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Industry News

Miller Edge Link Wireless Monitored Solution for Doors and Gates
Press Release  - Jul 23, 2012
MEL (Monitored Edge Link) recently successfully completed testing to become a UL325 Recognized Component. The MEL MEL-K20 transmitter/receiver eliminates the need to hard wire a monitored edge sensor to the door operator....
Safety fencing being installed at fairgrounds Grandstand
PR Web  - Jul 23, 2012
MIDE Products announces a new partnership with to carry their complete line of Fence Hooks and Accessories. This partnership gives MIDE Products exposure to millions of possible new customers every day...
Secura Key Launches New Standalone Reader Kit
lpportal  - Jul 18, 2012
Chatsworth, CA - Secura Key announces that it's simple but powerful RK65KS reader is now available in a Kit, which contains everything needed to control access to a single door....
The Best Wire Fencing and Boarder Protection Available in Australia
PRWire  - Jul 24, 2012
Aviary Wire Mesh specialises in providing premium quality wire fencing and enclosure mesh products at affordable prices....

Decking Industry News

CAMO™ Hidden Deck Fasteners Receive Do it Best Corp. Members’ Choice Award
PRWeb - Jul 18, 2012
National Nail Corp.’s (NNC) CAMO Hidden Deck Fasteners received a Members’ Choice Award from Do it Best Corp. member-owners attending the 2012 Do it Best May Market™ in Indianapolis, Ind., from May 19-21....
PlasDECK Azure Series
Florida Sportsman  - Jul 18, 2012
The new PlasDECK Azure Series provides the ability to see the deck after dark. Phosphorescent technology is incorporated into the caulk lines in the material. After it is charged by normal daylight, the lines glow a soft azure blue from dusk to dawn.i....

Fence Contractors in the News

Warning over fencing contractor
Canberra Times  - Jul 18, 2012
A warning to consumers in Canberra and NSW not to deal with fencing and decking contractor Matthew Rixon has been issued by NSW Commissioner for Fair Trading Rod Stowe.....
Fence & Deck Direct Takes a Direct Modern Approach to Advertising with New LED Signage from Triangle Sign & Service  - Jul 18, 2012
Fence & Deck Direct, a wholesale Fence and Deck provider based in Halethorpe, MD, is implementing modern advertising strategies with the help of Triangle Sign & Service by utilizing Digital Signage.....
Vaughan shoots down proposal to solve park safety issue - - - Jul 23, 2012
Despite the city's efforts to find a "quick fix" at a park that has become a throughway for motorcycles, the battle for a permanent solution rumbles on. ...
EPA Posts Danger Signs At Eagle Zinc - - Jul 18, 2012
Local contractor Fence Master installed chain link fencing from the entrance gate off Industrial Park Drive south to the new Hixson Lumber rail spur right-of-way ...
Pool safety and views, too
KTUU  - Jul 20, 2012
Matt Baranowski said some homeowners are opting for mesh over wrought iron for a number of reasons. The mesh fence is tension-based and can be installed on any surface, Baranowski said. Holes a little larger than an inch in diameter are drilled to install reinforced aluminum poles.....

Local Government Issues

New fence will enclose Ohio Statehouse on 3 sides
WFMJ  - Jul 24, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials are reaching back to the 19th century for a new security fence at the Ohio Statehouse....
Phoenix rescinds longtime ban on electric fences
KSWT  - Jul 23, 2012
PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix City Council has lifted a nearly 100-year-old ban on electric fences. The Arizona Republic ( ) reports that the action taken earlier this month allows light- and heavy-zoned industrial properties to install the fences to keep out trespassers....
New fence part of 2012-13 Refuse Authority budget  - Jul 23, 2012
GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The poet Robert Frost once wrote that good fences make good neighbors, and the Grosse Pointes-Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority seems to agree....
Ohio taxpayers just bought a load of fence
Youngstown Vindicator  - Jul 23, 2012
A lawmaker panel OK’d plans to install metal fencing around the Ohio Statehouse as an added security measure. The state Controlling Board released more than $378,000 for the project Monday, with about 1,000 lineal feet of the pointy fencing...
Commission reviews fence proposal
Whidbey Examiner  - Jul 18, 2012
An eight-foot fence is proposed at a restaurant on North Main just above Coupeville’s historic waterfront. But before construction at Ciao Italian restaurant can begin, the Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission must approve it....
State Fair Gets New Fence
WUIS News  - Jul 20, 2012
A new safety fence is being installed around the Grandstand at the Illinois State Fairgrounds The fence is supposed to withstand impacts at speeds of up to 300 miles per hour. ...


Community Issues

Will Wayne's Unique Fence Style Come Back?
Radnor Patch  - Jul 18, 2012
When North and South Wayne was developed in the late 1800s by Herman Wendell and Walter Bassett Smith, a lot of trees had to be cleared from the land....
Taggers steer clear of graffiti-art fence
The Daily Post  - Jul 20, 2012
A Rotorua man sick and tired of having his fence tagged has had it painted with graffiti-art by a professional and it hasn't been tagged since. ...
Nudists, Their Neighbors Want Queens Beach Fence Rebuilt
CBSNewYork  - Jul 17, 2012
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - There are two beaches in Queens that are very different and there used to be a clear division between them.....
Some 'Fish' sense might have avoided the Havre de Grace fence controversy
Baltimore Sun  - Jul 18, 2012
A fence controversy where one property owner is being treated differently than the other by city government would have never happened in Havre de Grace, if Roland E. Powell had been in a position of authority...

Fences and Sports

Safety fencing being installed at fairgrounds Grandstand
The State Journal-Register  - Jul 20, 2012
New safety fencing is being installed at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Grandstand to protect spectators in the event of an accident during motor racing....
Sturt fence plan gains momentum
Adelaide Now  - Jul 20, 2012
The Unley Oval Advisory Group has recommended trialling boundary fences immediately behind the northern goals and along a stretch of the grandstand wing.....

Fences and Animals

Birds Get $1 Million Fence, Sheep's Future Not So Bright
Honolulu Civil Beat  - Jul 19, 2012
More than 30 years after a federal judge ordered the state to fix a broken fence on the upper slopes of Mauna Kea on the Big Island in order to protect endangered birds,....
Wrought Iron Fences Prove Deadly To Moose
KTUU  - Jul 20, 2012
Anchorage, Alaska — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says a certain type of fence is posing a very dangerous problem for moose in Anchorage....
More than 1,500 turtles slowly escape from farm in US after fence torn down
Vancouver Sun  - Jul 19, 2012
SUMMERVILLE, Georgia - More than 1,500 turtles have made a slow-speed escape from their farm in the U.S. Turtle farmer David Driver tells sheriff's officials he suspects vandals are to blame for tearing down fences around his turtle ponds....
Animal Rescue Ranch Lands a New Fence
Odenton Patch  - Jul 20, 2012
Northrop Grumman and other community partners raised money and volunteered the work to install a 1,500-foot fence to help protect the more than 75 animals at Cheryl's Rescue Ranch in Odenton...

USA Mexico Border Fence

No fence posts erected yet in the year since Ariz. launched its border fence project
The Republic  - Jul 22, 2012
PHOENIX — Not a single fence post has been erected in the year since Arizona launched its own effort to build a border fence through private contributions......
After test, feds fortify border fence with gates
The Brownsville Herald  - Jul 22, 2012
HIDALGO — The rust-red border fence that snakes through Hidalgo County includes more than a dozen small gaps wide enough for a truck to drive through....

Schools and Fences

Valpo schools fencing plan greatly reduced
Northwest Times  - Jul 21, 2012
VALPARAISO | New fencing will soon be constructed outside a number of Valparaiso's school buildings, but nowhere near the amount originally proposed.....

Weird News

Man shoots himself trying to kill a mouse - Jul 21, 2012
WAWA, ONT. - A Goulais River, Ont., man accidentally shot himself in the forehead trying to kill a mouse. ..

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