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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

Learn “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” at EED Dallas in January!
Press Release - Nov 8, 2016
BD Loops popular “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar is coming to Dallas! Electronics Entry Distributors is hosting a free seminar presented by Brian Dickson of BD Loops. This seminar counts towards the CEU’s required to obtain or hold certification with the IDEA. ...
World Patent Marketing Success Team Introduces the Smart Fence, a New Fencing Invention That Will Bring Fences to the Modern Age
PRWeb - Nov 4, 2016
World Patent Marketing, a vertically integrated manufacturer and engineer of patented products, introduces Smart Fence, a fencing invention that adds several new features to a regular fence.. ...
Gallagher invests in virtual fencing
Independent - Nov 3, 2016
Virtual fencing is a step closer towards becoming a commercial reality courtesy of a new partnership between Melbourne-based agri-tech startup Agersens and international agricultural company Gallagher. Gallagher has taken an undisclosed stake in Agersens, which is commercialising groundbreaking patented technology developed....
Perimeter security: the big picture
IFSEC Global - Nov 7, 2016
So often an afterthought compared to access control or CCTV, the perimeter security market is set for years of strong growth as governments prioritise counter-terror and reductions in illegal immigration...

Fence Contractors

National fencing champ keeps pace with new techniques
StuffNZ - Nov 3, 2016
After working for more than decade as a fencing contractor John Noakes still sticks to the basics. "Attention to detail will always remain the biggest issue for fencing contractors," Noakes said. "The basics are still the same, we're not reinventing the wheel.. ...
Fence Contractor Charged With Defrauding Oak Forest Homeowner - Nov 1, 2016
OAK FOREST, IL -- A Brookfield business owner is facing felony charges after she allegedly pocketed an Oak Forest home owner’s deposit for work she did not complete, prosecutors said Tuesday in court.. ...

Local Government Issues

State to erect fence on Nimitz, forcing scores of homeless out
Hawaii News Now - Nov 1, 2016
It's been more than a year since the state has done a major clean-up under the Nimitz viaduct. On Tuesday, notices were posted telling homeless who live in the area that runs parallel to the Mapunapuna bike path that they've got to go -- and take their stuff with them. "For everyone's safety we have to vacate the premises," said state Transportation Department spokesman Tim Sakahara. ...
Commissioners vote to accept GDOT funding for wildlife fencing
The Dallas New Era - Nov 7, 2016
During their final regular October meeting Paulding commissioners voted in favor of accepting Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) funding in the amount of $300,000 aimed at constructing a [wildlife] fence on the airport site.. ...

Community Issues

Volunteer helps mend damaged Cocoon House fence in Arlington
Herald Net - Nov 4, 2016
ARLINGTON — A windstorm toppled part of the fence surrounding the home for teen mothers. Wooden posts lost their footing in the dirt and the section of fence still standing was rotting from age and the rain. Cocoon House was staring at a $8,000 to $9,000 bill. That money was meant to help those without a home. ...



Dispute resolution services help neighbors mend fences: Other Voices
Los Altos Online  - Nov 4, 2016
It is generally estimated that 42 percent of Americans say that they have been involved in a dispute with their neighbors at one time or another. Using your local dispute resolution service is a no-cost, confidential and easy-access way to resolve these types of concerns.....

AG Fencing

Farmer wins planning battle to put up a fence on his own farm
Independent - Nov 3, 2016
Glencolumbcille farmer Patrick Heenan applied for permission to extend the sheep fencing on his farm and while he was initially granted permission by Donegal Co Council, subject to some conditions, An Taisce appealed the decision.....
Does Electric Fencing Stress Horses?
The Horse  - Nov 4, 2016
If you’ve ever worried whether electric fencing is welfare-friendly, you can put your mind at ease. New research from Switzerland has revealed that the threat of electric shock from electrical fencing doesn’t cause your horses to stress.....

Fencing and Animal -- Wildlife

Border walls are bad for wildlife
Washington Post - Nov 4, 2016
In 1996, Botswana erected an 83-mile fence along its border with Namibia. The goal was to protect domestic cattle from the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease. Within a year, though, the barrier had snared five giraffes, one elephant, several antelopes and numerous other wild animals.....
As Deer Chew Up Suburbs, Some Say a Good Fence Is the Best Defense
New York Times  - Nov 4, 2016
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Given her home’s location near the corner of Deertrack Lane and Whitetail Road, it should come as no surprise that Ellen Shapiro, an ardent gardener, had a serious deer problem.....
WATCH: Firefighters rescue deer trapped in cemetery fence  - Nov 2, 2016
TOTOWA – Members of the Totowa Fire Department had to use a hydraulic spreader tool to free a deer trapped between the bars of a steel fence surrounding a cemetery....
Fence on the world's largest volcano aims to stop Hawaii's cats from killing an endangered seabird
LA Times  - Nov 2, 2016
It’s “goodbye, cats” and “hello, chicks” thanks to a newly completed fence on Hawaii Island that was recently built to protect birds. Feral cats are big pests in Hawaii...

Pool Safety

New Zealand parliament passes new pool fencing laws
Splash Magazine  - Nov 3, 2016
The New Zealand Parliament has passed laws which the Building and Housing Minister, Dr Nick Smith, says will better protect children from drowning in swimming pools while also making the requirements more practical and enforceable.....



Senior jail official to analyse electrical fencing installed in Chhattisgarh jails
Hindustan Times  - Nov 6, 2016
A senior jail official of the Madhya Pradesh would visit the jails of Chhattisgarh to analyse their electrical fencing and submit a report of the same to the jail administration.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Along the U.S.- Mexico border fence
Reuters  - Nov 7, 2016
Building a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border has been a contentious subject in this year’s U.S. presidential election. In parts of California and Arizona, a wall already exists....
Resident Becomes Accustomed to Living Near Border Fence
KRGV - Nov 3, 2016
CAMERON COUNTY – A total of 54 miles of a mixture of steel and concrete separates the Rio Grande Valley from another country. The border fence is the dividing line between U.S. and Mexico. Some people who live near the border weren’t sure about the fence. They noted the impacts of structure. Others have come to accept living with the fence in their backyards....

Weird News

Internet Freezes for 'Mannequin Challenge' Craze
ABC News - Nov 7, 2016
Forget dumping ice buckets, dancing or planking, the latest viral phenomenon sweeping the internet consists of people standing still as part of the "mannequin challenge."....

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