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Industry News

Malco Distance Measurements On Outdoor Terrain
Press Release  - Feb 25, 2011
For accurate measurements in most outdoor conditions, you can rely on a new 19-Inch Distance Measuring Wheel from Malco Products. Applications include; fencing, paving, landscaping, grounds maintenance, irrigation, surveying, estimating, and more. The accurate gear driven 5-digit counter reads to 10,000 feet...
BD Loops Preformed Loops – Web Development Kit gets updated!
Press Release  - Feb 25, 2011
BD Loops manufacturer of preformed direct burial and saw-cut inductance loops has updated its easy to use Web Development Kit....
Security Grade Chain Link Fence Proves Most Effective in Deterring and Delaying Intruders
PR.com  - Mar 1, 2011
to The Tested and Proven Performance of Security Grade Chain Link Fence Systems (2010), published by the Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute (CLFMI
Report from CLFMI The Tested and Proven Performance* of Security Grade Chain Link Fencing Systems ...

HySecurity Premieres New Trade Show Booth & Shows StrongArm M30
Press Release  - Feb 22, 2011
HySecurity showed off new trade show booth at AFA FENCETECH 11. “This was a case of less is more,” says HySecurity’s VP of Marketing Richard Woltjer. “It’s wide open. There’s a lot less to this booth than the booth it replaced. ...
Gallagher Integrates Cardax Ft With D10 Tautwire & D21 Disturbance Sensors
Press Release  - Feb 22, 2011
Gallagher’s integration of new perimeter intrusion detection sensors extends the capability of Cardax FT in managing and monitoring perimeter security ...

Decking Industry News

Alternative Decking Manufacturers Add Coordinated Accessories
BPD-Building Products Digest  - Feb 28, 2011
Determined to find additional uses for their patented technologies, alternative decking manufacturers are expanding their offerings to include other outdoor products that can complement their decks...
Trex Shares Surge on Surprise Profit
TheStreet.com - Feb 28, 2011
"Sales broke our fourth quarter record as both distributors and dealers responded enthusiastically to our products, sales programs and pricing strategy," said Ronald Kaplan, the company's chairman and CEO, in a statement...
Boston Cedar Announces a Partnership with Railing Dynamics, Inc.
PR.com  - Feb 25, 2011
Boston Cedar is pleased to announce that it has entered an agreement with Railing Dynamics, Inc to distribute the complete RDI product line, including all Endurance® and Titan Pro® Railing lines to its’ broad base of quality independent LBM dealers...

Local Government Issues

New owner seeks 8-foot wood fence
Highlands Today  - Feb 25, 2011
The much rehashed fence ordinance, which was tabled to the March 1 meeting, proposes among other things, to limit fence and wall heights to a maximum of six feet in some cases, unless it is in a front yard or it abuts a commercial property in the rear. ...
Discovery wins approval to add extra fence to downtown Silver Spring playground
The Gazette  - Feb 23, 2011
In exchange for removing about 1,400 square feet of public space in the Discovery Garden in downtown Silver Spring, Discovery Communications will add artistic elements and flowering vines to beautify a new interior fence ...
Topeka Council Approves Zoo Projects
WIBW  - Feb 22, 2011
$250000 of the amount will go toward constructing a new perimeter fence. That will address security concerns following a bob-cat being let out of its cage by an intruder, and thefts. Council members also approved funds for an on-site autopsy center for ...

Community Issues

Bean-ball fence is back and Spray Bay is among recreation requests
Ridgefield Press  - Feb 26, 2011
Safety and facility improvements, vehicle replacements and a water park to bring in new revenue are the main proposals in the Parks and Recreation Department’s $338,000 capital requests for the 2012 fiscal year....
Several fence fires under investigation
Ridgefield Press  - Feb 26, 2011
Lubbock fire officials on Tuesday were investigating several recent fence fires in the Stubbs neighborhood. Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Loveless said three fires were set on backyard fences...
Aurora Bridge suicide fence becomes memorial for jumpers
MyNorthwest.com  - Feb 22, 2011
Hundreds of people have used the Aurora Bridge to end their lives. Their names are forgotten. Their impacts on this world reduced to a traffic backup and a nightmare for the businesses below where they landed...
New Safety Fencing Introduced To TT Course For 2011
3FM  - Feb 22, 2011
The Economic Development's Motorsports Team has confirmed more Reticel fencing has been purchased for this year. £60000 has been set aside for the safety improvements. The fencing will be re-used year on year meaning that upto 2000 straw bales that are ...

Schools and Fences

When A Fence Becomes A Bridge
Saugus Advertiser (blog) -  - Feb 26, 2011
Residents and officials who have gone by the construction of the new fence alongside Saugus High School pretty much share the same comment saying, “it looks better than I thought it would"...
Construction of NHS memorial fence begins
Neosho Daily News -  - Feb 22, 2011
Neosho, Mo. — A new fence at Neosho High School will memorialize former students and keep current students safe. “It funnels students to the crosswalks instead of all up and down the street,” ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Electrified pads are meant to keep animals off road and help guide them to safer crossings
SanLuisObispo.com  - Feb 27, 2011
Caltrans is implementing an innovative way to reduce the number of wild animals killed by cars at the top of the Cuesta Grade. The agency has installed electrified pads on four roads near Tassajara Creek that deter large animals from entering the Highway 101 corridor...
Electrified, flagged fencing installed to deter wolves
EastOregonian.com  - Mar 1, 2011
ENTERPRISE — As the conditions in which we live constantly change, so must our vocabulary. Fladry, a non-lethal wolf-deterring fence, is quickly becoming a common part of the Wallowa County rancher’s lexicon....
Pest proof fence at Kaena Point almost finished
Hawaii News Now  - Feb 24, 2011
Workers are just about finished erecting a quarter million dollar pest proof fence. It will seal off 59 acres of coastal land at the Western most tip of Oahu. The fence mesh is so fine even small rodents cannot get through...
Waterhole fences may halt cane toad invasion
The Age  - Feb 26, 2011
DENYING cane toads access to man-made water sources could reduce the potential area toads colonise in Australia by almost 1 million square kilometres.....
Township supports turtle fence plan
Shore News Today  - Feb 23, 2011
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE -- Middle Township Committee members have approved a resolution supporting terrapin barrier fencing along North Wildwood Boulevard....

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Fences and Neighbors

SC neighbors fence in house with Confederate flag
Myrtle Beach Sun News  - Feb 26, 2011
AP SUMMERVILLE, SC -- The neighbors of a white Summerville woman who moved into a historically black neighborhood and began flying a Confederate flag have built at least one large fence along the side of the house. The Post and Courier reported that ....

Pool Safety

Committee votes against pool fence bylaw
Trentonian  - Feb 22, 2011
It looks as though it will still be up to homeowners to decide if they want fences installed around their swimming pools. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Texas landowners stuck on wrong side of border fence
Los Angeles Times  - Feb 27, 2011
In and around Brownsville, Rio Grande farm and pastureland — even some homes — end up on the 'Mexican' side of the Homeland Security Department's border barrier....
Officials worry border fence expansion will be harmful to El Paso
El Paso Times - Feb 23, 2011
Local officials worry that a fence project proposed by Customs and Border Protection near UTEP may leave a flood-control structure isolated, inaccessible and an easy target for vandalism....

Weird News

'Pub Guy' hits 2,500 bar milestone
Canoe.ca - Feb 25, 2011
Canada's "Pub Guy" Bill Perrie has a dream job that allows him to travel around the country in search of bars to drink his favourite brew....

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