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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

Road blockers and vehicle barriers from ATG Access protect shoppers in Singapore in list of new perimeter protection projects
Security News Desk - May 1, 2018
Road blockers and barriers from ATG Access are providing enhanced safety in Singapore as part of a new list of perimeter security projects in the country......
Marathon barrier
Professional Security (press release) - Apr 27, 2018
The 2018 London Marathon on Sunday, April 22, saw 35,000 runners and thousands more spectators. A road block was deployed to guard against a possible vehicle attack.....
Press Release - Apr 29, 2018
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Decking Industry News

New products can make building a deck easier
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel - Apr 27, 2018
After a long, treacherous winter, Mainers are anxious to spend time outdoors. One of the projects that homeowners may want to tackle is building a new deck on their home. Whether for barbecues, sitting outdoors and reading....

Fence Contractors

Ballan fencing keeps trains running at speed during Line Upgrade
The Courier - Apr 27, 2018
Premier Fencing is among the local businesses who are contributing to the $518 million suite of works along the Ballarat line, which are due to be completed by the end of 2019.....

Local Government Issues

Fence flaws at Yellowknife jail known before 2016 inmate escape, says warden - Apr 24, 2018
Officials with the Northwest Territories' Justice department say that they've been aware of a security flaw in the Yellowknife jail's fencing since before the 2016 escape of Denecho King, and that additional work to upgrade the facility is planned for this summer.....
Dunedin considers relaxing fence repair rules, adopting state regulations for pool barriers
Tampa Bay Newspapers - Apr 26, 2018
DUNEDIN – If the City Commission approves the Local Planning Agency’s recommendation that was made April 11, residents will be able to repair or rebuild up to 50 feet of an existing fence without a permit.....
Fence keeps visitors off City Pier
The Anna Maria Islander - Apr 24, 2018
Sherman Baldwin of Paradise Boat Tours in Bradenton Beach cannot afford to wait for a new floating dock at the Historic Bridge Street Pier. The dock, a replacement approved a year ago, is forecast to be installed by July 1.....
Should Toronto erect barriers to prevent vehicular attacks? - Apr 29, 2018
So-called "Jersey barriers" — long low concrete walls designed originally to provide traffic separation and crash protection on highways — are becoming a common sight in Toronto....

Community Issues

Proposed fence at golf course upsets Park Avenue residents
ECM Publisher - Apr 27, 2018
When Red Sitzman heard a rumor last fall that an 8-foot wooden fence had been purchased to replace a short rail fence between Park Avenue and the Pierz Municipal Golf Course, he was upset. But then he thought the idea “went away.”....
An electrical fence can solve garden raids by unwanted pests
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel - Apr 26, 2018
Although the initial cost to buy and build an electric fence is more, the rewards of years of low-maintenance and high efficiency can make the investment worthwhile......
Fencing surrounds historic Nehalem cemetery
Daily Astorian - Apr 27, 2018
NEHALEM — Nehalem Valley Historical Society (NVHS) Cemetery Project coordinator Valerie Vines Magee has announced the completion of a project that was three years in the making. .......


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Alligator makes its way through barbed wire fence like it's no big deal
Fox 35 Orlando - Apr 30, 2018
MULBERRY, Fla. - A Mulberry woman captured video of an alligator headed toward a field and making its way through a barbed wire fence on its journey. ....
A deer gets stuck in a fence. Who ya gonna call? These guys
Idaho Statesman - Apr 30, 2018
Idaho Fish and Game receives hundreds of calls a year about deer, elk and other wildlife in distress — often because of the intersection between animals and humans. ....
New fencing at Pickering Beach is an effort to save horseshoe crabs
Delaware First Media - Apr 26, 2018
A group of horseshoe crab conservationists installed temporary fencing at a Kent County beach Thursday, hoping it will prevent thousands of horseshoe crabs from dying while trying to spawn......

Fences and Animals - Pets

Stolen Fences For Fido Truck Recovered
750 KXL - Apr 26, 2018
PORTLAND, Ore- Update: Good News! A local non-profit stolen truck has been recovered. Someone broke in and took the truck from “FENCES FOR FIDO” Tuesday night in Northwest Portland. Thanks to tips from the public the truck was found abandoned on a rural road in the Longview-Kelso-area. “FENCES FOR FIDO” ....


What happened to CHP officer who fatally shot his neighbor in dispute over fence?
Sacramento Bee - Apr 26, 2018
Q: In the early 1990s, a man named Gordon was shot and killed by his neighbor, an off-duty CHP officer, over a fence they shared. What happened with the case? ..
Neighbour upset after fence is put up without their permission in Wisbech
Wisbech Standard - Apr 27, 2018
A neighbourhood dispute has erupted over a wooden fence that suddenly sprouted up outside a 68-year-old man’s bungalow home in Wisbech...


From the Forum: Choosing the Right Material for a Backyard Fence
Brown Stoner - Apr 30, 2018
Homeowners are planning on installing a new backyard fence and are looking for advice on materials and labor. They would like to use something that is environmentally friendly and wondering whether to use real wood or a composite material. What pros and cons should they consider? ..
Climbing Vines Are the Most Epic Fix for an Ugly Fence
Architectural Digest - Apr 24, 2018
If this is the year you're going to finally put up a fence—or figure out how to deal with the less-than-lovely one you've already got—consider climbing vines. Planted by the base of chain-link ..

USA/Canadian Border

PQ Leader Jean-Francois Lisee wants to build a fence near Quebec-New York border - Apr 25, 2018
Parti Quebecois (PQ) Leader Jean-François Lisée said he wants a fence built near a Quebec-New York border crossing that is popular with asylum seekers.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Donald Trump's Border Wall Is Already a Reality in This Texas Town
TIME - Apr 30, 2018
For the residents of La Lomita, President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall is already here. At first glance, this lower-middle class neighborhood is a standard Texan suburban enclave....
The great test for Trump's border wall: Texas' Rio Grande Valley
Los Angeles Times - Apr 30, 2018
The moon narrowed to a sliver as several migrants paddled a raft across the Rio Grande to the banks of this small Texas border town, scrambled up well-worn dirt trails through thorny mesquite into a cluster of shabby houses......

International Borders

Indian border force dismantles electric fence on Nepal side
Kathmandu Post - Apr 28, 2018
The Indian Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has uprooted the electric fence installed at Punarbas, a village in Kanchanpur that shares border with India....


Weird News

A bridge too low: Tall trucks threaten historic Georgia link
ABC News - Apr 30, 2017
A historic covered bridge near Atlanta that was rebuilt after being burned down during the Civil War now faces a different foe: GPS systems. ....

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