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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 will be at Gates and Controls Sacramento's 7th annual Chili cook off
Press Release - Jun 7, 2015
This Thursday June 11th BD Loops will be at Gates and Controls Sacramento's 7th annual Chili cook off. ...
Dog fence company from Natick sues online competitor for copyright infringement
Metro West - Jun 7, 2015
BOSTON — A Natick company that makes electronic dog fences is suing an online retailer it claims is improperly cashing in on its brand name. ...
Australian-owned metal fence manufacturer expanding into Wales in an investment creating 17 new jobs
Wales Online - Jun 7, 2015
Fence manufacturer for the residential sector Climar Industries invests in anew manufacturing and sales facility in Newport...

Fence Contractors

NZ National Fencing Championships at Fieldays (press release)- - June 5, 2015
The 2015 Wiremark Golden Pliers at Mystery Creek is likely to bring the most thrills in recent years with organisers promising competitions celebrities and much much more......
Legendary fencer to retire at Field Days
Voxy- - June 5, 2015
One of competitive fencing’s living legends will be stepping down from singles competition at this year's Wiremark Golden Pliers at the Mystery Creek Fieldays this June......
Knowsley fencing firm boss offers condolences after horror truck accident kills woman
Liverpool Echo - June 5, 2015
The boss of a Merseyside firm today offered his condolences to the family of a woman killed after being struck by one of its trucks.....
Rain hurting all businesses associated with construction
Lee County Courier - June 5, 2015
“It’s killing everybody,” said Jim Ivy, owner of Ivy Fence Company. “We didn’t do any work in February. “We’re selling work but the rain sets us back......

Local Government Issues

Fence mandates?: Ordinance change eyed by commission
Enid News & Eagle - Jun 6, 2015
A public hearing on the ordinance was held during a meeting last week, but no one spoke in the hearing....
Amended Enfield park gates plans passed after it was admitted 'mistakes had been made' on previous proposals
Enfield Independent - Jun 2, 2015
Park user groups had warned of rising crime after Enfield council decided to leave gates at 22 parks and open spaces permanently open in an attempt to save £26,000.....
Holstein Park Pool in Bucktown Gets Privacy Fence Installed, Opens Friday
DNA Info - Jun 8, 2015
BUCKTOWN — The view into a neighborhood public pool that is set to open on Friday has been obscured by a privacy fence that will be a permanent structure during the pool season, a Holstein Park park supervisor said Monday...
Twin Falls Considering More Canyon Rim Fencing, Fence Styles
Twin Falls Times-News - Jun 5, 2015
TWIN FALLS • City Council is considering putting up more than 300 additional feet of fence along a few sections of the Canyon Rim Trail....

Community Issues

Protesters throw red tape on tall iron fence
WIVB - Jun 2, 2015
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Owners of the property at the corner of Nottingham Terrace and Lincoln Parkway may need to return to the drawing board after their neighbors said they weren’t afforded the opportunity to voice their opinions on a major change......
Parks and Rec removes fencing; Ardmore City Skate Park reopened
Daily Ardmoreite - Jun 8, 2015
Parks and Recreation staff lifted the fencing from around the Ardmore City Skate Park Thursday afternoon, signaling it’s reopening.....
Neighbors Outraged Over a Fence
PA home page - Jun 8, 2015
Harveys Lake, Luzerne County- A dispute over a fence is causing rough waters at Harveys Lake in Luzerne County. A man bought some land he says is private property, so he fenced it off. But some have been using it for decades, and they say it should stay open for the public....

Fence and Neighbors

Neighbors Engage In Fence Wars - Jun 4, 2015
NBC News Channel Vermont woman erects huge wall to block view of her neighbor's home. WPTZ's Liz Strzepa reports. Published June 4th .....
FAQ: Install a Fence *and* Keep Your Neighbors Happy
Fox 2 KFXV - Jun 8, 2015
Border disputes have been the trigger for many a ferocious battle among nations. And installing a fence has, unfortunately, soured many a previously friendly relationship between neighbors .....

AG Fencing

Naturally Speaking: Timber fencing conjures memories of yesteryear
Ames Tribune - Jun 5, 2015
My friend and I built a line of high tensile electric fence around a piece of timber pasture near the river on his farm only a couple of years ago. I wasn’t surprised at how much work it took to get it back into functional shape a couple of days ago, though. .....


Fence and Animals - Wildlife

‘Unbreakable’ fence-protection device to fight rhino poaching
E&T Magazine - Jun 5, 2015
An innovative device that could reduce fence-protection cost to a fraction of what is required for current electrical fences could be used in South Africa to help fight poaching of critically endangered rhinos.....
Feral hog control contract in West Jefferson gets $15,000 boost
The Times-Picayune  - Jun 3, 2015
Feral hogs feasting on West Bank levees may have met their match. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office sharpshooters who were enlisted last fall to help the levee district manage the pig population will be kept on the job a while longer.....
‘Homeowners urged to cut holes in garden fences to let hedgehogs through
The Telegraph - Jun 3, 2015
Environmental campaigners urge people to cut holes in their garden fences to allow endangered hedgehogs to roam freely in search for food and mating partners....
Concerns raised over damaged wildlife fences along N.B. highways - Jun 3, 2015
A harsh winter has caused damage to long stretches of wildlife fencing along New Brunswick roadways, renewing concern over what has been a deadly problem in the past.....

Fence and Animals - Pets

Blind dog needs fence to keep him safe
Valley Roadrunner - Jun 3, 2015
I took him to our local animal doctor, who confirmed Kush was blind. Nothing they could do. The specialist would cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. My son called the number where we got him on Craigslist, but the number was no longer in service and they had moved. .....

Pool Safety

Got a pool? Fence it in 0
Belleville Intelligencer - Jun 3, 2015
Public health officials are asking property owners and municipalities to help protect children by surrounding pools with adequate fencing. Hastings Prince Edward Public Health staff report drowning is the second-leading cause of injury-related deaths, after traffic accident. .....

International Border

Floating aluminium fence to come up along Bangla border
Zee News - Jun 7, 2015
Zero Poin: The BSF is working on a project to erect a floating fence made of aluminium to plug holes along the large riverine West Bengal- Bangladesh border. ...

Weird News

Does Free Ping Pong in Seattle Parks Stop Crime?
ABC News - Jun 7 2015
The city of Seattle is wondering if free ping pong in its parks may help stop crime. KING-TV reports ( ) that the city's experiment with a free ping pong table seems to be making a difference....

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