Follow fenceweek on Twitter
 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe December 8, 2015  
Website  |  Submit News  |  FenceWeek  |  Sponsoring  |   Archives
About FenceWeek - weekly email
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.


 FenceWeek FenceTech Blog

FenceTech 2016 Blog ...
Fencetech is coming to Nashville in January. Every year new products and promotions are introduced at the show. In this blog we will be looking at what will be happening at FenceTech. - Today we take a look at

Booth #1417 - Security Brands, Inc. will be revealing the following new and exciting products more

Booth #625 -- D & D Technologies Launching Their SUREClose®Easy NEW hydraulic gate closer more

Check out the NEW daily updates on Fence and Access Control Procurement Opportunities

Industry News

MoJ approves Zaun Group companies to supply prison fencing
Security News Desk - Dec 8, 2015
Zaun Group companies have been appointed to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) approved supplier and installer list of fencing materials. The MoJ published a framework contract for the supply of fencing materials on 2 June, inviting tenders and requests to participate. ..
Compass Ironworks Introduces Compass Iron Security -- The Only "Certified Gate Systems Designer" in Seven Surrounding States
MarketWired - Dec 7, 2015
GAP, PA--(Marketwired - December 03, 2015) - Since 1998, Compass Ironworks has been creating distinctive gates, decor, fences and railings for homeowners across the Mid-Atlantic region. Today, Compass introduced a new addition to the Compass family -- Compass Iron Security....
Global fence industry analysis & 2020 forecast shared in new research report
Whatech - Dec 1, 2015
Experts with proven credentials and a high standing within the research fraternity have presented an in-depth analysis of the subject matter, bringing to bear their unparalleled domain knowledge and vast research experience. They offer some penetrating insights into the complex world of Global Fence Industry.. ..
Portable crash barriers shield Pope Francis on his recent visit (with related video)
American City & County - Dec 4, 2015
A total of 18 Delta Scientific 12- and 16-foot MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers protected the pope on his travels to the U.S. in late September. The barriers helped police and security personnel protect the pontiff from vehicle bomb .. ..

Local Government Issues

Marine reserve facility adds fence for security
WZZM-13 - Dec 7, 2015
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A local Marine reserve facility is beefing up security by installing a fence around the post. The fence, at the reserve unit on Monroe, has been in the works for a couple of years. According to the public affairs department, it took them that much time to get approval from the city of Grand Rapids, ..
Maryland’s highest court hears oral arguments in Purple Line fence fight
Washington Post - Dec 1, 2015
Maryland’s highest court heard oral arguments Thursday in the case of a Chevy Chase homeowner who was cited for building his back fence 14 feet beyond his property on public land long preserved to build a light-rail Purple Line.. ..
City places limit on backyard fences
Manteca Bulletin - Dec 3, 2015
There’s more to keeping Manteca’s standard fence height at 6 feet tall than just uniformity. According to Police Chief Nick Obligacion and Fire Chief Kirk Waters, keeping the fences at a height of 6 feet can make a world of difference for police officers and firefighters who occasionally have to scale them wearing dozens of pounds of gear... ..
State has erected fences closing some trails around Palouse Falls as a safety measure
Daily Journal - Dec 1, 2015
KAHLOTUS, Washington — The state has erected fences closing some unauthorized trails around scenic Palouse Falls as a safety measure.. ..
Missing Fence Earns Licensee a $10K Fine
Radio World - Dec 1, 2015
Ah, the beauty of a fence. It shoos away wandering livestock, deters nosy teenagers and keeps enforcement agents happy. That’s a lesson the People’s Broadcast Network has learned the hard way. The Northeast Region of the Federal Communication Commission’s Enforcement. ..
Fences and self-closing gates installed to boost driveway safety in Marlborough
Marlborough-Express - Dec 7, 2015
mprovements have been made to 63 state houses in Marlborough as part of a national push to improve driveway safety. Nationally modifications were made to 10,802 state homes through Housing New Zealand's $30 million driveway safety programme...

Community Issues

Editorial: Past time to end battle over fence around athletic fields
Reading Eagle - Dec 1, 2015
Almost two years ago, we encouraged the two sides in the great Wyomissing fence controversy to sit down together and work out some sort of compromise that would allow the Wyomissing School District to protect its athletic field from vandalism - See more at:. ..
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Reading Eagle - Dec 1, 2015
Hundreds of fence posts in the Gallatin County Regional Park’s new dog park are tagged “agriculture use only” because they’re pressure treated with a preservative containing arsenic.. ..
Electric fence causes danger after ice storm
KOKO - Dec 1, 2015
A metro neighborhood is dealing with a new problem from the ice storm -- a fence with an electrical current. KOCO's Morgan Chesky takes a closer look at the dangerous problem.. ..
Open Space Institute installs fencing west of the Wallkill in preparation for River-to-Ridge trail
New Platz Times - Dec 4, 2015
Plans to expand open space and associated recreational opportunities seem to be arising more and more often in the New Paltz area, and one of the projects in the works, the River-to-Ridge trail,. ..


Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

New fence to save roadkill installed on Wakehurst Parkway
Daily Telegraph - Dec 4, 2015
WILDLIFE campaigners hope a new fence will reduce the number of wallabies and other animals killed by cars on the Wakehurst Parkway. Almost 100m of fencing has been installed at a Middle Creek bridge in Oxford Falls thanks to a $10,000 windfall for the Wildlife Roadkill Prevention Association.....
Some hunters know how to yank a landowner's chain
The Spokesman Review - Dec 2, 2015
HUNTING -- I can't say for sure than a hunter cut the wire on the fence in the photo above. But I'll guarantee that hunters get the blame.....

AG Fencing

UPDATE: Farmers increase bounty to catch fence-cutting crook
Gladstone Observer - Dec 4, 2015
THE Targinie farmers who issued a $5000 reward to catch the person cutting their fences have upped the stakes and increased the bounty to $7000. Mick Goggi has chipped in $2000 to add to Steve Busby's $5000....
Fencing out roo pressure
Farm Weekly - Dec 4, 2015
VIDEO: AFTER spending time and money on land renovation and revegetation but not seeing the results, Longreach graziers Rosemary and Warwick Champion decided it was time to deal with the kangaroos coming onto their property.....
Wisconsin might relax deer farm fence rules
Post Crescent - Dec 3, 2015
MADISON - Wisconsin deer farms and hunting preserves would no longer have to participate in the state's chronic wasting disease monitoring program to receive Department of Natural Resources approval for their fences under an emergency rule the agency's board is expected to take up next week.. ..

Fence and Neighbors

Woman claims neighbor erected a fence on her property
WVRecord - Dec 4, 2015
PRINCETON – A Mercer County woman is suing over claims that her neighbor erected an illegal fence. Shirley Wistrand filed a lawsuit on Oct. 28 in Mercer Circuit Court against Thomas R. Gilpin Jr. and Travis Estip, citing trespass and conversion...
Neighbourly dispute, damaged fence ends in court
The Morning Bulletin - Dec 7, 2015
A NEIGHBOURLY dispute over a fence turned sour in Rockhampton Magistrates Court last week as a woman pleaded guilty to two charges of wilful damage. Debra Merle Thistlethwaite, 60, took action against a neighbour's bamboo and weed netting fence structure on two separate days in October and November....


Welcome to Fortress Robina High, the school behind a $500,000 fence
Brisbane Times - Dec 3, 2015
The Queensland Government has paid more than half a million dollars for security fencing at just one state high school. Education Minister Kate Jones confirmed in an answer to Mudgereeba MP Ros Bates that Education Queensland had spent $516,000 for security fencing at Robina State High School.....

International Border

Austria begins erecting fence on border with Slovenia
Deutsche Welle - Dec 7, 2015
Austria has begun building a fence along its border with Slovenia, a move the government has said will help it to better manage refugees. Over the past month, however, the inflow of refugees into Austria has dropped....
Border agency director troubled by internal EU fences, newspaper reports
Reuters - Dec 3, 2015
VIENNA, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The head of the European Union's border agency is worried about countries building border fences within the EU to try to curb a surge of migrants, he told an Austrian newspaper......
'Smart fencing' work along borders to start soon
Deccan Herald - Dec 3, 2015
To curb infiltration attempts from across the border, security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir have decided to put in place ‘smart fencing’ along the Line of Control (LoC) and ......

Weird News

Police: Father, Son Stole $41K Worth of Wings From Employer
ABC News - Dec 8, 2015
Authorities say a father and son stole more than $40,000 worth of chicken wings from a New York restaurant where they worked and sold them on the street or to other businesses.....

Classified Ads


STATESIDE STEEL AND WIRE is Hiring An Outside Sales Rep. Send resume to


Pro Max Fence of Reading, Pennsylvania seeks an experienced estimator / salesperson. Must be experienced in the commercial/industrial/residential fence markets and proficient with plans and specifications. Strong communication and organizational skills plus positive attitude required. Excellent salary and benefits package including insurance and 401k plan. If you possess the required experience and skills and would like to join our growing team, send resume and salary requirements to Pro Max Fence Systems, Inc. 2621 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19605 or email to




To view pages in PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Click the icon for a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader:
Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

(Acrobat and the Acrobat logo are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated)

About This E-Mail
You received this newsletter because you registered your name and email address requesting fenceweek or fencebids. To sign up for other newsletters, unsubscribe, change delivery options or your e-mail address, see  

Suggestions and feedback are welcome at

How to Advertise
For information on advertising in e-mail newsletters or other advertising opportunities with FenceWeek, contact or visit our sponsoring page.

Send all correspondences to de facto, inc. PO Box 602 Bedford MA 01730 . Neither the US Government nor any agency, nor de facto, inc, nor any of the contractors, subcontractors, advertisers, or employees makes any warranty, expressed or implied including any warranty of completeness, or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for any party's use or the result of such contents of the newsletter. In no event will de facto's liability, if any, exceed the value of the weekly charge for the information provided giving rise to such liability.

Copyright 2005 - 2015 de facto, inc.