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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

Super Bowl LIII is Latest NFL Location Using Meridian Archer 1200 Vehicle Mitigation Barriers -  - Feb 2, 2018
Sunday's big game comes with big attention on security. With a footprint well beyond Mercedes-Benz Stadium and spanning 10-days with a draw of nearly 1 million fans, security is an ever more complicated scenario....
Fencing businesses struggle for staff: 'Young people don't want to do physical work' -  - Jan 28, 2018
Fencing firms say they offer good money and rewarding work, but they can't find anyone to fill their jobs....
DoorKing 9200 Series Vehicular Gate -  - Jan 28, 2018
High security perimeter access control with DoorKing 9200 Series vehicular gate operators. Adjustable speed up to 4 feet per sec, slow start-stop functions, ...

Decking Industry News

GlobeNewswire (press release) -  - Feb 4, 2018
AZEK Building Products, a division of The AZEK Company, debuted its newest ad campaign during the pro football championship last night. The company is in the midst of rethinking its brand under new leadership and the spot is step one in a re-branding strategy for the Chicago-based business....

Fence Contractors

BBB: Use caution when hiring fence contractor 'D-Fence'
WJXT News4JAX -  - Jan 22, 2018
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The Better Business Bureau of Northeast Florida is warning customers looking to build a fence to use caution before hiring Chad Hardwick, the owner of D-Fence....
Capitol Fence Introduces Online and Mobile Payment Options
Send2Press Newswire (press release) -  - Jan 31, 2018
Austin fence contractor, Capitol Fence & Deck, is proud to introduce a new option that accepts mobile and online payments while in the field. Capitol Fence unveiled secure payment gateways.....
Stickney man convicted of theft from fencing company
Mitchell Republic -  - Jan 25, 2018
GANN VALLEY-A Stickney man was ordered to pay $1,119 in restitution earlier this month for stealing from a fencing company in August......

Local Government Issues

MnDOT says new snow fencing is paying dividends this winter
MPR News -  - Feb 2, 2018
As another shot of snow and cold is set to affect the Midwest this week, authorities say new snow fencing in place along state highways in western Minnesota is paying dividends this winter....
Eames proposes fence for lake
The Jefferson Star -  - Jan 30, 2018
The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Department is eyeing the purchase of a chain link fence that would, if approved, be placed close to the tennis courts near the entrance of the park...
Lawsuit to move forward after City Council sides with Subaru on fence dispute
Columbia Missourian -  - Jan 23, 2018
University Subaru is free to go forward on its plan to build a new fence approximately 10 feet south of its previous location after the Columbia City Council approved..

Community Issues

WAAY-TV -  - Jan 17, 2019
A local iron workers union in the Shoals is making a special fence for a fallen soldier's memorial. The project would normally cost more than $15,000, but they are doing it for free. ..

AG Fencing

Wind up fence much easier
Hoard's Dairyman (press release) (blog) -  - Jan 28, 2019
With the battery powered drill in one hand and the handle in the other, one person can quickly wind up the fence. The bucket lids have notches where you can put the end of the wire in when done winding. We think this works better than the hand crank reels...


Animals and Fencing - Wildlife

Elk vs semi-truck: UHP warns of open fences between Moab and Monticello
ABC4 -  - Jan 28, 2019
SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Utah Highway Patrol Southeast Region advises drivers to keep a careful eye out for animals on the roads between Moab and Monticello....
Seals toppled fence, took over beach during government shutdown
KETV - Omaha -  - Jan 31, 2019
MARIN COUNTY, Calif. - While the rest of the country was busy worrying about the government shutdown, a colony of elephant seals waddled onto a Northern California beach and snuggled on the sand. And they're in no rush to leave....


Couple build fence 'as high as the Berlin Wall' in furious feud with neighbour
The Sun -  - Feb 1, 2019
Tina Keogh, 59, claims she returned home from holiday to discover the 'monstrous' corrugated iron fence erected along her back garden in Pentrellwyn, West Wales...
As I See It: Good fences do make good neighbors
The Lake Country Echo -  - Jan 24, 2019
"Good fences make good neighbors," is an old proverb in many cultures and ... erected some sort of fence, wall, barrier, hedge, fortification, divider, partition, ....
Neighbours' furious over-the-fence plank war wakes up entire street
Metro -  - Jan 27, 2019
It's pretty normal to think your neighbours are annoying. But sometimes you just need to be grateful that they aren't throwing planks of wood over your shared garden fence at 8am in the morning......


What Is The Difference Between Residential And Commercial Fencing?
Action News Now -  - Jan 26, 2018
Do you need help to decide which types of fencing panels are most suitable for your requirements? There are some main differences between residential and commercial fencing that you need to know before booking an appointment for a quote....

USA/Mexico Border

Know Your Fences
Immigration Blog (blog) -  - Jan 24, 2019
I recently returned from a trip to the western Arizona and eastern California portions of the border with Mexico, where I had the opportunity to view the fences and other barriers that have been erected between the two countries....
Border fence didn't make El Paso safer from violent crimes
KFOX El Paso -  - Jan 24, 2019
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) - White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters to "Ask El Paso if walls work.".....
Border fence didn't make El Paso safer from violent crimes
KFOX El Paso -  - Jan 24, 2019
EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) - White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters to "Ask El Paso if walls work.".....

International Borders

Denmark builds anti-pig border fence amid swine flu fears
BBC -  - Jan 28, 2019
Denmark has started building a 70km (43-mile) fence along its border with Germany in an effort to control the migration of wild boar.....
Israel Begins Building Massive Fence on Gaza Border
ABC News -  - Feb 3, 2019
Israel says it has started reinforcing its border fence with the Gaza Strip, erecting a galvanized steel barrier six meters (20 feet) high that will run the length of territory.....
'Pak to complete fencing of 2,600-km-long Afghan border by next year'
Tribune India -  - Jan 28, 2019
The Pakistan Army has said that the fencing of a substantial portion of the over 2,600-km-long Afghan border has been completed and the rest will be finished by next year to check the movement of terrorists......


Weird News

Illinois police department shares photos of Frozen's Elsa "under arrest" for bringing polar vortex
CBS News - Jan 30, 2019
An Illinois police department took to social media Tuesday to share photos of a high-profile arrest: Elsa, the Queen of Arendell from the Disney movie "Frozen.".....

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