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Industry News

DoorKing Adds Wireless Voice, Data and Video!
Press Release  - Fen 18, 2012
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing has introduced a wireless adapter for its 1812 Series of residential telephone intercom systems. The adapter will provide homeowners with high quality wireless voice, data and video.....
LMT Mercer Group, Inc Expands New Innovative Designer Product Line
Press Release  - Fen 20, 2012
Lawrenceville, N.J. - LMT Mercer Group, Inc. is proud to announce the expansion of The Designer Product Line.....
B&M Wood Products has developed a new type of deer fence
Press Release  - Fen 18, 2012
B&M Wood Products has developed a new type of deer fence that is very functional, cheap, and easy to install. We make the fence system from 6' to 10' tall and 12' feet wide....
Door-and-Gate Operator Manufacturer LiftMaster Exhibits at International Builders Show
Professional Door Dealer  - Fen 21, 2012
Liftmaster, a residential and commercial operator manufacturer, unveiled its newest line of residential garage door openers and gate operators at the 2012 International Builders Show. LiftMaster’s patented MyQ technology was a main draw to the booth.....
Supplier Linear Re-Aligns Outside Sales Representatives
Professional Door Dealer  - Fen 21, 2012
Linear LLC, a supplier of electronic products for a host of residential and commercial applications, has re-organized its outside sales representatives into the new System Sales Group. .....
Be Proactive and Improve Neighborhood Safety
MarketWatch - Fen 17, 2012
Without security, property crime can be a huge problem for home and business owners nationwide. Fortunately, MAXguard® Fence & Wall Spike Strips ( ) reduces the likelihood of intrusion and theft......
After more than 13 years of dedication to raising standards within the Fencing Industry, "Fencing's National Treasure" Wendy Baker is stepping down from her role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Fencing Contractors Association (FCA).....

Decking Industry News

Composite Manufacturers Roll Out New Decking
BPD-Building Products Digest  - Fen 20, 2012
As deck season approaches, manufacturers of composite deck boards are introducing new products-or expanding and improving old ones. ...
Trex to be featured on 'This Old House'
Washington Business Journal  - Fen 15, 2012
Winchester, Va.-based Trex Co. Inc. , whose decking products cost more than wood but require less maintenance, is being featured in a historic renovation project on the PBS program "This Old House."...

Fence Contractors in the News

ActiveYards™ Names The Fence Authority The Best Overall Dealer In The Nation
Open PR  - Fen 21, 2012
The Fence Authority, a premier source for fence products and installation since 1996, has recently been named the nation’s “Best overall dealer of ActiveYards™ fences”.....
Fire station to get electronic gates
The Downey Patriot  - Fen 16, 2012
DOWNEY – The Downey City Council awarded a $63,000 contract on Tuesday to Los Angeles-based Harris Steel Fence Company to install security gates outside Fire Station No. 1 on Paramount Boulevard.....
Residents outraged by sign near crash site
WKMG Orlando  - Fen 16, 2012
OCALA, Fla. - Marion County residents are outraged at a sign referring to drag racing that was recently put up on a marquis by a fencing company near the scene of a fatal car accident.....

Local Government Issues

Fencing, watering program for livestock owners
New Philadelphia Times Reporter - Fen 16, 2012
The Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District is offering free streamside fencing and alternative watering systems to county livestock owners.....
New fencing may enable reopening of popular Flintshire tourist site
The Leader - Wrexham & Flintshire news  - Fen 17, 2012
A popular tourist attraction blighted by vandalism could be fenced off. The Greenfield Mills heritage site within the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park.....
Town Trustees Consider Beach Fences
East Hampton Star  - Fen 16, 2012
East Hampton Town Trustees are concerned that the beach is eroding in two directions: from the seaward side due to the ocean’s rise and intermittent storm surges, as well as from the landward side via creeping sand fences put up by beachfront homeowners....
Wilmette considering fence, fee for beach
Chicago Tribune  - Fen 16, 2012
Access to one of the rare free beaches along the Lake Michigan shore in Illinois may soon be restricted in Wilmette, as the park district considers building a $100,000 fence and charging admission....

Community Issues

NBA All-Star fence headed to court
Orlando Sentinel - Fen 15, 2012
Merchants who sued City Hall over plans for a fence between their businesses and the NBA All-Star Game won't get their day in court until next week....
Around Town: R.G. Drage student repairs Quaker Cemetery fence
Canton Repository - Fen 14, 2012
Chance Herron of Minerva, a senior metalworking student at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center, has taken on the task of repairing a metal fence that surrounds the 200-year-old Quaker Cemetery on Seneca Street NE in Massillon.....
Lockdown: CVS fences in its properties
The Carrboro Citizen - Fen 17, 2012
Reversing a previous decision, CVS Caremark officials last week boarded up and installed chain-link fences around properties it owns that are proposed for a future CVS development...

Stolen Fences

Scrap thieves strip fence of wire worth just £20
Oxford Times  - Fen 15, 2012
A COMMUNITY centre in Oxford was stripped of its fencing as metal thieves tore out more than 45 metres of plastic-coated wire...
Fencing stolen from cemetery
New Ross Standard  - Fen 15, 2012
A NEW ROSS Town Councillor says he is ' outraged' after seventy feet of fencing was taken from the new cemetery extension last week....

Fencing and Railroads

LIRR installs fence where teens were killed
Newsday  - Fen 17, 2012
Long Island Rail Road workers Thursday began installing security fencing at the site where two young women died after being struck by a train on elevated tracks west of the Copiague train station...
It's time for MTA to fence off the edge of despair on Staten Island's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Staten Island Advance Editorial  - Fen 17, 2012
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In a heartfelt letter to the editor, Dr. Kenneth Popler, the president and CEO of the Staten Island Mental Health Society, returns to a poignant theme important to him and his work: The question of how to prevent suicides....


Fences and Neighbors

Fence dispute a great divide for Young
Gold Coast  - Fen 21, 2012
CAROL and Allen Poole want to tear down a fence they share with mayoral candidate Peter Young because they say it's on their land.....
Neighbours 'off base,' billionaire Barry Zekelman says
Windsor Star  - Fen 16, 2012
BELLE RIVER, Ont. -- Billionaire businessman Barry Zekelman, who is in a dispute with the town and neighbours over a fence he built along Pike Creek, defended his wife Stephanie from attacks made about her at a Lakeshore council meeting Tuesday night....
Is Neighbors' Fence Feud Finally Finished?
WYFF Greenville  - Fen 17, 2012
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -- A man whose very tall fence has riled up his neighbors talked to News 4 on Friday, and gave his version of the story -- from the other side of the fence...

Fences and Animals

Fences installed along portion of Atlantic City Expressway are to keep animals at bay
Press of Atlantic City  - Fen 15, 2012
Fences are popping up alongside another local highway, although this time they are not designed to keep terrorists at bay - only deer....
Fences being built to channel deer to safe I-25 passages
Colorado Springs Gazette -  - Fen 15, 2012
Amy Cavender tends to tense up when she’s driving on Interstate 25 just south of Fountain. Her home is between Colorado Springs and Pueblo and the stretch of road between Fountain and the Pikes Peak International Raceway often has a deer carcass...
Mixed Feelings On $1 Million I-25 Wildlife Fence
KRDO  - Fen 15, 2012
FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- A wildlife fence along Interstate 25 will cost taxpayers almost $1 million, and there are mixed feelings about the price tag....
Battle to fence in cattle is far from over in Rio Rico
Nogales International  - Fen 14, 2012
Far from developing a consensus, a meeting on Thursday in Rio Rico to discuss free-roaming cattle served more than anything to stir residents' ire on both sides of the fence....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border Patrol completes more than 6 miles of new border fence in Arizona (KNXV-TV)  - Fen 17, 2012
DOUGLAS, AZ - U.S. Customs and Border Protection has completed the construction of more than six miles of border fence near the city of Douglas, Arizona with fencing that is significantly more difficult to break through, according to a news release from the agency Wednesday...


As Fence Goes up on Greek-Turkish Border, Some Question Impact
Eastern Morning Herald  - Fen 17, 2012
Construction if the 12.5km fence, complete w?th razor wire, and a related command centre, began ?n early February with a price tag of more then 5m euros and ? projected completion date of late 2012....
Egyptian turmoil prompts Israel to fence border
Seattle Times  - Fen 17, 2012
Concerned about turmoil in Egypt and what Israeli military officials say is a rising threat along the country's southern border, Israel has embarked on building an iron barrier that will stretch nearly 140 miles from the Taba border crossing to the Gaza Strip and the Mediterranean...


Weird News

Man bungles three armed robberies within 13 minutes - Feb 16, 2012
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. -- Darrell Snyder is a failure as a criminal and if the Crown has his way, he’ll be sentenced to four years for being the robber who couldn't ....

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