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Industry News

Fantastic Loop Seminar at Amazon San Diego
PRWeb - Aug 20, 2013
Brian and Shawna Dickson of BD Loops, took a trip down to Amazon San Diego on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, where Amazon was hosting an “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar. Teaching the loop seminar is no problem for the Dicksons, but what made the day special was the enthusiasm of the students....
Ivy Fence Roll From Geranium Street Floral Is Hot New Product for Backyard Privacy
PRWeb - Aug 13, 2013
San Marcos, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 The Ivy fence rolls from Geranium Street Floral are made of UV rated polyurethane and last for years in intense sunlight without fading....
Modern Fence Technologies Announces New 2013 Catalog
PRWeb - Aug 15, 2013
Modern Fence Technologies has launched a new online catalog, featuring all American made hardware for professional fence installers. As its name states, this first phase of MFT's new catalog includes all of the innovative and value engineered hardware that they are known for in the industry, including several new features and items....
Texas A&M Transportation Institute to set bollard standards
BetterRoadsMagazine - Aug 16, 2013
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is working on a solution to vehicles crashing into buildings. The institute announced last month that it is looking for a way to strengthen of the concrete poles known as bollards that are designed to act as a barrier between vehicles and buildings..

Decking Industry News

Trex Elevations® And Trex Pergola(TM) Named 'Best New Products'
MarketWatch - Aug 19, 2013
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, recently announced that Trex Elevations® and Trex Pergola(TM) have been named to the respective 2013 "101 Best New Products" lists of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler, two of the industry's most esteemed trade journals. Earlier this year, both product lines were enhanced to offer greater performance and design flexibility....
Fiberon Hires Shellie Sellards as Vice President of Marketing
MFRtech - Aug 19, 2013
NEW LONDON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiberon®, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, announces the hiring of Shellie Sellards as the vice president of marketing. Shellie will officially join Fiberon by month's end and report directly to the company's president, Doug Mancosh. ...
Manasquan Premium Fasteners Brings on Grabber's DeckMaster Deck Clip Product Line
SF Gate - Aug 19, 2013
Manasquan Premium Fasteners, LLC, a leading online provider of stainless steel and other premium fasteners to the residential, commercial and marine construction industries, now carries Grabber’s DeckMaster Deck Clip product line. ...
Azek and TimberTech parent company sold to pension fund
BetterRoadsMagazine - Aug 19, 2013
CPG International Inc. announced Monday that it entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds managed by Ares Management LLC and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers)...

Fence Contractors in the News

Forney Fence Supply celebrates grand opening at newly renovated HWY 80 facility - Aug 18, 2013
The name may sound familiar - that's because Forney Fence Company has been in Forney since January of 2005. Forney Fence Company was previously located on FM 1641 near Country Smokehouse...
Fencing contractor leaves state, customers behind
KVAL - Aug 19, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - Carla Ramirez said she did everything right when hiring a contractor. She checked with the state for complaints and whether Premium Fencing and Construction had a current license...
Qual Line Fence male employee MedFlighted with injury
Waunakee Tribune - Aug 14, 2013
65-year=old male employee of Qual Line Fence in Waunakee was transported by Waunakee EMS to the Waunakee Airport, where the Fire dept set a landing zone for MedFlight to transport to UW Hospital, around 12:15 on Aug. 14....
Fences for Sale at the Fence King Become Easier to Browse and Purchase Online After Website Upgrade
SBWire - Aug 19, 2013
Having earned a reputation in the industry for their wonderful selection of high-quality, attractive and durable fences for sale, The Fence King has become the most trusted name in fencing for residential, commercial and industrial purposes ....
Rick’s Fencing Announces Annual Ugliest Fence Contest
Fort Mills Times - Aug 14, 2013
During the month of August, Oregon and Washington state residents are encouraged to submit photos of their ugliest, most atrocious looking fence in need of replacement for consideration in Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking’s annual Ugliest Fence Contest.....

Local Government Issues

KDOT to begin field survey for guard fence improvements on U.S.75
Osage County News - Aug 18, 2013
Having earned a reputation in the industry for their wonderful selection of high-quality, attractive and durable fences for sale, The Fence King has become the most trusted name in fencing for residential, commercial and industrial purposes ....
Electric fence around landfill composting area deemed best hungry bear deterrent
Aspen Daily News - Aug 14, 2013
Staff at the Pitkin County Landfill will try installing an electric fence around the facility’s composting area to keep hungry bears away, after the Pitkin County commissioners voiced support for that approach on Tuesday. ....
County Will Build Fence to Control Rancho Bonito Entry
The Ledger - Aug 16, 2013
BARTOW | County workers will begin erecting a fence along the boundary of the troubled Rancho Bonito subdivision within the next couple of weeks to control access and reduce illegal activity in this remote corner of Polk County.. ....
Fencing out homeless in North Side to restart with new materials
Trib Live - Aug 16, 2013
PennDOT crews finally have the materials they need to resume work on Wednesday on the North Side to barricade areas under Interstate 279 that the homeless used as makeshift encampments for years, a department spokesman said.....


Community Issues

Dog owner: Fence at dog park is a safety risk
KTNV - Aug 16, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Action News is getting results over a safety concern at a Las Vegas Valley dog park. A stroll across the lawn at the Charlie Frias dog park is supposed to end at the perimeter fence, except if you're a Yorkie named Casey or Sarge. Both dogs easily clear the gaps near the gates....
Fixes coming for historic cemetery fence, tombstone in Smithtown - Aug 16, 2013
About one year after being knocked down by Hurricane Sandy, a portion of a white iron fence at the historic Smithtown Cemetery on Nissequogue River Road will be replaced and with it a headstone that toppled over....
9th Square Merchants Relieved By New Fence
New Haven Independent - Aug 16, 2013
Antoine Johnson takes the No. 4 bus out to Branford Hall where he’s training to do medical billing. He often takes the bus from Chapel at Orange. At night, waiting can be scary at the stop, which abuts a secluded mini-park called “The Lot.”...
Fencing Fourth and Hill and Angels Knoll Was a Dumb Decision
LA Downtown News - Aug 19, 2013
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - As a neighborhood in the midst of an ongoing rebound, Downtown Los Angeles faces plenty of challenges. In the long run what is important is less the spark of a problem than how it is addressed....

Schools and Fences

Fence to close Sandy Hook school entrance
News Times - Aug 19, 2013
NEWTOWN -- A black iron fence is expected to soon replace the concrete barriers and orange traffic cones erected to block the Dickinson Drive entrance to the now-vacant Sandy Hook Elementary School....
SMBSD Explains Security Fence Project
KCOY - Aug 16, 2013
SANTA MARIA - The Sandy Hook school shooting last December in Connecticut has school districts across the country taking steps to improve campus safety. The Santa Maria Bonita School District is putting up fences around its older, more open campuses, among other safety measures....
SM-Bonita OKs funds for fencing project
Santa Maria Times - Aug 16, 2013
School board members approved a $449,800 bid Wednesday night for a districtwide fencing project to improve school safety measures. Pedestrians might begin to notice work on a school-by-school basis within the next two weeks, according to Matt Beecher, assistant superintendent of business.....

Art and Fences

‘Chain-link Grannies’ decorate park fences with hundreds of knitted, crocheted squares
Ottawa Citizen - Aug 15, 2013
OTTAWA — A new gang is roaming Elmvale Acres parks and it’s armed with crochet needles. The Chain-link Grannies, as they have dubbed themselves, are on a mission to beautify their neighbourhood’s parks by dressing up chain-link fences with colourful crocheted and knitted squares.....
Public art installation tackles harbour fence
The Telegram - Aug 19, 2013
One of the presenting artists for the annual Art Marathon Festival in St. John’s applied his skills to a structure whose existence has been a point of contention for some residents of the city.....
Port authority removes art from fence -  The Telegram - Aug 20, 2013
Oak Park housing development will incorporate art into fence
Oak Park - Sun Times - Aug 15, 2013
The fencing design for an affordable housing development at the intersection of Madison Street and Grove Avenue in Oak Park doesn’t appear to be nearly as controversial as the overall project has been with the community in the past. ....
Fabulous Fence Festival at ArtSpace
Mountain Times - Aug 17, 2013
Have you painted your picket yet? If not, now’s your chance. The Watauga County Arts Council’s Fabulous Fence Festival takes place this Saturday, Aug. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace in Boone ....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Group wants moose-detection systems removed, fencing installed
The Telegram - Aug 16, 2013
The Save Our People Action Committee (SOPAC) has said it has had enough when it comes to problems with the province’s highway moose-detection system.....
FWP removes old fencing, barrier to antelopes
Great Falls Tribune - Aug 19, 2013
GREAT FALLS, MONT. — A deadly barbed-wire fence that scores of antelope encountered each year west of Nashua was removed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks earlier this week, giving the animals a better chance of surviving annual migrations....

Fencing and Railroads

CHELSEA: DDA plans railroad fence, property development
Chelsea Standard - Aug 17, 2013
CHELSEA — The Chelsea Downtown Development Authority agreed to install a decorative barrier fence along the railroad tracks by the depot, between Main and East Streets, at their regular meeting August 15....
Decorative fence to enclose Dennis the Menace locomotive next week
Monterey Herald - Aug 15, 2013
Engine 1285 — the old locomotive in Dennis the Menace Park — will be framed by a new decorative fence to be installed by Monterey city workers on Tuesday...


Jail-fence fix about $20,000
Roane County News - Aug 14, 2013
Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said jail inmates have become quite resourceful at making holes in the fence at the exercise yard....

Weird News

Chinese zoo closed after 'African lion' revealed to be a dog
Canoe - Aug 15, 2013
BEIJING – A zoo in central China has been closed after visitors were outraged to discover its lion was really a bushy and barking Tibetan mastiff.....

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