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Industry News

CertainTeed Lights the Way for Outdoor Design With New Solar Wedge Lights
Press Release  - Mar 31, 2011
CertainTeed Corporation is lighting the way for more outdoor living design options through the introduction of new Solar Wedge Lights. The lights, which can be mounted to any fence or railing post, are available in White, Black, Copper and Stainless colors. ...
BD Loops Loop Training seminar to be held at Jansen Ornamental Supply April 14th 2011
Press Release  - Mar 25, 2011
Ted and Brian Dickson of BD Loops will be conducting their “Everything you need to know about loops.” training seminar at Jansen Ornamental Supply in El Monte, CA. The training seminar will cover an assortment of topic...
Zareba Systems Triples Long-range Energizer Warranty
PR Newswire  - Apr 4, 2011
Woodstream Corporation, a global manufacturer of animal control products including FiShock and Zareba brand of electronic containment systems that provide safe, economical alternatives to barbed wire fencing, ...
First UK Use of High Security Mobile Fencing System Publifor -- Betafence Creates "Ring of Steel" for Major Security Operation
Benzinga - Press Release  - Mar 25, 2011
A unique type of mobile fencing has been used for the first time in the UK as part of a large-scale police security operation...
Fence firm back on rails
TheChronicleHerald.ca  - Apr 1, 2011
"We were left with a huge inventory when a customer unexpectedly informed us they were unable to accept the order," said Bryson, whose company makes the ElectroBraid brand of electric fencing...
More Cameras and Equipment Equal Less Revenue?
Securityinfowatch.com  - Apr 1, 2011
Procter Fencing Systems will be on Stand 121 at the Counter Terror Expo 2011, which takes place at Olympia, London, from 19-20 April 2011. With over 100 years' experience in fencing and gates...
Harper Chalice to demonstrate its perimeter security fencing at the Counter Terror Expo 2011
Sourcesecurity.com  - Apr 5, 2011
Harper Chalice will be demonstrating its advanced perimeter systems - now officially judged to be the UK's most secure - on stand E80 at the Counter Terror Expo (Olympia, April 19-20). ...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Sponsors 2011 HGTV Green Home
BusinessWire (press release)  - Apr 4, 2011
Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, is a primary sponsor of the fourth annual HGTV Green Home. Located in the sustainable neighborhood of Stapleton in northwest Denver, ....
Boston Cedar Announces a New Cedar Decking Offering for 2011
PR.com (press release)  - Mar 31, 2011
Holbrook, MA, March 31, 2011 --(PR.com)-- High quality western red cedar decking has been a perennial natural performer in the Northeast US for generation after generation. Boston Cedar is now proud to offer a premium sound tight knot deck board option ...
TimberTech Adds RadianceRail Express Line for Value and Ease of Installation
Building Online  - Mar 29, 2011
WILMINGTON, OH -- TimberTech, a leading manufacturer of alternative decking products, has made railing installation faster and easier without sacrificing durability with the introduction of its latest innovative railing solution, RadianceRail Express...
Reno, Nevada Company unveils the Composite Deck of the future made of bamboo and recycled plastic.
Waste Management World  - Mar 27, 2011
CompDeck THE PERFECT BLEND OF SCIENCE AND NATURE SWB Global Solutions of Reno, Nevada is proud to present the future in Composite Decking. SWB Global Solutions is introducing the highest quality, strongest, ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Wooden fences are making a comeback
Danbury News Times  - Mar 30 2011
DANBURY -- When it comes to fences, Bethel's Ray Addessi is seeing a trend back to wood. "The look of wood is appealing. It's an old-school look...
Storm repairs a boon for struggling Valley companies
Modesto Bee  - Mar 30 2011
Many San Joaquin Valley roofing and fencing companies report more than double the normal business for this time of year, thanks to the rain and wind...

Local Government Issues

New Fence Spruces Up NYPD Checkpoint on Broadway
DNAinfo  - Apr 1, 2011
FINANCIAL DISTRICT — The unsightly security barriers on lower Broadway just got a facelift. For years, the NYPD vehicle checkpoint in front of 120 Broadway has been surrounded by temporary steel barricades, ....
BLM proposes new fence along portion of Saddle Mountains OHV area
TheNewsTribune.com (blog)  - Apr 1, 2011
The Bureau of Land Management's Wenatchee File Office is proposing to build a fence on the east side of the Saddle Mountains Off-Highway Vehicle open riding area. ....

Community Issues

Fundraiser Deadline for Local Deer Fence is Extended
KPVI-TV  - Mar 30, 2011
The effort to build a deer fence between Pocatello and Inkom is ongoing and now a deadline to raise money has been extended...
Tortoise fencing to be built at Barstow landfill
Desert Dispatch  - Apr 1, 2011
The fencing will cost an estimated $77000 and the county will also be hiring a biologist for an additional $35000, said Richardson. The biologist will conduct a tortoise survey prior to the fence being built, be on site while the fence is built...
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Fence makes skating safer
Swindon Advertiser  - Mar 31, 2011
A new £6000 security fence around the skatepark facility has been installed to tackle health and safety concerns. Skaters had voiced concern that young children were wandering through the park to get to the play area at the leisure centre...

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Schools and Fences

Designing New Fences
WBNG.com  - Apr 4, 2011
Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Cornell University is searching for a permanent solution to secure its bridges. Within the past year, fences have been put up along bridges over its gorges to discourage suicide attempts...
In Pittsburgh, outrage over CMU fence - key rally point for campus life - that was vandalized
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  - Apr 1, 2011
PITTSBURGH — Tinkering with a campus tradition is one thing. Taking a hacksaw to it is another....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Private Arizona border fence moves ahead in security committee
KOLD-TV  - Apr 1, 2011
Some Arizona state lawmakers are pushing the creation of a border fence to be built on private land and paid for by private donations....
"Burrito Wall" Part of Architect's Border Vision
NBC San Diego  - Apr 1, 2011
The proposal, known as “Border Wall as Architecture,” suggests opening the border wall to possibility, inviting the exchange of culture and commerce through about 20 different amendments in design ....
Arizona mall protest fence vandalized
FOX11AZ.com  - Mar 30, 2011
Last week an activist group, No Mas Muertes, installed a thousand foot fence on the University of Arizona Mall. It's designed to symbolize not just the border wall between the US and Mexico, but also the barriers separating the Palestinian territories ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Kenya: Sh2 Million Fence to Keep Off Laikipia Jumbos
AllAfrica.com  - Mar 28, 2011
Laikipia West constituency has set aside Sh2 million for the installation of an electric fence around Marmanet forest to keep marauding elephants from farms.MP Nderitu Mureithi said the money will be sourced from the CDF kitty...

Stolen Fences

Information sought on stolen fence
Stawell Times  - Mar 30, 2011
STAWELL - Stawell Police are appealing for information after cyclone fencing was stolen from the tennis courts at Glenorchy Recreation Reserve. Constable Gjalt Erkelens said the fence was removed some time between Monday, March 7 and Friday, March 11.....
Construction site theft lands two men behind bars
KTVB  - Mar 31, 2011
Officers spotted the suspects in the parking lot, where they determined the men were stealing the rolls of fencing with the intent to sell them to a metal recycling company. The value of the fencing is estimated at more than $2000...

International Borders

China builds higher fences over fears of instability in North Korea
Telegraph.co.uk  - Mar 30, 2011
Previously the border was only marked by a 10ft-high fence which "anybody could cross if they really wanted", the resident added. Fears for the stability of North Korea have been heightened in recent weeks with reports of a growing food crisis...
Bulgaria to build a fence along Turkish border - official
Sofia Echo  - Mar 30, 2011
The Bulgarian Government will finally build a fence along the border with Turkey, after a second outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) since January has threatened local farmers with devastation, Bulgarian media reported. The decision was taken on ...

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Weird News

Police nab convict who escaped custody by fax
Canoe.ca - Apr 2, 2011
Spanish police caught a convict who twice escaped from custody after his wife sent fake faxes ordering his release...

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