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Industry News

D&D Announces New Product Release: The Q-Bolt
Press Release  - Aug 10, 2010
D&D Technologies has added the Q-Bolt™ drop-bolt to its line of over 100 innovative gate hardware products. The company’s newest product is now in stock and available for shipment...
Press Release  - Aug 18, 2010
Trex Company, the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing, is expanding its distributor network in the Central region. NILCO and Weekes Forest Products will now supply Trex® products ...
Kencove Brings Vector Post Drivers across the Atlantic
Press Release  - Aug 18, 2010
Kencove Farm Fence Supplies became the exclusive North American distributor of Vector post driver units. Originally produced to punch posts through the multifaceted soils of Ireland...
American Fence Association to Sponsor NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Event at GMP  - Aug 19, 2010
JEFFERSON, Ga. -- Gresham Motorsports Park today announced that the American Fence Association will serve as the primary sponsor of the Saturday, August 28 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event at the track. ...
Fencing Products - A US Market Review - New Market Report Published
OfficialWire (press release)  - Aug 24, 2010
Owing to the economic turmoil, the US fencing products market is registering a sluggish growth rate. With demand for fences dropping down, fence ...

Decking Industry News

AZEK Building Products launches AZEK University
Home Channel News  - Aug 19, 2010
AZEK Building Products today announced the launch of AZEK University, a training program designed for distributors, dealers, architects and contractors ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Broken gate begets broken promise
Chicago Tribune  - Aug 19, 2010
There were other options — companies with similar proposals who would do the work for roughly the same cost — but in the end, Stanley Kubacki chose Allied Fence Corp. for his massive gate project ...
Wallowa County cowboys race to build rockjacks in one-of-a-kind competition
The Oregonian  - Aug 20, 2010
A rockjack is a wooden cage of split tamarack posts laden with 300 pounds of rocks. It anchors a fence where the rocky ground is too bulletproof to sink a post. Rockjacks are built 30 feet apart and joined by four stands of barbed wire....

Beautiful Fences

New gate adds to feel at Western Village
Daily Record-News -  - Aug 22, 2010
A new gate at the Western Village on the northern side of the Ellensburg Rodeo arena will add to the Western flavor of the facility and serve a practical purpose. ...
Rustic beauty of split-rail fences endures
Edmonton Journal  - Aug 21, 2010
Different styles of fencing were developed for sheep, cows and other livestock. Early on, the term patent rail fences became popular because farmers were ...

Stolen Fences

Thieves Steal Chain Link Fence From Flint Park
WNEM Saginaw  - Aug 18, 2010
Large sections of chain link fence have been stolen from a park in Flint. Flint Police believe someone took the fencing from the baseball diamonds at Whaley ...

Fencing and Airports

Chase renews scrutiny of airport perimeters
Dallas Morning News  - Aug 21, 2010
One thing is clear about the driver of the stolen truck who punched through a security gate at Dallas Love Field and zigzagged around the runways: He made it look awfully easy...
Wildlife threats a part of airport's security plan  - Aug 20, 2010
The best security at Raleigh-Durham International Airport can’t keep out a familiar foe. Officials there are again trying to rid the property of coyotes...
Feds fund deer fence to secure Kenora Airport
Lake of the Woods Enterprise  - Aug 18, 2010
LZroback anticipates the fence installation will proceed as soon as possible with completion before winter. He explained the fencing will extend around the ...

Fences and Animals

P.E.I. backs sheep producers' electric fencing
Country Guide  - Aug 20, 2010
Sheep producers on Prince Edward Island will be able to get public funding to help cover the costs of building or upgrading to five-strand, high-tensile electric fencing...
Good fences make good neighbors of Kenya's lions and herders
NatGeo News Watch (blog)  - Aug 18, 2010
Through partnership with the Masai in community projects and fortifying existing bomas with simple methods of natural and wire fencing, the Anne K Taylor ...
Kenai Peninsula targeted for bear fences
KTUU  - Aug 18, 2010
KENAI, Alaska (AP) - A federal program will help Kenai Peninsula farmers build electric fences to keep bears away from farming structures....

Local Government Issues

Parties question timing of wildlife fencing contract
Daily Gleaner  - Aug 24, 2010
A $916,000 tender for 29 kilometres of wildlife fencing was awarded by the Transportation Department on Monday. And while none of the province's political parties thinks there's anything wrong with installing the fencing,...
Fence goes up at Washington Park  - Aug 18, 2010
The fence went up Tuesday around the north end of Washington Park, signaling the beginning of a $47.3 million renovation of Cincinnati's oldest park....
Vail says no to backyard fence
Vail Daily News  - Aug 19, 2010
VAIL, Colorado — A Vail woman threatened to sue the town of Vail Tuesday night after the Vail Town Council upheld the Design Review Board's denial of her request to build a backyard fence. ..
Decorative colored steel may replace chainlink
Umpqua Post  - Aug 18, 2010
The desire to make Reedsport a more attractive place to live and visit is not a new one. The Reedsport City Council voted unanimously nearly three years ago to adopt six goals for the 2008 calendar year...
Fence replacement project underway
Highlands Ranch Herald  - Aug 18, 2010
The Highlands Ranch Metro District will begin a summer fence replacement project Aug. 23. Since 1981, more than 41 miles of cedar wood fences have served as the aesthetic backdrop along Highlands Ranch’s landscaped parkways adjacent to residential properties...


Community Issues

'Prison' fence plan slammedl
Strathspey Herald  - Aug 18, 2010
STRATHSPEY Thistle's bid to become fully fledged members of the SFA will leave a popular Grantown park looking like a prison and could even put lives at risk, it is being claimed..
Benny Coulter blasts Hill 16 fence move at Croke Park
BBC  - Aug 17, 2010
Down forward Benny Coulter has criticised the decision to erect a new fence at Croke Park's Hill 16 to prevent pitch invasions ...
New fence celebrated at Creative Center in east Visalia
Visalia Times-Delta  - Aug 20, 2010
Now that a protective, yet decorative, 7-foot iron fence encircles the Creative Center in east Visalia, where she is a student.....
Property line dispute between neighbors holds up fence building on South Ridge
Houston County News  - Aug 18, 2010
Fencing continues to be an issue for a group of neighbors on Tschumper Road in La Crescent Township, and at the La Crescent Township Board of Supervisors’ monthly meeting Aug. 9, one of them addressed the board about some unfinished fencing..

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Snapped fencing strand sends man to hospital
Statesman Journal  - Aug 18, 2010
A Salem man was hospitalized Tuesday after a string of barbed wire on a fence snapped and coiled around his neck, officials said...

Pool Safety

Local grandmother gets new pool fence
KVOA Tucson News  - Aug 18, 2010
TUCSON - In this down economy, grandparents are opening their doors, unexpectedly, to kids and grandkids...

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