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Industry News

Security Brands, Inc. adds a Sales Technician to its growing team
Press Release  - Sep 20, 2012
Sales Technician Colton J. Kuddes, 28, is the newest addition to the Denver-based Security Brands, Inc. sales team. With a background in sales and the customer service industry, Kuddes is a natural fit for the access control giant. ...
Open House Tent Event and “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar at Bob’s Distributing October 17th
Press Release  - Sep 17, 2012
Bob's Distributing, Inc. a national wholesaler of quality access control and automatic operator products is holding an Open House Tent Event to celebrate their move to a new, larger location. ...
Archer & Buchanan's Cattail Fence Wins Design Award
dexigner  - Sep 22, 2012
Archer & Buchanan Architecture has recently honored by the Society of American Registered Architects, Pennsylvania Council for a sculptural fence. The fence, made of three hundred, 10-foot steel blades set upright 8 inches apar ...

Decking Industry News

Fiberon Expands Western Dealer Network
PRWeb  - Sep 24, 2012
Fiberon, manufacturer of composite decking, railing and fencing announces partnership with Building Materials and Constructin Services based in Boise, Idaho to serve the Western market.. ...
Fiberon Expands Management Team
PRWeb  - Sep 20, 2012
Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, announces the following new hires. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Contractor cleans up after fence scam
Moonpark Acorn  - Sep 20, 2012
The Simi Valley-based fence contractor who was victimized in a recent identity theft scam is now trying to make things right with his customers, despite not being liable for fraudulent work bids valued at more than $12,000.,...
Brigantine-based Fence Doctor puts up fencing built to survive South Jersey's weather
Press of Atlantic City  - Sep 20, 2012
BRIGANTINE — Greg Knight, owner of the Brigantine home-improvement business Fence Doctor, likes to joke that all of his workers are PhDs — post-hole diggers.,...
Suffolk County Fence Company, Lighthouse Fencing Launches New Site Dedicated To Pools
PRWeb  - Sep 22, 2012
Lighthouse Fencing, the reputable Long Island Fencing company has announced the launching of a new website designed to inform customers of an expanding part of their operations. The new site will be dedicated to informing customers of their vast offerings regarding pools. ,...
Bad contractor strikes again in Wyoming
WZZM13  - Sep 22, 2012
WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Workers at the Better Business Bureau say they are getting more complaints about a local man who promises to do home improvements, but never returns to do the job. ...

Fence Contractor Safety

2 fence workers killed on I-40 near Gallup
KFDA  - Sep 20, 2012
State police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald says the Valley Fence Co. workers were preparing to install fencing in the I-40 median Wednesday morning when,...
Man flung from auger after clothes get caught while drilling fence post in Madison County
The Post-Standard  - Sep 23, 2012
Bridgeport, NY -- A man suffered a head injury after his clothes got caught in an auger this evening on Route 31 in the Town of Sullivan, authorities said....

Local Government Issues

Downtown park owner wants to fence it off
Yakima Herald-Republic  - Sep 24, 2012
The owner of a privately held downtown park where Yakima city planners turned down a controversial drive-thru wants the city to vacate the land so she can fence off the property....
Water Board fences 2 major reservoirs
Times of India  - Sep 22, 2012
HYDERABAD: To check suicides at Osmansagar and Himayatsagar, the two major drinking water sources of the city, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) has put up chain link fence at these water bodies. ...
Council hears fencing concerns
Sherwood Park News  - Sep 19, 2012
Craigavon residents spoke their piece at a Sept. 11 Strathcona County council meeting to receive support for the construction of a sound attenuation wall around the neighbourhood. ...

Fences in History

Brazos Past: Unraveling steel ribbon in Texas
Waco Tribune - Sep 22, 2012
Four Western authors and experts on the conflict that resulted from the introduction of wire fencing to the open range will present “Barbs, Bullets and Blood” at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum next weekend....
Barbed wire fences
Record-Searchlight - Sep 22, 2012
Back in 1889 the California governor signed into law the following bill that outlined in detail how a barbed wire fence be built. It said: "Every person owning or having charge of or control in behalf of or acting ....

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Fences and Animals

WA pastoralists fight for dog fence
Stock & Land  - Sep 22, 2012
PASTORALISTS in the West Australian Goldfields, a region that now has less than one per cent of the 300,000 sheep it once carried, are petitioning the State government to create a biosecurity zone ringed by a 950km wild dog fence...
Horse Fencing: Is There a Best Choice?
Horse.com  - Sep 22, 2012
Post-and-board, vinyl constructed plank, braided tape, coated high-tensile wire, pipe: Many effective equine fencing options are available. However, there are no hard-and fast-rules as to which is the best choice,...

Community Fence Projects

Fence serves as blank canvas
Greenville Daily Reflector  - Sep 24, 2012
Walls and fences represent to most what poet Robert Frost described as barriers separating people in a community: “Good fences make good neighbors.”....

Fencing and Railroads

Fence Going up Where Two Grand Island People Killed by Trains
1011now  - Sep 20, 2012
A 41 year-old Grand Island man is the latest to be hit by a train within city limits, this time near the railroad crossing at North Broadwell Avenue.,...

Fence Accidents

Long Island Toddler Dies After Fence Falls on Him at Beach
Wall Street Journal  - Sep 18, 2012
An 18-month-old boy died after a section of chain link fence fell on him at a Long Island beach Monday afternoon, according to police....

DIY - Consumers

Thinking of Installing a Fence? Consider Temporary Fencing First
business2community.com - Sep 18, 2012
When you need to enclose your yard with a fence, the first thing you will likely do is to look for a professional fencing company. Before you decide to put up a fence that is permanent, you may want to install a temporary fence instead....
How to Create an Attractive ‘Living Wall’ Garden Fence
Greener Ideal - Sep 18, 2012
A fence is an integral part of every garden, offering privacy from neighbours or passersby, and enhancing the feeling of your garden being an extra room to your house....

International

India to erect single row fence along Bangladesh border
New York Daily News  - Sep 18, 2012
India is planning to erect a single row fence instead of double row in several areas along the border with Bangladesh. India is erecting a barbed wire fence and putting up floodlights along the 4,095-km border to stop trans-border....
Attack emphasizes importance of the border fence
Jerusalem Post  - Sep 23, 2012
Netanyahu says Egypt border fence prevented terror attack in which soldier killed from being much more lethal; Sinai-based Islamist terrorist group claims responsibility for attack, claiming it was in response to anti-Islam film.....

Weird News

U.S. cows get gummy worms
Canoe.ca - Sep 22, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mike Yoder’s herd of dairy cattle are living the sweet life. With corn feed scarcer and costlier than ever, Yoder increasingly is looking for cheaper alternatives....

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