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Industry News

Digger Specialties Introduces Magena Star Lighting Systems -- Light Up Your Profits With Magena Star
Press Release  - Nov 10, 2011
Magena Star Lighting Systems from Digger Specialties, Inc. These beautiful post cap lights are standard in Solar and Low Voltage Lights...
Nasatka Security's All Electric Vehicle Barrier Exceeds Cycle Testing Expectations
PR Newswire  - Nov 10, 2011
David Natelson, President of Maryland-based Nasatka Security, announced today that their NMSB IIID steel plate vehicle barrier exceeded the expectations of the U.S. Department of State (DOS) active vehicle barrier cycle test specification,...
X Factor rival The Fence Factor won by Gary Harrison
Metro  - Nov 10, 2011
It's the moment we've all been waiting for - the winner of Fence Factor has been announced as farmer Gary Harrison from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, whose fence offers a spectacular view of the field behind his house.....

Decking Industry News

Decking makers Tamko, Trex announce deals
Plastics News  - Nov 10, 2011
Roofing, decking and railing manufacturer Tamko Building Products Inc. has added a new distributor, and composite decking manufacturer Trex Co. has entered into a licensing agreement with a manufacturer of outdoor structures to create pergolas from its TrexTrim product...
Aluminum Decking Shows Its Mettle
Building-Products.com  - Nov 9, 2011
Long a popular choice for commercial and multi-family applications, aluminum deck systems are gaining new acceptance from homeowners seeking low maintenance outdoor living spaces. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Three people accused of stealing metal in Bethlehem Township, Pa.
The Express-Times  - Nov 14, 2011
Three people have been accused by police of stealing metal fencing and materials from a Bethlehem Township, Pa., fence company and selling it for scrap in Hellertown, court records say....
Deer deterrent available from Orleans company
Wicked Local Chatham  - Nov 10, 2011
Jake Francesconi has been in the landscaping business for close to a decade and knows the pride people take in the upkeep of their property, sometimes spending tens of thousands of dollars making it a showcase. And he also knows that loving attention can attract unwelcome admirers...
Louisville woman receives lengthy probation in theft case
Plattsmouth Journal  - Nov 10, 2011
Roberts began paying back more than $19,000 in restitution to Omaha-based Quality Fence Company after her guilty plea earlier this year. She has paid back $3,000 of that amount....
Global Business of the Year Awarded to Signature Systems Group, LLC by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
Digital Journal (Press Release)  - Nov 13, 2011
Arnon Rosan, President and CEO of Signature Systems Group, LLC (formerly Signature Fencing & Flooring Systems, LLC) was honored by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce...

Local Government Issues

The New Fence Around the Pleasant Hill Police Department
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph  - Nov 10, 2011
You might have noticed the new fence around the Pleasant Hill Police Department.....
Family ordered to clear fence from their land
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph  - Nov 10, 2011
A young family are frustrated after being told to remove their children’s play equipment and a small fence they put up to protect them on their own land....
Norwalk commissioners shoot down church’s fence proposal for second time
Downey Beat  - Nov 10, 2011
NORWALK — For the second time, the Planning Commission shot down a proposal by a church to fence off its property....
Fence ordinance overturned by Pemberton Township Council
South Jersey Local News  - Nov 10, 2011
PEMBERTON — A rare veto, almost unheard of in the township, was overridden Nov. 2 by council at its meeting....

Community Issues

Fencing Off Problem Alleys
CBS 47  - Nov 14, 2011
Cleaning up a neighborhood, one alley at a time. Some residents in Fresno are pitching in their own money to close access to their alleys. This morning a fence was installed at Shields and Fruit....
Rosemont residents ask for new look at fence
News Transcript  - Nov 9, 2011
A fence that blocks the view Marlboro homeowners said they were promised when they purchased their homes prompted some residents of the Rosemont Estates adult community to attend the Nov. 2 Marlboro Planning Board meeting to ask what, if anything, can be done to change the situation.....
To fence or not to fence? FRRPD discusses boundary line of Feather River Recreation and Activity Center
OrovilleMR  - Nov 9, 2011
OROVILLE — A long discussion about building a fence along the easterly property line of the Feather River Recreation and Activity Center property at the Feather River Recreation and Park District meeting led to a three-pronged decision....
Vehicles have run off U.S. 59, hit fence on property over 30 times
Lawrence Journal World -  - Nov 13, 2011
Ripped-up grass and pieces of shattered plastic are scattered across a patch of Kathy Shuck’s yard. They are the remnants of a crash that occurred four months ago when a driver fell asleep at the wheel...

Fencing and Airports

Colusa airport getting perimeter fence, other updates
Appeal-Democrat  - Nov 13, 2011
The Colusa County Airport will be a little bit safer in a couple of weeks, but a bit more inconvenient for anyone using it...
Taiwan gives over US$300,000 to airport fencing project
Daily Observer  - Nov 11, 2011
The Taiwanese ambassador to The Gambia, Richard Shih Thursday presented a cheque for US$357,143 to the secretary general and head of Civil Service as first part payment of the airport fencing project....

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Fencing and Railroads

Union Pacific Railroad Installing Preventative Fence
KVEC  - Nov 11, 2011
San Luis Obispo, CA -- Union Pacific Railroad is installing a fence, and their own expense, along the railroad tracks where a 17-year-old boy was killed in July of 2010. ...
Work begins to fence off tracks at Mumbai local stations
Daily News & Analysis  - Nov 15, 2011
A simple steel fence is expected to save lives on the city’s railway tracks. Following the rise in the number of deaths due to commuters trespassing on its railway tracks, the Central Railway (CR) had decided to erect steel fences ...

Fences and Neighbors

‘Sick of looking at it,’ Anna Maria Island man removes neighbor’s fence
Bradenton Herald  - Nov 9, 2011
MANATEE -- A man took down his Anna Maria Island neighbor’s chain link fence and had it hauled it away because he was “sick of looking at it....

Pool Safety

Family 'knew of pool fence danger'
The Age  - Nov 9, 2011
THE setting together of a bluestone barbecue and steel fence at a house owned by former Fremantle coach Mark Harvey where a toddler drowned in a pool was almost like ''stepping stones for a child'', a Melbourne inquest has been told...

Fences and Animals

My Pet World: Electronic fencing not always effective or humane
Pioneer Press  - Nov 8, 2011
I'm not a fan of electronic fencing. I prefer a real fence, one high enough that a dog can't jump it. However, I do understand that, depending on the size of your property, real fencing can be more expensive. Also, some communities prohibit it.....
Farm Fencing: Horse High, Chicken Tight and Bull Strong
Mother Earth News - Nov 10, 2011
Good farm fencing surely makes good neighbors, and with the right livestock fences, you and your critters will experience the joys of low-stress livestock management...
Troubleshooting Electric Fences
horsechannel.com - Nov 9, 2011
One of the most infuriating exercises in futility is when you have a problem with your electric fence. You walk the entire perimeter to see if something’s lying across a rail....
Barbed wire fence near Jackson removed for elk route
The Republic  - Nov 12, 2011
Jackson, Wyo. — Homeowners near Jackson have removed a half-mile stretch of barbed wire fence to give elk a clearer migration path....

USA Canada Border Fence

No fence for Canada
The Barrie Examiner -  - Nov 9, 2011
U.S. officials say they have no intention of migrating a southern border fence to the quieter line with Canada....

USA Mexico Border Fence

If you build it, they'll still come: Border fence can't stem tide
KENS 5 TV - Nov 14, 2011
"Every time we implement any new type of fencing we learn from the limitations of the last fencing that we had in place," says U.S. Border Patrol agent Colleen Agle. ....
Baker Border Fence Project Awarded National Project Achievement Award from Construction Management Association of America
MarketWatch - Nov 14, 2011
" Michael Baker Jr., Inc., a unit of Michael Baker Corporation (nyse amex:BKR), announced today that the United States/Mexico Border Fence project was selected as the winner in the category of Program Management/Program Phase....

International

On Israel-Egypt border, best defense is a good fence
Haaretz  - Nov 13, 2011
Massive construction is being rushed along Israel's border with Egypt, where a monster of a fence is being built. No less than the West Bank separation fence, this project is reshaping Israel's political and security situation....
Less than half of border fence to be built by 2012
Jerusalem Post  - Nov 9, 2011
Defense officials say recent increase in infiltrations part of effort by African migrants to reach Israel before fence completed....

Weird News

Thirsty fugitives turn up for free beer
Canoe.ca - Nov 11, 2011
Other police stations have offered the lure of free TVs to nab suspects, but British police appealed to suspects' thirsty sides, offering free beer...

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