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Industry News

Linear Announces Dealer Webinar: Social Media Research Tools and Strategies
Press Release - May 16, 2013
Security and access control leader offers social media research tools and strategy dealers can use the generate leads, identify trends, monitor the competition and more.....
Press Release - May 14, 2013
LiftMaster, the leading manufacturer of commercial door operators and garage door openers, is bringing the Firefighter Combat Challenge (FCC) to Charlotte Motor Speedway as a part of LiftMaster Pole Day and the Coca-Cola 600. ....
Pet-Related Uses: Artificial Ivy Fence Rolls, Green Leaf Privacy Foliage - May 19, 2013
Today, growth-ready Geranium Street Floral shares news that increasing numbers of its clients have used its Ivy Fence Roll and Green Leaf Privacy Foliage product as highly effective camouflage for pet enclosures,.... Announces the Release of Liftmaster LA500 Systems Featuring Solar Powered Operators - May 16, 2013 announces the release of their new line of solar powered gate operators featuring the Liftmaster LA5000. The new "green" system is reported to help more people with electric gate openers cut down on energy cost....
Insights from LiftMaster Executive: Bob Markwart Discusses Evolving Access-Control Industry, Offers Door Dealers Advice
Professional Door Dealer - May 20, 2013
In recent years, the access-control industry has experienced a surge in technology advancements and other changes that have prompted dealers to review their tactics. Consumer demand for more advanced technologies and higher standards for safety have been met with new product offerings in the industry, ...
Modern Fence Technologies' April Move to Carson City Part of Long-Term Expansion Plan - May 19, 2013
Carson City, Nevada (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 In April, after nearly fifteen years, of working from rented facilities, the Modern Fence Technologies Facilities and Fleet team purchased a new property...

Decking Industry News

Innovative CAMO® Hidden Deck Fastening System Enhances TAMKO® Decking Installations
Digital Journal - May 19, 2013
National Nail Corp.'s CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System is now listed in the TAMKOE® Decking Installation Instructions as a compatible hidden fastening system for their EverGrain® Composite and Envision® Bonded Composite decking products.....
Sustainable Hardwood Decking Supplier Expands to California
PRWeb - May 16, 2013 is opening a 50,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Los Angeles (Santa Fe Springs), California. ....

Fence Contractors in the News

Texas Fence Co. Announces New 'Before You Buy Guide'
Digital Journal - May 19, 2013
Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 19, 2013 Having a fence installed is an excellent investment. It increases property value, marks boundaries, and provides privacy. Protecting children and keeping pets contained and out of harm's way, a fence is one of the most important additions that could be made to any yard....

Local Government Issues

The fence to nowhere--and the death of common sense - May 18, 2013
Sometimes public policy really gets under my skin. Here’s a great example: let’s spend $3 million in taxpayer money to tear up hundreds of beautiful, oxygen-producing crepe myrtle trees in the median of Tennesssee Street so we can build a 2.5 mile gawking four-foot iron “decorative” fence ...
30-mile fence planned for I-20 median - May 21, 2013
Board members at the Midland Odessa Transportation Organization discussed on Monday evening the construction of a 30-mile fence on Interstate 20 from east Midland to west Odessa that will prevent vehicles from entering the median....
Highway 98 scrap yard owner agrees to build fence
Hattiesburg American - May 19, 2013
MCCOMB, Miss. — A Pike County scrap yard owner has agreed to build a fence around his business. ...

Community Issues

Town Council: Residents angered over country club fence proposal - May 17, 2013
WATERTOWN — The public forum erupted during Tuesday night’s town council meeting, as several residents from Marcia Road and nearby streets brought forth their complaints against a proposed wooden fence to be erected by the Oakley Country Club....
Lower East Side gardeners in tears when developer puts up a fence through oasis
NY Daily News - May 15, 2013
Members of a Lower East Side community garden reacted with tears and outrage Wednesday when a developer constructed a fence in the middle of their urban oasis with no warning....
Muirfield golf course to get temporary fence
Columbus Dispatch - May 18, 2013
There will be no permanent fence around the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin after all. Jeff Stucke, president of the Muirfield homeowners association, sent an email to residents yesterday with word from the golf club of a change in plans. ...

Fencing and Airports

Fence around Tweed New Haven Regional Airport subject to delays
New Haven Register - May 16, 2013
NEW HAVEN — A $1.89 million federal grant application is in the works to build a wildlife fence around Tweed New Haven Regional Airport in the wake of a collision between a deer and a private jet last September. ...


Home Owner Associations

Up against HOA fence and a block wall
Las Vegas Review Journal - May 18, 2013
Q: I live in a homeowners association in Pahrump. We have two sections in the subdivision. There is a block wall surrounding the entire subdivision, and an additional block wall surrounding a smaller subdivision....

Fences and Animals

Deer fencing designed to cut wildlife road deaths near Kanab
fox13now - May 16, 2013
KANAB, Utah – An estimated 6,000 dee are killed on Utah roads each year, and a new project is hoping to cut those numbers, at least for part of the state....
Utah wildlife crossing set to save hundreds of migrating deer
The Salt Lake Tribune - May 14, 2013
Kanab • Automobiles strike about 100 mule deer each year on a lovely stretch of U.S. Highway 89 in Kane County, killing up to 10 percent of the Paunsaugunt herd.....
Fence to protect piping plovers angers beach residents
Seacoast Online - May 16, 2013
SEABROOK — The seemingly endless saga of humans coexisting with piping plovers has reared its ugly head again as more than 50 Seabrook Beach Village District residents packed the Precinct Building on Ocean Boulevard.....
Work on 46 Km electric fence begins
Ceylon Daily News - May 16, 2013
The Wildlife Resources Conservation Ministry commenced construction work on the 46 Km electric fence from Annasigala in Thanamalwila to Icepeella in Wellawaya.....

Stolen Fences

Minersville police jail 2 in connection with fence theft
Republican Herald - May 16, 2013
MINERSVILLE - A man and his son-in-law were jailed Tuesday night after being caught by Minersville police stealing chain link fencing owned by the borough.....

DIY - Consumers

Wood or chain-link? Picking the right fence for your home
Northwest Herald - May 16, 2013
Through the ages, fences have been made from a variety of materials. Around my neighborhood, I see vinyl, cedar, metal and a number of other fence types. Which is best for you? ...


No Shakopee Prison Fence This Year; Bonding Bill Voted Down
Shakopee.Patch - May 18, 2013
The Minnesota House voted down the bonding bill and with it goes the latest attempt to erect perimeter fencing around the Shakopee prison. ...
Prison’s fence upgrades praised by City Council
The Star Beacon - May 14, 2013
TCONNEAUT — Security enhancements at Lake Erie Correctional Institution aimed at minimizing the smuggling of contraband to inmates have earned praised from Conneaut’s City Council members....


Schools and Fences

New Fencing Coming to Davis Elementary
Uppersouthampton.Patch - May 17, 2013
Davis Elementary School students will be easier to supervise and less likely to fall down the school's steep hill during recess once a perimeter fence is installed, officials said...
Clarkdale school explains plans to fence off campus
Verde Independent - May 16, 2013
CLARKDALE -- About 50 people, including parents and board members, attended a community meeting Wednesday to talk about security on the Clarkdale Jerome School campus....
Fences come down, nets go up on bridges
Cornell Chronicle - May 17, 2013
Cornell has begun removing the temporary fencing that has been on seven bridges on and around campus since 2010. This follows the university’s installation of horizontal nets made of tensile steel mesh underneath six bridges on and near campus. ...

International Borders

Brazil Looks To Build A 10,000-Mile Virtual Fence - May 16, 2013
Brazil's borders are so vast, and the terrain so inhospitable, that attempting to secure them has seemed a virtually impossible task. But Brazil's rapidly expanding economy has made the country a magnet for illegal immigration, drug smuggling ...

Weird News

Coca-Cola 'recipe' finds teen buyer -- at $15 million
Canoe - May 16, 2013
What could be a World War II era recipe for Coca-Cola's secret formula found a buyer Wednesday on eBay -- a 15-year-old who now has three days to come up with $15 million to pay for it...

Classified Ads


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Commercial/Industrial Estimator needed.

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Commercial and Government Contractor seeking experienced Fence Installers and Subcontractors in the South East of the United States. Must have valid Driver’s License and pass a Background check. Competitive pay. Contact Stacey at 757-466-0123. We look forward to speaking with you.



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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