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We Have a New Fence Poll. 204 feet of 4 ft chain link with 4 gates in Athens Georgia. Current Bids
AL - Decatur..............$3236
AR - Rogers...............$3350
CT - Meridan.............$4656
GA - Athens .............$2175
GA - McDonough ......$2095
IL - Central..............$2,636
MA - Boston ..............$5564
MN - Minneaplois ......$3458
NY - Depew...............$4754
NY - New York.............$4365
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ON - Toronto............$3582

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Industry News

Zareba Launches First Online Electronic Fence Planner Using GPS Technology
PR Newswire (press release) -  - Mar 4, 2011
This new planner makes configuring a fence quick, easy and more convenient. The new tool also allows the user to view various fencing scenarios before settling on the one that is right for their application, facilitating easier installation and a more ...
International Garage Door Expo June 1-4, 2011 in Indianapolis, IN
BuildingOnline  - Mar 1, 2011
The International Door Association will hold its Expo 2011 June 1-4, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This show is not just about garage doors either: it includes fire doors, commercial doors, gate operators, security systems and much more ...
Linear/IEI Introduces Two New Low-Voltage 24W Plug-In-Power Supplies
Press Release  - Mar 1, 2011
Carlsbad, Calif., (March 1, 2011) – With many security/access control peripheral devices requiring fully-regulated output voltage for proper operation, Linear LLC introduces two new 24W Plug-in-Power (PIP) supplies to help run them....
HySecurity - Gate Installers Offered $6,000 in Smart DC Perk
Press Release  - Feb 22, 2011
HySecurity, manufacturer of ultra reliable gate operators, announces the Smart DC Perks loyalty rewards program. For one year, every gate operator installer has the opportunity to earn up to $6,000 in free Smart DC perks....
Press Release  - Feb 25, 2011
Malco Products now offers a full line of circular saw blades specialized for vinyl-cutting applications. A versatile 7-1/4-inch (184 mm) blade is ideal for portable circular saws...
Survey Shows Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2011
Businesswire  - Mar 2, 2011
Homeowners want function, efficiency and fire pits in their outdoor space, according to the 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Residential Trends Survey...

Decking Industry News

Trex reports record 4Q sales
Northern Virginia Daily  - Mar 1, 2011
WINCHESTER -- Composite decking and railing manufacturer Trex reported record fourth-quarter sales Monday, largely on the strength of its new ultra-low-maintenance Transcend line...
Fiberon® Horizon® Decking and Outdoor Flooring Enriched With New Multi-Chromatic Colors
PR NewsWire  - Mar 1, 2011
Four Inspired Colors Round Out Suite of High-Performance Decking Products -- Fiberon® is enhancing its breadth of high-performance alternative decking products with new multi-chromatic colors, ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Durable goods
Altoona Mirror  - Mar 5, 2011
Suter Fencing is the old fencing company in central Pennsylvania. Suter Fencing is a survivor. J. Richard "Dick" Suter founded Suter Fencing in 1965 ...
Tool and die maker has designs on fence business
The Record  - Mar 4, 2011
Pozeg started his fence design business on a part-time basis while he still worked at Bes. With pen and paper in hand, he visited local hardware stores to get ideas about how he could improve fencing that for decades looked basically the same, ...

Local Government Issues

City would allow electric fences in industrial zones
Albany Democrat Herald - Mar 7, 2011
Albany would allow 10-foot-tall electric security fences in industrial zones under a proposal coming up before the city council Wednesday...
Changes Proposed To City Fence Regulations
Webster Kirkwood Times  - Mar 4, 2011
The subject was fences at the Webster Groves City Council meeting Tuesday....
Fences law finally passes in Sebring
News-Sun  - Mar 6, 2011
The new law dicatates that all types of fence and wall are allowed between the front lot line and the front plane of a house, provided they are only 4 feet high. Between a 25-foot set back from the ...
Corn rows could replace snow fences to prevent drifting near highways
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune  - Mar 6, 2011
The ubiquitous bright orange snow fences lining highways from November to April may give way to rows of corn planted to prevent the treacherous drifting common along roadways every winter....
Township may discard fence setback requirement
Reading Eagle  - Mar 3, 2011
Upper Tulpehocken Township resident Lori Magrowski's goal was to get next-door neighbor William Lesher to comply with the township's zoning ordinance...

Fence Disputes

Fence fight in Frisco: Homeowner vs. HOA
WFAA  - Mar 2, 2011
The Lone Star Ranch HOA requires fences to be set back at least 10 feet from the front of houses. A fence next to Smith's front garage is legal. But the fence on the other side is flush with the house. The HOA demanded she move that fence back 10 feet...
Dispute Over Creek-Spanning Fence Goes Before a Judge
Poway Patch  - Mar 4, 2011
The lengthy legal battle between two Poway residents and the city over a chain-link fence made its way to San Diego Superior Court on Friday...
Court says fence law complaint should be heard
Devil's Lake Daily Journal - Mar 4, 2011
By AP FARGO, ND (AP) — A lawsuit by a Blanchard horse rancher who challenged North Dakota's century-old fence law has been revived by an appeals court. A federal judge threw out the complaint by La Verne Koenig, who was convicted by a jury of allowing ...


Community Issues

£56,000 vandal-proof fence is vandalised
Middletown Press and Journal  - Mar 3, 2011
A £56,000 vandal-proof security fence intended to stop anti-social behaviour on the East Lancashire Railway has been vandalised...
A fence to save Civil War graves save Civil War graves
Middletown Press and Journal  - Mar 1, 2011
With a massive housing project - about 1700 homes and apartments - slated to be built on a neighboring farm, the old Lytle Farm, a band of volunteers whose distant relatives are buried there have hoped to erect a fence around East Middletown Cemetery ...
Homeless advocates: Church fence won't stop a lawsuit
Merced Sun-Star  - Mar 5, 2011
Cole Porter summed up what the homeless people who were camping at Sierra Presbyterian Church in Merced were saying Friday morning: Don't fence me in. A six-foot chain-link fence was being put up around the church, where eight to 10 homeless people are staying...
Anti-social area to be fenced off
BBC  - Mar 5, 2011
Derry City Council is to partially fence off playing fields in the city to prevent fighting and anti-social behaviour. Planning permission has yet to be granted for the fence at Lisnagelvin playing fields in the Waterside. The council has also agreed ...

Fences and Volunteers

Fencing helpers
ABC Local  - Mar 4, 2011
A dozen young students from the not-for-profit Backtrack organisation have volunteered their muscle power to help out graziers in the Mingoola area, near Tenterfield, in north-west New South Wales...
Volunteers needed to erect wildlife fencing on Wayland town line
Wayland Town Crier  - Mar 5, 2011
Volunteers are needed to help erect wildlife fencing on both sides of Route 27 at the Wayland-Sudbury town line. We hope to drastically decrease turtle and other wildlife road kill with this project organized by the environmental science classes and the Environmental Club of Wayland High School...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence in Nogales getting a makeover
KVOA Tucson News  - Mar 2, 2011
NOGALES - In Downtown Nogales, near the Deconcini Port of Entry US Customs and Border Protection say an 18 foot bollard fence will replace the existing fence made of corrugated metal sheets. "If a certain section of the fence is going to be replaced we ....

Schools and Fences

Tearing down the Saugus High School fence
Wicked Local - Saugus  - Mar 3, 2011
The rickety wooden fence dividing Saugus High School from Route 1 is gone forever — replaced by a composite barrier that locals are calling a marked improvement in terms of aesthetics and safety. ....

Fencing and Railroads

Residents fume at fence plans
Clacton and Frinton Gazette  - Mar 5, 2011
RESIDENTS are furious that new fences along a railway line will spoil their scenic views. Network Rail have informed people living alongside the train track running from Thorpe ...

Fencing and Airports

Aviation Experts Warn: U.S. Airport Security gaps alarming  - Mar 3, 2011
Last November's security breach at Charlotte/Douglas Airport in which a teenager bypassed airport security to board an aircraft and later fell to his death raised questions about gaps in airport security plans....
City must still build wildlife fence around airport
McCook Daily Gazette  - Mar 4, 2011
McCOOK, Nebraska -- With the possibility of losing essential air service at the McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport in October, city staff unsuccessfully explored the possibility of avoiding the expense of the new wildlife fence it was directed to ...
Perimeter fence security concern at JFK Airport  - Mar 2, 2011
NEW YORK (WABC) -- A Port Authority source concerned about security gave Eyewitness News the photographs showing the perimeter fence at JFK Airport in complete disrepair ....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Kenya: Sh150 Million Fence for Kitui Reserve  - Mar 3, 2011
The Kenya Wildlife Service plans to erect an electric fence worth Sh150 million around the South Kitui Game Reserve. KWS warden in charge of the park Joseph Kavi said the plan is meant to create more space for wildlife because the reserve is a ...


DIY - Consumers

Yardsmart: Take visual control with a screen fence
Evansville Courier & Press  - Mar 1, 2011
You may think landscape design is just about making an attractive garden. Truth is, design is a process of solving problems in a way that is visually appealing...
Garden furniture news: Choosing the right fencing
Garden XL - Mar 8, 2011
Fencing in an outdoor space is a great way to keep garden furniture secure, with one expert giving some pointers on what items to look for...
Is your deck in need of TLC? Here are some solutions to common deck problems  - Mar 2, 2011
Your deck takes a lot of abuse from the elements. Rain, snow and the sun can work together to destroy your outside living space if left unchecked. It is extremely important to address wood decking problems as soon as they are observed...

Weird News

Woman goes 'ballistic' over lack of cupcakes - Mar 3, 2011
A woman in South Wales ravaged a bakery upon learning they were out of her favourite cupcakes, according to British media reports....

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