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Industry News

Rotary Gate Systems Unveils New Residential Slide Gate Operator
Press Release  - Apr 8, 2010
Rotary Gate Systems unveiled its new residential slide gate operator at Fencetech 2010 held in Orlando, Fl., as being “just as reliable and durable as the other operators in our line while being more affordable to the average homeowner”. ..
Encon Holds First of its Kind DoorKing Workshop
Press Release  - Apr 13, 2010
April 7, leading wholesale distributor Encon Electronics teamed up with manufacturer DoorKing Access Systems for a first of its kind technical seminar ..
Fencing Products - A US Market Review - New Market Report Published
OfficialWire (press release)  - Apr 7, 2010
The deepening recession trend across the US market has created an environment of uncertainty. Owing to the economic turmoil, the US fencing products market is registering a sluggish growth rate....
Star II Dual Swing Gate Operator from Harvest Energy
AZoCleantech  - Apr 8, 2010
Harvest Energy offers a range of solar powered products such as solar gate operators. There are single swing and dual swing solar gate operators available ..

Decking Industry News

AERT Introduces New ChoiceDek Handrail System in Lowe's Stores
OfficialWire (press release)  - Apr 7, 2010
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. , a leading plastic recycler and manufacturer of Green building products, announced today that the company recently completed the introduction of its new, third generation ChoiceDek ....
AZEK Building Products Partners with Revolutionary HIDfast Deck Fastening System
PRNewswire  - Apr 8, 2010
AZEK Building Products, manufacturer of AZEK Deck, the #1 brand of stain resistant decking, announces an agreement with the makers of the HIDfast deck hidden fastening system giving them access to the AZEK distribution channel...
New Product - "Anti-Slip Decking" from Paint & Paper
PR Web (press release)  - Apr 7, 2010
Paint & Paper are helping consumers avoid uncomfortable "slip ups" with their latest new product for sale"Osmo Anti-Slip Decking ...
Decking System is made from renewable agricultural fiber
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)  - Apr 7, 2010
Deck boards are reversible and feature natural, deep wood grain emboss on one side and combed emboss on opposite side. Product installs using traditional ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Building success - Entrepreneur successful in real estate, fencing business
Estacada News  - Apr 8, 2010
Five years ago, Estacada resident Michal O’Meara graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in business and wanted to buy a home...

Local Government Issues

Fence lawsuit deal may be near
Nashua Telegraph  - Apr 12, 2010
HUDSON – A dispute between the town and a family over a 10-foot fence may soon come to an end. Selectmen have offered to settle a lawsuit between the town and Peter and Joanne Radziewicz ...
City fences off Statler Towers
Buffalo Business First  - Apr 8, 2010
DOne week after sections of its decorative facade fell from the mothballed Statler Towers, city officials have placed a security fence around the downtown landmark...
DOT: No safety fences planned
Richmond County Daily Journal  - Apr 8, 2010
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has no plans to add security fences to the county’s overpasses...
Veteran's Memorial Fence Installation Underway
WSET - - Apr 8, 2010
Danville, VA - Workers have reached the half-way mark in the installation of a new fence at the Veteran's Memorial in Danville....
Whitby residents want repairs done to damaged fences
Newsdurhamregion.com- - Apr 8, 2010
WHITBY -- Residents' inquiries about fence repairs are still being volleyed between the Town and the Region of Durham, with no clear decisions made. ....

Community Issues

Cemetery fence needs some repairs
TriCities.com  - Apr 8, 2010
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has no plans to add security fences to the county’s overpasses...
Get Your Earplugs! Fence Work Begins Soon on Aurora Bridge
Fremont Universe (blog)  - Apr 8, 2010
Residents who live near the Aurora Bridge may be in for some sleepless nights as work gets underway to build a fence across the landmark structure. The work starts Monday, April 19 and will last for one month...
The problem with fences . . .
Glenwood Springs Post Independent  - Apr 8, 2010
As human beings, we often comment on the territoriality of animals, both domestic and wild. And, as human beings, we tend to forget that we too are animals, and are also territorial...
Fence cuts off Mound Key trail
The News-Press  - Apr 8, 2010
A new fence on Mound Key blocks part of the main trail across the island. The fence was put up on private land owned by the McGee brothers...
Cemetery fence may be done soon
Harrison Daily Times - Apr 8, 2010
The ornamental wrought iron fence project at Rose Hill Cemetery could be complete within a week, officials said, and the chain link fence along the east side of the cemetery will remain in place.....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence lawsuit to seize wildlife management area land
KGBT-TV  - Apr 8, 2010
Federal authorities in charge of building the border fence have filed a new lawsuit to seize land from a state widlife management area along ...


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Wildlife fencing proves effective along Highway 82
Glenwood Springs Post Independent  - Apr 8, 2010
Drivers familiar with Highway 82 at night clutch the wheel and keep their eyes peeled for deer and elk darting out. ...
For animal sanctuary, fences make good savers (with video)
Myrtle Beach Sun News  - Apr 8, 2010
The S.C. Coastal Animal Rescue and Educational Sanctuary in Georgetown County has been forced to suspend its public tours, probably until June, and it will be longer before big cats can be added at the animal haven...
Fencing ensures safety and security
NorthJersey.com  - Apr 10, 2010
Weather extremes all take a toll on residential fencing. Rain hastens rust and wood-rot; ground freezing and thawing or high winds can affect gate alignment. Misalignment ...

DIY - Consumers

How To Build A Classic Backyard Fence
Popular Mechanics  - Apr 8, 2010
If you just want a fence to keep out the neighbor's dog, there are plenty of off-the-shelf choices at your local home center...
Build a critter controlling garden fence
Mother Nature Network (blog)  - Apr 8, 2010
My biggest frustration when it comes to my vegetable garden is the critters that get in and use it as a buffet. They always seem to get the very first tomato and enjoy my parsley immensely...

Schools and Fences

Extra high fences to be built around primary school
Gloucestershire Gazette  - Apr 7, 2010
EXTRA high fences are to be built around a new special needs primary school in Thornbury to tackle vandalism and reduce litter...
ASMS Fence Is Coming Down
Lagniappe  - Apr 8, 2010
The fence has secured automobiles parked in the school's student parking lot since November of 2008. It was a donation from a local fencing company...

Pool Safety

Phoenix Fire: Don't remove pool fences
KTAR.com  - Apr 8, 2010
PHOENIX -- As children grow older, learn to swim and eventually move out, their parents may think about removing the fence around the swimming pool...

The Art of Fences

Remembering the Running Fence, 34 years later
Petaluma Argus Courier -  - Apr 8, 2010
Thirty-four years ago, Christo and Jeanne-Claude's lyrical Running Fence shifted our perception of what art could be ...


Wierd News

Cops: Impaired driver had passenger on roof
Canoe, CA  - Apr 12, 2010
LONDON, Ont. - Police say a London, Ont., man rode home on the roof of his car to avoid driving home drunk....

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