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Industry News

ActiveYards® Introduces the Same High Quality Fencing Solutions, but With a DIY Approach
Press Release - Jul 5, 2013
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Jul 5, 2013) - ActiveYards® introduces a new generation of premium fencing, making it easier to install for the non-professional. Why EZFence2Go?....
Research and Markets: U.S. Airport Perimeter Security - Analysis, Market Overview and Forecast
Wall Street Journal -- Press Release - Jul 1, 2013
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 01, 2013-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "U.S. Airport Perimeter Security" report to their offering....

Decking Industry News

NyloDeck's Exceptional Resistance to Termites is Proven in New Study
PRWeb - Press Release - Jul 3, 2013
Great news for NyloDeck owners; bad news for termites: Given the choice to eat NyloDeck or face starvation, termites chose hunger during a recent study performed by the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University. The four-week testing proved that NyloDeck – a next-generation composite decking material – is resistant to termites, particularly damage caused by the subterranean Formosan termite.....
Deckfast Metal Screws for Steel and Aluminum Joists Such as Trex Elevations Now Available at
PRWeb - Press Release - Jul 4, 2013
Manasquan Premium Fasteners, LLC, a leading online provider of stainless steel fasteners to the residential, commercial and marine construction industries, now offers the complete line of Deckfast Metal Fasteners for attaching composite, capstock and hardwood decking to metal joists such as Trex Elevations and Wahoo DryJoist....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fencing demand high in Christchurch recovery
Manawatu Standard - Jul 6, 2013
The central city cordon in Christchurch is disappearing but boom times are far from over for fencing companies. Demand for fencing has climbed steadily since the September 2010 earthquake, but industry players say it is nowhere near its peak, as fencing is needed for construction, not just demolition.....
Murphy Fence Co. binds best of old, new
Press of Atlantic City - Jul 7, 2013
For almost half a century, Murphy Fence Co. has handled fence and railing needs in Cape May County. While selling and installing fence and deck rails is the most obvious side of the Litton family’s business, the company also is a manufacturer of those products from vinyl and wood....

Local Government Issues

Waiting Too Long For Fence Fix?
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online - Jul 3, 2013
Ten weeks is long enough for Des Plaines’ 6th ward Ald. Mark Walsten. Several sections of a wooden fence along River Road north of Touhy Avenue that were knocked down during the Apr. 18 flooding of the Des Plaines River have not yet been replaced. ....
New electric fence rules for SA: how you are affected
MoneyWeb - Jul 5, 2013
What’s the deal with electric fence compliance certificates? Home owners could have their insurance claims rejected or face criminal prosecution should they not have a compliance certificate for their electric fence,....
Homeowner wins fight to fix Sandy-damaged fence
CT Post - Jul 2, 2013
ANSONIA -- Sometimes it pays to fight city hall. Take the case of Eileen Ryan, who was slapped with a cease-and-desist order when she tried to replace a fence around her Wakelee Avenue home after it had been damaged during Superstorm Sandy.....
TEF allots $17m to fence MoBay Civic Centre
Go Jamacia - Jul 6, 2013
The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) is spending $17 million to fence the Montego Bay Civic Centre in Sam Sharpe Square. Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris says this will allow for better control in and around the facility. .....

Fence Painting

Painting miles of fence an annual farm chore
Fauquier Now - Jul 8, 2013
J.R. Hensley starts the annual fence painting at Spring Hill Farm near Casanova. A longtime contractor at Spring Hill Farm, he this summer will paint 12 miles of the 48 miles of fencing at Spring Hill.,...
Tyler Stevenson is National Fence Painting champion - Jul 6, 2013
Hannibal, Mo. — Tyler Stevenson of Hannibal won the National Fence Painting Championship on Saturday, July 6, defeating three other contestants....


Fences and Animals - Domestic

Council Bluffs Passes New Law On Underground Electric Fences
Yahoo News Au - Jul 9, 2013
The Council Bluffs City Council has approved a new law that creates strict guidelines for dog owners with underground electric fences. At the meeting city leaders said they’ve had many complaints about the fences...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Yahoo News Au - Jul 3, 2013
The Queensland Government has announced a $350,000 dingo fence will be built on the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island off the state's southern coast. Dingo attacks on holiday-makers prompted a review of conservation and management measures on the island...
Kenya: Kilifi, KWS to Fence Game Reserves
AllAfrica - Jul 4, 2013
KILIFI county government will help the Kenya Wildlife Service buildan electric fence around all game reserves to end animal-human conflict in the county.,...
Metal fencing around nuclear plant leads to death of 4 blackbucks in Haryana
Times of India - Jul 4, 2013
FATEHABAD: Four blackbucks have died in the past three days after getting trapped in the metal fencing around a nuclear-power plant site near Badopal village of Fatehabad district, provoking protests from residents.,...
Solar fence fails to stop the jumbos
E Kantipur - Jul 4, 2013
A plan to keep wild elephant s from entering human settlements by means of electric fencing in some villages in the Madi region of Chitwan National Park (CNP) has proved futile, local villagers have complained....
Kruger fence will not be restored - Molewa
Independent Online - Jul 5, 2013
Cape Town - The fence between the Kruger National Park and the adjoining Limpopo National Park in Mozambique will not be restored as part of anti-poaching measures to protect rhinos.....

Stolen Fences

250 metres of fencing stolen from St Martin's Church, Chelsfield
News Shoppe - Jul 5, 2013
THIEVES stole 250 metres of “sturdy” chestnut fencing from St Martin's Church in Chelsfield last night. Locals say the eight-foot fencing, which surrounded the church's graveyard, disappeared overnight.....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Love-hate for border fence in the valley
MySanAntonio - Jul 6, 2013
PENITAS — It has been four years since the border fence was put in the ground some 50 yards behind Joey Cantu's home in Hidalgo County, but it has done little to stem the flow of illegal traffic through his neighborhood,...


WND - Jul 7, 2013
While the merits of building a fence along the USA’s southern border are debated in Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation’s new border fence is working very well, thank you ...

Weird News

Driver gets fined twice in 14 minutes for talking on cell while driving: Cops
Canoe - Jul 8, 2013
STRATFORD, Ont. — A 28-year-old Toronto man was stopped and fined twice within 14 minutes on Sunday for using his cellphone while driving, police say......

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