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Industry News

Professional Door Dealer Readers Vote DoorKing No. 1 Gate-Operator Manufacturer in Magazine Poll
Press Release - Nov 22, 2010
DoorKing, Inc. has been voted the No. 1 gate operator manufacturer in Professional Door Dealer Magazine’s 2010 Best of Business reader poll in the gate operator manufacturer category for the second straight year...
Controlled Products Completes Acquisition of P3 and NEGOS
Professional Door Dealer  - Nov 18, 2010
Controlled Systems Products Group (CPSG) announces that Perimeter Protection Products (P3) and Northeast Gate Operator Supply (NEGOS) are now part of the Controlled Products family...
Finish fences faster  - Nov 17, 2010
Exceleran has partnered with Dunure for the distribution of its fence post and gravel board masking system Fence-Pal....

Decking Industry News

TimberTech TOPLoc™ Offers Seamless Fastening Option
PR Newswire (press release) - Nov 18, 2010
With the introduction of Earthwood Evolutions™, TimberTech, a leading manufacturer of alternative decking products, now offers TOPLoc, ...
New Mix-and-Match for RadianceRail® Inspires Creative Design Options
PR Newswire (press release) - Nov 16, 2010
With the introduction of the Mix-and-Match program by TimberTech, a leading manufacturer of alternative decking products, homeowners can choose from endless color combinations to make their outdoors space a reflection of their own personal style ...
Deck Builders Shell Out Extra for Capstocks - Nov 17, 2010
The latest trend in composite decking has been going all vinyl-but just on the surface. Over the last year, several major manufacturers have introduced hybrid lines: composite deck boards encased in an all-vinyl "capstock." ...
Fiberon contributes to NADRA deck competition winners
Lawn & Landscape - Nov 22, 2010
NEW LONDON, N.C. – At the North American Decking and Railing Association’s annual meeting and national industry awards banquet, six prestigious deck builders were recognized in nine categories of the 2010 NADRA Deck Competition. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Dennisville Fence Co. is tops among customers
Press of Atlantic City  - Nov 16, 2010
Every company wants to give good customer service, but few have a way to get an independent evaluation of how well they’re doing on that crucial part of performance...
Contractor must fix mistakes at Koko Head tennis courts
Honolulu Star-Advertiser  - Nov 17, 2010
The major cause of the delay is the chain-link fencing, "which has extensive problems" relating to premature corrosion of the pipe rails, gate hinges, hog ties, fence fabric and incorrect fencing ties, said Collins Lam, acting director of Design and Construction...
Fencing removed in Pierse company dispute  - Nov 16, 2010
A sub contractor has removed sections of fencing near an M1 Service Station in a payments dispute with a Pierse Construction company...

Local Government Issues

Law change brings victory in fight for pond fences
New Zealand Herald  - Nov 22, 2010
A community's long fight for a safe neighbourhood prompted a law which requires the Auckland Council to consider fencing stormwater ponds...
(Neb.)-Fencing Ordinance To Be Reworded  - Nov 22, 2010
(Chadron)-Its back to the drawing board for the Chadron City Council after questions could not be answered regarding an ordinance dealing with fences within ...
Zoo Announces USDA Violations  - Nov 22, 2010
The first, and most expensive violation to correct, is problems with the zoo's perimeter fence. USDA inspectors pointed out that in some places, the fence is missing barbed wire, has bent supports, holes, or is compromised by trees...

Stolen Fences

Reader's view: Fence story soiled good man’s character
Duluth News Tribune  - Nov 20, 2010
This is in response to the story about stolen fencing in Duluth’s Endion neighborhood (“Stolen fence ends up two blocks away,” Nov. 11). I am a neighbor of Randy King, who admitted to stealing the fence ...

Community Issues

Chain link fence getting lots of attention on Metairie lakefront
The Times -Picayune  - Nov 22, 2010
The spectacle of a six-foot-tall chain-link fence crowned with barbed wire to block the public from Lake Pontchartrain in most of Metairie is catching some folks off guard....
New laws won't fence us in: South Bank
Brisbane Times  - Nov 20, 2010
South Bank's popular beach and lagoons will not have to be fenced, despite new state government laws setting even tougher controls over Queensland's pools from next month...
No plans to fence Newaygo park
WOOD-TV  - Nov 16, 2010
NEWAYGO, Mich. (WOOD) - After a 2-year-old Jaylen Traylor drowned in the Muskegon River Sunday, the boy's father said he would like to see a fence put up between the playground ...
Jennings residents complain of broken fence separating homes from shopping center  - Nov 20, 2010
(KMOV) – Residents of one Jennings neighborhood are complaining of a broken fence that separates their homes from a strip mall ...
Fence call to stop dog poo in play area
Wokingham Times  - Nov 18, 2010
Parents have called for a fence to be installed at a new play park to prevent dogs fouling around the equipment. Families using the facilities in Gorse Ride ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Women work together to free 10-point buck tangled in fence
Prior Lake American  - Nov 19, 2010
Having lived in Montana and Alaska, Nelson says she had heard about wild antelope getting caught in fences and suffering a long, painful death due to ...
Deer rescued after getting caught between fences
WYMT  - Nov 19, 2010
After numerous attempts and bending part of the fence, the deer was finally set free. An announcement was made soon after at Crawford Middle School where ...
Miles-long deer fence draws criticism  - Nov 18, 2010
WEST MILFORD — A high fence recently erected by the state's biggest land preservation organization to keep deer out of a nature preserve is ...


Schools and Fences

Stebbins softball field gets ?new fence, screen, scoreboard
The Dayton Daily News - Nov 22, 2010
Last weekend, the field where the Stebbins High School Indians softball team plays received a $35,000 upgrade. The old fence was removed and workers installed 600 feet of 6-foot high black vinyl fencing and a 20-foot tall back stop...
Saugus school board vote paves way for new fence
The Daily Item of Lynn - Nov 22, 2010
SAUGUS - The School Committee voted a recommendation Thursday that should result in the installation of a 6-foot composite fence made by Sim Tek Fence at the high school...
District to begin taking bids for memorial fence
Neosho Daily News  - Nov 16, 2010
Neosho, Mo. — The Neosho R-5 School Board approved the authorization to request bids on the memorial fence to be erected in front of Neosho High School...


'Israel to build 240km fence along Egypt border'
Times LIVE  - Nov 22, 2010
Israel is set to start building a 240-kilometre fence along its southwestern border with Egypt to stop terrorists, illegal migrants and smuggling...
Elephants Trample Fencing on India-Bangladesh Border
NTDTV  - Nov 22, 2010
The two pachyderms crashed through the border fence into the Dowed Valley tea estate in Jalpaiguri District. Forest officials were hesitant to try to ...


Weird News

Thief takes safe, leaves most of cash - Nov 15, 2010
A thief took a safe from a Fairbanks, Alaska, home but left most of the cash in the safe behind.....

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