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Industry News

BD Loops SC 18-50 Now Available
Press Release  - Mar 27, 2012
Our Most Popular Custom Size Loop is now Standard! The SC 18-50 is a preformed 3/16” Saw-Cut Loop with an 18 foot perimeter (3x6 or 4x5) and 50 feet of lead-in....
JMC Steel Group Enters Into Agreement to Purchase Atkore's Facility Located in Morrisville, PA
MarketWatch  - Mar 15, 2012
JMC Steel Group announces that is has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase and acquire the real estate, building, equipment and improvements of Atkore's Allied Tube & Conduit manufacturing facility located at 600 Dean Sievers Place, Morrisville, Pennsylvania....
Ontario Parking Systems Releases New HySecurity SlideDriver Slide Gate Operator for Access Control and Parking Operations Applications Across the Country  - Mar 23, 2012
Leading parking and ground transportation solutions provider Ontario Parking Systems has recently announced the introduction to their catalogue of the HySecurity SlideDriver slide gate operator.....
Oxfordshire fence maker takes the right track to camel racing success
Fresh Business Thinking  - Mar 23, 2012
An Oxfordshire fencing firm expects to increase export sales by 20% after securing deals worth a potential £1.1m in the Middle Eastern camel racing industry, thanks to help from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) South East....
More franchisees needed to meet customer demand: Jim's Fencing WA
Franchising  - Mar 23, 2012
There's money to be made in Western Australian without joining the mines. That's the view of regional franchisor Meesha Watson whose Jim's Fencing business cannot keep up with customer demand.....

Decking Industry News

Decking makers hopeful in '12
Plastic News  - Mar 21, 2012
Despite a sluggish end to 2011, decking manufacturers are optimistic that 2012 will bring their companies and the industry improved sales.....
Composite deck maker Fiberon calls class action claims 'completely false'
Plastic News  - Mar 26, 2012
Composite decking manufacturer Fiberon LLC says that a recent class-action lawsuit filed against the company relative to the performance of a decking product it no longer manufactures contains allegations that are “completely false.....
ASTM Fire Committee Approves Deck Structure Fire Test Response Standard
Fire Engineering  - Mar 20, 2012
A new test method is the latest in a series of ASTM International standards being developed to address the protection of exterior portions of structures during fires. The new standard, ASTM E2726/E2726M, Test Method for Evaluating the Fire-Test-Response of Deck Structures to Burning Brands...

Fence Contractors in the News

Nash County man at odds with builder over crooked fence  - Mar 21, 2012
BAILEY, N.C. — A Nash County man spent thousands of dollars on a privacy fence that's crooked. Mark Wiggins blames the installation. Seegars Fence Co. of Rocky Mount blames Wiggins.....
Tallahassee Airport Fence Project: Questionable Links?
WCTV  - Mar 21, 2012
"It was kind of fishy". The owner of a local fencing company made that comment about a project at the Tallahassee Airport. Recently, we investigated Mayor John Marks' connections to a local consulting firm and city contracts.In our exclusive report....
EDI Landscape receives fence certification
Lawn and Landscape  - Mar 21, 2012
HARTFORD, Conn. – Landscape construction company EDI Landscape has been certified as a fence contractor by the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (ConnDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. ...
BBB Accredited Sure Guard Pool Fence Experiencing Tremendous Growth in Tampa Bay
PR Web  - Mar 23, 2012
Tampa Bay’s top pool fence company, Sure Guard Pool Fence, which manufactures and installs their high quality pool safety fence and self closing gates, announced today that it is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau of West Florida....

Local Government Issues

Fences installed in front of Gold Dome
Creative Loafing Atlanta  - Mar 23, 2012
For the first time in its 123-year history, the Georgia Capitol is lined by fencing. Black fences now box in the area where protesters have traditionally gathered to rally over issues such as the death penalty,....
Garden State Parkway fence / Speaking of idiots
Press of Atlantic City  - Mar 20, 2012
The latest explanation from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority for the $250,000 barbed wire-topped fence at the foot of the Garden State Parkway bridge over Great Egg Harbor Bay sounds a little like a punch line from a movie. If we told you, we'd have to kill you.....
Fort Devens erects fence to thwart potential intruders
Sentinel and Enterprise  - Mar 25, 2012
Here’s a message, direct from Steve Earle at the Missoula County Fairgrounds: Come on in. The fairgrounds director is saying it in the newspaper now, but he’s taking steps to show it to the passing public....
Barbed wire comes down; Missoula County Fairgrounds opens gates
Missoulian  - Mar 23, 2012
Here’s a message, direct from Steve Earle at the Missoula County Fairgrounds: Come on in. The fairgrounds director is saying it in the newspaper now, but he’s taking steps to show it to the passing public....

Community Issues

Fence At Civic Center Clears Out Occupy Denver Encampment
KMGH Denver  - Mar 21, 2012
DENVER -- City workers erected fences along the east lawns of Civic Center Park as crews prepare for routine maintenance this spring.....
Masonic Temple owner plans to install temporary fence to protect public from falling debris
Watertown Daily Times  - Mar 21, 2012
ome exterior pieces of the Masonic Temple again came tumbling down Monday, causing city officials to inquire what the new owner is going to do to make the historic landmark safe to the public...
Fencing to help protect outback Lake Eyre
ABC  - Mar 21, 2012
There is a plan to limit off-track driving in the remote Lake Eyre region to ensure a predicted surge of winter season tourists does not threaten flora and fauna....


Fencing and Airports

Electric fence at Taoyuan airport to be functional in November
Focus Taiwan News Channel  - Mar 22, 2012
Officials from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport said Thursday that an electric fence with surveillance and tracking functions will be erected around the perimeter of the airpor...
Mercer Airport Authority must choose firm for runway, other upgrades
Bluefield Daily Telegraph  - Mar 22, 2012
BLUEFIELD — A firm is wanted to aid the Mercer County Airport during the next five years in several planned construction projects aimed at updating and adding on to the facility....


House GOP Bonding Bill Shuts Out Shakopee Prison Fence
Shakopee.Patch  - Mar 20, 2012
House Republicans have put forward a $280 million public works bill that focuses mostly on asset preservation at the state's higher education institutions, correctional facilities and local road and bridge improvement...

Fences and Animals

Turtle fence to be expanded
Shore News Today  - Mar 21, 2012
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – A turtle fence will be expanded along Stone Harbor Boulevard in Middle Township. During a meeting Monday, March 19, Middle Township Committee authorized The Wetlands Institute to expand the fence.....
Bear experts: Electricity as repellent gets more effective, creative
Missoulian  - Mar 21, 2012
The video makes dramatic evidence: A big sow grizzly and her cub approach a freezer in a Flathead County garage. The night before, they’d scored a load of frozen fish. They were back for more.....

Pool Safety

Court told Harvey declined to fix fence
The Age  - Mar 23, 2012
FORMER AFL coach Mark Harvey declined to fix a safety fence around his swimming pool - in which a three-year-girl later drowned - despite being advised that it needed modification, a council inspector has told an inquest....

Fence Disputes

Man kills brother in fight over fence
Missoulian  - Mar 23, 2012
FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas - A Fort Bend County man killed his brother in a fight over a damaged fence, officials said Friday. "It's a tough situation," said Santiago Montoya, 64, after returning home from giving a statement to police. "I can't talk about it. It's being investigated."...
Building, installing fences without permits upsets neighbours
Northumberland Today  - Mar 23, 2012
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The request for a minor variance on a property line setback developed into a dispute over building permit protocols during a recent committee of adjustment meeting at Hamilton Township....

Stolen Fences

Historic fence near campus vandalized
University Daily Kansan  - Mar 22, 2012
A historic cast-iron fence at Sprague Apartments, near the intersection of West 14th Street and Jayhawk Boulevard, was vandalized last weekend. The land was once owned by a founder of Lawrence and Kansas’ first governor Charles Robinson...

Schools and Fences

Fences, guns and guards: Mobile County school board considers ways to stop guns at school
Press-Register  - Mar 22, 2012
MOBILE, Alabama -- In light of last week’s shooting at LeFlore High and some other recent cases of students bringing guns to school, Mobile County schools Interim Superintendent Martha Peek said she’ll look into how much money it would cost to build fences around campuses..

USA Mexico Border Fence

Ocean Border Fence to be Complete by Month’s End
San Diego Reader  - Mar 212, 2012
The ocean extended border fence at Imperial Beach is expected to be done by the end of March. The fence will extend 300 feet into the ocean, using 18 foot tall steel poles...

Weird News

Wild turkey trashes transport - Mar 26, 2012
LONDON, Ont. -- A Tillsonburg, Ont., man says he's lucky to be alive after an 11-kilogram wild turkey smashed through the windshield of his transport truck....

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