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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe October 2, 2012  
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Industry News

TagMaster AVI Installed at Lankenau Medical Center Campus
Press Release  - Oct 1, 2012
Most people simply view a fence as a finishing touch … perhaps, a fixture meant to disappear in the background, or a simple way to provide direction. That’s it. Yet for Hoffman Estates’ Fred Gebbia, ....
Access-Control Manufacturer Liftmaster Awards Top Sellers with Championship Belts
Professional Door Dealer  - Oct 1, 2012
Garage door opener and access-control manufacturer Liftmaster awarded its sales representatives with the greatest percentage sales increase in the 2011-12 year with authentic championship belts. The belts were awarded at a sales and marketing meeting in Lake Geneva, Wis., in September. ....
PetPeek window the perfect dog fence window for curious dogs
Digital Journal  - Oct 2, 2012
PetPeek fence window is the perfect dog window for curious canines, designed by Carolin Best of Aurora, Colorado. Also President of Best Friends Care, her idea developed when she watched her own dogs race along the fence line in her suburban yard....

Decking Industry News

TimberTech Partners With Feeney to Introduce Industry's First Complete Composite With Cable Railing System
MarketWatch - Press Release  - Sep 25, 2012
WILMINGTON, Ohio, Sep 25, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- TimberTech, a leading manufacturer of alternative decking materials, has partnered with Feeney, Inc., well-known in the industry for their premier CableRail by Feeney cable assemblies....
Deceuninck North America to Showcase Next Generation of Outdoor Living Products During DeckExpo 2012
Herald Online  - Oct 1, 2012
MONROE, OHIO, OCT. 1, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, will showcase its Clubhouse Decking product to leading deck industry professionals during DeckExpo 2012...

Fence Contractors in the News

Wrought iron business preserves a beautiful craft
Ventura County Star  - Sep 26, 2012
Most people simply view a fence as a finishing touch … perhaps, a fixture meant to disappear in the background, or a simple way to provide direction. That’s it. Yet for Hoffman Estates’ Fred Gebbia, ....
Fencing a family business
The Land  - Sep 26, 2012
WITH eight children in the family its hardly surprising that three of John Kelly's sons now help make the Whites Wires business the success it is today..
Contractor charged for cheating customers
WZZM13 - Sep 27, 2012
SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM)- A West Michigan contractor is facing charges for not delivering on projects he's already been paid for. 13 On Your Side reported on Jason Cooper twice before and now prosecutors are taking action....
Long® Fence Provides Perimeter Security Commercial Fencing to Maryland Solar Farms
Press Release  - Sep 26, 2012
Long® Fence, one of the largest commercial fence contractors on the East Coast, was contracted to provide perimeter security fencing to two of Maryland's largest solar farms. ....

Local Government Issues

Commissioner Marc Sarnoff's $70,000 Belle Meade Security Fence Doesn't Lock (VIDEO)
Huffington Post  - Oct 2, 2012
To prevent crime in a tiny Miami neighborhood, the city spent about $70,000 on a security fence. With swinging doors......
Ore. county considers fences after cow crashes
Ventura County Star  - Sep 26, 2012
MADRAS, Ore. (AP) - County officials are considering putting fences along U.S. 97 in Central Oregon after several trucks slammed into a herd of cattle on the highway, killing dozens of animals. .....
Fence poses a barrier to downtown Yakima improvemen
Yakima-Herald  - Sep 26, 2012
Talk about a spite fence. City crews already have begun to decommission a small downtown Yakima park at Yakima Avenue and South Second Street,.....
Fence upgrades seen as solution to mental health hospital escapes
KGBT-TV  - Sep 27, 2012
Officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services are making some security changes to a mental health facility in Harlingen. Two patients escaped from the Rio Grande State Center off Rangerville Road on Wednesdsay.,.....
C.P. panel OKs pact for local firm to install sportsplex fence  - Sep 27, 2012
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Board of Public Works and Safety approved a contract with the company All Access for fencing to be installed at the city-owned sports complex on North Street.,.....

Community Issues

Scenic Views Marred by Ferry Road Fence?
Cape May County Herald  - Oct 2, 2012
NORTH CAPE MAY — Residents are questioning the installation of fencing along Ferry Road as part of a road widening project that has blocked scenic views of a winery.....
Proposed Hog Wire Fence Poses Problems for Neighborhood
Half Moon Bay.Patch  - Sep 26, 2012
It may seem like a simple fence, but residents in the Ailanto/Pacific Ridge development are taking issue with a proposed hog wire fence located along Silver and Highland avenues,.....
Temporary fencing recommended around former marijuana grow-ops
Ottawa Citizen  - Sep 28, 2012
OTTAWA — Former marijuana grow-ops should be surrounded by a fence — not just boarded up — until the building is fixed up and made safe, say city staff looking to formalize rules around how the potentially dangerous properties are treated.....
Who Knows What the New Fence Along Highway 1 is All About?
Half Moon Bay.Patch  - Sep 25, 2012
Wondering what the fence is all about along Highway 1 between Terrace Avenue and Grandview Boulevard? We know some of you are. Half Moon Bay Patch readers sent in e-mails the past couple of days wanting to know what's going on......

Fences and Animals - Pets

Ask the Trainer | Electric fence instigates barrier frustration, barking
Sierra Sun  - Sep 25, 2012
Our dog Zoey is a 4-year-old Lab/Rottie mix. We've had her since she was about 6-months-old and love her dearly. We have an invisible fence around our whole property, which we installed so she could be outside instead of hanging out in the house all day.....
Don't fence me in: ferals shut out to give native wildlife a go
Stock and Land  - Sep 26, 2012
'A group of donkeys coming up on your left.'' Chris Whatley is driving through the property he manages on the southern edge of Arnhem Land......
Choose The Appropriate Electric Fence Wire
Beef Magazine  - Sep 28, 2012
Here is an overview of the different electric fencing conductor wires, and the benefits of each, to help you choose the most suitable type for your application......
An electric fence, the farmers’ friend
Kuensel Online  - Sep 26, 2012
An electric fence erected mid last year has kept at bay wild animals from entering the gewog. The electric fence, spread over three kilometres in the north of the gewog, is built across the main entry corridor through which wild animals enter......
Highway 89 Wildlife Corridor to Get Fencing
Lake Powell Life  - Sep 26, 2012
After a four-year, multi-state, multi-agency effort, an eleven-and-a-half mile stretch of wildlife corridor along Highway 89 between Page and Kanab will be fenced to provide safety for both migrating deer and motorists traveling along the highway......


Fencing and Railroads

LIRR fencing off dangerous trespassing spots along tracks
Newsday  - Sep 29, 2012
The Long Island Rail Road is stepping up an initiative to fence off dangerous trespassing spots along its tracks. Last year, 22 people were fatally struck by LIRR trains. Ten of them were deemed suicides....

Pool Safety

THE drowning death of a toddler could spark a toughening of pool fencing laws covering homes for rent or for sale.
Herald Sun  - Sep 28, 2012
Jacob Ben Zur, 17 months, died after falling into the disused pool at his family's rental home in Caulfield North in August 2009.....

Weird News

Teacher suing over alleged attack by Grade 1 student - Oct 1, 2012
A 220-pound, former college football player turned grade school gym teacher plans to sue New York City over an attack he claims he suffered at the hands of a six-year-old Grade 1 student.....

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