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Industry News

Bollards Withstand Harsh Demands of Arizona Flood Plains
PRWeb - Aug 30, 2012
In the spring of 2010, a Tucson area design consulting firm, Kimley Horn and Associates Inc., employed Reliance Foundry bollards in an application that would truly test ....
Access-Control Manufacturer Linear Announces Consolidation With Secure Wireless Inc.
Professionakl Door Dealer - Aug 28, 2012
Linear LLC, a provider of residential and commercial access control, emergency response and security solutions, announces the consolidation of Secure Wireless Inc. All Secure Wireless operations will be integrated with those of Linear during the second half of 2012...
Wallmark Provides Innovative Sound Barrier Fencing to Australia’s Construction Sites
PRWire - Sep 4, 2012
These sound barrier fencing solutions offer simple, affordable remedies for all noise pollution needs. By reducing noise up to 28 decibels, each fence panel can...

Decking Industry News

Crane Group selling TimberTech decking business to rival Azek
Columbus Business Journal - Aug 28, 2012
Crane Group is parting with one of its biggest companies. The Columbus-based conglomerate, best known for its Crane Plastics business, is selling its TimberTech decking division ....
Cortex® Hidden Fastening Systems Now Available at FMW Fasteners
Red Orbit - Sep 3, 2012
The Cortex® Hidden Fastening System is the fastest, easiest way to hide the heads of your deck screws on market-leading deck board types. Set the screw, set the plug, and you’re all set. Cortex® offers a strong connection redOrbit (
Baked wood is strong, toasty brown
KPC News - Sep 2, 2012
Let’s start with the basics. Thermally modified decking is relatively new to the marketplace due to its price point. Until PVC and composite decking started making waves — literally sometimes — it was hard to market high priced deck surfaces.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Premium Milwaukee Fence Company Turns 35
KCOY - Sep 4, 2012
A-1 Fence, a Milwaukee-based company specializing in premium fence building, celebrates its 35 years in the industry this month. Since its start in 1977, A-1 has provided top-quality fences for residents in Milwaukee,...
Fence is wrought from South Tyneside history
CT Post Chronicle - Sep 2, 2012
CREATIVE youngsters brought local history to life as part of a unique fencing scheme in South Tyneside. Inspired by everything from green energy to the area’s industrial heritage, junior school pupils created artwork....

Fence Fraud

Man Accused of Scamming Guardian Fence Customers Arrested
KCOY - Aug 30, 2012
VENTURA & SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES, Calif. - Theodore Diamond of Thousand Oaks has been arrested for scamming Guardian Fence customers...
Thousand Oaks man accused in fence fraud scheme
Ventura County Star - Aug 28, 2012
A Thousand Oaks man has been accused of misrepresenting himself while taking money from customers for construction work that was not performed. ...

Local Government Issues

New Haven officials want Hamden fence to go; but some residents fighting back
CT Post Chronicle - Aug 28, 2012
While New Haven officials are taking steps toward dismantling a fence that has separated the Woodin Street area from New Haven for decades, some Hamden residents are doing everything they can to keep it up....
'Fortress-like' fence irks Victoria city staff
Victoria Times Colonist- - Aug 30, 2012
A security fence topped with curved spikes in front of an old motel in a gritty part of downtown creates "a fortress-like appearance" that sends the wrong message, say city staff who want it changed as a condition of redevelopment.....
Fence ordinance halted by Aldermen
Boone County Journal - Aug 29, 2012
The proposed fence ordinance hit a road block at the Board of Aldermen meeting last Tuesday, with city representatives citing at least one major concern.....
Times & Star - Aug 29, 2012
The fence, costing £5m, is part of extra security measures at the nuclear plant. This has seen more armed police, provided by the Civil Nuclear Authority, recruited to protect the site against potential terrorism and a new guard force has been brought in to check vehicles going in and out....

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbors' feud leads to county regulation effort
The Capital-Journal - Sep 3, 2012
A feud between neighbors that prompted two lawsuits against Shawnee County also has instigated an effort to revamp the county’s fencing regulations....

Community Issues

Tourists don’t want fence at Meat Cove Campground
Cape Breton Post - Sep 3, 2012
MEAT COVE — Tourists admiring the view from Cape Breton’s most northerly point on Sunday were unanimous in their opinion that a fence should not be erected at the Meat Cove Campground.....
War memorial fence debate continues
Exmouth Journal - Sep 3, 2012
A scheme to encircle the war memorial with a metre-high metal fence has ignited fierce debate between Exmouth’s armed services charities and veterans’ associations.....


The Art of Fences

Good neighbors make good fences: Artists craft 3-D murals to help re-energize Portland neighborhood
The Forecaster - Sep 3, 2012
PORTLAND — Five East Bayside professional artists have begun work on some unusual "canvases" – chain-link fences.....

Fences and Animals

Work on electric elephant control fence gathers pace
Ceylon Daily News - Sep 4, 2012
The Department of Wildlife Conservation has stepped up action to erect electric elephant control fences in Kakirawa, Anuradhapura following instructions given to them by President Mahinda Rajapaksa....
RSPCA campaign to save bats from cruel end
Ninemsn - Sep 4, 2012
The RSPCA says landowners must act to stop flying foxes dying slow and agonising deaths tangled in barbed wire fences....
More funding needed for dingo control program
ABC Rural - Aug 31, 2012
More money is needed to fund a dingo control program in South Australia's outback. Biteback helps sheep producers control dingoes south of the Dog Fence, where they are a declared pest....

Schools and Fences

More Lodi schools behind locked fences
Lodi News - Aug 31, 2012
New fences went up outside Leroy Nichols Elementary School this week in response to the theft of two teacher's laptops in May....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Boundary agency to explain border fence decision
Sacramentio Bee - Aug 29, 2012
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas -- Officials from a U.S. agency that monitors the U.S.-Mexico border are to explain why they're allowing construction of border fence segments in the Rio Grande flood plain.....
Border fence opponents up in arms over planned segments
Houston Chronicle - Sep 1, 2012
RIO GRANDE CITY — Some of the most outspoken opponents of the Department of Homeland Security's border fence are up in arms again over segments planned for the Rio Grande floodplains that, to them, seem certain to go up following an about-face by the U.S. half of the International Boundary and Water Commission.....
Despite lack of funding, lawmakers want work to start on border fence
Mohave Daily News - Aug 28, 2012
PHOENIX (AP) — Members of the Arizona Legislature’s border security advisory committee want the state to begin building a mile of fencing along the border with Mexico even though it has raised only a fraction of the needed money.....

Pool Safety

Pool fence program reaches 900th fence milestone
KTAR - Aug 28, 2012
United Phoenix Firefighters reached a milestone for their Adopt-a-Pool-Fence program on Tuesday, just in time for the Labor Day weekend.....

Fencing and Railroads

Fences Built At Site Of Fatal Train Accident; 911 Tapes Released
WBAL Radio - Aug 29, 2012
Howard County authorities and CSX have already taken steps to try to prevent another tragedy like the one that left two women dead when a coal train derailed earlier this month in Ellicott City. ...
U.P. to put fence along rail tracks in G.I.
Grand Island Independent  - Aug 29, 2012
GRAND ISLAND - Two months after a Grand Island teen was killed while cutting across Union Pacific railroad tracks in Grand Island, the railroad has made a commitment to fencing its in-town tracks....

Weird News

Two-faced cat gone viral - Aug 30, 2012
A rare two-faced kitty cat is turning heads. Venus has a unique face that's black with a green eye on one half, and orange-tabby with a blue eye on the other....

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