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Industry News

LMT MERCER GROUP, INC OBTAINS NEW DISTRIBUTION FACILITY IN NEW JERSEY
Press Release - Jan 10, 2013
New facility compliments existing distribution facilities in New Jersey, Ohio, and Nevada. LMT Mercer Group Inc, an injection molding manufacturer of fence, deck and handrail products for the building trade is pleased to announce the February 2013 opening of a new distribution facility in Pennington, NJ..
LIFTMASTER WELCOMES MIKE BEVAN AS NEW DIRECTOR OF MARKETING FOR RESIDENTIAL OPERATORS
Press Release - Jan 8, 2013
LiftMaster welcomes Mike Bevanas the new Director of Marketing, Residential Operators. With his proven track record in driving marketing strategies into successful field execution, including dealer participation, system wide communications and marketing campaign effectiveness and analysis...
Multi Sales Hosts California Tradeshow for Overhead Door Industry
Professional Door Dealer - Jan 11, 2013
Multi Sales Inc., a wholesale distributor of garage door and gate products, will host the 12th Annual Multi Sales Mini Trade Show, March 26-27 at the company’s headquarters in La Palma, Calif....
FENCETECH to Co-Promote with SME's HOUSTEX
Press Release - Jan 15, 2013
GLEN ELLYN, IL - JANUARY 15, 2013 - The American Fence Association (AFA) is teaming up with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) to co-promote FENCETECH and HOUSTEX.....

Decking Industry News

Principia Launches Residential Decking & Railing 2013 Industry Report
Fort Mill Times - Jan 15, 2013
Residential decking and railing demand exceeded $3.5 billion in 2012 and overall market demand is expected to increase more rapidly than the overall .......
The Woodland Deck Company Granted Trex®Pro Platinum Certification, Adds Two Trex® Products to Its Inventory
PR.com - Jan 11, 2013
The Woodland Deck Company, an Akron-based builder of high-quality pergolas, decks and other products, has been granted the distinction of Trex® Pro Platinum level builder, the highest builder certification offered under the Trex® Pro deck builder program.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Contractor to be charged with theft after abandoning fence project
WATE.com - Jan 9, 2013
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Knoxville fence contractor will soon be learning that he's being charged with a crime for not finishing his work......

Local Government Issues

Fence On Hempstead Turnpike Planned To Stop Dangerous Pedestrian Crossing
Standard-Examiner - Jan 14, 2013
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 900-foot fence is set to be constructed in the middle of the busy Hempstead Turnpike, where crossing the busy roadway has put many people in danger......
Anti-vehicle bollards to be deployed in Times Square
Security Infowatch - Jan 14, 2013
Times Square, one the most free-flowing public spaces in the world, will be constrained a bit by the addition of dozens of stainless-steel bollards and granite barriers that are intended to prevent terrorists - and drunks - from driving vehicles on to the pedestrian plazas ...
Councilor: Build fence to stop sledders
Eagle Tribune - Jan 12, 2013
METHUEN — City Councilor Michael Condon wants fencing built at Greycourt Park to prevent sledders from using the popular hill behind City Hall......
City to install ski fencing in wake of two sledding accidents at Thompson Park
Watertown Daily Times - Jan 8, 2013
Dwayne J.V. Rumfelt’s 6-year-old son broke both of his legs when his sled smashed into one of the hay bales at the bottom of the hill at Thompson Park about two weeks ago.....
Despite the cost, VA’s new fence is practical, attractive
Salisbury Post - Jan 9, 2013
SALISBURY — It’s not exactly the Great Wall of China or the Walls of Jericho, but you can’t help but notice the new fence at the Hefner VA Medical Center....

Community Issues

Call for move on Connolly Folly fence
Leinster Leader - Jan 9, 2013
A FENCE which surrounds one of Kildare most famous historical monument can only be a short term solution, one of the country’s leading conservationists has said....
Harbour fence debate hits wall at St. John's council
CBC.ca - Jan 8, 2013
All but two members of St. John's city council voted Monday evening against an information session on a controversial plan to seal off a high-profile section of the city's harbourfront.....
Security fence for health centre
The Bolton News - Jan 12, 2013
A SECURITY fence will be built at a health centre due to fears over bonfires and “illicit activities” in its car park. NHS Bolton was granted planning permission to build a boundary fence and two security gates at Pikes Lane Primary Care Resource Centre in Deane Road, Deane.....

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbors upset with fence used to protect Pleasant View orchard
Standard-Examiner - Jan 14, 2013
PLEASANT VIEW — Agricultural property owner Ron Jensen has been installing a wire fence with strands of barbed wire running across the top along his property to protect his orchards from herds of deer.....

Schools and Fences

School Board Moves to Enhance Perimeter Security at BHHS
BeverlyHills.patch - Jan 12, 2013
The Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education agreed this week to proceed with plans to enhance security around the perimeter of Beverly Hills High School.....
Fences would make schools safer
The Gazette - Jan 13, 2013
In an effort to safely protect our young people from dangerous people, I would suggest an 8-10-foot fence around the school property with a sensitive wire along the top to alert that an intrusion is occurring......
Councillor slams housing association for disappearance of fence
Dumfries and Galloway Standard - Jan 13, 2013
A former school is at the centre of fresh safety fears. Security fencing around the former Wallace Hall Academy building at Thornhill was pulled down recently after ownershipwas transferred from the council to Dumfries andGalloway Housing Partnership .....

Weather and Fences

Snow fences: Do they still serve a purpose?
Washington Post - Jan 10, 2013
Last summer, while driving through the vast open spaces surrounding Denver International Airport (DIA), I was impressed by the equally vast array of snow fences, .....
Mending fences in rural Tasmania
ABC Rural - Jan 8, 2013
Repair and replacement of fencing on properties throughout rural Tasmania will begin in earnest from Monday, after damage to properties from the bushfires in the state.....
Help available to rebuild fences
Wisfarmer - Jan 8, 2013
Farmers and ranchers in northwest Nebraska might be able to receive financial help to rebuild fences damaged by fire. KCSR radio reports that the Farm Service Agency for Dawes, Sheridan and north Sioux counties is offering the assistance. ....

Stolen Fences

Man Accused Of Stealing From Bombing Memorial Fence In Downtown OKC
NewsOn6.Com - Jan 14, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - Police arrest a man accused of stealing items from the fence outside the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.....
Thieves steal fence from Salisbury Scout Group
Adelaide Now - Jan 8, 2013
SALISBURY Scout Group leader Chris Hurrell says members might miss out on vital new equipment after thieves stole fence panels from the club's Memorial Avenue hall. ....

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International

Fence seals Egyptian border
Australian Jewish News - Jan 13, 2013
Israel completed a 140-mile fence last week, bringing it close to sealing off its border with Egypt. “Just as Iron Dome defends Israel’s skies, the fence is an iron wall defending Israel’s border,” said Eran Ofir, head of the military-run Fence Construction Authority...

Weird News

Woman crashes train into house in Sweden
Canoe.ca - Jan 7, 2013
STOCKHOLM - A cleaning lady stole a train and drove it off the end of the tracks and smashed into a house in Sweden on Tuesday, injuring only herself in an incident police are investigating. ....

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