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Industry News

SPS Presents BD Loops "Everything You Need to Know About Loops" Seminar a Big Success
Press Release  - Dec 12, 2011
On October 26th, 2011 the Stephens Pipe & Steel, LLC – West Virginia branch (SPS) hosted BD Loops popular “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” educational seminar. Stephens Pipe & Steel is the Largest 100% American-owned Fence Products Manufacturer/Distributor...
Press Release  - Dec 12, 2011
This legendary, versatile fencing pliers design goes wherever the work is. Available in a highly maneuverable 8-in (203 mm) model or high-leverage, 10-in (254 mm) length,...
Pennsylvania’s Own Kencove Brings Fencing to the Farm Shows
NewsWireToday  - Dec 12, 2011
Kencove Farm Fence Supplies has been part of the flourishing Pennsylvania agribusiness industry for over 30 years. Naturally, the company wouldn’t miss the chance to interact with the thousands of attendees expected for the 2012 Keystone and PA Farm Shows,.,...
New Eco Friendly System For Fence Building -  - Dec 13, 2011
Fencelock is a revolutionary, eco-friendly system from HYDROMAX Innovations that fit 3" fence post and makes sure the fences you build stay built and last for many years. They don’t cost the earth either! ,...

Decking Industry News

Starborn Industries Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Hundreds of Customers, Friends & Family at Edison, NJ Headquarters  - Dec 8 2011
Starborn Industries, Inc. recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as a leading designer and supplier of deck screws, fasteners and related products for the building industry....
WOLF PVC Decking earns building code compliance
HomeChannelNews  - Dec 9 2011
York, Pa.-based WOLF, the supplier of kitchen cabinets and building products, has received code compliance approval for its WOLF PVC Decking.....

Fence Contractors in the News

List of Fencing Contractors Leaked
Caribarena Antigua  - Dec 13, 2011
Antigua St John's - An important aspect of the controversial fencing report so far been withheld from the public has been leaked to
Fences don’t go up, but frustration does
Dallas Morning News  - Dec 8, 2011
Charlene and the others hired charming, folksy Russell Johnson of DFW Budget Fence and Patio to build backyard fences for them. As requested, they paid the Wylie resident half the price up front. And most never saw him again....
Boone County contractor cited for wage violation
Columbia Tribune - Dec 9, 2011
Four former employees of a now-defunct Boone County construction company have received almost $9,000 in restitution as the result of a wage investigation by the Missouri Department of Labor...

Local Government Issues

Fence keeps snow from highway
Pueblo Chieftain  - Dec 8 2011
WALSENBURG — A giant wooden snow fence stretches across a field north of U.S. 160 between the towns of Walsenburg and the Colorado 12 turnoff to La Veta....
News and Star - Dec 12, 2011
The Grade-II listed structure across the River Eden carried the Carlisle-Galashiels-Edinburgh railway, known as the Waverley Line, which closed to passengers in 1969.....
Decorative fence sparks controversy
Bloomington Pantagraph - Dec 12, 2011
MARQUETTE -- Every year, a local family decorates their property to the nines for the holidays. This year, one issue may force them to take their award-winning decorations down......

Community Issues

Chelmsford petitioners: Fence makes bad neighbors
Chelmsford Independent  - Dec 12, 2011
Chelmsford — A petition to remove a new fence blocking stairs to the Ginger Ale Plaza has received more than 100 signatures from disgruntled Chelmsford residents, but the owner of the plaza maintains it’s necessary to protect businesses in the plaza and their customers....
Eureka cemetery to fix fence
Bloomington Pantagraph - Dec 12, 2011
EUREKA -- Road salt and car crashes have taken their toll on 700 feet of wrought iron fence at Olio Township Cemetery along Main Street.....
Outrage over fence
Coolum & North Shore News  - Dec 9, 2011
The controversial chain link fence, topped with three rows of barbed wire, was erected just before the Australian PGA Championship, outraging local residents, who described it as disgusting, ugly and like a prison......

Fences and Neighbors

About Real Estate: ‘Spite fences’ can be difficult for neighbors, prosecutors to remove
Daily Herald - Dec 12, 2011
Spite fences are built for any number of reasons. Sometimes it’s the result of a boundary dispute. But more often than not, they’re built simply because one owner doesn’t like his next-door neighbor......
Fairhaven homeowner told to remove expletives from painted fence message
South Coast Today - Dec 9, 2011
FAIRHAVEN — A Sycamore Street homeowner has painted his emotions on his fence and home, using expletives to tell a local bus company, state representative and several state and town boards just how he feels about them. But rather than helping, the outburst has landed him in housing court.....

Stolen Fences

Fence theft reflects trend of selling scrap metal
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle  - Dec 13, 2011
Prices can vary, but an online resource puts the market value of scrap iron in Tennessee at $11.50 per 100 pounds, as of Dec. 1, and junk cars are worth $12 per 100 pounds....

Fencing and Airports

Grand Junction pilots complain that airport fences disrupt commerce
Denver Post - Dec 8, 2011
GRAND JUNCTION — — Fences and gates at the Grand Junction Regional Airport are cutting off economic development and pushing pilots to take their business elsewhere, according to pilots who packed city council chambers Wednesday night to vent mounting anger about the Western Slope's largest airport.....
East Hampton can apply for airport deer fence funds
Newsday - Dec 12, 2011
A State Supreme Court Justice has cleared the way for East Hampton Town to seek more than $500,000 in federal funds to design and build a new deer fence around its municipal airport in Wainscott....

Fences and Animals

Tas devil fence going ahead as disease spreads
ABC Online  - Dec 10, 2011
A plan to fence off part of western Tasmania to save the tasmanian devil population from a deadly facial tumour disease will still go ahead despite news the disease has spread to the west coast...
Important seabird species in Hawaii producing chicks thanks to 1st U.S. predator-proof fence
BYM News  - Dec 9, 2011
The first predator proof fence in the United States is producing dramatic results that may eventually lead to a resurgence in decimated seabird populations in Hawai’i. ..


USA Mexico Border Fence

Questions emerge as donations to build a border fence trickle in (KNXV-TV) - Dec 7, 2011
There has been a lot of talk about building a border fence and some of it is coming from political candidates vying for your support. Congresswoman Michele Bachman said, “I will build a double-walled fence...
Arizona committee to get update on border fence
KTAR - Dec 13, 2011
PHOENIX -- A special committee of the Arizona Legislature devoted to examining border security will meet Dec. 20 to get an update on a project to build additional fences near the state's border with Mexico through donations....

USA Canada Border Fence

Security: Fence a waste of money
Langley Advance - Dec 8, 2011
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano proposed building a physical fence between The United States and Canada to keep terrorists and other undesirables from trespassing between our two countries...


Israel fences off Africa migrants
The Australian  - Dec 12, 2011
THE Israeli government yesterday adopted an emergency plan to turn back the tide of African migrant workers crossing into Israel, the one country with a Western economy Africans can reach on foot....
Greece insists on building border fence without EU funding
Monsters and  - Dec 8, 2011
with the construction of a fence along the Greek-Turkish land border, ... five months - is to consist of two parallel fences, topped with barbed wire...

Weird News

Low-slung pants? School offers kids belts for a day - Dec 12, 2011
Students who wear low-hanging pants to one South Carolina high school won't be sent home for breaching the dress code — they'll be handed a belt....

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