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Industry News

Liftmaster adds three new people to their marketing team.
Press Release  - Jun 25, 2012
Garage door opener and access-control manufacturer LiftMaster recently added three new members to its marketing team....
Runner-up Avon Barrier Company
This is Bristol  - Jun 25, 2012
MENTION a firm with a global reputation, contracts in Iraq and Pakistan and a sales office in America and you immediately think of a giant corporation based in the heart of London. But the headquarters and two manufacturing sites of Avon Barrier Company....

Decking Industry News

Residential Deck Safety And Inspection Checklist
CBS Local - Jun 22, 2012
“An owner has a responsibility to ensure a deck structure is A) properly designed and built, and B) properly and frequently maintained” – web site for law firm....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence-building firms finding rebound in new, repair jobs
Northern Nevada Business Weekly -  - Jun 25, 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....
Jacksonville fence company owner arrested in fraud scheme
Florida Times-Union  - Jun 19, 2012
The owner of a Jacksonville fencing company was arrested Tuesday in a fraud scheme in which customers paid for fences they never received, the State Attorney’s Office said.....
Fence contractor shakes homeower's trust in Angie's List
First Coast News  - Jun 19, 2012
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- Earlier this year, Ernesto Gonzalez hired a contractor to install a vinyl fence and gates at his Middleburg home. To find the right company for his needs Gonzalez says he went to Angie's List.....

Fences in Racing

IndyCar seeks to launch FIA catch fencing study
Auto Sport  - Jun 25, 2012
IndyCar will be seeking to launch an FIA study into catch fencing when the FIA Institute for Motorsport Safety meets in Paris this week....

Local Government Issues

Century Considers Cutting Back Fence Heights To Cut Crime  - Jun 19, 2012
McCall said when a resident has a high, solid privacy fence in front of their home “they ... Here's a clue, we have those privacy fences so folks can mind their own ........
State to add perimeter fence at Wisconsin Resource Center
The Oshkosh Northwestern - Jun 23, 2012
MADISON – The State Building Commission this week added $101,900 to a perimeter fencing project at the Wisconsin Resource Center bringing the project's total to $349,200 and making it compliant with current safety standards....
State erects 8-foot fence to keep homeless from returning to Camp Take Notice site  - Jun 20, 2012
The state is putting up an 8-foot-tall, chain-link fence to block a homeless encampment from returning to a nearly 9-acre site on a state highway median west of Ann Arbor. It's just one of the precautionary measures being taken as the state shuts down Camp Take Notice,...
City Works To Remove Chain Link Fences Around Parks
KTSM News Channel 9  - Jun 19, 2012
EL PASO, TX — The city is cleaning up one feature of El Paso that a city representative calls "unsightly."....
Missing fence to go up at Hay River, N.W.T., park  - Jun 20, 2012
Worried parents in Hay River, N.W.T., are getting their way. The town will replace a missing section of fence at the Tri-Service park. Parents had complained about the missing section of the fence because just a few metres away, there is an ATV lane and a highway....

Community Issues

Latest death raises calls for fence on Route 28 bridge
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review  - Jun 19, 2012
Installing fencing on the Route 28 bridge over Buffalo Creek Valley is of lower priority for PennDOT than most other safety projects, but a physician and others are asking the state to reconsider.....
Harlem ‘fence’ stays up
New York Post  - Jun 19, 2012
The walls didn’t come tumbling down after all. The barricades that have locked down a Harlem neighborhood for two weeks were set up again last night, despite an NYPD spokesman insisting earlier in the day that the streets would be open...
Motel’s lakeside fence draws concern from residents
Adirondack Daily Enterprise  - Jun 21, 2012
SARANAC LAKE - A local motel's new lakeside fence has sparked a public outcry. The owners of Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn recently put up several sections of wooden, 6-foot-high stockade fence along a 50-foot stretch of their property on Lake Flower Avenue...
Makemie society rededicates historic fence-
Tasley Eastern Shore News  - Jun 20, 2012
SANFORD -- The Francis Makemie Society rededicated the restored historic fence surrounding the Francis Makeimie Statue at Makemie Park in Sanford June 9....

Pool Safety

Pool fences fail safety blitz
London Free Press  - Jun 22, 2012
Close to one in five pool fences didn't meet regulations on the first day of a city-wide pool safety blitz, the city's bylaw manager says. "This is extremely concerning to us," Orest Katolyk said Friday.....


Schools and Fences

Part of UGA's iconic North Campus fence coming down for repair
Online Athens - Jun 24, 2012
The few dozen feet of yellow and red caution tape now stretching eastward from the University of Georgia Arch along the East Broad Street sidewalk — standing in place of a couple of sections of the 150-plus-year-old cast-iron fence that once fully circumscribed the university’s North Campu....
Farmingdale High School Targets Loiterers With New Fences, Security Cameras
CBS Local  - Jun 21, 2012
1, 2 o’clock in the morning – music, music, music. They’re playing ball. They’re banging balls,” one resident told Xirinachs. “The noise is unbearable,” said Rosa, a homeowner who said she needs a good night’s sleep. “It’s unbelievable. The kids, they yell. They scream....
Familiar fence reinstalled behind Hovley Soccer Park
The Desert Sun - Jun 21, 2012
Palm Desert just became a little more whimsical. “Desert Road,” an art piece that's part fence and part sculpture, was on display at Washington Charter Elementary School from 1991 until it was removed about 10 years ago....

Fences and Neighbors

Erdington neighbours' fence damage dispute led to pole attack
Birmingham News - Jun 20, 2012
A TAXI driver left his neighbour needing 17 stitches after battering him over the head with a wooden pole in the garden of his Birmingham home....
Woman arrested for attacking neighbor's fence with sledgehammer
Greenfield West Allis Now - Jun 19, 2012
A dispute over damaged property that ended with one neighbor swinging a sledgehammer at the other neighbor's fence led to the arrest of a 62-year-old Greenfield woman this week.....

USA Canada Border Fence

Plan to build fences along border called 'conservation low point'
Vancouver Sun - Jun 22, 2012
Environmentalists are denouncing what they call a "conservation low point" for North America after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would suspend wild-life-and ecosystem-protection laws within 160 kilometres of the U.S.-Canada border....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Despite Billion-Dollar Boondoggle, Romney Wants High-Tech Border ‘Fence’ - Jun 21, 2012
Mitt Romney wants a border fence. But he doesn’t just want to finish the physical fence that’s already there in bits and pieces. He wants a high-tech fence: you remember, the one that was tried, wasted a billion dollars, and didn’t work...

Stolen Fences

Man allegedly stole fence from Spirit of the Living God church
WDRB - Jun 21, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is accused of stealing chain link fence from one church, then crashing into a second church and causing over $1,000 in damage.t.....

Fencing and Airports

Kenya: Row Rocks New Wilson Airport Fencing Project Jun 21, 2012
CONTROVERSY has hit the new fencing project at Wilson Airport with claims that some land has hived off for private development. The Kenya Airport Authority project is being funded by the World Bank. ...

Weird News

Kentucky woman glued to Walmart toilet seat - Jun 19, 2012
A bathroom break turned embarrassing and painful for a Kentucky woman Tuesday. Monticello city officials told ABC Action News the woman went to use a toilet in the local Walmart when she realized she was stuck to the seat...

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