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Industry News

Press Release - May 27, 2013
LMT Mercer Group Inc, an injection molding manufacturer of fence, deck and handrail products for the building trade is pleased to offer a new post mount for handrail and fence applications....
Acoustifence Barrier Reduces Construction Noise at $55 Million Santa Monica High School Technology Building Improvement Project
Digital Journal - May 21, 2013
A towering and stout zig zag-shaped construction fence that spans nearly 800 feet long and is lined with Acoustiblok, Inc.’s Acoustifence soundproofing material at the Santa Monica High School..
Access-Control Manufacturer LiftMaster Announces Staff Changes
Professional Door Dealer - May 21, 2013
LiftMaster, a manufacturer of access-control products for the garage door and gate industry, recently announced several staff changes for its U.S. and Canadian sales teams. Growing its sales group to help manage its expanding business...
Quality fencing materials pay dividends during floods
Beef Central - May 28, 2013
“But when the Longlife Blue colour Iowa Barb came on the market from Waratah, my fencing contractor suggested we make the switch, and I haven’t looked back since.” Mr Campbell maintains that since moving to Waratah products...

Decking Industry News

North Carolina Couple Wins Decking Materials Valued at $5K in First Month of “Ask for Fiberon” Promotion
BusinessWire - May 21, 2013
NEW LONDON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charlotte, N.C., couple Gary and Katie won April’s “Ask for Fiberon” sweepstakes. Fiberon®, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing,...
Deceuninck North America Congratulates Local Contractor for Winning Top Awards at 2013 Garden Show and Spring Fling in Bangor, ME
PRNewswire - May 23, 2013
Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, is pleased to congratulate Bangor, ME-based contractor Alvin Smith of Hickory Dickory Decks who received First Place and a People's Choice Award ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Q&A: Superior Fence owner focuses on communication with customers
Florida Today - May 23, 2013
Todd Paroline’s previous career selling soybeans in Japan may seem unrelated to his current ownership of Superior Fence & Rail Inc. of Brevard County, but he applies the same philosophy toward customer service today as he did then....
Long® Fence Sponsors the National Memorial Day Parade with Temporary Fence Donation - May 23, 2013
Long®Fence is honored to be a 2013 National Memorial Day Parade Supporter for an in-kind contribution of over 500-linear feet of temporary pedestrian barricade fencing. The parade will take place in our nation’s capital on Monday, May 27, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT.....

Local Government Issues

Iron-clad guarantee for fence?
Attleboro Sun Chronicle - May 25, 2013
FOXBORO - It's still the Iron Age in town, when it comes to preserving and repairing the circa 1857 fence bordering the common. It's certainly not the Aluminum Age.....
New Fence Planned For I-20 Median 5/21/13
KOSA - May 21, 2013
Midland/Odessa - Wrecks are nothing new on Interstate 20, that’s why the Midland/Odessa Transportation Organization is teaming up with TxDOT to construct a fence along the median of the interstate. ....
Spring Creek approves fence at Barrick Park
Elko Daily - May 27, 2013
SPRING CREEK — In a vote of 3-2, the Spring Creek Association board of directors voted to install a $7,000 chain link fence at Barrick Park....
Darebin Council spends $270,000 to fence in errant golf shots
Herald Sun - May 22, 2013
RATEPAYERS will contribute $270,000 for fencing to prevent errant golf balls from hitting people and cars in Thornbury....
Strict fence rules knocked down in Lincolnwood
Sun Times - May 27, 2013
A strict, outdated part of Lincolnwood’s zoning code that regulated fences in the village was changed by village trustees last week....

Community Issues

Junior Major League starts $50,000 campaign to buy fence
Milford Mirror - May 27, 2013
Now that the Milford Junior Major League has city permission to build a fence between two fields downtown, it can start fund-raising efforts to garner the $50,000 it needs to get the project going.....
Council hears complaint over height of park fence
Muskogee Phoenix - May 27, 2013
Fence issues divided city councilors and a frequent critic who believes fencing at basketball courts in two city parks provide inadequate protection for those who use the facilities.....
Ailanto to fence off high school path
HMB Review - May 27, 2013
A last-ditch effort to save a pathway leading to the back of Half Moon Bay High School was rejected by the California Coastal Commission. Denying the third appeal filed by neighborhood families, the state land-use commission gave its consent to housing develope....

Fence Disputes

Wildlife property owner beats feds in state court over fence
Daily Tribune - May 21, 2013
The adage says a man’s home is his castle and a Warren man has a court order that also says he can protect his property with a fence, even if adjacent to government land....

Fences and Weather

Emergency Request For Livestock Feed and Fencing for Carney Area
KUSH Radio - May 25, 2013
(Carney, Okla) - An emergency need has arisen in Carney for livestock feed of all types and any usable fencing materials. Anyone who can assist is asked to deliver the materials to the Carney Fire Department....

Fences and Animals

Dog attack caused by inadequate fence: police
CTV - May 25, 2013
L'ASSOMPTION, QUEBEC - The owners of a dog which savagely attacked a five-year-old girl Monday apparently ignored an order to increase the size of their fence, L’Assomption police said Tuesday.....
Bear cubs walk fence in Snoqualmie Ridge area
KING-5 - May 25, 2013
Neighbors in Snoqualmie Ridge caught marauders in black snooping through their yard Saturday morning. The culprits were black bear cubs, with mom not far off....
Firefighters help free horse from barbed wire fence in Wokingham
Bracknell News - May 26, 2013
Firefighters had to help a horse escape from a barbed wire fence in Blagrove Lane, in Wokingham, today. Crews from Wokingham and Dee Road fire stations...


Pool Safety

Things to do this summer: Teach your children to swim, fence your pool
Consumer Affairs - May 25, 2013
A Washington, D.C., reporter for more than 30 years, Jim Limbach covers the federal agencies for ConsumerAffairs. Previously, he was a reporter and news anchor for Associated Press Broadcast Services,....

USA Mexico Border Fence

The hidden costs of tall border fences
Arizona Republic - May 25, 2013
There are hidden costs to those towering walls that some in Congress still think are insufficient to secure the southern border. The costs are paid by you and by people that Dr. Lynn Gries says are “depersonalized and seen as some sort of enemy.” ....

International Borders

Prayuth wants Thai-Malay border fence
Bangkok Post - May 25, 2013
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has concurred with a proposal by Prayuth Chan-ocha to build a fence along the Thai-Malaysian border, the army chief said on Monday.....
Georgia Angry Over Russian Installation Of Fence Along South Ossetian Territory
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - May 28, 2013
TBILISI -- Georgia's foreign minister has expressed concern over the installation by Russian troops of barbed-wire fencing along the administrative boundary of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia. ....

Weird News

Cat beard meme takes over the Internet with epic cuteness
Canoe - May 27, 2013
As if cats didn't rule the Internet already, now there is a new trend taking over -- wearing a cat as a beard. Pet owners are snapping pictures of themselves and uploading them to social media websites with the #catbeard ...

Classified Ads


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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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