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Industry News

BD Loops takes its Free popular Seminar to the East and West coast in March
Press Release - Jan 20, 2013
The popular BD Loops seminar titled: "Everything you need to know about loops" will be held on both the East and West coast, March 2013. The seminar is ideal for experienced and new installers alike. Come by for a free lunch and a great education.....
Modern Fence Technologies Announces, "Sebring, Florida to See Changes at Municipal Golf Course"
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) - Jan 18, 2013
Part of being a professional is a commitment to constant improvement. For teachers, it means taking courses when school is out. For doctors, it means attending lectures and studying new techniques and treatments. For Modern Fence Technologies it means going to Sebring, Florida this February to attend the NAFCA Fence Training School 2013. ....
Acoustiblok Fence Quiets Noise for Neighbors Near Hillsborough County, Fla Wastewater Treatment Plant
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) - Jan 16, 2013
An Acoustiblok noise barrier recently installed near a noisy exposed aerator motor at the Hillsborough County Northwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility resulted in an immediate and significant reduction...

Decking Industry News

Universal Launches Latitudes Wave™ Decking at IBS; Offers Classic Look at Affordable Price
Business Wire - Jan 17, 2013
Universal Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc., (NAS: UFPI) and manufacturer of Latitudes® decking and railing products, will unveil an all-new Latitudes decking product at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, Nev....

Fence Contractors in the News

Dallas/Fort Worth/Austin, Texas – Dec 28th, 2012 – Viking Fence Co, Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 2012 Angie's List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all companies rated on Angie's List....
Good fences
Kennebec Journal - Jan 15, 2013
Cobey Schmidt picks up pieces of fencing that he helped erect Tuesday with his colleague, Greg Roy, on the bridge spanning Bond Brook at the Bond Brook Recreation Area in Augusta. The employees of Androscoggin Fence Company were putting up rails and gates on the trailhead for bikers and runners. ...
CORONA: Chamber hands out annual awards
Press-Enterprise - Jan 18, 2013
Chairman's Awards — Don Garling of Lifetime Vinyl Fence Company, Karen Spiegel and Jim Dorsey.....

Local Government Issues

Middletown mayor miffed over fence
Times Herald-Record - Jan 19, 2013
MIDDLETOWN — Middletown is sending the U.S. Postal Service a letter protesting the 8-foot, chain-link fence built late last year around the repaved post office parking lot on South Street, and the city's mayor says he is willing to sue the post office if it isn't taken down....
Fences, warnings ordered for Kitsap bikini baristas
Seattle Post Intelligencer  - Jan 16, 2013
In the end, Kitsap County decided the scantily clad baristas and their coffee stands could stay. But they would be hidden behind tall fences and marked with warning signs.....
No 'ugly' fences in Oaks Historic District
Beaumont Enterprise  - Jan 16, 2013
If good fences make good neighbors, it logically follows that ugly fences get neighborhoods riled up, said Beaumont City Councilman Mike Getz during discussion of an ordinance to control the type of fences visible from the street in Old Town....

Community Issues

Blackburn gun club submits safety fence design
Lancashire Telegraph - Jan 22, 2013
BLACKBURN outdoor airgun club has submitted the design for a safety fence at its range at Higher Whitehalgh Farm, Stockclough Lane, Feniscowles, to the council......
Thompson Park gets new ski fencing
YNN - Jan 19, 2013
Steel security fences that keep people off Carlisle's disused Waverley railway viaduct look set to stay for another year at least.....
Fence repair will soon crimp dogs' freedom
The Canberra Times - Jan 22, 2013
Jadha and Mahal's days of breaking out and running riot on Northbourne Avenue are numbered now ActewAGL has promised to repair a fence that their master, David Creech, says was damaged during pole replacement work....
Sunset Park wall to be topped with fence
The Gleaner - Jan 19, 2013
The Henderson City Commission on Tuesday will consider approving a new fence in Sunset Park that will run along the top of the retaining wall facing the river.....

Railroad Fences

Railroad fence
Ventura County Star - Jan 15, 2013
Vista Del Mar Drive is uncommonly quiet. No more surfboards on bicycle side racks. No more joggers or moms with baby strollers making their way along the bluffs. The recreation walkers and the runners are gone. ...
Downed LIRR fence creates hazard
Queens Chronicle - Jan 21, 2013
A downed fence that used to block Long Island Rail Road tracks from a dead end street in East Elmhurst poses a danger to children on the block, civic leaders say.....
News & Star - Jan 21, 2013
Steel security fences that keep people off Carlisle's disused Waverley railway viaduct look set to stay for another year at least.....


Schools and Fences

Parents seek fence between park, Browns Valley Elementary School in Vacaville
The Reporter Jan 18, 2013
Two parents of Browns Valley Elementary students walked away from Thursday's Vacaville Unified trustees meeting upset over comments made by some governing board members about possible safety upgrades at the Wrentham Drive school,...
New fence installed at A'ville school
Sand Mountain Reporter Jan 16, 2013
The Albertville School Board discussed plans Tuesday night to continue fence construction designed to shield off vulnerable parts of Albertville High School and the district in reaction to the December school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.....

Fence Disputes

Motion for summary judgment entered into Galveston fence lawsuit
South East Texas Record Jan 22, 2013
GALVESTON – The defendants in a lawsuit arising from an apparent fence dispute have submitted a motion for summary judgment, recent court records show.....
Unresolved fence dispute means Villa Park boy needs to find new school
Chicago Daily Herald Jan 15, 2013
A Villa Park boy whose family is concerned about safety at the School of Expressive Arts and Learning's new location in Lombard no longer will attend the school....

Fences and Animals

Solar fencing to prevent elephants being run over by trains
Times of India Jan 18, 2013
BERHAMPUR: In a bid to prevent wild animals from being run over by trains, Odisha's forest department is planning to install solar fences on either side of the railway track from Rambha bypass to Palur junction in Ganjam district.....
Outback dog fence damaged by large grassfire
ABC Online Jan 16, 2013
The Wild Dog Destruction Board is assuring farmers that a massive grassfire that has damaged the dog fence has not left any holes......

Pool Safety

Pool fence rule change to boost safety
Frankston Weekly Jan 22, 2013
POOL fence regulations will become more stringent when new rules take force from May. Frankston Council's chief executive Dennis Hovenden said the state government was cracking down on safety concerns and issues of non-compliance regarding pool fencing.....
Inflatable pools must have fence, lockable gate, owners warned
The City Weekly Jan 22, 2013
AN OBSCURE Building Commission regulation makes it illegal to use an inflatable pool without a permanent and lockable gate....
Crete expected to tighten swimming pool rules, require fences
nwitimes Jan 16, 2013
CRETE | Village officials are expected to tighten regulations regarding swimming pools at the board's Jan. 26 meeting. A new ordinance will detail the need for a fence around swimming pools, both in and above ground, and pools will be prohibited from occupying a front yard.....


New Castle residents upset by trafficking, incomplete fence at jail across street
IndyChannel Jan 19, 2013
NEW CASTLE, Ind. - New Castle residents are voicing concerns about jail trafficking happening right before their eyes. One resident said he's even chased people from his yard who were trying to smuggle drugs inside the jai.....

Weird News

Las Vegas: the Bermuda Triangle for lost smartphones - Jan 7, 2013
Tracking devices and apps such as Apple's Find My iPhone are great for tracking down missing and stolen smartphones, but only when they work properly. Therefore, it could be a good idea to avoid visiting Las Vegas. ....

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