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 Blog - In the Loop

Loops: Phantom Detections and Air pockets
“So that’s why my gate opens when I come down my driveway on my horse!” Proclaimed Mr. J. “I was told it was the metal in the horse shoes, but the gate would still open even when they were off.” This is what one my friends said after I educated him about air pocket in loop design...
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Industry News

CertainTeed's fence products with select cedar texture
Construction & Maintenance  - Apr 16, 2010
Creating dynamic outdoor living spaces is top of mind for many homeowners today, driving the demand for more choices and more design options when selecting fence products. ...
Bill Jones, District Sales Manager for Linear, Retires
Press Release  - Apr 14, 2010
Carlsbad, Calif., April 14, 2010 -- Bill Jones, district sales manager with Linear Corporation, retired at the end of March after 14 years with the company....
Controlled Products Hosts Dealer Open House
Professional Door Dealer  - Apr 16, 2010
Controlled Products Systems Group recently held two dealer open houses on the West Coast. They were hosted by the Corona and Escondido, Calif., CPSG locations on March 16 and 18, respectively ...

Running Your Business

How Health-Care Reform Will Affect Small Business
BusinessWeek  - Apr 13, 2010
Assessing the law's long-term impact on small employers and the self-employed, from access to health exchanges, tax credits, and tax hikes ...

Decking Industry News

US Wood Composite and Plastic Lumber Market to grow at over 10% until 2013
plastemart.com  - Apr 16, 2010
Decking will continue to serve as the leading market for composite and plastic lumber. Busy homeowners will increasingly opt for these materials over ...
AEDC Helps AERT Launch New ChoiceDek Railing Package Throughout North America
MarketWatch  - Apr 15, 2010
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc., a leading plastic recycler and manufacturer of Green building products, announced today that the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) through the City of Springdale ...

Fence Contractors in the News

FFC Fencing Co. opens third location
nwitimes.com  - Apr 16, 2010
CEDAR LAKE | FFC Fencing Co., headquartered in Cedar Lake, has opened a third branch in Brookston to serve the Lafayette and West Lafayette areas....
Work nearly done on Danville Pittsylvania Veterans Memorial fence
GoDanRiver.com  - Apr 13, 2010
Installing the fencing should be completed in another day and two, according to Neal Herndon, owner of the Rocking “H” Fence Co., which is installing the ...

Local Government Issues

Work to begin on Aurora's suicide prevention fence
MyNorthwest.com  - Apr 16, 2010
Construction on a fence aimed at preventing people from jumping off Seattle's Aurora Bridge begins next week. Construction will begin Monday night (April 19) and last four to six weeks ...
Council fast-tracks security
The Valley Chronicle  - Apr 16, 2010
As Dana spoke, finishing touches were being put on a wrought-iron fence separating the public parking lot from the employee lot at the rear of the police ...
Fencing Replaced at Clark Park in Southwest Detroit
MyFox Detroit  - Apr 16, 2010
You saw the story of FOX 2 about their fences being stolen. Home Depot was watching the news, as well. "Home Depot loves to give back," said manager Brian ...
City's fence rules put the squeeze on neighbors, alderman says
Wauwatosa Now  - Apr 14, 2010
Right now, residents don't need a permit to construct fences less than 4 ˝ feet tall. Welch also voiced concerns about people having to move a fence to ...

Community Issues

Offensive fence gone for good
Fraser Coast Chronicle  - Apr 13, 2010
IT HAS been a long time in the works but Marie Hansen is finally on the road to happiness.In fact, she is probably half way there....
City moves to secure landmark church site
Buffalo News  - Apr 16, 2010
The Public Works Department confirmed Thursday that it plans to erect fencing around the former St. Mary's-on-the- Hill Episcopal Church at Niagara and ...

DIY - Consumers

Hedge or fence?
Telegraph  - Apr 17, 2010
Our garden borders playing fields, beyond which is farmland. We would like to gain a little more privacy by putting up a fence or (my preferred option), by planting an evergreen hedge on our side of the boundary chain-link fence. We have ruled out conifers...
Low-maintenance deck boards pay off later
The Detroit News  - Apr 16, 2010
In today's economy, tearing down an old deck just isn't practical. But with the ability to use your old substructure and resurface the deck with wood, composite or PVC, it provides homeowners with a cost-effective alternative that will still have you bragging about the results for a lot less money...
Decks with a difference: Why choose composite decking materials?
King Sentinel  - Apr 16, 2010
With summer just around the corner, and beautiful spring weather to enjoy, thoughts turn to barbecuing, outdoor entertaining and warm evenings in the backyard. What better way to celebrate your ‘stay-cation’ this year than with a new, lowmaintenance deck...

Pool Safety

Firefighters help with pool fences
KTAR.com  - Apr 16, 2010
PHOENIX -- Phoenix firefighters hit the streets Saturday in an effort to make sure swimming pools -- especially those at homes with children -- are securely fenced...

Fences and Animals

Farmers to face fence fines
Warrnambool Standard  - Apr 16, 2010
TWO recent accidents in Corangamite Shire involving livestock highlighted the need for farmers to have adequate fencing and stop livestock wandering on to roads, a Corangamite Shire spokesman said....

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Schools and Fences

Alabama School of Mathematics and Science agrees to remove controversial fence
al.com (blog)  - Apr 16, 2010
Neighbors had complained that the fence -- which runs along Caroline and Ann streets and also neighbors' yards on two sides -- did not comply with historic regulations. ...

Snow Fences

Snow-fencing project at beach to begin today
The Daily News of Newburyport  - Apr 16, 2010
SALISBURY — Officials from the state agency that owns Salisbury Beach are moving this week on a project to protect the beach from further wind-related erosion...
Seskus: Are snow fences a cure for street-clearing headache?
Seskus: Are snow fences a cure for street-clearing headache?  - Apr 16, 2010
The fence could cost as much as $1 million in the first year and $650,000 annually afterwards. Winter is seven months away. What do you do?...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence fight trial delayed
Joliet Herald News  - Apr 16, 2010
JOLIET -- A 16-month argument over a fence will go on at least a couple of months longer unless lawyers and neighbors ...

Stolen Fences

Cemetery fence stolen
Myall Coast Nota  - Apr 16, 2010
Great Lakes Council said staff and visitors to the cemetery were astounded to find 10 panels of weldmesh fencing had been stolen after Easter ...

Wierd News

Cases of beer left at landfill too hard to resist
Canoe, CA  - Apr 15, 2010
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Two Columbia sanitation workers who apparently couldn’t stand by and let beer go down the drain allegedly took dozens of cases of expired brew from the city landfill...

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Premier East Coast Fence Company in the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia area is looking for eager, motivated, construction-minded individuals with a strong work ethic to join our sales team. As a Sales Representative you will be a key player on the team providing commercial, high security and industrial fencing to our clients including government agencies. Successful candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. They must be strong business thinkers, well organized and passionate. We offer a highly competitive salary, health and dental insurance, 401 (K) program, auto allowance with many other additional perks and benefits. Commercial and residential sales people of all experience levels are welcome to apply. Please e-mail your resume to fencejobs@gmail.com.

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