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Industry News

“Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar at West Coast Regional Fence Show
Press Release  - Sep 17, 2012
Brian Dickson of BD Loops will be presenting the highly acclaimed “Everything you need to know about Loops” seminar at the West Coast Regional Fence Show. The seminar is ideal for experienced and new installers alike. Come by for a fantastic tradeshow and a great education.....
Acoustiblok, Inc. Names Baltimore-based Pyle Fence Company Manufacturing Representative for Acoustifence in Maryland
Digital Journal  - Sep 11, 2012
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 Tampa, Florida-based Acoustiblok, Inc. Founder and President Lahnie Johnson this week approved a working agreement naming Pyle Fence Company of Baltimore,....
Fence Accessory Manufacturer Reduces Pricing for 2013
PRWeb  - Sep 18, 2012
MIDE Products, the manufacturer of backyard and pool fence accessories, has announced reduced pricing for 2013. Through negotiations with suppliers and increased purchasing power, MIDE Products will be lowering the price on their entire line of products. Distributors, wholesalers and retail customers will see a savings of 7 to 10 percent.....
Trend toward work-free fencing
KansasCity.com  - Sep 11, 2012
I had a composite deck installed nine years ago that hasn’t held up well at all and needs to be replaced. The three bids I have all agree that the undercarriage of the current deck was insufficient, causing the deck to fold, plus it has lots of moss.....

Decking Industry News

Distributor of Quality AZEK Building Products Announces Expanded Dealer Services
PR.com  - Sep 12, 2012
Boston Cedar, a premier distributor in the Northeast U.S. of AZEK Trim, AZEK Moulding, AZEK Deck, AZEK Rail, AZEK Porch and AZEK VAST Pavers, today announced that the company will now begin to offer content-managed web site and blog templates to its independent dealer base through its value-added Information Technology services initiative....

Fence Contractors in the News

Vinyl Concepts Provides Vinyl Fencing Options for The Winter
PRLeap  - Sep 11, 2012
The benefits to having vinyl fencing to help protect your perfect fence against the harsh winter weather. ...
Fence Installer Salaries
Salary Expert  - Sep 17, 2012
The graph below is a comparison of salary data for 10 jobs in U.S. National Average, U.S. National Average, as provided by the free SalaryExpert® Salary Report and Salary Calculator. ...
Sentinel Fence & Rail Hires Veteran Marine
PRLeap  - Sep 11, 2012
With a dedication and passion towards producing high quality American-made products, Sentinel Fence & Rail continues to lead the way as one of the top U.S. manufacturers of aluminum fence and commercial railing. And continuing in this vein of excellence, Sentinel Fence and Rail ...

Local Government Issues

Franklin opens gate on fence fees
The Tennessean  - Sep 16, 2012
FRANKLIN — City aldermen are leaving the door open to charging Franklin homeowners a new $35 fee before installing a fence. The proposed fee would be required for homeowners adding fences that are 3.5 feet or taller....
Safety fencing set for Highwood Metra station area
Lake County News Sun - Sep 13, 2012
The fencing should minimize non-commuter use of the pedestrian crossing at the station and is intended to eliminate casual use of the pedestrian crossing and divert pedestrians in the area to the public roadway crossings, city officials said.....

Community Issues

Julie Work Beck: The story of the red fence
Monterey Herald  - Sep 12, 2012
Here is a little more history on the storied red fencing along Monterey-Salinas Highway. The red fence definitely dates from the 1930s, if not earlier. It extended from York Road past the current Laguna Seca area. It was built by Esteban ....
Volunteers erect fence surrounding Quaker cemetery
Massillon Independent  - Sep 16, 2012
MASSILLON — Volunteers don’t expect much in return. When you care this much about your city, when you’re this passionate about preserving history, all you need in return for a few hours of good, r....

Schools and Fences

Work to begin soon on Southern Miss' perimeter fences
Massillon Independent  - Sep 16, 2012
Whatever happened to Southern Miss' perimeter fences? The story We reported in January that Southern Miss planned to build perimeter fences around the Hattiesburg campus. .....
School District Fences Off Burned Tulsa School Building To Keep Out Memorabilia Collectors
NEWSon6  - Sep 14, 2012
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Public Schools is taking extra steps to keep people away from the old Barnard Elementary, which burned last week. TPS put up a fence around the burned building Thursday.....
Unpopular fence lowered to meet rules
Bay of Plenty Times  - Sep 12, 2012
A barbed wire fence that upset neighbours of a Papamoa school has had to be lowered after it was found it did not meet legal requirements. John Horne and wife Sandra complained about the Tahatai Coast School fence this week....

Fencing and Railroads

Highwood, Union Pacific install fence
NEWSon6  - Sep 14, 2012
HIGHWOOD — Highwood, in conjunction with the Union Pacific Railroad, is installing safety fencing on three sections near the Highwood train station. The fencing will minimize non-commuter use of the pedestrian crossing at the Highwood Metra Station ....

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Fencing and Airports

State OKs project at Wittman Regional Airport
The Northwestern  - Sep 14, 2012
The state approved a $5 million project to construct a perimeter road and install security fencing at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh ....

DIY - Consumers

Metal fences prove their mettle
The Desert Sun  - Sep 11, 2012
In the desert, anything not made of concrete, stone, metal, glass or ceramic won’t last. I learned this the hard way my first year here when all my antiques suffered huge cracks. It is the same for anything made of wood in our landscapes....

Fences and Animals

Massive Fence to Keep Wildlife Inside Kenya Park
Earthweek  - Sep 16, 2012
A Kenyan organization announced it will build a 6-foot-high electrified fence designed to encircle the country’s famed Mount Kenya and keep wildlife there inside.....
Fence provides volt of confidence to deter bears
Durango Herald  - Sep 16, 2012
What are the chances of setting up temporary electric fencing in town during summer and fall? With bear droppings every few feet along the Animas River Trail, it seems like the bear population is healthy enough that we could make them feel a little more unwelcome....
TransCanada putting wildlife-friendly fences along Bison Pipeline
Billings Gazette - Sep 13, 2012
TransCanada is working with 13 Carter County landowners to replace approximately 23 miles of woven wire fencing with wildlife friendly fences along the company's Bison Pipeline right of way...

Weird News

Sushi shop sign too offensive for neighbourhood
Canoe.ca - Sep 10, 2012
MONTREAL - A Quebec Superior Court flipped the bird to sushi restaurant Fukyu. The name "Fukyu" might be a Japanese word for a form of martial arts,....

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