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Industry News

Encon Electronics to host Viking Access Systems Seminar
Online PR News (press release)  - Jun 11, 2010
On Wednesday, July 28th leading access control distributor Encon Electronics is collaborating with gate operator manufacturer, Viking Access Systems for a technical seminar...
Bankrupt businessman must pay up  - Jun 15, 2010
Horse-fencing inventor who competed with ex-partner blasted by judge for ‘propensity to secrecy’...
Online PR News (press release)  - Jun 11, 2010
The market leader in fencing, access control and detection systems delivered 60 kilometres of mobile fences and supplied the fencing systems around three of the stadiums:....
Fence impalement lawsuit filed by Mountain Gate grandmother
Record-Searchlight  - Jun 11, 2010
A Mountain Gate grandmother who tripped and fell last year, impaling herself on a wrought iron gate, has sued the company that built it and the store that sold it to her...
Advanced Gate Introduces X2 Vehicle Gate Operating System
Professional Door Dealer  - Jun 11, 2010
Advantage Gate Products of Lodi, Calif., has introduces the new X2 Vehicle Gate Operating System. Michael Siskin, director of sales for Advantage Gate Products says, “The X2 is a breakthrough in the vehicle gate operator industry.” ...

Decking Industry News

Latitudes(R) Achieves Canadian Construction Materials Centre Listing
MarketWatch  - Jun 8, 2010
Universal Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products and maker of Latitudes composite decking and railing, announces the company's composite decking ...
Fiberon Offers Online Deck Design Tool to Help Generate Ideas to Homeowners  - Jun 14, 2010
In an effort to simplify the experience for customers, Fiberon, one of the leading manufacturers of composite decking, railing and fencing and PVC outdoor flooring, is offering a Deck Design Tool on its website as a resource to homeowners...
Railing Dynamics, Inc. Co-Founder and President Dies at Age 53
BuildingOnline  - Jun 14, 2010
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Railing Dynamics, Inc. announces the untimely passing of company co-founder and President, Andrew Terrels, who died unexpectedly while traveling overseas on April 24 ...

Fence Contractors in the News

The Search Is On for the Ugliest Fence in the Pacific Northwest
PR Leap (press release)  - Jun 10, 2010
People are amazingly proud of their old, broken, falling-down fences," said Rick Stanley, a top Northwest fencing materials expert and founder of Rick's ...
Ace Fence Opens Location In Tyler (press release)  - Jun 13, 2010
Jun. 13--Good fences might make good neighbors, but for Tyler native Mike Klueppel, they have made for a lifetime career. Klueppel is manager of Tyler's new Ace Fence location, which held a ribbon-cutting reception ...

Local Government Issues

Cayuga Heights ponders loosening fence rules
News Chief  - Jun 14, 2010
Cayuga Heights Mayor Kate Supron has proposed allowing villagers to build temporary deer fences up to 8 feet high at property lines, but only for five years when, she believes, the village will have begun to implement its plan to sterilize 20 to 60 deer...
Fencing woes hinder opening of volleyball academy
News Chief  - Jun 11, 2010
WINTER HAVEN - Nikki Vaporis couldn't wait to open the Aspire Higher Volleyball SuperCenter that she and others worked hard to prepare for business...
Fence height voted down
Invermere Valley Echo  - Jun 8, 2010
A fence that has stirred up opinions in Windermere was the subject of debate last week at the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board meeting. ...
Fencing project underway at Govt House
Fijivillage  - Jun 10, 2010
The Government House which is the official residence of Fiji's President is currently undergoing development with a major fencing project underway ...

Community Issues

New fence enhances Fairview Cemetery
Grant Tribune Sentinel  - Jun 13, 2010
The appearance of Fairview Cemetery west of Grant has been enhanced with the recent addition of a white vinyl fence that goes along the west side and along the north side,...
New Fence For Solar Garden
KSWT-TV  - Jun 13, 2010
Yuma, Arizona -- The fence around the West Wetlands Park's Solar Garden will soon be getting a makeover...
Design could improve zoo security
Topeka Capital Journal  - Jun 9, 2010
Simple changes to the environmental design of the Topeka Zoo could help prevent the type of break-ins recently reported there, police and city officials said Wednesday during a walk through the zoo grounds ...

Fence and Art

Even a construction fence can be pleasant to the eye say artists working on fence at South Euclid's Cedar Center  - Jun 13, 2010
Construction fences can be so drab and utilitarian. What’s more, they are see-through and don’t hide the dirt piles, broken pipe and smashed concrete that lurks behind them...
Fish Schooling on St. Anthony School Fence (blog)  - Jun 10, 2010
Colorful fish are schooling on the fence in front of St. Anthony School along Pacific Highway/99W. Directed by St. Anthony Art Teacher Karen Cruickshank..
Antique show in San Dimas to exhibit barbed wire
San Gabriel Valley Tribune  - Jun 14, 2010
The California Barbed Wire Collectors Association will bring its unique style of antiques to San Dimas this month. The Western Regional Antique Barbed Wire ...
'Good fences' and erroneous assumptions
Anchorage Daily News  - Jun 12, 2010
In "Good Fences Make Good Neighbours: History and Significance of an Ambiguous Proverb," the 2002 Katharine Briggs Memorial Lecture ...


G20 Summit

G20: Toronto's controversial security fence cost $5.5-million
National Post  - Jun 10, 2010
The three-metre high concrete and metal security fence being erected in downtown Toronto in advance of the G20 conference later this month will cost taxpayers $5.5-million...
Condos considering putting up their own summit fences
Metro Canada - Toronto  - Jun 15, 2010
Two weeks ago, nobody wanted to be inside the “fence.” Now, some private residences are thinking about putting up their own. With about 10 days until the...

Fence Disputes

Argument over fence at Quincy Shore Drive businesses leads to arrest
The Patriot Ledger  - Jun 9, 2010
QUINCY — Police say a man named Lucky didn’t live up to his name when he got into an argument over a fence....

Fence Volunteers

Volunteers build fences for dogs  - Jun 12, 2010
Durham, NC — Volunteers with the Coalition to Unchain Dogs held their first Fence-A-Thon in Durham Saturday. The nonprofit group put up free fences for ...


Rebuilding Boyle prison to cost $18.8 million
Danville Advocate  - Jun 11, 2010
Plans to spend $18.8 million to rebuild riot-torn Northpoint Training Center to the same inmate capacity and security rating were unveiled Thursday in Frankfort. ...

Schools and Fences

New Plant City High school fence decorative and secure
Tampa Tribune  - Jun 10, 2010
He used a Lithia company, Advanced Fencing, owned by Luke Powledge, to construct the fence. "Advanced Fencing did the work around the veterans hospital in ...
School is unlikely to build fence after all
The Herald  - Jun 10, 2010
A CONTROVERSIAL fence round a city school's playing fields is unlikely to be built after all — because the school is changing its identity ...

DIY - Consumers

A deck with all the trimmings  - Jun 12, 2010
If you’re building a new deck or remodeling an old one, consider which finishing touches will make the outdoor living space attractive and comfortable for you. Railings are a must for safety, and other features can add to both the convenience and the aesthetics....
Shadow-box fence project takes longer than weekend
Indianapolis Star - DIY Journal  - Jun 12, 2010
We spent a long weekend methodically priming, painting, tearing down and replacing our crumbling, shadow-box fence. I should add that we only completed two sections, leaving 10 more to go....
Find the right fence for your yard
Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser  - Jun 8, 2010
the previous article I covered the early steps necessary in building a fence. Knowing where and how to place the posts is only important if you want a good fence...


Pool Safety

Grey family gets a pool fence
KVOA Tucson News  - Jun 11, 2010
Tucson - With temps in the triple digits, the backyard swimming pool is a popular place to hang out with the family....

Fences and Animals

Ritter approves law on wildlife crossing zones
Glenwood Springs Post Independent  - Jun 12, 2010
A bill designed to increase safety by allowing Colorado to set up wildlife crossing zones on state highways was signed into law by Gov. Bill Ritter this week...
Could bees help keep elephants away from crops in Africa?
Washington Post Independent  - Jun 15, 2010
It is said that elephants are afraid of mice, but scientists have discovered what elephants are really afraid of: bees. ...
Cattle Update: Fences Should Be More Than A Mental Barrier  - Jun 14, 2010
Everyone has heard the expression "good fences make good neighbors." This has never been truer than in today's world. Many counties have closed range laws, meaning that if livestock ...

Weird News

Mail-eating dog glues own jaws shut
Canoe, CA  - Jun 9, 2010
A Jack Russell named Toby had to be sedated by a vet and have his teeth cleaned when his jaws were glued together after he chewed an envelope from his owners' mail...

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