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Industry News

Linear Now Offers Spanish Language Live Support for Technical and Customer Service
Press Release - Apr 24, 2013
Linear LLC, a leader in residential and commercial access control, security, and health and wellness solutions, announces Spanish language live support for both its Technical Service and Customer Service departments....
May is National Drowning Prevention Awareness Month
Press Release - Apr 30, 2013
Join D&D Technologies to promote industry awareness. If you haven't yet started to promote National Drowning Prevention Awareness month, here are a few ideas to help you get going.....
Access-Control Manufacturer LiftMaster Sponsors Firefighter Combat Challenge
Professional Door Dealer - Apr 25, 2013
LiftMaster, a manufacturer of commercial door operators and garage door openers, sponsored the Firefighter Combat Challenge (FCC) at the 2013 Fire Department Instructor Conference (FDIC), April 22-27 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind...
Reliance Foundry Launches New Line of Steel Pipe Bollards
PRWeb - Apr 30, 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. ....
Texas Fabricator Uses U.S.-Built Powder Coating Equipment to Compete Against Foreign Import
PRWeb - Apr 26, 2013
AAdvantage Panels and Fence, a fabrication company based in Whitney, Texas, recently acquired a new powder coating system built by Reliant Finishing Systems in Alabama. The U.S.-made equipment has enabled AAdvantage to compete with Asian companies that have historically dominated the decorative fencing market...

Decking Industry News

Ill. Class Action Lawsuit Targets Manufacturer of AZEK Polyvinylchloride Decking
Harris Martin - Apr 29, 2013
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A class action lawsuit filed April 25 in Illinois alleges that the manufacturers of AZEK decking has failed to honor its lifetime warranty on the product by refusing to acknowledge that the product is susceptible to degredation and discoloration when exposed to heat and sunlight. ....
A.E.R.T.'s MoistureShield® Composite Decking Helps Children's Charity Raise $40,000
PRWeb - Apr 24, 2013
What have you done with your decking lately? MoistureShield is going beyond the backyard deck to help children in the Northwest Arkansas Community through CASA. CASA of Northwest Arkansas hosted their 10th Annual Playhouse Palooza Construction Bash on Saturday, April 13, where they auctioned more than 100 items, . ....

Fence Contractors in the News

Texas Fence Co. Celebrates 10th Anniversary
PRNewswire - Apr 24, 2013
Fences provide property owners with numerous benefits. For example, different types of fences may promote property security, add curb appeal, define property lines, create privacy around the property, and more......

Local Government Issues

Fencing goes up to block Sylvan Island bridge in Moline
Quad City Times - Apr 29, 2013
A contractor is expected to begin work today to make it more difficult for people to cross the bridge at Sylvan Island, which has been deemed too dangerous, even for foot traffic......
City wants to buy fencing for outdoor dining
Charleston Gazette - Apr 25, 2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Under a proposed planning bill, the city of Charleston would buy and maintain fencing for restaurants that want to offer outdoor dining to customers.......

Community Issues

Bronx Residents Wrangle With City Over Responsibility for Broken Fence
DNAinfo - Apr 26, 2013
CLAREMONT — Half a block long and about seven feet high, the chain-link fence along Sheridan Avenue separates the sidewalk from a narrow no-man’s land atop a steep retaining wall.....
Harbour Fence Work Underway
VOCM - Apr 29, 2013
Work has officially begun on the controversial harbour fence in St. John's. Crews could be seen this weekend clearing sidewalk along the east end of Harbour Drive. The Port Authority is erecting a permanent security fence.....
Fence 'safety caps' to be installed on Berlin fields
Meriden Record-Journa - Apr 25, 2013
Last year a child on the Berlin Little League team knocked his two front teeth out while playing baseball on Petit Field as he ran to catch the ball, according to Ann Maria Dunn, president of the Parents Auxiliary....

DIY - Consumers

How to imagine, plan, design and install a backyard fence
Lancaster Online - Apr 26, 2013
Is the idea of a fence on a residential property to keep the kiddos safe, contain Fido, screen an area for privacy or create a decorative backdrop for landscaping?....
Cost-effective fencing options
Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier - Apr 26, 2013
Fencing serves many purposes. Some homeowners erect a fence for privacy, while others do so to contain pets and children. Because fencing can be expensive, some homeowners look for ways to cut costs, which can be relatively easy....

Fences and Neighbors

Legal Disputes 'Tearing Apart' Lakefront Neighborhood
Lakewood-OH.Patch - Apr 29, 2013
A few lawsuits have recently been filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court stemming from disagreements between neighbors on Kenneth Drive and Kenneth Lane......


Fencing and Railroads

New Light Rail Line Security Fences Being Breached
CBS Local - Denver - Apr 24, 2013
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Regional Transportation District’s new west light rail line begins service Friday, but not without a safety concern......

Pool Safety

A children's injury prevention group says proposed changes to pool fencing laws may lead to more young people drowning.
Radio New Zealand - Apr 24, 2013
(The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is calling for submissions for suggested changes to the pool fencing act.Under the changes, spa pools with lockable lids....

Stolen Fences

New law clamps down on metal thieves
Kingman Daily Miner - Apr 28, 2013
KINGMAN - Storm drain covers. Railroad tracks. Miles of fence posts. Copper used as conduit in foreclosed homes. If it's metal, thieves will steal it and sell it - and they'll destroy somebody's property to make it happen....
Sheriff's office investigates theft of fence chargers
Fremont Tribune - Apr 25, 2013
The Dodge County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Tuesday report of the theft of two solar-powered fence chargers for an electric fence.....

Fencing and NASCAR

Daytona Speedway announces changes to fence damaged by race accident
CNN - Apr 24, 2013
(CNN) -- In response to a crash during a February race at the Daytona International Speedway that injured dozens of spectators in the stands, officials at the track will add cables on crossover gates and tether the frames of the gates to posts in time for NASCAR....

Fences and Animals

A ‘shocking’ way to store food in bear country
Yellowstone Gate - Apr 25, 2013
It used to take students on National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) courses up to an hour to hang their food in bear country. While students still learn how to properly hang food, they don’t often do it in the backcountry. Instead they use electric bear fences.....
Good fences make safe lions
Los Angeles Times - Apr 25, 2013
During the 1960s, when most African nature reserves were being established, lions tended to be born free. But today, freedom doesn't always serve them well.......

International Borders

South Africa: Government Must Urgently Erect Fencing Between Kruger National Park and Mozambique
AllAfrica - Apr 25, 2013
The IFP calls on Government to urgently erect border fencing and deploy armed forces between Mozambique and Kruger National Park. IFP Spokesperson on Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mrs. Connie Zikalala MP, said, "Government should do everything in their power to protect our wildlife and heritage....
African migrants still scaling security fence on Israel-Egypt border
Haaretz - Apr 25, 2013
A number of African migrants have managed to scale the security fence that Israel has been building on its border with Egypt.......
Monastery loses court battle on Israeli security fence
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - Apr 26, 2013
(JTA) -- A Catholic monastery and convent near Bethlehem lost a seven-year legal battle against the building of Israel's West Bank security fence on its land.......

Weird News

President of Botswana clawed by cheetah
Canoe - Apr 29, 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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