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Industry News

Barrette Outdoor Living Launches New Vinyl Fence Color
Press Release  - Apr 25, 2012
ActiveYards(TM) by Barrette Outdoor Living introduces its latest vinyl fence wood grain color, Cambium Cypress, to its growing line of complementary fence styles and accessories....
North Yorkshire fencing businesses sold by administrators
The Press, York  - Apr 25, 2012
TWO businesses, which manufacture and supply temporary fencing, have been sold from administration. Ricall-based Panel Shop Ltd and affiliated company S&B Hire and Sales Ltd, the largest UK-owned manufacturers and suppliers of temporary fencing...
Invisible Fence® Brand Introduces Breakthrough Boundary Plus® Technology
MarketWatch  - Apr 30, 2012
Invisible Fence® Brand, the company that invented electronic pet containment nearly 40 years ago, continues to evolve technology and change the industry with the launch of its newest patented technology, Boundary Plus® containment safety solution....
Pool Guard Adds Texas Pool Safety Fence Dealer
PRWeb  - Apr 30, 2012
Shane Christ, owner of Moosehead Pools, located in San Antonio recently became an authorized Pool Guard pool safety fence dealer for Pool Guard of Texas. Moosehead Pools is a full service pool company specializing in cleaning, maintenance and equipment repair. They service the entire San Antonio metropolitan area.....
Artisan Precast Implements Full Online Rebranding Strategy
PRWeb  - May 1, 2012
Los Angeles, CA May 1, 2012, Artisan precast a Los Angeles-based concrete wall and fence solutions company, has implemented a multi-level online strategy to improve their presence on the internet.....

Decking Industry News

Fiberon® Launches Fiberon Dream Deck Sweepstakes
MarketWatch  - May 1, 2012
Fiberon 2012 Deck Day Promotion Offers a Chance to Win $5000 Worth of Fiberon products. Fiberon®, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products...
Hidden fasteners: Finishing touch for deck
Chicago Tribune  - May 1, 2012
Once you pay for premium decking like a select grade of redwood or cedar, consider the ultimate finishing touch: hidden fasteners. They're more expensive and take longer to install. But the result is a showcase....
Developers Using Creative Ideas to Increase Valuable Living Space
PRWeb  - Apr 29, 2012
In a volatile construction climate across North America, builders and developers are finding creative ways to maximize the usable space and squeezing out extra square footage, in a time where there is no room for waste.....
Trex Company Sponsors 2012 HGTV Green Home®
MarketWatch  - Apr 26, 2012
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, is a sponsor of the fifth annual HGTV Green Home. Located in Serenbe, Ga., an idyllic community focused on green building and smart environmental practice....

Fence Contractors in the News

Long® Fence Supports Wounded Warriors with Chain Link Fence Donation  - Apr 25, 2012
Long® Fence is honored to be a sponsor of the Memorial Day Tribute to Wounded Warriors presented by Beethoven Found. Long® Fence will provide over 350 linear feet of chain link fence for the event. The donated chain link fencing will help create a temporary outfield for the Wounded Warrior softball tournament.....
Solon Business Burglarized, Computers Stolen
Solon Patch  - Apr 27, 2012
Someone snuck into a Solon business April 19 and stole computers and other equipment, but no one knows how the thief got it.....

Local Government Issues

ASK US: Does Huntsville have a law on the upkeep of fences?
The Huntsville Times  - Apr 30, 2012
Q. Is there any city code or regulation covering installation and upkeep of fences? For example, drive south to north on Bailey Cove Road and you will see every size, material, painted -- mostly unpainted -- falling down, missing boards, patched, etc....
Hasbrouck Heights residents now want a decorative fence  - Apr 26, 2012
After a year of preparations, plans for a partial privacy fence on Depken Field were changed after residents who asked for it to block the field had a change of heart, Mayor Rose Heck said....
Farmer, Koenig, loses appeal in illegal fence case
Crookston Times  - Apr 27, 2012
Fargo, N.D. — A North Dakota horse farmer who challenged the state's century-old fence law has lost another round in federal court....

Fences and Neighbors

'Brilliant' fence makes for happy neighbors at Blackstone Place
Valley Breeze - Apr 24, 2012
PAWTUCKET - A long-running feud between the owner of a popular local business complex and nearby residents has been resolved, and a simple fence appears to have done the trick.....
Fence fury sparks campaign
St Helens Today - Apr 25, 2012
IT towers 20ft over the street and is driving residents in Windle to distraction. Cowley International College’s imposing ‘acoustic’ fence was erected as part of planning permission won by the school to build community football pitches on their fields...
Good fence, bad neighbours — and then the city gets involved
Ottawa Citizen - Apr 25, 2012
An acrimonious relationship between Jinny Slyfield and her neighbour came to a head last year after Slyfield had an eight-foot fence built, separating the two small front yards. she has a small garden out front and that's where her late husband, who was dying from brain cancer, would sit. when her neighbour refused to move her garbage cans...

Community Issues

Fence Divides a Neighborhood  - Apr 25, 2012
A man who has personally provided playground equipment for a public property next to his house has found himself taking down almost all of the play area after a complaint over a fence he installed....
Victoria Place homeowners closer to getting acoustical wood fence
Trib Local - Orchard Park  - Apr 25, 2012
Orland Park’s Plan Commission recently endorsed a two-foot height variance on fencing that would allow seven Victoria Place subdivision residents to install an eight-foot-tall acoustical wood fence along 167th Street in an attempt to reduce noise and increase privacy...


Home Owner Associations

Legal Action Planned Over $1.2M Fence In Arapahoe County
CBS Local - Denver  - Apr 24, 2012
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – A proposal to spend more $1.2 million for a stone fence is stirring up a controversy among residents and a homeowners association group in Arapahoe County....

DIY - Consumers

Using fences and shrubs for privacy  - Apr 28, 2012
As the weather gets nicer, you’ll want to spend more time outdoors. Maybe you’ve just put in a pool, a deck or a patio where you’re hoping to relax and unwind, away from prying eyes....
Deck, Fence and Wood Furniture Care
Shawnee News Star (blog)  - Apr 27, 2012
After several years of prodding and asking, my husband (with the help of a few great friends), finally granted my wish for a deck off the back of our home. We couldn’t be more pleased with our outdoor living space. ...

Fence Exhibit

Stories with meaning: National traveling exhibit to feature event for kids
Pacific Daily News  - Apr 27, 2012
The separation caused by fences may not appear as a hot topic to discuss with your children but look beyond what you can physically see and you might find some very relevant subjects.....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Holding back elephants with electric fences
VietNamNet Bridge - May 1, 2012
The wild elephants in the sanctuary with the total area of 100,000 hectares are facing high dangers: the living environment has been narrowed, the habitat has downgraded, food is lacking, while water lakes and mineral salt points have been invaded by people. ....
Deer continue to be impaled on fence
WIVB.TV - Apr 26, 2012
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - It started out as a humane way of dealing with deer that are impaling themselves while preserving the esthetics at an historical site.....
'Predator-proof' fence soon to protect haven - Apr 26, 2012
A Marlborough Sounds nature reserve has hit a milestone in its quest to become a pest-free wildlife haven, with work on a long-awaited predator fence finally starting....

Schools and Fences

Lee Fence Back to School Board
WAAY.TV - Apr 29, 2012
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A proposed security fence around the campus of the new Lee High School has neighbors divided. Tuesday night, a school district representative told Huntsville's planning commission it's all about protecting student.....
Fence Artwork Shows Ernest Ward Eagles Spirit  - Apr 29, 2012
The National Junior Honor Society at Ernest Ward Middle School surprised Principal Nancy Gindl-Perry Friday with a piece of fence art. The group purchased and installed artwork depicting the school’s eagle mascot on the chain link fence.....

Fencing and Railroads

Wobbly fence near tracks worries homeowners - Apr 26, 2012
Residents in Thornhill neighbourhood say their homes are backing onto a “deck of cards” that they say could one day lead to a death.....

Stolen Fences

Appeal on fence theft
This is Hull and East Riding - May 1, 2012
POLICE have issued a fresh appeal for information about the theft of a metal fence from Bude Park. More than 60ft of fencing was taken from the park by metal thieves between 6.30pm on March 20 and 9am on March 21....


Govt to fence 10 km along Myanmar border
Assam Tribune - Apr 25, 2012
The unfenced border with Myanmar along with the free movement regime is exploited by the militant groups of the North Eastern region and the Government of India has initiated steps to construct fencing in an area of around 10 kilometers along the international border......
Israel begins building wall on Lebanese border
Reuters - Apr 25, 2012
Israel began building a wall on Monday along a 1-km (0.6 mile) -stretch of its border with Lebanon, saying the barrier was necessary to boost security for an Israeli frontier town across from a Lebanese village....

Weird News

'EcoDogs' enlisted against pythons - May 1, 2012
ORLANDO - Some bomb-sniffing dogs trained to help fight terrorism are turning their olfactory attention toward a different scourge: Burmese pythons in Florida's Everglades National Park.....

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