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Industry News

Press Release - Jul 22, 2013
LMT Mercer Group Inc, an injection molding manufacturer of fence, deck and handrail products for the building trade is pleased to offer solutions in ADA and secondary handrail applications....
Oakland County Septage Uses Hands-free Access for Pumper Trucks
Press Release - Jul 16, 2013
TACOMA, WA | July 16, 2013 — 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 for the Oakland County ....
Modular Safety Fencing offers virtually limitless designs.
ThomasNet - Jul 19, 2013
Utilizing components such as aluminum profiles, patented brackets, net-locks, mesh, and solid panels, Quick-Guard® Standard and Express Fencing can be custom designed and configured to guard virtually any industrial application. ....
Access-Control Manufacturer LiftMaster Promotes Sherry Johnson to Radio Control Sales Manager
Professional Door Dealer - Jul 17, 2013
LiftMaster, a manufacturer of access-control products for the garage door and gate industry, recently announced the promotion of Sherry Johnson to radio control sales manager. In her new role, ...
A fence system to beat floods
Weekly Times Now - Jul 22, 2013
PAUL and Marg Ransom have 11 fences running across a creek on their farm at Goomalibee, just northwest of Benalla. For 30-odd years they have endured the flooding creek washing those fences away.....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Debuts New Trex Select? Board Profile Ideal For Commercial Settings
PR News Wire - Jul 22, 2013
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, today announced that it will add a new 2"x6" board profile to its entry-level Trex Select? decking and railing system. This new profile is particularly well suited for commercial settings, including boardwalks, docks and marinas....

Fence Contractors in the News

Overton vets memorial gets much-needed fence
Kearney Hub - Jul 18, 2013
OVERTON — Area fencing businesses took some time out of their week to help put up a new fence at the Overton’s veterans memorial. The four-day project began Monday, and fencers laid 500 feet of wrought iron around the memorial’s property. ....
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Reale Fence Inc. has been creating quality fencing for over 39 years
Finger Lakes Times - Jul 18, 2013
GENEVA — Family, quality and the desire to be the best. Treating everyone like a friend. Those are the attributes the folks at Reale Fence say has made them successful for four decades....
Compass Ironworks evolves to become maker of balconies, fences and gates for Jersey Shore mansions
Allentown Morning Call - Jul 21, 2013
It's a bright summer morning outside Amos Glick's office, and the mercury is beginning to climb. "I'm sorry that the air conditioning is broken this week," he says, then waits a beat to smile and let the joke sink in.....

Local Government Issues

Reflecting pool needs fence in order to be used for wading
Scarborough Mirror - Jul 19, 2013
The reflecting pool beside the Scarborough Civic Centre, a summer wading spot for decades, can no longer be used as a wading pool unless it is fenced off first, says the manager of City of Toronto pools.....
San Bernardino to fence homeless out of park?
KABC – Los Angeles - Jul 18, 2013
The city of San Bernardino is proposing to build a fence around Pioneer Park and close it off to keep the homeless out.....
Army engineers to build 1,800-foot fence atop Fort Knox
Bangor Daily News - Jul 17, 2013
PROSPECT, Maine — The nonprofit group that manages Fort Knox is worried that locals have not been consulted about a plan to install about 1,800 feet of fencing at the fort,.....
The Quapaw Quarter fence height rule at issue again
Arkansas Times - Jul 17, 2013
They're not through fighting over fences in the Quapaw Quarter. You'll remember that unhappy fence builders very nearly destroyed the Capitol Zoning District Commission in the 2013....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

State biologist: Minnesota Drive moose fence plan could increase crashes
Anchorage Daily News - Jul 22, 2013
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A proposal to install a fence along a 5-mile stretch of road known for moose strikes is getting criticism from neighbors......


Community Issues

Lower Macungie residents: Don't take our fences away
Allentown Morning Call - Jul 19, 2013
File this one under the heading "be careful what you wish for." When Lower Macungie homeowner Matthew Deutsch alerted the township's public works department to dead trees near his property line, he brought some unwanted attention to his neighborhood....
Trevallyn fence divide widens
Tasmania Examiner - Jul 19, 2013
LAUNCESTON City Council will spend $10,000 on obtaining senior legal advice to determine whether a fence that infringes on a Trevallyn public walkway should be removed. Property owners Christine and Rodney Smart were told by the council in 2012 that they had 21 days to remove the 30-metre private fence...

DIY - Consumers

Hiding tall fences with vines and shrubs can accelerate rotting of the fences
San Jose mercury News - Jul 17, 2013
Good old-fashioned suburbia will never be the same. Bigger modern homes on smaller modern parcels leave little space for gardening and trees. ...
Fence in Your Yard for Style and Safety
HamletHub - Jul 17, 2013
Homeowners might consider adding a fence for many reasons. However, “It’s up to the individual and what they’re trying to accomplish,” says Jamie Turrentine, owner of Southwest Fence and Deck in Carrollton, Texas. Here are ways you could benefit from a fenced-in yard.. ...

Community Fence Projects

Electric fence manufacturer all set to enter agricultural market
newsnet5 - Jul 22, 2013
CLEVELAND - One of the three Cleveland women held captive for more than a decade is now one step closer to gaining more privacy at her house....

Stolen Fences

Thieves ravage park fence
The Journal Gazette - Jul 16, 2013
About 2004 the East Central Neighborhood Association decided it was time to clean up the neighborhood. They begged for grants from City Council members and little by little spiffed things up and rebuilt the local park, known as the Hanna Homestead Park on East Lewis Street....

Weird News

Fail: 130,000 Que. high school diplomas have grammar mistake
Canoe - Jul 19, 2013
MONTREAL — Quebec's education ministry admits it gave out 130,000 high school diplomas with one pretty obvious grammatical error on them......

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