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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe February 26, 2019 
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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

Meet your merchant: Nevada County family has built internationally-known fencing company
The Union of Grass Valley -  - Feb 19, 2018
In 1966, Jack and Nancy Henderson moved to Nevada County from Southern California. For 10 years, they ran Hendersons' Hardware on Mill Street in Grass Valley, with an accompanying traditional fencing business. But after learning about new fencing technology at the Tulare Farm Show one year, they decided to sell the store and launch their own company, Live Wire Products, Inc.,...
Business which launched security product in response to vehicle attacks enjoys exports boost
St Helens Star -  - Feb 20, 2018
A SECURITY equipment manufacturer is enjoying a boost in international exports after it launched a new product in response to an increase in vehicle attacks.....
Hill & Smith Holdings acquires security solutions manufacturer ATG
The Business Desk -  - Feb 22, 2018
Hill and Smith Holdings, which supplies infrastructure products and offers galvanizing services, has acquired Haydock-based manufacturer ATG Access Limited for a cash consideration of £22.5m....

Decking Industry News

Global News Wire -  - Feb 19, 2018
TimberTech®, a leader in premium decking, continues to innovate in the outdoor living space with the launch of two new products in the TimberTech AZEK™ portfolio. In addition to its existing, standard-width deckboards, the Vintage Collection® now offers two new widths...
Aspirational And Affordable: Meet The New Trex Decking Lineup
Global News Wire -  - Feb 19, 2018
The brand that changed the way the world thinks about outdoor living is at it again. With a completely revamped decking portfolio that offers trade professionals and homeowners an expanded range of high-performance, low-maintenance decking products...

Fence Contractors

Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers about S&M Fence & Stain
Tulsa World -  - Feb 19, 2018
Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Oklahoma is warning consumers to exercise caution when doing business with the fence and fence staining company S&M Fence & Stain,...

Local Government Issues

Air Force’s Rome Lab security fence could be scrapped for Trump border wall -  - Feb 22, 2018
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump may sacrifice a security fence for the Air Force in Upstate New York to build the wall he wants on the U.S.-Mexico border....
Bisbee City Council to vote on concertina wire on border fencing
KGUN-9 -  - Feb 19, 2018
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Bisbee City Council plans to discuss the controversial concertina wire lining parts of the Arizona-Mexico border at a meeting Tuesday....

Community Issues

Locals call for removal of fence blocking view to popular north Dublin farm
Dublin Live  - Feb 24, 2019
Donabate residents have called for the removal of a fence that has been erected in a north Dublin park, blocking their view of a popular farm.. ....


AG Fences

Tips for fencing on frozen ground
Grain News -  - Feb 21, 2019
With the 2018 harvest dragging out into late fall and a backlog of fall work to do, we weren’t too excited about trying our fencing project in the winter. We had over three miles of fence that needed to be built before spring. ......
Fencing Market: Agricultural/Livestock Wired Fence Witnessing Highest Demand
Fashion Herald -  - Feb 21, 2019
Manufacturers within the global fencing market seem to focus on end to end product development, enhanced solutions, improved customer service. .....

Fences and Animals - Pets

Heads up dog owners: Your underground fence may not work because of snow
WQOW TV News 18- -  - Feb 22, 2019
Eau Claire (WQOW) – Listen up dog owners. This winter could be affecting your pet’s hidden fence system. Owner of A-Breeze Hidden Dog Fences Tony Eaton said snow ......

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Coyote spotted jumping fence in Chesterfield Township yard
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers- -  - Feb 10, 2019
Facebook An 8-year-old Chesterfield Township boy spotted a coyote jumping the fence in his family’s backyard last weekend, several news organizations reported.......


Chickens, goats and a 450-foot fence: Livingston neighbors' dispute exasperates officials
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers- -  - Feb 10, 2019
The dispute between neighbors started over chickens. Chickens who wandered where they weren't supposed to wander, pooped where their poop was especially unwelcome. .......

USA/Mexico Border

Here are the companies poised to profit from the Trump border wall
MarketWatch -  - Feb 22, 2019
Firms that may build the border-security deal’s 55 miles of barriers range from a privately held Texas contractor to publicly traded Israeli heavyweights...
Expanded Exhibit Showcases Images of Border Walls, Fences
US News & World Report -  - Feb 24, 2019
NEWARK, OHIO (AP) — A photo exhibit showcasing different barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico is reaching an expanded audience......
Critics Say Border Wall Could Harm Wildlife Corridors And Sensitive Desert Terrain -  - Feb 21, 2019
The 2,000 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico traverses hundreds of miles of public lands, including six national parks. .....

International Borders

Pakistan to fence 950km of border with Iran
Tehran Times -  - Feb 25, 2019
In order to de-escalate tensions with its neighbour in the west, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration plans to fence 950km of the border linking Pakistan’s Balochistan province with Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan province.....
Can a border fence keep out wild boar?
The Economist -  - Feb 23, 2019
Danes are building a controversial barrier along the border with Germany....


Weird News

Caterpillar creates world's largest game of Jenga
UPI - Feb 25, 2019
A construction equipment manufacturer used two of its large machines to set a Guinness World Record for the largest game of Jenga......

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