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Industry News

BD Loops Pizza Wheel & Wedge Tool Revamped
Press Release - Dec 10, 2012
Easily roll Saw-Cut Loops to the bottom of the groove while standing by using the BD Loops Pizza Wheel & Wedge Tool. Many loop installers use screwdrivers, paint mixers, sticks, or other tools to stuff saw-cut loops into saw-cut grooves. .....
Global Fencing Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
PRWeb - Dec 8, 2012
Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "Fencing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global fencing market is expected to reach USD 29.1 billion .....
NAFCA Training School - 2014
Press Release - Dec 10, 2012
NAFCA Training School is Coming to Sebring Florida, February 6-8, 2014. The NAFCA provides quality, real-worldand cost effective fence building training from instructors with 250 years of combined experience...

Building Industry News

Construction Spending Rises 0.8 Percent in October
BuildingOnline - Dec 3, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during October 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $908.4 billion, 0.8 percent above the September estimate of $901.2 billion. ...
Wood-Plastic Composites Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
SBWire - Press Release - Dec 3, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during October 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $908.4 billion, 0.8 percent above the September estimate of $901.2 billion. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence company owner Bud Tholl, 91, dies
Reno Gazette-Journal  - Dec 6, 2012
Paul “Bud” Tholl, 91, owner of 101-year-old Tholl Fence Co., was known for his travels, his smile and his community contributions. “The man had a smile for everybody,” said Bud Tholl’s wife, Mimi. “If you engaged in a conversation with him, his interests were your ....
Contractor dies after alleged sledgehammer attack
Yahoo News  - Dec 6, 2012
Friends of a man who was killed in a park at Katherine in the Northern Territory say he was attacked with a sledgehammer ....

Local Government Issues

Rock County crews installing six miles of snow fencing
Gazettextr (registration required) - Dec 9, 2012
What it is: Rock County Public Works crews are working to install nearly six miles of snow fencing along roads. Although the work typically is finished by the end of November, road construction projects kept crews busy. Snow fencing installation will continue into December, Public Works Director Ben Coopman said.f.....
Granite Quarry sets rules on fencing
Salisbury Post  - Dec 4, 2012
GRANITE QUARRY — Residents in Granite Quarry now have guidelines to follow when it comes to erecting fences.....
Fence angers Kaplan property owners
KLFY-TV  - Dec 3, 2012
Some business owners in Kaplan are upset at their mayor after they found out a fence was being built directly in front of their property. All three businesses burned down last year from an accidental fire, leaving nothing left but a concrete slab. ....
City To File Suit Against Defiant Fence Owner
WWNY-TV  - Dec 3, 2012
The city of Watertown is looking to take legal action against Jacob Johnson, the owner of a controversial chain-link fence. Johnson is refusing to tear down the fence at his home on Mullin Street, even after city council rejected his request to keep it. ....
How does one fence differ from some others?
Watertown Daily Times  - Dec 8, 2012
Mr. Johnson put up a fence in violation of the city fence ordinance. That is a dispute between him and the city. I have a question about the ordinance. What is the problem with the fence that makes it in violation of an acceptable fence?.....

Community Issues

Duke Energy donates $1,000 toward EHS deer fence
Elkin Tribune - Dec 8, 2012
Duke Energy made a $1,000 contribution toward a deer fence Tuesday. Elkin High School’s environmental club has been working for more than a year to produce organic food in the school’s garden, located to the left of the main building. ....
Large fence blocks entrance to Mariner's Ridge trail
Hawaii News Now - Dec 8, 2012
HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Another fence has gone up at an Oahu hiking hotspot. This one is blocking the popular Mariner's Ridge trail in Hawaii Kai. The fence went up Thursday and painted Friday, but just because the trail is now blocked doesn't mean it won't be used.....
Deptford's disputed flag sculpture blocked off to install fence
South Jersey Times  - Dec 4, 2012
DEPTFORD TWP. — The controversial flag sculpture at Veterans Memorial Park has been cordoned off while the township prepares to install a fence at the site.....

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Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fences would protect mountain lions along toll road
Press-Enterprise  - Dec 9, 2012
A Southern California toll-road builder will consider spending millions to erect tall wildlife fencing, an attempt to curb mountain lion deaths on one of the deadliest wildlife corridors in the Santa Ana Mountain range.......
Cat-proof fence experiment under way at Kakadu
1011now.com  - Dec 8, 2012
A research project looking at the impact feral cats have on small native animals has been launched today in the Kakadu National Park. Two giant cat 'exclosures', both larger than 50 football fields, have been built near Kapalga in the Northern Territory......
Messy Mesh: Border Fence 'Forcing' Bears, Leopards To Stray Into Kashmire Villages...
1011now.com  - Dec 4, 2012
SRINAGAR: The three-tier fence along the Kashmir border, built by the Indian army to keep away infiltrating militants, is hampering the movement of wild bears ......
Fence on I-80 Brings Down Deer Collision Rates
1011now.com  - Dec 8, 2012
As Michael Albrecht strings up his Christmas lights, cars stream by on I-80 a football fields length away from his home. But it's what's between him and the highway that is important.....

Prisons

Shakopee mayor calls for prison fence after inmate escape
KARE-11  - Dec 8, 2012
SHAKOPEE, Minn. - A prisoner is back in custody after escaping from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee Monday night. The escape attempt is reigniting a longtime debate over whether a fence should surround the only women's prison in the state....

USA-Mexico Border Fence

Borderline Insanity at the Fence in Nogales
New York Times  - Dec 8, 2012
The fence that separates Nogales, Ariz., from Nogales, Mexico, is a see-through wall of vertical steel rods 15 to 18 feet high, set four inches apart in a deep bed of concrete. ....
Businesses want gap in border fence closed
El Paso Inc - Dec 8, 2012
While Chip Johns has been fighting the completion of the border fence on his property at the site of the Oñate crossing and Old Fort Bliss, his neighbors have been praying for it.....

International Borders

Construction of Israel-Egypt border fence has been completed
Jerusalem Post - Dec 3, 2012
Construction of the border fence between Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has been completed after three and a half years, Channel 2 reported on Wednesday. 230 kilometers of the fence were built in two years, while the remaining 15 kilometers took a year and a half, due to difficult terrain conditions...
Halt in India-Burma border fencing work
Burma News International - Dec 6, 2012
Indian Union government has asked to stop the ongoing border fencing work with Burma (Myanmar) across Manipur in northeast India...
Bulgaria withdraws plans to build a fence at its entire Turkish border
Burma News International - Dec 6, 2012
The Bulgarian Parliament toaday rejected the idea of building a fence on the country's entire border with Turkey in order to protect it from illegal immigrants with 84 MPs voting in favour, 69 abstaining and 45 being against the idea....

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Wierd News

VIDEO: Golfer hits ball off fence post to one foot from pin
CBS Sports - Dec 8, 2012
Let's just say if this shot was part of a Nike commercial, I would believe it was heavily edited. Apparently it wasn't though and Matt Wheatcroft playing in the British Par-3 Championship, actually hit a ball off a fence post ....

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