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Industry News

57 More HySecurity Distributors and Dealers Ready to Compete
Press Release  - Dec 3, 2012
HySecurity gives its Distributors and Dealers a leg up on the competition. HySecurity not only produces exceptional, high-quality gate operators, but it also backs up its superior quality with superior hands-on tech training.On October 22nd-25th, HySecurity once again transformed its headquarters into a high-tech University...
Free “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” class taught by BD Loops to be held at Electronic Entry Distributors in Gardena, CA on December 12th
Press Release  - Dec 3, 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...
Non-rot polyethylene fence posts launched
Farmers Weekly  - Dec 3, 2012
Irish company JFC Manufacturing has launched a range of polyethylene fence posts which, it says, will not rot, decay, shrink or decompose. The end strain assemblies involve a combination of kiln-dried treated timber and a rotationally moulded polyethylene outer.....
Contract Parkers Use TagMaster RFID Tag as “Parking Debit Tag”
Press Release  - Dec 1, 2012
TACOMA, Wa. | TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) was installed by Harstad Controls for contract parker access ....
Underwater Protection
Israel Defense  - Nov 29, 2012
RBtec, an Israeli company that specializes in electronic security systems and produces perimeter defense solutions, has developed an underwater perimeter fence.....

Decking Industry News

AERT to introduce deckboard with nanotechnology
Plastics News  - Nov 28, 2012
Wood-plastic composite decking manufacturer Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. will debut its much-awaited -- and the industry’s first -- decking board that incorporates nanotechnology at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas in mid-January......

Fence Contractors in the News

Charlotte Fence Company Beautifies Charlotte, NC Historic Area Park
SBWire  - Dec 3, 2012
Chosen over Lowes, Home Depot and other large companies that provide fencing, Charlotte fence company, Forrest Fence, built the new fence at the Cherry Neighborhood Park as part of the community’s recent revitalization project......
Contact 2: Alton Fence Contractor
KTVI  - Nov 28, 2012
NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, M O. (KTVI) – A north county homeowner puts money down on a new fence but it never materializes. The contractor disappeared with her money. An experience she says should be a warning for others.....

Local Government Issues

NYC orders Staten Islander to put fence around his home before it's demolished
Staten Island Advance  - Nov 28, 2012
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Andrew Carro’s home was branded with the city’s scarlet letter and is now one of the 200 slated for demolition. If that wasn’t enough, he has since been ordered to fence off his property in the name of “public safety” — or risk a fine. ....
New fence bylaw would send disgruntled Waterloo residents to court
MetroNews Canada - Nov 29, 2012
WATERLOO — Disagree with a decision from the City of Waterloo’s fence variance committee? You may soon have to go to court to fight it.....
Fence Dispute
Lewistown News - Nov 28, 2012
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this fence.” That is what Bill McClinton of the Lewistown Board of Adjustment said to welcome Dave King to his zoning ordinance hearing Monday evening, a hearing ong-awaited by King regarding the height of his fence....
RMS backs down on plans to install a fence along Oxford St
The Australian  - Nov 30, 2012
PADDINGTON residents and businesses are celebrating after RMS and Roads Minister Duncan Gay announced they would not go ahead with plans to install a fence along the middle of Oxford St.....
Safety fence plan for River Avon in Bath
BBC  - Nov 28, 2012
Plans to install a safety fence along the River Avon in Bath have been announced by the local authority. It follows the deaths from drowning of three people, between Windsor Bridge and Churchill Bridge, in recent years....

Community Issues

Long sought Vallejo fence keeps little out, except likely heavy fines
Vallejo Times-Herald - Dec 4, 2012
Melvin Cooke of Calistoga says he waited more than 20 years for the city of Vallejo to erect a fence around his Vallejo property. Now that it has, he's losing sleep over the stress it's brought him....
New fence installed to deter Christmas tree thefts - Nov 30, 2012
The theft of Christmas trees in years past has the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre hoping new, donated fencing will better protect its lot. A transport truck arrived in Ottawa Saturday morning from Nova Scotia, carrying 950 balsam firs...
The difference a fence and a school can make on property values
Dallas Morning News - Nov 27, 2012
Our standard dividing line for the north-south gap in Dallas has been the Trinity River and Interstate 30. But when you get down to the microscopic level, the boundary is much more jagged on the I-30 side. At one point...

The Famous and Their Fences

Kate Winslet’s neighbours gather at the gates
Montreal Gazette - Nov 27, 2012
n West Sussex, in England, Kate Winslet’s neighbours are having indignation meetings about her fence and gates, the Telegraph reports....


Schools and Fences

Facilities removes Wilson-era Prospect House fence, an Orange Key legend
Daily Princetonian - Nov 27, 2012
The iron fence that bordered the north side of Prospect House for over a century and became a topic of Princeton folklore has been permanently taken down.....
Fence makes Fort Caspar Academy safer
Casper Star-Tribune Online - Nov 29, 2012
To keep children from traipsing in front of moving cars on their way to the front door at Fort Caspar Academy, a fence now stands between two crosswalks in the dropoff lane....
Mansfield school gets extension for fence - Nov 29, 2012
Mansfield — In 2009, the Hands-On Montessori School on Creeden Street got a three-year license to continue using a fence on town-owned property as long as a guardrail was installed to protect the children and the town....

Fences and Animals

Seabird numbers increasing at Kaena Point thanks to fence
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Dec 1, 2012
A record number of wedge-tailed shearwater seabirds are hatching at Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve a year after a predator-proof fence was installed in the area. The fence is meant to keep out all the birds’ predators, including cats, dogs, mongoose, rats and mice....
Zoo Boise Fence Reinforced Following Break-In, Monkey Death
Boise Weekly - Dec 1, 2012
Officials at Zoo Boise, still reeling from a Nov. 17 break-in that left a Patas monkey dead, have added razor wire to the facility's perimeter fence. Prosecutors at the arraignment of 22-year-old Michael Watkins, suspected of attempting to steal the monkey,...

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbors Amicably Resolve Fence Dispute
glossynews - Nov 28, 2012
MAPLEVIEW, OHIO – In a rare event, two Mapleview citizens have resolved their fence dispute without resort to violence, litigation or letters to the editor.....

Pool Safety

Someone steals pool fence from rental property, renter out of luck
myfoxphoenix - Nov 28, 2012
PHOENIX - A grandmother who got ready to move into a rental home, looking for a better life for her grandkids, has found the backyard is too dangerous for the children....
Pool fence 'wholly inadequate': girl drowned after shoelaces caught on bike pedals
Great Lakes Advocate - Nov 28, 2012
The parents of a five-year-old girl who fell into her family's pool and drowned because her shoelaces were caught in the pedals of her bike had a "wholly inadequate" pool fence...

International Borders

Greece’s Evros Immigrant Fence Almost Ready
Greek Reporter - Dec 3, 2012
A barbed-wire fence running along a 12.5-kilometer (7.76-mile) stretch of land border between Greece and Turkey is expected to be finished and operational by mid-December in a bid to keep out illegal immigrants, sources at the Public Order Ministry told the Athens newspaper Kathimerini.....
India to erect floating fence along Sir Creek border with Pakistan
Times of India - Dec 2, 2012
NEW DELHI: India will soon erect a 'floating fence', anchored by submerged metallic meshes, along the disputed Sir Creek border area with Pakistan....


Weird News

Company boasts so-called 'world's first' bacon shaving cream - Nov 28, 2012
The self-styled "bacontrepreneurs" at J&D claim to have invented "the world's first bacon-scented shaving cream," but a Wisconsin-based shop has had something similar on the market for years.....

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