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GateCrafters.com Debuts Apollo 1050 Smart Board for Driveway Gate Openers
PRWeb  - Oct 30, 2012
The 1050 smart control board by Apollo is the company’s most advanced control board to date. Longtime Apollo driveway gate opener retailer, GateCrafters.com, leading way in release....
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies / TagMaster NA Combine Long-Range Read and Smart Card
Press Release  - Oct 26, 2012
Tacoma, WA – October 26, 2012 – Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies announced that both aptiQ smart card users and TagMaster North America long range tag users can now combine the features.....
Ideal Aluminum Products Announces Veteran Fence Industry Executive Joins Ideal Aluminum Products
Press Release  - Oct 26, 2012
Deland, Florida – Michael Siegel and Doug Brady, owners of Ideal Aluminum Products, proudly announce that Barbara Kaluhiokalani will be joining Ideal Aluminum as a Sales & Service Representative....

Decking Industry News

Board members named to deck and railing trade group
PR Web  - Oct 26, 2012
QUAKERTOWN, PA. (Oct. 25, 10 a.m. ET) -- Bill Ross, vice president of sales for decking company Fiberon LLC, has been named president of the board of directors for the North American Decking and Railing Association for the upcoming year. ....
Everlasting Hardwoods Uncovers Surprising Market Changes as the Buying Season Fluctuates in Brazil
PR Web  - Oct 26, 2012
Everlasting Hardwoods by the Overseas Hardwoods Company, in business since 1967, reveals significant changes in the buying market after visiting Brazil in 2012. ....

Fence Contractors in the News

Man Killed Installing Fence Posts
WOWT  - Oct 29, 2012
Authorities say a 19-year-old northwest Iowa man has been killed while helping put in fence posts. The Plymouth County Sheriff's Office says Alexander Renken died at the scene near the town of Remsen Saturday afternoon......

Local Government Issues

Fences along Lake Pontchartrain levees in Jefferson Parish to soon come down
The Times-Picayune  - Oct 24, 2012
The fence, which stretches from Causeway Boulevard to the Parish Line Canal in Kenner, was erected atop the hurricane protection levees to keep residents away while workers placed large rocks in the water to block wave energy.....
Safety fences along the foreshore
Southern Gazette  - Oct 24, 2012
FENCES now line the boundary of the City of South Perth foreshore in the City’s attempt to make the river edge safer for park visitors....
Cargo railroad crossing: First a closure, then a guardrail, now a fence
Odessa American  - Oct 25, 2012
In the latest attempt to keep people away from what railroad officials once called one of the most dangerous crossings in Texas, Union Pacific workers Thursday were busy building a 4,000- foot fence by Cargo Road......

Stolen Fences

Callous thieves hit anti-roadkill fence on Wakehurst Parkway
The Manly Daily  - Oct 30, 2012
SECTIONS of the anti-roadkill fence along Wakehurst Parkway have been stolen, leading to the death of local wildlife.....

Community Issues

'Safety' main reason for new fence
WTVA  - Oct 29, 2012
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tuesday afternoon, the Starkville School District Board of Trustees accepted a bid to build a fence around a portion of Starkville High School....
Painting Marion's fence mural brings out community's heart
Southwest Virginia Today  - Oct 29, 2012
MARION, VA -- Whirling autumn leaves seemed to want to add their own color to the paints being mixed and applied last Saturday to the Community Fence in downtown Marion....

AG Issues

Crops protected by 50 miles of fencing on East End
Newsday  - Oct 24, 2012
Nearly six dozen Suffolk farmers — most on the East End — have installed more than 50 miles of eight-foot deer fencing to protect their crops, under a $937,000 state grant.....

DIY - Consumers

The Pecks: Steps to tackling a big yard project like a fence
The Oregonian  - Oct 26, 2012
The saying goes, "good fences make good neighbors." In our case, it was more along the lines of "a good neighbor -- and really good kids -- make good fences....

Community Fence Projects

Marines help build fence for wounded warrior’s home
Jacksonville Daily New  - Oct 25, 2012
Johnny McCallon felt forgotten. He served his country for 16 years and suffered a traumatic brain injury after an improvised explosive device blew him out of a second story window during a tour of duty in Iraq....

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Schools and Fences

New fence draws school boundary at Warwick State High
Warwick Daily News  - Oct 25, 2012
THE NEW boundary fence around Warwick State High School (WSHS), funded by the State Government has been completed after construction started in the September school holidays.....

Weird News

Brazil car washer turns up alive at own wake
Canoe.ca - Oct 7, 2012
BRASILIA - A 41-year-old car washer from northeastern Brazil shocked his family by turning up at his own wake after his family mistakenly identified a murdered local man at the morgue as him, local media reported on Tuesday....

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