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Industry News

Premier Fencing and Gate Manufacturer Boresi Offers Free Water Patrol Pool Alarm for All June's Orders of Frameless Glass Pool Fencing
SBwire  - Jun 15, 2012
Minchinbury, NSW -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/15/2012 -- Australians must love to swim if every one in four owns and regulalry uses a swimming pool. While a luxurious and convenient addition to the house, pools are also dangerous, especially for families with small children.....
Press Release  - Jun 15, 2012
Fusing Latest Technology with Unique Access Solutions, LiftMaster Allows Homeowners to Control Garage Door, Gate and Household Lights from Anywhere in the World.....

Decking Industry News

DeckWise(TM) Debuts Hardwood Decking Tiles
PR Newswire - Jun 19, 2012
BRADENTON, Fla., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --, an internationally recognized manufacturer of hidden deck fasteners and accessories, ....

Housing Industry News

Single-family housing starts rise in May, permits jump
USA Today - Jun 19, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Home builders started work on more single-family homes in May and requested the most permits to build homes and apartments in three and a half years....

Fence Contractors in the News

Natural Fencing accused of not paying workers
BBC  - Jun 15, 2012
Workers employed by a Suffolk fencing firm claim they have not been paid and their calls are not being returned....

DIY - Consumers

Return of Fence Factor, "the most boring competition ever"  - Jun 14, 2012
Organised by online garden centre Gardening Express, the competition invites people to send in pictures of their favourite fence panel, and captured the imagination of hundreds last year. ....

Local Government Issues

Northwest Evening Mail  - Jun 14, 2012
MILLIONS of pounds is to be spent giving Sellafield an extra 11 miles of security fence to stop terrorists penetrating the site....
Philadelphia Council considers allowing, regulating electric fences  - Jun 14, 2012
Some Philadelphia businesses have electrified security fences. A proposed law would make that legal, with some restrictions. The bill says electrified fencing could be used only in commercial areas and only with limited voltage.....
Protective fence on Rivermont Avenue bridge delayed
Newsw Advance  - Jun 18, 2012
The installation of a protective fence along the Rivermont Avenue bridge has been delayed after crews found the base plates were made improperly and didn’t fit the fence posts, according to the city....
Gary ponders stricter sign, fence guidelines under proposed ordinance  - Jun 14, 2012
GARY | Property owners would be responsible for maintaining fences and signs and dilapidated or damaged signs would be removed at the owner's expense under a fence and sign ordinance reviewed Thursday evening at a public forum...
Tree Removal Will Precede Field Fence Construction
Hasbrouckheights.Patch  - Jun 14, 2012
Borough officials made the decision this week to have the two trees, which currently lean right up against the fence along the Franklin side of Depken field, removed when the new decorative fence is put up....

Community Issues

Rockaway residents fume over loss of Riis Park fence
NY Daily News  - Jun 17, 2012
Some Rockaway residents are making the old proverb “good fences make good neighbors” their new theme song. The city is refusing to rebuild a chain-link fence that separated the salty, adult beach in Riis Park from the family-friendly sands of Neponsit...
Anger at three-mile fence on Oswaldtwistle Moor
Lancashire Telegraph  - Jun 15, 2012
WIND farm bosses have erected a three-mile fence blocking access to moorland. The decision to build a fence on Oswaldtwistle Moor...

Fencing and Railroads

Dog owner's anger at rail safety fence 'U-turn'
Harlow Star  - Jun 17, 2012
A DEAF woman whose hearing dog was killed by a train has blasted Net-work Rail for refusing to erect new safety fencing along a stretch of track running through Harlow Town Park....
Dispute erupts after RFI fences off NTV lounge
Rail Journal  - Jun 19, 2012
Passengers have been forced to make a 5-minute detour to reach platform 15 from NTV's new service centre, the station's former air terminal, to board their train. This is because RFI has built a 2m high fence on the platform, which RFI says no longer has the role of a platform.....

Fences and Neighbors

Spite fences
Boston Globe  - Jun 12, 2012
What is an illegal spite fence? Spite fences are those which neighbors put up extremely close to the other neighbor’s property for the purpose of annoying or inconveniencing the neighbor, and not for any legitimate other reason...
Good fences make good neighbors: Genesee Township supervisor, neighbor at odds over noise
MLive  - Jun 18, 2012
GENESEE TOWNSHIP, MI -- For Genesee Township Supervisor Steve Fuhr and his neighbor Melissa Brown, an old adage may be a remedy for their impasse: Good fences make good neighbors...
The Shared Backyard
Wall Street Journal  - Jun 12, 2012
How much do you like your next-door neighbors? Enough to share your backyard with them? A surprising number of homeowners are bucking the notion that good fences make good neighbors and taking down the fences in favor of bigger gardens and more space to entertain...


Community Fence Projects

Connor Loch helps restore cemetery fence
Hastings Star Gazette  - Jun 14, 2012
Much of the fence at Soldiers and Sailors Cemetery has a fresh look to it, thanks to Hastings High School student and Boy Scout Troop 23 member Connor Loch. The Scoutmaster is Steve Forrey.....
Sand fences put up along Cameron coast to create dunes
KPLC  - Jun 12, 2012
CAMERON PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana organized a volunteer project to set up fences along the Cameron coast to help create new sand dunes....

Stolen Fences

Local man arrested in fencing theft
Jerusalem Post  - Jun 17, 2012
David W. St. John, 36, of 217 Oakwood Place, faces two counts of receiving stolen property for allegedly selling fencing stolen from the National Trail Parks District, according to police.....


Israel mulls building Jordan border fence
UPI  - Jun 17, 2012
JERUSALEM, June 13 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Netanyahu has instructed Israel's defense establishment to examine building a security fence along Israel's border with Jordan, an official says...
With new fence, Navy readying for sea-terror swell
Jerusalem Post  - Jun 17, 2012
The navy is preparing to bolster its forces in the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and along the Gaza Strip amid fears that terrorist groups in the Sinai will try infiltrating Israel by sea after construction of the security fence is completed along the border with Egypt....
Mt Kenya electric fence to cost Sh1 billion
he Star  - Jun 14, 2012
THE Rhino Ark executive director Christian Lambrechts has said plans to put in place an electric fence around the two major towers at the cost of Sh1.1 billion are almost complete. ....

Weird News

Swedish council member wants men to urinate sitting down - Jun 149876543, 2012
Men who work for the county council in the Swedish province of Sormland could be required to sit down while urinating, if a motion put forward by the Left Party passes...

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