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Industry News

Global Fencing Market is Expected to Reach USD 29.1 Billion by 2018: Transparency Market Research
Press Release - Feb 23, 2013
"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 by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2012 to 2018. The metal fencing market is in a commanding position owing to a wide range of products available under this category.....
LiftMaster Introduces Single-Sided Photo Eye for Commercial Operators
Professional Door Dealer - Feb 19, 2013
Access-control manufacturer LiftMaster introduced the CPS-RPEN4, Monitored Retro-Reflective Photo Eye, the market’s first single-sided monitored reflective photo eye. Designed to reduce material and labor costs, the UL-325-compliant Monitored Retro-Reflective Photo Eye serves as a solution in commercial and industrial applications where safety, reliability, compliance and performance are vital. .....
Portable Vehicle Barriers: Meridian's Archer 1200 Rapid Deployment Vehicle Barriers Deployed at the 55th Grammy Awards
Digital Journal - Feb 20, 2013
Meridian Rapid Defense Group deployed its patented Archer 1200 vehicle barriers to protect the 55th Grammy Awards. Meridian's rapid deployment barriers barricaded four lanes at a key entrance at the Staples Center...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Honored For Manufacturing 'Greenest' Decking
PRNewswire - Feb 21, 2013
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently took top honors in the decking products category of Green Builder Media's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards. More than 40 percent of readers who voted selected Trex® decking as the "greenest" in the industry. ...
SigmaDek launching new product line at Home and Garden Show
Calgary Herald - Feb 24, 2013
CALGARY — Calgary-based SigmaDek is launching a fully-engineered, sustainable, non-wood component decking system at the upcoming Calgary Home and Garden Show at the BMO Centre. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Modern Fence Technologies Applauds Cooperation Among Vendors and Contractors at NAFCA's Fence Training School in Sebring Florida
Virtual-Strategy - Feb 23, 2013
Modern Fence Technologies is proud to announce that fence professionals from all over North America converged on Sebring, Florida last week to participate in NAFCA's Fence Installation School....
Texas Fence Company Celebrates 10 Years of Houston Fence Services
Houston Chronicle - Feb 23, 2013
Across the Houston area, local residents rely on fences for property security, privacy and even corralling the pets and kids in the yard. There are many styles of fences that can be found on residential and commercial properties across the metropolitan area, and Texas Fence Company......
Walpole Woodworkers Now Offers Playhouses and Swing Sets
SBWire - Feb 22, 2013
Studies continue to demonstrate the multitude of health benefits linked to outdoor play activities for children. As the countdown for spring begins across colder climates, it is important for parents and caregivers to consider healthy outdoor options for youth.....

Local Government Issues

Tender Out for Harbour Fence - Feb 23, 2013
Tenders have been called for the controversial security fence for St. John's Harbour. The Port Authority is seeking to remove and replace the existing aluminum dividing rail and temporary fencing from Pier 9 to 11......
Wildomar planners scrutinize fence regs
U-T San Diego - Feb 21, 2013
For years, Wildomar property owners have been able to put up just about any kind of fence, given spare regulation and enforcement. City officials are now trying to fix that, especially when it comes to front yard barriers.....
White flag waved in fight over big, white fence
Colorado Springs Gazette - Feb 21, 2013
The owner of a big white fence on Cheyenne Road is waving a white flag and will voluntarily take it down within two weeks, her attorney has told the city....
Senate to examine agriculture issues
Register-Herald - Feb 21, 2013
CHARLESTON — Don’t fence me in, a lament from the Old West, is taking on a new meaning in the West Virginia Legislature....

Community Issues

Concrete Fence, Live Oaks Part of Dollar General Deal
Dunedin.Patch - Feb 23, 2013
Developers for an incoming discount retail chain store on San Christopher Drive are promising to incorporate landscaping and both concrete and PVC fencing to provide a barrier to residents living nearby......
Revolutionary War-Era Cemetery Fence Toppled by Sandy to be Restored
/Middletown-CT.Patch - Feb 22, 2013
Middletown's 235-year-old Mortimer burying grounds, open to the elements since late October 2012, has the approval of the city, FEMA and the state historian to refurbish and reset the 102-year-old barrier......
Olympia Cemetery gets new fence
Columbia Star - Feb 22, 2013
On Friday February 15, the Olympia Cemetery Association held an event to present the completion of 1,040 feet of black, vinyl, chain link fence at the front of Olympia Cemetery. ....


Schools and Fences

New fencing aims to boost school security
Dunedin.Patch - Feb 23, 2013
Eight Riverside schools will be getting new fences, gates and other security improvements. Designs will begin for the Riverside Unified School District campuses of John Adams, Alcott, Emerson, Highland, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson and Madison elementary schools.....
TISD board approves fencing for Robert E. Lee campus
KLTV- - Feb 22, 2013
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - In addition to adding a $160.5 million bond proposal to the May ballot, the Tyler ISD school board also heard safety and security recommendations at Thursday night's meeting - and those recommendations included one very big change to a Tyler high school....
Technical Issues Delay Fence Removal
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun - Feb 23, 2013
Technical Issues Delay Fence Removal ... Two years after a string of suicides led the University to erect fences around bridges on and around campus, Cornell ....

Fences and Animals

New fencing plan threatens wildlife. Is there is an alternative to this silent massacre?
The Independent (blog) - Feb 21, 2013
Two thousand and eight hundred miles; the equivalent of running between Lands End and John O’Groats three times! This is the distance my husband and I have now run through the continent of South America...
Electric fence helps keep Basil the beagle contained to his backyard
Toronto Star - Feb 21, 2013
I had failed. Beaten by a beagle. A beagle that had always managed, somehow, to breach the perimeter of our one-acre lot in our rural community...
Controversy over WA's rabbit-proof fence plans
Australian Geographic - Feb 20, 2013
PLANS TO EXTEND Western Australia's historic 'rabbit-proof fence' have been described as cruel and clumsy by environmental groups, who say native wildlife will be the victim. ....

Fencing and Airports

It is Shockingly, Terrifyingly Easy to Breach Perimeter Security at Most Airports
Slate - Feb 20, 2013
I think we can all agree that the real world doesn’t have nearly enough heists. Smash-and-grabs, yes; drug-fueled residential burglaries, yes. But carefully choreographed master plans involving diamonds, disguises, and people who look like David Niven? We could always use more of those....
Ann Arbor Airport to Get New Fencing
Ann Arbor Chronicle - Feb 19, 2013
New fencing at the Ann Arbor municipal airport will be installed, as a result of two separate votes by the Ann Arbor city council at its Feb. 19, 2013 meeting. The first vote consisted of the grant approval, which totaled $157,895. Of that amount, $150,000 is federal money....


Daytona catch fence fully repaired
ESPN - Feb 23, 2013
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona International Speedway has repaired the front stretch catch fence that was severely damaged in Saturday's horrific Nationwide Series crash and is prepared to run Sunday's Daytona 500.....
33 injured when car sails into fence at Daytona
ESPN - Feb 23, 2013
At least 33 fans were injured Saturday during a NASCAR race when a car flew into the fence at Daytona International Speedway, hurling a tire and large pieces.....
Daytona crash could trigger track changes to protect spectators
Yakima Herald - Feb 25, 2013
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A wreck that injured more than two dozen race fans at Daytona Saturday could trigger fresh scrutiny of measures to protect spectators......


Stolen Fences

Two Milford men accused of stealing city-owned fencing
New Haven Register - Feb 26, 2013
MILFORD – Two men allegedly tried to steal a length of city-owned fencing over the weekend in what police say was an attempt to sell it as scrap for cash, police said......

Weird News

Edmonton police searching for high school mascot thief - Feb 24, 2013
EDMONTON -- City cops still need help in finding a missing mascot that was stolen from McNally High School.....

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