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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe January 31, 2012  
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Industry News

Three New, Distinctive Colors of CertainTeed® Bufftech® Chesterfield Privacy Fence Offer Design Flexibility, Contribute to Whole Yard Approach
Press Release  - Jan 30, 2012
CertainTeed introduces three new multi-chromatic blend colors to its Bufftech® Chesterfield with CertaGrain® vinyl privacy fence that bring together an industry-only combination of woodgrain texture and variegated color....
VEKA New! Outdoor Living Website Launch
Press Release  - Jan 25, 2012
Today, VEKA's new website dedicated to its' Outdoor Living Products division was unveiled at FenceTech 2012!....
Patent Granted for Bryce Suma Post Driver Design
Stackyard - Jan 27, 2012
A unique combination of adjustments on Bryce Suma Profi post drivers has been granted patent protection for the way it enables fence posts to be driven in tight field corners and other awkward situations inaccessible to conventional machines.....
Fence Industry to Spotlight the Importance of Saving Lives With "Simple Steps Save Lives Pledge"
MarketWatch  - Jan 24, 2012
MIAMI, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Industry leaders from the fencing industry can take the Pledge that could ultimately save a child's life this week while attending the AFA/FENCETECH 2012 show at the Miami Beach Convention Center...
Fence and Scaffolding Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
PRWEB  - Jan 27, 2012
The recent prolonged and substantial slump in construction caused demand for the fence and scaffolding industry’s products to drop sharply, causing revenue to decline at an average annual rate of 6.1% per year to $1.4 billion...
CertainTeed brings a modern twist to traditional picket fence
Contruction and Maintenance  - Jan 30, 2012
CertainTeed Corporation is bringing a modern twist to traditional picket fence by integrating its exclusive texturing process to the Bufftech Danbury product line. ..

Decking Industry News

Railing Dynamics, Inc. Announces Distribution Agreement with Parksite, Inc.
PRWeb  - Jan 27, 2012
Railing Dynamics, Inc. (RDI) is pleased to announce an agreement with Parksite, Inc. to distribute their complete line of products in four of Parksite’s nine locations, including North Brunswick, NJ, Louisville, OH, Bolingbrook, IL, and Tampa, FL. RDI will supply the entire Endurance® family of products)...
Toll Brothers Names Timbertech Preferred National Supplier
MarketWatch  - Jan 27, 2012
Toll Brothers, Inc., the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, has announced that TimberTech's Earthwood Evolutions and RadianceRail products will be made available for those customers who want to complement their home with an ideal outdoor living area....
Deceuninck North America to Launch Outdoor Living Product Division during 2012 NAHB International Builders' Show
MarketWatch  - Jan 27, 2012
Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, will unveil Outdoor Living by Deceuninck to the marketplace at the upcoming 2012 National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show (IBS)...

Fence Contractors in the News

Ace Fence & Deck company wins numerous awards
Lancaster Eagle Gazette  - Jan 27, 2012
CARROLL -- Ace Fence & Deck certainly had a successful 2011, as the slew of awards the company earned proves...
Dustin Cushman Named Oustanding Cooperator
Lusk Herald  - Jan 26, 2012
Since 1982 the Niobrara Conservation District has honored someone who has either done a tremendous job developing or enhancing the natural resources and agriculture operations or has assisted the District..

Local Government Issues

Get rid of Garden State Parkway anti-terrorism fences, Cape May County freeholders urge
Press of Atlantic City  - Jan 24, 2012
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Chain-link fencing topped with barbed wire may deter terrorists, but it doesn’t send a very good message to beach-bound tourists, Cape May County freeholders said Tuesda..
FSDB erects fence by Collins House
St. Augustine Record  - Jan 27, 2012
Workers erected a permanent chain-link fence along the north edge of a public alley in Nelmar Terrace Friday, just a few hours after The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind’s Board of Trustees approved the action at an emergency meeting.....

Fencing and Airports

Getting facts straight on airport's perimeter fence issue
Grand Junction Free Press  - Jan 27, 2012
Information and hearsay about issues with the Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJRA) have seemingly been running rampant lately. The key, first and foremost, is to understand the basics and background before coming to any conclusions. ...
Airport fence: an important upgrade
Manx Radio - Jan 30, 2012
Airport director Ann Reynolds has defended the security fence put up around Ronaldsway as the right thing to do....

Community Issues

On the fence: a larger guardrail might not be necessary to protect Bluffs visitors
The Toronto Observer - Jan 29, 2012
The Scarborough Bluffs are a natural wonder that attract people to its edges every day. Unfortunately, its beauty can be deadly. ....
Bridge’s Partial Fencing Points to a Bigger Divide
New York Times - Jan 30, 2012
The footbridge is, at first glance, unremarkable. It connects two sections of the Ingersoll public housing project in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and its dull red walkway matches the brick apartment houses on either side ....

Community Fence Projects

Partnership brings bison fence to Elgin’s Lords Park
Daily Herald - Jan 27, 2012
The council voted this week to spend just more than $35,000 on a new bison fence at the Lords Park Zoo with public donations collected by Friends of Lords Park Zoo covering the remaining $17,000 of the contract cost. ....


Fence Disputes

Elgin fence not a hit with one neighbor
Hernando Today  - Jan 30, 2012
Motorists traveling down the part of Elgin Road under construction have probably already noticed the white six-foot vinyl fence along the northern side of the road....
Fight with city hall over fence results in Ann Arbor homeowner considering moving out of town - Jan 26, 2012
Louis Breskman says he's considering moving out of Ann Arbor after being "hassled by the city" for installing a wooden fence in front of his home....

Fences and Animals

Fences to protect wild asses
Times of India - Jan 29, 2012
AHMEDABAD: The shocking incident where five wild asses died on Friday after falling in the Narmada branch canal has raised serious issues over the safety of wild asses outside the Little Rann of Kutch...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border Beat: Ocean Border Fence Gets an Upgrade, Arrests Hit New Lows
Fox News  - Jan 31, 2012
Acting commissioner for the United States Customs and Border Protection David Aguilar traveled to El Paso, Texas to meet with local law enforcement agencies and shared promising news....
Piece Of Old Border Fence May Be Turned Into Art
KGTV San Diego  - Jan 27, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- A piece of the old border fence that used to separate the United States from Mexico will soon have a new purpose....


Bombs in the Sinai Fuel Israel Fence-Building on Egyptian Border
BusinessWeek - Jan 26, 2012
The Sinai Peninsula is becoming a top security priority for Israel after more than three decades of quiet along its border with Egypt.....

Weird News

N. Carolina politician calls for public hangings in e-mail gaffe - Jan 27, 2012
A North Carolina politician learned the perils of the reply-all button the hard way when he accidentally sent an e-mail calling for the state to resume public hangings for murderers. ....

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