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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe February 28, 2012  
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Industry News

2012 Regional Trade Show This Saturday in Newport RI
CNet - Feb 28, 2012
The Northeast Chapter of the American Fence Association will be hosting its’ bi-annual Trade Show and Educational Seminars at the Newport Hyatt on Goat Island in beautiful Newport , RI..
CertainTeed Expands Popular Colors to EverNew® Oxford Railing
Press Release - Feb 23, 2012
The CertainTeed® EverNew® Oxford vinyl railing system is now available in two additional popular colors, Almond and Clay. The new neutral hues can be used with complementary exterior building materials to create aesthetically pleasing, low-maintenance outdoor living spaces...
Crafty designer makes art out of chain-link fencing
CNet - Feb 21, 2012
Dutch designer Joep Verhoeven happened by a gashed chain-link fence that had been hastily wired up. Now his company Lace Fence makes fencing Vermeer would be proud of...
ElectroBraid Fence Now Available Exclusively Through Woodstream's Distribution Network
PRNewswire - Feb 21, 2012
Woodstream Corporation, a global manufacturer of animal ­­control products including FiShock, Zareba and ElectroBraid brand of electronic containment systems that provide safe, economical alternatives to barbed wire fencing,..
Sure Guard Pool Fence Launches New National Website to Attract Distributors For Nationwide Expansion
Webwire - Feb 22, 2012
Tampa, FL – February 22, 2012 – Sure Guard Pool Fence Inc., a pool fence manufacturing company located in Tampa Bay, Florida, has launched their new website a....
Birkdale in exclusive UK rights to supply Patura fencing
Farm UK - Feb 24, 2012
British gate and fencing accessories specialist, Birkdale, recently won exclusive rights to distribute the Patura range of electric fencing here in the UK and Ireland....

Decking Industry News

AZEK® Deck Named #1 in Quality in BUILDER Magazine's 2012 Brand Study
PR Newswire - Feb 28, 2012
AZEK Deck was named the number one brand in "Quality" in Builder Magazine's 2012 Brand Study in the Composite/PVC Decking category. Builder Magazine conducts a reader survey each year across 80 different product categories...
Starborn Industries Expands DECKFAST® Epoxy Coated Line of Screws for Decks and Exterior Use to Include Four New Colors of Star Drive Fasteners - Feb 23, 2012
Starborn Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of fasteners and related products for the building industry, has expanded the Deckfast® line of screws for decks and exterior use. ...
Nyloboard says 'no worries' with decking from recycled materials
Rockdale Citizen - Feb 27, 2012
COVINGTON -- A nice deck on the back of the home is often the setting for fun gatherings of family and friends. But that picturesque scene can begin to fade as sun, rain, mildew or even termites begin to take their toll on the wood...
New decking line enters Lowe’s
Home Channel News - Feb 27, 2012
The Empire Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand-based Tenon LTD, has been selected as the exclusive distribution partner for Eastman Chemical Company’s new Perennial Wood decking product into Lowe’s stores....

Fence Contractors in the News

BBB issues warning about Arrow Fence in Granite City
MarketWatch - Feb 22, 2012
St. Louis (KSDK) -- Paying for a home remodeling project and not getting the work completed is a nightmare for consumers. ....
Fencing all about the right materials
Land - Feb 22, 2012
HOT days and frosty mornings in Delegate, NSW would see many shrink away from fencing duties, though not steely Jean Preston, a local fencing contractor of over 20 years. ....
Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking Offers Low-Maintenance Azek Decking Materials
MarketWatch - Feb 22, 2012
The Pacific Northwest's leading supplier of decking materials has teamed up with Azek Deck, the top manufacturer of stain-resistant PVC decking, to meet the region's growing demand for low-maintenance outdoor living spaces....
Top LA Fencing Contractor, Creative Outdoors, Shares Tips for Choosing the Right Fencing Material in 2012
PRWeb - Feb 22, 2012
Homeowners are placing a higher value on exterior spaces these days and realize that fences – just like decks, patios, and gazebos - can help create the perfect outdoor living space.....

AG Fencing

Electric fencers increase their intelligence
FarmersWeekly  - Feb 28, 2012
Electric fencing may have come of age, yet, within its electronic innards, ... behind the flow of electricity that pushes the energy along the fence wire...

Local Government Issues

Fence law won't be considered this session
Mason City Globe Gazette  - Feb 25, 2012
DES MOINES - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee does not plan to consider a bill to amend an 1851 state fencing law before Friday's "funnel" deadline - which would effectively kill the issue for the 2012 session...
Animal fence rule before Butte supervisors for final approval Tuesday
Enterprise-Record  - Feb 27, 2012
OROVILLE -- Changes in the county's animal control ordinance that require buffalo and other "exotic" animals be kept behind fences will go before the Butte County Board of Supervisors for final approval Tuesday...
Seminole considers $63,000 in fencing, cameras where The Senator burned
Orlando Sentinel  - Feb 27, 2012
Seminole County officials are considering spending more than $63,000 to install fencing and security cameras at Big Tree Park near the site of where The Senator, the world's oldest cypress tree caught fire and collapsed last month....


Community Issues

Pasco neighbors could pay $400 each to replace damaged fences
KEPR 19  - Feb 24, 2012
PASCO - KEPR is following up on a neighborhood plagued with damaged fences blamed on students walking home from school. ....
New fencing and posts 'already improving Abbots Langley green'
Watford Observer  - Feb 21, 2012
The head of an Abbots Langley neighbourhood group is celebrating after new fencing and posting were put in place to deter “ignorant motorists”....
Orlando's big fence
Hernando Today  - Feb 25, 2012
More than 50,000 fans are expected in Orlando as the city prepares to host its second NBA All-Star Game on Sunday – a matchup that will be televised in more than 200 countries in 40 languages...
Amway Fence Goes Up Amid Protest
WESH - Feb 23, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Construction began on a controversial security fence surrounding the Amway Center on Thursday morning, but businesses are still battling over the perimeter set for the NBA All-Star Game...

Fences and Weather

Seeking support to fix flood-damaged fences in Qld
ABC Rural - Feb 25, 2012
A rural charity is urging the public to get behind its push to fix thousands of kilometres of fences wrecked by flooding in southern Queensland last month....
LoC damaged, Army mulls retreat
Hindustan Times - Feb 25, 2012
Unprecedented avalanches in North Kashmir have caused “extensive damage” to the fencing along the Line of Control (LoC), raising fears of a surge in infiltration....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Judge denies claim to stop coyote fence
Santa Fe New  - Feb 27, 2012
A judge has upheld the city Planning Commission's approval for the construction of a coyote fence off Camino de las Animas. ....
Electric fence planned to protect humans from elephant intrusion
Vietnam News - Feb 27, 2012
HANOI — A 30-km solar electric fencing system will be installed in southern Dong Nai Province's forest this year to minimise conflict between elephants from the Natural and Cultural Reserve and nearby villagers....

Pool Safety

Pool fencing rules look wishy washy
Adelaide Now - Feb 25, 2012
Safety experts have called for an overhaul of the information provided to pool owners, and an increase in compliance inspections....


Israel Builds Fence Along Sinai Border
Voice of America - Feb 21, 2012
A welder showers sparks across the seven-meter-high fence of galvanized steel mesh and coils of barbed wire in Israel's southern desert, bordering Egypt....


Weird News

Maine's biggest lobster returned to ocean - Feb 24, 2012
The biggest lobster ever caught in Maine, a 27-pounder (12.25 kg) nicknamed “Rocky” with claws tough enough to snap a man’s arm, was released back into the ocean on Thursday after being trapped in a shrimp net last week, marine officials said.....

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