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Industry News

Fortress Railing Products Announces Gilfoy Distributing Company as New Distribution Partner in New England
Press Release  - Jun 2, 2013
Fortress Railing Products and Gilfoy Distributing Company Team up to Bring Quality Railing Products to the Growing New England Market...
Custom Ornamental Iron Works Introduces New Powder Coating Colors
PRLeap  - May 30, 2013
Tempe, AZ – Custom Ornamental Iron Works, specialists in crafting exceptional wrought iron, ornamental iron and aluminum products, today announced the addition of 12 new powder coating colors. The colors add a whole new dimension to the company's stunning ornamental iron work....
12yo invents fence-making tool
New Zealand News  - Jun 1, 2013
A young Matamata boy has been given the opportunity to show off his fence making invention at Fieldays next month. Patrick Roskam has created a tool which can quickly and accurately make fences.....

Decking Industry News

Hood Distribution/McQuesten Group Offering Deceuninck North America's Clubhouse® PVC Decking and Clubhouse Elite Railing to New England Market
New Zealand News  - Jun 3, 2013
Hood Distribution/McQuesten Group, a distributor of specialty lumber and building products, is pleased to partner with Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, ....

Fence Contractors in the News

Bellingham contractor Tony Kesslau specializes in eye-catching fences and gates
Bellingham Herald - Jun 3, 2013
He graduated from Sehome High School in 1988. A job with flair: As a schoolboy, Kesslau loved to draw and paint. As the owner of Kesslau Construction, he puts that love to work designing wooden fences and gates,...
Before you take on fencing there's a few things to check
Gladstone Observer - Jun 1, 2013
FENCING may seem like a piece of cake to most but before trying it yourself, it's often best to consult a professional. Gladstone Big Boys Fencing owner Kenny Urquhart said when it comes to fencing, it's usually best to call in the professionals.....
GreenWay Fence Launches New Blog for Fence and Railing Supplies
PRWeb  - May 30, 2013
GreenWay Fence & Railing Supply LLC., leading wholesale distributor of quality fence materials, begins a blog to keep consumers updated on the latest trends and styles of fencing.....
Lauderdale Co. Detention Center to install new fence
CTPost  - May 31, 2013
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Lauderdale County Detention Center will soon be more secure. Crews will begin installing a security fence around the facility on Wednesday.....

AG Fences

Fences can help protect water quality
Iowa Farmer Today  - May 29, 2013
With the memory of last year’s drought fresh, cattle producers may focus more on water quantity than water quality, but poor water quality can be as much of a killer as no water at all.....

Local Government Issues

Fence heights in Covington would be limited under proposed regulation
The Times-Picayune  - May 31, 2013
New fences in Covington would generally be limited to eight feet in height under a proposed amendment to the city's building code. ....
Woman, city fight over replacing fence
CTPost  - May 31, 2013
ANSONIA -- It all seemed so simple. Superstorm Sandy tore down portions of a 6-foot-tall wooden fence that enclosed Eileen Ryan's Wakelee Avenue property. Ryan figured the fence was a total loss and her insurance company agreed, cutting a check to have it replaced.....
Lake Forest to ban fences along ravine
Chicago Tribune  - May 28, 2013
After months of discussion, the Lake Forest City Council amended its code to protect the environment by prohibiting fences from being built in ravines and around bluffs.....

Community Issues

Watchet residents consulted over harbour fence
BBC  - May 29, 2013
Residents in a seaside town where a baby was blown into the harbour are being consulted about whether a fence or railings should be put up....
Students chip in to jazz up construction fencing
Mississauga  - May 30, 2013
MISSISSAUGA — After 47 years of continuous use, Don McLean Westacres Outdoor Pool is getting a much-needed rebuild, but before the heavy machinery and workers move in, local students had a go at it today.....

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbours at war over fences in backyard squables  - Jun 2, 2013
BADLY behaved neighbours, fights over fences and battles over barking dogs are among the thousands of backyard squabbles reported in Victoria...


Fences and Animals

New fences sought in wildfire-burnt areas
Kota Now - Jun 3, 2013
The Nebraska Legislature has passed a resolution, asking the federal government to reconsider the use of federal funds to help repair fire–damaged fences. Last year, more than 200 thousand acres of wild fires burned in North-West Nebraska....
Wildlife fence extended on Highway 82
Aspen Times - Jun 1, 2013
The Colorado Department of Transportation is expanding its efforts this spring to reduce the number of accidents between vehicles and deer, elk and other wildlife along lower Highway 82......
Use a pair of fences to keep out deer
Ravalli Republic - May 28, 2013
Q: Is there anything besides a six-foot fence I can use to protect my plants from deer? We live where covenants prohibit fences higher than three feet......

Fencing and Railroads

Monterey considers train fencing
Monterey Herald - Jun 2, 2013
The Monterey City Council on Tuesday will consider what appears to be inevitable — erecting a permanent fence around the old train locomotive in Dennis the Menace Park.....

Schools and Fences

Environmentalists: School district fence cuts through owl habitat
Daily Pilot - May 31, 2013
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District years ago tried to sidestep any environmental controversy over the proposed Banning Ranch housing development in Newport Beach.....

Stolen Fences

Electric fence stolen from Tetbury farm
This is Gloucestershire - Jun 1, 2013
A LARGE electric fence has been stolen from a farm in Tetbury. Thieves removed the fence from the perimeter of a farm just off the A433 Bath Road at Doughton at some point between midnight on Monday, May 20 and 9am on Bank Holiday Monday, May 27. It is believed that around 300 metres of the electric fencing was stolen...


Russia-Georgia: Another State-Built Fence?
EurasiaNet - May 29, 2013
To make sure that everyone takes seriously the Georgia-ends-here line it drew after the two countries’ 2008 war, Russia is doing what other countries have done to reinforce a porous border – it’s building a fence......
SAfrica eyes fence with Mozambique to stop poachers
GlobalPost - May 28, 2013
South Africa wants to re-erect a border fence with Mozambique to stop rhino poachers from crossing into its flagship safari destination, Kruger National Park.....

Weird News

Soccer mom ousted after storm
Canoe - Jun 2, 2013
An Ottawa mom is outraged after being kicked off a soccer field because she and her son wouldn’t take shelter under trees during a thunderstorm....

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