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Industry News

Linear Celebrates 50 Years of Building on Innovation
Press Release  - Feb 8, 2011
Linear LLC, a leader in the design and manufacture of electronic gate, garage, and door entry systems for residential and commercial customers, celebrates 50 years in business in 2011. Linear has been an innovator in the Entry, Access Control, Security, and Perimeter Protection industries for decades...
The Chamberlain Group, Inc. Unveils Plans for State-of-the-Art Chamberlain Innovation and Design Center Located in Elmhurst, IL
Press Release  - Feb 9, 2011
The Chamberlain Group plans to break ground this month on its new, state-of-the-art Chamberlain Innovation and Design Center in Elmhurst, Ill., a western suburb of Chicago that has hosted Chamberlain's headquarters since 1967....
Little Beaver Exhibits Hydraulic Drill At FENCETECH
Press Release  - Feb 14, 2011
LAS VEGAS — Little Beaver showcased its Hydraulic Earth Drill at booth 639 at FENCETECH in Las Vegas. The Hydraulic drill offers an efficient and dependable solution for multiple digging and drilling projects...
RhinoRock Exhibits Light Weight Concrete Fence at Fencetech in Las Vegas
PRLog  - Feb 12, 2011
LAS VEGAS, FEBUARY, 2011: Rhinorock is exhibiting its lightweight concrete fence at the FenceTech trade show in Las Vegas. RhinoRock’s proprietary manufacturing process produces a six foot tall by nine foot long concrete fencing panel that only weighs 230 lbs...
Future Fibre Technologies Awarded 250 km Perimeter Intrusion Detection Project
PRNewsWire  - Feb 14, 2011
Future Fibre Technologies (FFT), the world leader in fiber optic intrusion detection, working with one of its key Global System Integrators, has been awarded another large perimeter intrusion detection project ...
Encon’s presence felt at AFA FenceTech’11
Press Release  - Feb 14, 2011
Leading gate operator and access control distributor Encon Electronics was a prominent sponsor at this year’s AFA Fencetech held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
Belgian fencing firm opens new ME base
Trade Arabia  - Feb 9, 2011
Belgium-based Betafence Group, a leader in perimeter fencing solutions, has opened a new regional head office and showroom in the Middle East at Dubai Airport Freezone...

Decking Industry News

Building and construction suppliers leery
Plastic News  - Feb 15, 2011
Except for decking manufacturers —- most of which expect double-digit growth — many companies are expecting only a slight pickup and are concerned that housing markets won’t begin to recover until unemployment drops...
Reportlinker Adds Wood & Competitive Decking Market
PR Newswire (press release)  - Feb 9, 2011
US demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.7 percent per year to 3.5 billion lineal feet in 2014, valued at $6.2 billion. This pace will represent a rebound from the 2004-2009 period..
MoistureShield(R) Composite Decking Now Verified with 95% Total Recycled Content
PR Web (press release)  - Feb 9, 2011
We've always been a leader in making use of recycled materials and believe builders and homeowners value attractive, affordable and durable decking that is..

Fence Contractors in the News

Motorists glued to drive-by soap opera
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette  - Feb 15, 2011
When it’s zero degrees and the rock-hard ground is covered with 1 1/2 feet of snow, people tend not to put up a lot of fences. So as the weather got lousy and business got slow at Arrow Fence Co., four women in the office decided to pass the time by having a little fun...
Long Fence and Home Helps Give Children with Cancer a Better Childhood
PRLog  - Feb 9, 2011
BELTSVILLE, Md. – Long Fence and Home, one of the largest home improvement companies in the Washington DC metro area, is proud to support the non-profit organization Special Love..

Local Government Issues

DC Mayor Gray Builds Fence On Taxpayer's Dime
W*USA 9  - Feb 9, 2011
The Mayor's new security upgrades include an impressive new fence that straddles the corner property. Workers were dispatched to the Gray home Saturday to ...
State College Borough Council to explore fences on Atherton
Centre Daily Times  - Feb 8, 2011
STATE COLLEGE — Borough Council agreed Monday night to pursue plans to install fences along the 100 block of South Atherton Street...
Town Board Finally Votes on Fence Height Amendment
Port Washington News  - Feb 10, 2011
At the last North Hempstead Town Board meeting, the board, after postponing a decision for three meetings (Oct. 5, Nov. 16, Dec. 14), finally voted on a Local Law Amending Chapter No. 70,...
Town instructs woman to take snow fence down
Kennebec Journal  - Feb 12, 2011
FARMINGDALE -- A Maine Avenue resident told the selectmen Wednesday she doesn't mind if the town contractor blows snow in her yard while clearing sidewalks, if she can keep her fence intact....
TCRC?to host program on Missouri fence laws
Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News  - Feb 12, 2011
An interactive television program discussing Missouri’s fence law will be held Tuesday from 6:30-9: p.m. at the Kirksville TCRC.....

Community Issues

Safety fencing installed on Guernsey cliff face
BBC News  - Feb 11, 2011
Fencing to catch falling rocks is to be installed to cover the cliff face on the inland side of the rock cutting at La Valette in Guernsey...
Doubts raised over fence to keep play park free from dogs
Southend Standard  - Feb 13, 2011
PLANS to fence off part of a public park to allow children to play without being bothered by dogs are now in doubt....


Stolen Fences

In Fort Pierce, a good fence may not have made good neighbors
Fort Pierce Tribune  - Feb 10, 2011
FORT PIERCE — One man's privacy fence was another person's barrier, according to police reports. But no longer...

Fencing and Airports

Southern Colorado to benefit from state airport grants
Pueblo Chieftain  - Feb 10, 2011
About $400000 will go for security and wildlife fencing. The remaining $2.2 million will add to money in place to build a new training runway...
Airport commission calls for bids to fortify LAX security fence
Daily Breeze  - Feb 08, 2011
The Board of Airport Commissioners on Monday put out a call for bids from companies interested in fortifying the security fence that surrounds Los Angeles International Airport...
Chehalis-Centralia Airport Fences Itself In
Centralia Chronicle (Subscription)  - Feb 08, 2011
The Chehalis-Centralia Airport is working toward completing a fencing project; workers are installing chain-link fence on the southeast and south side of the airport near Northwest Louisiana Avenue and Northwest Airport Road. ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Deer Bill
KXNET  - Feb 12, 2011
North Dakota Senate approves help for farmers and ranchers to fight off deer that are taking over their yards. It's been a big problem this year because of heavy snowfall...
Fence to bar elephants
Ceylon Daily News  - Feb 12, 2011
A fence to prevent elephants from tresspassing into human dwellings will be built at a cost of ten million rupees in the Nuwaraeliya region...
Fence threat in eco island race row
Waikato Times  - Feb 12, 2011
Maungatautari landowners want the ecological island's pest-proof fence removed from their properties unless the trust controlling it ditches a provision for Maori to take half the seats on its board...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Despite Virtual Border Fence’s Demise, DHS Spending Big on New Sensor Systems
National Defense Magazine  - Feb 15, 2011
After one year of studying whether it was wise to proceed with SBInet — the so-called virtual border fence — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pulled the plug on its current iteration...
State looks to private help to build border fence
Verde Independent  - Feb 11, 2011
PHOENIX -- Saying the state can't depend on the federal government, a Senate panel on Thursday voted to let the governor start taking donations to build a border fence...


International Borders

Border fence leads to sharp drop in infiltrators from Egypt
Jerusalem Post  - Feb 8, 2011
Defense Ministry director-general tours the Israeli-Egyptian border; number of infiltrators drops from monthly average of 1,000 to 400. ...
Tripura locals affected by fencing vow to intensify stir
Sify  - Feb 12, 2011
The Indian government has been erecting the fence along the 856-km India-Bangladesh border with Tripura to check trans-border movement of militants ...
Fence along Egyptian border to be ready by end of 2012
Ynetnews  - Feb 12, 2011
The construction of a barrier along the Israeli-Egyptian border will be completed by the end of 2012 - six months earlier than the original deadline ...

Weird News

Angry monks stop beer ad - Feb 9, 2011
VILNIUS - Monks and nuns in the largely Catholic Baltic state of Lithuania forced a brewery on Wednesday to withdraw an “insulting” poster campaign featuring a Franciscan brother holding up a brimming glass of beer...

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