Follow fenceweek on Twitter
 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe June 5, 2018  
Website  |  Submit News  |  FenceWeek  |  Sponsoring  |   Archives
About FenceWeek - weekly email
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

Mike Walsh Joins Fortress Building Products as Chief Operating Officers
PRWeb - Jun 1, 2018
Walsh joins the Fortress team with significant professional experience in related areas of building products and holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Marquette University. Walsh began his career with Product Management and Product Development roles ...
Metal tariffs already hurting Heartland businesses
KFVS-12 - May 31, 2018
Matt Wormington with Bootheel Fence Company says his customers are also noticing higher prices for their metal products and thinks the aluminum market has had some irregular spikes...
Senstar: Integrating Video Analytics & Perimeter Intrusion Detection to Deter
American Security Today - May 29, 2018
Adding a perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS) to a site greatly increases its security and leverages the value of existing assets like security fences and surveillance systems....

Decking Industry News

Fixmart decking guide can save subcontractors time and money
Construction Enquirer - Jun 1, 2018
Supplier Fixmart is helping installers and subcontractors save time and money with its handy new decking guide....
5 tips for selecting the right railing for your deck
Longview News-Journal  - May 31, 2018
As one of the most visible elements of a deck, the railing serves an important aesthetic and structural role — adding support, safety and style. Here are five expert tips for creating the perfect perimeter for your outdoor space....

Fence Contractors

American Fence Co. Expands Northern California Services
PR Newswire - May 31, 2018
American Fence Company is proud to announce a new location in Sacramento, California offering rental fence and temporary fence panels. American Fence Company operates seventeen branches in nine states and Sacramento is the fourth office in California....
Incomplete Fence Job Leaves Weslaco Resident Worried for Safety
KRGV - May 31, 2018
WESLACO – A Weslaco resident says an unfinished fence job is a risk for her children. Maria Saurina says she hired a welder and paid him $2,600 to repair her fence nine months ago....
Auger drill striking gas line led to evacuation in Warwick Township, police say
Fox-43  - Jun 1, 2018
LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.– UPDATE: An employee of a fencing contractor was responsible for damage to a gas line Friday in Warwick Township, the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police said in a news release......
Remember these 5 things before you build a fence
Ottawa Citizen  - May 31, 2018
It’s important to plan your fence with care because you will have to live with it for a long time, says Wally Montpetit, the owner of Fence-All. With 42 years of fence-building experience behind him.....

Local Government Issues

Fort Worth to Spend $181K on Vehicle Barriers to Prevent Terrorist Attack
NBC News - DFW  - May 30, 2018
Fort Worth is set to spend $181,628 on portable vehicle barriers to be used to prevent a terrorist attack at large gatherings like the Cowtown Marathon and the Main Street Arts Festival....
Pacific Standard  - Jun 5, 2018
In Tulelake, California, a municipal airport was built on the site of a former internment camp, and now it is at the center of a serious debate over preserving the historical significance of the land....
FDOT installing fence along tracks year after 13-year-old killed by SunRail train
WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando  - May 30, 2018
SANFORD, Fla. - One year after a Markham Woods Middle School student was struck and killed by a SunRail train, officials with the Florida Department of Transportation said they plan to begin installing a fence along the train tracks next week.....
City to replace fencing with perimeter boulders at 99 parks
Curbed Detroit  - May 31, 2018
How can residents feel more welcome at city parks? Taking down chain-link fencing is a start. The City of Detroit is embarking on a $3 million beautification project in 99 parks.....
Councillors object to ‘ugly’ fence
Henley Standard  - Jun 4, 2018
COUNCILLORS have objected to plans for an “ugly and overbearing” garden fence. Olivia Kessel has applied for retrospective permission for the 2.5m high fence at her home in Western Avenue, Henley.....


Community Issues

Concord dog owners win reprieve from town
Martha's Vineyard Times - May 31, 2018
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission has begun construction of a wire mesh fence along the perimeter of Trade Winds Field Preserve in Oak Bluffs, known by frequent users as simply Tradewinds...
Fence is a bad idea
Martha's Vineyard Times - May 31, 2018
The M.V. Land Bank was created by an act of the Massachusetts legislature in 1986. Quoting from the Land Bank’s home page, “MV Island has witnessed unprecedented change in the most recent decades. Farming declined; centuries-old pastures and fields were left to knot into vines and shrubs...

AG Fences

USDA Proposes Fencing to Control Fever Ticks
Bovine Veterinarian  - Jun 2, 2018
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is publishing a final environmental impact statement (EIS) that discusses how to continue to protect .....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Australia Builds World’s Largest Cat-Proof Fence to Protect Threatened Species
Smithsonian Magazine  - May 29, 2018
Hard though it may be for cat lovers to accept, our feline friends can be utter menaces to the environment. Outdoor pet cats are wreaking havoc on bird populations and feral cats are an even bigger problem.......
Australia creates world's largest cat-proof fence
Mother Nature Network  - May 30, 2018
Feral foxes and cats eager for a quick meal in the wilds of central Australia have a new formidable obstacle to contend with......


Justices not on the fence in suit over property owners’ fence, couple tried to defend right to ‘enjoy property as they saw fit’
Southeast Texas Record  - May 29, 2018
BEAUMONT – A Polk County couple that was sued by a property association because they allegedly violated a fence restriction received no help from the Ninth Court of Appeals on Thursday.....


Real estate Q&A: Surprise! New home came with fence — on neighbor’s land. Who pays to move it?
Post-Bulletin  - May 31, 2018
Q: We bought our home a year ago with a fenced in yard. Recently, our neighbor demanded that we remove the fence from his property stating it is two feet over the line. I looked at our closing papers .....
Couple Celebrate As 'Berlin Wall' Fence Pulled Down
LADbible  - May 31, 2018
The couple who returned from their honeymoon to find a 6ft fence around their entire property are celebrating after it was pulled down......

USA/Canada Border Fence

Churchill: A beautiful fence for the border? Not so fast
Times-Union - May 31, 2018
Good fences make good neighbors, Robert Frost famously wrote in "Mending Wall." The line is frequently quoted but often misunderstood.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Section of Arizona border fence painted white
KTTS - Jun 2, 2018
NOGALES, Arizona — A 100-foot section of the border fence in Nogales is now painted white, a contrast to the typical rusty brown border fence....
Border construction begins in San Diego
The San Diego Union-Tribune - Jun 1, 2018
Construction began Friday just east of Border Field State Park to replace one of San Diego’s barriers along a 14-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Customs and Border Protection...

International Borders

Danish government to vote on anti-swine flu border fence
The Local Denmark - Jun 3, 2018
Parliament will vote on Monday over whether to build a 70km long, 1.5 metre-high fence along Denmark’s border with Germany.....


Weird News

30-year-old leaves parents' home with help from Alex Jones
ABC News - Jun 1, 2017
The 30-year-old man whose eviction from his parents' suburban home drew national attention finally left Friday, hours before a court-ordered deadline,....

Classified Ads


Fence Foreman
"Wyoming is the great Cowboy state full of wide open spaces. If you enjoy being outside, we might have the perfect job for you" SWI is a growing Wyoming fence company looking for leaders dedicated to "Service with integrity". We are currently hiring experienced fence foreman at our Casper and Cheyenne locations. A minimum of 5 years documented leadership experience with references is required . Ideal candidates will have experience in commercial and residential projects, leading a crew with ensured safety and installing most types of fencing. As a qualified candidate you will be able to work in all weather conditions, comfortably perform all required duties of the job, and able to commit to a long-term position. A person in this position can expect to earn between $60,000-$80,000 per year depending on experience and overtime. Our company offers a competitive benefit package including health insurance, retirement program, vacation and holiday pay. Relocation assistance may be available for the right candidate. Apply online at

Fence Installers
"Wyoming is the great Cowboy state full of wide open spaces. If you enjoy being outside, we might have the perfect job for you" SWI, LLC is a growing Wyoming fence company looking for installers dedicated to "Service with integrity". We are currently hiring professional fence installers at multiple locations across the Cowboy State. The starting wage between $18-$24/hour DOE. Experience preferred but not necessary, we are willing to train the right individual. As a qualified candidate you will be able to work in all weather conditions, comfortably perform all required duties of the job, and able to commit to a long-term career position with great growth potential. SWI, LLC offers a competitive benefit package including health insurance, retirement program, vacation and holiday pay. Apply online at


Inside / Outside Sales - Edmonton Inside / Outside Sales required for Rite-Way Fencing Inc. in Edmonton. We are Western Canada's largest fencing company, with 12 branches in AB, BC & SK. Previous sales/estimating experience and ability to do take-off's from blue prints for construction projects would be an asset. A valid drivers license and previous computer experience is required. This is a full-time position for sales of chain link fence and related materials. Please submit your resume and remuneration requirements to Please specify "Inside / Outside Sales - Edmonton" in your correspondence.


STATESIDE STEEL AND WIRE is Hiring An Outside Sales Rep. Send resume to




To view pages in PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Click the icon for a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader:
Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

(Acrobat and the Acrobat logo are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated)

About This E-Mail
You received this newsletter because you registered your name and email address requesting fenceweek or fencebids. To sign up for other newsletters, unsubscribe, change delivery options or your e-mail address, see  

Suggestions and feedback are welcome at

How to Advertise
For information on advertising in e-mail newsletters or other advertising opportunities with FenceWeek, contact or visit our sponsoring page.

Send all correspondences to de facto, inc. PO Box 602 Bedford MA 01730 . Neither the US Government nor any agency, nor de facto, inc, nor any of the contractors, subcontractors, advertisers, or employees makes any warranty, expressed or implied including any warranty of completeness, or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for any party's use or the result of such contents of the newsletter. In no event will de facto's liability, if any, exceed the value of the weekly charge for the information provided giving rise to such liability.

Copyright 2005 - 2018 de facto, inc.