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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

West Coast Fence Show Coming to Reno on September 13th-15th
Press Release -  - Sep 4, 2018
"Education-Knowledge-Networking Leads to Success" Featuring Exhibitors of Fence, Deck, Railing & Access Control...
Major contract awards drive Berry Systems forward
Express & Star -  - Sep 4, 2018
Wolverhampton-based Berry Systems, which is part of major infrastructure products group HS Holdings, was appointed to deliver vehicle barrier systems at Westfield White City and the impressive £70m Lincoln Transport Hub.....

Decking Industry News

Trex Transcend(R) and Trex Enhance(R) Decking Named "Top Products" of 2018
KXLO -  - Aug 29, 2018
High-Performance Composite Decking Collections Selected by Readers in Annual Industry List When it comes to outdoor living, Trex is topping the charts once again .....

Local Government Issues

Pasadena to Install Emergency Fencing Along Entire Length of Colorado Street Bridge to Prevent Suicides
Pasadena Now -  - Sep 4, 2018
Pasadena’s City Manager has ordered the immediate installation of temporary fencing along the entire length of the Colorado Street Bridge in an effort to curb suicides at the historic structure....
Memphis City Council approves $788,000 for anti-vehicle barriers near Beale Street
Commercial Appeal -  - Aug 28, 2018
Members of the Memphis City Council voted Tuesday to pay $788,000 for heavy posts called bollards to reduce the possibility of vehicles driving into people in the Beale Street entertainment district.....
Montana Department of Transportation proposes snow fence construction project adjacent to Montana highway 200 East of Hobson
KXLO -  - Aug 31, 2018
HOBSON - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to build about 1.6 miles of snow fence adjacent to Montana Highway 200 (MT-200) .....
Nebraska Youth Center to Install Fence to Prevent Escapes
U.S. News & World Report -  - Aug 30, 2018
(AP) — The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services plans to install a permanent fence around a state-run youth treatment center that has had four .....
Moline hopes fence will keep geese off the Ben Butterworth Parkway
WQAD -  - Aug 31, 2018
MOLINE, Illinois-- When people stop by Ben Butterworth Parkway, it's hard for them to not notice all the feathered visitors. "We enjoy seeing them, and we feel like they're a part of nature," Teresa Palmer said .....

Community Issues

Artists 'jazz up' fences in Hallowell
Sun-Journal - Sep 2, 2018
HALLOWELL — Snared by the reconstruction of Water Street, the historic, brick-clad downtown watched industrial fences go up to separate pedestrians and workers....
Neighbors Push Back Against Proposed Fence on Navy Property
U.S. News & World Report - Aug 30, 2018
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — Some Rhode Island residents are opposing a proposed fence on U.S. Navy property that could cut through their yards...
Fence unites landmark commission
Austin Monitor - Aug 30, 2018
Should new fences in National Register historic districts come before the Historic Landmark Commission? The answer appears to be “probably.”...


After security breaches, Atlanta airport installs concertina wire at perimeter
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution -  - Aug 31, 2018
In the wake of security breaches, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has begun installing concertina wire on fencing around the perimeter of the airfield......
Louisa airport gets funding for fencing
The Daily Progress -  - Aug 30, 2018
Louisa County/Freeman Field Airport will receive funding to help with the construction of perimeter fences. On Thursday, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that nine Virginia airports will receive a total of $10,669,159 in federal funding from the Department of Transportation. .....


Can my neighbor do that? Finding fences that work for everyone
The Oregonian/OregonLive - Sep 3, 2018
Fences are meant to provide privacy or keep a dog at home, but they can fuel arguments. For every neighborhood where there are no barriers between backyards, there are people who don't like the height, look or condition of the next-door neighbor's fence...


Fencing in History

When anyone questions the importance of county fairs, here is the answer.
Canton Daily Ledger - Aug 29, 2018
In 1873, three men — Joseph Glidden, Isaac Ellwood and Jacob Haish — saw a display at the Dekalb County Fair of a wooden fence fitted with short wire points designed to keep livestock from getting in or out of fenced areas. All three applied for patents for what we now know as barbed wire within six months of the fair....

AG Fencing

Horse makes simple escape from enclosure
Daily Mail - Aug 28, 2018
This is the funny moment a horse slips through the fences that surround it and makes an escape from its enclosure in Brazil....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fox gets its head stuck in fence
Daily Mail - Sep 2, 2018
RSPCA officers had a tricky task on their hands when they were called to help a stricken fox who got her head stuck between two fence panels in Hemel Hempstead....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Fracturing landscapes: a history of fences on the U.S.-Mexico divide
Arizona Republic - Aug 24, 2018
This past spring, I traveled to Otay Mesa, a small community in the southeastern section of San Diego that sits on the U.S.-Mexico divide. As a border historian, I’d traveled down to see the prototypes for the wall that Donald Trump has promised to build—. ...


Weird News

Oregon officer rescues baby deer stuck in fence
ABC News - Aug 31, 2018
An animal welfare officer in Oregon is getting attention after her body-worn camera captured her rescuing a baby deer.....

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