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Industry News

US Fencing Market
MarketWatch - Jul 31, 2012
NEW YORK, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: US Fencing Market...
BD LOOPS is Proud to Support NAFCA’s Gate Operator School
Press Release - Jul 30, 2012
Brian and Shawna Dickson of BD Loops are looking forward to presenting their training seminar, “Everything You Need to Know about Loops”, at the NAFCA sponsored Gate Operators Training School....
UMaine researchers receive patent for fence, deck wood composite
Bangor Daily News - Jul 27, 2012
ORONO, Maine — Your next deck or fence could last longer and withstand more punishment thanks to newly patented technology developed at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center....
FutureNet Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Smith & Wesson Security Solutions Assets
PR News Wire - Jul 27, 2012
FutureNet Security Solutions, LLC (FNSS), has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Smith & Wesson Security Solutions, Inc. (SWSS)...

Decking Industry News

Trex Launches Deck Color Visualizer For iPad
MarketWatch - Jul 30, 2012
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently launched a Deck Color Visualizer exclusively for the iPad....
Lighting the Way to a Comfortable Outdoor Living Space
MarketWatch - Jul 25, 2012
The home-buying market has evolved and so has outdoor living. Many people have taken to remodeling to create backyard areas that are a true extension of the inside of their homes.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Meet Your Merchant: Tahoe Fence Co.
Nevada Appeal - Jul 29, 2012
Fifty-three years later, and Mellow hasn't stopped his fence work. His business, Tahoe Fence Co., is nearing the 40-year mark and he's been at it long enough to pass the day-to-day operations to two of his sons.....

Local Government Issues

State pays $109,000 for a fence to hide an AC unit at courthouse
WDRB  - Jul 27, 2012
More than $100,000 for a fence? There is a controversy at the Shelby County Courthouse that has taxpayers and government workers upset.....
Latest Fence Design Costs Likely to Double
Clearwater.Patch  - Jul 27, 2012
n April, the director of Clearwater’s Public Library System sought approval from city leaders for renderings of a seven-foot-tall, black, wrought iron-style fence with a gate to surround the Main Library......
Salem Common fence restoration continues
Boston Globe  - Jul 29, 2012
The Massachusetts Historical Commission recently awarded the city a $40,700 grant for the second phase of a project to restore part of the fence surrounding Salem Common.....
New fence will enclose Ohio Statehouse on 3 sides
WTRF  - Jul 29, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials are reaching back to the 19th century for a new security fence at the Ohio Statehouse....
Bridge Suicides: NDOT defends lack of fencing
KTNV Las Vegas  - Jul 25, 2012
Boulder City, NV (KTNV) -- The Nevada Department of Transportation is defending a lack of fencing along the new Hoover Dam bypass bridge in light of a recent rash of suicides.....

Community Issues

St. Charles to buy $76,000 fence for six residents
Chicago Daily Herald  - Jul 24, 2012
The new Red Gate Road bridge crossing over the Fox River in St. Charles will be a blessing for many commuters, but fundamental changes to the surrounding land have fueled a safety problem that will cost nearly $80,000 to fix....
New fence in zoo's parking lot will limit access to river
WIS  - Jul 25, 2012
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is taking additional steps to increase security and improve the guest experience by erecting a new fence along the perimeter of the west-end of the Zoo parking lot – closest to the lower Saluda River.....
Neighborhood Leaders Want To Erect Fence Along MLK
WBAL Radio - Jul 26, 2012
If you have been anywhere near Camden Yards or M&T Bank Stadium, no doubt you have seen pedestrians crossing Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, and sometimes not in designated crosswalks, according to one neighborhood leader.....
Extra fences, security to combat gate crashers, damage at Lollapalooza
Chicago Sun Times  - Jul 26, 2012
The estimated 300,000 music lovers expected to descend on Grant Park next weekend for Lollapalooza will notice more fencing and increased security to prevent gate-crashing, fence- jumping and a repeat of last year’s landscape-trampling debacle....

The Famous and Their Fences

Perimeter fence and gate at Clinton home in Westchester County likely to be upgraded
Government Security News  - Jul 28, 2012
It appears that the U.S. Secret Service is preparing to replace the heavy-duty white fence and gate that surrounds the home in Chappaqua, NY, owned by former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.....

Fencing and Airports

$715K fence completion set in October
Rockport Pilot - Jul 27, 2012
Work has been ongoing on the new fence for the Aransas County airport with an anticipated completion some time in October. The county received funds of approximately $715,000 from the Texas Transportation Commission ....
Good fences make good airports
Star News Online  - Jul 28, 2012
The Wilmington International Airport is seeking federal money to build an 8-foot-high security fence topped with three strands of barbed wire on the Kerr Avenue side of the airport....
New Taoyuan airport fence to incorporate surveillance technology
Focus Taiwan  - Jul 28, 2012
Taipei, July 28 (CNA) A new fence being built around Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will be equipped with the same technology used at nuclear power plants to tighten security at Taiwan's main gateway,....

Fences and Animals

Dingo fence fast tracked
Gympie Times  - Jul 31, 2012
THE terrifying dingo attack on a sleeping tourist at Fraser Island at the weekend will fast track construction of a fence at K'Gari campgrounds, north of Happy Valley,...
Hart Mountain Fence Pull Benefits Wildlife
Public News Service  - Jul 28, 2012
PLUSH, Ore. - Some hardy volunteers are working in a remote part of southeast Oregon to make life easier for the four-legged residents of the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge.....


DIY - Consumers

How To Install Your Own Chain Link Fence Guide!
International Business Times (press release)  - Jul 28, 2012
Like everything else, chain link fence installation – whether you chose to do it yourself or have the professionals do it – both installation options come with its own pros and cons, and the site’s owner offers ....
Why choose vinyl fencing?
WJXT Jacksonvill  - Jul 25, 2012
1. Durability – vinyl fence will not warp or get consumed by insects. Best Fence Company buys virgin vinyl from Enduris Extrusions and custom fabricates your fence style to your yard’s specifications. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

US, Mexico Disagree Over Border Fence
ABC News  - Jul 25, 2012
An agency that monitors the U.S.-Mexico boundary is agreeing to a U.S. proposal to build border fence segments in a South Texas flood plain, a move Mexico opposes...
Border fence portion collapsese
Imperial Valley Press  - Jul 26, 2012
Yuma Sector Border Patrol has increased security around a collapsed 114-foot section of the international boundary fence near the Andrade Port of Entry since Tuesday night after a Mexican construction company ...


Hi-tech fence: India to get tips from Israel
Hindustan Times  - Jul 26, 2012
India will send a team to Israel to learn from its experiences in erecting the security barrier along the West Bank and Gaza Strip to assess technologies that New Delhi could implement at its fence with Pakistan and Bangladesh ...

Weird News

Daredevil skydives from 29 km above Earth - Jul 28, 2012
An Austrian daredevil jumped from a balloon flying at an altitude more than 29 kilometres above Earth on Wednesday, falling at speeds topping 805 kilometres per hour in a training run for his attempt to make the world’s highest skydive...

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