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Industry News

Linear Concludes 2013 Dealer Council Meetings
Press Release - Aug 16, 2013
The third annual series was hosted in four cities and provided valuable insight on a range of topics, including: training, products, technology enhancements and more. ....
Access Fixtures Announces New Turtle Friendly LED Bollard Lights
ThomasNet News (press release) - Aug 23, 2013
WORCESTER, Mass., -- Access Fixtures is introducing LED turtle friendly lights to protect sea turtle hatchlings. Also known as wildlife lights, the turtle friendly LED bollard lights use 7 watt amber LEDs that are visible to humans, but not to turtles....
Introducing The New Slimline Series Optical Turnstiles From Designed Security, Inc.
PR Web (press release) - Aug 23, 2013
Designed Security, Inc. (DSI) announces the new Slimline Series Optical Turnstiles, a revolutionary solution for lobby access control that combines an elegant acrylic design with a turnstile barrier measuring less than seven inches wide...

Decking Industry News

Trex wins court approval to settle class action lawsuit
Plastic News - Aug 22, 2013
Plastic lumber major Trex Co. Inc. has preliminary court approval to settle a class action lawsuit alleging products had mold and color problems. Trex of Winchester, Va., announced the court decision Aug. 22. The U.S. District Court in San Francisco granted preliminary approval on Aug. 19....
Trex Launches Online Material Estimator Tool for Trex Elevations®
ThomasNet - Aug 22, 2013
WINCHESTER, Va. -- Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently launched a new Online Material Estimator Tool for its high-performance Trex Elevations(®) Steel Deck Framing System....

Fence Contractors in the News

EIN News (press release) - Aug 26, 2013
Barrett Southwest Fence, Inc., a San Diego fence contractor and installer, is pleased and excited to announce the company’s new professional painting and staining service...
Happy anniversary -- Chesterfield Fence & Deck Company
 Newsmagazinenetwork Aug 26, 2013
Chesterfield Fence & Deck Company recently celebrated 45 years in business with a customer appreciation event at its showroom at 620 Spirit Valley East Drive in Chesterfield Valley. The celebration included a live radio broadcast by 105.7 ...
Buffalo man sentenced to jail in fence scam
Buffalo News - Aug 26, 2013
A Buffalo man who accepted a $700 deposit for a fence job in Cheektowaga but never did the work was sentenced Monday to 15 days in jail. Keith L. Knox, 42, of Wheelock Street, received the maximum sentence from Cheektowaga Town Justice Paul Piotrowski, who noted Knox’s prior criminal record...

Local Government Issues

Council OKs shredder, fence for recycling facility
New Castle News - Aug 16, 2013
NEW CASTLE — A firm has been given approval for a shredder and fence at its proposed recycling facility on South Jefferson Street. At its regular meeting Thursday, New Castle City Council approved a conditional use for Upstate Shredding/Weitsman Recycling of Owego, N.Y....
Firestone fence project moving at steady gait
Morning Journal News - Aug 16, 2013
COLUMBIANA - While it is taking longer than expected to complete, a new fence around the football stadium at Firestone Park is being received well, according to Park Board President Ron Detwiler..
Fence considered for Aberdeen's Union Bridge due to people jumping
BBC - Aug 16, 2013
The proposal comes after councillors raised concerns at the number of people jumping - or threatening to jump - from Union Bridge. Officials are recommending councillors press ahead with a £120,000 project to add the new fence..

Community Issues

Historic iron fence will rise again in Mandeville
The Times-Picayune  - Aug 22, 2013
The city of Mandeville is the proud new owner of about 150 feet of old fencing. City workers picked up the 19th century iron fence from a lot on Lakeshore Drive after a property owner cut it down, apparently unaware of its historical significance.....
Toronto couple built six-foot fence to shield their property from hoarder’s cats and unsightly junk heap
National Post  - Aug 13, 2013
When Greg McLeod and Holly Sharpe moved into their Beach-area home five years ago, they thought they could tolerate the fridge on their neighbour’s porch and the group of cats that hung around.....
Metal fence collapses on to parked car in Grantham street
Grantham Journal  - Aug 20, 2013
Alan Scrarisbrick took the picture of the fence which is next to his house. He said: “The dangerous fence collapsed on to a parked car causing extensive damage. If a child or someone with a pram had been passing, serious injury could have resulted.”...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Group wants moose-detection systems removed, fencing installed
Gander Beacon - Aug 22, 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. “We want the system taken down. It’s been a failure ever since it was put there,” ....
Dingo numbers exploding south of dog fence force SA farmers to quit the wool industry
Daily Telegraph - Aug 21, 2013
DINGOES running rampant south of the dog fence are forcing graziers to switch from sheep to cattle and have sparked warnings the wool industry will become extinct without a new battleplan....
Behind the Waikato's predator-proof fence
Waikato Times - Aug 26, 2013
Waikato's newest wildlife sanctuary, created behind a predator-proof fence, is offering a sneak peak at its facilities. Motorists heading along State Highway 3 between Te Awamutu and Hamilton may have seen construction signs at the Rotopiko/Lake Serpentine Reserve, and a tall green fence snaking its way across the paddocks.....
Two injured deer destroyed after tangling with fence
ThisWeek Community News - Aug 21, 2013
Two deer were destroyed last week after tangling with the temporary fence at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Dublin police officers destroyed the animals after receiving reports of severely injured deer on Aug. 13 and 15 in Muirfield Village....
Zimbabwe: Rehabilitation of Perimeter Fence Boon for Communities
AllAfrica - Aug 22, 2013
The Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has completed the rehabilitation of part of the perimeter fence around the Gonarezhou National Park in southern Chiredzi that was vandalised by poachers and illegal settlers who invaded the wildlife-rich game reserve at the height of farm occupations.....


Schools and Fences

Clinton Township school board to spend $27K on security fencing at Spruce Run School
Hunterdon County Democrat  - Aug 26, 2013
CLINTON TWP. — The school board is expected to vote to spend about $27,000 for security fencing at Spruce Run Elementary School when it meets tonight at 7:30 at the middle school.....
Sandy Hook School: Fence to be installed
Politico - Aug 20, 2013
NEWTOWN, Conn. — Officials in Newtown, Conn., say crews will soon install a black iron fence to block the driveway of the school where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in December.....
Security fence to boost school safety at Booragul
Lakes Mail - Aug 21, 2013
LAKE Macquarie High School and Booragul Public School, which are on a shared site, will receive a security fence as part of the Schools Capital Works Program......

Fence Dispute

Preston settlement fence would cost $10,650
Norwich Bulletin - Aug 22, 2013
Preston, Conn. — A 650-foot chainlink fence that would be used to settle a dispute between two Preston property owners would cost $10,650, First Selectman Robert Congdon said recently...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Razor wire on fence ‘just one option’
Nogales International - Aug 20, 2013
A proposal to install razor wire on the border fence in Nogales appears to have been put on the back burner following a public outcry and opposition from local politicians....

DIY - Consumers

Fencing considerations
The Brazil Times - Aug 20, 2013
I often get asked, "How do you come up with the topics for your columns?" To be honest, there are four things that usually help me determine what to write about....

Weird News

Woman calls cops for advice on keeping pot plants secure
Canoe - Aug 23, 2013
LINDSAY, Ont. — There’s going to be the odd time when police can’t help you -- like, say, when you call them to ask how to protect the $6,000 in marijuana plants you’ve got growing in your house.....

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