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Industry News

Perimeter security vendor sought for both political conventions
Government Security News  - Jul 3, 2012
The U.S. Secret Service plans to issue a formal RFP on or about July 12 for a contractor to supply and manage security-related bike rack barricades, vehicle barriers, anti-scale fencing and concrete barriers ..
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Colourfence — the perfect replacement for frost damaged hedges or broken fencing
Galway Advertiser  - Jul 5, 2012
Colourfence has a permanent no maintenance solution to all your fencing problems. Colourfence is the fastest growing fence company in Ireland in both the private and commercial sectors...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company 'Decks Out' West Coast's Sunset Celebration Weekend
MarketWatch  - Jul 9, 2012
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, partnered with Sunset magazine, the premier guide to life in the West, on an "Ultimate Outdoor Living Room" ..

Fence Contractors in the News

Watchdog column: When getting fence repaired, do your homework
Victoria Advocate  - Jul 3, 2012
Joann Ehlert, an 80-year-old Victoria widow who lives in the Cimarron subdivision, needed a section of her backyard fence replaced.. ..
Long Island Fence Company, Victorian Fence Company Recently Launches New Website for Upcoming 2012 Fence Season
Albany Times Union  - Jul 6, 2012
Recently Long Island Fence Company, Victorian Fence has launch a new website to promote their services in 2012. ..
Shuck Fence in Shelbyville, Kentucky Adds U-Haul Rentals
MarketWatch  - Jul 6, 2012
Robin and Jeff Reynolds, owners of Shuck Fence, located at 704 Mount Eden Rd, recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the fence and fence products business...

Local Government Issues

“Fence dispute dominates Havre de Grace city hall talk
Baltimore Sun (blog)  - Jul 6, 2012
A dispute over one man's fence in a Havre de Grace city right-of-way has raised the hackles of some residents and been a hot topic of conversation at city hall....
Galesburg aldermen can’t decide on closed RR crossing fencing
Galesburg Register-Mail  - Jul 5, 2012
GALESBURG — Much of Monday’s City Council meeting was spent discussing an Aluminum Castings rezoning ordinance, but the council debated other measures that will impact citizens — and their pocketbooks — more directly....
City approves fence contract
Alamogordo News  - Jul 6, 2012
The Alamogordo City Commission approved a contract worth about $224,000 to build fences around 70 yards at a city-owned housing complex...
War memorial fence backed by council
exmouthjournal  - Jul 6, 2012
Plans for a fence to protect the Strand war memorial have been supported by Exmouth Town Council. The plan, led by former Royal Marine Jeff Trail, comes after repeated complaints of people damaging and disrespecting the memorial,..

Community Issues

Fence goes up before fair
Muncie Star Press  - Jul 6, 2012
MUNCIE — Officials are making last-minute preparations to the Delaware County Fairgrounds in advance of this year’s county fair.....
East Haven Shell Beach fence issues bring DEEP, town to investigate
New Haven Register  - Jul 6, 2012
EAST HAVEN — “Hell Beach Penitentiary” is the new name some residents have given to Shell Beach, after a chain-link fence was installed divvying up its public and private sections....

Pool Safety

Fences, Alarms Required for New York Pools
WICZ - Jul 5, 2012
If you have a backyard pool and are unsure of some of the rules and regulations, you may want to listen up, or you could get stuck paying some pretty hefty fines....
A fence around every swimming pool would help prevent deaths
Montreal Gazette  - Jul 6, 2012
Regardless of age or skill level, no one is drown-proof. Each year in Canada approximately 60 children aged 14 and under drown, while another 140 are hospitalized for near-drowning events. Quebec has already seen 40 drownings this year, and the summer has just begun...
Council dives over pool-fence requirement
Review Times  - Jul 5, 2012
Fostoria City Council relaxed the height requirement for fencing around swimming pools at Tuesday's meeting....
Pool fencing review under scrutiny after child's drowning
New Haven Register  - Jul 6, 2012
He was playing in the front yard of an Armidale home in May when he left his mother's sight. She was talking to someone momentarily...

DIY - Consumers

Replace a fence gate
Chicago Tribune - Jul 9, 2012
Nothing beats a picket fence to add charm and character to a house while enclosing a yard for a sense of privacy. But there's nothing more annoying than a fence gate ...


Fences and Animals

Highway fence would keep burros in, people out
Havasu News - Jul 6, 2012
A proposed fence along more than 12 miles of State Route 95 would probably do a good job of keeping burros out of the roadway.....
Kenya: Sh50 Million Electric Fence to Protect Marmanet Forest - Jul 2, 2012
An electric fence will be built around Marmanet Forest in Nyahururu district at a cost of Sh50 million. The fence is aimed at reducing the human-wildlife conflict that has escalated in recent years leading to deaths of people and livestock in the area. ...


Israel wants Sinai border fence with Egypt expedited
bikyamasr - Jul 2, 2012
CAIRO: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on the defense ministry to expedite a border fence along the southern border with Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula ...

Weird News

Car tumbles off St. Lawrence ferry - Jul 6, 2012
RIMOUSKI, Que. — Passengers on a St. Lawrence River car ferry escaped injury when a car rolled past them, tumbled into the water and sank to the riverbed Wednesday night...

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