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We Have a New Poll! - Dec 15, 2009

We have a new poll for you to spec. Russell Springs KY 70x70, 4 corners, 2 gateposts, 8' tall with 3 strand of 15.5ga barbwire, 2x9x96 kt 1.2 ounce fabric, 1-5/8" ...

Industry News

BD loops saw-cut loops now available through Service Door Industries (SDI)
Press release  - Dec 10, 2009
BD Loops the manufacturer of perform direct burial and saw-cut loops is now available through Service Door Industries (SDI). SDI’s is well known to Canadian gate/door installers as a leading distributor of superior products and services. ...
ASTM Standard measures resistance of security fence systems.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)  - Dec 10, 2009
Developed by Subcommittee F14.50 on High Security Fences and Perimeter Barriers, ASTM F2781, Practice for Testing Forced Entry Resistance of Security Fence Systems, will provide test that allows users to differentiate levels of effectiveness among many types of security fence systems available. ...
Retailers report fence panels sales hike after storms
Horticulture Week  - Dec 11, 2009
Worcestershire-based Forest Garden marketing head Vicky Nuttall said: "We have increased our production levels to meet this demand at a time when we are normally relatively quiet ...
Tackling TB with Predator XFENCE
Farming UK  - Dec 15, 2009
McVeigh Parker is the leading UK stockist and supplier of the Predator XFENCE. Recently developed with bio-security in mind, this wire stock fence has been specifically designed to withstand the aggressive nature of badgers...
2010 Regional Trade Show coming to Newport RI
Press Release  - Dec 4, 2009
The AFA Northeast Chapter trade show and seminar are coming to Newport RI this January 22 and 23rd. The show is being held at the Hyatt Regency Newport.....

Decking Industry News

Industry Leaders Join Forces: AZEK and Barrons Lumber
PR Newswire (press release)  - Dec 14, 2009
Barrons Lumber has joined forces with AZEK Building Products to provide its customers with the leading brands in premium, exterior products....
GeoDeck Composite Decking Posts Best-in-Class Results in Color Retention Testing
Building Online  - Dec 9, 2009
GREEN BAY, WI -- Green Bay Decking, LLC, The Composite Solutions Company, announced recently that its flagship product, GeoDeck™ composite decking, has posted the best results for composite decking color retention and fade resistance in independent accelerated weather testing ...


Americans Don't 'Tinker Around' with Hobbies, Home Repairs, Poll Shows
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)  - Dec 15, 2009
Remarkably, in a poll of 1,000 U.S. adults, nearly six in 10 - 58 percent - said they never have made or built a toy. More than a quarter - 27 percent - have not made or built even one item from a list of eight common projects ranging from a dollhouse or piece of furniture to a fence or flower box...

Fence Contractors in the News

DIY Fence Products from Carolina Custom Fences LLC
PR-USA.net (press release)  - Dec 10, 2009
Carolina Custom Fences LLC is proud to announce they now provide fencing products for do it yourself projects. Many of these products can be shipped nationwide directly to the customers door. Carolina Custom Fences LLC offers a wide variety of Vinyl and Aluminum fencing from top Manufacturers...
Hailey P&Z denies Myrtle rezone
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide  - Dec 10, 2009
Portions of Uhrig's property have been used as a staging and storage area for many years by the Uhrig Fencing company. This is an existing non-conforming use that the city will continue to allow as long as the use does not change...

Local Government Issues

Mauldin may ban some front-yard fences
Greenville News  - Dec 14, 2009
A homeowner’s feud that led one person to install a 6-foot high stockade fence in the front yard of a house on Fairfield Drive, has prompted Mauldin City Council to consider preventing similar fences in other single-family front yards...
Electronic fencing ordinance looms
Sun Tribune  - Dec 9, 2009
Dogs might have a harder time chasing the mail carrier in Gladstone in the future. The City Council was asked by staff at the Nov. 23 meeting to begin considering an ordinance to allow and regulate electronic fencing for the containment of pets in their owner’s yards...
Clay Township fence dispute concludes ZBA variance
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers  - Dec 9, 2009
Clay Township resident Janet Shumaker will not be required to take down a newly installed cyclone fence as the result of a recent Zoning Board of Appeals decision....
Council rebuffs Laws over 'fortress' fence
The Dominion Post  - Dec 14, 2009
The Hells Angels could be forced to tear down an iron fence outside their Wanganui headquarters under new legislation protecting the public from "intimidating'' gang structures. ...
Fences now make better neighbors
Waukegan News Sun  - Dec 12, 2009
The Libertyville Village Board approved a request Tuesday night by Aldridge Electric Co. to build an 8-foot board-on-board fence along property lines between the company and its Rockland Road residential neighbors....
Snow Fences, Median Cables Save Lives
KCCI.com  - Dec 12, 2009
Between Ames and Ankeny, ditches are filled with both snowflakes and cars that skidded into them. But as bad as travel conditions were this week, they could have been worse. That's because a dozen people with green thumbs worked on a windy May day in 2003 t...

Schools and Fences

Pupils have designs on new fences
Shields Gazette  - Dec 10, 2009
YOUNGSTERS are all at sea over a competition to design new fences for homes in South Tyneside. More than 60 pupils from Marsden Primary School in Whitburn are taking part in the contest...

Community Issues

This fence does not a good neighbor make
Houston Chronicle  - Dec 14, 2009
Q. I inherited a vacant lot from my parents years ago. I don't use the land, but I occasionally drive by to check on it. On a recent visit, I discovered that a chain fence had been installed around my land. What should I do? I'm worried that the land will end up legally becoming the property of the person who installed the fence....
New fences to stop objects being thrown on motorways
Radio New Zealand  - Dec 10, 2009
The Transport Agency is trying to make it harder for people to throw objects off motorway overbridges onto the traffic below. Police figures show 27 reported incidents of objects thrown from Auckland overbridges between July and September this year...
Fence to be erected at Ohio home where bodies were found
CNN  - Dec 14, 2009
A fence will be put up around a Cleveland, Ohio, home where the remains of 11 women were found, a judge ruled Wednesday. The man who lived in that home, Anthony Sowell, 50, faces 85 counts including murder, rape and kidnapping charges ...

Fences and Animals

Dog owners want fencing in Colonel Samuel Smith Park and not in Humber Bay Park West
insideTORONTO.com  - Dec 10, 2009
Realtor Scott Wilson gained an even larger off-leash area in Humber Bay Park West than he envisioned for his labradoodle, Maggie...
Electric fences are harmless
Payson Roundup  - Dec 12, 2009
Electric fences do not harm animals or people. In spite of the entertaining stories from the mayor about fried piglets and concerns from a reader, electric fences do no harm....


Leeds: Prison fence cost £4.5 million
Seacroft Today  - Dec 14, 2009
Construction of a fence around a West Yorkshire prison has cost the taxpayer £4.5m. And the overall price of converting Wealstun prison near Wetherby into a secure jail is £23m, the YEP can reveal...

Fence Exhibits

Traveling Smithsonian exhibit demonstrates power of fences
Post-Bulletin  - Dec 14, 2009
ZUMBROTA -- We've all seen fences. Many of us have fences on our property. If they're that common, they can't possibly be worth the attention of the Smithsonian Institution, can they? ...


Assam-Bangladesh border fencing almost over, says minister
Thaindian.com  - Dec 8, 2009
Assam Accord Implementation and Revenue Minister Bhumidhar Barman told the state assembly that barring the 10-km stretch, the barbed wire fencing for the ...


Wierd News

The North Face sues parody brand 'The South Butt'
Canoe, CA  - Dec 14, 2009
ST. LOUIS — The North Face Apparel Corp. is suing parody company called The South Butt and the teenager who started it. ...

Classified Ads


AFSCO seeks experienced fence sales representative

Become a member of our winning team! For 28 years, commercial and residential customers alike have looked to AFSCO Fence Supply Company for both sales and installation of quality wood, metal, PVC, and aluminum fencing. AFSCO is currently seeking an experienced fence sales representative to fill an inside sales role with our residential sales team located in Latham, NY. The candidate for this role must be an experienced, motivated, and energetic individual with strong organization, written, and communication skills; and a passion to close sales! Responsibilities include customer consultations, estimating, writing and delivering proposals, managing existing customer workload, over the counter sales, and maintaining a clean and productive work area. This position reports directly to AFSCO’s sales manager. AFSCO offers a base salary + uncapped commission plan, company vehicle, and a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and a 401K plan. Qualified candidates are to respond with your resume to fenceologist@gmail.com


West Coast Representative

World leading Gate Automation manufacturer, with US head office in Florida since 2006, is seeking a West Coast Representative. Preferably based in the Los Angeles area, the successful candidate will be responsible for establishing accounts within the Gate Automation market throughout the Western United States. Primary duties include: prospecting for new business (through development of potential customers and winning market shares), growing existing accounts, and providing post-sales service and support. Requirement:
• Minimum 3+ years outside sales experience, preferably in the gate automation or related industry
• Excellent customer service skills
• Understanding of channels of distribution
• Prior experience “cold calling” on new and potential customers
• Excellent presentation skills and follow through
• Ability to recognize and pursue sales opportunities with minimal assistance
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
• Ability to work independently
• Strong technical aptitude gained by selling technical application products
• Ability to travel up to 40% of the time
• Must be a self starter
We offer a competitive salary along with an outstanding benefits program and the opportunity to help define this role and make an impact in the organization. Training will be provided. Interested candidates should send their resume along with compensation requirements to info.bft@bft-usa.com


KIWI POST DRIVER FOR SALE. Rear tractor mounted post driver. 3 point hitch mount, self standing, 42" side extension, PTO driven hydraulic system. This unit will pound a 6" wood post flat bottom (no point necessary) 4' deep in less than a minute. This would make a great guardrail pounder as well. This includes an auger system with 4" bit and carbide teeth for drilling holes thru rock. I estimate the unit to be approximately 10-15 years old. It has been stored outside so it does have surface rust. I used this appx. 1 year ago and it worked perfectly. $6,990.00 make offer MUST SELL . Please feel free to call with questions. 785-383-5850



Expanding South Louisiana Steel Pipe and Fence Supply Company needs experienced Sales/Operations Manager. Great benefits and compensation package. Excellent opportunity for the right person. E-mail resume to: bayoubobbaker@gmail.com.



We currently have an immediate opportunity for experienced COMMERCIAL FENCE ESTIMATOR/PROJECT MANAGER. Relocation is not required, work from local office or home office in your market area. Responsibilities include performing all duties associated with the entire commercial fence sales process and project management. Candidate must be proficient at utilizing online search tools and detailed project estimating, web based project retrieval, and blue print reading.Candidate must have:
* 5 + years of experience estimating and managing commercial fence projects.
* Experience obtaining and managing Government contracts.
* Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
* Verifiable references with an outstanding performance record.
* Unlimited earning potential for an efficient and organized individual.
All inquiries will be kept confidential. Submit interest to fence321@gmail.com


Long Fence Company, Inc seeks experienced commercial fence installation subcontractors for their Eastern, PA location. Inquiries by phone at 610-933-0147 or fax work history to 610-935-1285



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