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Industry News

Vehicle barrier wins GSN recognition
UPI  - Dec 2, 2011
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Maryland company Nasatka Security has received Government Security News' first place award for Best Perimeter Protection Product/System....
Zareba Offers Tips to Cost-effectively Maintain Electric Fencing Systems
Marketwatch  - Nov 30, 2011
Woodstream Corporation, a global manufacturer of animal control products including FiShock and Zareba brand of electronic containment systems that provide safe,....

Decking Industry News

With construction market still slumping, deck makers work to stimulate demand
Plastic News  - Nov 30, 2011
With the number of decks being built on an annual basis down 37 percent down from 2006, manufacturers of alternative decking think they can stimulate demand in the replacement market by concentrating on two areas: deck safety, and the development of partnerships with homeowner associations.....
TimberTech rolls out lighting options for decks
Home Channel News  - Dec 1, 2011
Wilmington, Ohio-based TimberTech has added three new lighting offerings for decks. TimberTech is now offering concealed Under-Rail lights. Easily installed inside the top rail between the balusters....

Fence Contractors in the News

Park District stand firm on fence issue
Effingham Daily News  - Dec 2, 2011
EFFINGHAM — Even after a contractor who’s been outbid several times alleged the Effingham Park Board allowed a fence to be constructed that didn’t meet bid specifications,....
During trial, Bidwell testified that he is the sole proprietor of Plaintiff, a construction company that builds custom wood fences and decks in Lane and ....

Local Government Issues

Zoo might add another fence
The State  - Dec 2, 2011
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, fed up with the rowdy atmosphere on the Saluda River that spills into its parking lot during warm-weather months, is considering installing another fence that will make access to the popular party area more difficult....
Mission City Council denies ordinance to fence in dogs
The Monitor  - Dec 3, 2011
MISSION — In this city, dogs still don’t have to be fenced in, but that doesn’t mean they can freely roam neighborhoods, either.....

Fences and Neighbors

LL Bean's CEO ordered to tear down wall restricting ocean access to neighbors
NECN  - Dec 1, 2011
(NECN: Marnie Maclean, Cumberland, ME) - Dean's Way in Cumberland, Maine is a beautiful waterfront neighborhood. Some homes have open ocean views, while others sit back from the water but all have access to the ocean through a deeded easement....
Neighbors spark $100K dispute over fence  - Nov 30, 2011
CHARLOTTE COUNTY - Does your next door neighbor have the right to tell you what you can put in your own backyard? That's the question costing hundreds of thousands of dollars to answer in Port Charlotte.....
Neighbors come together to mend fence
OCRegister  - Dec 2, 2011
NORTH TUSTIN – Several neighbors in North Tustin got together recently to fix up a wall facing out of the community. The wall, facing a main street, had peeling paint and an uneven height from residents piling bricks on the top, said Beverly Gilbert, teacher at Lambert Elementary School.....

Community Issues

As fence is built, Daffin dog park should be ready by January
Savannah Morning News  - Dec 6, 2011
Clarence Golden and Clarence Kennedy have the tedious task of stretching chain-link fence around a shady, 2-acre spot in Daffin Park....
Society will repair 100-year-old fence
Delmarva Now  - Dec 3, 2011
SANFORD -- The Francis Makemie Society recently voted to repair and re-install the wrought iron fence that was placed around the Francis Makemie statue in the Francis Makemie Monument Park in Sanford over 100 years ago....
Munson: Defying snow with … fences?  - Nov 30, 2011
CAMBRIDGE, IA. — Do your worst, northwest winds of winter. Bruce Carrothers dares you! He defies your mighty gusts and garage-blocking blizzards....
HIGHAMS PARK: Residents victorious in Tesco fence dispute
Epping Forest Guardian  - Dec 5, 2011
NEIGHBOURS who feared their privacy and security was under threat when a fence was removed in preparation for a Tesco development have...
Allendale Holiday Observers ask borough to wait on fencing at field  - Nov 30, 2011
Despite the Allendale Holiday Observers requesting that the Allendale Council postpone its planned resolution to award a bid to redo fencing of a baseball field, the council stressed it cannot risk losing grant money and approved the resolution at the Nov. 21 public meeting....

Fencing and Airports

Fence keeping deer off runway
Fort Frances Times  - Dec 2, 2011
The new deer fence at the Fort Frances Airport has been doing its job. Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown said Wilco Contractors Superior Inc. completed work on the fence in mid-October and since it’s been up, no deer have been inside it....
Airport deer fence sparks bigger debate
Newsday  - Dec 5, 2011
A public hearing Thursday night over whether the East Hampton town board should seek federal funds to pay for a new deer fence around its municipal airport turned into a wide-ranging debate on the future of the airport ...
Overwhelming Support To Accept FAA Funds for Airport Deer Fence
Easthampton Patch  - Dec 2, 2011
At a much-anticipated public hearing Thursday night, over 50 individuals spoke at town hall on the topic of whether or not the town should accept federal funding which would be used to construct a deer fence at East Hampton Airport. ...

Schools and Fences

New security fence plan for Foyle College
Londonderry Today  - Dec 3, 2011
FOYLE and Londonderry College is erecting a 122 metre fence (2.4 metres in height) along the Northland Road boundary of its playing fields at Springtown....


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

To steal a line, good fences make good deer
San Jose Mercury News  - Dec 5, 2011
The only for-sure way to keep deer out of your garden is an 8-foot fence. Most commercial deer repellents will work if there is also plenty of natural fare available for the deer to eat. But if times are lean,...

USA Mexico Border Fence

CBP Paid Too Much For Steel In Border Fence, IG Says
HSToday  - Dec 6, 2011
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spent more than it should have on steel when building the Southwest border fence ordered by Congress in 2006, the inspector general (IG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Monday....


On Israel’s uneasy border with Egypt, a fence rises
Washington Post  - Dec 2, 2011
EILAT, Israel — A short drive north from this Red Sea resort town, a new reality is taking shape along Israel’s desert border with Egypt....
Smuggling thrives as fencing of Indo-Bangla border delayed
Indian Express  - Dec 5, 2011
Twenty-Five years after an ambitious project to construct a fence along the 4,156-km India-Bangladesh boundary still continues to be far from being complete, smuggling — especially of cattle, ....
Angolan fence divides communities
informante  - Nov 30, 2011
THE controversial high security razor-barbed wire fence erected by the Angolan government along its border with Namibia is a nuisance to many citizens of both countries.....

Weird News

Ruining Christmas - Dec 5, 2011
A Fox news anchor and a New York elementary school teacher both found themselves in hot water this week after declaring there is no such thing as Santa Claus...

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