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Industry News

Fortress Announces Aluminum Railing & LED Lighting
Press release  - Apr 19, 2011
Dedicated to innovation and meeting industry needs, Fortress’ Railing Division is proud to announce the launch of two product lines that will strengthen its railing leadership position....
D&D Introduces New MagnaLatch Locking Side-Pull
Press release  - Apr 20, 2011
“Fencing contractors and manufacturers will find D&D Technologies’ newest product, a key-lockable version of the MagnaLatch® Side-Pull, to be a versatile and economical solution to many latching challenges,” according to D&D Senior VP Sales & Marketing Jim Paterson ...
LMT MERCER GROUP, INC RECEIVES ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION
Press release  - Apr 26, 2011
LMT Mercer Group, Inc., the leading manufacturer of accessories for the pvc and wood composite fence, deck and handrail industry is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the coveted ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems ...

Decking Industry News

Wolmanized® Wood Outperforms Wood Plastic Composite Decking in Environmental Life Cycle Assessment Study
Building Online  - Apr 18, 2011
A recently completed cradle-to-grave Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has shown that Wolmanized® Outdoor® wood pressure-treated with copper azole preservative has substantial environmental benefits over wood plastic composite decking...
AZEK Earns "Green Approved Product" Status Under NAHB National Green Building Standard™
PRNewswire  - Apr 20, 2011
The NAHB Research Center's "Green Approved Product" seal of approval has been awarded to AZEK Building Products for its AZEK® Trim, AZEK Mouldings, AZEK Deck and AZEK Porch product lines...
Video showcases Trex's commitment to creating a cleaner environment
7thSpace Interactive (press release)  - Apr 23, 2011
In celebration of Earth Day 2011, Trex, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, has created this video message to showcase its commitment to creating a cleaner environment and a healthier future for its ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Tri-City Fence wins "Fence Contractor of the Year"
Press Release  - Apr 20, 2011
Tri-City Fence Co., Inc. received the prestigious Fence Contractor of the Year Award from the American Fence Association (AFA), the world's largest fence, deck and railing association...
Thief steals items from fence company in south Charlotte
WBTV  - Apr 24, 2011
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Police say someone broke into a building in south Charlotte and stole fence boards which belonged to a company in Harrisburg...
Waukesha County Business Alliance announces Top 10 Businesses of the Year
BizTimes Daily  - Apr 19, 2011
Century Fence Company, a Pewaukee company that provides installation of fences and gates for a wide variety of commercial applications...
Guier Fence Brings Innovation to Yards, Gardens
Kirkwood Patch  - Apr 18, 2011
Strolling through the neighborhoods of Kirkwood and Webster Groves is a delight to the senses this time of year, as blooming flower beds and budding trees accentuate the eye-catching architecture of Victorian style homes...

Local Government Issues

Routine’ fence request raises ire on city council
Baltimore Sun - Apr 24, 2011
ROCKWALL — A request for a front yard fence caused a bit of a stir at Monday’s regular meeting of the Rockwall City Council...
Council expected to discuss Route 41 fence on Monday
TribLocal  - Apr 23, 2011
At the city's Committee of the Whole meeting, council members are expected to talk about the overpass, which had protective fencing before it was overhauled. The fence wasn't replaced after the rehab was finished. It had complemented the roughly 3-foot ..
Drivers Hope New Deer Fence Will Work
KETV Omaha  - Apr 21, 2011
AP Miles of fencing are going up along the drive between Omaha and Lincoln. Once it's complete, the fencing will stretch along both sides of Interstate 80, near the Platte River....
Eastport fence ruling delayed
Annapolis Capital  - Apr 21, 2011
A decision on the appeal by Eastport property owners who object to an 8-foot-tall vinyl fence on private property on Chester Avenue has been delayed for a month...

Community Issues

Neighbors: Fence Makes Library Look Like Prison
KERO-TV 23  - Apr 18, 2011
People who live in Frazier Park are upset about a fence they say makes their brand new library look like a prison. Those that live closest to the new library said the fence is an eyesore. And instead of a beautiful public library they say it looks like ...
Commissioners are concerned about fraternity's fence
Gainesville Sun - Apr 24, 2011
Earlier this month, the members of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the University of Florida installed a roughly 15-foot-high tarp fence around their house for a gathering of some sort. (We're not sure what it was. We weren't invited.)..

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Fences and Animals

Delta Junction farmers call for multimillion-dollar bison fence
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  - Apr 19, 2011
Fencing is one of the topics that will be discussed Thursday during a public meeting sponsored by the Department of Fish and Game to discuss an update of the Delta Bison Management Plan. The meeting is at 7 pm in the Alpine Lodge...
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors – When your Neighbors Are Wild Buffalo
OnEarth Magazine (blog)  - Apr 19, 2011
It’s always a rocky road for wild bison here in Montana. When they’re not being chased back into Yellowstone National Park for fear that they’ll transmit disease to cattle, ...
Group modifies fences so park pronghorn can roam
Greenwich Time  - Apr 17, 2011
Dowd says low fences prevent pronghorn from migrating, cutting them off from winter range and trapping them in highlands during the winter. Dowd says the group is working with landowners to make sure the lowest strand on a fence is at least 18 inches ...
Solution found to keep deer from impaling on historic cemetery fence
Greenfield Daily Reporter  - Apr 24, 2011
AP AMHERST, NY — Cemetery officials and community activists have settled on a solution to keep deer from impaling themselves on a spikey iron fence enclosing a western New York cemetery. The plan is to install black, C-shaped steel brackets over the ...

Fencing and Railroads

Amtrak takes step to be good neighbor
Baltimore Sun - Apr 24, 2011
The railroad announced plans Friday to install a good fence, not the shoddy chain-link joke in place now, along its Northeast Corridor tracks in Middle River.,...
Homeless near project prompt safety fencing
Salem News - Apr 25, 2011
DANVERS — State workers are putting up fences near a railroad bridge that is being rebuilt as part of the Route 128 work, after seeing signs of homeless people living in the area....

DIY - Consumers

Choose site and material carefully for fencing
The Wenatchee World Online - Apr 25, 2011
When choosing fencing, consider the age and style of your home. While ornamental metal and wood fences match most homes, vinyl and composite fences often look nice with new construction,...

Fence Disputes

City suit: Tear down this fence!
BrooklynPapers.com  - Apr 22, 2011
The city is suing the owner of a Greenpoint waterfront lot to force him to tear down two fences and cement barriers on Noble Street that prevent access to the river...
Resolving division fence disputes in Nebraska
CattleNetwork.com Online - Apr 25, 2011
Ideally, neighbors can agree between themselves on most fencing issues. If they do not, Nebraska Division Fence Statutes provide a legal process for resolving fence disputes...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border Fence Issue Resolved
KTSM News Channel 9  - Apr 19, 2011
After months of arguments between the city and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) over a border fence proposal, it looks like the city will get its way. “It was a victory for all of El Paso,” said Jesus Reyes, the General Manager of the El Paso County ..

International Borders

Bulgaria mulling fencing Turkish border by October
AHN News.com Online - Apr 25, 2011
In order to stop the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, Bulgaria has announced its plans to fence its border with Turkey using barbed wire by October this year...

Weird News

Friends take $5,000 cab ride from NYC to L.A.
Canoe.ca - Apr 24, 2011
It cost $5,000 and took nearly a week for a pair of friends to take a cab from New York City to Los Angeles.....

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