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We Have a New Poll!

We Have a New Fence Poll. 204 feet of 4 ft chain link with 4 gates in Athens Georgia. We have another one set to go for April on a Vinyl Job. Current Bids - Sample
AK - Wasilla............$3230
AL - Decatur..............$3236
AR - Rogers...............$3350
CA - So Cal............$3160
GA - McDonough ......$2095
FL - Naples..............$1568
IL - Central..............$2636
LA - Kenner..............$3350
MT - Great Falls...........$4133
TX - Houston.............$3855
TX - Sulpher Spgs........$2285
UT - SLC.................$3000
ON - Toronto............$3582

What's Your Bid?

Industry News

DoorKing Named One of Constant Contact’s All Stars!
Press Release  - Mar 17, 2011
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of vehicular gate operators and access control products, has received the 2010 All Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc. ...
Stock fence cost expected to rise
Farmers Guardian  - Mar 16, 2011
Steel price increases could drive stock fencing costs up by 15 per cent a manufacturer has warned. Tata Steel plans to increase the price of steel rod by between £125 and £150 per tonne from April 1, because of escalating costs of iron ore and coking ...
Electric vehicle barriers provide speed, reliability
Design World Network  - Mar 18, 2011
If you’ve seen a Hollywood spy/thriller film in the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly witnessed a few vehicle security barriers in action. These barriers quickly rise out of the ground in the event of an attack or security risk, protecting buildings, ...
Wadsworth Electric Fence Insulator
AG Weekly  - Mar 16, 2011
Wadsworth Mfg., St. Ignatius, MT, has developed a new Universal Electric Fence Insulator that works on any side roll wheel line, as well as wood and vinyl posts. It simply wraps around and locks to itself like a zip tie....

Decking Industry News

Press Release  - Mar 21, 2011
WINCHESTER, Va., March 21, 2011 – Just in time for warmer weather, the Trex Outdoor Living Road Show is again traveling the country to bring outdoor living innovation and inspiration to consumers...
Finnforest packages take-away balustrades
Builders Merchants Journal  - Mar 21, 2011
Timber product supplier Finnforest is promoting its Traditional, Tuscany and Clearview decking balustrade kits further with the introduction of mini display stands. .
AZEK Building Products Forms Distribution Partnership with Boise Cascade in California
BuildingOnline  - Mar 16, 2011
AZEK Building Products has announced a partnership with Boise Cascade branches in Lathrop, Northern California and Riverside, Southern California...

Fence Contractors in the News

Judge rules lawsuit against Powerball winner can go ahead
Rapid City Journal -  - Mar 16, 2011
BELLE FOURCHE -- A motion to dismiss a breach of contract lawsuit against a Vale rancher who won a 2009 Powerball jackpot was denied Tuesday by 4th Circuit Judge John Bastian...
DIY gas pipe alert
Worcester News  - Mar 16, 2011
Malcolm Thompson, of Himbleton Road, St John’s, believes a fencing contractor employed by a neighbour may have cut through a gas pipe running beneath the front drive of his home...

Stolen Fences

Police: Box Truck Drivers Stole $11000 in Aluminum From EPCAL Business  - Mar 22, 2011
After approximately $11000 of aluminum u-channel was allegedly stolen from Eastern Fence, a business at Enterprise Park at Calverton, Riverhead Police and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are asking for the ...

Local Government Issues

TxDOT: No 'turtle fence' on US 190
Beaumont Enterprise  - Mar 15, 2011
The Texas Department of Transportation won't build a wildlife barrier to keep turtles from crossing US 190 at BA Steinhagen Lake. The Houston Zoo and Texas Parks and Wildlife pushed for the wildlife barrier to stop what they said were ...
Debate Continues On Fence Code
Philadelphia Inquirer  - Mar 15, 2011
Robert Frost began one of his poems with the line "Something there is that doesn't love a wall."...
Belleview commission rejects fencing exemptions
Ocala  - Mar 16, 2011
BELLEVIEW — An ordinance that would have allowed fencing exemptions for agricultural property in the city was turned down by the Belleview City Commission earlier this week. The measure was rejected in a 3-1 vote...
Franklin Lakes pool-fencing law advances  - Mar 18, 2011
FRANKLIN Lakes - Despite some reservations, the Borough Council introduced an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday, March 15, requiring fencing around all swimming pools...

Schools and Fences

Protective fencing final hurdle before school reopens  - Mar 16, 2011
Pupils will return to Redcliffs School next week after a protective fence is erected. Last month's quake triggered major rockfalls from the cliffs behind the school...

Community Issues

Eastport fence owner appeals to NAACP
Washington City Paper (blog) -  - Mar 17, 2011
The woman who claims racism is motivating opposition to the solid vinyl 8-foot-tall fence she installed in Eastport has asked the NAACP to help her win city zoning approval for redevelopment of the property...
Fences installed in Stanney Grange in bid to keep yobs away from flats
Ellesmere Port Pioneer  - Mar 16, 2011
FENCES to stop youths spilling on to lawns in front of flats are sprouting up in Stanney Grange. The £107000 project to erect fencing around 50 blocks of flats is well under way. The work was highlighted as a priority by residents through Cheshire West ...
Do Fence Me In: Capitol Hill’s Potomac Gardens isn’t as dangerous as it was, but its gates remain
Washington City Paper (blog) -  - Mar 17, 2011
It is by now a familiar pattern in gentrifying District neighborhoods: A brutal, unprovoked attack prompts neighborhood outrage and an examination of what might have caused the violence...


USA Mexico Border Fence

New border technology slow to be deployed
Philadelphia Inquirer  - Mar 15, 2011
AP WASHINGTON - Technology set to replace an abandoned virtual fence plan at the Mexican border will take at least another decade before it is fully in place. Richard Stana, director of homeland security and justice issues for the Government ...
UA students put up mock border fence
KVOA Tucson News  - Mar 21, 2011
TUCSON - On Monday, UA students can expect to see a mock border fence for ten days on the UA mall. It's a fence that stretches nearly four football fields. UA student organizers say this symbolic mock border fence is intended to cut off the freedom of...
Negative effects of border fence studied
Brownsville Herald  - Mar 21, 2011
The US-Mexico federal border fence negatively affects minorities disproportionately, a study recently published by local university professors found. The environmental effects of the fence on the people of ...

Fencing and Railroads

Row over Wymondley Network Rail fencing
Comet 24  - Mar 21, 2011
Trees and foliage have been removed from the side of St Mary’s Church Road to make space for the green metal spiked fencing that is being place there. ...

Fences and History

The long history of log fences
North Country Public Radio  - Mar 16, 2011
Take a drive on rural roads hereabouts, and sooner or later the view will include an old rail fence. They run through woods and fields in a variety of patterns - reflecting a time when necessity demanded building with what was at hand ...

Fences and Volunteers

Fences Mean Freedom for Kids with Autism
WSET  - Mar 21, 2011
Lynchburg, VA - Two organizations--LACIL and Charlie's Place are asking for supplies and donations to build fences for children with Autism. ...

Fences and Weather

Disaster grant woes force graziers to fix own fences
ABC Online  - Mar 17, 2011
Mayor Ben Callcott says about 60 per cent of fence damage has been repaired, but graziers have done the work themselves. Councillor Callcott says he does not know of a single grazier who has claimed funding. "Had a grazier, for instance, had access to ...

International Border Fences

Greece continues its plans to erect a fence along its border with Turkey Business News  - Mar 21, 2011
Greece's government has not given up on its plans to erect a fence along the country's border with Turkey in order to counter the influx of illegal immigrants, Christos Papoutsis, the Greek Minister for Citizen Protection said ...
Bangla border fence deadline extended
Assam Tribune  - Mar 21, 2011
NEW DELHI, March 16 – The schedule date for completion of the ongoing fencing and flood lighting projects along Indo-Bangladesh border has been revised to March 2012. The Ministry of Home Affairs has cited various constraints at the field level in ...


Weird News

Bank robber hands teller his ID - Mar 20, 2011
A bank robber was thwarted by a brave teller in Texas. After the would-be thief demanded cash, the teller responded that she could only hand over the dough if he produced identification...

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