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Industry News

Rural King partners with Red Brand to support FFA
Press Release - Dec 28, 2012
Indianapolis, IN - Rural King Supply representative Josh Gordon presented a check to the National FFA Foundation at the 2012 National FFA Convention and Expo. ....
BD Loops Water-Tight Splice Kit
Press Release - Dec 28, 2012
BD Loops’ new Splice Kit is designed with inductance loops in mind, to create a water-tight seal over a spliced connection. Used in the field, this kit effectively repairs damaged lead-in wire or allows more wire to be connected to the lead-in. .....
Ontario Parking Systems Ltd. Announce Large Selection of Slide Gate Operators
PR.com - Dec 20, 2012
Ontario Parking Systems has just announced that they are offering a large selection of slide gate operators for a number of different applications from residentia....
3 Linear Employees Designated Certified Gate Installers By IDEA
Professional Door Dealer - Dec 26, 2012
Three employees for Linear LLC, an access-control manufacturer, received accreditation in December as certified gate installers by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA). The employees are Adrian Diaz, an application engineer...
Security Fences are Back In Fashion
IsraelDefense - Dec 31, 2012
About twenty years ago, in the years following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the general impression was that fences and walls have gone out of fashion; that the world has become a global village with fewer and fewer partitions. This is definitely not the situation today, however....
MIDE PRODUCTS FENCE HOOKS RAMPS UP 2013 SALES EFFORTS
Press Release - Dec 31, 2012
For 2013, MIDE Products expects to double sales by focusing their efforts to help build brand awareness with retail consumers. The company has maintained steady growth each year since it was founded in 2008. ....

Fence Contractors in the News

No longer dogged by contractor
Times Leader - Dec 29, 2012
FORTY FORT – Dina Civiletti-Rondinella thought she was out of luck after a contractor she hired to install a fence to keep her “foster dogs” safe took the materials and left without finishing the job. ....
Prison fence contract won by N.B. company
TheChronicleHerald.ca - Dec 20, 2012
A New Brunswick company has won a large contract to relocate fencing around a Nova Scotia prison. Maritime Fence Ltd. was the lowest bidder, at $962,573, on a tender to move fences at the Nova Institution for Women in Truro.. ....

Local Government Issues

Police to put up huge fences at scenes of motorway crashes to stop rubberneckers causing traffic jams
Daily Mail  - Dec 27, 2012
Drivers who peer across motorway lanes to observe the aftermath of crashes are to be thwarted in a bid to prevent traffic jams. ....
Fencing off hot pools 'huge task'
Waikato Times  - Dec 21, 2012
Fencing off all Rotorua's natural hot pools would be a hugely difficult task, an inquest into the death of a 10-year-old boy has been told.....
City workers install fence after ABC Action News report on neighborhood eyesore
ABC Action News  - Dec 21, 2012
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - In June, Tropical Storm Debby significantly damaged a piece of property in St. Petersburg. Neighbors, concerned about the safety, wanted something done. After a report aired on ABC Action News, the city took action. ....
Firing range fence bid approved by county
Rockport Pilot  - Dec 28, 2012
Aransas County commissioners approved a $5,600 bid from S&J Fence Co. for the construction of a fence around the firing range at the county yard. The action was taken at a regular term meeting Thursday, Dec. 27......
Lowell allots money to fence building outside sewage plant
NWI Times  - Dec 28, 2012
LOWELL | The Town Council agreed Thursday to spend $14,397 to protect part of its $6.1 million investment in the town's sewage treatment plant.......

Community Issues

Fence to block dog walkers stirs anger
Diss Express - Dec 28, 2012
A fence blocking an access to a Diss green space to help protect public safety has caused uproar among residents living there. Diss Cricket Club has put up the fence stopping people from accessing Rectory Meadow.....
Judge says fences will make bars better neighbors
Houston Chronicle - Dec 19, 2012
A dispute between Upper Kirby bar owners and residents of the David Crockett Addition subdivision finally may be over.....

Fences and Weather

State stepping up use of snow fences
The Columbus Dispatch  - Dec 31, 2012
MARYSVILLE, Ohio — As bad as the snow has been in Union County this week, one notoriously wicked stretch of highway fared better than usual.....
Fewer Snow Fences in Illinois
KWQC  - Dec 26, 2012
MOLINE - It has been less than a week since the first real snow of the season barreled its way through our area. Now, as more snow is on the way, snow fences in Illinois still seem to be a rare sight.....

Pool Safety

Pool fence design may stall foster placement
KVOA - Dec 21, 2012
TUCSON - It's no secret there's a serious shortage of foster homes in Tucson. A dramatic increase in child abuse and neglect cases has Pima County out of beds....

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Schools and Fences

School, neighbors compromise on fence
NBC2 News  - Dec 19, 2012
NAPLES - For months, a Naples school has been trying to get a fence put up. But people who live in the area had said that it's ugly and unnecessary. Wednesday, they came to a compromise - agreeing that safety is now a top priority......
School Cameras, New Fencing Delayed
Mountain News  - Dec 27, 2012
With the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings fresh on their minds, Rim of the World Unified School District school board members on Dec. 20 tentatively agreed to add security cameras at all school sites, and perimeter fencing at Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School......

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Miles of fish recovery fences in northeastern Oregon taking toll on wildlife, critics say
The Oregonian  - Dec 29, 2012
LA GRANDE -- Rancher Loren Stout of Dayville found a wild stallion tangled and bleeding last summer in a barbed wire fence.....
Fence hangs up elk, briefly, at highway crossing
Spokesman Review  - Dec 29, 2012
WILDLIFE — This video of a huge herd of wintering elk crossing a highway near Helena, Mont., has several interesting elements....
Conservation group wants Montana ranch fences modified for wildlife
Helena Independent Record - Dec 31, 2012
GREAT FALLS — Two antelope met nose-to-nose one day in March in northeastern Montana, a barbed-wire fence keeping them on opposite sides of the prairie....
WA rabbit-proof fence extension opposed
Weekly Time Snow - Dec 19, 2012
A PLAN to extend the rabbit-proof fence in Western Australia's south is being opposed by several conservation groups.....

AG Fencing

Help available to fix fire-damaged fences
Omaha World-Herald - Dec 31, 2012
CHADRON — Farmers and ranchers in northwest Nebraska might be able to receive financial help to rebuild fences damaged by fire.....
Farm fences bulldozed
Daily Liberal - Dec 23, 2012
CONCERNED farmers around Narromine say they are not happy about a number of fences left flattened by bulldozers clearing land for pipework to theTomingley Gold Project......

Stolen Fences

Fencing products stolen from driveway of GC home
Hometownlife.com - Dec 20, 2012
A Garden City man told police that someone that a roll of chain link fencing and a pallet of vinyl fencing with posts were taken from a home in the 32000 block of Florence Dec. 16.....
Hartlepool allotment fence theft 'disappoints' council
BBC - Dec 21, 2012
Thieves who stole wooden fencing from land near allotments in Hartlepool are "undermining" efforts to improve the area, the council has said......
Wrought iron fence stolen
BBC - Dec 21, 2012
Over 30 eight-foot sections of antique (100-year-old) wrought iron fence were stolen in Lincoln County on Nov. 30 and again on Dec. 11. Two individuals driving a small SUV, possibly a Jimmy/Blazer type, with a small single .....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border Security Plan Divides Ranchers on Opposite Sides of the Fence
Fox News - Dec 23, 2012
NOGALES, Ariz. – When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles that the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees — the hours it takes to drive to some places,....

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Weird News

Cops release list of best silly 911 calls of 2012
Canoe.ca - Dec 28, 2012
There is no doubt the cops have a lot to deal with. There's crimes, road safety, keeping the peace...and calls about suspicious squirrels.....

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