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Industry News

Linear LLC - New Ethernet Connectivity ModuleFor Telephone Access Controllers
Press Release  - May 23, 2011
Linear LLC, the leading supplier of electronic products for a host of residential and commercial applications, introduces the AM-SEK Serial to Ethernet kit, providing Ethernet TCP/IP connectivity for the AM3Plus door/gate access controller,...
Security barriers meet standards
UPI.com  - May 19, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 19 (UPI) -- A US-made mobile automotive net barrier that can stop heavy, fast moving vehicles has passed certification testing, a company says. Smith &Wesson Security Solutions, said its Expeditionary Mobile Barrier meets the ...
New Above Ground Electric Fence Kit from Woodstream Ideal for Dogs
PRNewswire  - May 19, 2011
Woodstream Corporation, a global manufacturer of animal control products including FiShock and Zareba brand of electronic containment systems that provide safe, economical alternatives to barbed wire fencing....
Acoustifence-Landscape(tm) Attachments Add a Fresh Look to Sound Blocking Fence
PR Leap (press release)  - May 19, 2011
Picture the peaceful scenic backdrop of an ivy covered English garden wall, or a hedge of morning glories; a field of sunflowers and blue skies, or a beautiful thicket with impatiens below....
Signature Fencing & Flooring Systems Receives Presidential “E” Award for Exports
PRWEB  - May 19, 2011
The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.....

Decking Industry News

Trex Launches "Island Getaway" Facebook Contest
PRWEB  - May 18, 2011
Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, will award one lucky winner an all expenses paid getaway to the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. ....
Alu Design & Services launches innovative new deck rails
The Maritime Executive (press release) -  - May 23, 2011
Alu Design & Services AS, the leading supplier of pilot chairs and deck rails to the marine, navy, offshore and commercial industries, has launched a new range of low profile deck rails....

Fence Contractors in the News

Enterprise Zone: Anchor Group
Dallas Business Journal  - May 20, 2011
Dallas-based perimeter security installation company Anchor Group has worked with government agencies, schools, data centers and airports....
Building fences
San Diego Union Tribune  - May 20, 2011
Putting up a fence on your property might be done for a wide variety of reasons. For some, it is for safety and aesthetics, while for others it is to create a sense of privacy and seclusion around the home....
Building More Than Fences
Examiner.com  - May 19, 2011
Fences for Orphans is a charity organization run primarily by volunteers that designs, installs and replaces fences, then donates 80 percent of their profits to build orphanages....
No sitting on fence — company replaces it
Orlando Sentinel  - May 18, 2011
I purchased a wood-grain vinyl fence last summer at Lowe's. I paid about $4,500 for the fencing including cement. The installation was completed in September by a private contractor I hired for $1,500. Within four months the fence started to fade....

Local Government Issues

Building Barriers? Some see Western Avenue barricade as unneighborly
Daily Breeze  - May 22, 2011
Now rising upon the Western Avenue median for more than a half mile between 190th and Carson streets is a 4- to 5-foot-high wrought-iron fence funded by county taxpayers at a cost of about $890,000...
Members who opposed fence said law requires them to approve it
Annapolis Capital  - May 19, 2011
While some members expressed regret at being bound by law, the Annapolis Board of Appeals last night voted 3-1 to uphold a controversial 8-foot-tall solid vinyl fence in Eastport....
Residents, developer irked by conflicting fence rules
Columbus Local News  - May 19, 2011
Spring is the season when most pool builders and fence contractors have full schedules and make their profits. Liberty Township is cashing in, too, on those looking to get ready for summer by installing swimming pools....

Community Issues

Park gate backflip after public outcry
Hills and Valley Messenger  - May 24, 2011
COMMUNITY backlash over a new fence at Belair National Park has forced the park authorities to bow to public pressure and install a gate for pedestrian access....
Hazardous Saltney fence to be replaced
Flintshire Chronicle  - May 19, 2011
A DANGEROUS fence in a Saltney residential area is to be replaced over health and safety fears. The section of fencing in Ashleigh Close is badly damaged and, according to residents, the area has been a hotspot for anti-social behaviour...
Bra fence give Sumner a lift
The Press  - May 19, 2011
WELL SUPPORTED: A "bra fence" set up along containers lining Sumner streets shows community spirit is still "alive and kicking", says Marnie Kent of the residents' association. Sumner locals have shown they have not lost their sense of humour by ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Moose fence fight continues
Times and Transcript  - May 19, 2011
FREDERICTON - Crews will soon be busy mending moose fences thanks to the actions of a concerned woman who pressed the province for months to fix holes along a busy stretch of road ...
(Neb.)-Fencing Replaced At Fort Robinson
KCSR  - May 19, 2011
Fences designed to facilitate big game movement call for the bottom wire to be smooth and approximately 16 inches above the ground, while the top wire can be barbed but no higher than approximately 42 inches according to Greg Schenbeck, Nebraska Game ...
Wildlife fence project at airport contracted
Vernal Express  - May 19, 2011
A contractor from Murray won the bid for the Vernal Regional Airport wildlife fence project at the Uintah County Commissioner's May 2 meeting. The 11-foot-tall nearly four linear-mile-long fence is being built by the airport because the Federal ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Arizona plans fence to stop immigration from Mexico - if Americans will pay for it
Christian Science Monitor  - May 20, 2011
A new Arizona law green-lights a fence to stop illegal immigration across the state's southern border. But with state coffers empty, lawmakers are hoping that Americans will donate their own money and supplies to the fence's construction....
Arizona approves plan to use donated funds to expand border fence
San Diego Union Tribune  - May 20, 2011
Arizona lawmakers approved a plan to build more fencing along the border but it will only happen if Americans send money for the effort and inmates build it. The legislation was sponsored by Republican Sen. Steve Smith. .......

Fences and Volunteers

Volunteers join BLM in creating wildlife-friendly fencing in Big Horn Basin
Casper Star-Tribune Online  - May 19, 2011
CODY — Strand by strand, the Bureau of Land Management and a team of volunteers representing various wildlife groups are working to improve fencing throughout the Big Horn Basin.....
Cottonwood Canyon fence pull helps get John Day River park ready for 2013 opening
The Oregonian  - May 19, 2011
Remove a strand of barbed wire and the gratification comes instantly. "That's what I enjoy the most," says Latham Flanagan of Eugene, who joined a volunteer service project last weekend to take out fence on land that will become Cottonwood Canyon State Park.....

Stolen/Vandalized Fences

Frenchman arrested for stealing barbed wire from Auschwitz
Herald Sun  - May 20, 2011
A FRENCHMAN was arrested yesterday for stealing two pieces of barbed wire from the Nazi German-era death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in southern Poland, officials said. The man, in his fifties, was detained after a scanner detected the wire in his hand...
Pair accused of stealing chain link fence
NBC2 News  - May 18, 2011
A man and woman were arrested after they allegedly stole a chain link fence from private property, according to Lee County Sheriff's Office reports. An employee of Ted's Sheds on Laredo Avenue in Fort Myers contacted deputies after one of his employees ....
Video helps police catch fence vandals
ksl.com -  - May 18, 2011
Police arrested four Brighton High School students for purposely jumping through a vinyl fence in Cottonwood Heights...

General_Wire

Weird News

Escaped tiger turns out to be toy
Canoe.ca - May 22, 2011
Zoo workers prepared tranquiler darts and a thermal imaging helicopter was dispatched amid reports of a white tiger on the loose near an England golf course...

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