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Industry News

May is National Drowning Prevention Awareness Month
Press Release - May 1, 2013
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA -- The month of May is often associated with the beginning of the summer season and the warmer weather brings large numbers of people to the water; backyard pools, beaches, waterfronts and public aquatic facilities. Unfortunately, the month of May also signals an increase in drowning tragedies across our nation....
Modern Fence Technologies: Taking the Guess Work Out of Choosing a Gate Hinge
PRWeb - May 2, 2013
Modern Fence Technologies announced today that they are once again improving the fence industry by making it possible to select a gate hinge based on the dimensions and weight of any gate. Until now, selecting a hinge was largely based on experience...
E.S. Robbins donates fencing to Deibert Park Fence facelift
The Decatur Daily - May 1, 2013
FLORENCE — Dr. Kirk and Lillian Deibert wanted the public to forever enjoy their rolling 70-acre horse farm, so they gave it as a gift to the city more than 25 years ago......

Decking Industry News

Cali Bamboo Debuts BamDeck™ 3G, the First Wide Plank Composite Decking
PRWeb - May 1, 2013
Cali Bamboo®, a leading manufacturer of green building materials made primarily out of bamboo, today introduces BamDeck™ 3G Composite Decking with integrated CoreMax™ Technology. This new generation of decking features a Wide Plank line that is 50% wider and the first of its kind in the composite decking industry. .....
Deceuninck North America Partners with Hood Distribution/McQuesten Group to Offer Clubhouse(R) PVC Decking and Clubhouse Elite Railing to the New England Market
Wall Street Journal - May 6, 2013
MONROE, Ohio, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, is pleased to announce its partnership with Hood Distribution/McQuesten Group ....
New Fiberon HomeSelect Composite Railing Line Now Available at Lowe's
BuildingOnline - May 1, 2013
NEW LONDON, NV -- Beginning this month, Fiberon®, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, announces availability of its exclusive Fiberon HomeSelect railing brand at home-improvement retailer, ....

Local Government Issues

Knowlton Township officials frustrated over proposed Route 46 rock fence - May 5, 2013
When the New Jersey Department of Transportation first proposed a rockfall fence along Route 46 in Knowlton Township to local officials, it was estimated as an $18 million project.....
Charleston City Council To Vote On Outdoor Dining Fencing Bill
WCHS - May 6, 2013
More restaurants with outdoor dining in Downtown Charleston could be a thing of the future if a proposed planning bill is approved Monday.....
DOT: Anchorage Inn fence must come down
St. Augustine Record - May 6, 2013
The Florida Department of Transportation says a portion of the fence on the Anchorage Inn property to the base of the Bridge of Lions must come down.....
Highway 21 underpass fencing project awarded grant
Messenger Index - May 1, 2013
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Boise River Wildlife Linkage Partnership to support the Idaho Highway 21 Big Game Habitat Linkage project. ..

Community Issues

DOT: Anchorage Inn fence must come down
KRQE - May 3, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Golf balls in yards, trees and in the streets are a common sight in the neighborhood just across the street from the Arroyo del Oso Golf Course.....
Neighbors bombarded by soccer balls want park fences built higher
KTNV - May 2, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - A new park has led to some new problems for neighbors on the east side of the Valley. Douglas Selby Park near Lamb Boulevard and Owens Avenue is mostly empty during the day....
Poor Farm dedicating new fence, marker
Kaufman Herald - May 2, 2013
The Kaufman County Historical Commission & Friends are inviting the public to the dedication of a new entrance fence and county historical marker at the County “Poor Farm."...


Fencing and Railroads

CCIDC addresses Union Pacific fencing
Colorado County Citizen - Apr 30, 2013
Earlier this year, during the CCIDC Board’s Jan. 28 regular meeting, CCIDC Board member Libby Flint brought up her concern about the Union Pacific Railroad having fenced off CCIDC land inappropriately in that specific location..

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Wyoming rancher's fence and metal windbreak help protect water flowing toward Yellowstone River
Casper Star-Tribune Online - May 6, 2013
These days, fencing lines 4,000 feet of the creek, and the Homestead Herefords ... The fence and windbreak are tangible symbols of Oedekoven's attempt to ..

Stolen Fences

Man Wanted For Stealing Rolls Of Chain Link Fence
WITN - May 1, 2013
Deputies are looking for a man who they say sold stolen metal fencing to a scrap metal yard. Rodney Parker of Greenville is wanted on larceny and obtaining property by false pretense charges, while Gilbert Hedgepeth confessed to the crime, according to deputies. ..

Pool Safety

Pool-fence requirements vary around Pima County
Tucson News Now - May 6, 2013
PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A lot of questions have been raised after a 3-year-old girl drowned on Saturday on the northwest side.....

DIY - Consumers

From fences to fireplaces: home improvement projects take know-how - May 6, 2013
Home improvement projects can enhance a living space and provide a change of scenery, but a simple addition or renovation can quickly become not-so-simple....

USA Mexico Border Fence

The Fence Junkies - May 6, 2013
McALLEN — About 100 people in Starr and Hidalgo counties could be impacted under a proposed construction plan regarding the final sections of the border fence, with more than half living at a nursing home, federal documents show....
CBP: Feds may acquire more land for new border fence construction
Brownsville Herald - May 6, 2013
HEREFORD, Ariz. – Glenn Spencer wakes every day in pitch dark, at 3 a.m., a habit he picked up in the last couple of years. “I do my best thinking in the morning,”...

Weird News

Insurance company must pay up after grow-op fire: Judge
Canoe - May 6, 2013
MONTREAL — An insurance company is liable for damages after an apartment was gutted in a fire caused by a marijuana grow-op.d....

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