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Industry News

BD Loops Loop Training seminar to be held at NWDOA June 12th 2012.
Press Release - May 29, 2012
Steve Mathis of Multi Sales, Inc will be conducting the popular BD Loops “Everything you need to know about loops.” training seminar at a NWDOA (Northwest Door & Operator Association) meeting Tukwila, WA...
TagMaster NA Unveils ACTS Flex for Integrated Access Control
Press Release - May 22, 2012
TACOMA, Wa. | May 22, 2012 — TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI),..
Estate Swing Solar E-S 1000 Series Automatic Gate Opener Big Box Change Proves Installer Favorite
PRWeb - May 29, 2012
Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 Utilizing direct surveys and feedback from industry customer relations companies like; Estate Swing brand responded with the additional of a large steel control box f..
Spokane gatemaker builds business behind quality, creativity
Spokesman - May 29, 2012
Rick Nelson fabricated his first ornamental gate for his own driveway, but sold it to acquire a rare, vintage gas pump for his collection. That was 15 years ago, and Nelson’s driveway still doesn’t have a gate...
MIDE Products Fence Hooks Now Offered Through Aquatech and IPG
PRWeb - May 24, 2012
MIDE Products manufactures aluminum fence hooks designed to help organize and beautify pools areas, backyards and decks. Over the past three years the company has grown significantly with the help of partners such as Aquatech and IPG.....
BSW Timber Makes Fence Posts 'easi' With 15 Year Warranty  - May 23, 2012
BSW Timber has extended its 'easi' range with the launch of easipost15, an incised fence post with a 15-year warranty. ....

Decking Industry News

FSI Home Products Expands Aluminum Decking Color Options
MarketWatch  - May 23, 2012
LockDry(R) and NextDeck(R) Aluminum Decking Systems Now Available in Seven SuperDurable(TM) Powder Coat Colors ....
A Look at Deck Safety After Collapse in Forest
WSET  - May 23, 2012
Forest, VA - Several people are recovering Saturday night after a deck collapsed in Forest Friday night. It happened at Westwood apartments off Waterlick Road....

Fence Contractors in the News

Jefcoat inducted into Hall of Fame
Hattiesburg American  - May 27, 2012
Jere D. Jefcoat, CFP, of Jefcoat Fence Company in Pearl, was inducted into the American Fence Association Hall of Fame during its 50th annual trade show FENCETECH'12 in Miami....
West Vancouver homeowner ordered to pay landscaper who built fence on wrong property
Vancouver Sun - May 27, 2012
WEST VANCOUVER -- A British Properties homeowner has been ordered to pay $7,800 to a landscape company after fighting an invoice in court......

Local Government Issues

City erected six-foot fence to protect grass
Baltimore Sun - May 27, 2012
The Baltimore Department of Transportation has a message for the residents of Tuscany-Canterbury: Do not walk on our grass......
8-foot fence to protect solar farm in Merrillville
Post-Tribune - May 27, 2012
MERRILLVILLE — Lincoln Solar LLC on Wednesday received Board of Zoning Appeals permission to construct an 8-foot high chain-link fence topped with 1 foot of barbed wire around its proposed solar generating facility, despite some concerns over safety....
State fences off homeless campsite
The Register-Guard - May 27, 2012
In its intermittent efforts to break up troublesome illegal camping on its rights of way, the state Department of Transportation has begun putting up $20,000 worth of steel fencing to keep homeless people out of a large area underneath a ramp in Eugene...
Parkway fence coming down
Shore News Today  - May 27, 2012
BEESLEYS POINT – The barbed wire-topped security fence on the Garden State Parkway is being removed State Sen. Jeff Van Drew announced last month that the fence would be removed before Memorial Day. ...
Fence upgraded on farm where exotic animals escaped
Lancaster Eagle Gazette  - May 24, 2012
ZANESVILLE (AP) -- Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said repeated escapes by horses have prompted fencing upgrades at the Zanesville farm where dozens of exotic animals were released by their suicidal owner and later killed by authorities this past fall. ...

Community Issues

VMRC rules no fence on Hampton beach
WAVY  - May 23, 2012
HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - A group of neighbors in Hampton's White Marsh Beach won another victory in their war against another neighbor Tuesday. . ...

Schools and Fences

No Decorative Fence for Knoxville Sports Complex
WGIL Radio News  - May 28, 2012
There won't be a more aesthetically pleasing fence-line welcoming Blue Bullets fans into the new outdoor multi-purpose sports complex....

Fences and Animals - Pets

Manchester dog fight illustrates problem with invisible fences
The Union Leader - May 26, 2012
There were several articles in last week's New Hampshire Union Leader about a rat terrier named Sammy who was allegedly attacked by a larger dog that happened to be a pit bull...
Dog owner blames fence for attack
Herald Sun - May 25, 2012
A MAN whose two rottweiler dogs attacked two people and another animal during a 20-minute mauling will fight the case on claims someone smashed a hole in his fence to allow his animals to escape, a court has heard...


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

A glimpse from one side of the dog fence
ABC Online - May 25, 2012
Peering from his kitchen window, he spots a large yellow dog gliding in the shadows along the perimeter of the high-wire fence to the north....
Fence upgraded on Zanesville farm where exotic animals escaped
NewsNet5 - May 25, 2012
ZANESVILLE, Ohio - A sheriff says repeated escapes by horses have prompted fencing upgrades at the Ohio farm where dozens of exotic animals were released by their suicidal owner and later killed by authorities last fall....
New bison fence a gateway to future at Lords Park Zoo
Courier News - May 25, 2012
After more than a two-year struggle, and the closure of the zoo farm, the Lords Park Zoo in Elgin has a new bison pen. ...
Getting Your Hands Dirty for Wildlife
Denver Huffington Post - May 24, 2012
Unnecessary fencing is dangerous to deer, coyote, and other wildlife as these ... so dangerous to wildlife was because of how worn down the fence had become ......
Tea garden fence may obstruct Kaziranga animals' movement
India Times - May 24, 2012
GUWAHATI: With the monsoon fast approaching, Kaziranga National Park authorities are worried that migration of animals is likely to get affected because of the newly erected fence at Burapahar Tea Garden....
Moose fences will have to prove worth
Western Star - May 24, 2012
People running into moose is common at this time of year, yet many drivers choose to ignore the problem and crash into these large animals....


Fences proposed around jail in New Castle
Muncie Star Press  - May 28, 2012
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Henry County Jail officials are taking steps to bar traffickers who try to use holes in the walls to smuggle drugs and cellphones to inmates....
Ky. jail tightens security after 4 escapees dig hole, crawl under fence
Tennessean - May 28, 2012
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky jail has increased security around its perimeter after four inmates escaped in the last six months by digging a hole and crawling out under the fence....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence fund donations slow down
Tennessean - May 22, 2012
PHOENIX (CBS5) - It's a website designed to raise money to build a fence along the U.S. - Mexico border. officially launched last summer, and was flooded with thousands of dollars in donations....

Art Fences

Fourth Avenue fence art is a warning with alcohol bottles
Anchorage Daily News  - May 22, 2012
On the stretch of East Fourth Avenue where the road dips toward the Anchorage jail, an eight-foot-tall heart made of dusty plastic vodka bottles pulses in the wind....

Weird News

FAA probing senior's skydiving accident - May 28, 2012
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a video went viral of an 80-year-old woman slipping from her harness during a tandem skydive last year...

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