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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

CLD Fencing Systems to launch military-grade perimeter detection system at IFSEC 2017
IFSEC Global - Jun 19, 2017
CLD Fencing Systems, the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of rigid mesh fencing systems and security gates, is unveiling a military-grade perimeter detection system at IFSEC 2017....
Barrier Systems Market by Device Type (Fences, Bollards, Crash Barriers, Drop Arms), Technology, Forecast 2022
SAT PRnews - Jun 19, 2017
The crash barrier system dominated the global market in 2015, accounting for $7,538 million, and is expected to continue this trend during the forecast period as well. Europe is expected to dominate the market, due to increase in development and modification of transport infrastructure and expansion ....
Introducing the SmartFence, a New Mobile-Optimized Underground Pet Fence from DogWatch® Hidden Fences
Consumer Electronics Net - Jun 14, 2017
DogWatch Inc. is proud to announce the addition of a new product to its line of hidden underground pet fence options. The DogWatch® SmartFence provides all the same benefits of existing DogWatch pet containment solutions plus the addition of mobile connectivity....

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Building Products Unveils App Update Designed to Bring Dream Decks to Life
PRNewswire - Jun 14, 2017
For more than 30 years, AZEK® Building Products has been an innovative leader in designing and providing premium decking products. And now, the brand is bringing the latest in deck design technology directly to contractors and consumers with a new app update.....

Fence Contractors

Attorney General Sues Fence Company
Minneapolis Patch - Jun 14, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- A Minneapolis fencing company will have to pay over $42,000 in restitution to customers it never served, according to court documents. The court order was signed on June 8.....
A giant hole in family’s fence and pocketbook
KFOR - Jun 14, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY - Rachel Mack's week went from bad to worse. She says a landscaping company took out her gate and hit her gas line. “We were evacuated from our home,” she said. Now she's in a dispute with the landscaper and with a second contractor hired to replace her old fence....
Civils firm fined after woman hit by fencing wire
Construction Enquirer - Jun 16, 2017
Civil engineering company R M Contractors Limited (RMC) has been fined £180,000 after a member of the public was hit by fencing wire.....

Local Government Issues

FAA requiring construction of fence at Hays Regional Airport
KWCH - Jun 19, 2017
HAYS, Kan. After years of putting off recommendations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a fence will finally be built at the Hays Regional Airport. It's a move needed to keep the airport grounds clear of wildlife.....
Crime chief wants permanent anti-vehicle barriers in Derby city centre after terror attacks
Derby Telegraph - Jun 15, 2017
Permanent anti-vehicle barriers should be put in Derby city centre in the wake of the recent terror attacks in the UK, says the county's police and crime commissioner.....
Caltrans Working to Fence Off Homeless Encampment in San Jose
NBC Bay Area - Jun 15, 2017
South Bay homeless advocates call it "The Wall." Caltrans and San Jose have started a project to fence off what was one of the area's largest homeless encampments with a barrier workers say can't be cut or climbed....
Fence work at Governor’s Residence halts, as verdict looms in Castile case
Pioneer Press - Jun 14, 2017
For a brief moment Wednesday — as the verdict of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez seemed more imminent — fencing and barriers were erected around the sidewalk of the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul....
Rise in bullet-proof fences at Cape schools
Independent Online - Jun 19, 2017
Cape Town - Bullet-Reflective fences have become the norm at schools in gang-ridden areas, as many fear that stray bullets might hit pupils inside the school.....


Community Issues

"All of a sudden, it was there": Residents surprised by new chain-link fence at Virginia Beach's North End
Virginia Pilot - Jun 18, 2017
Far removed from the resort area, the beach at the northernmost part of the North End has long been a favorite spot for leisurely walks along the water’s edge....
Sheffield dad's anger with builders over 'insecure' fencing around hole in road
The Star - Jun 18, 2017
A Sheffield dad has accused builders of a 'total lack of consideration' after putting up 'insecure' fencing around a large hole in the road...
Man scales Lincoln Park Zoo fence to lion enclosure
Chicago Tribune - Jun 18, 2017
A man scaled a fence at Lincoln Park Zoo Sunday morning that put him one step closer to being inside the lion exhibit than the public is meant to go, but a zoo spokeswoman said he was not in any danger.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 . ..
Two children shocked by fence at Omaha ballpark
KETV - Jun 18, 2017
OMAHA, Neb. — Two Omaha children were injured after a fence at the Westgate Ballpark started conducting electricity from an exposed wire nearby.. ..


Michigan inmate attempts prison escape, razor wire foils plan
Detroit Free Press - Jun 19, 2017
LANSING — An inmate suffered severe cuts to his hands Saturday when he attempted to scale the fence at the Cooper Street Correctional Facility near Jackson but was stopped by the razor wire, an official confirmed Monday.. ..
Jail in Little Rock completes 2nd-floor fencing in 15 units to halt inmate jumping
Arkansas Online - Jun 19, 2017
The Pulaski County jail has completed installation of fencing in 15 second-floor units, a project intended to prevent inmates from jumping to the first level in attempts to harm or kill themselves. ..

AG Fencing

DeKalb marker to honor barbed wire inventor - Jun 15, 2017
The DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association plans to dedicate Saturday a state historical marker recognizing an example of local agricultural innovation that has had national impact....
Livestock Fence Building Workshop Set
Lancaster Farming - Jun 19, 2017
If you’re interested in pursuing a livestock enterprise, a good fence is an essential tool to manage animals on the land. ...
Sheep and lambs killed after being chased into boundary fences by loose dogs
FG Insight - Jun 19, 2017
The sheep were fine at 6.30am on Wednesday, June 7 – in a field at the top of Golden Hill close to the A64 – but were found dead the next day at 9.15am....
Fence workshop for veterans on Rome farm
Madison County Courier - Jun 16, 2017
If you’re interested in pursuing a livestock enterprise, a good fence is an essential tool to manage animals on the land. Join Army Veteran and beginning farmer, John Slifka of Three Sisters Farm as he teams up with Sons of the American Legion member, grass farmer, ...

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Study shows pronghorn like barbed wire fence changes
Western Producer - Jun 14, 2017
The friendliness of wildlife-friendly fencing is under study on southeastern Alberta ranchlands. The focus is on pronghorn, also known as antelope, which crawl under fences rather than jump over as they move around this northern part of their native range....
Australia builds outback electrified fence to protect native animals
Reuters - Jun 14, 2017
Wildlife rangers in Australia's outback have started building a 185 km (115 miles) electrified enclosure to protect native animals from pests such as feral cats, which are threatening some species with extinction...
What's the best way for pronghorns to squeeze under fences?
Helena Independent Record - Jun 16, 2017
Wildlife friendly fences must do two things: let wild animals out and keep livestock in. With those basic requirements in mind, researchers recently wrapped up a study looking for the best fence modifications for one animal known..
More electric fences needed to stop elephants from destroying Gabon crops
Inquirer - Jun 16, 2017
For several months, electric fences have been put up in Gabon as part of a new program to stop the country’s 40,000 forest elephants from destroying crops...


USA/Mexico Border

As wall looms, US moves to settle border fence land cases
ABC News - Jun 16, 2017
Government lawyers are renewing efforts to settle about 90 cases against Texas landowners whose land was seized to build a fence along parts of the U.S.-Mexico border, in a move that one lawyer for landowners believes is a lead-up to a fight over a border ...
Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall
BBC News - Jun 17, 2017
President Trump's promise to build a "great wall" along the US-Mexico border remains one of the central and most controversial promises of his presidency. But scientists from the University of Arizona are starting to unravel the effect that such a wall could have on a desert ecosystem ...

Weird News

Pet squirrel that foiled Idaho home burglary returns to wild
ABC News - Jun 19, 2017
A pet squirrel named Joey who gained fame as a crime-fighter might be more of the lover type. Joey, who police credited with scaring off a burglar trying to break into his home's gun safe, made his long goodbyes earlier this month,..

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