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LMT MERCER GROUP, INC INTRODUCES COMLIMENTARY COMPONENTS TO MATCH HOMELAND VINYL PRODUCTS MOCHA WALNUT
Press Release  - Aug 3, 2012
LMT Mercer Group, Inc., the leading manufacturer of accessories for the PVC and wood composite fence, deck and handrail industry is pleased to announce the addition of Mocha Walnut into their product offering.....
THE CHAMBERLAIN GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS FOR LIFTMASTER® AND CHAMBERLAIN®/HEATHCO® BRANDS
Press Release  - Aug 3, 2012
Elmhurst, IL – July 31, 2012 – The Chamberlain Group, Inc., the leading, single-sourced provider of access control solutions for residential and commercial applications, ....
LMT MERCER GROUP, INC EXPANDS THEIR CUSTOMERS WORLD WEB PRESENCE
Press Release  - Aug 5, 2012
LMT Mercer Group, Inc., the leading manufacturer of accessories for the PVC and wood composite fence, deck and handrail industry is pleased to introduce six (6) new websites....
ASTM Develops Standard for low-speed vehicle barriers.
Press Release  - Aug 1, 2012
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-It happens all too often: a driver suddenly loses control of a car, sending it into a storefront or other pedestrian area. Property damage and serious injuries, sometimes fatal, can result from these accidents.....
This is not your average Colorbond fence
Illawarra Mercury  - Aug 1, 2012
It can withstand the extreme heat, high-speed air stream, dust and debris of a jet blast - this is not your average Colorbond fence. The blast deflector fence in question is made with steel from BlueScope but that's where the similarity ends, ....
Fencing firm all wired up after £1m investment heralds new jobs
The Business Desk  - Aug 1, 2012
A WARWICKSHIRE wire fencing manufacturer has invested £1m in new machinery to help support growth and new jobs.Tornado Wire, which employs 75 people and is headquartered in Bidford-on-Avon, develops fencing products for the agricultural, equestrian and industrial markets....
Quiet Fence lets homeowners enjoy outdoors without air-conditioner buzz
Dallas Morning News  - Aug 1, 2012
About three years ago, Diehl’s husband invented Quiet Fence. It’s a hinged, two-piece screen with “Hushhh BloX,” prism-shaped material with “the same technology that sound-recording studios use to block and absorb noise at the source,”....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Sponsors 2012 Southern Living Idea House
PR Newswire  - Aug 6, 2012
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, is a national sponsor of the 2012 Southern Living Idea House...
AZEK® Rail Lighting Chosen Best Product by Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler Magazines
PR Newswire  - Aug 1, 2012
AZEK Building Products announced today that its new line of AZEK® Rail Lighting was named a Best Product of 2012 by Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler Magazines....
Should You Build Your Deck From Wood or Plastic?
Popular Mechanics  - Aug 1, 2012
Wood is still the king of decking materials, but the widespread acceptance and availability of manufactured "plastic" lumber has continued to grow among DIYers and professional deck builders alike. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Glenmore Park man jumps fence to success
Penrith-Press  - Aug 5, 2012
AT 21, Josh Ferrif's business plans are advanced well beyond his years. Mr Ferrif, of Glenmore Park, started his own business, Select Fencing, late last year and says youth is an advantage in the tough economic environment....
Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking Builds Entertainment Deck for Portland's Street of Dreams
PR Leap  - Aug 6, 2012
West Linn, OR – Northwest decking contractor Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking has constructed an 800-square-foot outdoor entertainment deck for the NW Natural Street of Dreams, ....

Local Government Issues

Fiocchi fence debate to return to Havre de Grace Monday
Baltimore Sun (blog)-  - Aug 2, 2012
Joe Fiocchi and his fence on Commerce Street will be back before the Havre de Grace City Council Monday.....
Proposed Lewis County fencing law sparks controversy
WGEM  - Aug 1, 2012
LEWIS COUNTY, Mo. (WGEM) -- For years, rural neighbors in Missouri helped share the costs of fences on their property lines.....
Saranac Lake issues new fence permit to motel
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise  - Aug 3, 2012
SARANAC LAKE - The owners of a local motel will be allowed to keep a controversial fence along the Lake Flower shoreline; they just have to reduce it in height by 2 feet....
New Fence Being Installed at Columbiana Stadium
WYTV  - Aug 2, 2012
A renovation project is set to start soon at Firestone Park in Columbiana....

Community Issues

Developer installs fence to block signs
Marinscope Community Newspapers  - Aug 1, 2012
The developer behind a controversial townhouse project on East Blithedale Avenue has installed a wooden fence to block a neighbor’s signs protesting his project.....
Historic UGA fence getting a makeover
Online Athens  - Aug 4, 2012
The historic cast iron fence that runs along Broad Street and includes the Arch is among Athens’ most popular spots for photographs.....
Hownsgill viaduct to be fitted with anti-suicide fences
BBC  - Aug 1, 2012
Hownsgill viaduct to be fitted with anti-suicide fences ... A protective steel fence is to be fitted to a County Durham landmark to prevent suicide attempts....
Mickadeit: Her iconic fence might come down
OCRegister  - Aug 4, 2012
When they married in 1961, Marlem Mason promised his wife, Helen, "a house with a white picket fence." Finally, in 2000, he had one installed at their home in the 6600 block of Acacia Avenue in Garden Grove....
New zoo fence receives mixed reviews
The State  - Aug 5, 2012
A new fence going up at Riverbanks Zoo got mixed reviews as river-goers took to the water in droves Saturday....

Fortress

Pool Safety

Pool fence manslaughter case in court
Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 5, 2012
A man believed to be the first in the country to be charged with manslaughter for failing to fence his pool properly appeared briefly in a country NSW court today.....
Stats show child pool drownings are common, preventable deaths
The Wicked Local Blog  - Jul 31, 2012
I always wanted a pool as a kid, but the answer was always no. I’m sure it wasn’t in the family budget anyway, but my father also was always worried that my younger brother....

DIY - Consumers

Dog Fence Buying Guide
business2community  - Aug 5, 2012
Buying a dog fence is an important step if you want to keep your dog safe and close by. Your dog surely needs time outdoors to go to the bathroom and get exercise in the fresh air. Without a fence in your yard, your dog could run away or face harm from other animals....

Fencing and Airports

Fort Wayne International Begins Airfield Safety Projects
Aviation News Today  - Aug 7, 2012
Officials at Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority announced the launch of two projects aimed at enhancing airfield safety at Fort Wayne International. Improvements include the final phase of perimeter fencing replacement .....
Airport authority opens fence bids
Sun Gazette  - Aug 3, 2012
The Williamsport Regional Airport Authority on Thursday opened bids from six companies vying to replace the airport's perimeter security fencing that was damaged by two floods last year.....

Fences and Volunteers

Eugene's Civic Stadium fence is outta there
McMinnville News-Register - Aug 1, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It's outta here. Volunteers have torn down the weather-beaten outfield fence at historic Civic Stadium in Eugene. A storm removed part of the 12-foot-high wooden fence last winter,....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Government settles border fence case in Texas
Lubbock Online - Aug 7, 2012
McALLEN — The U.S. government paid almost $1 million Monday for part of a South Texas nature preserve taken for the border fence,...

Weird News

Man texts 'I need to quit texting' then drives off bridge
Canoe.ca - Aug 3, 2012
A man who texted while driving "I need to quit texting because I could die in a car accident" nearly died in a car accident when his truck plunged off a bridge and into a ravine...

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