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Industry News

Barrette Outdoor Living Announces Vinyl Fence Harmony Fencing
Marketwire (press release)  - Jul 1 , 2011
GlideLock in vinyl fencing holds up to wind better than traditional fences and provides total privacy outdoors. The professional grade vinyl fence -- harmony fence product line is low-maintenance and offers beautiful aesthetics with durability backed ...
AgraTronix Launches New Power Wizard Electric Fence Charger Website
PR.com (press release)  - Jul 2, 2011
AgraTronix, a leading manufacturer of electric fencing systems and electronic moisture sensing instrumentation launched the Power Wizard website this month....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Launches "Patriotic Porch" Facebook Contest
PR Web (press release)  - Jul 2, 2011
Just in time for Independence Day celebrations and summer barbeques, Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, is launching a “Patriotic Porch” photo contest in honor of its new Trex Transcend® Porch ...
Parksite to Distribute Abaco Tropical Hardwood Decking Products
AZoBuild  - Jul 2, 2011
Parksite has declared that it will be distributing Aljoma Lumber's Abaco tropical hardwood decking products from its distribution centers located in North Carolina, Maryland, Ohio and Illinois. Currently, the company supplies 5/4” x 6” ...

Fence Contractors in the News

VIDEO: "Extreme fencing" for Waikoloa dryland forest preserve
Big Island Video News - Jul 1, 2011
As you can see, laying the fence is no easy task. Because of the terrain, the crew with Big Country Fencing is being aided by a helicopter, unfurling thousands of feet of fencing as the chopper hovers above. The mad scramble can be treacherous over the ...
Contractor's view from both sides of the fence
Chicago Tribune - Jul 1, 2011
Hanging wallpaper, yes. Fixing a dripping faucet, maybe. But installing a fence is not a chore the typical homeowner tackles...

Local Government Issues

City wants razor fencing raised
Kamloops This Week  - Jul 1, 2011
It’s meant to keep out crooks and vandals, but some on city council are concerned the proliferation of razor wire might not only hurt people...
Black Hawk County orders farm fencing off its bridges
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Jul 1, 2011
Nicholas said Iowa laws prevent fences from being placed in highway right-of-way. Secondary Roads Department crews discovered Anderson's barbed wire when they prepared to put more riprap to shore up the bridge after high water in 2008 and 2010...
New fence to guard 'danger zone'
Trail Rossland News  - Jun 29, 2011
Teck presented plans to the public on Sunday, and council on Monday, to build roughly three kilometres of perimeter fencing around 100 acres of hazardous historic mining areas on the south side of Red Mountain,....

The Famous and Their Fences

LA officials approve contentious plan for fence at mayor's Getty House
Los Angeles Times  - Jun 30, 2011
Despite heated protest from residents and community groups in tony Hancock Park, Los Angeles officials this month approved plans to build a 6-foot fence along two sides of Getty House, the mayor's official residence...
A Tale of Two Fences: Fair or Unfair?
MyFox Los Angeles  - Jul 1, 2011
Los Angeles - When a Los Angeles homeowner built a security wall around his home to protect his family, the city threatened him with fines. The mayor planned something similar at the Getty House about 2.5 miles away...

Community Issues

Fence dividing white, black cemeteries seen as odious relic
Sacramento Bee  - Jul 3, 2011
MANSFIELD, Texas -- A fence divides two cemeteries, one founded for white people, the other for blacks. The fence has been there as long as anyone locally can remember. It stayed up, and presumably was replaced a few times...
New Fence Donated to Union United Methodist Church
Southend.Patch  - Jun 28, 2011
The decorative wrought iron fence surrounding the eastern half of the Union United Methodist Church will be extended around the entire building thanks to the generosity of an interested resident....
Whitman resident wants fence to ensure privacy
Enterprise News  - Jun 28, 2011
A Park Road resident, concerned about “riff-raff” and surveillance cameras at the new police station, is asking town officials to consider putting up a barrier fence to ensure privacy and safety for his tenants....
Fencing around 275-acre Big Island forest nears completion to help protect endangered trees
The Republic  - Jun 28, 2011
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — A project to build fencing to guard endangered trees in a remote Big Island forest is nearing completion, West Hawaii Today reported Tuesday....

Fences and Neighbors

Electric Fence Irks Neighbours
/A\ News Vancouver Island -  - Jul 1 , 2011
NANOOSE BAY - They say good fences make good neighbours - but not always. The owner of a bed and breakfast in Nanoose Bay says his neighbour has installed an electric fence that is stopping his guests from kayaking the estuary.....
Feud over fence between neighbors sends Memphis man to jail
Memphis Commercial Appeal  - Jul 1, 2011
A Memphis man accused of using racially charged signs, loud gangster rap music and flower-killing chemicals in a feud with a neighbor in Highland Heights faces a charge of harassment...
Neighborly Fence Etiquette
Savings.com (blog)  - Jun 28, 2011
They say good fences make good neighbors, and I guess it's true. Personally if I have a problem with my neighbor, I'm the type who would actually knock on their door and discuss it with them...

Stolen Fences

Scrappers Steal Fence Around Detroit Church
MyFox Detroit  - Jul 2, 2011
This time, scrappers even stole the fence! If the thefts continue, the pastor says the church may need to close its doors...

Fencing and Airports

Area airports show gaps in physical security
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review  - Jun 28, 2011
Washington County Airport is finishing a $491715 project to install two miles of perimeter fence. Airport Operations Assistant Beverly Dellaria said the fencing project has as much to do with security as it does with keeping wildlife off the airfield...

Fences and Weather

Farmers Get $2 Million Grant To Rebuild From Tornadoes
WCYB  - Jun 28, 2011
Ten tornadoes touched down in Greene, Washington and Johnson Counties in Tennessee along with Washington and Smyth...

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Pool Safety

Near drownings highlight importance of pool fences
WPTV  - Jun 30, 2011
Every pool built in Florida since March of 2002 is required by law to be enclosed with a fence, or covered with material a child can stand on. A common misconception is that you only need an enclosed fence if you have young children in your home...
Fences needed for backyard pools
WDAY  - Jun 30, 2011
Fargo Cass Public Health reminds you any swimming pool-which includes portable pools two feet deep or greater-needs a fence around it. Fences need to be at least five feet and require a lock from the inside and out with no additional steps to get in...
Safety could get costly for some Will County pool owners
Chicago Sun-Times  - Jun 30, 2011
Pool owners are required to have a fence around their yard that's at least 5 feet high or fencing atop their pool walls that reaches 5 feet. Those with in-ground pools or decks that lead from their house to their above-ground pool must have either ..

USA Mexico Border Fence

Arizona Gearing Up to Raise Cash for Border Fence
Fox News  - Jul 4, 2011
AP Arizona officials are gearing up for a July 20 launch of a website to accept donations to pay for construction of additional fencing along the state's portion of the US-Mexico border. Under legislation approved in April, the state would use ...

Weird News

Trained falcon attacks woman
Canoe.ca - Jul 5, 2011
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — A 67-year-old woman is recovering after a trained falcon attacked her Sunday night......

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