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Industry News

D&D Technologies changes gate hardware. Forever
Press Release - Apr 5, 2013
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA: D&D Technologies’ LokkLatch® Magnetic, is a gate hardware industry-first, magnetic latching system that fits any metal, wood & vinyl square post, offers coordinating trim covers, which match gate hinges. ....
How to reduce noise around the home with a fence
Press Release - Apr 3, 2013
If you’ve ever had your sleep interrupted by the constant barking of your neighbour’s dog or the clatter from a nearby construction site, you know how irritating such noise can be. Sure, you can dismiss it as an unavoidable part of suburban living, but you’re not really as helpless as you think. ....
Electric fence products energise farm sector (press release) - Apr 3, 2013
Electric fence products energise farm sector. 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,...® Partners with LiftMaster® to Integrate Garage Door Control with Home Security Platform
digitaljournal - Apr 9, 2013, the leading provider of connected home services, and LiftMaster, the number one brand of professionally installed residential and commercial door operators and access control products in the world...
Utility industry technology helps farmers and ranchers build and repair wire fences
AG Weekly - Apr 3, 2013
MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO - Preformed Line Products (Nasdaq: PLPC) today announced the national launch of Ranchmate™, a line of measurably superior wire fence construction and repair products. ....

Decking Industry News

Trex Products Secure Top Honors from ADEX Program
AZOM - Apr 4, 2013
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has won four 2013 Platinum Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) for two new additions to its revolutionary Trex Transcend® decking and railing system, as well as for the high performance Trex Elevations® Steel Deck Framing and the stylish and durable Trex Pergola ™....
AZEK® Deck Named #1 in "Quality" in BUILDER Magazine's 2013 Brand Study
MarketWatch - Apr 4, 2013
AZEK Deck has been named the number one brand in "Quality" in Builder Magazine's 2013 Brand Study in the Composite/PVC Decking category. This marks the second year in a row that AZEK Deck has received this recognition from Builder Magazine's annual reader survey that covers 70 different product categories....

Fence Contractors in the News

Long® Fence Sponsors Maryland SPCA’s 2013 March for the Animals - Apr 8, 2013
Long® Fence is honored to help support the Maryland SPCA by sponsoring the organization’s annual March for the Animals fundraiser. The 2013 March for the Animals walk-a-thon and activities will be held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Druid Hill Park, 3001 East Drive, Baltimore, MD....
Woman Pays $2,000 For New Fence, After 2 Months Job Still Not Done
Everything Lubbock - Apr 8, 2013
"I am left with a mess out here and no fence," Ransom said. All Mary Ransom wants is a safe place for her grandchildren to play. "Somebody could grab them across the fence out front and they climb across the fence," Ransom said. "So I wanted a fence out back where they could play and I wouldn't have to worry about them."....
Offence taken over shutdown
Mandurah Coastal Times - Apr 8, 2013
CONSUMER Protection is warning people about a “rogue” fencing contractor after at least six residents in the Peel region were allegedly left thousands of dollars out of pocket.....

Local Government Issues

North Charleston to re-consider limits on residential fences and hedges
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) - Apr 8, 2013
A controversial set of regulations that would limit the height of residential fences in North Charleston, particularly on corner lots, returns to the city’s Planning Commission tonight....
Jeffersonville sewer board approves fence plan
Newsandtribune - Apr 7, 2013
JEFFERSONVILLE — Jeffersonville’s Sewer Board has taken another step to beautify the area surrounding the 10th Street pump station.....
Grafton couple pleased with fence ruling
Globe Gazette - Apr 6, 2013
GRAFTON — A Grafton woman said she and her husband are pleased with this week’s decision by a Worth County District Court jury stating they must pay $400 toward building a fence on their property that they didn’t want, but the neighbor requesting the fence is responsible for maintenance and repair......
Would safety fences prevent suicide attempts from Maine’s bridges?
Bangor Daily News - Apr 4, 2013
VERONA ISLAND, Maine — A young man’s decision to jump off Penobscot Narrows Bridge on Monday raises questions about whether the state has a responsibility to prevent bridge suicides....
Fencing Purchase to Increase Safety at Veterans Memorial Park
Uppermoreland.Patch - Apr 4, 2013
Upper Moreland Township has approved the purchase of metal fencing at Veterans Memorial Park in an effort to increase safety at the streabank area....

Schools and Fences

School fence buy questioned
The Laurinburg Exchange - Apr 2, 2013
Several Scotland County commissioners wondered aloud at this week’s board meeting why the school system decided to spend a $109,000 windfall on perimeter fences for schools rather than offer the money back to the county...
County OKs $170K For School Security; Security Cameras, Visitor ID Systems Featured In Plan
MD coast dispatch - Apr 5, 2013
SNOW HILL -- A list of school safety improvements that the Worcester County Board of Education has been advocating for months was partially approved this week by the County Commission, but a few commissioners revealed a fear that county schools might soon resemble prisons....

Community Issues

Public Eye: Fallen West Utica fence removed
Utica Observer Dispatch - Apr 7, 2013
UTICA — An Oneida County legislator recently contacted Public Eye concerned about a fence near the corner of Stark and Noyes streets in the city...
Neighbors oppose 9-foot, wire deer fence in Solebury
Phillyburbs - Apr 3, 2013
Carversville residents packed the Solebury supervisors meeting Tuesday night to protest a plan that calls for installing a mesh-wire deer fence on a private property within the historic district of the quaint village....

Fences and Animals

Dangers of Invisible Fences for Dogs - Apr 8, 2013
She’s also a dog who requires, and is receiving, a great deal of exercise. The other day, my sister mentioned that they were considering installing an invisible fence for Stella so that she can get more exercise.....
Do changes to the Grand National fences really make the race safer? (blog) - Apr 4, 2013
The strange story that jockeys have been asked to ride more slowly in the Grand National on Saturday has not been explained. The demand to make the fences safer has made them more dangerous.....
New wild dog fence planned for outback Qld - Apr 3, 2013
Plans are being drawn up in central western Queensland for a new regional wild dog fence. Property owners, local government and industry representatives met yesterday in Barcaldine, east of Longreach....


DIY - Consumers

Making Your Own Backyard Paradise
New York Times - Apr 7, 2013
How much does it cost to have a beautiful yard? We asked Mark Word of Mark Word Design, a landscape and construction company in Austin, Tex., to look at photographs of a home in Dallas....
Fences, pools cop big insurance excesses - Apr 8, 2013
Insurers are imposing tough new $5000 excesses for some structures on residential properties which will save them millions of dollars in the next big natural disaster......

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbor accused of removing Rockport couple’s fence, trees
Bangor Daily News - Apr 8, 2013
ROCKPORT, Maine — A Rockport couple claim that 40 feet of fence and 13 trees on their property were illegally removed by a neighbor who owns the former town high school......

Community Fence Projects

Volunteers dig in to fix fences
Geelong Advertiser - Apr 8, 2013
HOMES destroyed in fire and floods are a common sight after a natural disaster but for farmers there's often an extra blow - losing critical fencing......

USA Mexico Border Fence

Arizona’s Border Fence Still Faces Obstacles
Pew Stateline - Apr 2, 2013
After nearly two years of preparation, an Arizona state senator says a plan will be unveiled in a few weeks to build a fence along the border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants......

Fencing and Railroads

Northern Railway to fence Tilak Bridge
Deccan Herald - Apr 2, 2013
The Northern Railway will erect high fences on both sides of Tilak Bridge – the rail bridge across Tilak Marg near ITO – so that trains heading towards it are not stopped simply because VIPs are travelling on the road beneath it. .....

Weird News

Flight diverted after family complains about movie
Canoe - Apr 5, 2013
A United Airlines flight was diverted after a family argued with the crew that Alex Cross, a detective thriller, is too violent and sexually explicit to be shown as an in-flight movie....

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