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Industry News

DoorKing Introduces Solar Powered Gate Operators!
Press Release - Fen 6, 2012
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing has expanded its line of vehicular gate operator product offerings with the recent introduction of solar powered control boxes that can be used on the companies low voltage swing gate operator line....
2012 Regional Trade Show coming to Newport RI
Press Release - Fen 6, 2012
The AFA Northeast Chapter trade show and seminar are coming to Newport RI this March 2 and March 3 2012. The show is being held at the Hyatt Regency Newport....
RICE Hydro introduces a simple two man operation hand held earth auger post hole digger
Press Release - Fen 6, 2012
RICE Hydro introduces a simple two man operation hand held earth auger post hole digger, the DIRTDAWG-TM11 is an awesome digging machine...
International fencing firm prosecuted for serious safety failings
Health and Safety Executive (press release) - Fen 3, 2012
An international fencing manufacturer has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries to his left arm at a production plant in Sheffield. Betafence Ltd of Shepcote Lane, ...
Fence manufacturer a good neighbor in Folsom
Press of Atlantic City  - Jan 31, 2012
FOLSOM - A summer job during his high school days turned into Brian Hefferon's lifelong career. Growing up on Long Island, N.Y., he spent his summers working for a chain-link-fence manufacturer, said Hefferon, 59, of Hammonton, now the owner of Master Wire Mfg. & Fence....

Decking Industry News

Research and Markets: Domestic Decking and Landscaping Materials Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis
Business Wire - Fen 7, 2012
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Domestic Decking and Landscaping Materials Market Report - UK 2012-2016 Analysis" report to their offering....
The Ipe Clip Fastener Company, LLC to Exhibit at the 2012 International Builders Show
MarketWatch - Fen 1, 2012
The Ipe Clip® Fastener Company, LLC will be exhibiting at the 2012 NAHB International Builder's show, Feb. 8-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Ipe Clip® will be positioned at Booth# W1017....
U.S. Demand for Wood-Plastic Composite and Plastic Lumber to Reach $5.4 Billion in 2015
DWM Magazine - Fen 2, 2012
Demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber in the United States is projected to advance more than 13 percent per year to $5.4 billion in 2015, creating a market for 2.6 billion pounds of plastic, according to Wood-Plastic Composite & Plastic Lumber,...

Fence Contractors in the News

Man digs through 11,000 volt main
Gold Coast - Fen 3, 2012
A FENCE contractor had a lucky escape this morning after he dug through an 11,000 volt main in Carrara. It is believed ambulance crews were not called to the Plateau Crescent ...
Long Island Fence Company, Lighthouse Fence Recently Launches New Website.
PRWeb - Fen 2, 2012
2012 brings a lot of new things to Long Island Fence Company, Lighthouse Fence and one of them happens to be a new website. Lighthouse Fence was due for a new look and online presence so they revamped...

Local Government Issues

In downtown Portland, the chain-link fences around Chapman, Lownsdale come down - Fen 2, 2012
On Groundhog Day, downtown Portland got a different herald of spring: The post-Occupy chain-link fences came down Thursday from around Chapman and Lownsdale squares....
Baie d'Urfé wants to make residential construction sites safer
West Island Gazette  - Fen 6, 2012
The Town of Baie d’Urfé is tightening up its bylaws concerning construction-site fencing in residential zones as well as doubling the cost of new building permits...

Fencing and Airports

Fence project almost complete
Mt. Vernon Register-News  - Fen 6, 2012
MT. VERNON — The $1.2 million fence project at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport is expected to be completed next week..

Community Issues

Parkway security fencing needs to go
Shore News Today  - Fen 7, 2012
Eight feet tall and more reminiscent of a high security prison than the gateway to a pristine seashore resort area, the chain link fencing topped with barbed wire is about as ugly as it gets...
Fence proposal could cut recycling site noise in Backwell
thisissomerset  - Fen 1, 2012
A 3.5-metre acoustic barrier could be erected at Backwell recycling centre in a bid to reduce the amount of noise emanating from the site.k..

The Art of Fences

NYC Unveils (Sanctioned) Art on Construction Fence
Transportation Nation - Fen 2, 2012
On Friday, the New York City Department of Transportation unveiled a new temporary outdoor exhibit on a 50-foot corrugated fence under the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge at the junction of Vernon Boulevard and South Queens Plaza in Queens....

Fences and Neighbors

15-Foot Fence Infuriates Neighbors
WYFF Greenville  - Fen 6, 2012
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -- A newly built fence has infuriated a Greenville County homeowner. “Obviously, it’s atrocious,” Dustin Earnhardt said. “It’s way too high. It blocks the light coming into our sunroom."...
Badly placed fences make angry neighbours
The Star - Fen 2, 2012
Frank and Dolores Lipischak are next-door neighbours to Diana DeWolf and Joe Russ on Caille Ave. in the town of Lakeshore in Essex County. Their homes front on Lake St. Clair and their deep lots back onto the municipal street....

Fences and Weather

Local farmers to get $213K for storm debris removal, fences
News Courier  - Fen 5, 2012
Limestone County officials and local farmers now have a better idea how much federal funding will be coming in to aid in recovery efforts from the April 27 tornadoes....

Fences and Animals

Lords Park Zoo supporters hope bison fence is new beginning
Triblocal  - Jan 31, 2012
Supporters hope construction of a new fence for the lone bison that roams the Lords Park Zoo is the start of restoring the Elgin park to what it once was.....
Answer Man: Fence protects the slow-and-steady
Post-Bulletin  - Fen 5, 2012
Sit back and enjoy — this is the most interesting thing you'll learn today. According to Mike Easley, construction supervisor for the city Public Works Department, that fence is all about turtles. Rare turtles....
Solar-fencing being removed arbitrarily, allege Masinagudi residents
Times of India  - Fen 1, 2012
Residents and property owners in Masinagudi and Bokkapuram in Mudumalai have accused forest department officials of arbitrarily removing solar-powered electric fences in the elephant corridor ....


Schools and Fences

Southern Miss to build fence around campus
The Student Printz - Jan 31, 2012
As part of the master plan for construction at the University of Southern Mississippi, a fence will be built around the perimeter of the Hattiesburg campus in hopes of enhancing its aesthetic value and promoting pedestrian safety...

Stolen Fences

Fence posts stolen from water district property
WZVN-TV - Feb 3, 2012
LEHIGH ACRES, FL - The East County Water Control District in Lehigh Acres reported the theft of 735 fence posts and a video camera from their property on Milwaukee Boulevard, according to Lee County Sheriff's Office reports...
Fencing & Playground Equipment Stolen
WKSR - Feb 1, 2012
It is definitely a “one-of-a-kind” theft. Someone, or a group of people loaded six rolls of chain link fencing and several pieces of playground equipment from Elgin Community Park and made off with their find...
Cambuslang parents fear after railway fence is stolen
Rutherglen Reforme - Feb 1, 2012
RESIDENTS in a Cambuslang estate fear a child could be killed after thieves stole a fence at the boundary of a railway track...


EU Won't Co-Finance "Pointless" Greek Border Fence - Spokesman
Wall Street Journal - Feb 7, 2012
BRUSSELS (Dow Jones)--The European Union will not help Greece finance a 10-kilometer-long fence along its border with Turkey to keep out illegal immigrants because it is "pointless", a spokesman said Tuesday...
Greece To Start Work On Anti-Migrant Border Fence
NPR - Feb 5, 2012
KASTANIES, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they will start work next month on a 10-kilometer (6-mile) fence on the country's border with Turkey to deter waves of illegal immigration..
812-km northern border fence to be completed ‘within days’
Saudi Gazette - Feb 5, 2012
RIYADH – Construction will be completed in the next few days on the 812-kilometer security fence along the Kingdom’s northern border with Iraq and Jordan, said Lt. General Zamim Bin Juwaiber Al-Sawat, Director General of the Frontier Guard...

Weird News

U.S. inmates hide pig in official police car decal - Feb 3, 2012
Inmates working at a correctional unit’s print shop in Vermont sneaked a prank image of a pig into a state police crest that is emblazoned on police cars, and 30 cruisers sported the design for the last year, according to officials. ....

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