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Industry News

CertainTeed Brings Industry-Leading Woodgrain Texture to Bufftech® Danbury™ Picket Fence
Press Release - Jan 24, 2012
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation is bringing a modern twist to traditional picket fence by integrating its exclusive texturing process to the Bufftech® Danbury™ product line. Replicating the look and feel of true wood craftsmanship, Danbury with Select Cedar™ is now available in seven colors that complement the entire Bufftech product line. ...
SIA And ESA Host Webinar On Security Industry Access To Disaster Areas
Security Info Watch - Jan 17, 2012
Alexandria, VA – The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) will present a free webinar on January, 31, 2012, "First Responder and Security Industry Access to Disaster Areas." ...
New report highlights perimeter security trends - Jan 19, 2012
Best practice in designing systems for infrastructure and high value asset protection, and the important role of signal processing are just two of the topics covered in a new report on perimeter security. ...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Honored for Manufacturing 'Greenest' Decking
MarketWire - Jan 19, 2012
WINCHESTER, Va., Jan 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Trex Company TREX +1.05% , the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently took top honors ....
BlueLinx to Distribute Natures Composites Environmentally Friendly Decking Products
MarketWire - Jan 19, 2012
Momentum keeps growing for Natures Composite, the company that has revolutionized the decking and fencing industry by manufacturing composite products made from wheat and recycled plastics....

Fence Contractors in the News

West Hartford Man Puts $2,000 Down On Fencing, Contractor Disappears
Hartford Courant - Jan 21, 2012
Gary Dinowitz found one in early December when, looking for a good deal on new fencing for his West Hartford home, he contacted Diamond Fence of Moodus....

Local Government Issues

Terminal fencing will get makeover
Charleston Post Courier - Jan 22, 2012
A fence that protects the south end of the State Ports Authority's Columbus Street Terminal in Charleston needs to be secure, but with some prompting from city officials, the SPA has agreed that it doesn't need to look awful.....
Epoxy at issue in 17th Street Bridge fencing collapse
Atlanta Journal Constitution  - Jan 19, 2012
The catastrophic collapse of a 17th Street Bridge railing onto the Downtown Connector last year was related to the epoxy that helped hold the structure together, according to people familiar with the state investigation......
City to build fence, fortify its resolve
Chagrin Valley Times - Jan 18, 2012
Chardon city planners gave their OK Monday to a change of plans for the service garage complex, despite one resident's request to delay any further action on the project.....
Demolition no barrier to late arrival of new fence
Edinburgh Evening News - Jan 23, 2012
RESIDENTS close to a derelict building scheduled for demolition have been left “gobsmacked” after council chiefs installed a steel fence around the property....

Community Issues

Housing Project Residents Feel "Jailed" By New Navy Street Footbridge Fence
Gothamist - Jan 17, 2012
Ever since getting hit in the face with a brick while riding his bike under the pedestrian footbridge on Navy Street in Brooklyn, Stephen Arthur has made it his mission to stop this sort of thing from happening again. ....
Fence proposed to lessen industrial noise in Orleans neighborhood
Wicked Local Orleans  - Jan 23, 2012
Good fences make good neighbors the old proverb goes and that may more apt when one of those neighbors is an industrial area....
The Story Behind the Fence of Skis
Fairfax Patch - Jan 17, 2012
A house with a fence constructed of halved and upright skis, a fourteen-foot marlin hanging next to the front door, and hundreds of other shiny knick-knacks adorning every vertical plane. If you’re familiar with Fairfax, ....
New Rancho Corral fences to keep partiers out
Half Moon Bay Review  - Jan 19, 2012
One month after taking control, Golden Gate National Recreation Area officials are installing new gates at Rancho Corral de Tierra to help prevent illegal bonfires and outdoor parties....
Fence put around drainage pond
Niagara Falls Review - Jan 18, 2012
A temporary fence has been put up to keep people away from a large drainage pond behind the MacBain Community Centre....


Fence Disputes

Resident wants town to repair fence - Jan 20, 2012
HAMPTON FALLS — A resident whose property abuts the intersection at the corner of Exeter and Nason Roads is asking selectmen to assist with a little fence-mending....
Fight for compensation follows fence victory
Northumberland Gazette - Jan 20, 2012
A RETIRED householder who single-handedly won a battle to regain a right of way which had been blocked by a six-foot-high school fence is now pursuing a compensation claim.....

Schools and Fences

School board to vote on fencing, scoreboard donation
Elizabethton Star - Jan 18, 2012
The Elizabethton Board of Education will meet Thursday night and will be voting to accept the donation of fencing and scoreboards that will be used to create baseball and softball fields at T.A. Dugger Junior High School.....
USM plans to build perimeter fences
Hattiesburg American - Jan 22, 2012
The University of Southern Mississippi intends to build a fence along the Hardy Street side of its campus, with pedestrian safety cited as the key factor in the brick-and-mortar upgrade....

Fencing and Airports

Bridgeport fixes runway fence, Stratford withdraws suit
CtPost - Jan 17, 2012
Parts of a solar-powered electric fence were stolen from a white cedar plantation this month, leaving tree seedlings exposed to hungry whitetail deer...

Stolen Fences

Aluminum fence stolen from outside Ohio church
Coshocton Tribune - Jan 24, 2012
CLEVELAND (WTW) — Thieves have made off with about 300 feet of aluminum fence from outside a church in Cleveland.....
Thieves grab baseball fences
Wanganui Chronicle - Jan 20, 2012
Wanganui Softball Association will have to find $1500 to replace part of a fence that was stolen from their grounds before a major tournament....
Deer fence stolen from Kabetogama State Forest
Duluth News Tribune - Jan 19, 2012
Parts of a solar-powered electric fence were stolen from a white cedar plantation this month, leaving tree seedlings exposed to hungry whitetail deer...

Fences and Animals

Mozambique: South Africa Border Fence May Be Rebuilt - Jan 17, 2012
The South African government has announced that talks are under way concerning the possibility of re-erecting a 150-kilometre stretch of fence along the Mozambique-South Africa border in the Kruger National Park....

Pool Safety

Moore family dives into pool safety debate
Port Macquarie News  - Jan 17, 2012
A SUITE of options are on the table to strengthen backyard swimming pool laws. Pool owners would be required to register their pools online under the proposed changes.....


DOC Approves New Ripley Co. Jail Fencing
Eagle 99.3 FM WSCH  - Jan 20, 2012
Last September, two inmates were able to scale a building at the jail’s recreation area and hop the fence, leading to a county-wide manhunt. Those inmates – Stanley Short and Robert Huskey – were both recaptured within 72 hours....


Weird News

Macho urinal game makes a splash in Japan - Jan 12, 2012
TOKYO – Three years ago the “Toylet“ was just a pipe-dream for developers at Japanese video game maker Sega, but now the urinal video game has been rolled out at pubs across the nation.....

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