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Industry News

Fortress™ Railing Products Announces Distribution Partnership with Capital Lumber Company in Southern California
Press Release  - Jul 11, 2011
Fortress Railing Products, an industry leader in the ornamental railing market announces a partnership with Capital Lumber Company in Chino, CA that will service the Southern California market...
The Chamberlain Group Hires Jon Sommers as Director of Technical Support Center
Professional Door Dealer  - Jul 25, 2011
The Chamberlain Group Inc., a single-source provider of access-control products for residential and commercial applications, named Jon Sommers director of its technical support center in Tucson, Ariz. ...
Gunnebo Sells Perimeter Security Business
Business Wire  - Jul 26, 2011
Gunnebo security group (STO:GUNN) has signed an agreement to sell its Perimeter Protection business unit to Procuritas Capital Investors IV...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Expands Trex Transcend® Brand with Complete Porch System
Business Wire - Jul 26, 2011
Following the recent launch of Trex Transcend® in several new color options, as well as energy-efficient Trex Deck Lighting™ and Trex Elevations™ steel deck framing, Trex Company is now moving beyond the backyard with an integrated system of porch components and accessories...
FMW Fasteners' e-Commerce Expansion Continues with A Complete Line of Decking Screws Now Available Online
PRWeb - Jul 27, 2011
FMW Fasteners continues the rapid expansion of their e-Commerce offering with the addition of 7 new decking screw categories for low, medium and high corrosion resistant applications...

Fence Contractors in the News

Somerville hardware company fined after forklift injury
Leader News  - Jul 20, 2011
A COMPANY was fined after a worker was injured while a fence post was being removed with a forklift in Somerville...
Photos: Working in the heat
The Batavian  - Jul 23, 2011
I did get a chance on Wednesday to talk with David Bogue, a local UPS driver, Paul Bernardini, co-owner of Pauly's Pizza, and Jeff Wuest, owner of Excel Fence Company...

Local Government Issues

Fences make good neighbours
Star Phoenix  - Jul 20, 2011
The proposal by the city's traffic safety committee to construct an eight-foot "safety barrier" along a 20-block segment of 22nd Street has yet to be debated at council..
Borough replaces fence around historic cemetery in Glen Rock
NorthJersey.com  - Jul 26, 2011
An historic Glen Rock cemetery dating back to at least 1804 is now bounded by a new fence. A new fence was recently installed around the Hopper Family Burial Ground. Sue Tryforos, president of the Glen Rock Historical Society...
Homeowners upset over Chch fence fee
3News NZ -  - Jul 19, 2011
The fee of more than $50 a month is being imposed where fences are being propped up with supports on council land. Christchurch resident Amanda Bradley thought she was doing the right thing having her unstable fence propped, and says the fee has left ..

Homeland Security

New fence to protect oil refinery from terrorists
Harwich and Manningtree Standard  - Jul 21, 2011
PLANS have been submitted for a new three-metre-high fence to protect Parkeston's Petrochem Carless oil refinery from potential terrorist attack..

Community Issues

Jail privacy fence possible
Peabody Gazette-Bulletin  - Jul 20, 2011
Shortly after taking office in 2009, Marion County Sheriff Rob Craft pushed to have a fence constructed around an exercise yard for jail inmates...
River-blocking fence must go, says Dallas neighbourhood
kamloopsnews.ca  - Jul 23, 2011
A Dallas neighbourhood is grateful City council has ordered the removal of a private fence that cut off public access to the South Thompson River....
To fence or not to fence?
The Haddonfield Sun  - Jul 20, 2011
Is it a matter of privacy, a matter of a dilapidated fence needing repair, or a combination of both? Whatever the reason, neighbors of the Methodist United Church’s cemetery...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Rossland Bear Aware program focuses on fencing
Trail Daily Times  - Jul 26, 2011
Rossland Bear Aware will be focusing on electric fences at their workshop on Tuesday night, to keep those sometimes unwanted visitors out of gardens and yards...
Group to see if deer fence is working
NorthJersey.com  - Jul 21, 2011
WEST MILFORD — The New Jersey Conservation Foundation has begun assessing the effectiveness of a controversial 3.2-mile-long fence in the Apshawa Preserve. Emile DeVito from the NJ Conservation Foundation showing volunteers how to ..
Help antelope: volunteer for fence project
White Mountain Independent -  - Jul 22, 2011
The Arizona Antelope Foundation is seeking volunteers to help make fencing in the pronghorn antelope range in Game Management Unit 27 "wildlife-friendly" on Saturday, Aug. 13. The one-day work project will be held at Double Circle Ranch...
Queensland dog fence fails to keep wild dogs out of south
ABC Online  - Jul 21, 2011
Queensland's pastoral industry has been give five years to get rid of wild dogs south of the wild dog barrier fence...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Highway corridor range fencing begins
100 Mile House Free Press  - Jul 21, 2011
BC Cattlemen's Association (BCCA) president Kevin Boon says his organization is administering the funds to fix fences along highways and railways for public safety and to reduce livestock losses to producers due to accidents ..

Fencing and Airports

Taiwan to build high-tech airport fence
Focus Taiwan News Channel -  - Jul 24, 2011
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport said Sunday it has decided to install a high-tech fence along the airport border to improve security. The fence, which will be equipped with a sensor and tracking system, is estimated to cost ...
Airport businesses say security fence isn't going to fly
NBC11News-TV  - Jul 22, 2011
The Grand Junction Airport is raising a multi-million dollar gate administrators say is required for security. However, businesses on the grounds say the decision to build the fence is a folly,...
New Fence Planned For Bayport Aerodrome
Bayport Patch.com  - Jul 24, 2011
After more than 60 years, the Bayport Aerodrome is getting a Transportation Security Administration (TSA)- approved security facelift. Teresa Rizzuto, the Islip Town aviation commissioner,...

Fencing and Railroads

RTA installs fence to protect bridge rail
Western Advocate  - Jul 24, 2011
RTA workers have been regularly checking the Kelso work site, a spokeswoman said. She said a guard fence has now been installed to protect the bridge rail.,...
China Railway Company to fence PSC premises
Fijivillage  - Jul 20, 2011
The China Railway Company that is involved in beautifying Government House and Thurston Gardens will now fence the Public Service Commission premises...

The Famous and Their Fences

Big Brother house surrounded by sound proof fence
stv.tv  - Jul 24, 2011
Channel 5 bosses are determined that this year's Big Brother housemates will not be disturbed by the outside world. They are allegedly installing a sound proof fence around the entire compound...
Metallica's James Hetfield No Longer On The Fence
antiMUSIC.com  - Jul 24, 2011
On Wednesday Metallica's James Hetfield No Longer On The Fence was a top story. Here is the recap: (Rock News Desk) Metallica's James Hetfield has finally reached a conclusion with officials in his home town over public access near his California ...

DIY - Consumers

Keeping out or keeping in?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  - Jul 20, 2011
Fencing allows his dogs to exercise and is practical for their owners. “It’s much more convenient to just open the door and let the dogs out,” Falk said. “We like to let them roam.” Falk learned long ago that a fence was necessary for his preferred pets...
The best attack is the fence
Stock and Land (blog)  - Jul 20, 2011
But while we might all echo the sentiment of not being fenced in, fences play an important part in any backyard....

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Schools and Fences

Boonsboro High in line for security fencing, boiler replacement
The Herald-Mail  - Jul 24, 2011
WASHINGTON COUNTY — Work will begin immediately to install security fencing, replace a boiler and make handicap-accessible improvements at Boonsboro High School...
Dradishaw House nursery claims fence is essential to keep children safe
Craven Herald  - Jul 20, 2011
A fence around a Silsden day nursery has been branded an eyesore by council planners. Dradishaw House has been ordered to tear down the six-foot-high fence surrounding its outdoor play area....

Fences and Weather

Fixing the fences
ABC Local  - Jul 22, 2011
The State Government has allocated $6.5 million towards a flood employment program which sees fencing teams go out and repair hundreds of kilometres of fences that have been knocked down with flood debris.....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Ariz. now can build border fence with private donations
USA Today  - Jul 20, 2011
PHOENIX — Supporters of increased border enforcement now can help Arizona build its own fence along the Mexico border.....

Weird News

Australian airman injured in toilet explosion
Canoe.ca - Jul 25, 2011
A member of the Royal Australian Air Force is in serious condition after the portable toilet he was using exploded...

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