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Industry News

Boon Edam's StereoVision2
securityinfowatch  - Jun 5, 2012
Lillington, NC – Boon Edam, Inc., the leading manufacturer of security entrance solutions in North America, has announced the launch of a new anti-piggybacking technology: StereoVision 2. ...
Grip-Rite(R) Introduces PrimeGuard MAX(TM) Stainless Steel Fasteners
Business Wire  - Jun 12, 2012
Grip-Rite(R), the top-selling brand of fasteners in America, has introduced PrimeGuard MAX(TM), a stainless steel fastener line with a lifetime guarantee against rust. . ...

Decking Industry News

Create a Beautiful Deck with This Old House's $16,500 Sweepstakes  - Jun 5, 2012
How would you like the chance to win a brand outdoor deck? This Old House is giving you that chance with their This Old House Outdoor Oasis Sweepstakes....

Fence Accidents

Security Gate Collapse In Brooklyn Raises Awareness About Potential Dangers
securityinfowatch  - Jun 8, 2012
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The woman and child crushed when a security gate collapsed onto a Park Slope sidewalk Thursday are out of the hospital. ...
Contractor killed when fence he was replacing collapses on him  - Jun 6, 2012
Contractor Kurt Allen Clark was killed Tuesday morning when a fence collapsed on him in Lincoln, according to the Placer County Coroner's Office....

Fence Contractors in the News

Long® Fence Expands Ability to Provide Architectural and Specialty Metals  - Jun 8, 2012
Long® Fence is expanding their ability to quote, fabricate and install architectural and specialty metals for indoor and outdoor applications. .....
Namibia: Accusations Fly Over Fencing Tender - Jun 8, 2012
ACCUSATIONS are flying in the corridors of the Karas Regional Council over who was really behind the N$128 754 tender allocated to MC Bouers construction company without procedures being followed....

Federal Government Issues

Costs overrun VA
Lexington Clipper Herald  - Jun 11, 2012
Terry said the fence is meant partly to keep nonveterans out in the event of a disaster. Terry staffers have dubbed it the "Zombie Fence'' and joked about how it would keep the hospital safe in the event of a zombie invasion. The Omaha congressman isn't laughing......

Local Government Issues

City considering new fencing regulations
Troy Messenger  - Jun 11, 2012
Do-it-yourselfers, put the nails and hammers down if you are building a fence in Troy. There are newly proposed rules to consider.....
Historic Stuyvesant Square Park Fence to get $5.5 M Overhaul  - Jun 11, 2012
MANHATTAN — After years of funding shortages that kept New York City's oldest cast-iron fence in a state of dereliction and disrepair, the city has collected the entire $5.5 million sum needed to restore the structure to its former glory....
Riverdale approves fence for portion of rec trail
Quad City Times  - Jun 5, 2012
RIVERDALE — During a meeting Tuesday that was contentious at times, the Riverdale City Council agreed to put up 235 feet of fence along a portion of the Mississippi River recreational trail for safety reasons, but neighbors near the trail still have concerns....
County could spend $75,000 to protect remains of The Senator
WFTV  - Jun 11, 2012
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A piece of Seminole County history was destroyed when a 3,500-year-old cypress tree known as The Senator burned down in January....
Riverdale approves fence for portion of rec trail
Quad City Times  - Jun 5, 2012
RIVERDALE — During a meeting Tuesday that was contentious at times, the Riverdale City Council agreed to put up 235 feet of fence along a portion of the Mississippi River recreational trail for safety reasons, but neighbors near the trail still have concerns....

Community Issues

Barbed wire? Coyote rollers? No easy answer to protect an Elysian Park memorial from vandals
The Eastsider LA  - Jun 11, 2012
After more than a week of scraping off tagging, repairing rust damage and applying new paint, the nearly $30,000 clean up and repair of the Elysian Park memorial to Frank E Glass and Grace Simons, ...
Woman says fence helps control speeding
Princeton Daily Clarion  - Jun 6, 2012
PATOKA — A Patoka resident claims her fence is not a traffic hazard, but instead prevents people from exceeding the speed limit....
Concord's Old North Cemetery will get fence revamped
Concord Monitor  - Jun 9, 2012
THE CAST-IRON fence at Concord's Old North Cemetery, where President Franklin Pierce and others are buried, is set to get rehabilitated this year....
News Chief  - Jun 11, 2012
Legoland has modified mechanical elements of the park it inherited from Cypress Gardens and created a sound-suppressing boundary, including an 8-foot wooden fence at the park's perimeter...
DeStefano: Time For Fence To Come Down
New Haven Independent  - Jun 6, 2012
As he welcomed new occupants of the rebuilt Brookside housing project, New Haven’s mayor looked out into the distance to a longstanding wall barring access to Hamden and declared: It must come down. ....

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Dogs, owner shocked by Hydro  - Jun 8, 2012
To give his two dogs Minnie and Katie room to roam but to also keep them contained, Davis installed an electric dog fence around the entirety of his property....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Indigenous group laments Fraser Is dingo fence
ABC  - Jun 12, 2012
A Fraser Island Aboriginal group says it is disappointed a fence will be erected at its K'gari campgrounds to keep dingoes away...

Fencing and Airports

Piggott Airport to receive federal grant dollars
KAIT  - Jun 8, 2012
Crossett- Z M Jack Stell Field: The city of Crossett will receive $90,000 to install perimeter fencing at Z M Stell Field Airport in Crossett. This project will prevent unauthorized individuals and vehicles from entering the airfield. ....


Community Fence Projects

Residents transform fence in Hinchley Wood
Elmbridge Today  - Jun 6, 2012
A total of 15 community-minded residents recently came together in the summer sunshine to spruce up a stretch of fence lining the footpath between the Strenue Sports Club and the Lynwood Road estate in Hinchley Wood and rid it of graffiti....


IndyCar drivers ready for Texas, but fence posts and other issues remain
Auto Week  - Jun 6, 2012
Izod IndyCar Series drivers have warned. They have complained. They have foreshadowed. They have passive-aggressively and sometimes just aggressively stated their cases against the positioning of posts that support the catch fences at Texas Motor Speedway and the dangers of pack-racing Indy cars on ovals. ....

Stolen/Vandalized Fences

Thieves appear targeting Springfield parks
Springfield News Sun - Jun 10, 2012
SPRINGFIELD — National Trails Parks and Recreation District is combatting a rash of thefts that’s costing it more than a thousand dollars in taxpayer funding...
Contra Costa Fence Fire Suspicious
NBC Bay Area - Jun 10, 2012
Fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire that damaged a private fence in Hercules on Saturday evening, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District dispatcher said...

DIY - Consumers

Choosing the Right Materials for Your Outdoor Projects
Jackson Township NJ News - Jun 6, 2012
Question: There are so many choices for outdoor materials that we cannot decide what to use. Can you simplify the selections for us? Answer: This is a problem that many people face – too many selections! Where do you start?....
U-T San Diego - Jun 10, 2012
The white picket fence might be ubiquitous when it comes to idyllic country homes, but a privacy fence can be an eyesore.....

Weird News

Alta. woman hoarded 1,100 rabbits - Jun 11, 2012
EDMONTON -- An woman who hoarded more than 1,100 rabbits in her southwest Edmonton home was fined $8,500 and banned for life from owning more than one pet Monday. ...

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