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Industry News

Fortress Fence Products Introduces Guardian Fence Suppliers as Distribution Partner in South Carolina
Press Release - May 11, 2012
Fortress Fence Products introduces Guardian Fence Suppliers ( as its newest distribution partner. Located in Columbia, SC, Guardian Fence Supplier is a full-line distributor of fence materials....
Management Changes at BFT-USA
Press Release - May 15, 2012
BFT-U.S., Inc; a wholly owned subsidiary of BFT S.p.A. Italy has announced that Gary Goldstein has been appointed as its new President....
Press Release - May 15, 2012
LiftMaster, the leading manufacturer of residential and commercial gate operators, unveils the LA500, its newest innovation in residential gate operators, at the 2012 International Door Association Expo...
ASTM Committee developing physical barrier systems standard.
ThomasNet - May 11, 2012
ASTM Subcommittee E54.05 has begun to develop ASTM WK36550, Specification for Applying Cable Barrier Systems to Provide Physical Protection Along the Passive Perimeter Around Assets Requiring High Security Against Vehicular Threats....
Protecting Your Vegetable Garden is Easy with a Deer Fence
Houston Chronicle - May 9, 2012
Installing a deer fence around the home vegetable garden this spring is a gardener’s best chance at keeping hungry deer from eating the harvest.'s poly deer fence is an affordable, nearly invisible solution to many gardeners biggest wildlife problem.....

Decking Industry News

Royal Building Products Launches Zuri(TM) Decking in New England
MarketWatch - May 15, 2012
Royal Building Products today announced the introduction of Zuri(TM) Premium Decking by Royal, a high-end product made of cellular PVC that combines a realistic grain texture that replicates the look of exotic woods with durability designed to provide years of low maintenance and beauty.....
Starborn Industries Launches DECKFAST® METAL Fasteners for the Fast Growing Market of Steel Joist Deck Framing Systems - May 9, 2012
tarborn Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and international distributor of premium fastening products, has introduced Deckfast® Metal for the fast growing market of steel joist deck framing systems....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fencemaster of Houston Encourages Support for Pup Squad Animal Rescue
MarketWatch - May 9, 2012
Fencemaster, a leading Houston fence company, is asking local residents to help support Pup Squad Animal Rescue. The non-profit organization helps save puppies from life-threatening situations, including shelter life...
Fence company investigation prompts state inquiry
News4Jax - May 7, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Channel 4 investigation into a local company accused of taking money for work it never completed started with a viewer email asking us for help....

Local Government Issues

Bradenton's picket-fence program one way to fight blight
Bradenton Herald  - May 9, 2012
Bradenton's 14th Street Community Redevelopment Agency will reimburse property owners 80 percent of the cost for replacing chain-link with a more aesthetically pleasing fence -- quite a bargain....

DIY - Consumers

Concrete is a big no-no when building fences
Bismarck Tribune - May 7, 2012
It’s been a while since I wrote about fence posts, but a buddy asked about replacing some a few weeks ago, so I decided it was time again.....

Fences and Animals

Second electric fence coming up at Udawalawa National Park
Ceylon Daily News - - May 13, 2012
The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) has begun work on the second electric fence about 50 metres interior and parallel to the existing fence bordering the Udawalaw....
Hungry grizzly bear forces Banff to post fence around landfill
Calgary Herald - May 10, 2012
BANFF — A large male grizzly bear has been feasting on cobs of corn and steak bones at a landfill in Banff National Park, forcing the Town of Banff to erect an electric fence around the compost pile to keep wildlife out...
Experts want dingo fence torn down
Adelaide Now - May 11, 2012
BIOSECURITY experts say the Dog Fence should be torn down and dingoes left to roam free and thrive for the good of native animals and the environment....

Pool Safety

Dad of drowned boy critical of pool fence
Boston Herald - May 15, 2012
The heartbroken dad of a 4-year-old autistic boy who authorities say slipped out of his family’s Westboro apartment before apparently drowning in a murky pool said his family is trying to come to grips with losing a “beautiful, beautiful boy” who simply loved to explore...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Electric gates opening problems for border residents
KHOU - May 11, 2012
BROWNSVILLE -- The controversial fence along the Texas-Mexico border is receiving a multi-million dollar tax-payer funded upgrade, according to the Department of Homeland Security...


Stolen/Vandalized Fences

Fence plan to stop damage to Burnley school
Burnley and Pendle Citizen - May 11, 2012
FENCING could be put up around a school which has suffered £16,500 worth of damage in the past two years....
Vandals risk 'havoc' by cutting down cattle fence
Burton Mail  - May 14, 2012
‘VICIOUS’ vandals who caused £4,000 of damage by tearing down a fence surrounding a field where cattle graze risked causing ‘havoc’, their owner claims....
Thieves steal new Penryn cycle path fencing
Falmouth Packet  - May 14, 2012
Thieving vandals have ruined a brand new fence, which forms part of a walkway linking Penryn College and Tremough university campus...

Fences and Art

PhotoFile: Your photos of fences
Open File (blog)  - May 11, 2012
Typically fences are meant to keep people out, but sometimes you can see art in the way a fence is designed, constructed and painted....

Weird News

Original Picasso found in Ohio thrift store - May 10, 2012
The job offers may start pouring in for an out of work art museum employee who spotted a genuine signed Picasso at a thrift store.....

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