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Industry News

Professional Bull Riders, LiftMaster® announce partnership
Press Release - Feb 6, 2013
PUEBLO, Colo. - The Professional Bull Riders announced that they have forged a multi-year partnership with LiftMaster to be the “Official Residential Garage Door Opener, Commercial Door Operator and Gate Operator” of the PBR......
IDEAL to Exhibit at Fencetech 2013 in Houston, TX
ThomasNet  - Feb 12, 2013
Booth 2821 IDEAL Welding Systems in the USA & IDEAL-Werk of Lippstadt, Germany, together with Clifford Welding Systems of South Africa, will exhibit their welding technology at Fencetech 2013 ....
ATG Access powers up with LDC
The Business Desk  - Feb 18, 2013
VEHICLE barrier manufacturer ATG Access is set to spread its wings and drive growth into more international markets after selling a stake to private equity investor LDC in a deal understood to be worth £21m......
High Security Fence by Guardian Fence Suppliers Wins Photo Finish in the FencePost Contest
ThomasNet  - Feb 8, 2013
Fencepost, the official publication of the American Fence Association has chosen Guardian Fence's High Security Fence photo as their official winner. ....

Decking Industry News

Deceuninck North America's Clubhouse(R) PVC Decking, Elite Railing and Plus Railing Achieves Code Compliance with IBC, IRC
PR Newswire - Feb 18, 2013
Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, is pleased to announce that the company recently received code compliance research reports for Clubhouse(R) Decking (CCRR-0175), Clubhouse(R) Elite Railing (CCRR-1078) and Clubhouse(R) Plus Railing (CCRR-0185) from ATI Evaluation Service,.....
TimberTech’s TwinFinish Decking Reaches 10 Year Milestone as an Industry Innovation
Times Union - Feb 14, 2013
Wilmington, OH (PRWEB) February 14, 2013 TimberTech, a leading manufacturer of alternative decking materials is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its TwinFinish Wood-Plastic Composite Decking.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Hawke's Bay contractors nail fencing contest
Hawke's Bay Today - Feb 15, 2013
Hawke's Bay fencers made a clean sweep at the Taumarunui Show on Saturday. In the doubles power fencing competition Hawke's Bay contractors took the top three places.....

Local Government Issues

Bid approved for Justice Center fence project
Leavenworth Times - Feb 15, 2013
Sheriff Andy Dedeke said the process of installing new fences around the back ... put fencing around the entire Second Street parking lot for the Justice Cente....
Newt-protection fence allows construction to resume on Kier’s £14m Durham Police HQ
Construction News - Feb 15, 2013
Work on Kier’s Durham’s £14m Constabulary site is to be re-started after a protective fence is erected to preserve a protected species of newt....
City fences off lot for pesticide residue testing
Mercury-Register - Feb 15, 2013
OROVILLE — The city of Oroville Friday placed a construction fence around property at 1511 Robinson St., on property where a senior housing project is planned.....
Safety fence cost concern
Dumfries & Galloway Standard - Feb 15, 2013
A councillor has accused the local authority of wasting thousands of pounds by renting a fence around a derelict school. ndrew Wood claims the council spent nearly £11,000 on the safety barrier at the old Wallace Hall Academy building.....

Community Issues

Big white fence in middle of controversy
Colorado Springs Gazette - Feb 18, 2013
Driving up Cheyenne Road, the tall, white fence surrounding the perimeter of a little century-old bungalow gives the place the look of a compound, complete with its security gates front and back and white shutters across the front windows....
Barbed wire fence, loss of trail access on private land upset neighbors
The Cambrian - Feb 12, 2013
In November 2012, after a steel fence featuring six strands of barbed wire was installed around 3-1/2 miles of the easement The Nature Conservancy purchased from the Ralph Covell property in 2000...
Residents celebrate new fence
Gazette - Feb 13, 2013
A FENCE has replaced a dishevelled hedge after a three-year campaign by residents in Greenstead. Councillors for St Andrew’s ward helped households in Conifer Close get new fences for their front gardens....

AG Fencing

Virtual Fence Offers High-Tech Herding
Discovery News - Feb 18, 2013
The American west is crisscrossed with fences of barbed wire that mark ranchers’ lands and keep the cattle on the right property. The problem is that while the fences work well to contain cows, they don’t encourage the animals into better pastures. The result is inefficient land use....

DIY - Consumers

Backyard trends: Save money installing your own vinyl fence
Archer County News - Feb 18, 2013
(BPT) - If you want the maintenance-free benefits of a vinyl fence but are intimidated by the price tag, you’re not alone. Many homeowners are initially surprised at the cost of a vinyl fence,.....


Fencing and Airports

Longmont's Vance Brand Airport will get $400,000 from state for fencin
Longmont Times-Call - Feb 15, 2013
LONGMONT -- Vance Brand Municipal Airport will get $400,000 in state funding for better perimeter fencing, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Friday....
Security fences, hunting eagles and coyote urine: Extreme measures taken by airport security after spate of car 'vandalism'… by RABBITS
Daily Mail - Feb 18, 2013
Extreme security measures have been introduced at an airport after thousands of dollars worth of damage was caused to cars by rabbits...

Fencing and Railroads

After tragedy, Bernalillo wants fence along tracks
KRQE - Feb 13, 2013
BERNALILLO (KRQE) - Two weeks after the train accident that killed a high school student in Bernalillo, city officials are proposing an idea that they say could help prevent another tragedy....

Fences and Animals

Sneaky dachshund caught shinnying up fence to escape
USA TODAY - Feb 13, 2013
Safety at Mesa schools could be improved by adding fencing, replacing chainlink fences with wrought iron fences and relocating offices to the exteriors of campus, the district’s security director told the governing board Tuesday night.....
NM cemetery erecting wall to keep out prairie dogs
Las Cruces Sun-News - Feb 16, 2013
SANTA FE - A cemetery in Santa Fe is constructing a wall to keep out prairie dogs that have plagued the graveyard for decades. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports ( that Fairview Cemetery is constructing 3-foot-high steel-reinforced concrete wall topped with more than 3 feet of chain-link fence....
Electronic fence to safeguard elephants
Tuoitre News - Feb 16, 2013
The Natural and Cultural Reserve in Dong Nai Province has set up a project to build an electronic fence around a forest to protect the living environment of both local residents and the dwinling elephant population....

Schools and Fences

Mesa schools work to beef up security with new fences, other measures
East Valley Tribune - Feb 17, 2013
Safety at Mesa schools could be improved by adding fencing, replacing chainlink fences with wrought iron fences and relocating offices to the exteriors of campus, the district’s security director told the governing board Tuesday night.....
MPH, LAE Security Fencing Approved
Mountain News - Feb 14, 2013
With a heightened concern for security, Rim of the World School District school board members on Feb. 7 approved new fencing for Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School and new fencing at the front of Lake Arrowhead Elementary School......

USA Mexico Border Fence

Work begins to fix border fencing
Yuma Sun - Feb 15, 2013
Construction is under way to repair a 114-foot section of border fencing that collapsed last summer near Los Algodones, Baja Calif....
R.A. CANTRELL: Do backers of border fence realize how immense the job?
San Angelo Standard Times - Feb 13, 2013
Comprehensive immigration reform seems to be on the public’s mind these days, and voices from all over the political spectrum are joining the hew and cry.....


Greek officials hail results of Evros fence
Kathimerini - Feb 13, 2013
It was past midnight and the rain was pouring down heavily when the screams, calling for help, came from the side of the river. The border guards who were at that time patrolling the flooded Evros bank near Madra village shone the searchlights in the direction of the screams......


Weird News

Digital ad used to dump boyfriend - Feb 14, 2013
A U.K. woman used a digital ad at a gas station to dump her boyfriend on Valentine's Day. The ad reads "I'm leaving you for Gary. Your clothes are at your mum's. I've changed the locks. Sorry to do this on Valentine's Day," The Sun reported.....

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