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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe October 6, 2015  
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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

Procter Automatic Gates To Launch Risk Assessment Calculator And Raise Safety Awareness At Gate Safety Week 2015 - Oct 5, 2015
Procter Automatic Gates, a UK leader in the design, manufacture and installation of automatic swing, sliding, telescopic and bi-folding gates, is supporting Gate Safety Week (12-18 October 2015). ..
CSIO scientists develop fibre optics fencing system with negligible false alarm rate
Indian Express - Oct 3, 2015
n order to overcome the shortcomings in the currently available detector devices, including their tendency to give false alarms, scientists at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Chandigarh, have developed a fibre optics fencing system to enable efficient detection of intrusion on the geographical borders.. ..
Bekaert Rolls Out Wire For The World
SW Times - Sep 30, 2015
n order to overcome the shortcomings in the currently available detector devices, including their tendency to give false alarms, scientists at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Chandigarh, have developed a fibre optics fencing system to enable efficient detection of intrusion on the geographical borders.. ..
Oil & Gas Infrastructure Security Market Forecast 2015-2025 - Reportlinker Review
MarketWatch - Oct 5, 2015
The importance of oil and gas revenue to many government's operations and its high visibility in the media make hydrocarbon assets targets of significant strategic value for dissidents. . ..

Decking Industry News

Trex Launches 'Share Your Project' Feature on
MarketWatch - Sep 30, 2015
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Local Government Issues

State constructing protective fence on Lanikai hillside
KITV - Oct 4, 2015
HONOLULU —The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has plans to install protective fencing on a hillside just below the popular Lanikai 'Pillbox' trail.. ..
Couple: City gave them permit to build fence, then demanded they move it
Topeka Capital Journal - Oct 2, 2015
The city of Topeka granted a permit allowing a couple to build a fence on their property, then — after the fence was built — demanded that they move it, according to a lawsuit petition filed last month. ..
Safety fence at Aircraft train station delayed because of appearance
Herald Sun - Oct 1, 2015
THE erection of fences to stop train commuters walking on train tracks at Laverton has been delayed after Hobsons Bay Council complained about their appearance... ..

Community Issues

Wellington's view-slashing fence to go - Oct 4, 2015
The owners of a Wellington apartment whose sweeping harbour views were blocked by four-metre-high wooden fence are relieved but guarded after the city council said the fence would have to come down. ..
Talks continue over Browns Court fence
The Guardian - Oct 1, 2015
A controversial fence blocking a path between Browns Court and Queen Street in Charlottetown was the subject of a news release earlier this morning that has since been retracted. ..
Honolulu fence to deter homeless camps blocks fire hydrant
West Hawaii Today - Oct 4, 2015
HONOLULU — A new fence along the Kapalama Canal in Honolulu designed to deter homeless encampments could also cause problems for firefighters...


Airport Fences

Airport perimeter fence being replaced
Compass Cayman - Oct 2, 2015
The Cayman Islands Airports Authority is in the process of replacing 7,000 feet of chain-link perimeter fence around the Owen Roberts International Airport. The old fence had become rusted and corroded and had not been replaced for many years, according to the airports authority. .....

AG Fences

Fencing plan causes outcry
The Westmorland Gazette - Oct 3, 2015
PLANS to enclose a large area of Farleton Knott for livestock grazing have been slammed by a national pressure group. Farleton Knott Commoners' Association has been granted permission to erect a 550-metre fence across the common west of Puddlemire Lane....
Western Queensland jumps at fencing funds
Queensland Country Life - Sep 30, 2015
Some 20 cluster groups already registered with the Remote Area Planning and Development Board will be amongst those scrambling to put in expressions of interest in the wake of last week’s announcement of a $10m package to support improved pest animal and weed management in drought-affected parts of the state....
Dog-proof fence turning the tide
The Land - Sep 30, 2015
VIDEO: WHEN grazier Ben Banks and his father Jack realised they were losing up to 50 per cent of lambs in some paddocks due to wild dogs, they decided it was time to do something different or risk losing their Merino sheep operation.....
Bird Flu Has U.S. Farmers Building Fences, Hosing Down Visitors
AGWeb - Sep 30, 2015
In Iowa, one of the largest U.S. egg processors has started to buy foreign supplies for the first time. Elsewhere in the Midwest, a free-range egg producer says it may build automatic car washes to scour vehicles accessing its 60 farms. And nationally, agricultural workers are being urged to get flu shots.....
Hunting tip: Get past electric fences without getting shocked
Topeka Capital Journal - Oct 3, 2015
With various hunting seasons getting ready to kick off, I was reminded recently of a tip that has helped me out of many jams in the field. When hunting on private property, especially if you’re around a lot of farmers...

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

Electric fence keeps bears from carcass disposal site - Oct 2, 2015
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife officials hope a seven-strand electric fence will keep hungry bears from trying to get into the carcass disposal area at a trash transfer station south of Jackson....
Beehive fence protects crops from African elephants
The Indpendent - Oct 2, 2015
African elephants have always been scared of honeybees, despite their difference in size. Tracey Brighten, in a recent article for The News Hub, reported on a researcher at Oxford University that has decided to use this irrational fear to protect elephants, and the crops they are trying to eat....


Cat-hating neighbour creates fence with barbed wire and three-inch spikes to stop pet walking on wall
Mirror - Oct 2, 2015
The fence looks like it belongs in a maximum-security prison - but was in fact designed by Tiggly the cat's neighbour to stop the feline straying next door..


Adding fence can be low-maintenance, green project
WPTZ - Oct 2, 2015
(NewsUSA) - Americans are spending more than $200 billion on home-improvement projects each year, and more than ever, people are going green with their remodeling projects....

International Border

Israel constructs ‘security fence’ on Gaza Strip border
Albawaba - Oct 6, 2015
he Defence Ministry announced Tuesday that it completed construction of security fence with sensors to protect 12 communities that border the Gaza Strip....
Hungary defends border fences blocking migrants
FRANCE 24 - Sep 30, 2015
Hungary’s foreign minister dismissed criticism of the country’s razor wire border fences at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, pointing to other nations that use walls to curb illegal immigration....


Weird News

'Scary Lucy' Statue Inspires NY Mall's Halloween Display
ABC News - Oct 5, 2015
It's a role "Scary Lucy" was born to play: Frightening people at Halloween. A bronze statue of Lucille Ball that drew worldwide scorn earlier this year for its unflattering depiction of the "I Love Lucy" star has provided inspiration for an annual haunted house event in a mall near her western New York town.....

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