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Industry News

BD Loops Seminar Approved for Continuing Educational Units for Certified Technicians
Press Release - May 6, 2012
The IDEA Board of Directors has approved a plan to implement Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for all certified technicians. BD Loops the manufacturer of preformed direct burial and saw-cut inductance loops...
American Access Systems announces upcoming relocation
Press Release - May 4, 2012
American Access Systems, part of the Security Brands, Inc. family of leading access-control brands, is pleased to announce it is relocating to a new operating and manufacturing facility in Englewood, Colorado. ...
Gallagher Group: $200m and growing
New Zealand Herald - May 3, 2012
A horse named Joe is a lead actor in the story of how one of this country's most successful family firms got its start...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Announces First-Quarter 2012 Sales of $96.1 Million and EPS of $0.74
MarketWatch  - May 7, 2012
"Demand for our 2011 new product introductions, particularly Trex Enhance(TM) and Trex Transcend(R) Porch, contributed significantly to our strong showing. Our expansion into the international arena also gained momentum, with a substantial year-over-year sales increase...
California Lumber Producers Get Boost to Promote Redwood:
Building-Products.com  - May 7, 2012
The California Redwood Co. and Humboldt Redwood Co. received a three-year $750,000 matching-fund grant from the Headwaters Fund to market redwood decking in California....
Create an upscale deck for less with easy upgrade ideas
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  - May 4, 2012
Does spending time on your deck "do it for you" - or does your deck simply "do the job?" Now that warm weather has arrived, you'll be outside more; your outdoor space should be an area that you truly enjoy and are proud to show off to company....

Fence Contractors in the News

Business spotlight: Viking Fence & Deck
Florida Today  - May 7, 2012
Rick Monachello, president of Viking Fence & Deck in Rockledge, holds vinyl decking and fencing. Monachello has been in business since 1979...
Troubleshooter: Gate gets fixed, despite no warranty, for lucky lady
Caller.com  - May 7, 2012
CORPUS CHRISTI — Getting a fence gate fixed frustrated the woman who paid for it when she couldn't reach the installation company....
Melbourne Pool Owners Rely on Oz Glass Pool Fencing to Add Safety and Beauty to Their Pools
sbwire - May 7, 2012
As most Australians know quite well, swimming and spending a lot of time outdoors are extremely popular, relaxing and fun pastimes. About a quarter of Australian homeowners have their own swimming pools, which allow them to get out and enjoy one of their favorite activities without ever having to leave home....
Homeowner And Contractor Plead Not Guilty In Georgica Beach Fence Affair
East Hampton Press  - May 7, 2012
Mollie Zweig and Robert Sullivan pleaded not guilty in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Monday to alleged violations related to a fence that was placed on Georgica Beach in front of Ms. Zweig’s....

Fence Accidents

Brooklyn boy, 12, crushed to death while playing on parking lot gate
New York Daily News - May 6, 2012
A 12-year-old Brooklyn boy playing “chicken” on a parking lot gate was crushed to death Sunday when the gate rose and his arm became stuck, police and witnesses said....

Local Government Issues

City Insider/Few sit on fence over barrier at play arean
Bradenton Herald  - May 5, 2012
BRADENTON -- Rusty and sometimes broken chain-link fences are noticeable through Bradenton's 14th Street corridor, an eyesore that city officials hope to eliminate through the Un-chain my Fence program....
HARB Approves Picket Fence for Goundie House
Bethlehem.Patch  - May 8, 2012
The Bethlehem Historic and Architectural Review Board last week approved the installation of a new 36-inch high wood picket fence to go around the back yard of the Goundie House at 501 Main St.....
Deer Fencing to be Allowed in Hopatcong
Hopatcong Patch  - May 4, 2012
The borough council voted to pass the first reading of an ordinance allowing the construction of temporary deer fencing at Wednesday night's meeting at the municipal building....
Work begins to replace Loxwood ‘prison-like’ bridge fence
Midhurst and Petworth Observer - May 4, 2012
Work has finally started to replace controversial steel barriers on the Loxwood High Street canal bridge with new brick-faced parapets. There was an outcry when the original galvanised metal fence was installed in 2008 on the new bridge over a restored section of the Wey and Arun Canal.....

Fences and Art

Knitting Chain-Link Fencing Into a Work of Art
The Atlantic Cities - May 1, 2012
Fences aren't meant to be looked at. They exist to block off something from view or from access, such as a building site or your ugly recycling bins. A team of Dutch designers is challenging that notion, however..
Upcycle an Old Fence Gate Into a Kitchen Pegboard
Life Hacker  - May 5, 2012
If you have access to an old chain-link fence gate you can make a functional and attractive kitchen pegboard by mounting the gate and using s-hooks to hang pots, pans, and kitchen gadgets...

Community Issues

City Insider/Few sit on fence over barrier at play arean
San Francisco Chronicle  - May 1, 2012
It's just your standard battle between parents, dog owners and nearly naked gay sunbathers these days in Dolores Park - and it's all over the suggestion of a fence that will likely never be erected...
Fence erected around Landover site
Hernando Today  - May 1, 2012
As promised by the developer about four months ago, work crews have erected a fence protecting the 31-acre private property owned by landowner Hardy Huntley ......

Ag Fencing

Fencing, pasture water system demo scheduled May 10
Agriview - May 5, 2012
A high-tensile electric fencing and pasture watering system demonstration will take place May 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. on the Art and Rheta Richardson farm, N641 Sorenson Rd., Waupaca. The Richardsons are transitioning their beef cow/calf operation to managed grazing....

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Fences & Animals - Wldlife

Bird count soars after fence built at Kaena Point
Hawaii News Now - - May 5, 2012
Kaena Point (HawaiiNewNow) - - Ecologists, biologists, and botanists report the "predator proof" fence at Kaena Point is doing exactly what it was designed to do; protect native plants and animals so they can thrive at the 59 acre Kaena Point Coastal Reserve....
A Decision Theory Approach To Conservation Fencing
Science 2.0 - May 5, 2012
Fences may not sound like the most exciting or innovative management technique, ... clearings (in order to minimize costs associated with fence erection), ... ...
Biodiversity grant will help fund roo fence
ABC.net  - May 7, 2012
A couple in Victoria's north-west plan to build a giant kangaroo-proof fence to reduce over-grazing on their private conservation property.....
Bio fence to halt wild elephants
Nation on Sunday  - May 7, 2012
A bio fence is to be introduced by the Hector Kobbakaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute (HARTI) and a non governmental organization in Kahatagasdigiliya....

Schools and Fences

Huntsville school board approves Lee High fence, discusses New Century 'virtual school'
al.com (blog)  - May 3, 2012
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- New Century Technology High School may soon be the home of a "virtual school" designed to support homeschoolers in Huntsville and bring them back to public education...

Consumer DIY

Build a rail fence
Chicago Tribune  - May 7, 2012
A rail fence is one of the easiest to construct because its components -- posts with holes for horizontal rails -- fit together like pins in a slot....

International

Israel Fortifies Border Fence With Lebanon
Wall Street Journal  - May 1, 2012
Each Trex Gun Pail includes 900 connector clips and collated screws, which will cover approximately 500 square feet of decking area...
Security fence on Egyptian border breached
Ynetnews - May 2, 2012
Smugglers manage to cut into fence in southern border but are eventually caught by IDF forces. Five similar attempts recorded in past few months. IDF considers installing electronic alert system..

Weird News

The Top 20 Weirdest Injuries In Sports History?
Crave Online - May 6, 2012
With strange season ending injuries to stars Terrell Suggs and Mariano Rivera within the last 24 hours, Josh Helmuth takes a look at the strangest of all-time......

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