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Industry News

CertainTeed Unveils New Freedom of Choice™ Facebook® Page for Siding, Decking, Railing and Fence Contractors
Press Release  - Jul 2, 2012
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation is bolstering its relationship with contractors by launching a dynamic Freedom of Choice™ Facebook® page featuring siding, decking, railing, fence and trim content.....
“Everything You Need to Know About Loops” Seminar A Continued Success!
Press Release  - Jul 2, 2012
June 12th 2012 – Steve Mathis of Multi Sales Inc., a leading wholesale distributor to the door and gate industry, presented the BD Loops “Everything You Need to Know About Loops” Seminar at the NWDOA Seattle General Meeting......
DigiGate Software for Self-Storage Access Control Conforms to Windows 7
Inside Self Storage  - Jun 30, 2012
PTI Security Systems, manufacturer of the Digitech and PTI brands of self-storage access-control systems, has released DigiGate software for the 64-bit version of Windows 7. The new version allows facility operators who use the Digitech access-control system to install and operate....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Launches 'Summer Comfort' Sweepstakes On Facebook
MarketWatch  - Jul 3, 2012
WINCHESTER, Va., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- To kick off the first day of summer and reward its Facebook fans, Trex is launching a four-week sweepstakes that will give away some of the brand's most popular seating options,...
Perennial Wood Decking being tested at Lowe’s
Home Channel News  - Jul 2, 2012
An executive from Eastman Chemical discussed a test of a new treated wood product at Lowe’s in its northeastern stores this month....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence firm's retail stores boosted business
Tulsa World  - Jun 30, 2012
BROKEN ARROW - Recession bred innovation at Midland Vinyl Fence Co., which manufactures and installs its products....
Regional fence companies learning how to stay profitable
Lake Tahoe News  - Jun 29, 2012
Al Simpson, owner of Silver State Fence and Stain in Reno, started his business four years ago, using the bones of now-defunct fencing companies....
Troublesome hogs a boon for firms that install fences  - Jun 30, 2012
A recent visitor to the Devil’s Rope Museum said, “Today, with all the ranges and farms already fenced, there is probably not much demand for barbed wire.”...
N.Y. woman who stole $50k from employer can appeal sentence
Thomson Reuters News & Insight  - Jun 28, 2012
An upstate New York woman who pleaded guilty to stealing $50,000 from her employer can appeal her prison sentence, even though she waived her right to appeal the underlying conviction, the state's top court has ruled...

Local Government Issues

Business flees over fence rule
Times Leader  - Jun 30, 2012
HANOVER TWP. – For want of a fence, 40 jobs were lost? For the corporation that owns the former Bertels Can Co. building in Hanover Industrial Estates – and the agency trying to sell the property – the answer is yes...
Installation of fence underway on Rivermont Avenue bridge
Lynchburg News and Advance - Jun 29, 2012
Installation of a protective fence along the Rivermont Avenue bridge began this week. The black scalloped fencing, expected to take six to eight weeks to put up, is intended to increase safety and deter suicide attempts....
Court fence to receive a face lift
Ridgecrest Daily Independent  - Jun 28, 2012
Ridgecrest, Calif. — A court fence described by the Planning Commission and the contractor as an eyesore will be redesigned as early as Friday....
Village board tables fence law, again
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise  - Jun 28, 2012
SARANAC LAKE - The village Board of Trustees, for the second time, has tabled a proposed law that would set new guidelines for fences and retaining walls in the village....
City vetoes fence plan
Coquitlam Now  - Jun 28, 2012
The Westwood Plateau Community Association (WPCA) is disappointed with Coquitlam city council's decision to do nothing about a set of deteriorating fences along the so-called "animal streets" of the plateau....

Fence Disputes

Fairness In Question Surrounding Fiocchi Fence Dispute
Havrede Grace Patch  - Jul 1, 2012
Joe Fiocchi wants to create a t-shirt. On the front, it would say “Public Enemy No. 1.” On the back, he said: “Citizen of the Year.” The impetus for the shirt: a fence, a lot of questions and a 2-2 vote at City Hall last month....

AG Fencing

Fences should be durable and safe
Country World News  - Jun 29, 2012
According to Dr. Robert Wells, a livestock consultant at the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, quality fencelines are key to a good ranching operation and a major investment in a property.....


Community Issues

Summit Avenue: Church replaces criticized garden fence
Pioneer Press  - Jun 29, 2012
Tim Sheldon can name the 49 edible plants and flowers that have sprung up from the church garden he oversees at 797 Summit Ave. What he can't quite figure is what all the fuss has been about....
Dog park fencing going up this week
Chisago County Press  - Jun 28, 2012
No surprise that late spring and early summer bring long days for the staff in county parks. But, last week was an unusually busy time. Chisago County Parks Director Laird Mork said the dog park project was started, at Checkerboard Park..
Rockaway residents rally to replace fence around nude beach
New York Daily News  - Jul 1, 2012
Rockaway residents fed up with getting an eyeful from a nude beach are demanding the city rebuild a fence to shield their gaze from naked sunbathers...

Schools and Fences

Cranbrook school fence is raising ire of neighbours
Wentworth Courier - Jun 28, 2012
A NEW fence around a school oval has divided Cranbrook and its neighbours. The prestigious Bellevue Hill school's plans to build a black steel fence around its privately-owned oval to boost student safety have been met with outrage from some residents....

Fences and Animals

DOT to install fence on Highway 10 to stop deer from jumping
Marshfield News Herald - Jun 27, 2012
A protective fence will be built on a Highway 10 overpass south of Marshfield where three deer have leaped to their deaths in the past eight months, a state official said Wednesday....
Donated Fence Keeps Animals Out of Community Farm
KEYC - Jul 2, 2012
Fruits and vegetables of the Blue Earth County Community Park will soon be safe from unwanted visitors. A fence is now being installed around the Weagel Park in Mankato to protect the farm from hungry deer and other animals. ...

Community Fence Projects

Volunteers remove fence from migration corridor on Shoshone Forest
The Billings Gazette |  - Jun 29, 2012
WAPITI — A group of volunteers set off early Sunday into the morning shadows of the North Absaroka Wilderness, where they spent three days and nights working to remove an old fence from an important wildlife migration corridor....

DIY - Consumers

Lexington woman used repurposed gutters as planters to dress up privacy fence|  - Jun 29, 2012
Privacy fences, those lackluster barriers found to be essential in so many city neighborhoods, keep out prying eyes while marking property lines. Linda Svec is experimenting with a new idea for improving the looks of those fences while allowing for a more practical and efficient use of space. Her solution: rain gutter gardens...

Pool Safety

Too many Londoners ignore fence-pool bylaw
The London Free Press - Jul 2, 2012
Run Google Earth over any new suburb in Ontario and you'll see them -- the tell-tale blue rectangles, ovals and other shapes that indicate backyard swimming pools. ...
Exposed swimming pools: When is fencing required?
KSLA-TV - Jun 26, 2012
BENTON, LA (KSLA) - A Bossier Parish woman is making a plea to the public in hopes of preventing more drownings in the ArkLaTex. Marilyn Black of Benton says uncovered, unprotected pools are a problem in Bossier Parish. ...


Israeli Security Fence Architect: Why The Barrier Had to Be Built
Al-Monitor  - Jul 1, 2012
Much like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the story of the security fence between Israel and the West Bank consists of two different narratives, each claiming to be the ultimate, truthful account. ...

Weird News

Chicago cabbies to charge for puking - Jul 1, 2012
Call it the upchuck charge. Starting Sunday, cabbies in Chicago will be authorized to charge you $50 US if you throw up in their taxi...

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