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Industry News

CertainTeed Brings Fence Projects to Life at Every Angle With New 3D Visualization Software
Press Release  - Apr 12, 2011 Updated 12:00PM
Building professionals can bring their next fence project to life with RealScape 3D, a new 3D outdoor project modeling and visualization tool offered by CertainTeed Corporation through a partnership with Software Design Associates...
Pexco Acquires Patrician Products
Press Release  - Apr 6, 2011
Pexco, the North American leader in the design and fabrication of custom extruded plastics products including chain-link enhancement products, marketed under the PDS® brand name, has purchased Patrician Products, Inc. of Hicksville, NY...
American Fence Association Recognizes Award Winners at FENCETECH/DECKTECH’11
onlineprnews.com  - Apr 8, 2011
The American Fence Association (AFA) recognized its members who are setting the standard of excellence in the fence, security, deck and railing industry during its annual awards presentation at FENCETECH’11 in Las Vegas, NV...
Senstar announces new microphonic fence-mounted sensor
SecurityInfoWatch  - Apr 8, 2011
FlexPS is a cost-effective solution for commercial and industrial sites, correctional facilities, military bases, critical infrastructure sites, equipment and storage yards and VIP installations where existing fences are located...
Online tools use satellite technology to plan fencing needs
Ag Weekly  - Apr 6, 2011
Winter is a good time for producers to plan fencing or extend current fencing for rotational grazing systems, and new fencing technologies are providing the kind of tools to make that task easier....
TagMaster North America system improves the vehicle access control at Reforma 222 in Mexico City
Press Release  - Apr 6, 2011
TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) announces that its system is being used to provide fast and secure access to Reforma 222 parking garage....

Decking Industry News

Trex Becomes Exclusive Provider of PVC Decking And Trim To Two California Capital Lumber Locations
Building Online  - Apr 6, 2011
Trex Company is now the exclusive supplier of PVC decking and trim to the Chino and Healdsburg, Calif., locations of Capital Lumber, a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the Western United States. ...
Deck Building Just Got a Lot Smarter with DeckWise™
PR Newswire  - Apr 12, 2011
These days, deck builders are being flooded with products that promise universal results. Unfortunately, the majority of these deck tools are not suitable for the toughest hardwood. To make matters worse, if someone does use the wrong screws or deck tools...

Fence Contractors in the News

Wrought-iron fences, from simple to ornate
NorthJersey.com  - Apr 8, 2011
If you have an older house with a large property, it may have come with an iron fence of the same vintage. If you weren’t that lucky, maybe you’ve considered adding a fence to suit the period of your home...
Dennisville Fence Company wins National Award for Craftsmanship
Shore News Today  - Apr 8, 2011
At Olympic Fence, customers not only get a perfect enclosure, but they are linked and treated like family right from the start....
Attention to detail builds great fences
Queens Courier  - Apr 8, 2011
At Olympic Fence, customers not only get a perfect enclosure, but they are linked and treated like family right from the start....
Long Island Fence Builder Launches Information Portal on Home Fencing Solutions
Online PR News (press release)  - Apr 5, 2011
Natural Beauty Fence & Railings today announced the launch of www.naturalbeautyfenceandrailing.com as an information portal for Long Island area home owners to find information about Fencing solutions, and home improvement tips....

Local Government Issues

6-foot fences closer to approval
TribLocal  - Apr 8, 2011
Buffalo Grove may soon allow 6-foot fences, following a months-long discussion and a community survey that largely supported the new heights....
TNLL fence costs zoom
Bronx Times  - Apr 8, 2011
A brand-new 40 foot tall chain-link fence is being installed along Harding Avenue beside the Throgs Neck Little League’s senior field, replacing the current giant green fence that was installed in 1972...
Palm Coast getting estimate to fence park
Daytona Beach News-Journal - Apr 8, 2011
PALM COAST -- City officials plan to check on the cost of a fence at Ralph Carter Park and have scheduled a neighborhood meeting April 27 to address residents' complaints about hooliganism around the park...

Community Issues

Fence around pocket park to be pulled back
NorthJersey.com  - Apr 6, 2011
The fence surrounding the planned pocket park on Bogert Road will be taken down and run across the perimeter of the building on the property...
Plans to erect an 8-foot fence around the historic High Bridge footpath angers locals
New York Daily News  - Apr 8, 2011
The city plans to erect an 8-foot fence around the historic High Bridge footpath over the Harlem River, angering locals who say it will ruin one of Manhattan's most breathtaking vistas....

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Fences and Neighbors

Neighbours' fence disputes are usually about cost, design
Edmonton Journal  - Apr 8, 2011
Fence disputes are not a stranger to the society's work.When a fence is built between two properties, disputes usually centre on two things, she said: design and cost..

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From old skis to steel panels, fencing gets a facelift
Denver Post  - Apr 8, 2011
Fences serve many purposes: keeping pets in or people out, providing privacy, defining margins, protecting a vegetable garden, screening an eyesore or framing a view...
Build a fence with expertise
Edmonton Journal - Apr 7, 2011
Well, OK, this is being written in mid-March and it's only a hopeful assumption that spring will actually happen in April.

The Famous and Their Fences

Driver destroys fence at Donovan McNabb's Washington-area home
USA Today  - Apr 4, 2011
A fence in front of Donovan McNabb's Washington-area home was destroyed by a hit-and-run driver on Saturday night. The Washington Post visited the home in Great Falls, Va., where McNabb's large, metal fence was bent inward on ...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Humane society seeking leader for possible free fencing program in Hart County
Daily Commercial -  - Apr 9, 2011
HARTWELL — In an effort to prevent tethering of dogs, the Hart County Humane Society wants to establish a program to offer free fences to dog owners in the county who need them....
Perkasie dog park group, council talk over insurance, fencing before May opening
Montgomery Newspapers  - Apr 9, 2011
The fence and gate are completely installed, and board members have already given the park a test run with their own dogs. Remaining tasks before the May 1 grand opening include planting trees and posting signs. Continued... • Instead of using leftover ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fencing Installed To Keep Deer Off Interstate
WOWT  - Apr 8, 2011
That's why the Nebraska Department of Roads is putting up a fence to keep deer from getting too close to drivers. It will run from Pflug Road to the river on the Omaha side and extend from the Platte to Mahoney State Park. The fence, about eight-feet ....
Cayuga Heights neighbors square off over fences
YNN -  - Apr 9, 2011
CAYUGA HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Neighbors in Cayuga Heights square off once again, but this time it's over the right to build bigger fences. The impetus? To keep out deer....

Fencing and Airports

Airport fencing on council agenda
Cleburne Times-Review  - Apr 1, 2011
Cleburne City Council members will vote Tuesday on a proposed agreement between the Texas Department of Transportation and the city to construct perimeter fencing around the Cleburne Regional Airport....
New cameras coming to airport
Daily Commercial -  - Apr 1, 2011
The upgrades to the security system will include the installation of additional cameras, gate operators and access controllers/card readers, along with a new gate and additional fencing, according to Mike Thornton, Leesburg's purchasing manager...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Smugglers improvise ramp to drive over border fence
Yuma Sun  - Apr 1, 2011
Half a million dollars worth of marijuana was seized from smugglers who used a portable truck ramp to illegally enter the U.S. from Mexico early Thursday morning...

International

Dhaka relaxes norms for India to erect border fence
Times of India  - Apr 8, 2011
As per international norms, the barbed wire fencing has to be built 150-yards inside India from the zero line of the international border. "For erecting the fence (at 150-yards from the border line) along the 841-km of the 856-km India-Bangladesh ...

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Weird News

Chicken-down-the-pants theft turns violent
Canoe.ca - Apr 8, 2011
What started out as an attempt by a man to shoplift chicken by stuffing the bird down his pants took a violent turn in Peterborough, Ont., last Saturday...

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