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Industry News

The Fortress Company Celebrates 10 Years of Success and Innovation
Press Release  - Aug 8, 2012
The Fortress Company marked its 10th anniversary of manufacturing, supplying and servicing the growing railing, fence and building products industries in North America.....
Fighting Animal Attraction
Utility Products - Aug 10, 2012
High temperatures and severe storms causing power outages across the country have made headlines. But, year after year, it is the intrusion of small animals climbing into electrical substations that create billions of dollars in repair costs and lost revenue.....
'Crash test cow' helps prevent farmer death and injury
phys.org - Aug 14, 2012
A new type of cattle gate aimed at preventing farmer death and injury has completed rigorous testing and development by the CSIRO. SaferGate, designed by farmer and inventor Edward Evans, has been put to the test by a CSIRO-developed 'crash test cow'.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Summer Jobs Series: Building fences and developing a thicker skin on a job site
National Post  - Aug 12, 2012
It was the summer of 1987. My friend Kevin and I landed summer jobs with a local fencing company.....
Tributes paid to "big friendly giant" who ran fencing company in Cheltenham
This Is Gloucestershire - Aug 10, 2012
BORN and bred in Gloucestershire, "big friendly giant" Robert Waring was known in all corners of the county....

Local Government Issues

War of 1812 cemetery set for replica fence, gates
Buffalo News  - Aug 12, 2012
The ongoing effort in the Town of Cheektowaga to memorialize the "Soldiers of the War of 1812" advanced further last week when the Town Board agreed to award a bid to a Rochester-area company to fabricate and retrofit fencing and gates at the War of 1812 Cemetery.....
Senath council approves swimming pool ordinance
KFVS12  - Aug 14, 2012
SENATH, MO (KAIT) - The Senath City Council has approved an ordinance requiring pool owners to put fences around their pools.....
Havre de Grace City Council OKs banned fence, 3-2
Baltimore Sun  - Aug 8, 2012
After more than a month of debate, confusion and some harsh words, the Havre de Grace fence debacle is over. At least, for the time being.....
Hamden-New Haven fence a source of irritation
New Haven Register  - Aug 8, 2012
NEW HAVEN — Westville and West Rock residents on Tuesday condemned the decades-long existence of a fence that separates them from Hamden, vowing to again attempt demolition talks with officials and consider legal options.....
Greeley gets new fence along U.S. 34
Greely Tribune  - Aug 11, 2012
Another of Greeley’s entryway projects — this time, a screen fence that stretches from 11th to 17th avenues along the north side of the U.S. 34 bypass — is nearly complete.....
Surveying mistake putting up fence between drug store and town
Gaston Gazette  - Aug 11, 2012
A 19-foot surveying mistake has Cramerton leaders shaking their heads and local drug store owners putting up a fence to protect their property....
City Offers Five Design Options to Fence Windmill Hill Bulkhead
Alezandria Patch  - Aug 10, 2012
The City of Alexandria is considering five options for a short-term safety fence around the bulkhead at Windmill Hill Park.....

Community Issues

City to purchase $76,000 fence for Fox Glen residents
St. Charles Republican - Aug 10, 2012
St. Charles, IL — $76,000 That’s the approximate cost to build a fence meant to alleviate residents’ safety concerns caused by tree and shrub removal along a portion of Route 25....
Fences going up at Mill Race
The Journal-Standard  - Aug 10, 2012
Several upgrades planned for the Mill Race Industrial Park outside Freeport will enhance the safety of the site while also reducing Stephenson County’s liability concern....
DEP: Fence in former Takanassee Beach Club
Asbury Park Press - Aug 7, 2012
LONG BRANCH — Following a request from a citizens group, the state has asked that a fence be installed around the former Takanassee Beach Club property to prevent vandalism....
Guest commentary: Building the Calistoga fence
Napa Valley Register - Aug 9, 2012
So, if it is up to Vice Mayor Michael Dunsford (guest commentary, Aug. 2) and to Councilmember Karen Slusser (in a recent letter to the Diamond Mountain community), it is inappropriate for citizens residing just outside the Calistoga city limits ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

New fencing for deer pen offers added security
Portage Daily Graphic  - Aug 13, 2012
The deer that make their home at the deer pen at Island Park will find there should be a little less traffic invading their personal space in the future....
Wildlife netting can do far more harm than good
Farm and Dairy - Aug 9, 2012
Three years ago my wife found an opossum in one of our sheds with a plastic six-pack ring around its neck. I immobilized the ‘possum with a towel, and we cut off the ring....

Fencing and Airports

Port Authority Probes JFK Security Breach By Jet Skier
CBS News - Aug 13, 2012
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A $100 million security system at John F. Kennedy Airport was tested and failed....

Fencing and Railroads

Railroad's fence called an eyesore in Bristol
Philadelphia Inquirer  - Aug 8, 2012
An 8-foot-high chain-link fence that Amtrak erected along four blocks of residential Garden Street is ugly, unsafe, unnecessary, and unwanted, borough officials and homeowners say.....

Stolen Fences

Thieves rip apart and steal fences
WTNH  - Aug 9, 2012
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- An area of New Haven that's known for its historic beauty is missing part of it. Sections of cast iron fences have been disappearing all over Wooster Square .....

Schools and Fences

Rogers protective fence removed for repairs
South Coast Today - Aug 8, 2012
FAIRHAVEN — A mesh fence around Rogers Elementary School meant to protect passersby from falling roof tiles has been removed for repairs and to better facilitate mowing the school's lawn. .....

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The Famous and Their Fences

George Harrison's Widow In Hot Water Over Razor Wire Fence
Artist Direct - Aug 8, 2012
Olivia Harrison, the widow of the late Beatle George Harrison, has renewed her plans to put up a razor wire security fence around her home.....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Temporary fixture set at collapsed border fence in Andrade
KSWT  - Aug 10, 2012
Yuma--U.S. Border Patrol officials said they are still discussing the most innovative and most efficient way to repair the section of border fence which collapsed near the Algodones Port of Entry.....

International

Fence entire Bangladesh border, opposition says
NY Daily News  - Aug 8, 2012
The BJP and some other opposition parties Wednesday demanded immediate steps to complete fencing on India's border with Bangladesh to check illegal infiltration....

Weird News

Teen who sold kidney for iPad seeks compensation
Canoe.ca - Aug 10, 2012
A Chinese teenager wants compensation from the nine people who allegedly helped him sell his kidney so he could buy an iPad and an iPhone...

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