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Industry News

Speedway Media  - Oct 12, 2012
LiftMaster®, the world’s number one brand of professionally installed garage door openers, gate operators and commercial door operators, announced recently that it will extend its partnership with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and driver Jamie McMurray through 2014.....
Distribution key to Gallagher success  - Oct 13, 2012
Now turning over $200 million in sales each year in the electric fencing, security fencing and petrol pump business, Gallagher counts his Russian sojourn as a failure....
New gas-powered, compact driver from Rhino Tool Co
Farm Industry News  - Oct 12, 2012
Rhino Tool Company is introducing the latest in their line of post drivers. The Rhino GPD-30 gas-powered driver is a lightweight, compact driver designed with a 2-in. chuck for commonly driven posts......
Physical Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems (PID & PS) Market - Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 - 2017)- By Technology (Intruder Alarms, Access Controls, Perimeter Security Systems), Application & Geography
SBWire  - Oct 15, 2012
Global PID & PS market comprising of alarm system, access control and perimeter security has recovered post recession and is showing a promising growth.....

Decking Industry News

Fiberon Introduces New Decking and Railing Products for 2013
PR Web  - Oct 15, 2012
Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, introduces five new products at the Remodeling Show/Deck Expo in Baltimore this week. New from Fiberon are Fiberon Deck Lighting, Fiberon Classic™ Decking and Fascia, Fiberail® Railing and Horizon 6x6 Post Sleeves....
Nyloboard preparing for busy 2013
Plastic News  - Oct 15, 2012
After several stops and starts and changes in top management, building materials manufacturer NyloBoard LLC is ready to sell its decking made from recycled carpet fiber....
Decking Company Announces New Product to Help Consumers With DIY Deck Railings
Plastic News  - Oct 15, 2012
The glass railing company Panoramic Deck Post has announced the premiere of their new free expert installation video to help consumers with their DYI deck railings. There are many homeowners looking to install aluminum railing systems on their deck and this new video aims to show them how.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Blotter: Owner reports tools stolen from fencing company
Denton Record Chronicle  - Oct 14, 2012
The owner of a fencing company reported to Denton police that someone stole several thousand dollars’ worth of tools Wednesday night or Thursday morning....
The Kiwi Brace: Good Braces Make Good Fences
Grit  - Oct 14, 2012
Your fencing projects will always go easier when you take the time to build proper braces. In addition to the two-post horizontal brace we're building today, two other brace types can be used, although they are not as common. When you are short on materials,....

Local Government Issues

Fence expense; Commissioners say city, property owners responsible for cost of backstops in three different cases
Fort Scott Tribune  - Oct 16, 2012
Bourbon County Commissioners made their decision public on three more fence viewings during their regular meeting Monday.....
Saddle River discusses fence color rule  - Oct 14, 2012
Saddle River officials discussed possible amendments to the borough's fence code that may require fences not made of natural wood, stone or brick to be painted black or brown....
Steel fence twist to hedge saga
Hartlepool Mail  - Oct 12, 2012
A RESIDENT’S four-year battle with a council over a garden hedge took another twist when he returned from a dog walk to find authority workers had put up a steel fence behind his home.....

Schools and Fences

Washoe County putting up 6-foot fences, adding locks to every school
Reno Gazette Journal-  - Oct 14, 2012
Washoe County School District is less than two years from completing a district-wide construction project that will secure every school — elementary, middle and high — with fences and installing new locks on classroom doors, officials said.....

Community Issues

Carter House fence returns after 148 years
Tennessean  - Oct 14, 2012
FRANKLIN — A new picket fence will surround much of the historic Carter House on Columbia Avenue to bring the property more in line with what it would have looked like pre-Civil War. ....
Army says it needs neighborhood fences to end ‘encroachment’
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  - Oct 12, 2012
The Army says the new fence going in along parts of Birch Hill and behind Shannon Park and Hamilton Acres is to “enforce the installation’s boundaries.” ....
Much of the back country is wired — barbed wired
San Luis Obispo Tribune  - Oct 9, 2012
CAMBRIA — All over the West where there are cows or horses, you’re likely to see barbed wire. From the early days of Western ranching and homesteading, barbed-wire fencing has played a critical role. It’s helped ranchers keep track of their livestock and define the boundaries of their land. ....

Fences and Animals - Pets

Fences for Fido one of 100 organizations nationwide to win Toyota car
The Oregonian  - Oct 12, 2012
Fences for Fido will get some new wheels today to help more dogs live ... “With more than 40 dogs on our list awaiting a fence,” Peterson says, “our first priority is....


Fencing and Airports

Airport's security boosted with new electric fencing
Taipei Times  - Oct 12, 2012
Airport's security boosted with new electric fencing ... According to the company, the same electric fence system is being used by the Maanshan Nuclear Powe....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Video: Border Residents Say Fence Shortchanged Them
The Associated Press  - Oct 15, 2012
Landowners along the U.S. - Mexico border say the federal government, in need of private lands to build a border fence, took advantage of them - paying families chump change to build a border fence in their backyards....

Stolen Fences

Plea after thieves take fencing from business in Bridport
Dorset Echo  - Oct 16, 2012
POLICE are appealing for information after metal fencing worth more than £1,000 was stolen from a business in Bridport.....

Weird News

Giant mystery eyeball washes up on Florida beach - Oct 7, 2012
A massive, blue eyeball of unknown origin washed up on a Florida beach Wednesday. The eye was found on Pompano Beach north of Fort Lauderdale....

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