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Industry News

Ameristar Fence bought by Swedish door security manufacturer
Tulsa World  - Nov 19, 2013
Tulsa-based Ameristar Fence Products has been bought out by Assa Abloy, a Swedish manufacturer of locks, doors, frames and door security, said Barry Willingham, vice president of the company.....
DoorKing Voted No. 1 Gate Operator Manufacturer for 5th Year!
Press Release  - Nov 18, 2013
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing, Inc. has been voted the No. 1 gate operator manufacturer in Professional Door Dealer Magazine’s 2013 Best of Business reader poll in the gate operator manufacturer category for the fifth straight year....
Fence Contractors Association to Hold School that Benefits Municipal Golf Course
PRWeb - Press Release  - Nov 19, 2013
The North American Fence Contractors Association's Fence Training School returns to Sebring this February. The group plans to build on last year's success.....

Decking Industry News

AERT CEO Tim Morrison on Staying Smart in Springdale's Business Environment
Arkansas Business  - Nov 18, 2013
Tim Morrison, 55, joined Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies as president in March 2008. He was named the CEO in August, succeeding founder Joe Brooks, who became chairman.....
CPG Building Products Partners with McIlveen Lumber Industries (Alta)(2012) Ltd. to Distribute the Full Line of AZEK® and TimberTech® Products in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada
Canada NewsWire (press release)  - Nov 14, 2013
CPG Building Products today announced that McIlveen Lumber Industries (Alta)(2012) Ltd. will distribute the full line of AZEK® premium, low-maintenance, exterior products in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada....
OMG Inc. Acquires PAM Fastening Technology
Industrial Distribution  - Nov 15, 2013
Agawam, MA - OMG Inc. announced it has acquired PAM Fastening Technology Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., in a stock purchase. OMG is a manufacturer of fasteners and building products for commercial and residential construction applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. .....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fire being investigated in Marlborough
MetroWestDailyNews  - Nov 15, 2013
MARLBOROUGH — The Marlborough Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that started about 7:12 p.m. Friday at the Arrow Fence Company building at 360 South Street...
Centennial Woods awarded Wyoming snow fence contract
Casper Star-Tribune Online  - Nov 18, 2013
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has awarded a three-year contract to Laramie-based Centennial Woods for snow fence maintenance and wood reclamation...
ARC Fences wins Kidsafe award for commitment to childhood safety
Pool and Ppa Review  - Nov 14, 2013
ARC Fences has been awarded the Kidsafe Responsible Retailer Award for their activity in promoting childhood injury/accident prevention and the safety of children...
QS Fencing Now Offers 24/7 Vancouver Fencing Repairs
PRWeb  - Nov 18, 2013
Fencing is a long-term project; however repair after some time often becomes a necessity. QS Fencing proudly presents its 24/7 fencing repair services for Vancouver clients..

Local Government Issues

Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell didn’t disclose family links to fence legislation
Miami Herald  - Nov 14, 2013
In February, Lynda Bell persuaded her Miami-Dade County Commission colleagues to lift a decade-old ban on unsightly chain-link fences in front yards of homes in unincorporated neighborhoods. She pitched it as common-sense legislation to help residents of her South Miami-Dade district...
Sweetwater hired fencing company owned by city cop, daughter of a Miami-Dade commissioner
Miami Herald  - Nov 18, 2013
A POPULAR playground which was the subject of a court case due to noise levels could have a new gate fitted to help address the problem. Some neighbours took Winkfield Parish Council to court last year after they believed the children playing....
Chamber eyes fence to spruce up airport route
Winnipeg Sun  - Nov 16, 2013
A new fence is being eyed to beautify the first route many Winnipeg visitors see. After years of discussion, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is proposing a SimTek fence, made of reinforced plastic panels and steel posts, as a first step to improve the "airport route" of Route 90 between Ness and Silver avenues.....
New fence tidies up area around landfill
Pratt Tribune  - Nov 14, 2013
County residents who live north of the Pratt County Landfill will be seeing less trash escaping the site when a new fence is installed.....

Community Issues

Residents Fighting For A Fence Around Veteran's Cemetery
WPEC - Nov 19, 2013
LAKE WORTH, Fla. - This cemetery has been called a lot of things recently, but honorable isn't one of them. With the help of CBS 12 residents got the cemetery cleaned up, but now they're fighting for a fence around this sacred place where veterans are buried...
Dentist wants to install fence for dogs at Cedar Lake office
NW Times - Nov 18, 2013
CEDAR LAKE | A new dentist in town wants her dogs to join her at work occasionally and needs permission to build a fence to keep them on the property.....
Brunswick | Police warn about fence scam
WKYC - Nov 14, 2013
BRUNSWICK -- Police are warning of a scam in which a man claims to be installing fences. They say he will knock on a resident's door, claim to be installing a fence for a neighbor and then request the resident to accompany him to the back ...

Schools and Fences

Parents at odds over grade-school fencing
Daily Pilot - Nov 13, 2013
Parents faced off this week over whether to put fencing up at three elementary schools. Some spoke before the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees Tuesday in support of putting up fencing at Adams, Victoria and Roy O. Anderson elementary schools, ...
Elementary school's lack of fence raises campus-security concerns
Florida Today - Nov 13, 2013
Before buses start to drop off students at Harbor City Elementary School, Jeff Jaecklein and Benjamin “Harry” Elliott are waiting. Wearing neon-colored vests and holding walkie-talkies, the Parents On Patrol volunteers act as security guards, ...

Fencing and Railroads

New Fence to Curb Railway Trespassing in Morris Plains
Nov 19, 2013
An additional 250 feet of fencing was erected along the railroad tracks along Route 53 in Morris Plains over the course of the last week and it was done, in part, for public safety....

Fences and Neighbors

Fences come between neighbours
Nelson Mail - Nov 19, 2013
At a recent book group meeting, a friend was complaining about her neighbour's new fence. It is high and imposing and, in her view, ugly. I was intrigued to see what it looked like so walked past the other day....
Towering Barbed Wire Fence Frustrates Neighbors
KrisTV - Nov 13, 2013
CORPUS CHRISTI - Imagine walking out each morning to the view of a 12-foot-high patchwork fence strung with barbed wire and surrounded by a mud puddle....
Fence variance divides neighbours and councillors
Portage Daily Graphic - Nov 13, 2013
During Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Karen Foster, who owns a house on 5th Street NW, requested council approve an increase in her front fence's height from one metre to two metres, even though the fence had already been built.....
Neighbour in five-year garden fence fued is ordered to call it quits or face jail - Nov 15, 2013
THEY have argued over noisy music, fences, shining lights and a noisy lawnmower left running for half an hour, but a judge has finally told a former lecturer to call time on his feud with a neighbour after he broke a restraining order....


Fences and Volunteers

Fences For Fido builds protection for dog in West Salem
Statesman Journal - Nov 16, 2013
A black chow-mix dog contently chewed a treat given to her by volunteers as they erected a fence in her muddy yard Saturday. The 12 people from volunteer group Fences For Fido hope that the new metal fence will allow the dog,....

Pool Safety

Close eye on pool fences security
Gisborne Herald - Nov 18, 2013
A PROJECT to find every swimming pool in Gisborne and check they are safely fenced has slowed, but district council staff remain active in ensuring pools are secure.....


‘No crawl fencing’ for jail approved
Times Daily  - Nov 16, 2013
FLORENCE — County commissioners continue to improve security at the Lauderdale County Detention Center after several escapes this year. In the latest move, commissioners approved “no crawl fencing” for the detention center’s exercise yard.....

USA Mexico Border Fence

O’Rourke: No border fence at historic site
El Paso Inc  - Nov 17, 2013
Construction is set to start Wednesday to close the half-mile gap in the border fence at the historic site of Don Juan de Oñate’s Rio Grande crossing, Hart’s Mill and Old Fort Bliss.....
Keep border fence money local
Sierra Vista Herald  - Nov 13, 2013
A state legislative panel that gathered earlier this week in Phoenix to discuss what should be done with more than $264,000 of donated money to build a border fence.....


The Security Fence, the Anti-Terrorism Barrier, the Wall
Huffington Post  - Nov 18, 2013
The troubles of the Holy Land have taken a toll on both sides. While one man's terrorist may be another man's freedom fighter, the fact is that in recent decades, both sides have suffered terribly: ....
India-Myanmar Border Problems: Fencing Not The Only Solution – Analysis
Eurasia Review  - Nov 18, 2013
The unfolding events along the India-Myanmar border for the past few months have managed to bring the hitherto ‘neglected’ border into the consciousness of the policymakers in New Delhi. ....

Weird News

Hunter busted shooting at deer within sight of a school bus
Canoe - Nov 18, 2013
OTTAWA — Cops in Quebec's Outaouais region say they seized six guns and arrested four hunters this deer season, including a man who shot at a deer from his car — next to a police station — and another man who fired at a deer within sight of a school bus that had stopped to pick up a child.......

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