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Industry News

RhinoRock Installs Light Weight Concrete Fence for Home Builder DR Horton in Tacoma Washington - Feb 5, 2013
Rhinorock concrete fencing makes inroads in the the Northwest fencing market. DR Horton, America's largest homebuilder, recently installed a RhinoRock concrete fence at their La Terra subdivision in Tacoma, Washington. RhinoRock, a Utah based company, manufacturers a light weight concrete fence unique to their company...
American Fence Association Members to Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House in Houston, Texas
Press Release - Jan 30, 2013
GLEN ELLYN, IL- JANUARY 30, 2013 - Once again, the American Fence Association is teaming up with the Ronald McDonald House organization before their annual FENCETECH convention. ....
ASTM Committee F 14 on Fences 40 year anniversary
Press Release - Feb 5, 2013
The F 14 committee meets twice a year to review and discuss revisions to existing standards as well the ongoing process of developing new standards. The next meeting will take place Tuesday February 26th, 2013 in room 360A at the George R Brown Convention Center Houston Texas during Fencetech 2013 ....
Press Release - Feb 5, 2013
Vanguard is now offering the Avant Series that features strong and stylish aluminum fences. The series includes traditional as well as contemporary designs. Standard versions are available in different heights and colors but the same designs can be custom made as well....
MIDE Products Fence Hooks Contributes to Project Graduation
Press Release - Feb 5, 2013
In December, MIDE Products was contacted by Hill Top Pools and Spas in West Paris, Maine, one of the sponsors of Project Graduation, asking for their support for this program. "As soon as I finished reading the letter I knew we needed to help out in some way," ..

Decking Industry News

New Decking UnderShield™ Water Diversion System Combines Beauty and Functionality for Improved Outdoor Living Spaces
Press Release - Feb 1, 2013
(Valley Forge, Pa.) - CertainTeed is enhancing the functionality of outdoor living spaces with the introduction of the UnderShield™ Water Diversion System for decking applications. UnderShield is a unique, easy-to-install vinyl ceiling system that turns unsightly deck undersides into dry, aesthetically pleasing areas for entertaining or storage....
Universal Launches Latitudes Wave Decking at More Affordable Price Point
Building Online - Jan 29, 2013
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Universal Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc., (UFPI) and manufacturer of Latitudes® decking and railing products, unveiled an all-new Latitudes decking product at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, ...
Archadeck Outdoor Living Launches "Dream Backyard Makeover" Contest
PRNewswire - Feb 4, 2013
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Is your backyard just run of the mill and nothing special? Not quite the oasis you would like? Are you NOT currently living your backyard dream? ...

Fence Contractors in the News

What's Your Business? Southway Fence has been doing business in Stark since 1974
Canton Repository - Feb 5, 2013
From a single fitting to a complete fence package, we sell fence materials to the do-it-yourselfer. We fabricate our own vinyl fence and railing products. Many of our installation professionals have more than 15 years' experience......
Business Review Praises Houstonian Fence Supply's Unbridled Commitment to Safety
PRWeb - Jan 29, 2013
Arizona Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday the game fencing project to restrict wild burros from crossing State Route 95 is a priority and funding sources currently are being eyed.....

Local Government Issues

Senator calls for double-fencing to protect wild white-tail deer
The Gazette - Jan 29, 2013
DES MOINES – To reduce the threat of Chronic Wasting Disease being transmitted Iowa's deer herd, legislation has been introduced to require double fencing of deer farms and shooting preserves where white-tail deer are kept......
Neighbor sides with San Anselmo councilman on fence height
Marin Independent Journal - Feb 5, 2013
The owner of the property that borders San Anselmo Councilman Ford Greene's three-story building and lot at 711 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. has written a letter to San Anselmo's planning department asking that Greene not be forced to lower the height of a 14-foot-high fence that separates their properties......
'Prison' fencing plan removed after community opposition
Hucknall Dispatch - Feb 1, 2013
AN APPLICATION to erect a high security fence around the perimeter of a Hucknall playing field by Nottinghamshire County Council has been withdrawn after strong community objection....
Fencing Nearly Completes Bedford Green Improvements
Chappaqua.Patch - Feb 1, 2013
The addition of attractive white fencing—replacing a former black metal version, rusted out in spots—nearly completes the renovations of the Bedford Green Plaza on Route 117 in Bedford Hills....
Fencing work for Gorakhpur nuclear power plant begins
Business Standard - Feb 5, 2013
The fencing work on the land acquired for the proposed Gorakhpur nuclear power plant in Haryana's Fatehabad district began today. A boundary wall will be erected after the work of putting wires around the acquired land is completed, an official spokesperson said.....


Fences and Animals

Deer gone for good at Royal Oak woods
Today's News-Herald - Feb 5, 2013
ROYAL OAK — About 100 volunteers walked side by side through Tenhave Woods to drive out any deer and prevent their return to the nature conservancy near 13 Mile and Crooks roads.....
ADOT moving forward with game fencing project
Today's News-Herald - Jan 31, 2013
Arizona Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday the game fencing project to restrict wild burros from crossing State Route 95 is a priority and funding sources currently are being eyed.....
Fence installed at noise row Sheffield dog sanctuary
The Star - Fen 4, 2013
AN ACOUSTIC fence has been installed at a Sheffield animal sanctuary caught up in a noise row – thanks to generous readers who donated more than £4,000.....
Ga. historic site trims fence that's killing deer
WTVM - Jan 26, 2013
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Park rangers are trimming the century-old fence around Georgia's oldest surviving colonial estate because the pointy tips of the fence pickets were proving deadly to deer.....

Community Issues

Fix It: Fence blocking pedestrians in Wilmington
The News Journal- - Feb 5, 2013
This week's concern has to do with pedestrian safety in Wilmington. Specifically, it's about a chain-link fence blocking pe­destrians' way. "In my opinion," a reader wrote to us, "a hazardous con­dition has existed on the northeast corner at 14th and Rodney streets for two to three years.”....
Fences remain, keeping community out
Daily Trojan - Feb 5, 2013
All are now well aware of the fact that, over winter break, the university implemented several new security measures. The most visible is the construction of multiple new fences on the north side of campus, as well as a barrier on the south side of campus, across Trousdale Parkway....
Fence may go up to protect orchard in Pleasant View - Feb 2, 2013
PLEASANT VIEW — Orchard owner Ron Jensen can continue to put up the 8-foot high agricultural fence he started to install around his orchards to keep deer from destroying his trees.....
(Neb.)-Dawes, Sioux, Sheridan Fire Fund Purchases Steel Posts To Aid Fencing - Feb 2, 2013
(Chadron)-DSSFF representative Steve Cleveland announced that the Fund has purchased 18,000 steel fence posts for $75,000. The posts will be donated to private property owners in Dawes, Sioux, Sheridan and Box Butte Counties who lost a combined 650 miles of fences in the 2012 wildfires. .....

DIY Consumer

How to build a fence - Feb 2, 2013
In the last of his series on the skills needed to be a real New Zealander, Steve Kilgallon gets stuck into DIY. There's that DIY advert with the bloke who will have a crack at building anything and the little weaselly guy who probably can't even dress himself unaided.....

AG Fencing

Farm fencing funding flows after fires
ABC Online - Feb 4, 2013
Donations are flowing to farmers struggling to re-fence their properties after recent bushfires across Tasmania, but there is still need for more. The Tasmanian Government has handed out $100,000 donated by other state governments....


Windbreak fences reduce airport pollution and noise
Air Quality News - Feb 4, 2013
Simple runway fences can act as a ‘virtual chimney' to funnel and disperse airport pollution and noise more effectively, according to academic researchers. Special ‘blast' fences placed behind a runway, known as baffles, could help to tackle noise and air pollution from aircraft engines, according to academic researchers.....
Garden-style panels could help protect those who live near airports from pollution
Manchester Evening News - Feb 4, 2013
Garden-style fences could protect people living near airports from air pollution, a Manchester scientist has claimed. Chemists at Manchester Metropolitan University have built a series of netted fences which they say could funnel harmful runway emissions into the atmosphere......


MONUSCO Building Security Fence in Goma
Voice of America - Feb 1, 2013
The United Nations Stabilization Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) will soon complete a security fence around the airport in Goma, in the North Kivu province, according to the group's spokesman....

Weird News

Applebee's waitress fired for posting 'I give God 10%' receipt to Reddit - Feb 1, 2013
A waitress at the family-restaurant chain Applebee's was fired this week after she posted to Reddit a photo of a bill, on which a self-described pastor had written "I give God 10%, why do you get 18" denied her a tip....

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