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Industry News

HySecurity Spring 2012 Tech Training
Press Release - Apr 18, 2012
HySecurity stopped all production for four days to train 75 attendees with new product demonstrations, PowerPointpresentations and hands-on classes during its Spring Tech Training the week of March 13th-16th.....
Fencing firm weathers move to grow stronger
This is Scunthorpe  - Apr 19, 2012
EACH year it manufactures millions of fencing products, which, if put end to end, would cover a distance of 3,000 miles. Now, Grange Fencing is looking to strengthen its position as the UK's largest manufacturer of fencing panels after expanding to new premises in Paull....
FSI Home Products Expands RailingWorks® Aluminum Railing Line with New Products, Color Option
BusinessWire  - Apr 17, 2012
-FSI Home Products, Inc., ( a leading manufacturer of aluminum outdoor living products, has introduced four new offerings into its RailingWorks® line of pre-built aluminum railing products. Additions to the line include a frameless glass railing system, a privacy railing system and new picket styles.....

Decking Industry News

Two Industry Leaders Unite to Launch the First Composite Decking Saw Blade on the Market
BusinessWire  - Apr 18, 2012
Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Freud America to introduce the first saw blade specifically designed for cutting composite decking materials.....
Upgraded decking materials offer enduring quality and beauty
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  - Apr 18, 2012
Tackling your home improvement list this summer likely includes doing some work on your outdoor spaces. If replacing or updating a deck is your focus, it's wise to look into new products that help ensure your efforts will be enjoyed for many seasons to come....

Fence Contractors in the News

Ellis Fence - 50 years in business
Wilmington News Journal - Apr 19, 2012
Ellis Fence is celebrating a monumental anniversary — the company has been serving the Clinton, Fayette, and Highland county areas for 50 years. ...
Fencing company has deep roots  - Apr 19, 2012
David Simpson is a link in the chain of a business that has set boundaries for residential and commercial properties for more than four decades. ...
Wanted burglary suspect left car at scene
WLBT-TV  - Apr 23, 2012
Police say there is an active warrant for the arrest of 44-year-old Willie Alexa McAllister, who is accused of stealing fence materials from All Metro Fence Company on Interstate 55 in Byram around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.. ...

Homeland Security

Navy says floating security fence lacked upkeep before being yanked
The Canadian Press - Apr 18, 2012
HALIFAX - The Royal Canadian Navy says the "rudimentary" upkeep and design shortfalls of a $3.5-million floating barrier in Halifax harbour led to its removal and costly repairs....

Local Government Issues

Stone Fence Proposal Stirs Up Controversy In Arapahoe County
CBS local - Denver  - Apr 23, 2012
ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A proposal to spend more than $1 million for a stone fence is stirring up a feud among neighbors in Arapahoe County....
Work to begin on Port Angeles dog park
Peninsula Daily News - Apr 23, 2012
PORT ANGELES — Work will begin today to prepare the ground at Lincoln Park for an off-leash dog area. Fencing for the 1.8-acre park was unloaded Thursday at the park on Lauridsen Boulevard east of the William R. Fairchild International Airport...
Motel, Neighbors Talk Over Fence Idea
Charlotte Observer  - Apr 23, 2012
Residents in east Charlotte are mulling an old-fashioned solution to a motel that they say causes trouble in their neighborhood...

Community Issues

Vandalized fence in Whitestone to be replaced
Queens Courier - Apr 20, 2012
A graffiti-splattered construction fence in Whitestone will soon plague homeowners no more. ...
Fence to help deter litter from behind Exit 7 stores - Apr 20, 2012
BRISTOL, Va. -- A new fence built behind a handful of stores at Exit 7 should help prevent litter from ending up in the city’s waterways and, ultimately, Boone Lake, local activists say. ...
Redding finds homeowners' fences encroaching on public land; two properties on easements, mayor says
Record-Searchlight - Apr 17, 2012
Homeowners of five properties, whose backyards face Gregory Pond, will need to take down fences and other improvements built on public land dedicated for a trail. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Must you be neighbour's fence keeper?
London Free Press - Apr 17, 2012
e neighbours decided a new fence was in ... It is often true good fences make good neighbours or, at the very least,...

Stolen Fences

Fencing and copper piping stolen
The Record Herald - Apr 17, 2012
Quincy, Pa. — Someone entered the property at 10137 Wayne Highway and stole 200 feet of chain link fence, two metal gates, a well cap and 3 feet of copper piping between 8 a.m. March 19 and 11:58 a.m. March 20, according to Pennsylvania State Police. ...


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Homeowners Outsmart Bears With Electric Fences
FOX40 News - Apr 23, 2012
Bears are becoming so skilled at breaking into homes around Lake Tahoe, homeowners are using electric fences to keep them out. ...
Bees take over fence near Sacramento homes
News 10 - Apr 20, 2012
SACRAMENTO, CA – A swarm of bees took over a chain link fence between two homes in south Sacramento. ...
Thirty fences to protect people against crocodiles will be set up along the banks of the Nilwala Ganga, Matara District Disaster Management Centre (MDDMC) sources said.
Sunday Observer - Apr 19, 2012
Thirty fences to protect people against crocodiles will be set up along the banks of the Nilwala Ganga, Matara District Disaster ...
Solar fencing to deter crop-raiding elephants - Apr 19, 2012
aking a serious note of the continuous raids by elephants on crops surrounding forest areas in Chittoor and Srikakulam districts, the forest department has come up with a slew of measures to prevent the intrusion of elephants into human habitations. ...

Schools and Fences

Controversial footpath through Plymouth school will be fenced off
This is Plymouth - Apr 19, 2012
A CONTROVERSIAL footpath through Ridgeway School in Plympton has taken a new twist as a perimeter fence has got the go-ahead. The school originally asked the council to do away with the footpath, ...
Security fence at Lee High School causes concern at board meeting
Huntsville Times - Apr 22, 2012
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Despite assurances from Lee High School's principal that he's gotten positive feedback from parents about plans for an eight-foot security fence around the new school ...


India's border force has crossed the line
Wyndham Weekly  - Apr 21, 2012
The Border Security Force soldiers are unfailingly polite and hospitable, but conspicuously armed and resolute. We go no further....
Greens: Egypt border fence will mar landscape
Haaretz  - Apr 21, 2012
Environmental groups have asked the Defense Ministry to reconsider the construction of a new fence along the southern end of Israel's border with Egypt, saying it would cause irreversible damage to the region's unique landscape.....

Weird News

Booby trapped fort discovered on Utah trail - Apr 21, 2012
Trip wires that would send a rock and pointy sticks at a person's head, or trip them onto sharpened branches stuck in the ground were found outside a fort along a popular hiking trail in Utah, police say....

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