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Industry News

Press Release  - Mar 14, 2013
At Fencetech 2013, LiftMaster showcased three state-of-the-art residential gate operators built for any application and ideal for a variety of access needs and budgets. Providing options for dealers and gate installers as well as homeowners, these units are equipped with advancements that ensure greater range, reliable access...
BD Loops March Madness!
Press Release  - Mar 18, 2013
BD Loops will be at three separate events in the month of March: East Coast Gate Operators Table Top Show, AFA's Southern California Table Top Show, and Multi Sales Annual Mini Commercial Trade Show ...
Press Release  - Mar 18, 2013
LMT Mercer Group Inc, an injection molding manufacturer of fence, deck and handrail products for the building trade is pleased to announce the opening of the Pennington, NJ warehouse. ...
Post Driver Celebrates 15 Years
Precision Pays  - Mar 19, 2013
Rohrer Manufacturing is celebrating the 15-year anniversary of its trademarked Man Saver Post Driver, a multi-directional air-powered portable fence post driver for farmers, ranchers, vineyards, construction centers, highway, and public works departments.. ...
U.S. Airport Perimeter Security
PRNewswire  - Mar 14, 2013
A Market Niche in Decline In the years after 9-11, security at U.S. airports has increased with the addition of new screening technologies, more stringent traveler guidelines, and more bureaucratic oversight. Emphasis has been placed on what has been termed "a layered approach" to security. ...
To Thwart Trespassers and Protect Livestock, Launches New Electric Fence Signs
PR NewsWire  - Mar 19, 2013
Blair Brewster, creator of MySecuritySign, says, "Electric fences are among the most powerful security components available, but preparatory messages are essential. Using signs and posts that can be easily seen are the most optimal way to prevent accidents or injuries."...
Access-Control Supplier Vee Industries Adds Master Residential Key Switch to Product Offerings
Professional Door Dealer  - Mar 14, 2013
Access-Control Supplier Vee Industries Adds Master Residential Key Switch to Product Offerings ...

Decking Industry News

Four Lucky Homeowners to Win $5K Worth of Decking Materials in New "Ask for Fiberon®" Promotion
MFRTech (press release) - Mar 15, 2013
NEW LONDON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiberon®, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, announces a new promotion – "Ask for Fiberon." Over the next four months starting in April, the company will give away four monthly prizes - Fiberon decking products with a retail value of $5,000. ...
MFRTech (press release) - Mar 15, 2013
The striking and complex decked pontoon at Herons Quay, Canary Wharf was designed by the landscape architect with three key specification challenges, slip resistance, durability and aesthetics. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence company fined after worker loses leg
Waterloo Record  - Mar 13, 2013
Dunedin fence post producer Juro Corporation Limited (JCL), trading as Great Southern - Milton, has been fined $52,550 and ordered to pay reparations of $40,000.....
Boyer name is back in fencing business
TVNZ-  - Mar 13, 2013
KITCHENER — Dan Boyer could have found another job last year when his father sold the family fencing business. But Boyer Fence & Deck had been in business in some shape or form for almost 90 years. Dan wasn’t about to break the link in that long chain of history......
Compass Ironworks Railings Unfazed by Hurricane Sandy; Showcased at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show
MarketWire  - Mar 13, 2013
Hurricane Sandy was a powerful hurricane that devastated portions of the Caribbean and the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern of the U.S. in late October 2012. While experts estimate about $70 billion in damages in the affected areas,8....

AG Fencing

Fence post failures discussed by FUW members
Farming UK  - Mar 17, 2013
The problem of fence posts rotting was the subject of the Farmers' Union of Wales Brecon and Radnor county branch annual general meetings......

Local Government Issues

Former director plans suit against Highlands Ranch Metro District
Our Colorado News  - Mar 17, 2013
Former director Philip Cullen, who resigned in February 2012 amid numerous disagreements with other board members, is preparing to sue. He believes the way in which the Metro District "taxes" Highlands Ranch residents for its arterial fence replacement program is "unconstitutional."..
Flemington crew removes ugly fence to reveal more ugliness
Hunterdon County Democrat  - Mar 17, 2013
FLEMINGTON — Borough resident Tony Previte has been complaining about the unsightly and decrepit wooden stockade fence along Foran Boulevard for a long time.....
Frew secures new fencing at Galgorm football pitch
Ballymena Times  - Mar 18, 2013
COUNCILLOR Paul Frew, DUP MLA for North Antrim, is delighted to have achieved funding through council to assist the football clubs who use Galgorm pitch and training area and to enhance the ground with minor repairs....
Officials Hope New Fence Will Cut Vandalism At Sledding Hill  - Mar 15, 2013
Injuries are down, but vandalism is up at the sledding hill at Thompson Park in Watertown. Fences at the top and bottom of the hill have been vandalized five times.....

Community Issues

New fence is under fire
 - Mar 17, 2013
THE new fence around Sally Rogers' Happy Paws home for abandoned dogs became the subject of controversy when a council committee said she should tear it down. Nearby resident Socrates Domatas made a submission to the council's environment, economic and community committee.....
Outrage as fences slashed at reserve  - Mar 17, 2013
FLEMINGTON — Borough resident Tony Previte has been complaining about the unsightly and decrepit wooden stockade fence along Foran Boulevard for a long time.....
R. W. Norton Art Gallery to erect fence around property
KSL2  - Mar 15, 2013
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA)-- Many Shreveporters have enjoyed nice weather with a nice walk among the beautiful woods and gardens of the R.W. Norton Art Gallery. Enjoy it while you can because things are about to change......


Fencing and Schools

City seeks to spruce up school fence
New Westminster News Leader  - Mar 15, 2013
A chain-link fence for the new elementary school doesn't cut it esthetically for New Westminster council. While endorsing some recommendations made by the New Westminster schools project task force, council decided to ask its public arts committee to consider a heritage-themed work for the fence along Agnes Street....

Fencing and Neighbors

Prentiss Ave. neighbors: Edgewater Park fence poses danger
News 12 Bronx  - Mar 15, 2013
THE BRONX - Neighbors on Prentiss Avenue are angry over a newly installed fence they believe could be dangerous.....

Fencing and Animal - Wildlife

Electric fence at Mattala to keep elephants at bay
Daily Mirror - Mar 15, 2013
An electric fence will be built around the perimeter of the Mattala Airport to stop wild elephants from entering the outlying areas of the airport. Wildlife Conservation Department spokesperson Hasini Sarathchandra said technology was provided by the Department and the electric fence would be built by the airport authorities. .....

Fencing and Railroads

Fences along Lake County Railroad sought
Herald and News - Mar 16, 2013
LAKEVIEW — Ranchers and others living along the Lake County Railroad, which runs 55 miles from Lakeview to Alturas, want the county to install and repair fencing along the track......
CCIDC addresses UP fence
Colorado County Citizen - Mar 16, 2013
During the CCIDC Board’s Jan. 28 regular meeting, Board member Libby Flint brought up her concern about the Union Pacific Railroad having fenced off CCIDC land inappropriately in that specific location of the park (west of Great Southern Wood Preserving). .....

Weird News

Mississippi man's obituary goes viral
Canoe - Mar 17, 2013
Harry Weathersby Stamps lived an ordinary life, but in death, he's become an internet sensation thanks to a cleverly worded obituary written by his daughter....

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