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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe October 23, 2012  
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Industry News

DoorKing Gives Aeronautical Students the Thrill of a Lifetime
Press Release  - Oct 19, 2012
nglewood, CA – DoorKing was proud to be the host for three aeronautical university college students who wanted to get a glimpse of the space shuttle Endeavour as it was moved to its new home at the California Science Center on October 12th. .....
Encon’s 12th Annual Golf Tournament
Press Release  - Oct 19, 2012
Saturday, September 29th, gate, door and access control distributor, Encon Electronics, hosted its 12th annual golf tournament at Shadow Lakes Golf Club in Brentwood, California. Over 120 people braved the 95 degree heat and challenging links course.....
The National Drowning Prevention Alliance Announces “Reaching Out” 2013 Annual Drowning Prevention Symposium
Press Release  - Oct 22, 2012
The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) announced The 2013 Annual Drowning Prevention Symposium will be held from March 13th through March 15th 2013 in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida....
Register Now for FenceTech 2013
Press Release  - Oct 23, 2012
We've added even more free education sessions during show days for members! And, BRAND NEW this year, we have also added specialty training on Monday and Tuesday. Take advantage of AFA's most popular vocational programs......
Pool Guard Launches New Website  - Oct 18, 2012
Pool Guard Manufacturing Inc., located in Clearwater, Florida, has recently completed a new redesign of their website. The site's new look is intended to better align Pool Guard's branding and image to match their mission of being the leading provider of pool safety products to their customers.......

Decking Industry News

Deceuninck North America's Clubhouse PVC Decking Revitalizes the Porches on an Historic Tavern in Bedford, Pa
PRNewswire  - Oct 16, 2012
MONROE, Ohio, Oct. 16, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, has contributed to the restoration of the decks and patios at Jean Bonnet Tavern,.....
CAMO® Hidden Deck Fastening System Featured with Lumberock® Decking on Ship Shape TV
Houston Chronicle (PRWeb)  - Oct 18, 2012
National Nail Corp.’s CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System was featured on Ship Shape TV. Host John Greviskis helps transform Blowing Rocks Marina in Jupiter, Fla. using Lumberock Mineral-Added Recycled Plastic decking and the CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Long® Fence is Diamond Sponsor of Komen Maryland Race for the Cure®  - Oct 20, 2012
Long® Fence is a diamond level sponsor of the 20th annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure®. The residential and commercial fencing contractor is donating temporary fencing to protect and separate pedestrian spectators and participants during the Hunt Valley, Maryland event......
Atlanta Fence Company Announces Autumn Special
PRWeb  - Oct 22, 2012
Atlanta fence company, FenceWorks of Georgia, is offering an autumn special promotion to close out 2012. The special offers a free chain link or wood gate with fence purchase of 150 feet or more....
Folkestone fence-builder admits punching man on Onyx nightclub dance floor
This is Kent  - Oct 18, 2012
A MAN has been ordered to pay £200 compensation to a man he repeatedly punched in the face on the dance floor of Onyx nightclub in Folkestone.....

Local Government Issues

Nebraska agency coordinating fence replacement
Associated Press  - Oct 22, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says it will contact landowners to coordinate replacement of fences lost to wildfires on agency land in northwest Nebraska this year....
Water company gets OK for reservoirs, but not the security fence
Whittier Daily News  - Oct 27, 2012
WHITTIER - A $20.6 million proposal for two water reservoirs got Whittier planners' OK Monday night - but plans for a security fence in front of the facility hit a wall....

Community Issues

AIDB fence is much moe than safety precaution
The Daily Home  - Oct 22, 2012
TALLADEGA — The fence that now adorns the perimeter of Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind’s front lawn on South Street is more than a safety precaution....
Proposed fence a symbol of divided Miami Beach island
Miami Herald  - Oct 18, 2012
A proposed fence between the Normandy Shores Golf Course and neighboring apartments has highlighted the division between the two neighborhoods.....

DIY - Consumers

Split-rail fences: Any idiot can build them  - Oct 19, 2012
It’s the perfect handyman project for the man or woman. who’s not that, well, all that handy....
Fencing demonstration and farm tour in Arlington Oct. 20
Arlington Times  - Oct 18, 2012
ARLINGTON — The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a fencing demonstration and farm tour on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Victoria Heights area north of Arlington...

Stolen Fences

Thieves steal wire fencing from yard
Bridport News  - Oct 18, 2012
Police in Bridport are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following the theft of galvanised wire stock fencing from a commercial yard....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Killer fencing wire barbs responsible for wildlife deaths
The Australian  - Oct 18, 2012
WILDLIFE carers have called on cattlemen to abandon the use of barbed wire because it kills thousands of native animals each year....
NDOT to fence along Highway 95A
Reno Gazette Journal  - Oct 21, 2012
SILVER SPRINGS — Although the Virginia Range Horse Committee will disband at the end of the year, the group has made progress in its efforts to keep wild horses off area highways.....
Height of fence along I-15 raised
Idaho State Journal  - Oct 18, 2012
For motorists who wonder why the stretch of highway fence along Interstate-15 from South Pocatello to Inkom is so high, Idaho Fish and Game has the answer: it saves the lives of deer and possibly motorists.....

Fences and Animals - Domestic

New "field safety" rug to stop horses barging through electric fences
Horse & Hound  - Oct 17, 2012
An innovative rug has been designed to prevent grazing horses barging through electric fencing. Guardian Equestrian has launched the “field safety” rug, which features a material sewn into the chest of the blanket that conducts the current of electric fencing.....

Schools and Fences

Glenwood school to get playground fence  - Oct 18, 2012
GLENWOOD | A split vote by the Brookwood Elementary District 167 School Board on Monday will result in the installation of a wrought iron fence around the Longwood Elementary School playground at a cost not to exceed $11,600....


USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence gap to close
El Paso Inc  - Oct 21, 2012
The 18-foot-high border fence intended to seal the U.S.-Mexican border from San Diego to Brownsville will soon close a half-mile gap just west of Downtown El Paso.....
Lowball offers on land for fence decried
San Antonio Express  - Oct 18, 2012
BROWNSVILLE — When the federal government began seizing private land along the U.S.-Mexico border to build a towering fence, Teofilo Flores was offered $1,650 for a slice of his backyard....

Weird News

Pumpkin impaler: Artist decorates spooky fence with heads for Halloween (blog)  - Oct 17, 2012
When Jane Greengold moved into her former home in Brooklyn, N.Y., 15 years ago, she took notice of the threatening spikes of rusty iron that made up her unusually tall fence. Perfect for impaling heads, she thought. Well, carved pumpkin heads, that is. ....

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