....

Weird News

Ig Nobel Winner: Using Pork to Stop Nosebleeds
ABC News - Sep 18, 2014
There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center......

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