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Industry News

Building Fences Faster with Hydraulic Post Drivers
Press Releases  - Aug 4, 2011
BLAIRSVILLE, Pa.- The sweat, blisters and time consuming drudgery associated with setting fence posts by hand are things of the past- at least if Kencove Farm Fence Supplies has anything to say about it...
CertainTeed Partners with improveit! 360 for New Credentialed Contractor Success Program
Press Releases  - Aug 9, 2011
CertainTeed is helping its credentialed contractors grow their business through a partnership with improveit! 360, a leading web-based business management software provider...
Betafence’s Intruder Detector SERIR Passes Home Office NOMS Testing; Electronic Fence-Mounted SERIR Now Eligible for Prison Use and Other High Security Applications
DigitalJournal.com (press release)  - Aug 8, 2011
Betafence, has passed stringent Home Office testing, making it eligible for prison, mental health institution and other high security applications..
Smith & Wesson Security Solutions announces successful certification test of new active vehicle barrier
SecurityInfoWatch  - Aug 2, 2011
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation - - Smith & Wesson Security Solutions, a leading turnkey provider of perimeter security solutions, today announced that the company's newly developed SW1900 wedge active vehicle barrier...

Decking Industry News

Decks getting fancier but easier to maintain
Stamford Advocate  - Aug 2, 2011
Plastic, or PVC decking, is newer to the market and is basically composite without the ... Plastic decking is less likely to stain and fade than composite...

Fence Contractors in the News

Precision Fencing building good neighbors
Times Record  - Aug 7, 2011
It's from a poem that Brad Proctor read in high school. He decided to use it as the logo for his fence company, Precision Fence, which he began several years ago after graduating from high school...
Discount Fence robbery
KFDA  - Aug 3, 2011
Amarillo, TX - Amarillo Police are asking for your help locating a suspect who robbed a local business. Discount Fence at 3920 Canyon Drive had their lot broken into...

Local Government Issues

Public Works Service Center gets $61000 fence
Liberty Vindicator  - Aug 4, 2011
The public service building on Main Street (the old GM building) has a new concrete composite fence with gates, at a cost to taxpayers of $61,000. The City Departments of Water, Sewer, Electric, Roads and Parks & Maintenance are consolidating under one roof at the new Public Works Service Center....
Authority to fence at reservoir ?
Kamloopsnews.ca  - Aug 9, 2011
The board of the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority, which owns the reservoir, voted last week to put up a fence along the edge of its property on Georgia ..
Fence erected to curb vandalism and teen parties, builder says
Online Athens  - Aug 7, 2011
A chain-link fence and gate was built to deter vandals and partying teens, not to keep residents from enjoying the South Thompson River. ..
Milford ordinance would allow fences for small yards
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com -  - Aug 4, 2011
MILFORD — Even residents with tiny yards would be allowed to erect fences if Borough Council adopts an ordinance after a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 6...

Fences and Neighbors

Three options for resolving neighbor's fence placement
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com -  - Aug 4, 2011
Q: About three years ago, a very nice next-door neighbor wanted to install a privacy fence and asked me if it was OK for the fence to be located where the holes were being dug near my property...

Community Issues

Firefighters say Soundfront fence could be a hazard
Riverhead News-Review  - Aug 4, 2011
The Wading River Fire District Thursday asked the Riverhead Town Board to take action against a group of Soundfront homeowners who have built a fence along the beach,..
When historic preservation interferes with modern preferences
Washington Post  - Aug 7, 2011
To most eyes, a chain-link fence in the front yard does not scream curb appeal. Simple — but not what you’d call “elegantly simple” — it’s what a set decorator might prescribe when he wants to conjure up mean streets. A white picket fence it ain’t...
New fence at Simpson Stadium?
Alexandria Times  - Aug 2, 2011
Work to replace a fence separating the Simpson Stadium Park Little League field and the newly neighboring soccer pitches is expected to ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Wyoming Land Trust Constructing Fencing To Protect Migrating Wildlife
KOWB  - Aug 4, 2011
The Wyoming Land Trust has begun erecting fencing in an effort to protect migrating mule deer and other big game animals. Landowners are also helping in the efforts to construct over 200 miles of fence along the migration route...
Ravenswood vineyard in Livermore gets new deer protection
Contra Costa Times  - Aug 3, 2011
The vineyards at Ravenswood Historic Site will be safe from unwanted cloven feet, following the park district's recent decision to add permanent fencing around the land...
Zoo raises fence around camel enclosure
Knoxville News Sentinel  - Aug 2, 2011
A fence around the Knoxville Zoo camel corral has been raised in the aftermath of a May 19 incident that left a 5-year-old boy ...

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Fence Vandals

Vandals destroy cedar fence Scout built in Pelham
Eagle Tribune  - Aug 4, 2011
PELHAM — It didn't take vandals long to destroy what took Boy Scout Tom Lynch months and hundreds of dollars to complete ...
Youths Kick Down Fence, Cause $800 In Damage?
Patch.com  - Aug 5, 2011
PELHAM — It didn't take vandals long to destroy what took Boy Scout Tom Lynch months and hundreds of dollars to complete ...

Fences and Weather

Damage to livestock fencing should be reported to Benton County FSA
Cedar Valley Daily Times  - Aug 3, 2011
VINTON — "Area farmers who experienced damage to livestock fencing from the recent severe weather even should report that damage to the local Farm Service ...

Prisons

Prison yard screened off as female cons flash at male inmates
Scottish Daily Record  - Aug 6, 2011
PRISON bosses put a screen round their exercise yard – to stop women inmates flashing their boobs at male cons...

International

Greece Starts Technical Talks on Fence Along Turkish Border
Bloomberg  - Aug 4, 2011
Greece said it has opened for public discussion the technical aspects of a fence to be built along part of the country’s border with Turkey. ...

Weird News

Lobster-cam a hit
Canoe.ca - Aug 5, 2011
A Nova Scotia man has set up a live webcam inside a lobster trap, and it's drawing tens of thousands of curious viewers a day. ...

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