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Industry News

Michigan Family Wins Home Makeover from CertainTeed Corporation
Press Release  - Jul 16, 2012
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation is proud to announce that the Pohl family of Westphalia, Mich. is the grand prize winner of the $75,000 Living Spaces™ Facebook® Home Makeover Video Contest. The lucky family will receive a complete renovation...
Tallest Building in Kentucky Utilizes TagMaster and SKIDATA
Press Release  - Jul 10, 2012
TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) was installed by GuardLink for hands-free parking access to the five-level garage adjoined to the Aegon Building....

Decking Industry News

Cali Bamboo Composite Decking Grows Greener
Albany Times Union  - Jul 12, 2012
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 The market’s most eco-friendly deck has just grown greener. Cali Bamboo, a leading manufacturer of green building materials made primarily from bamboo, now provides an even more environmentally-sound composite decking material....
Fiberon® Named Best New Product By Professional Builder And Professional Remodeler Magazines In Decking/Outdoor Living
MarketWatch  - Jul 12, 2012
Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines named Fiberon's Horizon matching fascia and riser boards as one of the best new decking/outdoor living products for 2012.....

Fence Contractors in the News

New Atlas Fence Owner Plans Bright Future
Construction Equipment Guide  - Jul 16, 2012
There's a new person running the show at Atlas Fence: early in 2012 Chris Polimino took over the reigns from previous owner John Czebiniak....
Hesse Fence & Deck owner thrives on creativity
Wichita Eagle  - Jul 12, 2012
Greg Hesse sees a connection between his profession – building fences and decks – and his passion, which is music...
The Fierro Group of Houston Named Minority Supplier of the Year
Energy Digital (press release  - Jul 12, 2012
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - July 11, 2012) - Fencemaster, a leading Houston fence company owned and operated by Ruben Flores Sr. of The Fierro Group, is pleased to announce the Group is named CenterPoint Energy's Minority Supplier of the Year. Serving...
The Fencing Centre Expands Its Services by Providing Online Services to Its Customers
SBWire  - Jul 12, 2012
he Fencing Center, providing the best fence supplies, has expanded its services by providing online services to its customers. Fence Stores offers a vast range of fencing panels, close board materials,...

Local Government Issues

Phoenix lifts 97-year electric-fence ban
Arizona Republic  - Jul 16, 2012
Copper and metal thieves could be in for a shock when they try to sneak into some of Phoenix's scrapyards. The Phoenix City Council this month lifted the city's 97-year ban on electric fences,...
Secret Service seeks security barriers for Democratic National Convention
Miami Herald  - Jul 13, 2012
Two miles of concrete barriers. More than five miles of 9-foot “anti-scale” steel fence. Nearly eight miles of lightweight metal barriers, and portable vehicle barriers designed to withstand the impact of a 15,000-pound vehicle at 50 mph.....
Havre de Grace fence gone, but not the gate
Baltimore Sun  - Jul 13, 2012
The fence is gone, but a gate and the controversy remain. Havre de Grace's Joe Fiocchi ended his "Save the Fence" effort on and around Commerce Street, taking down the much-contested barrier Wednesday mornin....
Proposed county fence regulations debated
Topeka Capital Journal  - Jul 11, 2012
A Shawnee County zoning amendment proposal targeted at standardizing fencing regulations in unincorporated areas and removing the “urban flavor” from the current restrictions is taking shape...

Community Issues

It’s Gategate! Wrought Iron Fence Doesn’t Protect Brooklyn Stoop Drinkers from Fines
New York Observer  - Jul 11, 2012
While some New Yorkers are advocating for the right to consume oversized sodas, others are vying with authorities to crack open a cold brew in peace....

Fences and Animals - Wlidlife

N.B. says moose fences reducing collisions
CBC  - Jul 12, 2012
New information on moose fencing in New Brunswick shows the structures are working, according to numbers released by the province. But some say more still needs to be done....
More fences likely to protect wildlife from roadways
Canberra Times  - Jul 12, 2012
It's not hard to imagine a time in the future when major highways are fenced to protect wildlife. Inspecting a guide fence and wildlife underpass near Canberra, ACT Roads manager of major capital works...
Elk-blocking fences installed on I-17
cvbugle  - Jul 12, 2012
Many motorists have wondered what the new 8-foot fences are along Interstate 17 near Munds Park. ...
Game fencing project to begin in 2013
Havasu News - Jul 13, 2012
A game fencing project set to fence a large section of State Route 95 stretching from north of Lake Havasu City to the Interstate 40 interchange is to restrict wild burro populations west of the highway, ...

Schools and Fences

$280k security fence to surround school
Herald Sun - Jul 13, 2012
KEEPING out "casual crims" is the aim of a new $282,593 Federal Government funded, seven-foot fence to be built around Mabel Park State High School in Slacks Creek, Queensland. ...

The Art of Fences

Downtown fence artwork runs afoul of construction
Arizona Daily Star  - Jul 11, 2012
Hand-drawn images of sharks, robots, giraffes and scribbles disappeared over-night from the chain link fences serving as gallery walls for community artwork along Congress Street....

DIY - Consumers

New fence styles offer a customized look
Detroit News  - Jul 13, 2012
When you are driving around any neighborhood, you are likely to see various styles of fences around homes. While the old standard chain link or wooden fences are still in abundance, newer fence options are becoming more popular....


Community Fence Projects

Eagle Scout raises fence, spirits at Hilltop Hanover Farm
The Journal News |  - Jul 11, 2012
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS — As director of the alternative-education organization Something Good in the World, Barbara Sarbin has seen a lot of exceptional kids over the years....
Learning Leadership and Building Fences
LaGrange Patch  - Jul 10, 2012
June was a tough month to try and tackle an outdoor project, but hot temperatures didn't keep Noah Reardon away from his....

Stolen Fences

Chain-link fencing stolen from county property
Ocala  - Jul 10, 2012
A 20-foot section of chain-link fencing was stolen from property belonging to Marion County. The section of fencing was missing from an area at 2155 S.W. County Road 484.....
Stolen bypass fencing recovered in Middle Smithfield traffic stop
Pocono Record  - Jul 10, 2012
Two Monroe County men were arrested around 2 a.m. Friday after police stopped them for an equipment violation and then found stolen property in ther vehicle.....

Weird News

Speeding biker has $19,000 in fines: Cops - Jul 13, 2012
A N.L. motorcyclist caught going 219 km/h in a 100 km/h zone also owes $19,000 in fines, police say...

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