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Industry News

FenceSoftware - RealScape 3D Outdoor Project Modeling Program
Press Release  - Jun 1, 2011
What qualities set an extraordinary salesperson apart? One of the most important is the ability to evoke an image of the product and the project in the mind ..
BD Loops Press Release – Brian Dirks Promoted to Warehouse Manager
Press Release  - Jun 1, 2011
BD Loops, a manufacturer of preformed direct burial and saw-cut loops, today announced the promotion of Brian Dirks to Warehouse Manager...
Barrette Outdoor Living Adds Ten to Enhance ActiveYards TM Brand
Marketwire (press release)  - Jun 3, 2011
ActiveYards™ offers an extensive, professional grade vinyl and aluminum fencing product line. ActiveYards™ has developed and patented technologies, GlideLock™ and Corigin™, for long lasting, durable products all backed by lifetime warranties...

Decking Industry News

Westech buys Wood Composite Technologies decking extrusion lines
Plastic News  - May 31, 2011
EVANSVILLE, IND. (May 31, 1:50 p.m. ET) -- Westech Building Products Inc., part of resin maker Westlake Chemical Corp., has purchased three decking extrusion lines from Canada-based Wood Composite Technologies Inc. for $511,350...
EverNew® PT Decking from CertainTeed Now Available in Two New Colors
Press Release  - Jun 6, 2011
CertainTeed is enhancing its design options for outdoor living spaces by adding two new shades of EverNew® PT Decking. The new colors, Castle Gray and Tudor Brown, join the existing rich, deep color palette, which is backed by the industry’s only 20-year stain and fade warranty...
DeckWise(TM) Introduces Improved Line of Deck Tile Fasteners
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)  - Jun 1, 2011
GAFFNEY, S.C. -- The Ipe Clip® Fastener Company is proud to introduce the Deck Tile Connector. As part of the DeckWise(TM) brand of decking products...
Principia Announces Its 8th Annual Conference on Decking and Railing in Charlotte, NC on October 3 and 4, 2011
BusinessWire (press release)  - Jun 7, 2011
Principia Partners announces its eighth annual executive conference WPC 2011 – Decking and Outdoor Living Products at the Charlotte Marriott City Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 3-4, 2011...

Fence Contractors in the News

Brothers' 9/11 Gate gets Mahopac firehouse dedication tonight
The Journal News | LoHud.com  - Jun 4, 2011
MAHOPAC — A few years ago, Chris and Vinnie Bellissimo, owners of Salem Fence Co., worried that people would forget the importance of 9/11 so they designed and created an elaborate wrought-iron fence commemorating the fateful day...
Missouri fence franchisor to open CT locale
Hartford Business  - Jun 3, 2011
A Missouri fence-installation franchise will open its first location east of the Mississippi River on Monday in Ridgefield....
Consumer Watch: Man seeks help with unfinished fence
WHAS11.com  - Jun 1, 2011
An unfinished fence is a major source of frustration for family living in Jeffersontown. A family of WHAS11 viewers who have witnessed others getting results by calling our Consumer Watch line. They called WHAS11's Andy Treinen and Andy answered....
Building a legacy out of a tragedy
WHAS11.com  - Jun 1, 2011
Instantly, his 21-year-old son became the man of the house and even took over the family business. It was a life-changing moment that left Clint coping with the loss of his father and trying to carry on the family business, C&C Fence Company....

Local Government Issues

Fence Laws Boil Down to Doing the Right Thing
Indiana Prairie Farmer  - Jun 7, 2011
A caller looking for help on where to find information about Indiana fence laws made perhaps the best observation I've seen yet on the subject. ...
Fencing woes continue for farmer
Truro Daily News  - Jun 4, 2011
NEW ANNAN - After working frantically to meet a municipal deadline, Jack Aitchison thought his fence-mending woes were over....
Suicide fences likely to come down
YNN  - Jun 1, 2011
They've been hotly debated, but the latest plan means the suicide fences on Ithaca bridges will likely come down. Our Tamara Lindstrom has more on how soon that could happen and what could go up instead. Then come back here and refresh the page...

Community Issues

Girl Scouts seek help building fence at Oxford Township homeless shelter
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com -  - Jun 4, 2011
Warren County Girl Scout troop is raising money and seeking volunteers to build a fence behind the Family Promise of Warren County Inc. daytime homeless shelter...
Opponents of the Ambassador Bridge company pull down fence they say was put up illegally
WXYZ  - Jun 3, 2011
DETROIT (WXYZ) - About 30 members of the Friends of Riverside Park and the Detroit Parks Coalition took wire cutters to a fence put up by the company that runs the Ambassador Bridge as a move to reclaim what they feel belongs to the public...

The Famous and Their Fences

Tycoon Donald Trump fences off home of Aberdeenshire man - then sends him bill
Scottish Daily Record  - Jun 4, 2011
A NEIGHBOUR of Donald Trump's golf course was stunned when the tycoon put a fence around his house - then billed him for it. David Milne, 46, has been at loggerheads with the billionaire after refusing to sell up to him...

Fences and Weather

Two Norwell home fires blamed on electric dog fences
Milford Daily News  - Jun 3, 2011
NORWELL — So-called “invisible fences,” or underground electrical systems used to contain dogs, are being blamed for a pair of blazes that hit Norwell homes during a violent thunderstorm. ...
Pile of 45000 Tires Discovered After Fence Blows Down
Cleveland Scene Weekly  - Jun 3, 2011
There were some strong storms this spring, if you'll remember, and one of those storms tore down the fence, leaving the bequeathed mountain of rubber on full display...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Deer Fence Close to Being Finished But Still Needs Cash Donations for Completion
KPVI-TV  - May 31, 2011
Today, the project is nearly complete but organizers still need fifty-thousand dollars to complete the four-hundred and fifty thousand dollar deer fence that will run from the south end of Pocatello to the Inkom area. The corridor is notorious for ...
Moose activists say fencing needed to reduce number of accidents
Western Star  - May 31, 2011
CORNER?BROOK — Wherever he goes, Eugene Nippard hears a moose story. “It’s crazy, and something’s got to be done,” the founder and chair of the Save Our People Action Committee ...
Hedgehog numbers down as garden fences block paths
Telegraph.co.uk  - May 31, 2011
Hedgehog numbers have declined by a quarter in the past decade because garden fences and decking are stopping them moving around to feed, mate or nest. By Andy Bloxham Modern fences tend to be solidly constructed and come all the way to the soil...
Protective fence installed to keep wild pigs, goats out of remote Kauai wilderness
The Republic  - May 31, 2011
HONOLULU — The Nature Conservancy has spearheaded the installation of two fences that will keep pigs and goats out of remote parts of Kauai and protect the island's water supply....

Fences and Animals - Domestic

BUILDING FENCES
The Herald-Sun  - Jun 3, 2011
DURHAM -- Ghost, a gentle, friendly pitbull, took the first run in his new space Sunday after volunteers from Coalition to Unchain Dogs completed a fence on Homeland Avenue...
Market Niche We Never Knew We Had: WiFi Dog Fences
EBN  - Jun 3, 2011
Why shouldn't wireless connectivity extend to our pets? Although wireless dog fences have been around for more than a decade, WiFi fences are the latest thing in safe-pet technology...

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Stolen Fences

Exclusive: NYC Thieves With A Taste For Wrought Iron Fences
CBS New York  - May 31, 2011
Fences are supposed to help protect your home, but now they’re being targeted by crooks. CBS 2’s Emily Smith has the exclusive story on a new wave of crime involving some Brooklyn homeowners’ wrought iron fences. ...
Fence thieves leave team's promotions hopes in doubt
WalesOnline  - May 31, 2011
AN AWARD-WINNING football team’s dreams of promotion could be shattered because thieves have stolen the fence from around their pitch...

Fencing and Railroads

New fencing to guard Brockville CP rail line
Brockville Recorder and Times  - Jun 1, 2011
Almost 10 miles of safety fence being installed on the Canadian Pacific rail line in Brockville is part of a $300-million package of Via Rail upgrades for eastern Ontario....

The Art of Fences

Safety fencing 'art' cost Moreland Council $7000
Herald Sun  - Jun 6, 2011
A MAYOR has turned on his own council after it spent $7000 on public artwork made from orange plastic safety fencing. The artist said yesterday the aim of the art was to create confusion. But the mayor blasted his council officers for approving the ...
Shark-chicken and the good and bad of alley fence art: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology
Westword (blog)  - Jun 3, 2011
Privacy fencing provides yard artists a secure area in which to create and display yard art projects that might not otherwise be ready for a full front-yard showing. As the photograph above demonstrates, alley fencing ....

International

First permanent section of Sinai border fence completed
Jerusalem Post  - Jun 1, 2011
Defense Ministry vows that by end of the year fence will cover 100 kilometers of the approximately 240 kilometer porous border with Egypt. ..

Weird News

WNWDW: Fence climbing dog an online hit
NewsLite  - Jun 7, 2011
A video of a clever canine climbing between a post and a fence to get into a garden had become an online hit. (Nine MSN) (YouTube) ....

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