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Industry News

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.....
New CertainTeed® Bufftech® Galveston™ Privacy Fence Colors Allow Building Professionals to Mix and Match Fence Styles
Press Release  - Fen 14, 2012
CertainTeed Corporation is bringing more color options to its Bufftech® Galveston™ with CertaGrain® vinyl privacy fence, offering building professionals more design options....
ADI (Absolute Distribution, Inc.) Appointed as Distributor for Fortress Railing Products in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Press Release  - Fen 13, 2012
Minneapolis, MN – based Absolute Distribution, Inc. (ADI, and Richardson, TX based Fortress Railing Products ( announce their partnership to distribute Fortress Railing Products in the upper Midwest.....
Free BD Loops Seminars to be held at Multi Sales, Inc – La Palma Branch on March 28th 2011.
Press Release  - Fen 13, 2012
Brian Dickson of BD Loops will be presenting the highly acclaimed “Everything you need to know about Loops” seminar at Multi Sales, Inc 11th Annual Mini-Commercial Trade Show....
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 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  - 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.....
Austin Fence and Deck Reminds People a Good Deck and Fence Should Not Be Missing Form the Home
SBwire  - Fen 13, 2012
Austin Fence and Deck knows very well that nobody likes a bad looking fence or deck. They believe that there is a correlation between a poorly looked after home and a home owner’s stress levels.....

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.....

Stolen Fences

Thief may be looking to "fence"' $48,000 in stolen fence panels
Chico Enterprise-Record - Fen 14, 2012
WILLOWS -- A brazen Glenn County thief may be looking for ways to 'fence,' or otherwise unload, 150 stolen livestock fence panels.....

Community Issues

Kids' artwork adorns fence around Performing Arts center
Central Florida News 13  - Fen 10, 2012
ORLANDO -- The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is still under construction, but it's already showing off some local talent.....
Chain-link fence near old trestle has nearby businesses up in arms
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Fen 12, 2012
An old railroad trestle along the Petaluma River has long been in the foreground of the view from riverside restaurants in downtown Petaluma......
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.....
Erect fences to stop suicides on Verrazano Bridge, says kin of man who plunged to death - Fen 10, 2012
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It took only a moment for Andre Carrasco to get out of his car and jump to his death from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge last month.....


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Bee Fences - Keeping Elephants Out, Letting High Profits in - Fen 12, 2012
Like many small-scale farmers, 56-year-old Agnes Ndyomubandi survives on her cotton, cassava, maize and banana gardens....
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....
GJ Airport tenants say fence caused business to fly awa - Fen 12, 2012
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Controversy has taken off at the Grand Junction Regional Airport. A second perimeter fence built for safety, is now the target of a possible lawsuit....

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 - 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....

Weird News

Wacky 911 calls - 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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