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Industry News

Linear Names Michael O’Neal President; Dan Stottlemyre to Vice Chairman, Linear Group
Press Release  - Apr 13, 2011
Carlsbad, CA (April 13, 2011) Linear LLC has named Michael O’Neal as its new President. Concurrently, Dan Stottlemyre, Linear’s President since 2005, was named Vice Chairman of the Linear Group.,...
Unlocking the true potential of perimeter protection
Port Strategy  - Apr 14, 2011
Ports can choose high-quality fencing and gates but then pay very little regard to the last item – the lock,...
As DHS Embarks on Virtual Fence Part III, Global Border Technology Business Grows
National Defense Magazine  - Apr 14, 2011
The year-long hold on Customs and Border Protection’s controversial Secure Border Initiative will do little to dampen the market for technologies that can monitor international lines ....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Wins 2011 Platinum Award for Design Excellence (press release)  - Apr 14, 2011
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has won Design Journal's 2011 Platinum Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) for both its revolutionary Trex Transcend decking and railing system and its ...
AERT MoistureShield Decking Receives GreenBuilder Magazine Editors Choice "The Hot 50 Green Building Products for 2011" Recognition
GlobeNewsWire (press release)  - Apr 14, 2011
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc.'s (OTCBB:AERT) MoistureShield® decking was recently recognized as one of "The Hot 50 Green Building Products for 2011...

Fence Contractors in the News

Artistry of fence-building
The Ottawa Citizen  - Apr 15, 2011
Natural boundaries Ottawa Valley man reveals artistry of split rail fences when it comes to marking fields, adding rustic appeal to gardens....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Coyote proof fencing key to predator control
Eastern Ontario AgriNews  - Apr 15, 2011
"A coyote’s response to a fence is influenced by various factors including the coyote’s experience and motivation for crossing the fence," said O’Brien, quoting a USDA Wildlife Damage Control agent....
Safety fence aims to keep deer from lake
The Advertiser Series - Apr 15, 2011
BOSSES at a country park where at least eight deer froze to death in a lake have built a £3,000 safety fence to try to avoid a repeat of the tragedy. ...

Local Government Issues

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility adds security 'stun fence'
Terre Haute Tribune Star  - Apr 17, 2011
The fence detects interference in the electromagnetic field around each wire, and any disruption sends out an alarm that can immediately be investigated. The fence, situated between two other non-electrified fences that are topped with razor wire...
Bell Buckle to allow chain link fences
Shelbyville Times-Gazette  - Apr 15, 2011
Years ago, the town passed another fence ordinance, said Mayor Dennis Webb. It was very strict, only allowing fences that were more decorative in nature, such as wood or iron, and outlawing all wire fences, from chain link to woven-wire...
Durham won't maintain Pickering noise fence
News Durham Region  - Apr 15, 2011
DURHAM -- The Region won't be responsible for maintaining a noise wall that's going to be erected along a portion of Bayly Street in Pickering....
Lauderdale Lakes tentatively approves fences that can shock trespassers
Sun-Sentinel  - Apr 14, 2011
Some Lauderdale Lakes businesses may soon be generating a buzz in more ways than one. City commissioners gave initial approval for some businesses to build fences that carry low-level electric currents, to detract trespassers and thieves...

Community Issues

Council ponders dog park fence
Mission City Record  - Apr 15, 2011
There has been moderate activity in the park since it opened last fall, but staff expect more dogs in the area once a fence has been installed. “The biggest complaint has been the lack of fencing around the off-leash area,” said Ray Herman,...
View Finder: Fences, Fences Everywhere
Comack Patch - Apr 14, 2011
While the image of "white pickets fences" has become a staple in suburban iconography, it's interesting to stop and take a moment to think about the idea behind fences...

Pool Safety

DCS Pool Barriers Prepares for National Water Safety Month
Online PR News - Apr 13, 2011
May 2011 has been designated as National Water Safety Month, sponsored by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), World Waterpark Association (WWA), and the American Red Cross...
Saving lives with pool fences
East Valley Tribune - Apr 15, 2011
So Fulton Homes is trying to save lives by giving away 12 free pool fences to families in need. Valley residents can nominate themselves or a deserving family for a fence. Nominations are due by July 4 and can be made by logging on to ...

DIY - Consumers

Fences can be an attractive boundary
Anderson Independent Mail - Apr 15, 2011
Robert Frost was wise when he said “Good fences make good neighbors.” Being an only child, I could never live in a neighborhood where side-by-side lawns merged one into another. My proprietary gene would require a fence designating my area...
Five tips for protecting your garden with fencing
Chattanooga Times Free Press  - Apr 15, 2011
Tim Holcomb, owner of Holcomb Garden Center in Hixson and Fort Oglethorpe, said not all fences are critter-proof, but they can make a difference. “All of God's critters need to eat, right?” Holcomb asked. “But when they think the whole garden is theirs ...


Fence Disputes

Feud over a fence ends in a £20,000 legal bill for taxi driver who erected divide HALF a foot too far over neighbours'
Daily Mail  - Apr 14, 2011
When Ian Chisholm decided to make the fence next to his drive taller, he created a rather bigger divide between himself and his neighbours than he bargained for...
Tiny fence saga seems never-ending
Midland Free Press  - Apr 14, 2011
Marion has been the focus of much controversy after he built a fence to keep people -- including locals -- off the beach at his waterfront property. Over the past few years, Marion and his wife have complained to police that they have been assaulted ...

Stolen Fences

Cast iron fence stolen from private cemetery in Eliot  - Apr 14, 2011
ELIOT, Maine — Sunday night or early Monday morning a cast iron fence was stolen from a private family cemetery on Goodwin Road in Eliot, police confirmed Tuesday. "We are in the process of investigating it," said Eliot Police Chief ...
16 feet of fence stolen out of woman's backyard  - Apr 14, 2011
Late last week someone stole a portion of a six foot fence from a backyard. The backyard belongs to Betty Martinez Zwigart's mother. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Arizona border city gets new Mexico fence
Reuters  - Apr 13, 2011
The US Customs and Border Protection agency said it is replacing 2.8 miles of outdated fencing made from surplus aircraft "landing mats" that carves across the southern reach of the city with an 18-foot tall bollard- and steel-mesh fence design....
Park redesign could relieve tensions at U.S.-Mexico border  - Apr 14, 2011
For the past two weeks, construction crews have been building a taller, stronger and deeper barrier that by July will cover the entire 2.8 miles of terrain now fronted by the landing-mat fence. Speaking at a media event Wednesday near the Mariposa Port ...

International Borders

Iran building anti-terror fence on Pak border  - Apr 12, 2011
Dubai, Apr 15 (PTI) Iran is building a concrete fence all along its 700-km long border with Pakistan to stop cross-border movements of terrorists, according to the country's defence minister. The three feet thick and 10 feet ..

Weird News

Statue of Liberty postage stamp shows Las Vegas - Apr 15, 2011
NEW YORK - After printing 3 billion copies of a new postage stamp bearing an image of the Statue of Liberty, the United States Postal Service received a strange question from a stamp collector....

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