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Industry News

Linear Appoints Kevin Ward Product Line Manager for Door and Gate Operators
Press Release  - Nov 20, 2013
The 15-year company veteran will assume a leadership role within Linear's Integrated Systems strategic business unit and be responsible for ushering in the next wave of Linear GDO, CDO and telephone entry solutions....
DeLand manufacturer iDeal Aluminum stays put — for now
Daytona Beach News-Journal  - Nov 25, 2013
DELAND — The owners of iDeal Aluminum Products recently signed a new lease to temporarily continue occupying a building here that’s been its home since 2005, despite its less-than-ideal condition....
‘No Holes’ Pool Fence That Is Innovative and Unique Is Launched by Guardian Pool Fence Systems
PRWeb  - Nov 21, 2013
Van Nuys, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Guardian Pool Fence Systems, a company that offers high quality pool fences, has just announced the launch of its revolutionary No Holes Pool Fence....
Security fence manufacturer to invest E30 million
The Swazi Observer  - Nov 25, 2013
CLOSE to 200 new job opportunities will be created in Swaziland as a security fence manufacturing company will establish a plant sooner. Betafence, the international security fence manufacturer based in South Africa is looking at investing more than E30 million into the local economy.....

Decking Industry News

Fiberon Introduces New Fiberon Paramount Top-of-the-Line PVC Wood-Alternative Decking Combining Durability with Wood-Like Beauty
4-Traders  - Nov 26, 2013
Fiberon Introduces New Fiberon Paramount Top-of-the-Line PVC Wood-Alternative Decking Combining Durability with Wood-Like Beauty ....
TimberTech Deck Expert Steve Senzatimore to Appear on Taste of New York TV Show
PRWeb  - Nov 20, 2013
Steve Senzatimore, owner of Easy Decks in Farmingdale, NY, recently wrapped up taping “A Taste of New York” TV segment on the advantages of composite materials for outdoor living spaces. ....
Boston Cedar Hosts a Game Changing Event for Its Northeast Independent Lumber and Building Materials Dealers  - Nov 20, 2013
Mansfield, MA, November 20, 2013 --( Boston Cedar recently launched its new decking, railing, and trim product line up at its “Game Changer” kickoff event held at the Omni Providence Hotel.....

Local Government Issues

Watertown Daily Times  - Nov 25, 2013
Jacob S. Johnson had to expect as much. The Watertown resident failed Wednesday to persuade the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals to grant a variance for the chain-link fence surrounding his side yard on the 200 block of Mullin Street. ...
Councillors deny ML Ready Mix Concrete’s bid for fence exemption; Judson Street residents complain of noise and dust
Inside Toronto  - Nov 23, 2013
What began as a seemingly routine application for a fence exemption at Etobicoke York Community Council this week quickly escalated into a heated hour-long debate over the “toxic situation” on Judson Street in south Etobicoke...
City Man Says Mullin Street Fence Could Conditionally Remain
Newzjunky  - Nov 23, 2013
WATERTOWN, N.Y. — A city man who was denied a variance by the city Zoning Board of Appeals earlier this week to keep an existing fence that violates city law said the chain-link barrier may be allowed to stay – sort of.,..
Resident opposed to $7-M Chamber Way fence
Winnipeg Sun  - Nov 19, 2013
One Queen Street resident fears a two-block-long fence blocking the view of his home from a key airport route would decrease safety. But another thinks the barrier is desperately needed to shield his home from prying eyes, pollution and traffic noise.,..
Safety fencing for Pittwater Rd bridge at Narrabeen
Daily Telegraph  - Nov 22, 2013
THE Pittwater Rd bridge over Narrabeen Lagoon will have a safety fence installed to protect pedestrians from traffic in a win for community campaigning..

Community Issues

Gap in Metrolink fence between Brooklands and Timperley causes concern for residents
Messenger Newspapers  - Nov 21, 2013
A GAP in a Metrolink fence between Brooklands and Timperley is causing concern for nearby residents. Joan Astley who lives on Shrewsbury Road, about five minutes from the site, says her neighbour’s dog was recently hit by a tram ...
The Mountain Ear  - Nov 21, 2013
Barbed wire is ugly and it hurts. Pine logs are lovely and they smell good. Last weekend, Eagle Scout Chris Miller and a dozen of his closest friends spent the days building a zig-zag log fence along Magnolia Road on Boulder Open Space,..

Fences and Animals - AG

Burton: Fence goats in with less hassle
Springfield News-Leader  - Nov 24, 2013
Goats are curious animals, and their gregarious social skills and healthy appetites know no boundaries, or fences. However, new types of fences make it easier for goat owners to dissuade their “don’t fence me in” bleating,..
Farmers fence off over 20,000km of waterways
NZ Farmer  - Nov 20, 2013
Fonterra farmers have strung up 20,400 kilometres of fencing to exclude stock from waterways as the co-operative's deadline to ring-fence almost all rivers, creeks and other water sources approaches in two weeks...
Concern over wild dog fence line in central west Qld
ABC Rural  - Nov 24, 2013
Sheep producers in the Winton district met yesterday to talk about why they had been left out of a proposed fenced area. A 1,600-kilometre fence has been proposed to enable sheep to be profitably grazed in parts of the Longreach, Barcaldine..


Fences and Neighbors

World War II Vet Still Embroiled In Property Dispute With Neighbor At Collegedale  - Nov 18, 2013
A World War II veteran came to the Collegedale Commission meeting Monday night for the second time appealing for help with a neighbor who he says has steadily encroached upon his property..
Fence started neighbor's vendetta in Spring Hill, report shows  - Nov 22, 2013
SPRING HILL — As Bill Stelling lay bleeding on his living room floor, a 911 dispatcher asked why his neighbor shot him. Did they have an argument?..
Neighbors Defend Annaville 'Fence Lady'
Kris-TV  - Nov 22, 2013
CORPUS CHRISTI - Herlinda Nunez left her home in handcuffs Thursday afternoon and police took her to Christus Spohn hospital. City officials tell us she was taken in for an evaluation...
Fence may lead to partial closure of Fairbanks mental health facility
Anchorage Daily News  - Nov 22, 2013
FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — The only licensed assisted-living facility in Fairbanks for people with mental illness may have to partially close. Downtown Care has been ordered to reduce its client load because a fence built by a neighbor less than six inches from building windows blocks escape routes...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Fight ignites over last section of border fence; El Paso site called key part of history
Washington Times  - Nov 20, 2013
SPRING HILL — As Bill Stelling lay bleeding on his living room floor, a 911 dispatcher asked why his neighbor shot him. Did they have an argument?..


Israel to build security fence in the heart of the West Bank
Mondoweiss  - Nov 21, 2013
It’s barely 100 meters, but a fence Israel plans to build through four villages in the heart of the iconic hills of the West Bank shows how deep the occupation reaches into Palestinian life...
India plans ‘great wall’ along Kashmir border
The Nation  - Nov 24, 2013
NEW DELHI - India has drawn inspiration from the wall coming up on the West Bank and the Berlin Wall that symbolised Cold War to plan a 10-metre high embankment along the 198-km stretch of international border that separates Jammu from Pakistan, reported Indian media on Saturday....


Weird News

Associated Press - Nov 18, 2013
BATH, Maine (AP) -- Captain Kirk's futuristic-looking vessel sports cutting-edge technology, new propulsion and powerful armaments, but this ship isn't the Starship Enterprise.....

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