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Industry News

AFA and FENCETECH Continue to Partner with Habitat for Humanity
Press Release - Jan 10, 2012
FENCETECH/DECKTECH'12, the largest trade show for the fence, deck, railing and access control industry, will continue its partnership with Habitat for Humanity and donate extra materials to the nonprofit following the show in Miami on January 25-27 ...
Avon Barrier Company introduce new range of PAS 68 static bollards
Security Park - Jan 11, 2012
Avon Barrier Company Ltd. has introduced a new range of static bollards, all of which have been physically crash-tested to PAS 68 standard. ...
Acoustifence® Installed at Coca-Cola Plant Cuts Industrial Noise Pollution at Neighboring Residences
PR Leap - Jan 12, 2012
BAY CITY, Michigan, January 12, 2012 – Coca-Cola has completed installation of Acoustifence® noise barrier fencing along the west perimeter of its Bay City plant, bringing to an abrupt halt those noise issues ...
CertainTeed Corporation Reaches Significant Milestones in Reducing the Environmental Impact at its Manufacturing Facilities
MarketWatch - Jan 13, 2012
Through an aggressive, highly organized approach to sustainability at its more than 60 manufacturing facilities in North America, CertainTeed Corporation is making significant strides in reducing its overall environmental impact....
Dawn Enterprises Agrees to Provide Steel Bollards for Fort Polk
PR Web - Jan 12, 2012
Dawn Enterprises, leading manufacturer of concrete & steel outdoor site furnishings, recently agreed to supply steel bollards for Fort Polk, in Fort Polk, LA. The steel bollards will act as perimeter security barriers ...

Decking Industry News

Decking distributor partners with railing manufacturer
Home Channel News - Jan 13, 2012
Absolute Distribution, Inc. (ADI) has announced an agreement with Fairway Building Products to serve as a key distributor of Solutions Aluminum Railing and Balusters. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Atlanta Fence Contractor Launches Tax Refund Promotion for Georgia Fencing
PR Web - Jan 16, 2012
FenceWorks of Georgia is offering a 2011 tax refund promotion with a 5% discount for clients who purchase at least 150 feet of fencing. This offer, aimed at 2012 business expansion,...

Local Government Issues

Prescott's Citizens Cemetery gets much needed fence to protect pioneers' graves
The Republic  - Jan 15, 2012
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Yavapai Cemetery Association volunteers have a little more peace of mind now that donations have helped build another section of protective fence around the historic Citizens' Cemetery in Prescott....
Sunset Lake stormwater improvements need $5,000-$8,000 for fencing  - Jan 16, 2012
Braintree officials this week will request up to $8,000 in additional funding for the Sunset Lake stormwater improvement project from Town Council after the initial funding was not enough to complete the project....
Vouchers help rebuild fences in Bastrop
The Gonzales Cannon  - Jan 15, 2012
PBASTROP — As Texas ranchers struggle to restore approximately 6,200 miles of fences lost to historic wildfires, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples this week led an effort in Bastrop County to help a local rancher rebuild...
Pedestrian fences proposed for Manners St  - Jan 11, 2012
Her six-month pilot scheme proposal for the installation of a nautical rope fence to separate the bus-only road from the footpaths goes against earlier recommendations by council officers....
Chief wins appeal to avoid building fence
Times Leader  - Jan 15, 2012
Chief Gathering LLC won an appeal to the Dallas Township Zoning Hearing Board Wednesday for the modification of one of the conditions the board stipulated when it approved the company’s application for a natural gas metering station last month.....


Fencing and Airports

Congressman All Ears on GJ Airport Fence Controvers
KJTC-8  - Jan 11, 2012
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Business owners upset about Grand Junction's new airport security fence are involving leaders on a national level. Tuesday night, the group appealed to Congressman Scott Tipton for help....
GJ Airport Authority Board defends fence, says TSA makes the rules
KKCO-TV  - Jan 11, 2012
The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority Board is defending it's new security fence amid constant criticism from the general aviation community.....

Homeland Security

Navy moves anti-terrorist fence for maintenance work
The Chronicle Herald  - Jan 12, 2012
The navy has removed a floating fence in Halifax Harbour meant to protect Canada’s warships from terrorist attacks. The barrier, installed in 2007, was taken out for routine repairs, a Royal Canadian Navy spokesman said Tuesday....

Fences and Neighbors

Fence etiquette prevents disputes
EMC West Carleton  - Jan 12, 2012
People fortunate enough to own their own plots of land often choose to fence in their pieces of paradise. Fences serve many purposes: to designate property boundaries, keep pets or children contained in a safe environment, corral livestock, offer privacy or add aesthetic appeal....

Community Issues

Public housing residents: Bike lane fence is offensive
Brooklyn Paper  - Jan 15, 2012
Residents of two Fort Greene housing projects want the city to come up with a way to protect cyclists from brick-throwing teens that’s smarter and less stigmatizing than a cage-like fence...
Fence, relocation should ease 18th Ave. neighborhood's dog problems
The Daily News  - Jan 11, 2012
Longview resident Rachel Mikkola is sick of people blaming her dog Jake for chasing mail carriers, which led the Post Office to suspend mail delivery last week for her entire block....
UNCG Gets Warned, Fences In Neighborhood
WFMY  - Jan 12, 2012
The city said its the university's responsibility to clean it up. But the school said they needed to fence in those houses before they could start demolition and had experienced several delays....

Stolen Fences

Metal thieves target Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit
WDIV Detroit - Jan 15, 2012
DETROIT - A Detroit church is reeling from the latest instance of vandalism that’s struck it. Thieves have ripped away fencing from the Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church on Linwood....
Electric fencing stolen from farmland along the A1065 near Swaffham
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - Jan 13, 2012
Police say a large amount of fencing and batteries were stolen from a field along the A1065 between Hilborough and Great Cressingham, near Watton....
Fence theft
Morpeth Herald - Jan 12, 2012
POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of fencing in Morpeth. A total of nine wooden panels from the perimeter fence of The Service Station on Whorral Bank were taken between 5pm on Monday....

Fences and Animals

Protective fence built for sea lions
Otago Daily Times  - Jan 15, 2012
The birth of a sea lion on a popular Dunedin dog-walking beach had Department of Conservation staff constructing a temporary fence to protect the mother and pup yesterday....
Fencing off elephants
New Straits Times  - Jan 10, 2012
A series of reports on elephants encroaching human settlements has prompted the state Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) to set aside RM2.5 million to build electric fences along the Kemasul, Som and Lesong forest reserves in Temerloh, Jerantut and Rompin respectively...


A Prison Fence—To Also Keep People Out
Shakopee.Patch - Jan 10, 2012
Shakopee women’s prison Warden Tracy Beltz will tell you a fence is long overdue. The prison she oversees houses about 560 women in the midst of a residential neighborhood......


Government to deliberate Moz fence re-erection
Times LIVE - Jan 16, 2012
Environmental affairs spokesman Mandla Mathebula said SA National Parks (SANParks) and the departments of environmental affairs and public works were discussing the logistics. The fence is to be re-erected following a surge in rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park.....


Weird News

Hard labour for bad acting over Jong-il's death - Jan 12, 2012
Authorities in North Korea are reportedly punishing citizens - six months of hard labour - who didn't mourn hard enough over the death of "eternal leader" Kim Jong-il....

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