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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe December 18, 2012  
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There will be no FenceWeek published next week due to Christmas.
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Industry News

Press Release - Dec 13, 2012
Elmhurst, IL – December 13, 2012 – LiftMaster recently added two experienced professionals to the LiftMaster marketing department: Tracy Tryboski in the role of Marketing Product Manager for LiftMaster Gate Operators and Vinod Jotwani as Marketing Manager for Access Controls.....
BDLoops -- New Lead-in for Performed Loops
Press Release - Dec 14, 2012
Need to run multiple lead-ins over a long distance in a single conduit? BD Loops has you covered with our new optional Cal-Trans Type-B lead-in.....
In-cumbria - Dec 11, 2012
A MILLOM-BASED wire manufacturer has landed a lucrative fencing contract. Tornado Wire is one of the UK’s biggest wire manufacturers and supplies a number of diverse markets, including camel netting to the middle east....

Decking Industry News

Building Online - Dec 17, 2012
FEDERAL WAY, WA -- With the addition of composite decking and railing systems from TAMKO® Building Products, Inc., at three distribution centers in the eastern U.S., Weyerhaeuser is now offering the TAMKO products in 21 of its 22 nationwide markets.....
Deceuninck North America Partners with EBTY to Offer Clubhouse Hidden Fastener Biscuit for its Clubhouse PVC Decking
MarketWatch - Dec 17, 2012
FDeceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, has expanded the fastener options for decking contractors with its partnership with EBTY, a builder of custom designed houses and decks. .....
Fiberon Hires New Regional Sales Manager for Montana and Western Canada
Equities - Dec 11, 2012
Fiberon®, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, is proud to announce the promotion of Greg Reed to Regional Sales Manager for the Montana and Western Canada regions.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Sure Guard Pool Fence, Inc. Of Tampa Bay Earns Coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Webwire - Dec 14, 2012
Sure Guard Pool Fence, Inc. of Tampa Bay has been awarded the 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award. Angie’s List awards this honor to companies that have demonstrated a consistently high level of customer service throughout the year. Sure Guard is extremely honored to have received this award for the 2012 year....

Local Government Issues

Motion on Harbour Fence tonight
VOCM - Dec 17, 2012
Outspoken opponent and city councillor Shelaigh O'Leary will move to rescind council's decision to help finance the harbour fence today. Although O'Leary voted back in September for the city to contribute 50 per cent, or about half a million dollars, to a new fence for Harbour Drive...
Transport Canada ducks fence issue
The Telegram - Dec 17, 2012
Sean Hanrahan sounds exasperated about plans for the St. John’s harbourfront security fence and Transport Canada’s recent statements. Not only has the St. John’s Port Authority been dealing with backlash from people who oppose the construction of a fence ..
Hermosa, Manhattan Beach upgrading downtown security barriers
Easy Reader - Dec 17, 2012
The Hermosa Beach City Council last week decided to replace the lightweight barriers along Hermosa Avenue with heavy-duty barriers, which will guard Pier Plaza from the sort of runaway vehicle that crashed onto the Manhattan Beach Pier Nov. 1...
Electric fence issue on parish council's radar
Burton Mail  - Dec 14, 2012
FEARS have been raised after an electric fence was fitted on land near a popular walking area in South Derbyshire.....
Bogalusa updates fence ordinance
The Daily News  - Dec 15, 2012
One of the numerous ordinances passed by the Bogalusa City Council Tuesday was one that amends and re-enacts the ordinance that sets the standards for fence construction and maintenance and provides penalties for violations....
Safety fencing to be installed along stretch of the River Avon in Bath
Bath Chronicle  - Dec 14, 2012
Councillors have approved Ł140,000 of funding for new safety fencing along a section of the River Avon in Bath....

Community Issues

Ogden trails open -- for now -- despite fencing
StandardNet  - Dec 15, 2012
OGDEN — Fence structures that have been popping up along trails in the Ogden foothills have the hiking community worried, but the landowner who put them there says he’s keeping his property open to the public....
Neighborhood group funds fencing project in Bow Mar South area
Denver Post  - Dec 17, 2012
The informative “Everything you need to know about Loops” class is being held for the second time at Electronic Entry Distributors on December 12th 2012...
ARA Baseball Field Gets New Fence with Eagle Scout Project
LowerProvidence.Patch  - Dec 12, 2012
The Audubon Recreation Association (ARA) Baseball field has a new post and rail fence thanks to Nicholas Mazza’s Eagle Scout Project. Mazza, 17, a Methacton High School junior, is a Boy Scout with Audubon Troop 313....

Fences in History

Fencing job led to purchase of own ranch
San Angelo Standard Times-  - Dec 15, 2012
In 1879 the XIT Ranch in the Texas Panhandle comprised more than 3 million acres and was known as the largest ranch in the world. The land covered all or portions of Dallam, Hartley, Oldham, Deaf Smith, Parmer, Castro, Bailey, Lamb, Cochran and Hockley counties....

Home Owner Associations

Aluminum fence sparks legal fight between Hampton Cove resident, homeowners association  - Dec 12, 2012
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The Hampton Cove Owners Association is taking a longtime resident to court over his aluminum fence....

Fences and Animals

Rabbit-proof fence extension opposed
The Australian  - Dec 18, 2012
A PLAN to extend the rabbit-proof fence in Western Australia's south is being opposed by several conservation groups who say animals caught in it die slowly and painfully....
Neighbors will build fences to contain cattle
River Towns  - Dec 11, 2012
Board members helped craft an amiable resolution to a fence and loose-cattle dispute between neighbors at the town of River Falls regular board meeting Dec. 3....
Tiger Saved from Barbed Wire in India  - Dec 11, 2012
A female wild tiger is recovering at a zoo in India after getting ensnared in a barbed wire fence on a coffee plantation last week. Wildlife officials are commending how the potentially dangerous situation was handled.....

Schools and Fences

Council rip down fence that protected pupils outside a primary school... because of fears over health and safety
Daily Mail  - Dec 17, 2012
Jobsworth council bosses have ordered a school to tear down a fence that protected children on their way to school - because of health and safety....

Stolen Fences

Swansea Council worker tried to remove 'dangerous' fence to buy headstone for his father's grave
South Wales Evening Post  - Dec 17, 2012
A FORMER council worker tricked a colleague into removing metal fencing from a park by telling him it was unsafe — but planned to sell it to pay for a headstone for his late dad. .....


Fencing and Railroads

Fencing goes up to deter vandals at monument for ‘Woo Woo’
Carolina Coast Online  - Dec 14, 2012
MOREHEAD CITY — Why is Capt. Woo Woo behind bars? That question regarding the memorial on the city’s waterfront to beloved charter boat operator Capt. James “Woo Woo” Benjamin Harker IV, who owned and operated the Carolina Princess.....

International Borders

Greece Completes Border Fence with Turkey
Turkish Weekly  - Dec 17, 2012
JATHENS, December 17 (RIA Novosti) – Greece has finished construction of a fence along the 12.5-km (8-mile) stretch of its land border with Turkey to curb illegal migration, the Athens News Agency (ANA) said citing company-contractor of the project.....
Avalanches damage LoC fencing in Kashmir
Two Circles  - Dec 17, 2012
New Delhi : Inclement weather, heavy snow accumulation, avalanches and landslides damage fencing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Monday....

Weird News

University of Chicago receives Indiana Jones diary - Dec 17, 2012
The University of Chicago is trying to determine the origins of a detailed Indiana Jones diary that was sent to its admissions department last week....

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