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Industry News

Two fencing manufacturers merge
Home Channel News  - May 4, 2011
Barrette Outdoor Living, a wood and vinyl fencing company based in Cleveland, has announced the acquisition of Satellite Manufacturing, a maker of aluminum products, including fencing and railing...
Announcing Saf-T-Fence™ Machine Perimeter Guarding
Robotics Online (press release)  - May 6, 2011
Folding Guard announces the availability of their new and improved Saf-T-Fence Machine Perimeter Guarding modular systems. A standard system consists of posts, panels, doors and hardware ...

Decking Industry News

Eco-friendly decking companies are expanding their offerings; materials now come in more colors  - May 6, 2011
A number of companies are manufacturing the earth-friendly decking materials, which are touted as being easier to maintain than regular wood and having a longer lifespan. The products can be found at big-box stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s, as well as through local independent retailers and contractors. ..
Parksite to Distribute CAMO Hidden Deck Fasteners
American Banking News (press release)  - May 6, 2011
Parksite is pleased to announce that it is now distributing CAMO Hidden Deck Fasteners. The CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System is the first hidden fastening system to easily and affordably attach deck boards to the substructure...

Fence Contractors in the News

Portland co. helps little league team play again
KGWNews  - May 7, 2011
PORTLAND -- A Portland business has donated money to help a little league team play again after most of its equipment was stolen...
Electric Gate Los Angeles specialists are carving their niche in the market with dedicated service
Online PR News  - May 5, 2011
Los Angeles, Elite Electric Gates are specialists in the installation of electric gates also known as auto gate, electrical gate, electronic gate, automatic gates or motorized gates...
Cottam's Fencing and Contracting Celebrates a 25 Year, Family Run Business, a New Website and a Spring Offer
MarketWire  - May 6, 2011
Steve Cottam of Cottam's Fencing and Contracting is excited to announce the launch of his new website. Better late than never, ...
City fined $18,000 for damage to pa sites
New Zealand Herald  - May 6, 2011
Parts of Mt Wellington, Mt Roskill and Mt Taylor were damaged last year by fencing workers using tractors or graders to level areas to make it easier to put new fences in...

Local Government Issues

Federal standards double price of deer fence
McCook Daily Gazette  - May 3, 2011
McCOOK, Nebraska -- The cost of a wildlife fence around McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport nearly doubled because it needed to meet Federal Aviation Administration requirements, the city manager said Monday night. While a local engineer proposed an ...
Oakdale fence for aesthetics, crowd control  - May 6, 2011
A new $21265 fence just completed at Oakdale Park was designed to make the north side of the park more attractive and for crowd control when the park is closed, said Bob Ash, Salina parks superintendent. Also in the plans are landscaping the north side ...
BC Hydro to build $500000 fence on diversion  - May 6, 2011
"The eight-foot wooden post and wire fence should address both public safety risk and prevent wildlife incidents. The fence can direct elk across the existing four bridges. Some sections of the canal will require chain link fencing, where danger to the ...
Neosho offers couple $2,500 to install fence
Neosho Daily News  - May 4, 2011
Neosho, Mo. — Neosho will give a local couple $2,500 to build a fence and settle an old dispute. On Tuesday, the city council agreed to pay Jack and Wanda Morgan the above lump sum to erect a wrought iron fence beside their home at 998 Burr Crossing Road. ...

Community Issues

Dog owners appeal Selectmen's ruling to require fencing
The Daily Northborough  - May 4, 2011
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – The owners of three dogs, who the Board of Selectmen ordered last month to add fencing to the yard to contain their pets, are appealing the ruling.. ...
Residents push for tougher fence around Ralph Carter Park
Daytona Beach News-Journal  - May 4, 2011
PALM COAST -- The city will check the cost for a tougher fence as it seeks to help residents who say they are being terrorized by hooligans headed to Ralph Carter Park. ...
The Wall: Only Pretty Fences Allowed
Addis Fortune  - May 9, 2011
For the beautification of the capital, the city administration has issued a decree to standardise the fences put up around construction sites. It is taking the appearance of Addis Abeba so seriously that it prefers for a site to remain unfenced instead of not adhering to the standards ...

Fences and Weather

Texas wildfire agricultural losses estimated at $20.4 million
Southwest Farm Press  - May 3, 2011
Approximately 1200 miles of fence have been estimated destroyed, and a recent AgriLife Extension report indicates four- to six-wire fences with steel posts cost an average $10000 per mile to build. Fencing can be more expensive depending on the ...

Schools and Fences

Students Say New Fence Makes Them Feel Imprisoned
KERO-TV 23  - May 4, 2011
It has added buildings, new paint and now a new fence. "The purpose of the fence is to keep the campus secure and safe. We're essentially catching up with all the school sites in the KHSD who already have fences," said East High principal Lee Vasquezt....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Ariz. seeks online donations to build border fence
USA Today  - May 5, 2011
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers want more fence along the border with Mexico — whether the federal government thinks it's necessary or not....
Border Fence Too Big of a Roadblock for Human Smuggling Suspects
KRGV  - May 6, 2011
When you think of a border fence, you may think of something like the one in Progreso. It has tall beams shooting high into the air. In Penitas, it's different. They're much shorter. The real border part of the fence can't be seen until you're right on ..

Fencing and Airports

ICAO audit: FAAN completes Abuja perimeter fence
The Nation Newspaper  - May 8, 2011
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has completed the perimeter fencing of the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport, Abuja, the Minister of Aviation, Mrs Fidelia Njeze, has disclosed...


AG Fencing

Move to tackle 'eyesore' farm fencing in Welsh uplands
Daily Post North Wales  - May 5, 2011
He called for a moratorium on all fencing above 600 metres. “A walk in the hills, more often than not, is a trudge from stile to stile along a fence-line,” he wrote. The Open Spaces Society, which campaigns for improved uplands access, has echoed these ..
How to build a fence
Weekly Times Now  - May 5, 2011
DONE properly, fencing is one of the farm's most valuable assets. I believe regular fence building and maintenance is an excellent investment in time and money...

Pool Safety

Pool fence winner thankful for extra pool safety help
KVOA Tucson News  - May 6, 2011
TUCSON- An east side family that lost a pet in their swimming pool is the first winner of a free pool fence! The News4 Lifesaver program has teamed up with Pool Guard of Tucson to give away one free fence per month and Carmela Piazza-Dixon sent in the ...

Weird News

Cops: Man used alligator to attract women - May 9, 2011
Police in Illinois have seized an alligator from a man who was keeping the animal as a pet to attract women...

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