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Industry News

New Self-drilling Insulators From Zareba Revolutionize Installation
MarketWatch  - Mar 30, 2012
Woodstream Corporation, a global manufacturer of animal control products including FiShock, Zareba and ElectroBraid brand of electronic containment systems that provide safe, economical alternatives to barbed wire fencing, introduces the industry's first self-drilling...
Burton Announced as President of the American Fence Association
AFA Press Release  - Apr 3, 2012
The American Fence Association (AFA) welcomed Bob Burton, CFP, of Poly Vinyl Creations in Hudson, FL as president beginning on January 1, 2012. Known for setting the standard of excellence, the AFA has elected a full slate of representatives that both embody and will implement these standards....
Automatic Vehicle Recognition with RFID - Mar 27, 2012
More than ten thousand vehicles pass the toll gate of the Rostock Warnow Tunnel every day. To avoid traffic jams due to toll collection, the private operator, Warnowquerung GmbH & Co. KG, introduced an automatic payment system and commissioned Schreiner PrinTrust ....
Future Fibre Technologies’ new AURA product detects intrusions on fences or in the ground
MarketWatch  - Apr 3, 2012
According to Bill Evenson, vice president at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Mountain View, CA, the FFT AURA can detect intrusions on most types of fences or can be buried covertly in the ground across open areas to detect footsteps...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Announces "Trade Up To Trex Transcend®" Promotion
MarketWatch - Apr 2, 2012
Just in time for outdoor living season, Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, is exclusively offering current composite deck owners the opportunity to "trade up" to Trex Transcend®....
Three Steps to a Safer Deck
MarketWatch - Apr 2, 2012
Just in time for outdoor living season, Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, is exclusively offering current composite deck owners the opportunity to "trade up" to Trex Transcend®....

Fence Contractors in the News

Town & Country Fence Company Receives the American Fence Association’s Project of the Year Award
AFA Press Release  - Apr 3, 2012
The Fence Project of the Year Award was presented to the Town & Country Fence Company of Clackamas, OR by the American Fence Association (AFA) during its 50th annual trade show FENCETECH’12 in Miami, FL. President David Edie accepted the coveted award from Brad Howard, 2012 AFA awards chair....
Fence firm has help over hump
Witney Gazette - - Mar 29, 2012
Workers at an Oxfordshire fencing firm could have been forgiven for getting the hump when their jobs came under threat as orders dried up....
Action News Investigation into metal theft problem sparks act of kindness by a suburban contractor
WXYZ - - Mar 29, 2012
A 7 Action News investigation into metal thefts is getting unexpected results in one Detroit neighborhood. A suburban contractor has stepped forward to repair damage done by metal thieves at a park near Woodmere Cemetery in Southwest Detro...

Local Government Issues

Highway 101 wildlife fencing project near Cuesta
KSBY San Luis Obispo News  - Mar 30, 2012
Caltrans has wrapped up a project to build wildlife fencing along Highway 101 north of the Cuesta Grade. The purpose of the eight food fence is to keep animals safe,...
Big fence around cartwheel statue is just a precaution
Milford Daily News  - Mar 31, 2012
BELLINGHAM — A black fence around the playful statue of a cartwheeling girl in front of the library is for the statue’s protection, library officials said yesterday....
Whitman selectmen reject fence at home near police station
Enterprise News  - Mar 27, 2012
WHITMAN — Selectmen say the facts don’t support spending town money on a fence that a Park Avenue homeowner said would deflect noise and bright lights from the police station next to his property.....
Fences, foliage may stem vandalism
San Mateo Daily Journal  - Mar 27, 2012
Rather than close Memory Lane because of problems with vandalism, loitering and alcohol and drug use, San Bruno staff is recommending higher fences and irrigated foliage to create a buffer between homeowners and the 10-foot-wide paved pedestrian walkway....

Community Issues

Electric fence protecting drugs killed man
Shore News Today  - Mar 29, 2012
She was sentenced to three years and four months in jail. Thongdee Jamsri was convicted of not just causing fatal harm to another person but also of growing kratom, an illicit drug. Up to 41 kilos of the illegal plant had been confiscated. ...
Van Drew urges state to remove Parkway fence by Memorial Day
Shore News Today  - Mar 29, 2012
State Sen. Jeff Van Drew announced Thursday that he will meet with a member of the Christie administration to assess the security fencing that surrounds the Great Egg Harbor Bridge connecting Upper Township and Somers Point and discuss accelerating its removal. ...
Roodhouse to put up fence around park
Alton Telegraph  - Mar 31, 2012
ROODHOUSE - The City Council approved a new fence for Roodhouse Community Park to mark the property line and prevent motorists from driving on park grounds ...
An artsy fence for funky Grayton
San Mateo Daily Journal  - Mar 29, 2012
If you are an artist, fences don't necessarily make for good neighbors. Ann Morrell thought the plain, white fence erected by Regional Utilities on DeFuniak Street in 2007, at the entry...

Fencing and Volunteers

Volunteers fix vandalized fences
Durango Herald  - Mar 28, 2012
Volunteers this week were in the remote Disappointment Valley north of Dolores repairing fences that authorities say vandals cut in retaliation for a Bureau of Land Management roundup of wild horses in September 2011...


Senate Says No to Shakopee Prison Fence  - Mar 28, 2012
Senate Republicans have unveiled a bonding bill larger than the one proposed by their House counterparts, but the request for a fence around the Shakopee women's prison has been locked out – for now....

Fences and Animals

Ka'ena Point Predator Proof Fence Helps Restore Native Dune Ecosystem
Hawaii Reporter  - Mar 30, 2012
KA‘ENA POINT, O‘AHU – A year after the completion of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Predator Proof Fence at Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve, the 59-acre wilderness area at O‘ahu’s northwestern-most poin....
Electric fences keeping bears away in Old Harbor
The Republic  - Mar 31, 2012
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that Old Harbor Tribal Council environmental coordinator Bobbi Anne Barnowsky says electric fences installed at the town dump, where about a dozen bears live, and fences installed at individual homes have been successful in keep bears away.....
Bountiful OKs higher fences to keep deer out
Standard-Examiner  - Mar 31, 2012
BOUNTIFUL — A growing deer population within city boundaries is having an impact on city ordinances. City leaders voted to amend guidelines for fencing Tuesday.....
Electric fence is no solution to human-elephant conflict
Daily News & Analysis  - Apr 1, 2012
Surrounded by thick forests, reserves and national parks, Chamarajanagar has had its share of human-elephant conflicts (HECs) during the elephant migration periods. ...


Fencing and Railroads

Village, Union Pacific replace fencing downtown
Suburban Life Publications  - Mar 28, 2012
Glen Ellyn, IL — The village of Glen Ellyn has partnered with Union Pacific Railroad to replace downtown fencing. ...

Stolen Fences

Fence thief pleads guilty, faces state prison  - Mar 29, 2012
Syracuse, NY - A Syracuse man caught stealing aluminum fencing from Syracuse Housing Authority property in January pleaded guilty today and is facing 1 1/2 to three years in state prison.....


Greece to Finish Border Fence with Turkey Soon  - Mar 27, 2012
Greece will soon build a three-meter-high barrier designed to block a 12.5 km-long strip of land on its border with Turkey in order to keep out thousands of migrants from entering the country.....
PM 'satisfied' with Egypt border fence progress
Jerusalem Post  - Mar 27, 2012
Sinai border fence half finished, will be 94% completed by October; Talk turns to building similar barrier on Golan, Jordanian border....
India-Bangladesh border fencing helps to curb cattle smuggling in West Bengal
Newstrack India  - Mar 29, 2012
The fencing of the India-Bangladesh border has helped to curb the smuggling of cattle along the border in West Bengal. The government and the Border Security Force (BSF) has completed fencing of six of the 7.8 kilometers of the international border area in the Phasidewa region of the state...

Weird News

Prank sees T.O. councillor declare 'Haywood Yablome' - Apr 2, 2012
TORONTO – In a scene worthy of The Simpsons, several fake speakers with vulgar sounding names were signed up to speak to the Toronto Public Health board meeting Monday — and health board chairman John Filion read them out loud....

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