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Industry News

Merchants Metals Announces e-Pricing for CFS Version 11
Press Release - May 22, 2012
Merchants Metals is pleased to announce that electronic pricing with real time updates is now available for its customers with CFS Version 11....
ASTM MEETING June 19, 2012
Press Release - May 22, 2012
The American Society of Testing and Materials International F14 Fence Committee will be meeting at ASTM headquarters, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428, this coming June 19th and at the same time those not able to attend the meeting can participate via an ASTM webcast.....
Press Release - May 15, 2012
Local Firefighters and LiftMaster’s NASCAR Pit Crews Go Head-to-Head at Charlotte Motor Speedway..
Ontario Parking Systems Announce Introduction of New Slide Gate Operators to Catalogue - May 18, 2012
London, Ontario, Canada, May 18, 2012 --( Canada’s leading specialists for parking control systems have recently announced that are adding the HySecurity slide gate operators to their catalogue....
Failed plantations turning to fence posts
Weekly Times - May 16, 2012
BLUE gum fence posts could help farmers meet the costs of returning failed plantation country to use in southwest Victoria.....

Decking Industry News

CertainTeed Adds Multi-Chromatic Decorative Fascia to the EverNew® LT Cellular PVC Decking Line
Press Release - May 21, 2012
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation is expanding its EverNew® LT Cellular PVC Decking fascia color palette to include its popular multi-chromatic colors — Jatoba and Spanish Cedar.....
Deck out this device
Joondalup Times - May 22, 2012
INSTALLING timber decking with the help of two novices inspired Edgewater’s Neil Robinson to invent a plastic template to speed up the process......
Online decking firm takes centre stage
This is Hull and East Riding - May 22, 2012
A DECKING business has helped to bring one of CS Lewis's classic tales to life, after securing a £100,000 contract......

Fence Contractors in the News

Cheap fences corral many unhappy customers
Times Union - May 16, 2012
SCHENECTADY — If good fences make good neighbors, then James Messmore is doing his best to make the Capital Region unneighborly......

Local Government Issues

Anti-terrorism fence over parkway bridge in Cape May County to come down next week
Press of Atlantic City - May 18, 2012
UPPER TOWNSHIP — Anti-terrorism fence installed last year to protect the Great Egg Harbor Bridge — considered by many to be an eyesore and a waste of money — is coming down earlier than expected, ....
Deer Fencing Law Passes 2nd Approval Step
Hopatcong Patch - May 18, 2012
Hopatcong moved a step closer to allowing deer fencing Wednesday night. The borough council voted, 5-1, during a meeting at the municipal building to pass the second reading of a law that would legalize temporary deer fencing ...
Have You Met Portsmouth's Official 'Fence Inspector?'
Portsmouth Patch - May 18, 2012
Did you know the town of Portsmouth has an official "fence inspector?" "It's one of those old Colonial things where there's no real ordinance telling you what to do," laughs Philip Driscoll,...

Community Issues

Lansdowne Improvement Association receives grant from CSX
Baltimore Sun  - May 17, 2012
Plans by the Lansdowne Improvement Association to beautify the area along Hammonds Ferry Road got a boost Monday when the group received a grant from CSX, whose tracks run parallel to the road....
Neighbors want Vallejo to fence vacant area used by homeless, off-roaders
Vallejo Times-Herald - May 17, 2012
If Vallejo officials had erected a fence around the acreage between Redwood and Turner parkways decades ago as promised, the neighbors whose homes abut the property may not be having problems with off-road vehicles and homeless encampments. ...
Glencoe backs off fence idea for Dell Place Beach
Glencoe Suntimes - May 15, 2012
Fences have gone out of style on Glencoe’s Street Ends Task Force. At the May 9 meeting, the panel reached easy consensus that the fence that cuts off nearly half the grassy public property...

Stolen/Vandalized Fences

Destruction of Homeowner Fencing On Agenda for Civic Meeting
Kingspark.Patch - May 22, 2012
Many neighborhoods subjected to rash of 'fencing', where teens destroy homeowner's PVC fencing...

DIY - Consumers

Suburban homeowners have plenty of choices for fencing
Chicago Daily Herald - May 20, 2012
Dan and Natalie Bishop didn’t have a fence around the backyard of their home in St. Charles. But with a 1-year-old son and the prospect of getting a dog, the couple decided it was time to provide some added safety and privacy.....
HouseWorks: Concrete is a big no-no for fence posts
Journal Times - May 18, 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. His dilemma is that he’s replacing posts that were replacements for previous posts..
Do it yourself: How to install natural reed fencing
Newsolio - May 19, 2012
Natural reed fencing can add beauty, even a sense of the tropics, to practically any landscape. Not only is this type of fencing economical, it reflects the homeowner’s concern for the environment..

Fencing and Airports

Airport to get electric fences to deter intruders
Focus Taiwan News Channel - May 17, 2012
Taipei, May 17 (CNA) Taiwan's largest airport is to be equipped with electric fences to step up its security network following a series of perimeter intrusions....

Schools and Fences

Valparaiso schools looks to fence in properties - May 19, 2012
VALPARAISO | Playgrounds and grassy fields next to Valparaiso's elementary schools could soon be fenced in, under a plan administrators believe would improve student safety.....

Fences in History

OUT YONDER: Barbed-wire fences have thorny history across state
Ocean City.Patch - May 18, 2012
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Along every highway in Texas are miles and miles of fencing — from simple strands of barbed wire tacked to cedar posts ....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Mesh fence studied to protect Walla Walla bees
Seattle PI - May 15, 2012
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University will be testing a mesh barrier in Walla Walla County this June in hopes of reducing the number of valuable bees being killed by highway traffic...
Fencing plan aids salmon
Star Canterbury - May 22, 2012
One of the main salmon spawning streams in the Waimakariri salmon run now has increased protection thanks to a fencing project steered by Fish and Game....
Tunnel, fence near Shingle Springs to help critters cross Hwy. 50 safely
Sacramento Bee - May 19, 2012
On a wooded and wildlife-rich stretch of Highway 50 in the foothills, Caltrans is about to launch an unusual road safety experiment – for critters and drivers alike...
Fence removal to spark 'wild dog attacks in city'
The Australian - May 18, 2012
THE Farmers Federation has warned that a spate of wild dog attacks across Australia will quickly spread to metropolitan Adelaide if the government heeds calls from environmental scientists to dismantle the Dog Fence....


Home Owner Associations

Fence ban in Mernda puts plants in danger
Whittlesea Leader  - May 20, 2012
RESIDENTS living in several of Mernda’s new estates are falling victim to daring plant thieves who raid landscaped gardens adorned with expensive greenery.....

Pool Safety

Families Get Free Pool Fence From Life Saver and NDPA
PRWeb - May 21, 2012
The National Drowning Prevention Alliance has partnered with Life Saver Pool Fence to donate free pool safety fences to certain families with backyard swimming pools.....

USA Mexico Border Fence

At US border, era of fence-building, manpower 'surge' at an end
Christian Science Monitor - May 15, 2012
ith apprehensions of illegal immigrants at a 40-year low, the US border patrol is shifting its strategy away from fence-building and a manpower "surge" at the border and toward one centered on intelligence and identifying threats to national security.....

Community Fence Projects

Building fences: Seaman student project aids Alma cemetery
Alma Catholic Cemetery is getting 96 feet of new steel fence. In the meantime, Seaman High School students are getting real-world experience designing, welding and painting the fence...
Volunteers to rebuild homestead fence
There is a split rail fence at John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area which will soon be rebuilt thanks to the volunteer efforts of the Canadian Club Questers. On Wednesday, May 23, volunteers will build the 60 feet of fence at the Homestead,...

Weird News

Iran threatens to sue Google over dropping Persian Gulf - May 17, 2012
DUBAI - Iran’s Foreign Ministry threatened on Thursday to take legal action against Google for dropping the name Persian Gulf from its Google Maps and leaving the waterway between Iran and Arab states nameless, state television reported....

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