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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe November 13, 2012  
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JERITH® ACQUIRES DELGARD® PREMIER ALUMINUM FENCING COMPANY
Press Release  - Oct 26, 2012
Philadelphia, PA – Jerith Manufacturing Company, Inc., the oldest and largest producer of aluminum ornamental fences, acquired Delgard Premier Aluminum Fencing from Delair LLC on October 26, 2012.....
BD Loops takes their “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar to NAFCA’s Gate School
Press Release  - Nov 12, 2012
NAFCA (The North American Fence Contractors Association) hosted a successful first annual Gate Operator School Seminar at the Tapco facility in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. The Gate Operator School included a presentation of “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” which was presented by Brian Dickson of BD Loops....
Access-Control Manufacturer LiftMaster Hires Marketing Communications Director
Professional Door Dealer  - Nov 8, 2012
To meet the needs of its expanding business, LiftMaster recently welcomed Chris Klem, an accomplished marketing and branding professional, to serve as the new director of marketing communications for the company’s brand.....
CF&I: BARBED HISTORY - Wire manufactured in Pueblo mill changed the ranching West
Pueblo Chieftain  - Nov 8, 2012
It also vastly improved the fortunes of CF&I Steel Corp., which in 1903 opened its wire mill and started manufacturing barbed wire and other agricultural goods like field fence, poultry netting, fence staples and stays, nails and baling wire. By 1930....
Site fencing market sees strong growth
Gulf News  - Nov 6, 2012
Majority of the GCC governments have called upon building contractors to observe the state building regulations set for the use of temporary fencing around construction sites. ...

Decking Industry News

Plastic decking to see double-digit growth
Plastic News - Nov 12, 2012
U.S. demand for decking is growing only 2.4 percent annually, but demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber versions will grow at double-digit rates, according to a new market study. ...
Trex after the do-it-yourself market
Plastic News - Nov 9, 2012
Composite decking manufacturer Trex Co. Inc. has extended its Trex brand with a product line aimed at the do-it-yourself market. The Winchester, Va., company said its new Trex Select decking and railing system -- which it introduced Nov. 1 -- offers the same performance of its Trex brand but at a lower price point....
AERT VP Brent Gwatney Appointed to NADRA Board Of Directors
PRWeb - Nov 13, 2012
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc., (AERT) Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brent Gwatney joins the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) Board of Directors. NADRA announced its 2013 incoming board members at the organization’s annual meeting in October...

Fence Contractors in the News

Young inventor wins patent
Waikato Times  - Nov 7, 2012
Most 11-year-old boys spend their free time playing video games or messing about on their scooters. Patrick Roskam is not one of them. A young inventor, Patrick has been awarded his first patent and is in the process of setting up his own company....
Fencing material is reported missing from construction site
Cleveland Daily Banner  - Nov 6, 2012
Ten rolls of fencing materials and other items were reportedly stolen from a construction site on Bancroft Road during the weekend. According to a report filed by deputy Matt Landolt of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he responded to the site and spoke with Virgil Bryant of Bryant Brother’s Fencing...
Braveheart and the magic fence
ohmidog  - Nov 6, 2012
Wesolowski has raised $1,500 to help build a privacy fence around the back yard of her home, and Walker Landscape and Fence, LLC, has offered to build it and charge her only for materials. A Lowe’s store in Rome agreed to give Wesolowski the materials for the fence at cost....

Local Government Issues

New fence design for Koroit Gardens
Moyne Gazette  - Nov 8, 2012
A NEW fence will be constructed along the Koroit Botanic Gardens' High Street boundary. The fence will be the same as the one in place at the Camperdown Botanic Gardens, with a top rail and metal mesh.....
Call for fencing at marina
Hornsby-Advocate  - Nov 12, 2012
COMMUNITY groups say there is a serious safety risk along an unfenced walkway at the Berowra Waters Marina. The walkway leads from the public car park to the Berowra Waters Fish Cafe and other businesses in the complex....
Cricket club fence bid rejected
Times and Star  - Nov 1, 2012
A CRICKET club has had an application to erect a 12-metre fence to protect people from flying balls rejected.......

Community Issues

Crime control or caged animals: Security fence stirs up controversy
WOAI  - Nov 9, 2012
SAN ANTONIO -- A lot of apartment complexes and subdivisions are gated to control access. But a plan to put fencing around sections of the Lincoln Heights Courts may end up creating a big divide among tenants living there...
Safety fence set up around Assumption Church
Windsor Star  - Nov 9, 2012
Fencing is being set up around the perimeter of Assumption Church as a precaution from falling mortar, stone and bricks as the historic church undergoes renovation and repairs....
Orange fences on the Oval preserve grass, annoy Ohio State students
The Lantern  - Nov 7, 2012
The orange fences on the Oval might be around for a while longer. There to support recently planted grass, the fencing allows the new grass seedlings to become mature enough to stand up to “normal use,” ....

Fortress

Fences and Fire

Park fencing put on bonfire
Buckingham Advertiser - Nov 8, 2012
BUCKINGHAM: Volunteers arriving to clear up Bourton Park on Sunday morning, after Saturday night’s free public bonfire and fireworks event, found that 30m of fencing had been pulled down and placed on the bonfire overnight....
Wildfires burned fences, too
York News-Times  - Nov 8, 2012
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will contact landowners to coordinate replacement of fences lost to the wildfires on agency lands in northwest Nebraska....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Busy Fort Nelson airport seeks federal funding for fencing to keep moose and other animals at bay
Vancouver Sun - Nov 7, 2012
The moose are loose. So are the black bears, elk, white-tailed deer, and pretty much any other critter that wanders out from the northern B.C. wilderness and onto Northern Rockies Regional Airport in Fort Nelson...
Elk herd reductions, hazing and fences considered to curb spread of disease in Montana
The Republic  - Nov 8, 2012
BILLINGS, Mont. — A broad plan to protect against animal disease around Yellowstone National Park by targeting infected elk herds gained initial approval Thursday from Montana wildlife commissioners....

Fences and Neighbors

Good neighbors talk before building fences
Fox News  - Nov 9, 2012
Poet Robert Frost famously wrote in 1914 that, “good fences make good neighbors.” While it’s true that well-defined borders can help prevent tension, those very borders have been at the center of many neighborhood conflicts....

Pool Safety

Ex-Bomber denies removing pool fencing
Ninemsn  - Nov 9, 2012
Former Essendon AFL champion Mark Harvey has denied not caring "one iota" about fencing safety rules when he installed a pool in which a toddler drowned.....

International

Pakistan-India Border Fence Severs Farmers From Land
The Epoch Times  - Nov 7, 2012
CHAK CHANGA, India—Rich, fertile land is a farmer’s joy, but for farmers on the border with Pakistan in Jammu State, India, tending their high-yield fields has become a source of daily anxiety. ...

Weird News

Teen steps into rattlesnake nest, survives
Canoe.ca - Nov 12, 2012
A teenage California girl searching for a cell phone signal to call her mother in a rural area outside San Diego inadvertently stepped into a nest of rattlesnakes and was bitten six times, but survived......

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