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Industry News

CertainTeed Receives Third-Party Safety Designation for EverNew® Oxford Vinyl Railing Systems with Glass Balusters, Opening Door to Increased Exterior Design Options
Press Release  - Apr 15, 2013
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – The CertainTeed® EverNew® Oxford Vinyl Railing System with glass balusters now meets the standards of Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI), according to a new code compliance research report (CCRR) released by the independent third-party testing agency. Ultimately, the report provides building professionals with a wider variety of attractive exterior design options from CertainTeed....
April Marks Completion of Arlington National Cemetery Fence Restoration Project
PRWeb  - Apr 15, 2013
Representatives from Modern Fence Technologies joined members of the fence industry to replace a section of fence at the Arlington National Cemetery, as part of a multi-year improvement project taken on by the North American Fence Contractors Association. The project grew out of a desire to “give back” in a way that honors our nation's heroes....
Electric fence products energise farm sector  - Apr 10, 2013
Farmers will have enhanced control and protection of their livestock and crops following Massey industrial designer Tony Parker's latest collaboration with technology company Gallagher, on a top-line series of new products that alert farm workers to potential faults in their electric fencing system. ....
Vehicle Loop Detectors from EMX Industries for Both Commercial and Residential Applications
SBWire - Apr 4, 2013
Vehicle loop detectors require a high level of accuracy, reliability and longevity, and the entire range of products available from EMX Industries, Inc. provides all of that and more. EMX manufacturers a number of different vehicle loop detection systems which can be used in nearly any application, including for commercial and residential customers ....
Acoustic Fences - 6 Reasons Why They Are Ideal For Suburban Residences
PRWire - Apr 10, 2013
Suburban neighbourhoods can hardly be called noise-free zones. If you live in one, you might crave some peace and quiet but fail to find it, even in your own back yard. There is always some form of noise to intrude upon your siesta, be it the traffic outside, the construction in progress nearby or the friendly chatter of your next door neighbour ....

Decking Industry News

Trex® Named Number One in Brand Familiarity and Usage in Builder Magazine's 2013 Study
Herald Online  - Apr 15, 2013
WINCHESTER, VA., APRIL 15, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ -- Trex, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has once again captured three first-place rankings in Builder magazine's 2013 Brand Use Study....
MoistureShield’s New Website Features Enhanced User Experience & Streamlined Design
PRWeb - Apr 12, 2013
Building and design professionals, building material dealers and homeowners will find the recently revamped easy to navigate and visually inspiring for creating beautiful, long-lasting, wood-plastic composite decks.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Wauwatosa, WI Fence Company Increases Service Area
PRWeb  - Apr 15, 2013
A Milwaukee-based fencing company recently saw the need to expand it’s business into an under-served areas in the southeastern part of the state. So, the company expanded in Wauwatosa....

Local Government Issues

Proposed fence regulations return to Wildomar planners
U-T San Diego  - Apr 15, 2013
Wildomar planning commissioners are scheduled Wednesday to review proposed fence regulations that would limit the height of front-yard barriers. ...
Council slammed over ugly new fencing
Leamington Observer  - Apr 11, 2013
COUNCIL chiefs are copping flak for replacing a “beautiful” old iron picket fence in Warwick with eyesore industrial fencing. The fencing borders the path by Priory Medical Centre, and Warwickshire County Council's staff car park, in Priory Park. ...
New Statehouse fence displaces bus riders
Columbus Dispatch  - Apr 13, 2013
For COTA riders looking to hop a bus at Broad and High streets, the wait appears to be (mostly) standing room only now. A wrought-iron fence is going up around three sides of the Statehouse, including atop the short walls that face Broad and High streets...
Fencing scheme will enhance Shields estate
Shields Gazette  - Apr 12, 2013
GARDENS on an East Shields estate are getting a £359,000 spruce-up. About 100 properties owned by South Tyneside Homes will benefit from new back garden fences and brick walls at the front....
Governor Takes Another Run at Proposed Prison Fence
Shakopee.Patch  - Apr 9, 2013
One of Shakopee's perennial political problems have resurfaced: This week, Gov. Mark Dayton took another stab at a proposed perimeter fence around the Shakopee prison, a measure which has repeatedly failed over the last 10 years....

Community Issues

Residents Speaking Out Against Proposed Fence Around Muirfield Village Golf Club
10-TV  - Apr 11, 2013
DUBLIN, Ohio - Residents in Dublin spoke out against a proposed fence around the Muirfield Village Golf Club. Course officials reportedly told the Muirfield Homeowners Association that a four-foot high, black wrought iron fence is under consideration....
Why Do You Have a Fence in Front of Your Home?
Ocean Beach Rag  - Apr 13, 2013
A few days ago I realized that every single piece of residential property on my City Heights block, save one, has a fence and or a gate between the residence and the street. The business at the end of the block is also completely fenced....
Fence plans for Leesport site concern neighbors
Reading Eagle  - Apr 12, 2013
Neighbors of a parcel on Washington Street told Leesport Borough Council that they are concerned about plans to put a 4-foot-high fence around the site. The property is owned by the Schuylkill River Greenway Association, but is in the process of being turned over to Leesport and Bern Township....

Fences and Animals

Wolf-wary ranchers fence in their cattle
Seattle Times  - Apr 15, 2013
WENATCHEE — Ross Hurd spent last week building fences on his family’s cattle ranch, then brought their cows home from the open range over the weekend.....
State divided on rabbit proof fence
Weekly Times Now  - Apr 10, 2013
"This bit of fence will finish off the job of fencing all of the agricultural land in the ... of appropriate barrier fences to address feral animal problems like wild dogs"....

DIY - Consumers

Fencing Options Can Fit Any Style Or Budget
Webster Kirkwood Times  - Apr 15, 2013
PHILLIPSBURG — Police are investigating the theft of a chain link fence from the back porch of a residence on the first block of Bennett Street on March 22, police said.....
Advice on fences, walls and sheds
Shore News Today - Apr 10, 2013
The great American poet Robert Frost certainly got it right when he wrote “Good fences make good neighbors.” Maintaining good neighborly relations as well as an orderly community is why Absecon’s zoning law includes certain reasonable restrictions on the construction of fences, walls and sheds....

Fencing and Volunteers

Mending fences, recovering from bushfire: the Blazeaid volunteer army needs your help  - Apr 15, 2013
ABC Victoria is making a special call to the public to support Blazeaid and the work it is doing to help farmers back on their feet in bushfire affected areas from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria......

Stolen Fences

Chain link fence reported stolen from Phillipsburg residence  - Apr 15, 2013
PHILLIPSBURG — Police are investigating the theft of a chain link fence from the back porch of a residence on the first block of Bennett Street on March 22, police said.....
Alleged fencing thieves caught
Lucerne Valley Leader  - Apr 11, 2013
EAST APPLE VALLEY • A routine traffic stop in east Apple Valley netted a load of fencing stolen from Fisher Ranch in Lucerne Valley last week......

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbours feud over fence
Winnipeg Free Press  - Apr 11, 2013
The Berlin Wall. The Great Wall of China. The 1.8-metre-high black chain-link fence on Day Street in Transcona. This local partition has become a symbol of an escalating feud between two neighbours who live in a side-by-side home -- Darcy and Mary Krakalovich on the southern half, and Raymond and Barb Korb on the northern portion. .....


USA Mexico Border Fence

Bill seeks to mend fences along border  - Apr 9, 2013
AUSTIN — Landowners are telling lawmakers that police chasing smugglers through the borderlands cause more than $100,000 in property damage every year ...
Arkansas company introduces unique ‘invisible fence’ solution at Border Security Expo
Government Security News  - Apr 15, 2013
In one the most unusual technology offerings at the 2013 Border Security Expo in Phoenix, AZ, Sentry Visions LLC, of Siloam Springs, AR, introduced its patent-pending concept of applying a fluorescent, non-toxic earth mineral-based material ...

International Border Fences

Saudi border fence threatens to impose real siege on Yemeni people
Middle-East-Online  - Apr 15, 2013
RIYADH - Saudi Arabia is resuming a project abandoned in 2004 to build a three-metre (10-foot) fence the length of its border with Yemen, a Saudi newspaper confirmed on Friday....
Israel fences off its Syria problems
The National  - Apr 11, 2013
TEL AVIV // Ever since Israel fought against Arab states, including Syria, in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, its eastern border with Syria and Jordan has been quietest. On its northern frontier, Israel battled in 2006 for a month with the Lebanese group Hizbollah, which continues to expand its arsenal in preparation for the possibility of further hostilities.....

Weird News

Newlywed discovers husband already married through Facebook
Canoe - Apr 15, 2013
An Australian woman discovered her new husband was already married after his first wife contacted her on Facebook....

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