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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe January 29, 2013  
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Industry News

Gregory Industries, Inc. High Security Fence Super C-Post
Press Release - Jan 24, 2013
Gregory Industries, Inc. launches Super C-Post for high security fencing installations. Super C-Posts provides greater strength perpendicular to the fence line with 60,000 pound minimum yield steel ....
Linear Broadens Technology Offerings with Z-Wave
Press Release - Jan 23, 2013
Leveraging the innovation of the wireless RF mesh technology, Linear's portfolio now adds versatile Z-Wave products for dealers and OEM partners seeking intelligent wireless control solutions for commercial and residential environments.....
TagMaster RFID Installed at Queen City Square Tower
Press Release - Jan 22, 2013
TACOMA, Wa. | January 22, 2012—TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range and high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) was installed by GuardLink for hands-free parking access to Queen City Square Tower, the tallest building in Cincinnati, Ohio......
Tulsa-based Ameristar acquires California firm, plans new facility, more hires-
Tulsa World - Jan 24, 2013
Fences are just the beginning for Ameristar Fence Products, and a new acquisition and Tulsa expansion assures the company's footprint will continue to grow. ...
Prince Charles visits ATG Access - a manufacturing success story in Haydock
St Helens Star - Jan 23, 2013
PRINCE Charles was handed a tangy reminder of his last trip to St Helens, when he was presented with a hamper of Bartons Pickles as he visited another of the town’s success stories.....
melodika - Jan 28, 2013
In order to excel in building of safe pool aluminum fences, Vanguard is using new and highly improved methods of manufacturing. This involves inclusion of safe and intelligent designing as well as the better safety tools like self-closing magnetic safety latches ....

Decking Industry News

Builders' Show: Colorful new Trex decking that resists mold
Consumer Reports - Jan 22, 2013
For composite decking without the mold issues that plagued earlier products, Trex is showing off its latest line, Trex Select, at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. Also on display is a new tropical color for the premium Transcend line. ...
Fiberon® Launches Five New Deck Products At This Week’s International Builders’ Show
Eon Business Wire - Jan 22, 2013
NEW LONDON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiberon®, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, launches five new products at this week’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas....

Fence Contractors in the News

Three Things a Homeowner Should Know Before Choosing a Contractor.
PRWeb - Jan 28, 2013
As a manufacturer of fence hardware and accessories, Modern Fence Technologies is in constant contact with trends and practices in the fence industry. A frequent complaint is from homeowners either looking for quality installers ...
Trapped horse left overnight by workmen
Warrington Guardian - Jan 25, 2013
A HORSE was left trapped overnight in metal fencing dumped by workmen in Woolston. The animal became trapped in the field on Battery Lane next to where developers are building 10 houses for David Wilson Homes....

Local Government Issues

Carrboro Aldermen Say "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors" - Jan 28, 2013
CARRBORO - Past and present Carrboro Aldermen have conflicting opinions about fence permitting inside town limits and the current Board is ready to educate rather than regulate....
City taking bids for Salem Common fence
Salem News - Jan 26, 2013
The city is accepting bids for roughly $150,000 worth of repair and restoration work on the cast iron fence, which was installed in 1850....
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Turnpike fence draws concerns
LI Herald - Jan 26, 2013
Workers from the state’s Department of Transportation are building a fence in the center median of Hempstead Turnpike, approximately 1,000 feet long, between Carman and Franklin avenues.
$73,625 to fence in Elora Gorge near arena and community centre
Wellington Advertiser - Jan 26, 2013
Centre Wellington is shelling out over $70,000 for chain link fencing along the Elora Gorge by the community centre...

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbors: This ain't no 'Love'land - Jan 26, 2013
Chris Bucher and Judith West don’t like each other – really don’t like each other. The warring neighbors, who, ironically, live in a city named Loveland, have been going at it for years...

AG Fencing

Is your fence law as out of date as fences?
Dairy Herd - Jan 26, 2013
Since 1950 livestock production has experienced many dynamic changes. Cattle production increased, and then declined to the point we have about the same number of cattle in the US as were being counted in 1950. ...
NSW Farmers raising funds for fences
ABC Rural - Jan 26, 2013
A fundraising appeal has been launched to help farmers repair fences damaged by recent fires across NSW. More than 3,500 kilometres of fencing has been destroyed. ...

Schools and Fences

On the fence about the fence
The Student Printz - Jan 26, 2013
Anyone who has driven or walked around the University of Southern Mississippi has surely noticed the stark gray posts surrounding campus. The funding was provided via grant by the Mississippi Department of Transportation....

Fences and Animals

Boulder City Bypass project protects tortoises
Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jan 28, 2013
White men must not be the only creatures who can't jump. Fortunately for Steve Cooke, the desert tortoise doesn't have much of a vertical leap, either....
Evil fence nearly outsmarts dog, until he gets a little help
Kennebec Journal - Jan 28, 2013
Teddy Roosevelt taught us all to speak softly and carry a big stick, but what do you do when your big stick prevents you from getting where you want to go ...
Wormsloe alters fence to spare deer
Kennebec Journal - Jan 28, 2013
The bucolic oak-lined entrance to Wormsloe Historic Site belies a grisly wildlife problem at the state historic site. About once every other month a deer leaping over the site’s wrought iron fence fails to clear the sharp points of the fence pickets. The latest incident was Thursday when site manager Chris Floyd had to remove a dead doe from the fence....
Pronghorns in peril along Arizona-Mexico border
USA Today - Jan 23, 2013
Environmentalists say the inability of the pronghorn to range freely across southern Arizona and northern Mexico has contributed to dramatic declines in the population of some herds...


Fencing and Airports

Tweed New Haven Airport to install fences
WTNH - Jan 23, 2013
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it's working with officials at Tweed New Haven Airport to install fences to enclose the entire airport property, four months after a small Learjet air ambulance struck a deer during takeoff.....
Zephyrhills airport, Skydive City reach deal on security fence
Northwest News and Tribune - Jan 23, 2013
ZEPHYRHILLS -- A fence issue that has been ongoing for over a year may have reached a resolution Tuesday at a workshop held by the Zephyrhills Airport Authority.....

Fencing and Railroads

Union Pacific fence
Ventura County Star - Letter - Jan 27, 2013
My gut tells me that since the railroad won’t have to create access (as they may have had to do with “The Bluffs” development) they took the opportunity to protect their property rights and the public as well....
News & Star - Jan 26, 2013
Steel security fences that keep people off Carlisle’s disused Waverley railway viaduct can stay for another two years, city councillors say....

Fences and Volunteers

Scout builds fence for Rancho Damacitas
UT San Diego - Jan 26, 2013
When Ryan Slagle looked for a community service project to earn his Eagle Scout rank, the Wildomar teen landed at Rancho Damacitas, a Wine Country facility that houses wards of the state.....

Pool Safety

Pool fence law flouted
Waikato Times - Jan 22, 2013
Thousands of Waikato families are breaking the law - and potentially endangering their childrens' lives - by failing to fence temporary swimming pools.....

Weird News

Monday is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day - Jan 27, 2013
Monday is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, so go ahead and enjoy the simple pleasure of popping the stuff that has protected millions of products over the last 53 years....

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