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Industry News

DoorKing Introduces Wireless Expansion
Press Release - Feb 8, 2013
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing is introducing wireless expansion boards for its 1830 series of telephone entry and access control products. The new wireless expansion boards make it possible to add up to 16 card readers (or other access devices) to an access control system without the need for additional wire runs.....
BD Loops E-Z Detector Checker - The Ultimate Gate Servicing Tool:
Press Release - Feb 11, 2013
Every time you approach a faulty loop system you have to ask yourself: Is it the detector, the harness wiring, the circuit board, or the loop?....
Press Release - Feb 11, 2013
Elmhurst, IL – February 11, 2013 – LiftMaster recently welcomed Bob Heisner to serve as the new Vice President of Marketing for the LiftMaster brand. He will lead the company’s team of talented marketing and communications professionals in executing branding initiatives that increase sales growth and further support the expanding business.....
TagMaster NA ACTS Essential Wireless Kit Allows for Remote Access
Press Release - Feb 8, 2013
TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), announces the ability to wirelessly access the ACTS Essential software embedded on LR-series readers using the ACTS Essential Wireless Kit....

Decking Industry News

Trex® is Decking of Choice for Coastal Boardwalk Restorations
BusinessWire - Feb 7, 2013
As communities across New Jersey and New York recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, ...
A.E.R.T. Rolls Out New ChoiceDek Foundations Composite Deck Rail System
PRWeb - Feb 7, 2013
Easy-to-use "speed rail system" now available in composite material at nearly 1,000 Lowe's stores...
Dura Composites prepare to capitalise on $100m market at Outdoor Design Build and Supply
AME Info (press release) - Feb 8, 2013
Suppliers of traditional hard-wood and soft-wood outdoor decking and cladding for the UAE outdoor construction industry have been warned - the time for eco-friendly, sustainable, and recyclable timber composites has come....

Fence Contractors in the News

Rita Forrence: Nashua loses a real gem
Nashua Telegraph - Feb 9, 2013
My first thought, of course, is always the Nashua born-and-bred family business and how its inimitable founders, Charlie and Rita Forrence, nurtured a shaky startup with a few shovels and a beat-up truck into the thriving enterprise that Gate City Fence is today...
New Ornamental Fence Designs are in at Texas Fence Company
PR Newswire - Feb 6, 2013
HOUSTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Texas Fence Company has unveiled new iron fence designs for Houston homeowners to not only make their property look good but to also increase its value...
Fence contractor survives cable strike
The Construction Index - Feb 7, 2013
A Darlington firm has been fined after a construction worker suffered severe burns to his face, neck and arms when he struck a buried electricity cable.....
Toronto Decks and Fence Company Launches New Website
sbwire - Feb 8, 2013
For more than 10 years, Toronto Decks and Fence Company has been the premier outdoors contractor in the Greater Toronto Area, specializing in designing and installing the highest quality Trex...

AG Fencing

Virtual fences and cow-mounted GPS could transform cattle industry
NBC News - Feb 9, 2013
Managing livestock with fences and gates is so medieval. The future, says one USDA scientist, is equipping cows with GPS units and coraling them via augmented reality. It may sound crazy, but it could be the best thing to happen to the industry in a century....
The Land of the Free: How Virtual Fences Will Transform Rural America
The Atlantic - Feb 7, 2013
When European farmers arrived in North America, they claimed it with fences. Fences were the physical manifestation of a belief in private ownership and the proper use of land -- enclosed, utilized, defended....

Local Government Issues

More Snow Fences Being Used
abc6onyourside - Feb 8, 2013
DELAWARE — ODOT is protecting you on rural roads this winter season, and you may not even notice the extra barriers against roads that tend to get icy. ....
New Washington council approves fence repair for cemetery
WBCO - Feb 12, 2013
The New Washington Village Council dealt with a number of issues at its meeting on Monday including the need for a fence repair at the cemetery. Council member Joe Blum explains the need for the current work. ....
Park board seeks to stake out position on Liberty Park fence
Sedalia Democrat (subscription) - Feb 7, 2013
The fence along West Third Street that lines Liberty Park has been rusting for several years and Parks crews have been working to take it down to be sandblasted and repaired. Parks Director Mark Hewett said he’d received several phone calls from residents complaining about the fence being down.....


Fencing and Airports

Proposal to remedy airport fence
KKCO-11-News - Feb 11, 2013
Increased security barriers at the Grand Junction Airport have forced some businesses to close their doors, but airport administrators and governmentofficials are working to come up with a more balanced security solution....
City may spend $500K for airport security
Daily Commercial - Feb 11, 2013
"Generally, this project involves replacement and upgrading 6,718 linear feet of security fencing at the airport," Thornton stated in the agenda for today's 5:30 p.m. meeting at city hall. "The height of some fences will be increased. There will also be upgrades to gates, intercom systems added and card readers."....

Community Issues

£17,000 fence to keep yobs out of play park
Newtown Abbey Today - Feb 9, 2013
THE children’s play area in Sixmilewater Park, Ballyclare has been closed temporarily while measures are put in place to deter anti-social yobs from gathering at the site.....
Perimeter Fencing for Princess Margaret Hospital
Jamaica Information Service - Feb 9, 2013
Work is to begin soon at the Princess Margaret Hospital in St. Thomas as the Ministry of Health moves to improve security at the facility....

Schools and Fences

Crews Install Security Fence at Harbor View
Corona del Mar Today - Feb 7, 2013
Crews today installed a chain-link security fence near Harbor View Elementary School’s kindergarten classrooms, part of a security measure that the school’s Parent Faculty Organization agreed to pay for days before a mass shooting at a Connecticut school....

Fences and Animals

Dog Attack Sparks Discussion on Efficacy of Invisible Fences
New Canaan.Patch - Feb 5, 2013
New Canaan and area invisible fence users say they view the barriers as deterrents to dogs running off-property rather than absolute prevention measures in and of themselves....
Electric fence to stop elephant attacks
Republica - Feb 5, 2013
The District Administration Office (DAO) believes that many locals will find relief from repeated tusker attacks if the government encloses the western areas of KTWR with an electric fence.....

Community Fence Projects

'Tremendous' generosity helps bushfire fence fix
ABC News - Feb 9, 2013
More than 100 volunteers have been rebuilding fences destroyed in the Aberfeldy bushfires. The Blaze Aid organisation coordinating the effort says it has been overwhelmed by the generosity of people donating their time and goods....
UCSB Students, County Collaborate to Finish Fence Along Del Playa Drive Cliffs
NoozHawk - Feb 13, 2013
Siordia, Associated Students external vice president of local affairs, is the lead student voice in an effort to construct fencing along 390 feet that borders the Del Playa Drive cliffs at Walter Capps Park....
Students Rally For Fence Building Along Isla Vista Cliffs
The Bottom Line - Feb 6, 2013
On Feb. 1, University of California, Santa Barbara students met on the second floor of Embarcadero Hall, home of UCSB’s Alcohol & Drug Program, to initiate a rally for fences along the Isla Vista cliffs at Walter Capps’ Memorial Park.....

Stolen Fences

Cowboy builders steal scouts' fence
Essex County Standard - Feb 9, 2013
SCOUTS have suffered a set back to their bid for a new hut. Members of 34 Colchester Scouts arrived at their headquarters to find their new fence panels laid out and the foundations stolen......
Fence thieves leave Burnham football club with big replacement bill
Burnham-On-Sea - Feb 9, 2013
Thieves have struck at Burnham United Football Club this weekend, stealing fencing worth thousands of pounds. Since the start of the year, dozens of sections ......



India to bag Oman-Yemen border fencing contract
Construction Week Online - Feb 6, 2013
India’s Central Public Works Department (CPWD) is likely to construct a border fence between Oman and Yemen after two Indian agencies were shortlisted, Indian media has reported.....

Weird News

Want to go to jail? Give a judge the finger - Feb 6, 2013
After being smart with the judge throughout her entire hearing for a drug possession charge, this woman ended up getting slapped with a double-sized $10,000 bail....

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