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Industry News

Ultra Access Controls’ Hide Gate Opener Offers State-of-the-Art Efficiency and Optimum Performance--from Inside the Upright
Press Release - Mar 15, 2012
Ultra Aluminum has worked with BFT USA, a recognized leader in electromechanical and hydraulic gate operators, to put all the mechanicals necessary to open the gate into the gate upright—the motor, actuators and all the connections....
CertainTeed Vinyl Fencing Plant in Buffalo, N.Y., Achieves ISO 14001 Certification for Environmentally Responsible Operations
Press Release - Mar 18, 2012
CertainTeed Corporation’s vinyl fencing plant in Buffalo, N.Y., recently reaffirmed its strong commitment to environmentally responsible manufacturing, achieving International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 certification...
TagMaster NA’s Northernmost Installation Withstands the Cold
Press Release - Mar 15, 2012
TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), products were installed at Yellowknife Airport (YZF) for efficient, hands-free shuttle and maintenance vehicle access. ...
FAAC swing gates installed at Roselands Primary School in Hertfordshire
SecurityPark - Mar 16, 2012
With more than 40 years’ experience, FAAC is a world leader in gate and door automation. The company has manufacturing and development facilities in Italy and Ireland and distributes its products in more than 90 countries...
Phoenix Pool Barrier Company Prepares for National Water Safety Month - Mar 17, 2012
Phoenix based company, DSC Pool Barriers, is gearing up for National Water Safety Month, sponsored by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP)...

Decking Industry News

Hagens Berman: Portico Decking Customers File Lawsuit, Claim Deck Mold Policy Violates Warranty
MarketWatch - Mar 19, 2012
Consumers, represented by Hagens Berman, who purchased Portico-brand decking manufactured by Fiberon have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that when their decking developed mold and fungus,..
CEO: Deceuninck builds momentum in US
PlaticNews - Mar 19, 2012
Filip Geeraert has no doubt 2012 will be a good year for Deceuninck North America LLC. “We have forecasted flat. We have budgeted flat. But if I’m not 10 percent ahead of 2011, I will be disappointed,”..

Fence Contractors in the News

Park District suing over fence at Frontier Sports Complex
Naperville Sun - - Mar 15, 2012
The Naperville Park District is suing a Northwest Indiana company over a poorly built fence at the Frontier Sports Complex....

Local Government Issues

Sections of fence that blocked direct path to Bridge of Glass gone - Mar 15, 2012
The City of Tacoma on Thursday removed sections of a wrought-iron fence that blocked the most direct path from Pacific Avenue to the Bridge of Glass...
Security measures at three town facilities to cost $27,000
Franklin News Post - Mar 19, 2012
Rocky Mount's Public Works Center has recently become the target of thieves. With the increase in the price of metals, thieves have stolen pipes, fittings and meters from the public works facility on Cliff Street, according to Town Manager James Ervin. ..
BOC tables appeal regarding fencing a metal recycling facility - Mar 15, 2012
The Morgan County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday tabled an appeal by the co-owner of a metal recycling business who asked that a fence requirement for the business be waived. Lamar Banks told the board that the $11,000 projected cost of the six-foot fence around the Madison Metal Recycling Facility ..

Community Issues

Ettalong Beach fence hits a high note with its secret tune
Cumberland Courier Newspapers - Mar 20, 2012
IT’S the front fence with a song in its heart and a mystery in its origins. So the resident of the property has joined forces with a music lover to try to find out what it’s all about....
Students get creative for Fences on Parade
Shelby County Reporter - Mar 19, 2012
COLUMBIANA – Young artists across the county are preparing submissions for the Shelby County Arts Council’s Fences on Parade exhibit. The project has been an annual tradition for schools for three years. ...
Dams without fences more dangerous than pools
Express Advocate Gosford Reporter - Mar 19, 2012
UNFENCED swimming pools pose less danger than open dams on properties around Warnervale, says a concerned resident. ...
Praise for landowner as electric fence is moved
The Southern Reporter  - Mar 18, 2012
AN Earlston landowner has been praised for re-positioning electric fencing which she erected six weeks ago to protect her horses from rampaging dogs, writes Andrew Keddie....
Father fights to keep fence for autistic daughter
WTSP 10 News - Mar 19, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (KARE11) -- Nine year old Tina Nguyen loves to run. But running in her front yard wasn't possible until last year when a five-foot fence went up....

Ag Fencing

Stopping the rot when it comes to fence posts
FarmersWeekly  - Mar 15, 2012
Timbers that are suitable for in-ground use like fence posts must be treated to a ... if you want top quality timber don't buy the cheapest fencing you can get. ...


Stolen Fences

KU officials make plea for return of pieces of historic fence
Lawrence Journal World  - Mar 19, 2012
Kansas University Endowment Association officials say a historic, century-old iron fence was damaged last weekend outside Sprague Apartments near 14th Street and Jayhawk Boulevard...

Schools and Fences

New fence, locks at Genesee Hill target vandals, says district
West Seattle Blog (blog) - Mar 16, 2012
The fence at Genesee Hill recently repaired and secured was not due to the “dog park” use, but to prevent additional vandalism that was happening to the building. ..
Chichester school’s fence plans cause concern
Chichester Observer - Mar 16, 2012
A science education centre says its future could be threatened by a neighbouring school’s plans to install an eight-feet-high fence and gates along its access route...

Pool Safety

BBQ built into pool fence ‘jarring', drowning inquest told
Herald Sun - Mar 19, 2012
A POLICEMAN told an inquest today it was "jarring" to see a barbecue built into the fence of Mark Harvey's backyard pool where a little girl drowned...

DIY - Consumers

Hiring the Right Fence Contractor - Mar 13, 2012
Are you weighing a DIY fence installation against hiring a fence contractor? Fence installation can be a tricky ordeal, depending on a variety of factors that go into the project....
Contact Voltage: The Invisible Danger That Killed Our Daughter
Huffington Post - Mar 19, 2012
On May 5, 2006, our daughter, Deanna Camille Green, was electrocuted and killed after she touched a normal everyday fence that was electrified by current leaking from a faulty underground electric cable...
Fence Building Workshop set for March 24
Times Herald-Record  - Mar 19, 2012
MIDDLETOWN — The Orange County Land Trust will hold a Natural Debris Fence Building Workshop March 24, led by artist Daniel Mack.....

Weird News

Man buried under mound of pinto beans dies - Mar 16, 2012
DENVER - A 56-year-old man was killed when he was buried under a 20-foot mound of pinto beans at a warehouse in eastern Colorado where he worked, police said...

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