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|Letter from AFA President Bob Burton |
Letter - Fen 6, 2012
Dear Fence Industry, Hello! My name is Bob Burton and I am your new American Fence Association president. I am writing to let each of you, whether you are a member of our great association or not, that you are an integral part of our industry.....
|AFA Honors Encon President with Distinguished Service Award |
Press Release - Fen 13, 2012
The American Fence Association (AFA) recognized its members who are setting the standard of excellence in the fence, security, deck and railing industry during its annual awards presentation at FENCETECH’12 in Miami, ...
|Trex Fencing New National Distribution |
Press Release - Fen 10, 2012
The popular and industry-leading Trex® Seclusion® composite fencing is now available for purchase through new national distribution. Previously the fencing product was only offered for purchase by truckload and with limited availability...
|One-man fencing machine from Bryce Suma |
Farmers Guardian - Fen 10, 2012
Bryce Suma’s latest fencing machine is based around a 46hp tracked unit designed to work in harsh and inaccessible conditions, says managing director Jock Bryce...
Decking Industry News
|The Secrets of Selling Decking Products Online |
BPD-Building Products Digest - Fen 13, 2012
The deck appears to be stacked against selling decking online. The products can be long and heavy, and are typically purchased in full-project quantities. Currently, most LBM dealers use their websites to provide product information to "physical customers." E-commerce sales of decking are "maybe, one day."...
|TimberTech Partners With Decks.com to Offer Free Deck Plans |
MarketWatch - Fen 8, 2012
TimberTech, a leading manufacturer of alternative decking and railing materials, recently entered into two partnerships that will make it easier to select the perfect deck and get the most enjoyment from outdoor living...
|Redwood Decking Growing in the Northeast |
BPD-Building Products Digest - Fen 9, 2012
Redwood decking is slowly making a comeback in the Northeast, thanks in part to efforts by producer The California Redwood Co., Eureka, Ca., and distributor Feldman Wood Products, Garden City Park, N.Y...
Fence Contractors in the News
|Consumers Tell BBB: Arrow Fence, Justin Blunt Reneged On Fence Jobs |
Better Business Bureau - Fen 13, 2012
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 13, 2012 – Arrow Fence, a contracting company in Granite City, Ill., is the focus of complaints from consumers who say they paid the company for fence work that was never done. They said the company refused to return their money....
|Urban deer good for business |
Castanet.net - Fen 13, 2012
The urban deer issue has actually been very good for business for a Penticton fencing company. Peter Rathjen with Talon Fabricators says automated fencing systems are selling well.....
Local Government Issues
|Village May Permit 8-Foot Deer Fences |
Southampton.Patch - Fen 10, 2012
After receiving complaints of deer devouring thousands of dollars worth of plantings, the Southampton Village Board on Thursday set a public hearing date for a law that would allow residents to install deer fencing with a permit....
|Merchants ask court to stop fence plan during All-Star Game |
Orlando Sentinel - Fen 10, 2012
Merchants across the street from the Amway Center asked a state court for an emergency injunction late Friday to stop a security fence from going up in front of their businesses during the NBA All-Star Game.....
|Electric fences approved in city limits |
El Paso Times - Fen 7, 2012
El Paso City Council passed an ordinance allowing the use of electric fences within the city limits.
Currently, electric fences are only used in farming and ranching areas. The new rule attempts to deter crime on commercial and industrial sites.....
|Fences go up around abandoned Mellon Green |
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Fen 9, 2012
Crews began installing fences around Bank of New York Mellon's empty Downtown park about 6:30 a.m., hours after Occupy Pittsburgh left the park for good.....
Fences and Animals - Wildlife
|Volunteers to Install Fencing to Protect Piping Plovers |
Atlantic Highlands Herald - Fen 12, 2012
SANDY HOOK, NJ - On Saturday, March 10, rather than enjoying the usual bird walk at Sandy Hook, the Monmouth County Audubon Society is urging its friends and members to “give back” by volunteering to help the National Park Service erect fencing ...
Fencing and Airports
|Parowan airport gets prairie dog fence |
St. George Daily Spectrum - Fen 14, 2012
PAROWAN - In spite of knee-deep mud and snow flurries, workers from Precision Pipe finished work on the underground portion of a prairie dog fence surrounding the Parowan airport Monday....
Schools and Fences
|School fence victory for residents |
Northumberland Gazette - Fen 13, 2012
A SCHOOL fence which caused a furore after residents were prevented from getting out of the backs of their homes is to be completely re-sited, the Gazette can reveal....
|Alnwick school fence will cost £11,500 to be moved |
Journal Live - Fen 13, 2012
A SECURITY fence built around a Northumberland school despite opposition from neighbours is to be moved at a cost of £11,500 – after a resident’s success in a right of way battle....
|Shakopee women's prison may get fence |
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Fen 13, 2012
Minnesota's fenceless prison might be in line for one after all. Last week, the Shakopee City Council agreed to support a $5.4 million state allocation for a fence around the state women's prison...
USA Mexico Border Fence
|Texans on wrong side of border fence grow anxious |
Associated Press - Fen 13, 2012
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Max Pons is already anticipating the anxiety he'll feel when the heavy steel gate shuts behind him, leaving his home isolated on a strip of land between America's border fence and the violence raging across the Rio Grande in Mexico....
|U.S. ocean fence aims to curb smuggling from Mexico |
Reuters - Fen 7, 2012
U.S. authorities are building a steel and concrete barrier 300 feet (90 meters) out into the Pacific Ocean south of San Diego to curb dangerous attempts by illegal immigrants and smugglers to slip through the breakers to California.....
|Greeks build fence to ward off asylum seekers |
EUobserver.com - Fen 7, 2012
BRUSSELS - Greece has started construction of a 12.6-km-long razor-wire-topped fence designed to keep out migrants, but described as "pointless" by the European Commission....
|Wacky 911 calls |
Canoe.ca - Feb 13, 2012
Toronto baby undergoing potty-training dialled 911 with a cellphone after its mother provided the device as a diversion. ....
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