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Industry News

OZCO Launches New WEB TV Installation Series and Nationwide Distribution Plans
Press Release - Dec 27, 2012
OZCO Building Products of Richardson, Texas, a manufacturer of innovative building products servicing the fence, deck, pergola, lumber and outdoor living industry, made three announcements today....
LMT MERCER GROUP, INC. ANNOUNCES RELOCATION OF NEVADA WAREHOUSE
Press Release - Dec 27, 2012
LMT Mercer Group Inc, an injection molding manufacturer of fence, deck and handrail products for the building trade is pleased to announce the relocation of their Nevada Distribution Center....
Buckley Fence, LLC Products Slated to Be Used in University of Georgia at Athens New College of Veterinary Medicine Complex
PRweb - Dec 21, 2012
Buckley Fence, LLC’s third project in the state of Georgia is set to get underway in the spring of 2014, and it marks one of the largest projects for the company to date.....
OSHA cites fence manufacturer in Pendergrass
Access North Georgia - Dec 19, 2012
PENDERGRASS - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Barrette Outdoor Living in Pendergrass for 14 alleged safety and health violations.....
The electric fence invented for a horse called Joe
ABC News - Rural - Dec 24, 2012
It led to a revolution in agriculture, and spawned one of the worlds biggest agriculture companies: Gallagher It was current Chairman Sir William Gallagher's father who struck on the idea of a electric fence back in the 1920s.....

Decking Industry News

TimberTech®’s Earthwood Evolutions® Legacy Collection With Authentic Look of Hand-Scraped Wood Exhibited at International Builders Show, Booth C3015
PRWeb - Dec 30, 2012
TimberTech, a world leader in alternative decking and railing, is the first manufacturer to bring the popular hand-scraped look of indoor wood flooring to the outdoors. TimberTech’s Earthwood Evolutions’ line of capped composite decking now includes the Legacy Collection, with its earthy hardwood looks and rich undulating grains...
Preventing Outdoor Decks From Failing
PRWeb - Dec 30, 2012
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 In response to the recent deck failure on the Chico State University Campus in October 2013, and other recent deck failures, M & M Builders, a San Jose Area decking contractor,...

Fence Contractors in the News

Benteler Steel means big bucks for black businesses
KTAL - Dec 23, 2012
Henderson Construction Service secured a $4 million contract to construct the roads around the plant. T & M Fence Company is building a 17,000 ft. fence around the 300 acre Benteler leased property....
Coast Fence launches new website to better serve Central Coast customers
Paso Robles Daily News - Dec 23, 2012
To better serve customers on the Central Coast of California, Coast Fence owner Mike Piwowarski recently launched a new website. Piwowarski, ...
Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties and Fence Factory Team Up to Build Jonah's Skate Spot
PRWeb - Dec 23, 2012
Jonah of Ojai underwent surgery Jan. 9 at 14 for an aggressive form of brain cancer: glioblastoma multiforme. When Make-A-Wish came to visit Jonah, he wished for a skateboarding structure, so he and his friends could hang out and skate.....
Wounded Warrior fights for a proper fence for his service dog
WTKR - Dec 23, 2012
Vern Williams showed NewsChannel 3 what he calls the shoddy fence built in his Moyock backyard. The work was performed by “All About Fences Too” based out of Manteo....

Local Government Issues

Royal Oak works toward fine tuning fence issues
Register Citizen - Dec 29, 2012
ROYAL OAK — Gary Briggs said he feels “impinged upon and almost insulted” when it comes to the city’s recent enforcement of fence ordinance violations.....
Deer vs. traffic: 22 miles of fences on I-280 proposed
Register Citizen - Dec 18, 2012
A 22-mile stretch of fences along both sides of Interstate 280 in San Mateo County would prevent dangerous and costly collisions between deer and cars, a UC-Davis study concludes......
Improperly installed and maintained sand fencing creates hazard
State Port Pilot - Dec 25, 2012
Oak Island town officials are encouraging beachfront property owners to check with them and make sure they secure permits before installing sand fencing......
Fence takes a beating in 2013
Grosse Pointe News - Dec 26, 2012
GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Once upon a time, motorists were dissuaded from routinely jumping the curb at the foot of Vernier at Lakeshore and smashing straight through the wrought iron fence into Osius Park.......

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Community Issues

Appeal to remove beauty spot fence
Pendle Today - Dec 24, 2012
Since moving to Sabden, I have walked the path on an almost daily basis to enjoy this beautiful spot, thrilling at the sight of a kingfisher and many other birds that frequent the site, and seeing the lodge in its many lovely guises...
Developer builds fence for neighbors
Petaluma360 - Dec 27, 2012
Some eastside Petaluma residents who may have been on the fence about the new Friedman's-anchored Deer Creek Village shopping center are singing a new tune this week, thanks to the new fence being installed....
Famed 'Big Tree' in Rockport getting new fence
MyFoxAustin - Dec 17, 2012
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - A famous more than 1,000-year-old live oak tree in South Texas will be getting some new protection in 2014....
Boy Scout rebuilds fence at historic Northville cemetery
hometownlife.com - Dec 23, 2012
In the true spirit of the Boy Scouts, Northville teen Adam Helner saw something that needed to be fixed and, instead of ignoring it, decided to get his hands dirty and go to work.....

Fence and Animals

Animal rescue group seeks more kennels for dogs from Forks
Peninsula Daily News - Dec 27, 2012
Organizers with New-York-based Guardians of Rescue have exhausted their supply of fenced kennels to keep 124 dogs from Olympic Animal Sanctuary .....

Airports

Tweed Airport awards contract for $1.5M wildlife fence
New Haven Register - Dec 18, 2012
NEW HAVEN >> Construction of a new “wildlife hazard deterrent fence” to keep critters like the deer that was struck by a plane in 2012, off the runways at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport will begin within a few weeks, following Wednesday’s award of a $1.5 million contract, officials said.....
Henderson: Airport sign is nice, but how about a fence?
Tbo.com - Dec 28, 2012
Tampa International Airport is one of the jewels of this area, justly praised as one of the finest places for airline travel in the country. I can tell you from personal experience that when I meet someone and they learn I live here, it’s not unusual to hear how much they love this airport......

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Wierd News

Christmas Tree of Bottles Sparkles in Lithuania
ABC News - Dec 28, 2012
Here's a recycling project just for the holidays: A 4-meter (13.2-feet) tall Christmas tree made of 1,100 empty bottles of champagne and sparkling water....

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