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Industry News

Inventor of the Year lessens risks to farmers
Dynamic Business  - Aug 21, 2011
The creator of the Swing Gate, which reduces the risk of serious injury to farmers when moving livestock through cattle yards, has won the 2011 Inventor of the Year award. ...
Zareba Offers Replacement Parts for Energizers Online
PR Newswire (press release)  - Aug 18, 2011
Woodstream Corporation, a global manufacturer of animal control products including FiShock and Zareba brand of electronic containment systems ...
Georgia Fence Company Brings New Life to Old Fences
PRWeb (press release)  - Aug 23, 2011
Natural Enclosures Fence Company is growing its fencing business by launching a Wood Fence Repair and Rejuvenation Program ...
TagMaster announces the Chapman University installation
parking-net.com  - Aug 17, 2011
The installation makes a tighter parking operation possible with an improved use of the available parking space. Automated Access Systems, Inc., a regional leader in access control and parking solutions performed the installation...

Decking Industry News

Three Steps to Spruce up Your Outdoor Living Space from Trex
PR Newswire (press release)  - Aug 18, 2011
Warm weather means enjoying dinner al fresco, hosting neighborhood get-togethers and lounging outside. To create a backyard retreat before summer ends, consider these three steps from the outdoor living experts at Trex: ..
AERT CEO Joe Brooks Added to Principia WPC 2011 Conference Program
Businesswire (press release)  - Aug 18, 2011
Synthetic decking manufacturers have staked future sales and profits on the performance and growth of ultra-low maintenance (ULM) decking, including capped composites and cellular PVC. These new products have gained rapid acceptance by consumers despite a high price point, ..
Urban Exteriors: A Decade Dedicated to High-Quality Decking & Woodworking in Brownstone Brooklyn, NYC
PR.com  - Aug 22, 2011
or the past decade, Steve Rayboy of Urban Exteriors has dedicated his livelihood to fulfilling the fine decking and woodworking needs of residents based throughout the historic Brownstone Brooklyn section of New York City,...

Fence Contractors in the News

Privacy Fencing
WOOD-TV - Aug 18, 2011
Terri tags along with Chuck Veenstra of Landscape Impressions as he and his crew put a fence in for a family which creates a big change up for their new and improved beautiful backyard...
Workers rupture gas line on Roanoke College campus
The Roanoke Times  - Aug 15, 2011
Contractors installing fence posts on the Roanoke College campus this afternoon ruptured a gas line between the area of Bowman Hall and Sections,...

Local Government Issues

New fence at prison looks like -- but didn't cost -- a million bucks
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin -  - Aug 18, 2011
WALLA WALLA -- As part of its 125th anniversary, the most-visible part of the Washington State Penitentiary has a new look that celebrates its history at a considerable savings to taxpayers...
Wadman Nature Park needs fencing
StandardNet -  - Aug 18, 2011
PLEASANT VIEW -- Wadman Nature Park needs fencing on the north and east sides, Public Works Director Paul Ellsworth told the city council recently..
Bedminster moves to allow deer fencing
Montgomery Newspapers  - Aug 18, 2011
Weeds and deer may like Bedminster, but the feeling’s not mutual. After reading a letter from a resident outlining damage by deer ...
Ohio 'suicide bridge' gets fence meant to stop jumpers, part of $6.2M in upgrades
The Republic - Aug 18, 2011
AKRON, Ohio — Years of discussion and concern have resulted in the installation of a fence meant to stop people from jumping off an Ohio city's "Suicide Bridge." ...
Cruise ships and security fencing
The Telegram  - Aug 18, 2011
St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe says cruise ship traffic to the city in 2011 is on schedule to be about the same as last year. ...

Community Issues

Protective custody
Williamsport Sun-Gazett  - Aug 19, 2011
A fence meant to keep children from darting into Little League Grand Slam Parade traffic to scoop up candy was erected for the first time in the parade history Wednesday night. ...
Residents score a victory over school 'noise' fence
The Bolton News  - Aug 21, 2011
THE sound of children playing at school will be blocked by a fence, after councillors gave plans the green light. There has been a long running row over ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Flooding washes away section of U.S. border fence
Los Angeles Time - Aug 18, 2011
Forty feet of U.S.-built fence along the border with Mexico have been washed away after flooding in Arizona, prompting I-told-you-so responses from border residents . ...
Arizona Tries to Build Border Fence with Private Donations, but Prospects Look Dim
AllGov - Aug 18, 2011
When is raising $100,000 in a week a disappointment for a grass-roots campaign? When the goal is to collect $50 million. ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Marking fences helps protect Wyoming wildlife
San Antonio Express  - Aug 17, 2011
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Volunteers have used a new technique to protect wildlife from getting killed or injured by barbed wire on a state-owned inholding in Grand Teton National Park. ...

Fencing and Railroads

Linda residents cross over railroad fence dispute
Appeal-Democrat  - Aug 23, 2011
The adage goes, "good fences make good neighbors," but for one part of west Linda, the fence's location is making the state a less than friendly neighbor....
Their fence, their rules
Attleboro Sun Chronicle  - Aug 18, 2011
ATTLEBORO - A rule against raising banners on a downtown railroad arch claimed another victim Tuesday and is raising questions from city councilors....
Great Malvern station fence plan to combat lead thieves
BBC  - Aug 18, 2011
A listed Worcestershire station is planning to put up fencing following repeated thefts of lead from its roof....

Fencing and Airports

Airport gets grant for fence
News & Sentinel  - Aug 19, 2011
PARKERSBURG - The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport has received a grant for the installation of a fence to control deer and other wildlife.....
Contract to fortify LAX security fence awarded to Riverside firm
Daily Breeze  - Aug 15, 2011
A construction company on Monday was awarded a $4.7 million contract to fortify a security fence surrounding Los Angeles International Airport...
Airport fence grant approved
McCook Daily Gazette -  - Aug 17, 2011
McCOOK, Nebraska -- With the future of commercial air service to McCook cloudy, the McCook City Council approved a grant for a new wildlife fence surrounding McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport....

Atlanta Fence Collapse

Most recent bridge inspection report: It's in good shape
Atlanta Journal Constitution -  - Aug 19, 2011
ATLANTA -- We promised to stay on top of the research into the 17th Street Bridge incident. After a records request, we now have the most recent bridge inspection report....
GDOT hires leading forensic investigation firm to look at bridge
WXIA-TV  - Aug 19, 2011
ATLANTA - GDOT said Thursday they had hired a leading forensic investigation firm to conduct a full investigation of the collapse of the fencing along the 17th Street Bridge last weekend...

DIY - Consumers

Troubleshooters: Fix My Fence
KZTV Action 10 News  - Aug 18, 2011
CORPUS CHRISTI - Sonny Tristan showed us the problem with the fence in his backyard. It's nearly falling down. "But I do know that my 4x4's are all broke. Look," he told the Troubleshooters. ...
DIY: Digging Posts For Backyard Fences
Hartford Courant -  - Aug 21, 2011
Q: I want to put several posts in my backyard to erect a six-foot privacy screen. I want to set the posts in concrete for strength. How do I go about this? ...
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Fences and Neighbors

Fence disputes raise our ire
Moorabbin Glen Eira Leader  - Aug 21, 2011
Disputes over fences, overhanging trees and the knuckle-dragging antics of those physically closest to us are stretching our neighbourly ethic to breaking point. ..

International Borders

Israel, invest in big fences?
Ha'aretz  - Aug 21, 2011
The notion of fences may be unsavory to many of us, but ignoring reality would not be a wise move. Should we fail to protect our villa by all means necessary, we shall find ourselves increasingly vulnerable to the Arab jungle around us....
Egypt border fence to be built by 2012
Ha'aretz  - Aug 21, 2011
Construction of the border fence between Egypt and Israel will be sped up in the wake of Thursday's deadly terror attacks, carried out by terrorists ...

Weird News

Stuck cow rescued from ladder in Scotland
Canoe.ca - Aug 17, 2011
A cow in Scotland is grazing a little easier after members of an animal welfare group removed its head from a wooden ladder....

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