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Industry News

VEKA - Solutions™ Debuts in Houston
PRWeb - Mar 5, 2013
Fence and deck professionals converged on Texas last week at the 51st running of the American Fence Association's - Fencetech show at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston....
CertainTeed Connects Homeowners and Contractors Through New Online Tool
Press Release - Feb 27, 2013
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – North America’s largest brand of building products, CertainTeed Corporation, has launched a new online tool designed to connect homeowners and contractors....
Press Release - Ferb 27, 2013
Elmhurst, IL — February 27, 2013 – LiftMaster, the leading manufacturer of residential and commercial gate operators, has reengineered the LA500, providing dealers and installers with a state-ofthe-art residential gate operator that runs on full time AC power for unmatched resilience and utilizes full battery reserve for operation on battery backup...
Modern Fence Technologies Reveals Hanging a Gate Doesn't Have to Be Like Putting a Round Peg in a Square Hole
PRWeb - Mar 1, 2013
East Troy, WI (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 -- Modern Fence Technologies began forty years ago as a fence installation company doing business as All City Fence in Milwaukee and Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin ...
New Market Size on Global Fencing Market : Latest Market Research Report
SBWire - Mar 1, 2013
This report titled “Fencing Market – Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 – 2018,” provides in depth analysis, market sizes, shares and forecast covering the period 2012 – 2018 for the fencing market and its sub segments across the globe...

Decking Industry News

SigmaDek to Launch Non-Wood Component Decking System at Calgary Home + Garden Show
AZoBuild - Feb 27, 2013
SigmaDek, a Calgary-based company, is launching a fully engineered, safe, strong and sustainable non-wood component decking system that includes substructure, railing, and stairs, and carries a lifetime warranty...
Edgenet Unveils Pro Deck Designer At FENCETECH 2013
AZoBuild - Feb 27, 2013
Edgenet Inc., an industry leader in design visualization software, has unveiled Pro Deck & Fence Design, a software solution created for professional builders, at FENCETECH 2013....
Mix and match trend revolutionizing deck design
Moulton Advertiser - Mar 5, 2013
When it comes to fashion faux pas, the only thing worse than clashing patterns is overly matching every item. Mixing and matching creates exciting contrast – and not just when you dress yourself, but also when you “dress up” your home......

Fence Contractors in the News

Niles fence-maker sticks around
Niles Herald-Spectator-  - Mar 5, 2013
In second grade, Randy Jaacks starting working with his dad at his small shop where he learned all of the hard work that it took to make fences.....
Mountain States Fence Company Celebrates 50th Anniversary
The Herald  - Feb 27, 2013
This year the Mountain States Fence Company celebrates its Fiftieth Anniversary. Incorporated in 1963 in Salt Lake City, Mountain States Fence has successfully completed jobs in eleven different states, including the entire intermountain region....
Friendly fencing firm caters for all
This is Staffordshire  - Mar 2, 2013
WITH spring in the air it's an ideal time for a few home improvements. However, it's important to find a company you can trust. Established traders Trentham Fencing have almost 30 years' experience, providing honest advice and quality work....

Local Government Issues

Fence issue heads to court
The Times Herald - Mar 3, 2013
Port Huron Township and Anchor Recycling will have their day in court. After issuing four citations to Anchor Recycling since January, Port Huron Township took the case to district court to schedule an informal hearing. ...
Tupper Lake village officials at odds over temporary fences
Adirondack Daily Enterprise - Feb 27, 2013
TUPPER LAKE - After several months of discussion and a contentious vote, village officials decided to add an allowance for temporary fences to their fence code.. ...
It's OK to fence front yards in the city of Tomball
Houston Chronicle - Mar 3, 2013
A fencing ordinance was passed, by Tomball City Council Feb. 4 and it goes into effect March 1. The city of Tomball has had an ordinance regulating fencing in residential and non-residential areas since 2008.. ...
Appeals court upholds decision rejecting Newcomb Boulevard fence
The Times-Picayune  - Feb 27, 2013
A state appellate court has upheld a New Orleans judge's decision that the city's Department of Public Works usurped the City Council's authority by approving a neighborhood association's request to erect a gate that prevented through traffic on Newcomb Boulevard. ...

Community Issues

Fence co-op looking to help more residents
The Cross Timbers Gazette  - Mar 5, 2013
Do you have a tired old wooden privacy fence that looks like it could topple every time the wind picks up? “Wood” you be interested in replacing it at a really good price? ...
New softball fence in Wauwatosa cuts sledding hill short
Wauwatosa Now  - Feb 27, 2013
A rule going into effect for varsity high school softball is shortening a sledding hill at Longfellow Middle School. A rule for girls softball approved by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association ...
Alton nearing bids for dog park fencing
The Times Herald - Mar 2, 2013
ALTON - Dogs and their human companions may finally get their own fenced park in which to socialize, exercise and otherwise enjoy outdoor fun.. ...

Fencing and Railroads

New railway safety fence branded an ugly eyesore
Sutherland Northern Times - Mar 2, 2013
NETWORK RAIL have been slammed for not consulting local people before erecting an "ugly" industrial fence just feet away from homes in Brora... ...

Fences and Animals

Fort Belknap bison damage fences, officials working on solution - Mar 5, 2013
The Fort Belknap Reservation has housed a large herd of bison for years, and for as long as they've had the large animals, they've also run into issues with area ranchers....
RSPCA welcomes Aintree's plastic revolution for Grand National fences
The Guardian - Mar 2, 2013
The RSPCA has welcomed a significant softening of the Grand National fences at Aintree ahead of the famous race on 6 April. The cores of the obstacles, previously wooden posts, have been replaced with a plastic birch that will be much more forgiving on the horses....
Alliance backs wild dogs fence pledge
ABC - Mar 2, 2013
The Kalgoorlie Pastoral Alliance has described as "a good first step" a Liberal election pledge to deal with wild dogs in the region by helping to fund a biosecurity fence.....


AG Fencing

2013 Beef Fencing Guide
Beef Magazine - Mar 2, 2013
2013 Beef Fencing Guide. Gripple World Ag Top 10 New Product: Gripple Dynamic 6. Gripple is an all-in-one wire joiner and tensioner for wire fence and trellis, ....
Farmers want green light for electric fences
Go-Jamaica - Mar 2, 2013
Frustrated farmers in southern Clarendon want the Government to consider giving them permission to erect electrified security fences to safeguard their produce and livestock. ....

DIY - Consumers

A fence is the first line of defence, so build it right
Vancouver Sun - Mar 4, 2013
Homeowners often refrain from building fences that offer strong physical barriers because they feel they're not esthetically pleasing. That's why many fences today are built for esthetics rather than their ability to keep trespassers out.....
Adding a Fence
KSAT San Antonio - Feb 27, 2012
Are you allowed to have fence? If so, what type? Homeowners are responsible for checking with their homeowners association on types of fences allowed ....


NASCAR focuses on fence gate during Daytona investigation
USA Today - Mar 2, 2013
AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR plans to consult with fencing experts and reconstruct Kyle Larson's car as part of an investigation into the violent Nationwide Series crash at Daytona International Speedway that injured at least 28 fans last Saturday.....
Racing industry experts continue debate on new concepts in speedway fencing
AutoWeek - Mar 1, 2013
Calls for NASCAR, IndyCar and other sanctioning bodies to address catch fencing concerns were heard long before Kyle Larson's Nationwide Series car crashed last weekend at Daytona International Speedway, injuring at least 28 spectators.....

Stolen Fences

Cemetery fence and gate stolen in Union
Spartanburg Herald Journal - Feb 28, 2013
Someone stole a fence and gate from a cemetery belonging to the Union County Historical Society. According to an incident report, the metal gate and fence were taken from Old Gregory Cemetery.....

Weird News

Boy, 5, racks up $2,500 bill on family iPad - Mar 4, 2013
A five-year-old British boy ran up a $2,500 bill in iPad apps in about 15 minutes -- all because he wanted to play a zombie game....

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