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Industry News

Free “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” class taught by BD Loops to be held at Controlled Products System Group – Corona Branch July 21st 2011
Press Release  - Jun 14, 2011
The informative “Everything you need to know about Loops” class is being held at Controlled Products Systems . ..
New UK Manufacturing Manager at Wire and Fencing Manufacturer Betafence in Sheffield
Benzinga  - Jun 9, 2011
Betafence, the country's largest maker of wire and fencing products, has promoted Paul Barkas to the role of UK Manufacturing Manager at its factory in Sheffield. Paul, who's from Elland, was previously the factory's Operations Manager for Base Products, the department where steel rod is turned into wire...
LiftMaster® Selects Arrayent’s Internet-Connect™ Service to Power Its MyQ™
Business Wire  - Jun 8, 2011
LiftMaster, the world’s largest manufacturer of professionally installed garage door openers and access systems, announced today that Arrayent, Inc. is its strategic partner to Internet enable its MyQ family ..

Decking Industry News

Study: Decking & Railing Market Expected to Reach $3.4 Billion in 2011, Capped Composites Demand Soaring
BuildingOnline  - Jun 8, 2011
Total demand for decking and railing in the North American residential market was up slightly in 2010 compared to 2009, and is expected to show a modest increase in 2011 to $3.4 billion, according to Principia's new report on the industry. ...
New Resource Helps Construction Professionals Implement Outstanding Exterior Designs
Press Release  - Jun 14, 2011
A new exterior design resource from CertainTeed Corporation, the Living Spaces™ Idea Book, equips building professionals with a new tool to drive creativity and ultimately sales ...
Product Review: LED Deck Lighting
EcoHome Magazine  - Jun 7, 2011
Five years ago, Baltimore deck builder Dave Lombardo would buy 10 packs of LED deck lights from The Home Depot, string them together, and then tiptoe off the deck lest one flicker out ...
Guardian Building Products Enhances Decking Warranty with Ten Year Labor Coverage
DigitalJournal.com (press release)  - Jun 8, 2011
Guardian Building Products (GBP) has announced the addition of a 10-year residential labor limited warranty on its GuarDeck® Prestige line of composite decking products. Earlier this year, GBP announced an industry-first residential lifetime material ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fencing Firm Owners Defrauded Transit Authority
North Country Gazette  - Jun 8, 2011
SUFFOLK COUNTY—The Massapequa operators of a Suffolk County fence company pleaded guilty Wednesday to scheme to defraud charges for submitting false invoices to the New York City Transit Authority over a five year period from 2003 to 2008...
Owner of fence company won't finish job after Consumer Watch reveals deception
WHAS-11  - Jun 9, 2011
Scott Patton is the owner of the Eagle Fence Company. David and Belinda Seales paid Patton $8,500 for materials to build a fence; another $1,950 was to be paid when the fence was finished, but Patton didn’t deliver all the materials and he stopped taking calls...
Signet Fence Chosen for Case Study by Leading Provider of Online Trust and Security Products
PRWEB.COM Newswire  - Jun 14, 2011
Signet Fence announced today that it is featured in a Symantec case study on the company’s successful use of the VeriSign Trust Seal and SSL Certificates....
Long® Fence Receives Multiple Awards for Safety Performance and Incident Prevention
Press Release  - Jun 11, 2011
Two local chapters of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. have awarded Long® Fence the nationally recognized Gold STEP Award for safety performance and commitment to training and incident preventiony ..
Wrought In Iron: A Beautiful Fence by Serett
MetalMiner  - Jun 10, 2011
Metal fabrication workshop Serett made it. Based in Brooklyn, the privately-held small business follows “turn of the century sense of craftsmanship” in handling materials as well as understanding them ...

Local Government Issues

Clark Announces Livestock Fencing Funding
HQ prince George  - Jun 9, 2011
Prince George, B.C. - An initiative to install highway and railway livestock fencing will help protect cattle and motorists in BC. Premier Christy Clark announced the first installment of ten million dollar...
Waco: City Council Mulls Rules On Fences
KWTX  - Jun 9, 2011
WACO (June 08, 2011)-The Waco City Council wants to put an end to ugly fences and has directed city staffers to come up with some rules in response to complaints about residential fences cobbled together out of such things as shipping pallets...
Hampton rejects higher fences
Daily Press  - Jun 9, 2011
HAMPTON – An ordinance change that would have allowed higher fences and walls in Hampton has been rejected by the city council. Currently, Hampton residents can have a fence of up to 4 feet in a...
Repairing Fence At Riverside Cemetery
WLKM  - Jun 9, 2011
Three Rivers Mayor Ken Baker and commissioners on Tuesday agreed to allocate proceeds from a recent sale of city-owned walnut timber toward repairing a wrought-iron fence at Riverside Cemetery...
Southeast Idaho fence could make Interstate 15 safer, reduce deer collisions
The Republic  - Jun 11, 2011
AP POCATELLO, Idaho — An 18-mile fence being installed along Interstate 15 between Pocatello and Inkom in southeastern Idaho will likely reduce the number of collisions with wildlife and make the route safer for motorists, officials say...

Community Issues

Farm Bureau Insurance Offers Match for Deer Fence
KPVI-TV  - Jun 9, 2011
Last week, we told how the deer fence was still in need of some money. Today, you can help them and Farm Bureau Insurance will match your donation. ...
People tear down fence in Detroit's Riverside Park
Michigan Messenger  - Jun 7, 2011
Since 9/11 the owners of the Ambassador bridge have blocked public access to Riverside Park in Southwest Detroit with a tall fence and fake homeland security signs. ...
Detroit City Council honors groups for removing bridge company fence from Riverside Park
MLive.com  - Jun 9, 2011
Detroit City Councilman Kwame Kenyatta presented representatives from three groups (Bridgewatch Detroit, the Detroit Parks Coalition, and Friends of Riverside Park) ...
New Fence at Memorial May Give Dogs Their Day
Albany Patch  - Jun 7, 2011
The City Council voted to approve a new fence at Memorial Park to separate the baseball field from another area, which could often be used by dogs....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Kenya: Electric Fence Plan for Tsavo
AllAfrica.com  - Jun 8, 2011
Maktau Chief Chrispus Mnyika has said that only an electric fence will solve human and wildlife conflict in the location which neighbours Tsavo National Park. He urged the residents to embrace a fencing project from Maktau to Ndi which will prevent ....

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Fences and Neighbors

New fence to separate feuding neighbors
Akron Beacon Journal (blog)  - Jun 8, 2011
CUYAHOGA FALLS: Some Cuyahoga Falls homeowners will find out soon whether fences really do make for good neighbors. Donna Klett and her husband, Ray Martinez, hope the fence they are putting in for several thousand dollars will bring peace ....

The Art of Fences

'Rusty' the buffalo took miles of barbed wire to build
McCook Daily Gazette  - Jun 8, 2011
MAYWOOD, Nebraska -- Muriel Yonkers doesn't know how much barbed wire it took to create "Rusty." But she knows her rural mail customers in Hayes County just kept bringing her their used barbed wire. ....

Fences and Volunteers

Fence mending party win/win for wild horses and neighbors
Reno Gazette Journal  - Jun 8, 2011
It was fairly warm and not too windy for a Work Party to get the job done and mend the fence and gate at the end of Dayton Valley Road. The mere fact that the weather was cooperating was a gift to the Daytonites who volunteered for the task....

Fencing and Airports

Airport Fence Raises Concerns From Business Owners
KJCT8.com  - Jun 9, 2011
When the fencing project started, the airport told us it was to increase security. Rouse says the airport is telling him it's to keep up with TSA mandates. "Montrose [airport] doesn't have this and they're under the same TSA [rules....

Fences and Weather

Storm costing agricultural industry millions
Gadsden Times  - Jun 10, 2011
He said while some programs will help with rebuilding fencing, if a fence is more than 10 years old, assistance will be minimal. “A lot of the fences are 40 or 50 years old, and there's not going to be any money for them,” Miller said...

Weird News

Fox News mistakes Fey for Palin
Canoe.ca - Jun 6, 2011
Tina Fey's comedic impression of former U.S. governor Sarah Palin must be good. ...

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