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Industry News

Homebuilder confidence and sales outlook soar
USA Today - Jul 16, 2013
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their home sales prospects than they have in more than seven years, a trend that suggests home construction will accelerate in coming months...
Electric fence manufacturer all set to enter agricultural market
The Star Online - Jul 16, 2013
PowerFence (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the local partner of New Zealand-based Gallagher Security Management System, is diversifying into a new segment by providing electric fence products for agricultural applications....
ABB JOKAB SAFETY Develops Quick-Guard Modular Safety Fencing, Configurable to a Variety of Industrial Applications
PRWeb - Jul 15, 2013
WESTLAND, ABB JOKAB SAFETY Develops Quick-Guard Modular Safety Fencing, Configurable to a Variety of Industrial Applicationsich. - ABB JOKAB SAFETY, a leading supplier of machine safety equipment, has developed Quick-Guard® Modular safety fencing panels,....
Portable LED Perimeter Lighting Retrofit for Construction Sites - CAST Lighting and Penn State Case Study
PRWeb - Jul 15, 2013
The Pennsylvania State University undertook, as part of their Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative, the conversion of campus construction perimeter lighting from a traditional type to a new energy-efficient LED fence lighting solution....
Invisible Fence® Brand Announces Boundary Plus® System Giveaways
PRWeb - Jul 15, 2013
Invisible Fence® Brand is celebrating the launch of their newest pet containment technology with a Boundary Plus® system giveaway.....

Decking Industry News

Trex® Sweeps Composite Decking Category In Remodeling Magazine's 2013 Brand Use Study
PR Newswire - Jul 10, 2013
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has been recognized with four first-place rankings in Remodeling magazine's 2013 Brand Use Study. ...
Trex reminds public of decking replacement program
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Jul 12, 2013
After receiving reports of breakage among badly flaking decking boards, Virginia-based Trex Co. is reminding the public of its replacement program. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

PRWeb - Jul 15, 2013
SPRING, TX, July 12, 2013 / -- Custom Fences and Gates, a leading fence contractor in Spring TX, announces its comprehensive one year warranty program that covers parts, labor, workmanship, and all related incidentals on its custom fences, custom gates, and other product. ...
Choosing Your Ideal Fence
Cape May County Herald - Jul 11, 2013
At the end of the day, a fence is an investment that should provide security, enhance your property and home, and last up to 25 years or more. Whether you are installing a new fence or replacing an old one, there are many options available and there are several questions you should ask yourself....

Local Government Issues

King Ranch loses battle to move deer fence
The Eagle - Jul 15, 2013
BEN BOLT -- For more than a century, a sturdy, low fence defined part of the northern boundary of the Santa Gertrudis Division of the enormous King Ranch, serving also as the line between Jim Wells and Kleberg counties. ...
Minnesota Drive next in line for wasteful, ineffective moose fencing
Alaska Dispatch - Jul 15, 2013
Highway engineers at the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOTPF) are planning to save motorists from moose collisions by fencing one road segment at a time. . ...
Kensington plans enforcement of pool fencing bylaw - Jul 12, 2013
The town of Kensington is warning residents it plans to step up enforcement of a pool bylaw requiring all pools deeper than 90 centimetres to be fenced in....
Mixed reviews for fence surrounding Plano subdivision
WFAA - Jul 15, 2013
PLANO –– A Plano neighborhood being built on the former site of a century-old farm is slowly taking shape. After more than one year of preparing the property for construction, the dirt is about to fly on scores of new houses....
Brecon Beacons fence dismays Open Spaces Society
Smallholder - Jul 15, 2013
The Open Spaces Society says it is dismayed that the Welsh Government has allowed the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority to retain a four-mile fence across open country in the heart of the national park. ....


Community Issues

Google's Colorful Fence
Search Engine Roundtable - Jul 10, 2013
Even Google's fences are Googley. Richard Hay from Google posted a picture of a fence up at Google, as you can see, the Google colors run through it. He said, "Nobody ever accuses us of having ominous fencing."...
Meeting on Boyne Beach Club fence draws a crowd
Petoskey News - Jul 15, 2013
BOYNE CITY -- "Time to remove the fence." That phrase was printed on thousands of postcards delivered to Boyne City residents last week, imploring them to attend a meeting Friday afternoon at Boyne District Library...
Fish tank property 'fence' is clear sign of conspicuous consumption
msnNOW - Jul 15, 2013
If passers-by couldn't tell by the massive house, this 164-foot-long aquarium that doubles as a property fence is a clear sign that the owner has money to drown. The house, in Cesme, Turkey, was originally owned by an engineer/businessman, though it has since been sold....
Donations sought to repair Superman fence in Glenville - Jul 12, 2013
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Got a couple bucks to help out Superman? Leigh Goldie of Solon, cousin of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster and a founding member of the Siegel and Shuster Society, launched a Facebook campaign on behalf of the society to raise money to fix the fence ....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

BeefTalk: Good fences make good neighbors
KXLO - Jul 15, 2013
There is a centuries-old saying: "Good fences make good neighbors." In his 1914 poem "Mending Wall," Robert Frost twice uses this saying as two neighbors set about mending a wall, which we would today call a fence. ...
Predator proof fence to save Wheatbelt wallabies
WA today - Jul 10, 2013
A predator-proof fence has been erected in the Wheatbelt to save rock wallabies from extinction, a fate that has claimed more than 30 mammal species in Australia. ...
Fencing, hunting and ‘hazing’ all potential bear fixes at landfill
Aspen Daily News - Jul 10, 2013
It’s only a matter of time before someone tangles with an aggressive bear at the Pitkin County Landfill, since about 16 bears now regularly use the site as an easy-access buffet. ...

DIY - Consumers

The fence goes up, the dogs stay in
Sequoyah County Times - Jul 10, 2013
For more than a year now I have been threatening to tear down the old fencing and replace it with new fencing that would actually contain the critters. The time had finally come where the dogs’ independence had to be curtailed. ...

Fences and Volunteers

Fence Installed as Part of Woman’s Dying Wish
Fox-8 - Jul 12, 2013
PAINESVILLE, OH — A woman’s dying wish has been granted. Carol Kochever, 55, wanted a fence in her backyard so her 3-year-old Dalmatian, Sophie, could run.....

Schools and Fences

Sandy Hook shooting causes Alhambra Unified School District to build a fence around Monterey Highlands
Pasadena Star-News - Jul 14, 2013
MONTEREY PARK - Almost exactly seven months ago, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting terrorized Americans across the nation, and this fall the after-effects could change the day-to-day lives of some kindergarten- to eighth-grade students at Monterey Highlands school....


USA Mexico Border Fence

Border Patrol considers putting razor wire on Nogales fence
Nogales International - Jul 12, 2013
Concertina wire could be installed on the border fence to the east and west of downtown Nogales, much to the chagrin of the city council..,...
Arizona mayor opposes razor wire on border fence
CNN - Jul 12, 2013
(CNN) -- An Arizona mayor is comparing a Border Patrol proposal to put razor wire on portions of the U.S.-Mexico border fence to building the Berlin Wall.,...
NextGov - Jul 10, 2013
After holding demonstrations with select vendors, the Obama administration is expected to pick a contractor by year's end for a $465 million high-tech border barrier -- a key component of any immigration reform deal....

Weird News

California man defrauds state, loses Star Wars collection
Canoe - Jul 12, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO - The force is no longer with Eric Hodgson, a California man who gave up a collection of Star Wars memorabilia worth more than $10,000 in a plea deal to charges that he defrauded a state agency out of nearly $1.9 million.....

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High Security Fencing Sales

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