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Industry News

LMT Mercer Group, Inc Introduces New Innovative Designer Products
Press Release  - Jun 24, 2011
Lawrenceville, N.J. - LMT Mercer Group, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of The Designer Series of Products....
New 24-Joule Power Wizard Electric Fence Energizer Contains Livestock in Pastures up to 2,400 Acres
AgWeb  - Jun 24, 2011
STREETSBORO, Ohio -- The Power Wizard 24000 Fence Charger from AgraTronix is designed to be the most powerful electric fence energizer manufactured in the United States. This new premium model of electric fence energizer leads the way with Ultra low ...
Test results for AcoustiWood Noise Barrier Fence System
Computing News  - Jun 26, 2011
Acoustical Solutions announced the NRC, STC and wind load test results for its AcoustiWood Noise Barrier Fence System. Architectural Testing, ...
Betafence Rylock: 100% British Steel at the Royal Highland Show 2011
PRWEB  - Jun 22, 2011
The only agricultural fencing that’s made in the UK from 100% British steel is among the exhibitors at this year’s Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh, Scotland ...

Decking Industry News

UFPI Announces Measures to Align Costs with Current Business
MarketWatch (press release)  - Jun 24, 2011
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jun 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Universal Forest Products, Inc., today announced measures to align its costs with its current business...
10 materials that could replace wood one day
San Jose Mercury News  - Jun 25, 2011
Whether framing a new addition, building a deck or making a piece of furniture, wood is often the go-to material. Lumber, plywood and other products made with sustainably harvested wood are widely available and relatively inexpensive...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fenced in with Leoco
Big Bear Grizzly  - Jun 22, 2011
Leo Chaney was a cop, but he went into the fence business. Then there was Billy Champion who bought the business and expanded. And now there is Travis Armstrong, who started building fences as a 19-year-old....

Local Government Issues

LA's Battle Over Safety and Too-Tall Fences
City Watch LA  - Jun 24, 2011
24 years ago, a Los Angeles resident called the Department of Building and Safety and complained of a neighbor’s over-height fence. A battle broke out that went on for years..
No fence for Muni: Split City Council won't pay $300000
Ocala  - Jun 22, 2011
Plans to build a $300,000 black aluminum fence around the perimeter of the Ocala Golf Club got knocked down at Tuesday's City Council meeting...
Group lobbies for funds to help replace fencing - Jun 23, 2011
Members of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association were in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, lobbying for federal funds to help replace about 4,000 miles of fencing destroyed by wildfires statewide..
Village Residents, Trustees Weigh in On Fence Debate
Garden City Life  - Jun 24, 2011
Prior to closing a public hearing on the issue, the board of trustees discussed what the appropriate distance of fences from the front of property lines is..
Vancouver considered not using crowd fencing at Stanley Cup fan zones
Vancouver Sun  - Jun 24, 2011
The City of Vancouver was so eager to create a festive, family-oriented atmosphere around the Stanley Cup live sites that it considered not putting up any crowd fencing at all, according to city manager Penny Ballem...
More bidders needed for Monument fence repair
Baltimore Sun  - Jun 24, 2011
Update: The fence around the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon has not been repaired. ...

Community Issues

Fight continues over privacy fence across from park
WBXH  - Jun 28, 2011
The Denham Springs City Council voted to table a measure that would, if passed, construct a six-foot wooden fence along River Road. The fence would block Kidz Korner from homes on River Road....
A/C fences gain popularity in recent copper thefts
WALA-TV FOX10  - Jun 24, 2011
(WALA) - Privacy and protection are the top reasons police say people use fences. With copper thieves targeting many homes and businesses, fencing suppliers said a cage for your air conditioning unit may not be a bad idea. Steve Trawick is manager at...
New fence at The Gap 'just not high enough'
Sydney Morning Herald  - Jun 24, 2011
A FENCE built to deter jumpers at the infamous suicide spot The Gap could be climbed with ease by ''people in a desperate situation'', warns the woman who campaigned for it...
Own goal: Council builds fence through goalposts
BBC News  - Jun 24, 2011
Council bosses have admitted scoring an "own goal" after a fence was built through the middle of football goalposts in a park in York....
'Band-aid' barrier raises residents' concerns about noise, safety
SeacoastOnline - Jun 24, 2011
Highway traffic roars close and parallel to the avenue for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Homes were built on the same level as the interstate and the only thing separating them from passing traffic is a pair of fences....
'Mean' Olympic officials to fence off sea views in Weymouth
Eleven  - Jun 24, 2011
Residents and holidaymakers in Weymouth, Dorset will be barred from looking at the sea next summer - because Olympic officials are 'fencing off' part of the coastline in a bid to stop people seeing sailing competitions if ...
Allotment holders cannot use razor wire fence
Wokingham Times  - Jun 24, 2011
Allotment holders hoping to put up razor wire to defend their plots from vandals have been told they will have to find a different solution...
Palmetto Summerville obtains permit for $136,000 fence
Summerville.Patch  - Jun 24, 2011
New fence will be twice the height and have hard-to-climb features. Palmetto Summerville Behavioral Health paid for a town permit to erect a new fence Thursday. The facility's current privacy fence...

Fences and Animals

National Trust fences off cows over fears of risk to public  - Jun 24, 2011
A herdsman employed by the trust will move the cattle to an area of the meadow enclosed by electric fencing. Mr Calland said: "This should minimise the risk of dogs getting close to the cows and should also minimise any risk to walkers ...
Deadly Coyote Attack Sparks Inverness Fence Debate  - Jun 23, 2011
Inverness homeowner Derrick Czapla wants to install a fence around his home after his two dogs were attacked and one killed by coyotes that entered his property near Palatine and Roselle Roads on June 7. ...

Schools and Fences

CARLSBAD: School district to improve fencing at eight campuses
North County Times  - Jun 24, 2011
The new fencing will help create closed campuses, requiring all visitors to go through the front office to get into the schools. Specific improvements will vary at each school, with some getting taller fences or different materials than what's in place ...


Fencing and Airports

Don't wait for airport tragedy
Conn Post  - Jun 28, 2011
Another two people are lucky to be alive after their plane clipped a dangerous fence at Sikorsky Memorial Airport on Saturday, severing a wing and starting a fire....
Merrill's damaged airport fence not insured
Wausau Daily Herald  - Jun 23, 2011
Transportation Security Administration guidelines for General Aviation Airports such as Merrill's provide local governments with control of things such as fences...
Columbia Regional Airport fence intended to block wildlife
Columbia Missourian  - Jun 24, 2011
COLUMBIA — Seeing a deer can be an enjoyable moment, but deer are not a welcome sight to Andrew Schneider or the Columbia Regional Airport crew...

Fences in the Courts

Families launch legal bid over Nelson fence injuries
This Is Lancashire  - Jun 21, 2011
THE families of two Pendle youngsters who impaled their hands on the same metal fencing are seeking legal action....

The Famous and Their Fences

Lindsay Lohan blocks view of condo rooftop with new bamboo fence
Wausau Daily Herald  - Jun 23, 2011
LOS ANGELES -- Lindsay Lohan has installed a bamboo fence around the rooftop of her Los Angeles condo after being scolded by a judge for throwing an outdoor barbecue while she was under house arrest....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Bi-national effort helps rescue Arizona-Mexico border fence mural from scrap heap
The Republic  - Jun 28, 2011
NOGALES, Ariz. — A community mural painted on the border wall separating the U.S. and Mexico was saved from the scrap heap this month through a bi-national effort..
OUT YONDER: ‘The Fence' details border woes
Wausau Daily Herald  - Jun 23, 2011
The death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a desert ambush near the U.S.-Mexico border has been capturing much interest in recent news dispatches, along with national security, public safety and illegal immigration....


Plan to ‘fence and mine’ Afghan border in offing
Oman Tribune - Jun 23, 2011
ISLAMABAD Pakistan is seriously considering to ‘fence and mine’ some important parts of the Pak-Afghan border, in the wake of increasing incursions by militants from the Afghan side into Bajaur...
Israel dismantles part of West Bank fence - Jun 23, 2011
An Israeli border police watches Israelis carry a banner saying "Fence out Terrorism" and hold posters of victims of Palestinian terrorists at a demonstration in support of the Israeli security wall in El-Zaim, east of Jerusalem, July 9, 2004....

Weird News

Russian scientists expect to meet aliens by 2031 - Jun 27, 2011
MOSCOW - Russian scientists expect humanity to encounter alien civilizations within the next two decades, a top Russian astronomer predicted on Monday.....

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