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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe August 21, 2012  
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Industry News

Press Release - Aug 17, 2012
Exclusive CAME Gate Operators Integrate LiftMaster Technology and Performance with Superior Design Elmhurst, IL — August 2012 – LiftMaster®, the leading manufacturer of access automation in North America....
Rogers Development Corporation Receives National Recognition from CertainTeed Corporation for Outstanding Remodeling Project
Press Release - Aug 16, 2012
CertainTeed Corporation is proud to recognize Rogers Development Corporation, Babylon, N.Y., with its Remodeler Project of the Quarter award,...
Ontario Parking Systems Offering Latest Slide Gate Operators Within Enhanced Product Catalogue - Aug 19, 2012
Canada’s most notable specialists for parking control systems technology, Ontario Parking Systems, has recently added several new innovative solutions to the organization’s selection of slide gate operators......
Court upholds NLRB ruling of union violations
Legal News Line - Aug 17, 2012
The union allegedly was coercing Lake Area Fence, a newly formed commercial fencing subcontractor, not to do fence installation work for Century Fence Company, a nonunion contractor....
Jacksons Fencing Wins Best Business Accolade
Press Release - Aug 17, 2012
Jacksons Fencing, the (Kent) based perimeter security and access control business has won a prestigious Best Business Award – credited as one of the UK’s highest profile awards – in the Best Large Business category......

Decking Industry News

Deceuninck North America Partners with FastenMaster to Provide Line of Hidden Fasteners for its Clubhouse PVC Decking
PR Newswire - Aug 14, 2012
Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, is pleased to announce its recent partnership with FastenMaster®, the creator of a unique line of hidden deck screws...
Trex Company Unveils New 'Tiki Torch' Color for Trex® Transcend® Decking
PR Newswire - Aug 20, 2012
Trex Company is once again expanding its popular Trex® Transcend® decking collection to include a new, variegated light brown color called Tiki Torch....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fencing business booms ahead of RNC
myfoxtampabay - Aug 17, 2012
TAMPA (FOX 13) - Consider it the most coveted of metals this month in the Bay area: chain link fence. "People need it. And they need it quick," said Robert Lastra of West Florida Fence.....
Quality Fencing and Welding being built by father-daughter duo
San Antonio Business Journal - Aug 17, 2012
As a paper boy with not just one, but two routes, Craig Noto dreamed big, made quick decisions, and had a penchant for solving problems....

Local Government Issues

Rosemead makes push to remove blight from city, offers free fence removal
Pasadena Star News - Aug 15, 2012
ROSEMEAD - With the goal of improving the city's image, city leaders are working to rid Rosemead's homes and businesses of chain-link and barbed-wire fences and iron window bars.....
Garden Grove couple lose fence ruling
Orange County Register - Aug 14, 2012
The hearing officer could not find a loophole that would let Marlem and Helen Mason keep their white picket fence. I wrote about the Masons' plight two weeks ago.....

Community Issues

Group offers $100 to Hook residents for fence removal
Delco Times - Aug 15, 2012
MARCUS HOOK — The borough is asking residents in the Viscose Village section to voluntarily remove front-yard fences in preparation for phase two of its streetscape improvement project — and a community organization has offered $100 to any homeowner who complies....
Judge: Eastport fence stands
Capital Gazette - Aug 15, 2012
The “Great Wall of Eastport,” a neighborhood fence that incited accusations of racism in Eastport, can stand. Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Paul Harris Jr. upheld a decision by city staff and two citizen boards that an 8-foot-tall vinyl fence on Chester Avenue is legal....
Residents' complaints about NRG power plant fencing, wall being reviewed
Beach Reporter - Aug 15, 2012
A Manhattan Beach couple's complaint that construction at the NRG power plant created an "ugly, visual blight on the landscape" along its southern border has prompted a review by the California Energy Commission.....

Schools and Fences

All Washoe County high schools to have fences around perimeter
KRNV & - Aug 17, 2012
Washoe County high schools will have fences ... school bonds, all high schools will be secured with a six foot chain link fence. ... Most schools have some fencing in place now, but several high schools are without it....
You Ask, Patch Answers: Historic AHS Fence
Alameda.Patch - Aug 17, 2012
In front of historic Alameda High School, wrapping around the corner on Oak Street, going almost the whole block up Central (taking a break for the entrance to Kofman auditorium), construction workers started....

Fences and Neighbors

Parents Of Boy With Autism, Neighbors In Fight Over Fence
Chicago.CBSlocal - Aug 17, 2012
MOKENA, Ill. (CBS) – They say strong fences make good neighbors, but not in one southwest suburb....


Fences and Animals

Bison meetings on tap as environmental groups offer help with fence costs
Billings Gazette - Aug 20, 2012
With meetings scheduled Monday night and Tuesday on allowing bison more room to roam outside Yellowstone National Park, four conservation groups are extending an offer to affected landowners to help pay fencing costs....
Fence ordinance in Boonton could help with deer control
New Jersey Hills - Aug 14, 2012
BOONTON TWP. - The Township Committee raised the bar and correspondingly the height of fences, in dealing with deer control in the township....
Family urges coyote awareness after family pets slaughtered in backyard
Truckee Times - Aug 18, 2012
A Spanish Springs family remains haunted by the recent, grisly backyard discovery of their beloved three pet dogs’ bodies — viciously killed by a coyote.....

Ag Fencing

Workshop features fencing, watering options
Sacramento Bee - Aug 17, 2012
WICHITA, Kan. -- Kansas farm groups are putting together a workshop on electric fencing and livestock watering options amid the deepening drought....

Fencing and Airports

‘Unsecured’ gate near fuel pipeline latest security blunder at JFK
NY Post - Aug 17, 2012
A secret memo obtained by The Post revealed astonishing security lapses at JFK Airport, including an “unsecured” gate on the fence protecting its giant fuel pipeline....

Fencing and Railroads

Death spurs train track, fence debate
Regina Leader-Post - Aug 21, 2012
REGINA — With three incidents in the last 20 months two fatal safety concerns are being raised about the Canadian Pacific Railway line near 8th Avenue and Broder Street...
Train Routes to Get More Fencing for Safety
KEYT - Aug 17, 2012
Union Pacific says it will be adding more fencing to the train corridor in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties to keep transients and other pedestrians from....

Weird News

Man charged after portable toilet blows up - Aug 20, 2012
PETERBOROUGH, ONT. - A drunken patron at the Havelock Jamboree has been charged after a portable toilet was blown up early Sunday morning....

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