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Industry News

CertainTeed Unleashes the Power of the iPad® with the New PitchPerfect™ Selling System
Press Release - Mar 13, 2012
CertainTeed Corporation is providing its siding, fence, railing and decking contractors with its cutting-edge, easy-to-use PitchPerfect™ In-Home Selling System that is designed for use on an iPad®....
Structured Vinyl Introduces Structured 2, A New PVC Fence Line Under $60 Per section.
Press Release - Mar 13, 2012
Structure PVC, the major supplier of high quality vinyl fences, has just come out with a new line of products, which has an unmatchable value compared to all others in the market...
Rise of the Anti-Ram Vehicle Barrier
Security Mangement - Mar 6, 2012
Before the events of 9-11, vehicle barriers in the United States were considered an eyesore. It didn’t matter if the vehicle barrier was a bollard, an ornamental planter, or a concrete highway median. The crystal-clear morning of September 11, 2001, however, changed all that. ..
IEP Launches Security Gate that Saves Money and the Environment
LP Portal - Mar 8, 2012
Illinois Engineered Products (IEP) has just launched a security gate for loading docks and receiving doors that proves the adage "less is more." IEP manufactures the new Eco Gate right here in Chicago using 25% less steel finished in a non-toxic water-based coating...
Furnitubes Unique Bollards Help M&S Open the Most Eco-Friendly Store in the UK
PR Leap - Mar 9, 2012
M&S chose the unique (Gabion) mesh security bollards for their new eco-store in Sheffield. The Furnitubes bollards are 100% recyclable and filled with reclaimed material..

Decking Industry News

Lifetime No-Maintenance Paverdeck Redefines the Standard in Decking - Now Available at a Cost to Compete with Traditional Cedar and Composite Decks
Times Union - Mar 9, 2012
The future for backyard decks has never looked better. Evolutiondeck Inc., the manufacturer of the Paverdeck system, is providing consumers an elegant maintenance-free lifetime deck option, now at a price that competes with a traditional cedar or composite deck....
Five Reasons Alternative Decking is the Better Choice
Marketwatch - Mar 13, 2012
What makes a deck truly enjoyable? It's not the amount of hours spent maintaining it, the number of guests with splinters or tripping over a warped plank that's been on the "honey-do" list for the last two years....
Sunbelt Forest Products Announces the Sunrise Decking Line, Pressure Treated with Ecolife(TM), Is Now Available at 84 Lumber Stores Across Florida
Marketwatch - Mar 9, 2012
Sunbelt Forest Products, a leading manufacturer of high quality pressure treated lumber and related products, announced the new Sunrise Decking line today. Sunrise Decking is a #1 premium grade Radius Edged 2x6 real wood decking product...

Fence Contractors in the News

5 Tips on Vinyl, Wood and Metal Fence Installation by Fountain Hills Surprise Tempe Fencing Companies
NNT  - Mar 7, 2012
After you’ve decided to put in a new fence on your property and picked the fence you want comes the next, and most difficult, step: installation. Depending on your skill level, fence installation can be a do-it-yourself job, but you need to make sure that you know what you’re doing before you get started...

Local Government Issues

Seven-Foot Fence Approved for Museum’s Lawn
Wheeling Intelligence - Mar 13, 2012
WHEELING - Travis Henline hopes a 7-foot tall wrought iron fence will keep people from vandalizing West Virginia Independence Hall Museum in downtown Wheeling...
Fancy Fence Likely Coming to Water-Treatment Plant
Sun Gazette - Mar 7, 2012
Sometimes a fence is just a fence. And sometimes it’s a “compelling, innovative design enhancement.” Guess which type costs $350,000?...
Mine-fencing measures continue
Today's News-Herald - Mar 7, 2012
Havasu 4-Wheelers, a local off-road club, continued efforts with Bureau of Land Management Tuesday to fence off more open mine shafts in desert areas near Lake Havasu City....
Village Fencing Law Targets Deer
Southampton-Patch - Mar 9, 2012
It's man vs. deer, it seems, in Southampton Village, where legislation aims to keep deer from destroying expensive landscaping....
More Damage to Concord’s $61,704 Fence
San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 12, 2012
The City of Concord’s $61,704 decorative fence is in need of a few repairs, again. Since the fence was built as part of the City of Concord’s $379,000 demolition of the property in October of 2010, the fence has been damaged in several spots. ...

Community Issues

Campbell Crossing to Install Privacy Fences in Pierce Village Neighborhood
Clarks Villeonline - Mar 12, 2012
Fort Campbell, KY – Campbell Crossing is pleased to announce the continued improvement of homes and neighborhoods with the installation of 6 foot wooden privacy fences in Pierce Village. . ...
Anger over fence
Pocklington Post  - Mar 8, 2012
A CONTROVERSIAL fence put up to block off a popular access route into Primrose Wood has been vandalised within a fortnight....
Fence to go up around Westwood Lodge over next two months - Mar 8, 2012
Hundreds gathered at the Thurston Middle School Monday to voice concerns about security risks at Westwood Lodge, a psychiatric hospital overseen by the state Department of Mental Health. ...
Petitions circulating in Wilmette to block beach fence
TribLocal  - Mar 8, 2012
A wave of opposition is building in Wilmette as residents are organizing to fight a proposed fence that would restrict access to the south beach at the Gillson Park...
Drainage Issues Require New Fencing Inside Adair Dog Park - Mar 8, 2012
I’ve received a few pictures already of two fences being erected on both sides of the drainage canal inside of Adair Park’s dog park. ...
Call to city slickers to help farmers mend fences
Sydney Morning Herald  - Mar 10, 2012
IT'S a farm stay with a twist. NSW Farmers, which represents those who live on the land, will establish a labour bank in which people can volunteer their services to help repair damaged farms ...

Ag Fencing

Fencing: what's on the market
FarmersWeekly  - Mar 7, 2012
Fencing equipment can be pretty bespoke stuff. ... solar panels from 7W to 64W depending on the length of fence and type of animals being contained...
Twelve top tips for perfect fencing
FarmersWeekly - Mar 12, 2012
Fence installation is a precise business if you are going to get the performance and longevity you want from your fence. But it's nothing new - fencing...
Stream fencing opportunity offered
Zanesville Times Recorder - Mar 12, 2012
ZANESVILLE --Muskingum County landowners with livestock and streams once again have the opportunity to improve the water quality of the Muskingum River. ...


Pool Safety

Safety blitz on Victorian backyard pool fences to save lives
Heral Sun  - Mar 12, 2012
Victoria's new building commissioner Michael Kefford said yesterday he couldn't "swear on a stack of bibles" that more than 400 fences were sufficiently safe to stop children from straying into pools.....
Bid for new pool fence laws win support
Cumberland Courier Newspapers  - Mar 10, 2012
POOL industry professionals, Gosford Council and the Royal Life Saving Society Australia are backing calls for tough new pool fencing laws to save lives on the central coast.....

Fences and Animals

Washed away Dog Fence could escalate dingo problem
ABC - Mar 9, 2012
Floodwater has washed away large sections of the Dog Fence in South Australia's north. The fence stretches thousands of kilometres across the country and acts as a barrier to dingoes which are a declared pest in southern Australia....

Fencing and Airports

Palm Springs International Airport replaces fencing
KARE - Mar 7, 2012
PALM SPRINGS — Palm Springs International Airport is in the midst of replacing about 10,000 feet of fencing around the edge of the airport property.....

Fencing and Railroads

Amtrak fence on its way to completion in Bristol Borough despite opposition from council and residents
Bucks Local News - Mar 11, 2012
BRISTOL BOROUGH - The fence that few people liked and Bristol Borough officials fought against is well on its way to completion. Despite protests from Bristol Borough officials and a petition against it, ....


Shakopee women's prison seeks a real fence
KAREh - Mar 7, 2012
SHAKOPEE, Minn. - There's only one women's prison in Minnesota, and it's never had a fence. There's a hedge along the 4,300-foot perimeter of the Women's Correctional Facility in Shakopee, but it doesn't serve as a real barrier.....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Monument Mesa Park Renovation, Border Fence Construction Near Complete
Imperial Beach Patch - Mar 7, 2012
Two of three federal construction projects along the border will be completed this spring, including improved park space on top of Monument Mesa....

Stolen Fences

Thieves target metal fencing at Stockton MUGA
Gazette Live - Mar 13, 2012
YOUNG football players were left dismayed after metal thieves targeted an all-weather pitch.....
Fencing stolen from Rock Hill church
Imperial Beach Patch - Mar 7, 2012
ROCK HILL -- More than 300 fence stakes were stolen from a Rock Hill church Monday....


890-km fence to secure northern border
Arab News - Mar 11, 2012
Preparations are currently under way to launch the 890 km-long northern borders security project. It is considered the first phase of strategic schemes the Ministry of Interior will implement along the Kingdom's borders to curb illegal infiltrations and smuggling....

Weird News

Smoking Slovak children burn down castle - Mar 12, 2012
Two Slovak children were suspected of burning down a large gothic castle in eastern Slovakia when their experimentation with smoking went wrong, police said on Sunday.....

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