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Industry News

Zareba Systems' New Sectional Copper Ground Rod Kit Simplifies Installation
PR NewsWire - May 30, 2012
Woodstream Corporation, a global manufacturer of animal control products including FiShock, Zareba and ElectroBraid brand of electronic containment systems that provide safe, economical alternatives to barbed wire fencing, ....
Estate Swing Solar E-S 1000 Series Automatic Gate Opener Big Box Change Proves Installer Favorite
Huoston Chronicle - May 29, 2012
Utilizing direct surveys and feedback from industry customer relations companies like GateCrafters.com; Estate Swing brand responded with the additional of a large steel control box for the E-S 1000 series gate opener.....
MIDE Products Adds USA Flag Holders to Product Line
PR Web - Jun 5, 2012
MIDE Products has developed a Double Flag Holder to add more variety to its growing line of fence hooks. Recently introduced to distributors and wholesalers, the Flag Holders are quickly becoming available to consumers at retail stores and online shopping sites., ....

Decking Industry News

Viance Ecolife(TM) Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood Brings Beauty and Strength to the New Boardwalk in Beautiful Destin, FL
MarketWatch  - May 31, 2012
Viance Ecolife(TM) has been selected as the wood decking for the new boardwalk serving the popular resort city of Destin, FL....

Fence Contractors in the News

Muhlenberg Township fence company acquires Amity Fence Company assets
bctv.org  - May 30, 2012
Pro Max Fence Systems has recently acquired the assets of Amity Fence Company, which declared bankruptcy in August of 2011....
Rickís Custom Fencing & Decking Sponsors Fan Fest at Oregonís Les Schwab Bowl
Baltimore Sun  - May 29, 2012
Football fans attending Oregonís high school all-star game June 23 wonít have to limit themselves to cheering from the stands this year. Instead, spectators at the Les Schwab Bowl will have the opportunity to head down to the field for the Rickís Custom Fencing & Decking Fan Fest...

Fed Government Issues

Secret Service wants vendor to upgrade vehicle barriers at Joint Base Anacostia-BollingSecret Service wants vendor to upgrade vehicle barriers at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Government Security News  - May 31, 2012
The U.S. Secret Service wants to hire a contractor that can renovate and re-condition six different hydraulic barriers which prevent vehicles from entering and exiting at four separate locations ...

Local Government Issues

Fence in Tuscany-Canterbury protects grass, but is it cost-effective?
Baltimore Sun  - May 29, 2012
The style of fence is called "Barcelona," but some residents of Tuscany-Canterbury say it reminds them more of Berlin. It's the "Gorbachev fence" to the mother of neighbor Fred Chalfant, ....
Marine Commission rules against Grandview man's fence request
The Daily Press (registration required) - May 29, 2012
HAMPTON ó A Grandview man whose beachfront fences drew the ire of ... a former Virginia Beach police officer, said he was concerned fencing would restrict....
Law would set rules for fences, walls in Saranac Lake
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise  - Jun 1, 2012
SARANAC LAKE - The village Board of Trustees tabled a local law that would set new guidelines for fences and walls in the village at its meeting Tuesday night.....
Brownsville to recoup fence land, continue project
Brownsville Herald  - Jun 3, 2012
The city of Brownsville and attorneys for private trusts told U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen Wednesday that their negotiations are progressing regarding land that the federal government condemned to make way for placement of a temporary border fence....

Community Issues

In Miamiís Belle Meade, much ado about a fence
Miami Herald - Jun 3, 2012
After a rash of break-ins, residents proposed erecting a six-foot fence to deter intruders. Some officials said that would be illegal, but now commissioners have given it the go-ahead....
With New Fence, Renovations Begin at Rocketship Park
Port Jefferson.patch - May 30, 2012
Rocketship Park has had some work done. The little park whose official name is Clifton H. Lee Memorial Park had some new fencing installed recently, according to an update in the May 18 Port Report newsletter sent out by Port Jefferson village.....
Plan to grow Mentor Dog Park finally moving forward
Port Jefferson.patch  - May 30, 2012
A two-year-old plan to grow the Mentor Dog Park is finally moving forward. This yearís Recreation Department budget includes $20,000 for installing a new fence at the two-third-acre, off-leash park, at 6647 Hopkins Road.....

Fence Disputes

Itís no fun playing defence for your fence
Hamilton Spectator  - Jun 3, 2012
They often say good fences make for good neighbours. But what if your neighbour doesnít like your fence? ďI built a fence along my driveway on West 3rd Street,Ē Shannon Biss told Action Line.....
Fence battle leaves business footing legal bill
Essex County Standard  - Jun 3, 2012
A ROW over a controversial fence has left a business footing its oppositionís £25,000 legal bill. Trent Wharfage, which erected a six foot fence at Mistley Quay, ....

Fences & Animals - Wldlife

Pastoral fence push
ABC Net - May 30, 2012
A group of Kalgoorlie pastoralists are meeting with Minister for Agriculture Terry Redman this lunchtime - to put their case for a pastoral dog fence......
Helicopter needed to build fence
Marlborough Express  - May 30, 2012
A predator-proof fence has been on the "project list" for 20 years and now finally the first steps have been made. Three other volunteers and I spent the whole month of February clearing a strip of space on one side of the peninsula, making way for the new mammal-diverting fence......
Electric fence good option to protect bears
WCAX  - Jun 3, 2012
LYME, N.H. - Protecting farm animals from bears in New Hampshire is something wildlife officials will help you do for free.....
Bid for bounty as dingoes breed beyond the dog fence
ABC North and West SA - May 31, 2012
The fence separates grazing country from farming land and keeps dingoes from attacking sheep, but local Liberal MP Dan van Hollst Pellekaan said the number of dingoes breeding up below the fence was increasing.....

Art and Fences

A Brownfield Beautification Campaign for Just $750
The Atlantic Cities - May 29, 2012
On a recent 24-hour visit to Memphis, Tennessee, I came across this cool art project right across the street from the Memphis Central Station train depot. A simple plywood fence had been built around a vacant piece of land and painted with the lyrics about Memphis....

Airport Fences

Wait continues on airport fence
CT Post - May 30, 2012
The issue: Bridgeport's Sikorsky Memorial Airport, located in Stratford, has for years been trying to remove a dangerous fence that is at the end of a runway and replace it with a safety zone....

HySecurity

Schools and Fences

FENCE AT THIRD STREET SCHOOL GETS A FACELIFT
Larchmont Chronicle - Jun 1, 2012
A fence surrounding the playground at Third St. Elementary School that was once an eyesore is now a thing of beauty, thanks to the efforts of the Hancock Park Homeowners Association (HPHOA)....
Hedcor builds fence for DavSur school
Philippine Information Agency - May 29, 2012
STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur, May 30 --A P50,000-worth of perimeter fence at Sibulan National High School of this town was built by Hedcor Sibulan, Inc. in support to the Department of Educationís (DepEd) Brigada Eskwela. ....
Base puts up fence near school
KUAM - May 29, 2012
Guam - If you live in Yigo, you may have noticed a makeshift fence between Chalan Ramirez and Machanaonao Elementary School. Village mayor Bob Lizama says he frequents the road and is concerned andersen air force base may be making a secondary front entrance.....

Stolen/Vandalized Fences

Blackford farmer: ďLives at risk because of fence damageĒ
ic Perthshire.co.uk - - May 30, 2012
A BLACKFORD farmer has hit out at mindless vandals who are putting lives at risk. Willie Logue, who has farmed in the village for over 40 years, told the Herald that unknown people....

Weird News

Artist turns dead cat into chopper
Canoe.ca - Jun 4, 2012
When Dutch artist Bart Jansen's pet cat Orville was hit by a car, he dealt with his loss by stuffing the corpse and strapping it to a specially designed radio-controlled helicopter....

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