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Industry News

RhinoRock Concrete Fencing Announces New Advertising Partnership with HOA Management (.com)
Virtual-Strategy - Press Release - May 9, 2013
HOA Management (.com) is proud to announce a new advertising partnership with RhinoRock Concrete Fencing. RhinoRock manufactures and installs their patented lightweight concrete fencing to customers across the nation....
Linear Offers 2013 IDA EXPO Attendees a Chance at Musical History
Press Release - May 9, 2013
Linear LLC, a leader in residential and commercial access control, security, and health and wellness solutions, announces a unique, musically-themed contest for attendees of IDA EXPO 2013 in Nashville, TN;....

Decking Industry News

Trex Honored With 2013 Green Award From Washingtonian Magazine
PR Newswire - May 8, 2013
When it comes to environmental stewardship, Trex Company leads by example. The world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing recently received the 2013 Green Award from Washingtonian magazine. ...
Low-maintenance exterior upgrades that add value and style to your home
Cedarrepublican - May 7, 2013
When it comes to environmental stewardship, Trex Company leads by example. The world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing recently received the 2013 Green Award from Washingtonian magazine. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Road hazard: Family of 2009 crash victim gets $1.5 million, awaiting city to move guardrail
Douglas County Sentinel - May 14, 2013
The City of Douglasville and two contractors — Butch Thompson Enterprises and Martin-Robbins Fence Company — recently settled the case with Bouchard’s family, agreeing to pay $1.5 million in damages. Bouchard’s family also insisted the guardrail be moved ......
Long Island Fence Company, Lighthouse Fence Recently Launches New Website
Virtual-Strategy - May 8, 2013
Long Island Fence Contractors, Lighthouse Fence launch new website to get ready for the new season.....
Total Fence Inc. is releasing a statement warning homeowners to check their decks and fences for any damage that might have occurred over the harsh winter
Press Release - May 9, 2013
Total Fence Inc. the leader in residential, industrial, and commercial fence and deck installation in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA),....

Local Government Issues

County Installs New Fencing in Effort to Safeguard Bluffs
Daily Nexus - May 13, 2013
Last Thursday, local officials and members of the public gathered at Walter Capps Park to take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a newly erected wooden fence along the park’s oceanside cliff.....
Kirklees Council asked to approve £10,000 for security fence for Ravensthorpe allotments
Huddersfield Daily Examiner - May 13, 2013
A CRIME-HIT allotments site could soon be secured. Councillors will be asked to approve £10,000 to fund a security fence for Field Lane allotments in Ravensthorpe....
Spikes Removed From New Fence Near Metro Station
NBC Washington - May 8, 2013
Fencing up for only a few days near the Shady Grove Metro Station in Montgomery County is being changed, News4's Adam Tuss reported. The fence had dangerous spikes along the top. Crews cut them off Wednesday.....

Community Issues

Rod and Gun club erects ‘good neighbour fence’
Langley Times - May 10, 2013
After two decades of relying on warning signs, the Langley Rod and Gun Club (LRGC) has installed a chain link fence to keep trespassers from entering the 37.5 acre property it uses for indoor and outdoor shooting ranges near 40 Avenue and 208 Street....
Video: Safety police fence off Whitby’s sea view
Yorkshire Post - May 10, 2013
USERS of an iconic row of seafront chalets say they are “appalled” by a fence that has been installed in front of them, claiming it has ruined the view.....
Junior Major League finally gets okay to build ballfield fence
Milford Mirror - May 10, 2013
After spending more than a year trying to build a fence to separate two ball fields behind the Milford Public Library, the Milford Junior Major League finally got approval this week....
Split-rail fence installed in Provincetown's East End will block vehicles from beach access
Wicked Local - May 10, 2013
PROVINCETOWN — After Steven Lampert moved into his beach house on Winston Avenue a year ago, he started finding broken beer bottles and dog poop on the path in front of his house.....
Queensbridge Park Waterfront Long Blocked by Chain Link Fence Will Receive an Upgrade - May 10, 2013
Queensbridge Park along the East River in Long Island City is getting an upgrade. Local residents have been unable to fully enjoy the scenic view of the water because the park's seawall needs repairs....


Fences and Animals

Colorado officials say road kill fences working
The Denve Channel - May 14, 2013
CARBONDALE, Colo. - The Colorado Department of Transportation says new fences on highways are reducing the number of wildlife accidents...
UDOT builds fence near Kanab to prevent car versus deer collision - May 10, 2013
KANAB — More than a thousand deer have a new route to help them migrate safely between Utah and Arizona, and it may save human lives as well......
‘Sound fence’ keeps geese off private property - May 9, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Keep the geese out. That’s the goal of a VCU graduate who came up with an idea he hopes will have commercial appeal.....
Western Australia state barrier fence almost complete
ABC News - May 10, 2013
The state barrier fence, which stretches 1170 kilometres from Kalbarri to east of Ravensthorpe, is in the final stages of the upgrade.....
Frog-proof fence gives hope to Aussie battler
ABC News - Rural - May 9, 2013
A frog-proof fence enclosing a special disease-free area built within Kosciusko National Park is providing hope for the amphibian's survival.....

Stolen Fences

Fence stolen from Newport Cemetery
Citizens Voice - May 12, 2013
NEWPORT TWP. - Newport Cemetery is in a small clearing surrounded by trees at the end of a shaky drive down an unpaved road.....

Pool Safety

Pool fence laws hit the hip pocket
Daily Advertiser - May 13, 2013
New pool regulations are confusing residents and hitting them hard in the hip pocket, some facing expenses of up to $4000......
County board tears down rural pool fence requirement - May 13, 2013
New pool regulations are confusing residents and hitting them hard in the hip pocket, some facing expenses of up to $4000......


Fences and Neighbors

Bulldozer rampage suspect’s brother says fence sparked incident
KING-5 - May 12, 2013
The brother of a Port Angeles man accused of using a bulldozer to demolish four neighboring homes said Sunday the incident stemmed from a dispute over a fence, something he called “a ticking time bomb.”....

International Borders

Brazil picks suppliers for electronic border fence
UPI - May 14, 2013
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 14 (UPI) -- Brazil's plans to build an electronic fence along its border with its 10 neighbors moved forward with what appears to be the final selection of local and foreign suppliers for the complex and costly network....
Yemen Times - May 12, 2013
HODEIDA, May 12 — Security authorities in the Al-Khushm area of Hodeida shot rounds of ammunition into the air and used tear gas and batons on 200 people on Saturday who were a part of a marching protest against a wall being built along the Saudi Arabian border in order to curb illegal migration....

Weird News

Girl chugs beer with her ear
Canoe - May 6, 2013
How often do you see beer drinking like this? This Czech woman manages to drink a pint through her ear! ...

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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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