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Industry News

Linear Closes on Acquisition of 2GIG, Leading Provider of Home Automation and Home Security
Press Release  - Apr 1, 2013
Linear, LLC a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK), has closed on its acquisition of 2GIG Technologies, which will become part of the security and control group within Linear. The acquisition of 2GIG was announced by Nortek in February 2013.....
Fortress Railing Products Establishes Distribution Partnership with Huttig Building Products in Northern California
Press Release  - Mar 25, 2013
Fortress Railing Products, a leading innovator and manufacturer of railing products, announces its partnership with Huttig Building Products, one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of specialty building products....
Introducing's New Reinforced Edge
PRWeb - Apr 1, 2013
The strength and reliability that customers have come to expect from a DeerBusters poly deer fence has just improved, thanks to a little change that is sure to frustrate deer and keep gardens safe this spring....
Preformed Line Products Introduces Ranchmate, Fencing with a Twist
Building Online - Mar 28, 2013
MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OH -- Preformed Line Products (PLPC) announced the national launch of Ranchmate™, a line of wire fence construction and repair products. The AgSystems Division of Preformed Line Products (PLP) has applied its proprietary technology...
New sensor cable enables remote monitoring of miles of perimeter fencing - Mar 29, 2013
Airports, nuclear power stations, industrial and research sites, or even your own garden - there are many places that need to be protected against unauthorized access, and often protection is required 24 hours a day, seven days a weekp...
MIDE Products Fence Hooks Surpasses 100 Retail Outlets
PRWeb - Mar 26, 2013
MIDE Products announced today that they achieved the milestone of having their products in over 100 retail locations. Their Fence Hooks & Accessories product line is now available in over 130 brick and mortar stores in 20 states and numerous sites on the internet....
Irish-built plastic fences to make Grand National safer
Irish Independent - Mar 31, 2013
As part of a drive to make the event safer, new fences, including the infamous Becher's Brook, have been built in Ballinasloe, Co Galway. EasyFix, headed by former Galway hurler Michael Earls of Killimordaly, was awarded the six-figure contract to supply the "more forgiving" plastic internal structures for the fences....
Fence & Scaffolding Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
PRWeb - Mar 29, 2013
The Fence and Scaffolding Manufacturing industry's reliance on domestic construction levels has resulted in faltering performance over the past five years.....

Decking Industry News

Marketing campaign promotes redwood decking
Reno Gazette Journal - Mar 30, 2013
The Forest Products Initiative is a three-year collaboration among Humboldt Redwood Company, California Redwood Company and the Humboldt County Economic Development Division. Key to the campaign is a $750,000 grant from the Headwaters Fund.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Contractor on 'Most Wanted' list arrested in California
Reno Gazette Journal - Mar 30, 2013
A member of the Nevada State Contractors Board’s Most Wanted list in connection with a fencing job in the Reno area has been arrested in California, the board said Friday....

Local Government Issues

UTA installing new fences for pedestrian safety
WBIR - Mar 29, 2013
WEST JORDAN, Utah – UTA is taking new steps to increase the safety of commuters crossing TRAX and FrontRunner tracks....
Extended fence at Y-12 will affect protest spot
WBIR - Apr 1, 2013
An Oak Ridge group plans to fight a move that would gate off access to an area near the Y-12 National Security Complex entrance....
Trussville to install security fence at former Gold Kist
Trussville Tribune - Mar 28, 2013
The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved of going out to bid on 3,000 feet of six-feet-tall security fence to install around the former Gold Kist Inc. chicken processing plant on Will Pond Road....

Community Issues

Nonprofit Plans Privacy Fence at Mary Roberts Rinehart Nature Trail
Sewickley.Patch - Mar 26, 2013
The Osborne Train & Park Association plans to build a fence along the border between Route 65 and the Mary Roberts Rinehart Natural Park and Trail...
Concerns raised in Chester over solar farm fencing
Rutland Herald - Mar 29, 2013
CHESTER — A Connecticut man who owns land in Chester might need to reconsider how he plans to shield his proposed solar farm from abutting landowners...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

To Save the King of the Jungle, a Call to Pen Him In
New York Times  - Mar 27, 2013
After 35 years of field research in the Serengeti plains, Craig Packer, director of the Lion Research Center at the University of Minnesota, has lost all patience with the romance of African wilderness. Fences, he says, are the only way to stop the precipitous and continuing decline in the number of African lions....
[VIDEO] Man unharmed after bison rams him into a fence
Washington Post  - Mar 28, 2013
An unidentified man visiting Utah's Antelope Island State Park got closer to wildlife than he probably expected last weekend when a 1,500 pound bison rammed him into a fence. A park official said the man came through the incident unscathed, though "embarrassed and shell-shocked.....
Fencing out the Easter Bunny
Washington Post  - Mar 27, 2013
Without much coming up in the March garden, the sight of brightly colored eggs tucked into a yard’s greenery is a welcome one, especially if they are real eggs, home-dyed, rather than candy ones wrapped up in foil (though maybe my inner 4-year-old would differ)....

Airports and Fences

Fans upset by Va airport's fencing of massive oak
NBC-12 - Apr 1, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Fans of a massive white oak at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport are upset with security measures that have limited access to the 300-year-old tree.....


Fences and Neighbors

Pensioner, 83, changes name of his home to Ugly Fence House in row with couple next door 'who keep singing Neighbours theme tune at him
Daily Mail - Mar 26, 2013
A homeowner fed up with a row over a fence his neighbour put up between their houses has renamed his home 'Ugly Fence House'.....

USA - Mexico Border Fence

Fans upset by Va airport's fencing of massive oak
MSNBC - Mar 26, 2013
When RNC Chairman Reince Priebus came out with a post-election “autopsy” last week, he cited immigration as one of the areas where Republicans could use.....

Fences and Schools

Inadequate fences leave schools vulnerable
Daily Pilot - Mar 29, 2013
Are you considering adding a fence to your home this year? Fences have both practical and aesthetic value, but a badly conceived fence can be an eyesore and a source of conflict with neighbors....

Pool Safety

April Pools Day Brings Mock Drowning
NEWSNet-5 - Apr 1, 2013
“Drownings can occur any time of year in our community, but the risks increase as the weather warms up and swimming pools become a popular pastime for children and families,” says Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager, an active member of the Drowning Prevention Coalition. “April Pools Day is designed to generate community-wide awareness about the essential role..

DIY - Consumers

Angie's List: Choosing the right fence for your yard
NEWSNet-5 - Mar 26, 2013
Are you considering adding a fence to your home this year? Fences have both practical and aesthetic value, but a badly conceived fence can be an eyesore and a source of conflict with neighbors....

Weird News

Bears allowed on airplanes, and other April Fool's pranks
Canoe - Apr 1, 2013
If YouTube is shutting down and bears are going to be allowed on airplanes, it must be April Fool's Day. Google kicked off the prank-pulling when it announced Sunday it would shut down ....

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