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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

Ag wire brand:Thanks for 65 years
Neshoba Democrat - Jul 19, 2017
Williams Bros. has been selling Red Brand agricultural wire longer than anyone in the United States. The historic store was recognized for its 65-year partnership with Illinois-based Keystone Steel & Wire on Thursday and as the first business in Mississippi to sell its Red Brand agricultural wire fencing. ..
Understanding the True Cost of Anti-Ram Perimeter Security Fencing
American Security Today - Jul 19, 2017
Purchasing an anti-ram perimeter security fence system is only half the financial battle to securing a property’s border against vehicle-borne attacks—what still looms is the cost of installation. ..
CertainTeed adds to fence business with SimTek deal
Plastic News - Jul 18, 2017
Building products maker CertainTeed Corp. is acquiring SimTek Fence for an undisclosed price. Orem, Utah-based SimTek makes high density polyethylene fence products. Its products are available at Home Depot, Menard's and other fence dealers. ..

Fence Contractors

Good fences, good business
Bay State Banner - Jul 13, 2017
In 1971, Ralph McCoy moved to Boston from North Carolina and went to work for Cyclone Fence, a company that installed chain-link fencing. In 1988, after 17 years on the job, McCoy became a competitor......
Century Fence a mark of permanence in Wisconsin
WOWT - Jul 13, 2017
PEWAUKEE - After 100 years in business, the Bryants, owners of Century Fence, say they still get a rush from seeing signs of their company’s work along highways and on fences around landmarks like Lambeau Field in Green Bay and Camp Randall Stadium in Madison......
Meyer submitted three bids, which totaled $33,384.47 — a bulk of it coming from two parts — the backstop and fencing down the foul lines.
Maryville Daily Forum - Jul 20, 2017
PMeyer submitted three bids, which totaled $33,384.47 — a bulk of it coming from two parts — the backstop and fencing down the foul lines. The backstop had options, one 20 feet tall and the other 30 feet tall, with a difference of $10,000....

Local Government Issues

Dyer fence replacement hits snags
NWItimes - Jul 12, 2017
DYER — Installation of the 5,000 feet of pre-cast concrete fencing along Calumet Avenue south of Main Street has hit snags during the past few months.....
Rowley owner sued by town over fence
Salem News - Jul 12, 2017
ROWLEY — A resident’s desire to protect the public and his property value resulted in a Superior Court complaint issued against him by the town, which claims he violated the local historical bylaw when he put up a fence on his property.....
mybighornbasin - Jul 19, 2017
Bears who frequent the Cody landfill looking for food will have to go somewhere else to find a free meal. Park County commissioners yesterday approved a plan to purchase and install an electric fence surrounding the Cody landfill......
City gets $1.6 million grant to install wildlife fence at airport
Lawrence Journal World - Jul 24, 2017
The city has been awarded a federal grant for the installation of a wildlife fence at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that the Federal Aviation Administration will provide a $1.6 million grant, according to a news release.......

Community Issues

Fence to go up at Gering Dog Park
NWItimes - Jul 24, 2017
The Common Grounds Dog Park Committee continues to make progress on a project to bring a dog park to Gering.....


AG Fencing

Power an Electric Fence with Solar
Mother Earth News - Jul 21, 2017
Electric fencing can be installed with basic hand tools and no prior fencing experience. And by adding a solar-powered fence energizer, you’ll make installation even simpler by eliminating the need for any grid connection. . ..
Murray Matters | A fencing revolution
Border Mail - Jul 22, 2017
Murray Local Land Services recently hosted a world-first ‘virtual fencing’ trial on a commercial farm in Tumbarumba, NSW. Our staff played a key role in the project, working in partnership with Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (Victoria) . ..

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Landowner modifies fence to accommodate pronghorn herd
KOAA - Jul 21, 2017
BLACK FOREST - Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are working with a Black Forest landowner to help share the space with a herd of wild pronghorn. ..
Buck's run-in with barbed wire is why we need pronghorn-friendly fences
Earth Touch News - Jul 19, 2017
Earlier this month, a few Good Samaritans stumbled across a barbwire-trapped pronghorn antelope on the windswept plains of southern Montana. ..


How To Plan Your Fencing Solution
Minyanville - Jul 21, 2017
You might need a fence to bestow an elegant look to your property, a sturdy fence to protect your campus, a tall and strong fence to add more privacy to your life or to achieve many other ends. Whatever be the need, you might often find it difficult to give shape to your needs and plan the right solution...
5 Eco-Friendly Options For Your Fence
Green Muze - Jul 24, 2017
The watchword today is sustainability and many people have chosen to live their lives with an awareness of how to save the earth’s resources at the forefront of their minds. Fencing may not seem to be anything that can hurt the planet,...


Who pays for Fence Repairs?
ABC-19 - Jul 21, 2017
When you think of your home, one of the last things you probably think about is a fence. Whether it be in the back or front yard, your fence helps keep your pets inside the yard and help prevent trespassing....


USA/Mexico Border Fence

Where there's a will, is there a wall? Building Trump's border wall won't be cheap
AZCentral - Jul 13, 2017
President Donald Trump's promised border wall could cost between $10 billion and $60 billion. Or more. Or maybe a lot less. It's unclear how much of the border will get a wall, a fence or rely on technology and manpower.....

International Borders

Lithuania's fence on Kaliningrad border
Deutsche Welle - Jul 17, 2017
Lithuania is securing its border to Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast with a two-meter-high fence, hoping to better protect the country against smugglers - and perhaps against Russia itself......

Weird News

Philadelphia-area transit agency deals with station spiders
ABC News - Jun 17, 2017
The Philadelphia area's transit agency is dealing with a spider problem at one station in the city.KYW-TV ( ) reports the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority has hired an exterminator to battle the bugs that keep dropping down onto waiting passengers at its station in Northern Liberties...

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