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Industry News

Fencing company finds home in Torrington, looks to expand
Register Citizen - Dec 17, 2012
TORRINGTON >> The plastic fencing sold by Critterfence is so durable it would take a 700-pound animal to break its square-link structure, the company says.....
Buckley Fence, LLC Announces Its First Project in Panama
PRWeb - Dec 14, 2012
Buckley Fence, LLC is pleased to announce that their Buckley Black 3-rail Steel Board Fence was recently selected for a new project in Panama marking the company’s first venture in South America....
Designs Act: Fencing off an infringer
Mondaq - Dec 14, 2012
Gram Engineering Pty Ltd (Gram) has been manufacturing and selling steel fencing panel sheets in Australia for many years. Gram sells its fencing panel sheets in direct competition with the respondent...

Fence Contractors in the News

Disabled vet won’t have to pay for Mullin Street fence repairs
Watertown Daily Times - Dec 12, 2012
On Wednesday, Merrill A. Peters found out that Alpine Fence Co. will fix the 4-foot-tall fence at his 273 Mullin St. home — free of charge — so it no longer violates the fence ordinance. ...
Paying her respects
Highlands Today - Dec 16, 2012
Sebring's Brooker Fence Company about costs for fencing and told owners Ray and Denise Brooker about the situation. Denise Brooker said she wanted to help out...

Local Government Issues

Portsmouth fence flap to carry over into new year
Seacoast Online - Dec 13, 2012
PORTSMOUTH — Since a wood fence was removed from the front of the 1751 Matthew Livermore House more than a year ago, the property looks like "a new house in Greenland in a subdivision," Historic District Commissioner John Wyckoff said Wednesday night....
Victoria Overhauls Fence Laws
Sourceable - Dec 13, 2012
Neighbours will generally be required to contribute equally to the cost of building dividing fences and home owners will have to seek agreement from their neighbours prior to building such a fence ..

Community Issues

Fencing plan foiled by lack of interest
Leader Herald - Dec 16, 2012
JOHNSTOWN - The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency received no written quotes, as of Tuesday's deadline, from firms to take down security fencing at the former Tryon campus. "We did not receive any," IDA Executive Director James Mraz said Wednesday. ...
Chiefs at Prestwick golf club finally speak out about why they erected huge fence
Daily Record - Dec 13, 2012
Vandals have cost us over £15,000 in the last four years. That’s what bosses at Prestwick St Cuthbert golf club say – and they insist that is the reason they erected the 7ft high fence over a public walk way. ...
Montrose CO Parks and Wildlife accepting project ideas
KKCO11-News - Dec 13, 2012
In its ongoing effort to reduce conflicts between wildlife and agricultural producers, the Uncompahgre Habitat Partnership Committee is currently accepting applications for projects from landowners.. ...
Famed 'Big Tree' in Rockport getting new fence
Graham Leader - Dec 17, 2012
ROCKPORT, Texas—A famous more than 1,000-year-old live oak tree in South Texas will be getting some new protection in 2014. ...

Fence Accidents

Man dies after fencing collapses on him
The Dispatch - Dec 16, 2012
It appears Hardin was loading wrought iron fencing panels on a utility trailer to haul them for scrap metal, said Reggie Lookabill, captain with Davidson County Emergency Services. The captain explained the panels, ...
Man impaled by fence rail in Wisconsin car crash
Duluth News Tribune - Dec 12, 2012
MADISON — Authorities say a fence rail that impaled a man involved in a car crash in Madison has been surgically removed. Fire officials said a car left a residential street Wednesday night ...

HOA & Fences

Fence for Autistic Child at Odds with Association Rules
Mokena Patch - Dec 14, 2012
A Mokena family wants to keep a fence built to stop their 7-year-old autistic son from running out of their yard, but a requirement might prevent them from keeping the fence. ...


AG Fencing

Michigan fencing requirement for livestock
Pork Magazine - Dec 14, 2012
The question often comes into Michigan State University Extension offices about fencing requirements for livestock production from “both sides of the fence”. ...


Improved fencing installed
Times Daily - Dec 14, 2012
FLORENCE — Crews finished installing new fencing at the Lauderdale County Detention Center on Thursday that county officials hope will be a deterrent to inmates trying to escape the facility....


Homeowners have a variety of fencing options
Herald Standard - Dec 13, 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. ...

Pool Safety

Girl survives near drowning in Phoenix, family upset pool fence wasn't fixed by apartment complex
ABC-15 - Dec 13, 2012
PHOENIX - A Valley family's worst fear came true Tuesday afternoon. They say they've been complaining about a busted pool fence at the apartment complex where they live when the one thing they've been trying to prevent happened....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Private Donations For Border Fence Still Sitting In Fund - Dec 11, 2012
There are still no solutions on what to do with the money raised by a fund that was supposed to build a fence on private property along the Arizona border. ..


Wierd News

Hundreds of Suited-up Santas Hit NYC Streets, Bars
ABC News - Dec 15, 2012
Several hundred red-suited Santas have braved the blustery snow for New York City's annual SantaCon pub crawl.....

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