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Industry News

Fence Brokers Inc. Introduces Fortress Fence Inc. as New Distribution Partner
PRWeb - Jul 31, 2013
Fence Brokers Inc. introduces Fortress Fence Inc. as its newest distribution partner. Fortress Fence is a division of The Fortress Company, an innovative building products manufacturer focused on supplying and servicing the growing railing, fence and building product industries in North America. Fortress Fence is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative products specifically for the fence industry....
Cartell Announces That AFA Fence School Graduates Can Receive a Complimentary GateMate Gate Exit System - Jul 31, 2013
In recognition of their accomplishments, Cartell is offering AFA Fence School graduates one complimentary Cartell GateMate gate exit system with proof of course completion.....
Shou Sugi Ban: The Latest Trend in Fence Design
Wall Street Journal - Aug 2, 2013
AS A GARDEN DESIGNER, I'm a fan of dark fences. Their color provides an emphatic backdrop for plants, but doesn't compete for attention. Until recently, though, the only ways to achieve a fence in a sophisticated chocolate, gunmetal or charcoal shade were paint (fated to peel) or stain (likely to fade)....
Miller Edge Releases Spanish Versions of Specification Sheets for Access-Control Products
Professional Door Dealer - Jul 30, 2013
Miller Edge, a manufacturer of safety edges and sensing devices for the overhead door and access-control industry, has released Spanish versions for several of its specification sheets. The translated specification sheets include ME110, ME123 and CPT-223 Sensing Edge....
Franklin firm scores big with security contracts
Nashville Ledger - Aug 2, 2013
While its name may be better known for firearms, Franklin-based Smith & Wesson Security Solutions has been making inroads into broader, more physical security systems for the U.S. government.....

Decking Industry News

Better Deckbuilding Basics: Tips for High-Quality, Long-Lasting Decking Projects - Aug 3, 2013
Edison, NJ, August 03, 2013 –(– Each year, homeowners spend anywhere from a few thousand to tens of thousands of dollars to replace existing decks or build new ones in order to expand outdoor living spaces.....
AXION's 100% Recycled STRUXURE Commercial Decking Boards Installed on Historic Rail Trestle Rehabilitation Project
MarketWire - Aug 3, 2013
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ, Aug 01, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- AXION International Holdings, Inc. AXIH +0.10% , a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX(R) rail ties and STRUXURE(R) building products, announced today it has sold 1,600 of its STRUXURE(R) ....

Fence Contractors in the News

Mossy Oak Fence Company Strongly Promotes Pool Safety in the Heat of the Summer (press release) - Jul 30, 2013
Total Fence Inc. (, the leader in residential, industrial, and commercial fence and deck installation in the Greater Toronto Area, warns residents that the recent heat and humidity in the region could result in damage to fences, decks, and custom carpentry projects.....
Total Fence Inc., Toronto’s Premier Custom Fence and Deck Installer, Warns That Heat and Humidity Can Damage Fences, Decks, and Custom Carpentry - Aug 4, 2013
Orlando, FL, August 04, 2013 --( Mossy Oak Fence Company recognizes the importance of pool safety this summer by promoting proper fence installations to local homeowners.....

Local Government Issues

Capitol Zoning Commission to take up Dollar General, fence issues
Arkansas Times - Aug 5, 2013
I dropped the ball in following up on a recent story about continued efforts by two Quapaw Quarter residents to find a way around rules limiting the height of front-yard fences ....
State officials get pushback for fencing plan at Fort Knox
WCSH-6 - Aug 1, 2013
PROSPECT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Some tense debate heated up in Prospect Wednesday night over changes state officials are looking to make at historic Fort Knox.....
Safety fence leads to neighborly divide
WDSU - Aug 3, 2013
NEW ORLEANS —A fence blocking access to Newcomb Boulevard at Freret Street is causing a division in Uptown in more ways than one....
Interstate 70 ramps between Rifle, Canyon Creek to be affected by fencing project
Post Independentl - Aug 2, 2013
AS A GARDEN DESIGNER, I'm a fan of dark fences. Their color provides an emphatic backdrop for plants, but doesn't compete for attention. Until recently, though, the only ways to achieve a fence in a sophisticated chocolate, gunmetal or charcoal shade were paint (fated to peel) or stain (likely to fade)....

Community Issues

Fence to Set Dogs and Kids Apart at Spring Street Park
LA Downtown News Online - Aug 2, 2013
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The Spring Street park opened June 17, and was immediately hailed as a new Historic Core destination by area workers and residents. ...
Fundraiser for cemetery fence restoration
Petrolia Topic - Jul 30, 2013
A Dances for the Fences event is being held Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Oil Springs Youth Centre. Proceeds will be used for ongoing restoration and maintenance of the Oil Springs cemetery fence. ...
Ozarks Exposure: A sign to deter fence climbers
Riverhead Local - Aug 3, 2013
Riverhead Planning Board members Thursday night expressed concerns about the adequacy of a fence erected along the Costco Wholesale center boundary line with neighboring Foxwood Village and told Foxwood residents they would discuss it ...


Fences and Neighbors

Neighbour's fence leaves us no room
Echo News - Aug 5, 2013
A COUPLE claim they are fighting to get a fair share of their garden, which has been separated by a huge fence erected by their neighbour. ...
Woman faces court for whitewashing HER side of neighbour's fence
Express News - Aug 3, 2013
Riverhead Planning Board members Thursday night expressed concerns about the adequacy of a fence erected along the Costco Wholesale center boundary line with neighboring Foxwood Village and told Foxwood residents they would discuss it ...

Fences and Animals

Safe passage for all creatures on the A.C. Expressway - Aug 4, 2013
During the recent widening of a major South Jersey shore route, small endangered critters in the area faced a new danger. They would have to dodge yet another lane of rumbling trucks, buses, and cars, seemingly charging at the wildlife, in the middle of a pristine wildlife preserve.....
Will fences save Africa's lion king?
NBC News - Jul 30, 2013
The world's remaining lions are in trouble. There are simply too many humans hungry for the same land the majestic cats roam. The more the human population grows, the more the lion population plummets....
Baltics, Poland Planning Fence to Keep Out Diseased Wild Boar
ERR News - Jul 31, 2013
The four nations are planning to turn to the EU to help fund a fence that would keep wild boar, possibly infected with African swine fever, from roaming in from Russia and Belarus.....

Schools and Fences

School security assessment recommends safety improvements
WCYB - Aug 3, 2013
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - An in-depth look into a local school system's security threshold reveals strengths and weaknesses. Now, Washington County, Tennessee officials are working on improvements, and changes could be implemented in the very near future.....
Weston Middle School: Wetlands fencing project is under way
The Weston Forum - Aug 2, 2013
The Weston Board of Finance and Conservation Commission both gave their approval for a permanent fence to be installed around a new wetlands area behind Weston Middle School.....

Pool Safety

Make your pool safe with fences, alarms, rules, vigilance
Poughkeepsie Journal - Aug 5, 2013
The Flory family has a new swimming pool. The free-form in-ground pool features a natural design and setting, thanks to Rainbow Pools & Living Art Design in Fishkill......
Pool Safety Is a Hot Topic for Texas Legislators
PRWeb - Jul 29, 2013
The state of Texas has no legislation mandating pool safety devices to keep children safe, but Challenger Fence Inc., a fence company in New Jersey urges that people install fences around their pools to help keep children safe.......

DIY - Consumers

Should We Build a Fence So Buyers Won’t Worry About Privacy?
New York Times - Jul 31, 2013
Q. Our neighbors can see straight into our house from their backyard. Should we build a fence so buyers won’t worry about privacy?.....

USA Mexico Border Fence

In Fence-Building, Border Security Trumps Conservation - Aug 2, 2013
SAN DIEGO — It’s a clear, breezy morning on the scrubby hills overlooking the Tijuana River Valley. U.S. Border Patrol jeeps cruise the dirt roads that switchback up and down the hills along the border fence....
Study: Mexican Migrants Aren't Deterred by Border Fences
ABC News/Univision - Aug 2, 2013
The Senate passed an immigration bill in June that would devote $46.3 billion to border fencing, drones, and agents......

Fencing and Airports

Airport fence through Ore. internment camp opposed
Asian Weekly - Aug 2, 2013
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Japanese-American groups and individuals are questioning plans to build a fence around the Tulelake Airport that would cut through the site of the World War II era Tule Lake internment camp....

Picture of the Day

Ozarks Exposure: A sign to deter fence climbers
News-Leaser - Aug 5, 2013
Some things just cause me pause in my travels around town. It was a “No Trespassing” sign this time, hanging on a security fence surrounding a small complex of storage units......

Weird News

Film shoot nearly turns deadly when staged robbery brings out real cops
Canoe - Aug 3, 2013
A movie shoot in California nearly turned deadly when cops mistook a staged robbery for a real one. Cops in Glendora, just east of L.A., rushed to Classic Coffee Thursday morning after someone reported seeing two armed suspects in hoodies and masks enter the coffee shop.....

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