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Industry News

Press Release - Jun 17, 2013
LMT Mercer Group Inc, an injection molding manufacturer of fence, deck and handrail products for the building trade is pleased to offer a new product to its’ already comprehensive line of gate accessories........
Wheatland, Allied hike fence product prices
American Metal Market (Subscription) - Jun 14, 2013
NEW YORK — Two domestic mills have raised fence prices as a result of a strengthening flat-rolled steel market. Wheatland Tube Co., a subsidiary of Chicago's .......
Modern Fence Technologies Working Toward A Sustainable Environment
Pollution Online (PRWeb) - Jun 13, 2013
Modern Fence Technologies practices green manufacturing to reduce the amount of waste and saves money doing it, while making gate hinges and other hardware for the fence industry ...
LiftMaster Hires Marketing Communications Manager
Professional Door Dealer - Jun 12, 2013
LiftMaster, a manufacturer of access-control products for residential and commercial applications, hired Laura Crawford as marketing communications manager for its gate-access systems and commercial door operators divisions....
Young inventors steal limelight at Fieldays
Waika - Jun 14, 2013
Two young inventors are keeping the spirit of the No 8 wire culture alive at Fieldays, with new gizmos that are turning heads and leaving potential investors wanting more.. .....
Motorsport Fencing: Geobrugg Security Engineering Announce the Partnership with NORDBETON GmbH
PRNewswire - Jun 14, 2013
Geobrugg Security Engineering, the leading supplier of FIA Debris Fences, is proud to announce the partnership with NORDBETON GmbH. .....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Introduces New Pebble Grey Color For Trex Select(R) Decking
PRNewswire - Jun 17, 2013
WINCHESTER, Va., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, is expanding its entry-level Trex Select(R) decking and railing system with a lighter grey color. Featuring cool undertones, Pebble Grey creates a relaxed coastal atmosphere that complements the exterior of any home......

Fence Contractors in the News

Customers furious over unfinished fences
CTV Calgary - Jun 12, 2013
Several homeowners in Panorama are frustrated that they didn’t check out their fencing contractor a little more closely before handing over their hard earned cash. ...
Fence maker within inches of getting zoning bylaw amended
Terrace Standard - Jun 11, 2013
A local fence maker told council last night that he is tired of cutting boards to make his material fit code. Bill Mainwaring of Fantastic Fencing said that hardware stores sell wiring and wood in lengths that come in 1.2 and 1.88 metre heights.. ...
Pioneer fencer stands out from the boys
NZ Farmer - Jun 14, 2013
Among the stubbie-clad sweaty young men furiously jabbing fenceposts into the ground at Fieldays today was a fencing competitor with a difference - that difference being she is a woman... ...
Texas State Fence & Outdoor Living Launches New Website for Dallas and Fort Worth Area Residents - Jun 14, 2013
Texas State Fence & Outdoor Living today announced the launch of as an informational portal with educational resources on things like three tips to design ...
Two 'Fence Contractors' Allegedly Steal $40,000 in Jewelry from Appleton Street Couple
Arlington Patch - Jun 14, 2013
Two 'Fence Contractors' Allegedly Steal $40,000 in Jewelry from Appleton Street Couple Two men pretending to be fence contractors allegedly stole $40,000 worth of jewelry Tuesday afternoon from an Appleton Street couple....

Local Government Issues

Should bigger dogs require bigger fences?
Blytheville Courier News - Jun 11, 2013
The Blytheville City Council's Animal Control Committee is looking at whether to require taller fencing for large animals......
Fence lawsuit a no-go
Our Colorado News - Jun 10, 2013
After threatening the Highlands Ranch Metro District with a lawsuit in February, calling the district’s arterial fence replacement program “unconstitutional,” former board member Philip Cullen has decided not to go through with a suit.....
Royal Oak’s Building Official to Explain Fence Violations
Royal Oak Patch - Jun 14, 2013
The city’s fence ordinance states that opaque fences located within 10-feet of an intersection of a driveway and public sidewalk cannot be more than 3-feet in height, so as to allow a driver backing out of a driveway to see, for example, if a child is walking on the sidewalk.....

Community Issues

Parents Worried By Short Fence Separating Play Lot From Chicago River
CBS Local - Chicago - Jun 11, 2013
CHICAGO (CBS) — Residents of one of Chicago’s Northwest side neighborhood are demanding that the kids who use a park play lot be protected from possible drowning. They voiced their concerns to CBS 2’s Mike Parker who has this Original Report......
Fences Installed at Pete’s Harbor; Residents Cry Foul
Redwood City-Woodside.Patch - Jun 11, 2013
Pete’s Harbor Properties installed fences that restrict access to the marina in Redwood City, California on Thursday, although it is legally unclear if they are allowed to do so. ......
‘Dangerous’ fencing left broken for a year
Newmarket Journal - Jun 16, 2013
A housing association has apologised to a Newmarket landlord after failing to fix a ‘dangerous’ garden fence one year after it was damaged. ......

Fence Disputes

Parties settle fence dispute
Abilene Recorder Chronicl - Jun 12, 2013
The fence was viewed, the law was read, but in the end the two owners of the properties involved decided to reach an agreement without the help of the Dickinson County Commission. The fence in question was at 3100 Avenue and Fair Road north of Talmage.....
Thirsty Beaver owner: Neighbor built fence around property to 'run us out'
WSOC-TV - Jun 13, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The inside of the Thirsty Beaver is full of vintage signs -- a classic local bar. On the outside, it now looks more like a prison yard. "I believe he's trying to run us out," said owner Mark Wilson......
Squire attacked ‘peasant’ neighbour in fence feud - Jun 15, 2013
AN ARISTOCRAT and local Lib-Dem politician attacked his “peasant” neighbour after knocking down a fence with a car in a boundary dispute, a court heard......


AG Fences

Good Fences Still Make for Good Neighbors
AgWeb - Jun 14, 2013
Phil Harris: There's several different fences that are treated as legal fences under Wisconsin statutes. For example, a woven wire fence that has a woven wire ......
Fence upgrades for dog fight
Farm Weekly - Jun 17, 2013
MORE than 800 kilometres of the State Barrier Fence has been upgraded to protect livestock against wild dogs. Funding from Royalties for Regions program saw $1.13 million invested into making 820km of the fence wild dog-proof.......

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Animal advocate: Barbed wire bad for animals
Florida Keys Keynoter - Jun 15, 2013
State officials say barbed-wire fencing along the 18-Mile Stretch connecting Key Largo to Florida City is essential to protect wildlife, but one of South Florida's most prominent animal advocates bristles at the idea.....
Cemetery fence proves deadly for deer
WIVB - Jun 14, 2013
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Deer are impaling themselves on a mile-long wrought-iron fence at a cemetery in Amherst, and cemetery officials say they don't have the means to do anything about it....
South Africa Pricing Fence Between Mozambique and Hunted Rhinos
Bloomberg - Jun 12, 2013
South Africa is assessing the costs of rebuilding a fence between the Kruger National Park and Mozambique to deter poachers who’ve killed 350 rhinos this year, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa said. ....
World Bank to fence Bahundangi to prevent elephant attacks
MyRepublica - Jun 14, 2013
JHAPA, June 16: In the wake of clash that erupted between victims of elephant attacks and police in Bahundangi VDC in Jhapa on Saturday, the World Bank has agreed to provide more funds for mitigating human-elephant conflict in the VDC. ....

Fencing and Airports

Airport Authority approves contracts for paving and fence projects
Exponent-Telegram - Jun 12, 2013
BRIDGEPORT — North Central West Virginia Airport soon will undergo nearly $300,000 in paving and fencing projects....

Fencing and Railroads

ProRail to fence off more railway tracks
Dutch News - Jun 14, 2013
Dutch railway operator ProRail is planning to install a further 600 km of fencing alongside some of the country’s railway tracks in an effort to keep people off the rails....
Silkmore rail fencing not repaired for weeks
Staffordshire Newsletter - Jun 13, 2013
A STAFFORD youth worker who saw children playing near a railway line was shocked to find Network Rail had not repaired a broken fence several weeks after he reported it....

Weird News

Soccer dads come to blows on Father's Day
Canoe - Jun 17, 2013
LONDON, Ont. -- As far as Father’s Day goes, it doesn’t get much worse. Two London fathers watching their daughters play soccer Sunday in Waterloo got into an argument that escalated to the point one was punched several times in the face, sending him to hospital....

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Commercial/Industrial Estimator needed.

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Commercial and Government Contractor seeking experienced Fence Installers and Subcontractors in the South East of the United States. Must have valid Driver’s License and pass a Background check. Competitive pay. Contact Stacey at 757-466-0123. We look forward to speaking with you.



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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