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Industry News

BD Loops Press Release – Installer Newsletter
Press Release  - Sep 1, 2010
BD Loops has just launched its new installer newsletter. Stay in the loop with educational articles, the latest rebates and specials from BD Loops, industry news, test results, tips and more!...
CisionWire (press release)  - Sep 7, 2010
John Smith, Operations Director for fencing giant Saferoad BLG Ltd, has joined Lantra Sector Skills Council’s Fencing Group with a mission to raise fencing’s profile as a highly skilled and secure career...
Bamboo Fencing Trend - Bamboo Shoots Make Perfect "Green" Fence Panels (press release)  - Sep 2, 2010
The popularity of Bamboo Fencing is gathering pace in North America fuelled by the shift towards eco-friendly sustainable products....

Deck Industry News

Enduris Launches New Website Focused on Endeck® PVC Decking
PR Newswire (press release)  - Aug 31, 2010
Enduris®, a leading manufacturer of PVC decking, railing and fencing, has just launched a new The consumer-oriented website has a strong focus on the fast-growing synthetic decking category-Cellular PVC....
Tiger Claw Offers Free Installation Gun and Hidden Deck Fastener Package to NADRA Builder Members
BuildingOnline  - Sep 1, 2010
Tiger Claw will be giving away its popular Tiger Claw pneumatic installation gun and TC-G (TC-150) fasteners to builders of the North American Deck and ....

Materials News

U.S. Likely to Find China Subsidized Aluminum
Wall Street Journal  - Sep 2, 2010
"I think the domestic aluminum extruders are pushing for this tariff after the success the steel industry has had in reducing Chinese imports," said Bruce Schwartz, president of fence maker Jerith Manufacturing Co., near Philadelphi....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence finally mended
Chicago Tribune  - Sep 1, 2010
What's Your Problem? caught his eye. The column described the frustrating tale of Stanley Kubacki, whose $23,000 fence was on the fritz. Despite a still-active warranty, Allied Fence Corp. refused to repair it ...

Local Government Issues

Wood fences: good or bad?
Simi Valley Acorn - Sep 2, 2010
City leaders are splintered on the issue of wooden fences. While the City Council proposed reversing the city’s fouryear ban on wood fencing earlier this year, the planning commission is not so sure that’s a good idea...
CDOT to rework wildlife detector
The Durango Herald  - Sep 3, 2010
Bayfield resident Glenn Johnston drives through the Colorado Department of Transportation's wildlife-detection system about six times a week on his way to Durango and back. But he has yet to see the detection system work properly...
San Joaquin to improve fence at juvenile camp
San Jose Mercury News  - Sep 4, 2010
Plans to improve security at the camp include encircling a recreation yard with 13-foot-high fencing and topping it with barbed wire....

Community Issues

Metal security fences have been erected around Cofton Park ahead of the Pope's
Birmingham Mail  - Sep 7, 2010
The huge metal fence is part of security measures at Cofton Park, where more than 70000 people are expected to attend an open-air mass on September 19...
County plans fences on Millburn Avenue  - Sep 1, 2010
Millburn’s downtown business district will soon see orange snow fence in front of a series of businesses in an effort to enhance pedestrian safety as Essex County replaces the dilapidated Millburn Avenue Bridge...
GPA gives GAA backing over Croke Park fence
BBC - Sep 1, 2010
The body which represents GAA players has urged fans to respect measures taken to stop fans coming on to the pitch at Croke Park in Dublin. ....
Chain link fences can't stop vandals on Bonita Beach Road
Simi Valley Acorn - Sep 2, 2010
NAPLES: A recently installed chain link fence along Bonita Beach Road in Naples proved no match for vandals this week...

Fence Disputes

Exeter man readies fence defense
Citizens Voice - Sep 7, 2010
Britain Gazda keeps his defense strategy in a black briefcase. He has a deed, a land survey and other documents. All that, Gazda contends, proves he owns a small strip of land between his Exeter home and his neighbor's...
Neighbors settle fence dispute in Buffalo Grove
Chicago Daily Herald - Sep 3, 2010
On Monday, the village board voted to approve a variance for a six-foot wooden fence. Hartstein applauded both sides. "I think this - is an example of why ...
Barrington Hills neighbors disagree over fence blocking road
Chicago Daily Herald - Sep 3, 2010
The Barrington Hills man who erected a fence that blocks access to his neighbor's home said he's offered to help pay for a new driveway at a different spot as a means of settlement....

Fences and Animals

North boundary fence divides horse range and wilderness area
Lovell Chronicle  - Sep 2, 2010
Crews contracted by the Custer National Forest are getting ready to begin work repairing and rebuilding a section of fence that separates the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range from adjacent National Forest land designated as a natural wilderness area...
Conservationists praise farmers for efforts
Staunton News Leader  - Sep 2, 2010
On Tuesday, the project marked the 40th mile of government-funded stream fencing built voluntarily on private land in the Headwaters Soil Water and ...
Fence Going Up To Keep Pryor Horses Off Forest - Sep 1, 2010
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Construction is slated to begin as soon as next week on a fence that officials say will keep wild horses off parts of Montana's Custer National Forest, a spokeswoman for the agency said Friday..


Schools and Fences

Cornell Selects Architect for Permanent Bridge Barriers
Cornell Sun  - Sep 4, 2010
Following months of discussions between Ithaca and the University and two sets of temporary fencing on the bridges near campus,....
School fence mess as councils take opposite views on advertising
Cumberland Courier Newspapers  - Sep 1, 2010
In a move that will please cash-strapped local school communities, Pittwater Council will not join Warringah in slapping restrictions on commercial advertising outside public institutions....

Fencing and Airports

Bluffs airport awarded $1M
SW Iowa News  - Aug 31, 2010
A fence to keep deer and other wildlife from going onto the Council Bluffs Municipal Airport is coming soon. Airport officials were notified Monday that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $1,005,000 for a 4.5-mile long fence that will rise 10 feet high, ...
Airport 'game' fence funding sought
Rockport Pilot  - Aug 31, 2010
He explained the proposed fencing would encompass the entire airport and provide for a cattle guard-type device to protect the entrance to the airport off ...
LaFayette airport seeks grant to keep deer at bay
Rockport Pilot  - Aug 31, 2010
The Barwick LaFayette Airport is seeking a $500,000 grant for fencing to secure the airport runway. Airport officials have sought a fence for several years, the primary reason being that deer are frequently seen on the runway...

The Art of Fences

Getting art from a fence: The extraordinary sculptures made from CHICKEN WIRE
Daily Mail - Sep 3, 2010
An artist has recreated the iconic faces of music legends the Beatles, Michael Jackson and Jimi Hendrix using nothing but chicken wire. The incredibly lifelike pieces are each made of just under 100 feet of the unusual material ....

International Borders

Govt carrying out fencing, road work along international border: Chidambaram
Daily News & Analysis  - Sep 2, 2010
The government has carried out various construction and development work related to fencing and building of roads along Indo-China and Indo-Bangla borders...

Weird News

Ontario town cancels outhouse races  - Sep 1, 2010
COCHRANE, Ont. — The annual outhouse races in this northern Ontario community have been cancelled...

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