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Industry News

BD Loops Headed to Northern California
Press Release  - Jun 10, 2013
Two events in the month of June are taking BD Loops up to Northern California. On Thursday, June 13, BD Loops will be in Sacramento for Gates and Controls’ Fifth Annual Supplier Round-Up. From 11:00am to 3:00pm .....
Encon Holds Crash-Rated Barrier Training Seminar
Press Release  - Jun 10, 2013
May 9th, leading wholesale distribution company Encon Electronics partnered with gate operator manufacturer HySecurity in Hayward, Calif. for a Crash-Rated Barrier Operator Training and Installation Authorization Event. Encon General Manager Jeff Harris said, “HySecurity rarely offers crash-barrier training outside their facility in Seattle, Washington .....
Close the Loop Company Unveils “Green” Vineyard Post and Split Rail Fencing
PRWeb  - Jun 7, 2013
Split rail fences are a staple of rustic and cozy home environments. Although they provide a pleasing atmosphere to the areas they protect, they come at a cost, both ethically and fiscally. .....
Fencing and Gate Industry Giants Boresi Finally Justify the Huge Popularity of Glass Pool Fencing
SBWire - Jun 6, 2013
Minchinbury, Sydney -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/10/2013 -- There has always been a wide gamut of pool fencing options in the market, but as Boresi points out, Glass pool fencing in Sydney, and other parts of the world, is gaining in huge popularity, today more than ever before. ....
Deer Fencing from Deer Busters Reduces Spread of Lyme Disease
SBWire - Jun 6, 2013
Specialized fencing supplier, Deer Busters, stressed the importance of deer fencing and how it can reduce the spread of Lyme Disease. This means your farm animals and your family will be less at risk......

Decking Industry News

Residential Decking & Railing Market to Reach $4.1 Billion in 2014 According to Latest Report from Principia
SBWire - Jun 6, 2013
Demand for residential decking and railing is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4% from 2012 to 2015. Overall demand is expected to increase to $4.1 billion, adding $500 million in value during this period. The growth will be driven by the recovery of repair and remodeling market and continued growth in outdoor living......
MoistureShield® Composite Decking Offers Builders and Dealers a Chance to Win a Fishing Trip
PRLeap - Jun 6, 2013
Springdale, Ark., June 6, 2013 – Contractors and building material dealers could win an all-expenses-paid fishing trip to Trout Capital, USA (Cotter, Ark.), or one of four $25 Cabela's gift cards, in the MoistureShield Fishin with Friends promotion.....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence Factory to Host Summer Pet Adoption Events to Find “Fur-ever” Homes for Dozens of Lucky Dogs  - Jun 6, 2013
For 40 years, the Bennett Family has owned and operated the Fence Factory, and has made it their business to bring safety and security to four-legged and two-legged family members alike......
Cleveland kidnapping victim Gina DeJesus and family get new privacy fence donated  - Jun 9, 2013
CLEVELAND - The family of Gina DeJesus has new hopes of moving forward after receiving a particular donation, a 6-foot-tall privacy fence on their property.....
Long® Fence Provides Chain Link Security Fencing and Crowd Control for the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club  - Jun 9, 2013
Long® Fence is providing chain link fence panels and pedestrian barricades for the 2013 U.S. Open held June 10-16 at Merion Golf Club, East Course, 450 Ardmore Avenue in Ardmore, PA.....

Local Government Issues

Montgomery County Commission considering new security measures
Montgomery Advertiser  - Jun 9, 2013
The Montgomery County Commission is considering spending $43,000 on security gates that would make the area between the county courthouse and jail safer and stop unauthorized parking....
Fence controversy continues in St. Augustine
News4JAX - Jun 10, 2013
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - A fence at the base of the Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine was the topic of conversation at Monday night's city hall meeting.....
FDOT to decide fence feud
Florida Time Union  - Jun 9, 2013
With one deadline already passed, the Florida Department of Transportation and the attorney for Virginia Whetstone are in discussions about the fate of the fence on her property by the Bridge of Lions. ....
Miss. Supreme Court upholds Forrest Co. ordinance requiring fencing around oil, gas facilities
Hattiesburg American  - Jun 7, 2013
Yesterday, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld a ruling that the Forrest County Board of Supervisors could enforce a 2010 ordinance requiring fencing, gates and signs to be placed around oil and gas facilities....
Water company wants taller fence
TriValley Central  - Jun 5, 2013
Officials with Arizona Water Company have asked to replace a 6-foot fence with an 8-foot fence at a pumping station at 1455 N. Arizola Road. The request is listed for discussion at Thursday’s Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission meeting....

Fences and Neighbors

2 neighbors in Oklahoma City get into dispute over fence, fight, get cited
The Republic  - Jun 4, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY — Two Oklahoma City neighbors wound up being cited by police after they fought about how one of them was using a fence between their properties.....

Community Issues

Homeowner's fence causes controversy in Riverdale  - Jun 9, 2013
A homeowner in Riverdale has caused controversy by putting up a chain link fence around her property. The property is crossed by what was, until very recently, a popular walking and biking trail that runs parallel to the river....
Cable barrier fence disrupts mobile home park
AZFamily  - Jun 6, 2013
PHOENIX -- Residents of a mobile home park near 31st and Grand avenue are furious after a cable barrier fence was installed near their home. "I woke up and then I had this beautiful fence," said Julie Hansen.....
Isla Vista Group Works to Install Fences in Light of Recent Deaths
Daily Nexus  - Jun 6, 2013
The local organization Fence Isla Vista is currently working to increase knowledge of dangers that reside along the coastline beside the UCSB campus, where beachside cliffs have been the site of multiple deaths this past school year.....
'Prison' fence rejected by residents
Harwich and Manningtree Standard  - Jun 10, 2013
NEW plans for controversial fencing at Mistley Quay have been given the thumbs-down by residents. Campaign group Free The Quay held a two day poll allowing the public to vote on which type of fence they would like to see at Mistley Quay....

Home Owner Associations

Tamarac Residents Ask Their HOA to Allow Them to Build Fence
Tamarac Talk  - Jun 6, 2013
Twelve years ago, Broderick and Sandy Smith moved into their beautiful Woodlands home in Tamarac from Coconut Creek. Back then, they were surrounded with a barrier of ficus trees to protect them from the traffic from....

Fences and Animals

Fence aims to preserve native seabirds at Kauai refuge
Star Advertiser  - Jun 7, 2013
LIHUE >> The Kauai National Wildlife Refuge Complex will fence off a 7-acre area to protect native coastal plants and birds, including endangered nene geese, and moli, or Laysan albatross.....

Schools and Fences

USM fence, damaged by tornado, nearly complete
WJTV  - Jun 10, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Tornado damage to the University of Southern Mississippi's wrought-iron fence has been fixed, and the fence is nearly complete....
High school fence cut open in alleged vandalism
Half Moon Bay Review- - Jun 7, 2013
A hog-wire fence blocking off an unauthorized shortcut to Half Moon Bay High School has been snipped open about a week after it was completed....



Security fence approved for Taos jail
Taos News - Jun 7, 2013
The Taos County Board of Commissioners approved the construction of a high-security fence around the Taos County Adult Detention Center Tuesday (June 4). An Albuquerque-based contractor, American Fence Company, won the bid to build the $23,100 structure.....

NASCAR and Fences

Speedway Motorsports tracks installing new cables to strengthen fences
The Sporting News - Jun 6, 2013
Speedway Motorsports Inc. tracks are installing additional vertical cables at various parts of its catchfences, according to a report in The Cincinnati Enquirer.....

Fencing and Railroads

Fence going up to keep people off the tracks
KCBY  - Jun 9, 2013
COOS BAY, Ore. -- The City of Coos Bay is working on making the railroad tracks a little safer. With the return of rail traffic to downtown Coos Bay, officials say people crossing the tracks has become a safety issue.....

The Famous and Their Fences

Guy Selling Rusty Fence on Craigslist Claims It Was Owned by Barry Goldwater
Phoenix New Times - Jun 7, 2013
It's not exactly JFK's rocking chair, but there's some alleged historical political memorabilia -- or something like it -- for sale on Craigslist. Some guy says he's moving, so he's got to sell some portions of a rusty old fence he claims was owned by late U.S. Senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater....
Elvis Presley’s Graceland fence made into guitars, see first at CMA Music Festival
The Tennessean (blog) - Jun 7, 2013
Delgado is teaming with Gabriel Hernandez of Blues Vintage Guitars, Inc. to produce a limited run of stringed instruments, crafted from the white-washed wood fence that used to border Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis.....


Saudi to build security fence in borders with Yemen
Global Times - Jun 11, 2013
Saudi Arabia will set up security fence in its borders with Yemen to reduce the number of illegal immigrants, Al Watan newspaper reported Tuesday. The report said the number of illegal immigrants, mostly Yemenis, has reached 17,000 this year...
With Golan fence, Israel closer to surrounding itself with barriers
Washington Post - Jun 6, 2013
MOUNT HAZEKA, Israel — Fearful that the Syrian civil war, jihadist terrorists or Lebanese Hezbollah fighters will spill into Israel, the country’s military engineers are rushing to complete their latest “smart fence,” this one in the occupied Golan Heights. ....
NATO faults Russia over South Ossetia fence, also chides Georgia
Reuters - Jun 5, 2013
(Reuters) - NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Wednesday it was unacceptable for Russian forces to put up a fence on the border of Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia, believing it could further inflame tensions in the region....

Weird News

Watch basejumper cheat death
Canoe - Jun 10, 2013
Base jumper Maria Steinmayr experiences an incredibly scary moment after her parachute malfunctioned during a jump from the Gran Bali Hotel in Spain. Luckily she only suffered a few bruises!...

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