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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

ASSA ABLOY Acquires Jerith Aluminum Fence in the US
PRNewswire  - Apr 18, 2017
ASSA ABLOY has acquired Jerith Aluminum Fence, a leading supplier of aluminum fencing for residential, commercial and industrial applications in the US. "I am very pleased to welcome Jerith into the ASSA ABLOY Group. Jerith is a complementary addition to ASSA ABLOY. ...
Columbia’s Electric Guard Dog shocks would-be thieves nationwide
The State  - Apr 21, 2017
In 1973, Bill Mullis moved to Columbia from his home in Monroe, N.C., borrowed some money and started a lucrative business selling high-priced guard dogs. ...
Pool Fence Company, LOOP-LOC, Discusses Four Advantages of Temporary Pool Fences
PRNewswire  - Apr 20, 2017
Safety pool cover and pool liner manufacturer, LOOP-LOC, discusses four advantages of temporary pool fences. Pool fences are a must to safeguard children and pets. This is one of many layers of protection pool owners put in place to ensure the safety of everyone when the pool is not in use. ...

Decking Industry News

Ask the builder: Composite decking gets expert’s thumbs-up
Columbus Post-Dispatch  - Apr 23, 2017
Q: My wood deck sits in the sun all day with no shade. It’s now treated lumber and requires sealing every other year. I’ve tried lots of different sealers, all with the same results. I’m tired of all the work and I need some resurfacing ideas. ...
Warren Builders, LLC, Selects the CAMO® Edge Fastening System for Virtually All Deck and Porch Projects
PRWeb  - Apr 23, 2017
harles “Chris” Warren, Owner/President of Warren Builders, LLC, State College, PA, has selected the CAMO® Edge Fastening System from National Nail to ensure a quick, easy installation and safe, fastener-free look for virtually all the decks his company builds. To meet customer demand for a smooth, attractive deck surface, Warren’s crews ...

Fence Contractors

Anchor Fence celebrates ribbon cutting
Seacoast Online - Apr 20, 2017
KENNEBUNK — Surrounded by their community, Jill and Bob Lachance cut the ribbon on their new business, Anchor Fence in Kennebunk. The LaChances recently purchased the existing business, established in 1982. Joining the team at the open house on Wednesday, March 22, were Laura Dolce, executive director of the Kennebunk-Kennebunkpor' ...
Poland business owner winner of SBA award
Utica Observer-Dispatch - Apr 20, 2017
POLAND — Mary Rommel, owner of Rommel Fence, LLC was selected as the Syracuse district 2017 Small Business Person of the Year Award, according to the Small Business Administration in Syracuse. Rommel was nominated by the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center ...
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville Donates 494-Foot Fence to MNPS's Cora Howe School for Annual Good Friday Service Project
PRNewswire - Apr 20, 2017
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville Donates 494-foot Fence to MNPS's Cora Howe School for Annual Good Friday Service Project. Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville donated a 494-linear foot 5-foot-high chain link fence installation to Metro Nashville Public Schools' ...

Local Government Issues

MnDOT, landowners install first-of-its-kind snow fence
West Central Tribune  - Apr 20, 2017
WILLMAR — For as long as many can remember, winter winds and blowing snow have made a curve on Minnesota Highway 67 west of Granite Falls a problem area for motorists. ..
Subdivision reg snafu results in illegal fence
Jackson Hole News & Guide - Apr 19, 2017
State wildlife managers are taking the blame for a Serenity Ranch fence line retrofitted with illegally high top lines, which made it look like an electric fence and had neighbors in a tizzy this week. ..
Extension publication explains Texas fence laws
Tyler Paper  - Apr 24, 2017
You have a fence on your property or you are planning to build a fence. Do you know what fence law applies in your situation? There are thousands of miles of fence across Texas. “Five Strands, A Landowner’s Guide to Fence Law in Texas” is a new publication written by Tiffany D. Lashmet, ..
Gov. Cuomo approves funding for fence around Wheatfield landfill
WIVB  - Apr 19, 2017
TOWN OF WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB)- Plans to build a fence around a Wheatfield landfill are moving forward. The former Niagara Sanitation Landfill held industrial waste, including waste from Love Canal. The Love Canal waste has been removed and incinerated out of state. ..
Letter: Electronic collars, invisible fencing targeted
Battle Creek Enquirer  - Apr 18, 2017
Amid all the hoopla of whether farm animals should be permitted inside the city limits no one on the commission seems to be paying attention to what’s really going on with the proposed changes to Battle Creek’s Animal Ordinances. . ..
Bentonville School District To Add Fences At Six Elementary Schools  - Apr 18, 2017
BENTONVILLE (KFSM) -- The Bentonville School Board is taking precautionary action following the death of a Fayetteville student who wandered off campus.. ..


Community Issues

Red Fence, red cat
Salem News  - Apr 19, 2017
BEVERLY — An ever-changing canvas, the Red Fence Gallery on Cabot Street now bears a content-looking cat on a bright red background. Situated between Atomic Cafe and the Lindsey Building, the fence displays a different artist's work every few months throughout the warmer months. ..
CullmanSense  - Apr 23, 2017
WEST POINT - Saturday's severe weather caused damage to the outfield fence at West Point High School's softball field. But through some hard work Sunday afternoon from players, coaching staff, administration and parents, the fence has been repaired temporarily so the team can play at home to end the regular season on Tuesday vs. Arab.. ..

AG Fencing

10 safety tips for installing electric fences
Farm and Dairy - Apr 23, 2017
Last week, we chose the type of fencing and material best suited to your farming needs. This week, we have safety guidelines for those of you that selected electric fencing. .. ..
'Fences Among Friends' group sends fencing supplies to Kansas
WKOW - Apr 24, 2017
SAUK CITY (WKOW) -- Truckloads of supplies from Wisconsin are on their way to farmers in Kansas who saw their fences wiped out by a wildfire last month... ..
A hefty investment in fencing an important element in commercial game farming in South Africa
Queensland Country Life - Apr 23, 2017
Commercial game farming is South Africa’s sixth-largest agricultural sector, generating 10 billion rand a year and employing an estimated 100,000 people, and fences are playing an important role in the industry. .. ..
Ag-tech: Virtual fencing technology getting closer to commercial phase
beef central - Apr 23, 2017
The company behind the development of collar-based virtual fencing technology plans to release a prototype version of its product around mid-year, in the next stage towards commercial launch.. ..
Tax exemption applies to replacing fence destroyed by wildfire
High Plains Journal - Apr 23, 2017
Ranchers affected by wildfire in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for a sales tax exemption on reconstructing, replacing or repairing agricultural fences that were damaged or destroyed. Approved by the Kansas Legislature, signed by Gov. Sam Brownback and supported by Kansas Livestock Association, the exemption went into effect March 23. .. ..

Fences in History

Fences in South Texas
Valley Morning Star  - Apr 23, 2017
Good fences make good neighbors.” That may have been the case in Robert Frost’s New England, but in Texas the circumstances were much more complicated. ..

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Volunteers to help build fence to protect gardens from elk
The Daily Times  - Apr 22, 2017
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a volunteer work day at the Mountain Farm Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, after receiving a $5,000 grant from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area to create a modified style of fence to help protect the gardens from elk that regularly inhabit the area.. ..
Ban on cobra fencing re-notified in Fazilka to save animals, human lives
Hindustan Times  - Apr 22, 2017
The Fazilka administration has re-notified the ban on the sale and use of 'cobra fencing' (bladed edged iron wire mesh) in the entire district in a bid to protect ... ..
Fencing will protect rare habitat on island beach from sheep
Press and Journal - Apr 18, 2017
A delicate area of grassland on an iconic island beach is to be protected from sheep as a community group takes steps to conserve the rare habitat.... ..


Fence fatigue
Grand Junction Sentinel - Apr 21, 2017
Well, now what? The perimeter fence surrounding the Grand Junction Regional Airport may as well be a ghost. It won’t stop haunting the Airport Authority. ..
Security breach exposes flaws
Grand Junction Sentinel - Apr 19, 2017
A woman who was found in a self-constructed “safety circle” on the Grand Junction Regional Airport tarmac defeated a $5 million perimeter security fence and illustrated apparent weaknesses in a system that was expected to make it possible to open the gates to the public.. ..


USA/Mexico Border Fence

Senate Democrats: Cost for US-Mexico border wall could 'soar' to $70 billion
ABC News  - Apr 18, 2017
Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security Committee estimated that the total cost of the construction of the border wall could "soar" to nearly $70 billion, according to a report prepared by minority side of the committee, which is led by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri. ...
Before the wall there were border fencing projects — and not all of them turned out well
San Diego Union Tribune  - Apr 21, 2017
mpetition to build President Donald Trump’s border wall is underway with 467 companies nationwide, including 23 from San Diego, submitting bids and designs to construct what was a centerpiece promise of Trump’s campaign. ...

International Borders

Pakistan Builds Fence on Afghan Border
New Delhi Times - Apr 18, 2017
Pakistan’s military announced Monday that its plan to fence the entire 2,611-kilometer largely porous border with Afghanistan is underway and scores of new outposts are also being built to prevent terrorist infiltration.. .

Weird News

Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car
ABC News - Apr 24, 2017
Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it — in an Indy car. Bird drove four blocks down Fifth Avenue in his specially themed car to deliver the Pacers' bid to host the 2021 game to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, fitting his 6-foot-9 frame into a car usually driven by much shorter people.....

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Seattle company looking for full time technician for the installation and service of automatic gate systems.
*_ Installation and service of mechanical and electrical systems on automated sliding & swinging gate systems.
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*_ Responsible, and reliable.
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STATESIDE STEEL AND WIRE is Hiring An Outside Sales Rep. Send resume to


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Manager / Estimator / Sales / required for Rite-Way Fencing Inc. in Medicine Hat. We are Western Canada�s largest fencing company, with 12 branches in AB, BC & SK. Experience with chain link fence & related materials and management of installations as well as previous experience in construction sales / estimating from Blueprints would be an asset. A valid drivers� license and previous computer experience required. The ideal candidate will have previous hands on experience with fence installations. Please submit your resume and remuneration requirements to or fax (403) 287-9174. Please specify "Manager / Estimator / Sales � Medicine Hat" in your correspondence.




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