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Industry News

FAST AND EASY INSTALLATION OF 9-GAUGE HOG RINGS ON CHAIN LINK
Press Release - Feb 1, 2011
Designed to address the most stringent regulatory codes, Malco’s commercial grade hog ring installation system features a rugged Hog Ring Pliers No. HRP5 ...
Master Halco Makes Dog Park A Reality
Press Release - Jan 25, 2011
IRVING, TX — Master Halco, the leading distributor and manufacturer of fence systems in North America, recently worked with Lowe’s store #2394 and the Town of Ticonderoga, NY to construct a dog park ...
Smart Fence Recognizes Threatening Footsteps
Discovery News - Feb 4, 2011
New small, low-powered devices modeled after the human brain can help make security smarter by being able to distinguish between a person sneaking around and trees simply rustling in the wind...
LifeTime Lumber Privacy Fences and Pergolas Deliver at AFA’s FenceTech
Business Wire - Feb 2, 2011
LifeTime Composites (www.lifetimelumber.com), manufacturer of a low-maintenance, eco-friendly and fire-resistant deck, dock and fence material, LifeTime Lumber®, ...

Decking Industry News

Composite Decking Producers Roll Out New Wave of Design Tools
Building-Products.com  - Feb 7, 2011
Composite decking manufacturers are unveiling a host of new computerized design tools to help contractors and homeowers visualize their outdoor projects-and ensure they spec in their deck brands during the process....
Plastic and composite decking set for growth
Plastic News - Feb 3, 2011
Demand for plastic and wood-plastic composite decking actually shrank between 2004 and 2009, but is now poised for double-digit annual growth, according to a new market study....

Fence Contractors in the News

Concrete manufacturer selling land, moving out of Langford
BCLocalNews - Feb 4, 2011
Tower Fencing is selling its five land parcels in the 1000-block of Goldstream Avenue, and moving its chain-link fence and concrete plant operations...

Local Government Issues

Joliet and state to split cost of fence for Rt. 59 houses
Chicago Sun-Times - Feb 4, 2011
JOLIET — The city has signed off on an agreement to split the estimated $290,000 cost of a fence to screen homeowners from a section of the improved Route 59...
Authorities not obliged to share
Hornsby-Advocate - Feb 4, 2011
SYDNEY residents with property bordering council-owned land could be in for a shock when it comes time to repair or erect a dividing fence..
A fence too far, says district
North Shore News - Feb 4, 2011
A West Vancouver homeowner has less than a month to remove a fence and retaining wall that extend from their property onto the municipal boulevard and make the street unsafe...
Sebring fence ordinance passes first reading; final vote set Feb. 15
News-Sun - Feb 4, 2011
SEBRING -- When the Sebring City Council passed its proposed fence ordinance by a vote of 4-1 Tuesday night, during its second first reading, there was a sense of anti-climax rather than celebration or accomplishment....
State Claims Fence Is Working in the Narrows
Wheeling Intelligencer  - Feb 4, 2011
Walker said his agency is still investigating what caused the rock to fall and miss the fencing, a process that will take a number of factors into account,...
Town Board Finally Votes on Fence Height Amendment
New Hyde Park Illustrated News - Feb 4, 2011
At the last North Hempstead Town Board meeting, the board, after postponing a decision for three meetings (Oct. 5, Nov. 16, Dec. 14), ..

Community Issues

Snow fence becomes a dividing issue as Scituate sues a beach resident
Boston Globe  - Feb 4, 2011
The town of Scituate is currently in litigation with one of its residents after a man dug up part of a newly installed dune and snow fence on town property that prevented him from accessing the beach ...
Once built, fencing will enhance area
Bowling Green Daily News  - Feb 4, 2011
Donations are coming in to begin building the fence. Operation PRIDE received its first commitment for a donation from Super 8 Motel, which will give $3000 ...
£9000 fence plan to create footpath and circular walk
Henley Standard  - Feb 7, 2011
The farmer has asked for a 500m post and wire fence on the western boundary, which would cost an estimated £6000. The second line of fencing would cost e...
Suicide prevention fence almost complete
My Wallingford  - Feb 1, 2011
Before February is over, the controversial fence designed to help prevent suicides on the Aurora Bridge will be complete...

Fences and Animals

BC Hydro won't fence off Roosevelt elk 'death trap'
Globe and Mail - Feb 7, 2011
What wasn’t known until relatively recently, however, is that the sloping, five-metre-high concrete walls form a perfect death trap for Roosevelt elk, a herd of which has been thriving in the region...
But there's no money for proposed deer fence, underpass on highway near Tonasket
The Wenatchee World Online - Feb 2, 2011
The state Department of Transportation has developed a $5.6 million plan that includes fencing along 10.5 miles of the highway from Riverside to Janis ..

DIY - Consumers

The best fences always are well-grounded
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Feb 4, 2011
Before I digress into my friend's fence and gate problem, let me explain how a fence is constructed. First, there are posts. These posts can be made from wood, metal, plastic, or concrete....

Fences and Weather

Cyclone-hit graziers 'overwhelmed' with fence repairs
ABC Online  - Feb 7, 2011
A mayor in north-west Queensland's Gulf country says more than 10,000 kilometres of fences have been damaged on cattle properties in the region as a result of Cyclone Yasi. ...
Rabbit fence faces 'big cost' from floods
ABC Online  - Feb 1, 2011
The damage bill to southern Queensland's rabbit fence could run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Flooding over the past two months ...
Saugus High fence install held back by weather
The Daily Item of Lynn  - Feb 4, 2011
SAUGUS - The new fence for the high school has arrived in town, but it has yet to be put up. Town Manager Andrew Bisignani ...

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Weird News

Unusual run for doughnut lovers
Canoe.ca - Jan 31, 2011
Dash. Doughnuts. Dash. That's what about 5,500 runners did Saturday for the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, N.C....

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