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Industry News

Hill & Smith Inc. Perimeter Solutions and Spaulding Fence & Supply Co. Introduce New Products
Press Release  - Aug 9, 2010
Worcester, MA, August 9, 2010 - Hill & Smith Inc. (H&S) and Spaulding Fence & Supply Co. (Spaulding) held an open house on July 22, 2010 to showcase three new products H&S and Spaulding have introduced to the North American fence marketplace...
Encon Holds Viking Access Systems Seminar
Press Release  - Aug 5, 2010
Wholesale access control distributor, Encon Electronics hosted a technical seminar with leading gate operator manufacturer, Viking Access Systems at their training facility in Hayward, Calif. on July 28th...
Trailer Increases ATV’s Value to Fence Builders
Big Sky Business Journal  - Aug 5, 2010
Thanks to an innovative new product designed and manufactured by Spika Welding and Manufacturing of Lewistown, the ATV is becoming invaluable for fence construction and maintenance, regardless of the terrain. ...
Welco Restarts Fencing Mill
Building-Products.com  - Aug 10, 2010
Encouraged by better-than-expected demand for fencing, Welco Lumber Co., Shelton, Wa., restarted its Naples, Id., ...
Marine communications site may interfere with garage door openers
Yuma Sun  - Aug 6, 2010
The new system, Zittle said, is in compliance with various federal regulations and may impact garage door service, electronic gate openers and other ...
ITG Performs First US Installations of Dialoc ID Hybrid EM/RFID Security Gates
MoreRFID (press release)  - Aug 6, 2010
ITG technicians installed Diamond security gates at the Benning Neighborhood Library and Northwest One Neighborhood Library branches, two of the 28-branch ...

Decking Industry News

Trex reports elevated sales
Home Channel News  - Aug 4 , 2010
Winchester, Va.-based Trex, the decking and railing manufacturer, posted strong second-quarter sales of $115.5 million, up 26.3% from $91.5 million in the same quarter last year. The company's net income of $5.6 million was down 24.9%. Net income was negatively i ..
AZEK Building Products Launches Microsite to Explain Lifecycle Impact and Sustainability of AZEK® Products
PR Newswire (press release)  - Aug 9, 2010
There is no doubt that "green" and "sustainable" mean different things to different people. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Long® Fence Offers Green Fencing Products
OfficialWire (press release)  - Aug 6, 2010
Long® Fence, one of the largest residential and commercial fencing contractors on the East Coast, is now offering Ecolife™ . ...
Company mends fence with customers
Orlando Sentinel - Aug 10, 2010
Several months ago, Kevin's Fence Co. gave us a nice deal on a custom fence. We could only afford to fence the area which abuts one neighbor's yard . ...

Local Government Issues

Fenced in for safety — or is it creating a safety hazard?
North Jersey.com  - Aug 4, 2010
Sometimes you just can't win. Last month the New Jersey Department of Transportation finished the installation of a chain-link fence on the concrete median along Route 46 in Parsippany...
Fence law fails to pass
Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News  - Aug 4, 2010
The fence law that would have affected only property owners in the county outside of Kirksville city limits was defeated at the polls primarily due to an overwhelming “no” response by voters in Kirksville’s seven precincts...
Chuck the chain link, but otherwise city's fence law relaxes
Brookfield Elm Grove Now  - Aug 4, 2010
Backyard pool owners wanted it, and thanks to a change in city regulations, they can now have a seating area inside their fence - as long as those fences don't get any closer than 10 feet from a property line...
County hears request from Scholl for fence construction extension
MADISONet.com - Aug 3, 2010
Charlie Scholl asked for more time to complete construction of fencing on his property. The fence is one stipulation put in place by commissioners during ...
City agrees to keep fences on bridges for now
Ithaca Journal  - Aug 6, 2010
The temporary bridge fences on East Hill will remain through the coming school year. Common Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to allow Cornell University to keep fences up on eight bridges...

Fences and Soccer

GAA step up push for legal ban on incursions
Irish Times  - Aug 10, 2010
CROKE PARK PITCH INVASIONS: IN THE wake of the GAA’s decision to install fencing on Hill 16 to deter crowd invasions ...
GAA defends fencing of Hill
Irish Independent  - Aug 3, 2010
The GAA have decided to raise the height of the barriers in front of Hill 16 by almost two metres. Following a safety review in the wake of the pitch ...

Fences and Animals

Barrier fence inspected
Farm Weekly  - Aug 9, 2010
AGRICULTURE and Food Minister Terry Redman has inspected a section of the State Barrier Fence, recently upgraded to wild dog standard. The 23 kilometre section of fence near Hyden was erected by local landholders using materials provided by the Agriculture and Food Department...
Farmer challenges fence law
Deseret News  - Aug 6, 2010
BLANCHARD, N.D. — A Blanchard horse rancher's fight over the arcane state law on fences has been rebuffed by every court he's turned to, but La Verne Koenig's beef about a century-old North Dakota law has some state lawmakers saying his complaint might have merit...

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Community Issues

Fence at historic Amherst house subject of demolition hearing
GazetteNET  - Aug 7, 2010
AMHERST - A white picket fence and shrubs that surround the Clark House, a historic building owned by Amherst College at the corner of College and Seelye streets, will be the subject of a demolition delay hearing ...
New fence at Halifax Country Rockfest limits view
CBC.ca  - Aug 6, 2010
Fans hoping to catch a free peek at country singer Alan Jackson at the Country Rockfest in Halifax encountered a new fence Saturday night...
Fencing next step for parking lot
Times Daily  - Aug 6, 2010
The next step in getting the county-owned parking lot at Seminary and College streets ready for employee use is installing fencing.t...
Bronfmans seek end to Forest Hill fence furor
National Post  - Aug 7, 2010
Judy Bronfman wants some of her Forest Hill neighbours to show a little more consideration for the family’s safety and a little less animosity over their much-publicized fence ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Man dies after head gets stuck in Newport News fence
The Virginian-Pilot  - Aug 7, 2010
Police scrambled early Saturday morning to cover the body of a 26-year-old man stuck in a fence at a popular garden center on busy ...

Pool Safety

Backyard bauble loses its sparkle
Boston Globe  - Aug 7, 2010
The backyard swimming pool has long ranked among suburbia’s sweetest perks — a status symbol and centerpiece of cocktail parties and family barbecues. But increasingly, it is seen in a more ominous light...

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Community Fence Projects

Family builds fence & makes memories
Island Park News - Aug 3, 2010
Brower descendents hauled rail, drilled holes, and pounded nails until they'd built 31 stretches of the five-rail fence along the park's Hwy. 20 boundary...

Weird News

Council meeting turns into drinking game
Canoe, CA  - Aug 8, 2010
Two men who decided to turn their local council meeting in Keene, N.H., into a drinking game were arrested for disorderly conduct after allegedly drinking from cups that were labelled "not a beer."...

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