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Industry News

Expanded CertainTeed® Bufftech® Fence Color Selection Delivers More Styling Choices for Exterior Living Spaces
Press Releases - Mar 11, 2013
CertainTeed is expanding color options for its Bufftech® Galveston, Imperial, and Baron fence lines. The expansion includes the newest multi-chromatic blend colors, delivering an array of complementary styling choices for exterior living space design. With an industry-only combination of woodgrain texture, variegated color and exclusive ColorLast™ . ...
Press Releases - Mar 10, 2013
LMT Mercer Group Inc, an injection molding manufacturer of fence, deck and handrail products for the building trade is pleased to announce the addition of Robin Thompson as Territory Manager. ...
Press Releases - Mar 10, 2013
Elmhurst, IL — February 2013 – When LiftMaster, the leading manufacturer of gate access systems in North America, joined forces with Italy-based CAME, the foremost producer of access automation in Europe, in August 2012, wheels were already in motion to offer more variety in residential gate operators which meet new applications and deliver on design, . ...
Vinyl fence and rail extruder opens Florida plant
Plastic News - Mar 6, 2013
FREDERICKSBURG, VA. — Mid Atlantic Vinyl Products has opened a second vinyl fencing and railing extrusion operation to extend its geographic reach. Mid Atlantic early this year started up a vinyl extrusion facility in Plant City, Fla.....
Fence and Scaffolding Rental in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
PRWeb - Mar 11, 2013
The Fence and Scaffolding Rental industry ebbs and flows with its downstream construction markets. Nonresidential construction (i.e. offices, retail and entertainment buildings) accounts for almost half of the industry's revenue; municipal, industrial and residential construction and maintenance account for the remainder. “ ...
Singapore Develops Smart Fence for Perimeter Protection
Defense News - Mar 7, 2013
TAIPEI — Singapore Technologies Electronics (ST Electronics) has solved major problems with sensor-based perimeter security fencing....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company's Ronald W. Kaplan Receives "E-3" Award From Emerald Asset Management
PRNewswire - Mar 11, 2013
Ronald W. Kaplan , chairman, president and CEO of Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently received the Green Company Executive Award from Pennsylvania-based Emerald Asset Management. ....

Fence Contractors in the News

Chatham company fencing in regional jail
Chatham Daily News - Mar 7, 2013
A $1-million contract to provide fencing for the new regional jail in Windsor is just one of several large deals signed by a family-owned Chatham compan....
Whitehall fencing firm heads to shore for Sandy repair
Lehigh Valley Business - Mar 11, 2013
American Fence & Flag of Whitehall said it will be closed for three days starting today in order to help victims of Hurricane Sandy....

Local Government Issues

Knowlton Township officials have reservations about $18 million Route 46 fence
The Express Times - - Mar 10, 2013
The New Jersey Department of Transportation plans to install an $18 million fence next year to protect Knowlton Township drivers from falling rocks...
Batavia Township to replace fence
The Clermont Sun- - Mar 9, 2013
Batavia Township Trustees discussed the construction of a fence around the storage area for the maintenance facility during their March 4 meeting...
Tumbledown fence on Lake Shore Blvd. should pull up stakes: The Fixer
Toronto Star - Mar 9, 2013
What’s the point in a fence that could never keep cars from mounting the curb or people off the road? It’s a question that comes to mind when considering the value of a fence made of rusty chain and tumbledown posts on Lake Shore Blvd. E., near the Beach boardwalk....

Community Issues

Harbour front fence roundup
Calgary Herald - Mar 8, 2013
A proposal to put a fence around Three Sisters Mountain Village in Canmore is drawing the ire of residents already opposed to the development because it cuts into a key wildlife corridor.....
Fears for vets if security fence is taken down
Malvern Gazette - Mar 8, 2013
A VET surgery will become a target for drug addicts if it is forced to rip down a new security fence, a worried councillor has claimed. Upton town councillor Mary Lismore fears staff could end up being seriously injured if the Stocks Veterinary Centre...
Proposed fence around Three Sisters outrages Canmore residents
he Telegram - Mar 8, 2013
The CEO of the St. John’s Port Authority may have been feeling a little corralled Thursday as the song “Don’t Fence Me In” enveloped the room before he addressed the Rotary Club of St. John’s....
Walker Art Center launches construction project with stylish fence and design talks
Star Tribune - Mar 6, 2013
A construction fence poses a big problem for a stylish joint like Walker Art Center, which starting this week will be surrounded by one for the rest of the year...
Olympia Cemetery Association to make fence improvements
The State - Mar 8, 2013
The Olympia Cemetery Association has raised money for improvements to the fence along Granby Lane.....

Fences and Animals

Want to Save Lions? Fence Them In
Science Magazine - Mar 11, 2013
A new study of lions in African reserves suggests that most populations should be protected with fences, a strategy that can be expensive in the short-term and is at odds with some conservationists' vision of wildlife....
Put fence back to stop poaching - SA
Independent Online - Mar 8, 2013
Cape Town - The fence between the Kruger National Park and Mozambique should be reinstated in an attempt to reduce the rampant poaching of rhino, the SANParks board told Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.....

Fencing and Airports

Airport wants to be encircled by 6-ft. fence to keep animals away
Laconia Daily Sun - Mar 5, 2013
GILFORD — After a year-long wildlife study conducted for the Laconia Airport Authority by the United States Department of Agriculture, the plans for the completion of a fence that encompasses the entire airport is now before Gilford's Conservation Commission....
New Fence to Protect Joliet Airport from Potential Crime -- and Wildlife
Joliet.Patch - Mar 12, 2013
A fence is being built around the Joliet Regional Airport to keep the bad guys -- and the deer -- out, manager Jennifer McFarland said...


Fences and Neighbors

Andalus Drive neighbors embattled over fence
ThisWeekNews - Mar 6, 2013
Gahanna's Planning Commission asked disgruntled neighbors to mend fences, literally, during a Feb. 27 meeting. Andalus Drive resident Linda Snyder told the commission new neighbor Charles Norris started tearing down the fence between their properties at 9 p.m. May 16....
Fence dispute leads to arrest of Sebring father, son
Highlands Today  - Mar 6, 2013
GSEBRING A father and a son were arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office on warrants this past week that stemmed from a dispute over a fence, according to the arrest warrants....

Schools and Fences

District 99 seeks fence for North High parking lot
Chicago Tribune - Mar 11, 2013
A six-foot fence around part of the revamped east parking lot at Downers Grove North won the support of the village's plan commission in an effort to keep students in crosswalks and on designated walkways at the school....

DIY - Consumers

Before You Install a Fence, Read This
KSTP - Mar 11, 2013
Are you considering adding a fence? Besides being practical, they can also add value to your property. Angie's List has tips on installing a fence. Playful pups are one of the many reasons why homeowners install fences.....


Migrants Storm Spanish Border Fence in Melilla - Mar 11, 2013
Spanish authorities say more than 150 sub-Saharan migrants charged a barbed-wire border fence and tried to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco. A dozen injuries were reported....

Weird News

10 Videos Of People Vs. Electric Fences
Crave Online - Mar 11, 2013
Electric fences are great for keeping intruders off your property, but do they provide any entertainment value? Can you learn anything from them? I’m happy to report, after watching these videos from YouTube, “yes” and “yes.”....

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