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Industry News

mySalesman Launches Innovative Software for Fence Industry
Press Release - Apr 23, 2013
On April 8th, mySalesman released their lead prequalification software to the fence industry. Residential fence contractors can now sign up for the software subscription and implement it on their company’s website.....
ACTS Allows for Bus and Pedestrian Access to Logan Bus Depot
Press Release - Apr 17, 2013
TACOMA, Wa. | April 17, 2013 — TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), was installed by Scheidt & Bachmann at the Logan International Airport Green Bus Depot.....
Specification Online - Apr 18, 2013
Accoya, the high performance modified wood product, has been used to construct a mile-long fence through the heart of Glasgow city centre, in a spectacular nod to the city’s medieval history. ....

Decking Industry News

NyloDeck® Shares Global Insights on Emerging Technologies for Decking Materials
PRWeb - Apr 16, 2013
Global advancements in materials and manufacturing featured at The 2013 European Coatings Show and Congress are finding their way to the latest composite decking materials, according to Shae Brown, senior chemist at NyloBoard, LLC, who recently attended the Show in Nuremburg, Germany. NyloBoard produces NyloDeck®, a new generation of composite decking ....
AZEK Building Products Has Earth Day Choices for Greener Outdoor Living
PRNewswire - Apr 22, 2013
Each year around April 22nd, more than one billion people in approximately 192 countries participate in Earth Day-related activities to voice their concerns about the planet and how to protect it. With this year's theme focused on the worldwide issue of climate change.....
Trex Transforms over 2.5 Billion Pounds of Plastic and Wood Scrap into Eco-Friendly Outdoor Living Products
AZcom - Apr 19, 2013
For Trex, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, being "green" is good business. From 2007 through 2012 alone, the company salvaged and kept more than 2.5 billion pounds of plastic and wood scrap out of landfills......

Fence Contractors in the News

Houston Fence Company Receives City of Houston Prime Contractor Award at GPC 2013
Wall Street Journal - Apr 19, 2013
This past week, Fencemaster (the Fierro Group) was honored at an award breakfast held by the City of Houston's Government Procurement Connections. Fencemaster provides wrought iron fencing, chain link fencing, fencing repairs, pool fencing, gates, and access control for the City of Houston and was honored for being one of their top contractors this past year....
Sampson donates fence for playground
North Platte Telegraph - Apr 22, 2013
A plan to create a recreation park to serve all of the community received a jumpstart from Sampson Construction Co. this week. In partnership with Aero Fence, construction recently began on a 1,000-foot fence behind Osgood Elementary School, 495 W. State Farm Rd. The fence will ultimately...

Local Government Issues

City says pedestrian safety led to beautiful fence under I-10/I-35
KENS-5 - Apr 23, 2013
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio public works has erected a fence under Interstate-10/35, but not to protect any valuable assets under the state highway......
Statehouse fence sends wrong message
Columbus Dispatch - Apr 17, 2013
I respond to Saturday's Transportation Insider item “New Statehouse fence displaces bus riders.” The article said the Statehouse will be fenced on three sides.....
Get ready for 'cussing' and 'fighting' as new fencing board to be named
Regional News - Apr 18, 2013
The village of Palos Park is poised to name its fencing team. Or, to be precise, it will likely name ad-hoc committee members to come up with new language to regarding the village’s rules on front-year fences....
Fencing an option to stop 'mudding'
Des Moines Register - Apr 22, 2013
Fences and signs are being considered for an area along Four Mile Drive on Des Moines’ east side to help prevent people from driving trucks and off-road vehicles through the mud there.....
Council pledge over more River Avon safety fencing in Bath
This is Bath - Apr 23, 2013
The parents of a man who drowned after falling into the River Avon in Bath have been reassured that safety fencing will be extended to the spot where they think their son entered the water.....
The beauty of plastic fence
phillyburbs - Apr 21, 2013
Besides cost, aesthetics was always one of the more persuasive arguments in finally “selling” the largely two-lane Route 202 parkway between Doylestown and Montgomeryville....

Community Issues

Residents outraged at plan to fence off green
Clacton and Frinton Gazette - Apr 18, 2013
A CONTROVERSIAL plan for an industrial-style” fence to block access to a popular open area at Walton Mere has outraged residents.....
Good neighbors makes good fences
Napa Valley Register - Apr 18, 2013
Napa’s wine industry is famously generous in supporting the local community, from the grants generated by the Napa Valley Vintners for health and youth causes to the bottles of wine for local school and charity events....
Fuoco hopes new fence will make Walgreens area safer
Johnston Sunrise - Apr 18, 2013
About one year ago, District 1 Councilwoman Eileen Fuoco started getting calls from constituents about the area behind the Atwood Avenue Walgreens. Abutting St. Rocco Church and residential houses,....

Fences and Animals

Newman unleashes $30K for wild dog fence study - Apr 23, 2013
It is proposed the fence would span 800 kilometres, from near Windorah through the Longreach, Barcaldine and Blackall-Tambo shires. Mr Newman made the announcement during a visit to Barcaldine in the state's central-west yesterday. ....


Fencing and Airports

Sikorsky airport plans to move fence for safety
WTNH-8 - Apr 21, 2013
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)-- Pilots tell News 8 that right now landing at Sikorsky Memorial Airport can be tricky, blaming a fence at the end of the runway. ....

Fencing and Railroads

While families mourn, SEPTA tries to keep people off tracks
Phillyburbs  - Apr 22, 2013
In the Parkland section of Middletown, train tracks are easier to find than sidewalks. To get to the fast food restaurants and other hangout spots along Business Route 1, Parkland teens routinely cross the tracks that serve ...

DIY - Consumers

Home & Garden: Cost effective fencing options are available
The Saratogian - Apr 21, 2013
Because fencing can be expensive, some homeowners look for ways to cut costs, which can be relatively easy, especially for those homeowners willing to consider various materials when erecting their fence.....

Fences and Neighbors

Warring neighbours embroiled in row over fence
Lytham Today- - Apr 17, 2013
Residents will have to reduce the height of a newly-built fence surrounding their homes – after council officers were forced to intervene in a row between neighbours.....

Stolen Fences

Fences protecting A11 wildlife stolen
East Anglian Daily Times - Apr 23, 2013
SPECIAL fences erected to protect wildlife on the A11 are being stolen by gardeners, it is believed.....

International Borders

Yemen Times - Apr 17, 2013
There is fierce resentment among in Yemen over the new fence that Saudi Arabia is currently building along its frontier with Yemen, with some likening it to the controversial barrier Israel is building in an and around the West Bank......
Nepal installs solar fence on border to keep animals at bay
Times of India - Apr 17, 2013
BAHRAICH: To secure its crops from wild animals, Nepal installed a solar fence within an area of 15km on Indo-Nepal border under Dudhwa tiger reserve.....
Fresh calls for new border fence
The New Age Online - Apr 17, 2013
As the saying goes: “Fences only keep honest thieves out.” Nowhere is this more true than along the Kruger National Park’s roughly 200km border with Mozambique......

Weird News

Man writes resignation letter on a cake
Canoe - Apr 15, 2013
Chris Holmes found a sweet way to quit his job. He resigned on a cake. Holmes' resignation letter was neatly written with black icing on a spiced carrot pecan cake covered in white fondant, the Guardian reported....

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