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Industry News

Fortress Fence Products & Circle A Fences Annual Fishing Tournament
Press Release  - Apr 9, 2012
Richardson, TX – March 13, 2012 – Fortress Fence Products and Circle A Fences recently held their annual fishing tournament for Circle A Fences’ key customers in Tybee Island, Georgia. ...
“Everything You Need to Know About Loops” Seminar A Success!
Press Release - Apr 9, 2012
March 28th 2012 – Dealers from all over southern California attended Multi Sales 11th Annual Mini Commercial Trade Show. The show featured multiple free educational seminars from leaders in the door, gate, and access control industries. ...
TagMaster RFID provides access to Tidewater Plantation
Press Release - Apr 9, 2012
TACOMA, Wa. | April 09, 2012—TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) provided hands-free access to the Tidewater Plantation community in North Myrtle Beach, North Carolina....
Proposed ASTM Fences Standard focuses on privacy slat specifications.
ThomasNet  - Apr 9, 2012
April 9, 2012 - Being developed by Subcommittee F14.40 on Chain Link Fence and Wire Accessories, proposed ASTM WK36470, Specification for Privacy Slats for Chain Link Fence, aims to provide means for increased standardization of slats inserted into chain link fences....
Proposed ASTM Fences Standard focuses on privacy slat specifications.
ThomasNet  - Apr 9, 2012
April 9, 2012 - Being developed by Subcommittee F14.40 on Chain Link Fence and Wire Accessories, proposed ASTM WK36470, Specification for Privacy Slats for Chain Link Fence, aims to provide means for increased standardization of slats inserted into chain link fences....

Decking Industry News

“Spray & Clean” Composite Deck Wash Solves Home Owners' Headaches
PRweb  - Apr 5, 2012
Promises of a maintenance free deck convinced home owners to spends thousands of dollars more on composite decking, but nearly impossible to clean mold spots have home owners second guessing their decision. Wash Safe Industries came to the rescue with a remarkable “no scrub” spray on solution....
Deck Products Manufacturer AERT Posts $8 Million Loss for 2011
BuildingOnline  - Apr 9, 2012
SPRINGDALE, AR -- Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. announced a net loss of $8 million for 2011, compared to the 2010 net loss of $5.9 million...

Fence Contractors in the News

Gulf South Chapter Wins American Fence Association’s Chapter of the Year Award
AFA Press Release  - Apr 10, 2012
Glen Ellyn, IL – The American Fence Association (AFA) bestowed its coveted Chapter of the Year Award to the Gulf South Chapter....
Fence repair sparks gas leak in Wausau
myfoxwausau  - Apr 4, 2012
A man repairing a fence caused a gas leak in Wausau Wednesday afternoon. It happened on the corner of Fulton and 3rd Street. Firefighters say a man putting in a new fence post hit a gas line with his machine. It was a low-flow commercial gas line without much pressure....

Local Government Issues

Impound lot fence leads to filing of civil complaint
Patriot-News  - Apr 5, 2012
Newberry Township officials have filed a civil complaint against Ronald Allen with the York County Magisterial District Court, according to court documents provided by Township Manager Don Keener....
New fence ordinance approved
Rocklin Placer Herald  - Apr 5, 2012
In spite of concerns raised about safety, Rocklin City Council members unanimously approved an ordinance amendment that would change the locations of property fence lines. The amendment tackles the zoning for fencing a reverse corner lot....
Man who failed to fix fence now may face deportation
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Apr 5, 2012
A Gwinnett County man may face deportation proceedings after his failure to fix a fence led to a visit from police and the discovery that he allegedly was in the country illegally, Channel 2 Action News reported....

Fences and Neighbors

Barrier battle: Neighbours at war over fence covered in old rags and socks
Mirror  - Apr 5, 2012
This unsightly rag-covered fence is the latest blow in a seven year feud between two warring neighbours. Gloria Reid, 49, was caught on CCTV creeping out of her home in the middle of the night to put up the barrier.....
Ask the County Law Librarian - Neighbor Troubles
Sacramento Press - Apr 5, 2012
Neighbor disputes are something that we’ve all undoubtedly experienced at some point. Resolving them requires finding a balance between protecting your property and quality of life, while maintaining a cordial relationship with your neighbors....

Stolen Fences

Prison for trackside gang who stole rails and fencing
This Is Lancashire  - Apr 9, 2012
GANG of metal thieves has been jailed after stealing hundreds of thou- sands of pounds worth of equipment from the region’s railways.....
Thieves steal fence around dad's grave
Scotsman  - Apr 9, 2012
A WOMAN has told how she has been left stunned and saddened after her father’s grave was disturbed by vandals for the second time in just over a year....
Thieves target park fence in search for scrap metal
Gloucestershire Echo  - Apr 7, 2012
SCRAP metal thieves are being blamed for the theft of fencing from a park in Tewkesbury. Residents were stunned to find six metal panels and two metal posts had been removed from the recreational area off Nightingale Way, on the Wheatpieces estate.....

Schools and Fences

Schools increasingly fencing off playground equipment
The Windsor Star - Apr 9, 2012
Public elementary schools across Windsor and Essex County have increasingly fenced off their playground equipment following a sweeping review of their condition...
Heath school looks to new fence to keep playground clean, safe
The Newark Advocate - Apr 9, 2012
HEATH -- Valerie Bailey hopes an 8-foot-tall fence around Garfield Elementary School's playground will protect it from vandalism that has been prevalent for many years...
Massillon school officials decide to tear down fence
Massillon Independent - Apr 9, 2012
Marion Perkins watched a barrier be ripped down this week at the school where he spent his childhood and where he finds the heart of his neighborhood...


Fencing and Airports

Regional district criticized over airport fence
Revelstoke Times Review - Apr 4, 2012
A local resident is seriously questioning the Columbia Shuswap Regional District's decision to block access to the Columbia River flats near the Revelstoke Airport...
Airport fence damaged
Pensacola News Journal - Apr 4, 2012
A large section of chain link fence was damaged overnight at the Pensacola International Airport. Pensacola Police are investigating what happened to 120 feet of fence sometime during the night near the north ramp. It was discovered about 4:30 a.m...

USA Mexico Border Fence

DHS requests bids for second try at virtual fence
NextGov  - Apr 9, 2012
The Homeland Security Department has issued a much-anticipated solicitation for sensor-studded towers, preferably military-grade, to replace a $1 billion virtual fence that faltered in the Arizona desert more than a year ago....

DIY - Consumers

Wood fence repair: Instructions on repairing slats and pickets on a fence
Newsolio  - Apr 5, 2012
Replacing missing slats How to Replace a Fence Slat (also called a Picket) on a Side by Side Fence These simple instructions should help you get the job done. The first thing you need to do is get your hammer and some #6 nails....
How to get rid of deer before they devour your yard and garden
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  - Apr 3, 2012
Springtime means sunshine, blooms, birdsong - and the dreaded "deer drama" that will inevitably wreak havoc in your beautiful backyard this season. Deer are now a permanent part of our landscapes, brazenly entering our yards and eating our gorgeous gardens. ...

Weird News

Dog eats Masters tickets - Apr 5, 2012
A dedicated Masters fan forced his dog to puke after it ate his coveted golf tournament tickets....

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