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Industry News

Barrette Outdoor Living Completes Acquisition of Satellite Manufacturing - May 2, 2011
Barrette Outdoor Living, a division of Barrette, Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of Satellite Manufacturing, a manufacturer of high-quality aluminum products including fencing and railing...
BD Loops Preformed Loops – Press Kit
Press Release  - May 3, 2011
BD Loops manufacturer of preformed direct burial and saw-cut inductance loops has just released an easy to use Press Kit for flyers, catalogs, press releases, and other marketing material....
3D outdoor project modeling and visualization tool
Construction and Maintenance News  - May 3, 2011
Building professionals can bring their next fence project to life with RealScape 3D, a new 3D outdoor project modeling and visualization tool offered by CertainTeed ...
Procter Fencing Systems to publish a guide on high security perimeter protection - Apr 27, 2011
Procter Fencing Systems published a free Guide to High-Security Perimeter Protection, which was launched at the Counter Terror Expo 2011 that took place at Olympia, London, from 19-20 April 2011...
DeerBusters Announces Spring Promotion- 10% off All Deer Fence Kits
PRWeb  - Apr 29, 2011
With the official spring season fast approaching, DeerBusters announced today their spring promotion to help keep deer from gardens, yards or any other type of land that needs protection. The spring promotion will offer 10% off their exclusive Deer Fence Kits...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Expands into Decking Substructures with Acquisition of Iron Deck®  - May 2, 2011
Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX), the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, today announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Iron Deck Corporation, a Denver-based manufacturer of steel deck framing systems ...
Boise Cascade Buys Idaho-based Laminated Beam and Decking Manufacturer
BuildingOnline  - Apr 26, 2011
Filler King Company is a producer of laminated beams and laminated decking. The details of the transaction were not disclosed. "The Filler King operation enjoys a rich product mix and offers a much broader range of products than Boise Cascade has ...
Life Cycle Assessment Shows Treated Wood Better for Environment  - Apr 26, 2011
A recent life cycle assessment of ACQ-treated wood completed by third-party engineering firm AquAeTer revealed results not surprising to the wood industry: across the board, pressure treated wood is friendlier to the environment that wood-plastic composite decking...

Fence Contractors in the News

Papa's Hot Sauce heats up fence company
The Daily News Journal  - May 1, 2011
Dan Wilson, known to the community as "Papa," has been slow-smoking pork and other meat for about 18 years. It was a hobby his fellow church members and family had grown to enjoy....
From humble beginnings to national recognition
Sun Herald  - Apr 30, 2011
When Meredith and Lloyd Anderson started their fencing company in 1982, it was something they just did part-time on the weekends. After nearly three decades of growth, Can’t Be Beat Fencing and Construction has been named a regional prime contractor of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration...
Chippenham fencing firm faces retrial
Wiltshire Gazette and Herald  - Apr 28, 2011
A Chippenham fencing company faces a retrial over charges its negligence led to the death of an employee while carrying out work in the M25. Father-of-one Christopher Lewis, 38, of Marshfield Road, Chippenham, died after a lorry struck his parked van ...
Action 9: Man Waits Months For Fence Repair
The Daily News Journal  - May 2, 2011
Flores hired the same company for repairs that he used to install the fence several years ago. He said he paid the company $400 up front for repairs, then the owner told him he would get to Flores’ fence after he finished several other jobs.....

Antique Fences

Kansas Barbed Wire Swap & Sell – 2011
The Fence Post - Apr 30, 2011
The 45th Annual Antique & Barbed Wire Swap & Sell is scheduled for May 5-7, 2011, in LaCrosse, Kan. The Kansas Barbed Wire collectors are inviting exhibitors...

Local Government Issues

Mansfield Planning Commission Settles Fight Over Fence - May 1, 2011
A three-year dispute over a fence is coming to an end. The fence sits on Mansfield city right-of-way along an alley on Allison Avenue, from U.S. 30 north to Longview Avenue...
Clinton Twp. board approves commercial solar site’s fencing and landscaping plan
Hunterdon County Democrat  - Apr 27, 2011
CLINTON TWP. — A fencing and landscaping plan to screen a solar array installation from neighboring residences earned unanimous approval from the Board of Adjustment....
Transportation Department is working harbor fencing
Honolulu Star-Advertiser  - Apr 27, 2011
The state Department of Transportation is scheduled to complete a perimeter fencing improvement project around Honolulu Harbor and Kalaeloa Harbor by mid-November....
Residents with Wildlife Fencing Could Find Themselves Violating City Law  - Apr 27, 2011
Some residents have changed orientation (of the fence) causing some neighbors to complain.” Other residents kept seasonal fencing, such as orange snow fencing, up all year, and Fenderbosch said she received complaints about garden fences. ...

Community Issues

Fences in north-side Fort Worth Latino neighborhoods are for decoration, theft deterrence
The Star-Telagram - May 1, 2011
FORT WORTH -- Solomon Carrizales, 91, was startled late at night when his daughter, who lives with him, screamed that someone was trying to steal his pickup...
Fence, supervising children may ease Palm Coast park's unruly woes
Daytona Beach News-Journal -  - Apr 28, 2011
PALM COAST -- Palm Coast will likely build a fence at Ralph Carter Park to address complaints by residents who say they are victims of vandalism, thefts and intimidation by marauding hooligan youths using the park....
Comcast helps finish fence at Senior Center
Culpeper Star Exponent  - Apr 19, 2011
She has likewise requested federal help in the augmentation of the fences now in place in an effort to stymie the flow of drugs and crime across a very porous southern border. As it stands today, there is a 646-mile fence that runs along the 2000-mile ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

The Call for Deer Fencing
GreenAnswers  - May 2, 2011
Many heavily populated Deer areas across the country are calling for more fencing. Not only to protect personal gardens, but to benefit natural wildlife too...
Toad busters build fence to keep pests out
The West Australian  - May 2, 2011
An iconic tourist spot in the East Kimberley is being fenced off to protect it from cane toads, which are pushing further west helped by a bumper wet season....
Cost of airport wildlife fence reaches $1.7 million
McCook Daily Gazette  - Apr 29, 2011
McCOOK, Nebraska -- The Federal Aviation Authority required wildlife fence at McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport will cost significantly more than initially estimated...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Law Authorizing Security Fence  - May 3, 2011
PHOENIX - Governor Jan Brewer signed into law Monday morning a bill authorizing the construction of a border fence between Arizona and Mexico. The bill, SB 1406, permits Arizona to work with other border states in constructing ....
Small-city cops face challenge of cracks in border fence
Brownsville Herald  - Apr 30, 2011
The border fence was built with gaps between its segments to grant ranchers access to their land and allow law enforcement personnel ins and outs to patrol the area. The cost of building one long wall without gaps was also a factor....


Stolen Fences

Fencing theft leaves school pupils at risk
Stoke & Staffordshire  - Apr 30, 2011
Ms Thompson, who has worked at the school for 22 years, said: "The fence runs adjacent to Birches Head Road. "Someone or some people have cut a section of the fencing with bolt cutters. "It's a middle section and it's made of mesh, but it must have ...

DIY - Consumers

Right fence type helps prevent garden damage from wildlife
Zanesville Times Recorder  - May 2, 2011
Many types of fencing help landowners keep unwanted guests out of their gardens. Location, species of wildlife and the size of garden are factors to consider when selecting the right type of fence. However, if you get too busy this spring to get your ...

Fences and Neighbors

Action Line: Neighbor replaces fence without consulting other neighbor
San Jose Mercury News  - Apr 26, 2011
While I was still staying at my old apartment, my backside neighbor replaced the old fence. She never consulted with me about sharing the cost nor showed me the estimate in advance. When I moved into the house, she just showed up with a bill of $3600 ...
Jim Porter: (Un)neighborly spite fence dispute
Sierra Sun  - Apr 28, 2011
Disputes with neighbors can be the worst kind. Whether it's a barking dog, a shared fence, a house sitting over the boundary line, or even a spite fence, each can be a continuing and personal aggravation. Vanderpol v. Starr is a case in point....
Ask the County Law Librarian - Fence Dispute & Alternatives to Court
The Sacramento Press  - Apr 28, 2011
Q. There is a boundary fence between me and my neighbor's side yard. It is leaning and I have propped it up for the last time. I have gotten two estimates from reputable fencing companies....

Pool Safety

Swimming pool fence rules to be changed
The Ashburton Guardian  - Apr 28, 2011
Building services manager Mark Fields said that there were cases where fencing a pool was simply not appropriate. This could be where a pool was accessed from a home or where a fence was not practical. That wouldn't mean a free-for-all when it came to ...

International Borders

Indo-Pak border fencing delayed
Times of India  - Apr 28, 2011
AHMEDABAD: The India-Pakistan international border fencing has been pending following delay in land acquisition and also because a certain portion of the fence passes through a wild ass sanctuary. The Central government, in the Rajya Sabha ...

Weird News

Man places fake 911 call to get out of traffic stop - Apr 26, 2011
A routine traffic stop ended with an arrest after a Florida man allegedly called 911 with a fake emergency to prevent an officer from discovering he'd been driving without a licence...

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