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Industry News

DoorKing® Welcomes Nikki Dinnel
Press Release - Jul 30, 2013
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing is pleased to welcome Nikki Dinnel as their new National Accounts Manager for the Western United States. In her new position, Nikki will be responsible for building the DoorKing brand with architects, property management companies, general contractors and local, state and federal government agencies. ...
Press Release - Jul 28, 2013
Door Engineering has added a trackless folding gate system to their product line offering! Just like their original Four-Fold Door System, the Four-Fold GT™ has the high speed, high cycle operation with low maintenance.....
Delta Scientific Announces Opening of Their New Palmdale, California Production Cente
PRWeb - Press Release - Jun 25, 2013
Since their founding in 1974, Delta Scientific has grown to become the world's leading manufacturer of vehicle access control equipment. Due to the consistently increasing demand for the products they offer, the company proudly announces the recent opening of their new production center in Palmdale, California.....
Reliance Foundry Secures New Flexible Bollard Manufacturing Agreement
ThomasNet - Press Release - Jun 25, 2013
Reliance Foundry has entered into a new manufacturing partnership that will transform the way its line of flexible bollards is produced. From this point forward, all of Reliance Foundry's flexible bollards will be manufactured in a cutting-edge facility that has been designed for specialized bollard production. A....
Access Fixtures Announces Newly Enhanced Performance LED Bollard Lights
PRNewswire - Press Release - Jun 25, 2013
WORCESTER, Mass., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Fixtures has expanded its line of LED bollard lights adding a version with type 5 optics and new more powerful 12 watt omni-directional LED light source. ....

Decking Industry News

Composite Decking/Railing offers commercial settings profile.
ThomasNet - Press Release - Jun 25, 2013
July 29, 2013 - Suited for settings such as boardwalks, docks, and marinas, entry-level Trex Select® decking and railing system offers 2 x 6 in. board profile option available in 4 nature-inspired colors: Madeira, Saddle, Woodland Brown, and Pebble Grey ....
Manasquan Premium Fasteners Offers a Complete Line of Deck Fasteners for Hardwood Decking
PRWeb - Press Release - Jun 25, 2013
Manasquan Premium Fasteners, LLC, a leading online provider of stainless steel fasteners to the residential, commercial and marine construction industries, now carries a complete line of deck fasteners for fastening hardwood decking including Ipe, Tigerwood, Massaranduba, Garapa and more.....
Non-Composite Composite Decking
NW Times - Jun 25, 2013
As a result, trends in the decking industry revolve around improvements in composites, hidden fasteners, integrated materials, recycled resources and, most importantly to homeowners, colors and appearances that resemble indoor hardwoods offering both high performance and low maintenance when faced with outdoor elements....

Fence Contractors in the News

Charlotte Fence Company Releases a Buyers Guide to Help Consumers Make the Best Buying Decision
PRWeb - Jul 28, 2013
Charlotte Based Fencing Company - Carolina Deck & Fence released a "Fence & Deck Buying Guide" as a resource to help potential deck & fence buyers make the best decision for their needs......
Troubleshooters: Ricardo Fence
KZTV-10 - Jul 26, 2013
RICARDO, Texas - The sounds of a saw and hammer are welcome to the Mendez family of Ricardo. It means their fence actually being built. Late last month they hired Omar Rodriguez and Texas Landscape, a company out of Harlingen, to do the job.....

Local Government Issues

Fence Along Bike Trail Causing Problems For Residents
WKEF ABC 22 - Jul 22, 2013
RIVERSIDE -- A simple wooden fence on a bike path in Riverside is upsetting some neighbors. But the city is working on a fix. About a quarter mile of Huberville Avenue right across from the Air Force Museum is now lined by a fence. It was installed by Five Rivers Metroparks to protect people who use the bike path from traffic.....
Pigeon Forge park to get new fence
The Mountain Press - Jul 22, 2013
The City Commission voted to put in a chain link fence along a portion of the new Wears Farm City Park so that visitors will be deterred from taking a shortcut through neighboring yards. But some residents from nearby houses aren’t satisfied with the city’s solutions.....
Sunapple Gardens plan returns with new design featuring lower fence
ThisWeekNews - Jul 23, 2013
The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities is scheduled to return to Gahanna's Planning Commission in August with plans that show the exact distance from neighboring residential properties to the planting areas of the proposed Sunapple Gardens and Education Center......
Bland County resident seeking stricter fencing regs - Jul 23, 2013
Arlene Bridges hopes to convince the Bland County Board of Supervisors to adopt a stricter fencing ordinance. On Tuesday, she presented the board a petition with about 100 signatures, asking members to re-consider the county’s fencing regulations.....
Fence proposed for Fort Knox perimeter
Fenceviewer - Jul 23, 2013
PROSPECT — The Friends of Fort Knox believe a proposal to construct an 1,800-foot fence around the site’s perimeter will unnecessarily diminish the fort’s historic appeal......


Community Issues

Call for artists to transform fence at Mitcham Eastfields station into work of art
Wimbledon Guardian - Jul 25, 2013
Designers, artists and architects are being invited to take part in transforming a row of timber fences into a "compelling piece of artwork". Submissions are currently being accepted for one artist to make put their stamp on a fence opposite Eastfields Station in Mitcham....
Airport fence through Ore. internment camp opposed
UT San Diego - Jul 29, 2013
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Japanese-American groups and individuals are questioning plans to build a fence around the Tulelake Airport that would cut through the site of the World War II era Tule Lake internment camp....

Community Fence Projects

Trust fence-posts fund going strong
Nelson Mail - Jul 29, 2013
Nelson's Brook Waimarama Sanctuary has reached two-thirds of its goal, raising $3.2 million towards its $4.75m target to build a 14-kilometre fence to keep out pests......
Kidnapping victim gets privacy fence, sense of safety
THV 11 - Jul 29, 2013
CLEVELAND, OH (CNN/WEWS) -- One of the three women held captive for nearly a decade in Cleveland finally feels safe at home. The family of Gina Dejesus had a fence built around their property to help her feel comfortable and give her some privacy as she adjusts to her new life.....

Home Owner Associations

Do homeowners have to pay for replacement fencing or gates?
Los Angeles Times - Jul 29, 2013
Question: The board sent letters to owners saying the association is replacing wood fencing with vinyl fencing. This decision was never discussed at open meetings. Owners were not given a chance to vote or choose the replacement fencing. ....

Fences and Neighbors

Witnesses: Man tries to run over neighbor after fence fight
WWMT-TV - Jul 29, 2013
MATTAWAN, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A dispute over a fence turns ugly in Van Buren County. A woman involved tells us she had to call police after her neighbor tried to run over her husband....

Fences and Animals - Pets

Shocking Truth about Invisible Fences
Daily Mail - Jul 24, 2013
...Installing a physical fence is safer and more effective for your dog. Check the wording in your local ordinances regarding fencing and what’s necessary to protect others from your dog. An. .

Fencing and Airports

Airport to get electric fences
Times of India - Jul 28, 2013
AHMEDABAD: An incident on Tuesday, where monkeys were seen scampering across the runway just when an Indigo flight was about to land, has prompted the decision to install electric fences. From Tuesday, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) ...


Iraq begins work on Syria security fence
Al-Shorfa - Jul 28, 2013
Construction work has begun on a security fence that will run along Iraq's border with Syria, Anbar provincial officials announced Wednesday (July 24th). ...
Some 400 migrants storm Spanish border fence
New Zealand Herald - Jul 23, 2013
MADRID (AP) Spain's Interior Ministry says some 400 sub-Saharan migrants tried to scale a barbed-wire border fence to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco, with some 100 making it across....

Weird News

Cops: Man hit golf balls at neighbour
Canoe - Jul 26, 2013
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — A 37-year-old man has been charged with mischief for allegedly hitting golf balls over the Trent-Severn Waterway and into a neighbour's backyard......

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LONG FENCE is currently seeking Guardrail Installers at our Frederick, MD and Phoenixville, PA offices. Installers must be U.S citizen & have experience installing guardrails. References required. Email Inquiries to or fax to 301-874-2564. AA/EOE


High Security Fencing Sales

Seeking experienced outside salesperson for our high security fencing line. Must have verifiable work history with security fence experience required. We are an established US manufacturer of high quality welded wire fencing who is well-respected in the industry. Qualified candidates please send resume to





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