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Industry News

Security Brands, Inc. announces acquisition of American Access Systems
Press Release - Mar 2, 2012
Security Brands, Inc. announces the acquisition of American Access Systems, a leading Denver-based manufacturer of access control keypads, card readers and telephone entry systems.....
Red Brand introduces new program for ag fence installers
Press Release - Mar 2, 2012
Keystone Steel & Wire Company, manufacturer of Red Brand agricultural fencing, has introduced a new partnership program for professional ag fence installers. The Red Brand Certified Fence Installer (CFI) designation is the only program of its kind for ag fence installers.....
Electronic Entry Distributors Hosts “Everything You Need to Know about Loops”
Press Release - Mar 2, 2012
On February 22st Electronics Entry Distributors in Gardena California hosted BD Loops highly acclaimed “Everything You Need to Know About Loops” seminar.....
Create Distinctive Outdoor Living Spaces with New Decorative Post Caps, Solar Lighting from CertainTeed
Press Release - Mar 2, 2012
Building professionals now have more options in creating distinctive outdoor living spaces with CertainTeed Corporation’s expanded line of decorative and solar post caps. Complementing CertainTeed® fence and railing products...
Eco-Friendly Calgary Water Centre Uses Reliance Foundry Bollards for Pedestrian Safety
MarketWatch - Mar 1, 2012
To help ensure pedestrians don't leave the designated walking paths and veer onto the landscaped areas, contractor Brent Keller of Rite-Way Fencing Inc. in Calgary oversaw the installation of Reliance Foundry's model R-7902 bollards along the path....
Romney Appears at American Posts, LLC - Toledo Company Is Last U.S. Producer Of Metal Fence Posts
MarketWatch - Feb 29, 2012
The only remaining American manufacturer of metal fence posts hosted Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney today in Toledo....

Decking Industry News

Trex® Captures Top Marks for Brand Familiarity and Usage in Builder Magazine's 2012 Study
MarketWatch - Mar 6, 2012
Trex earned first-place rankings across multiple categories in Builder magazine's 2012 Brand Use Study. Proving the power of the Trex brand, the world's leading manufacturer of wood alternative decking and railing was named number one in "brand familiarity," "brand used the most," and "brand used in the past two years" in the composite/PVC decking category. ...
Fiberon supports Frame to Finish Clinics
Home Channel - Mar 1, 2012
Fiberon, manufacturer of composite and PVD decking, railing and fencing, will be a major sponsor of the 2012 Katz Roadshow, providing educational clinics for leading progressive lumberyards...
Manasquan Premium Fasteners Celebrates 25th Anniversary Dedicated to the Supply of Quality Stainless Steel Fasteners
Home Channel - Feb 29, 2012
Manasquan Premium Fasteners LLC, a leading provider of stainless steel fasteners to the residential, commercial and marine construction industries, has celebrated its 25th anniversary as a "Project Oriented" ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Arizona Fence Firm Formed by Industry Veterans
PRWeb - Mar 1, 2012
Biddle & Brown Fence Company has been formed in Phoenix, AZ by two long-time commercial fencing executives. Owners Scott Biddle, president, and Roger Brown, vice president, said B&B will design and install custom architectural fence, chain link fence, ornamental iron fence and all types of industrial security fencing ...
Electrolux lists contractors awarded Memphis work
Commercial Appeal - Feb 28, 2012
Winning the contract to erect 2.8 miles of fencing at the Electrolux plant was "huge" to South Memphis Fence Co. Inc. ...
Wind damage keeping fence companies busy - Feb 28, 2012
BOULDER - Kayne Stewart is used to his phone ringing in February with a call from a homeowner about a downed fence in their yard. He has operated a fence construction and repair business since 1976. Winter winds periodically cause a fence or two to fall down. ...

Local Government Issues

Anti-terrorism fence near parkway bridge between Atlantic, Cape May counties coming down in 2013
Press of Atlantic City - Feb 29, 2012
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Reviled by motorists and local politicians alike, a controversial anti-terrorism fence near the Garden State Parkway bridge crossing the Great Egg Harbor Bay will be removed in 2013, state Sen. Jeff Van Drew said Tuesday....
A proposed plan to fence off overhead dangers - Feb 29, 2012
Danger is lurking above New Yorkers’ heads every day, one Councilman warns, and could drop in the form of a lobbed brick or tipped-over shopping cart. ...

Community Issues

Seminole agrees to fencing around The Senator's remains, but rejects security cameras
Orlando Sentinel - Feb 28, 2012
Seminole County will spend nearly $30,000 installing fencing at Big Tree Park near the site where The Senator, the world's oldest cypress tree caught fire and collapsed last month, commissioners decided today. ...
Fence makes park like 'PoW camp'
This is Cornwall - Mar 1, 2012
A HAVEN for cyclists, strollers and dog-walkers has been turned into a prisoner of war camp, according to a local resident....
Construction fence gets facelift from seniors' photo club - Feb 29, 2012
Six photos taken by York seniors and University of Toronto students showcasing the community will decorate fencing surrounding Keelesdale Park. The community-based intergenerational project is part of the university's alternative reading week, ...

Fences and Animals - Pets

Fences: Building Your Dog Friendly Backyard
Petside - Mar 2, 2012
As a dog owner, keeping your pet safe and secure is priority number one! For pets who love spending their days enjoying the outdoors, a fence is a necessity. The options for dog fencing on the market today range from structural fencing to in-ground electrical wire fencing to electric wireless fencing ...

Fencing in Sports

IndyCar dismisses boycott talk
ESPN - Mar 3, 2012
A report two weeks ago indicated the drivers were discussing boycotting the race over concerns about the fencing at Texas ...


Fences and Neighbors

Another go-round in court, another loss for L.L. Bean CEO
Portland Press - Feb 29, 2012
Chris McCormick, the head of "the store that knows the outdoors," has lost another lawsuit in a dispute with his neighbors over how they get to the outdoors....
Fence dispute best handled by residents
Fay Observer - Mar 1, 2012
Q: We had our property surveyed and found that our neighbor's fence is on our property line. Our call to the city has been nothing but a runaround; they said to call a surveyor, which we'd already done,...
Man says neighbor's antagonism led him to run over fence
Daily Herald - Mar 1, 2012
AMERICAN FORK -- Richard Davis spoke slowly Wednesday as he told a jury that his neighbors' "constant aggression" led him to drive over their fence as they were installing it in 2010....

Stolen Fences

Two men arrested for allegedly stealing fences on Mare Island
Times Herald - Mar 3, 2012
Vallejo police arrested two men about 2 a.m. Friday for allegedly stealing fences around a burned out warehouse on Mare Island, Lt. Lee Horton said...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border barrier leaves some between a fence and a hard place  - Feb 28, 2012
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas — If the war on drugs has a front line, Mark Joffre knows it well. ...


Bangladesh against fencing at border zero-line: Sarkar
Two Circles  - Mar 3, 2012
Agartala : Bangladesh has rejected India's proposal to erect border fencing at the zero line along the border, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told the state assembly Monday. ...
Bangladesh agrees to allow India to erect barbed wire fencing
Deccan Herald - Mar 5, 2012
Bangladesh has agreed to allow India to erect barbed wire fencing on the zero line in some slected places but turned down India's proposal to construct the fencing in entirety, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told the state assembly today. ...

Weird News

8-foot chicken plucked from yard - nar 5, 2012
SIMCOE, ONT. -- A giant fibreglass chicken was stolen from the front yard of a chicken farm northeast of Delhi, Ont., last week.....

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