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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

ABB Names B&D Technologies as the Southeastern Distributor and Total Solution Provider for Quick-Guard Fencing
ThomasNet - Jun 8, 2017
Macon, GA (June 8, 2017) – With its progressive 20-year relationship, ABB designated B&D Technologies as Distributor and Total Solution Provider for its Quick-Guard safety fence line. The industry-leading fence line merges the wisdom of two dynamic companies, ABB, a pioneering power and automation technology company and Jokab Safety, ....
CLD Fencing Systems' SV5000 Military Grade Perimeter Detection System To Debut At IFSEC 2017
SourceSecurity - Jun 6, 2017
CLD Fencing Systems, the United Kingdom’s manufacturer and supplier of Rigid Mesh Fencing Systems and Security Gates; will be debuting to the world for the first time, a state of the art military grade perimeter detection system in the form of the SV5000. Designed to offer a fully autonomous Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) ....
Boels acquires access control specialist IQ-Pass
KHL - Jun 6, 2017
Boels Rental has fully acquired IQ-Pass, a Netherlands-based company that specialises in technology to manage crowds and control worker access to industrial, construction and maritime sites. The price was not disclosed.....

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Building Products' Premium Porch and Railing Featured in Southern Living's 2017 Idea House
PRNewswire - Jun 9, 2017
AZEK® Building Products, the industry's leading maker of technologically advanced and high performance building materials, is featured in Southern Living's 2017 Idea House. Located at 204 Whale Head Way on Bald Head Island, North Carolina, the home will be open to the public for tours between June 16 and October 29, ....

Fence Contractors

'It's a yearning': Former banker turned outback fencer has no regrets about decision Rural - Jun 9, 2017
Sara Carey has had a strong taste of city life, but she would not dream of giving up her job as a contractor fencing some of the most remote properties in NSW.....
KARE 11 Investigates: Fence company ordered out of business, customers to be repaid
KARE-11 - Jun 12, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota Attorney General has settled a fraud lawsuit against a Hennepin County fence contractor. As part of the Consent Judgement and Order Alpine Fence Company, LLC, and its owner Chad Thompson of Minneapolis are never again allowed to do fence work in Minnesota and must pay back the money he obtained from customers under false pretenses......
Salado man found guilty in fence scam to be sentenced later this month
TDT News - Jun 6, 2017
BELTON — Phillip Henry was convicted of using his fence company to scam Killeen-area residents out of thousands of dollars. On June 19, he’ll find out if he’s going to be held behind bars......
West Michigan homeowners warn of fence, deck builder
Fox17Online - Jun 12, 2017
WEST MICHIGAN -- Brooks Weiler has a green thumb. So with a garden in his yard, he thought a fence just might help keep some of the critters out. More importantly, he wanted more privacy.....
Brothers do more than build fences; expanded and renamed business to include farm supply
Daily Leader - Jun 7, 2017
He and his brother Jordan were building fences in the Mendenhall area. One job led to another, and another, and another — and Johnson’s Fence was born.....

Local Government Issues

'Major implications' for hillside houses after Wellington City Council loses appeal over view-blocking Roseneath fence - Jun 5, 2017
Wellington City Council might have to rip up the planning rule book after the High Court rejected its appeal against an Environment Court ruling sparked by Roseneath's "fence-gate" saga....
Fencing plan is ugly, over-reaching
Missoulian - Jun 11, 2017
In yet another minimally publicized move, the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is furthering their transformation of the state lands property west of Reserve Street from beautiful, pastoral, ....
Lake Tahoe authorities crack down on illegal fences running into water
SFGate - Jun 7, 2017
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is beginning to more strictly enforce rules against lakeside property owners who are potentially endangering swimmers with unauthorized fence construction. ....
Metro Vancouver police chiefs call for suicide-prevention barriers on bridges
Vancouver Sun - Jun 8, 2017
Local police chiefs are calling for suicide-prevention measures to be added to two bridges over the Fraser River.....


Community Issues

Devastated dad of boy killed by train demands fence fix
Boston Herald - Jun 11, 2017
The heartbroken father of a 11-year-old Salem boy who was tragically struck and killed by a commuter rail train while trying to retrieve a bicycle Friday night is joining a chorus of city residents in calling for local officials to do more to keep kids off the tracks. ..
Fencing expanded around St. Louis Confederate monument
KMOV - Jun 7, 2017
ST. LOUIS ( -- St. Louis crews are expanding the fencing around the Confederate monument in Forest Park. City crews were seen on Wednesday afternoon expanding the fencing around the area of the monument, which now includes blocking the streets...
Dog park plans pending fence OK
News Eagle - Jun 11, 2017
HAWLEY - Further plans were heard by Hawley Parks & Recreation Commission, May 30th, for a proposed dog park. Heather Genzlinger showed a rough sketch of the area, where she envisions local residents coming to allow their dogs to run free....


Unauthorized Buildings May Delay Airport’s Fencing Project - Jun 8, 2017
Deer and coyotes are the not the only intruders on the Noble F. Lee Lakeland Airport’s 520 acres in Arbor Vitae. It appears that humans have built a few structures on airport property without permission, according to Minocqua’s representative on the 4-town airport commission that oversees the airport...

AG Fencing

Several Months to Restore Fence After Texas Wildfire
AGWeb - Jun 8, 2017
Wildfires swept through the High Plains in early March and burned more than 1.5 million acres. A staple of cattle country burned with it. ....
Farming without fences with new technology
Radio New Zealand - Jun 9, 2017
New 'virtual fencing' technology - designed to keep a stock in a fence-less boundary using noise and a small electric shock - is going to be trialled in New Zealand.....

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

How high a fence can coyotes jump?
OCRegister - Jun 7, 2017
More and more coyotes are being spotted within urban areas of Southern California. Here’s how they might end up in your backyard...
Highway koala exclusion fence 'killing' wildlife
Northern Star - Jun 9, 2017
BAGOTVILLE residents say a new koala exclusion fencing designed to prevent the endangered animal being killed by vehicles has become a death trap for other wildlife... ..
WATCH: Bear family scales fence in Connecticut
FOX-29 - Jun 8, 2017
PLAINVILLE, CT- When most people think about springtime and spring time and warmer weather, they think flowers and bees.. ..
Fencing protects terrapins from crossing Route 1
Cape Gazette - Jun 8, 2017
For Rehoboth Bay's population of female terrapins, the bayside face of Delaware Seashore State Park's Atlantic Ocean dune is the perfect location to lay their eggs each spring.. ..
Alberta conservation agency touting electric fences to curb bear encounters
Calgary Sun - Jun 10, 2017
When Bearspaw resident John Nenniger went to grab the morning paper he was shocked to find his garbage bin "obliterated" and a bee hive in his backyard torn from its rebar mooring. He later learned the chaotic scene was due to an interloping bear. ..

Fence and Animals - Pets

What Experts Have to Say About Invisible Fences for Dogs - Jun 6, 2017
When walking around suburban neighborhoods in upstate, NY, I am struck at just how many dogs are confined by invisible fences...

Pool Safety

Pool Fences Protecting Children from Tragedy
CBS-7 - Jun 8, 2017
It only takes a second for a child to fall into the water, but pool fences offer extra security and peace of mind to keep families safe. For Scott Stone who has an 18 month grandson, he said he and his wife knew they needed to install a pool fence before something happened...


International Borders

Lithuania starts building fence on border with Russia
Baltic Times - Jun 6, 2017
VILNIUS - Lithuania on Monday started building a security fence on its border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad...
Arab Crosses Security Fence From Gaza Into Israel
Jewish Press - Jun 12, 2017
A Palestinian Authority Arab citizen entered Israel on foot after having crossed the border fence from Gaza overnight Sunday into Monday. IDF officials said security forces took the man into custody shortly after he crossed the fence near the southern end of the Gaza...

Weird News

Girl uses 'Hunger Games' to rescue friend with leg wound
ABC News - Jun 12, 2017
A 12-year-old Massachusetts girl used what she learned about creating a tourniquet from "The Hunger Games" to rescue her friend....

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