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Merchants Metals Relocates Massachusetts Service Center to Chicopee
Press Release - Oct 12, 2013
Atlanta, GA - Merchants Metals is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts service center has now been moved to a spacious new facility in Chicopee, located east of the previous facility in Westfield, MA. ...
Automatic Gate Resource Center Demystifies Driveway Gates for Consumers
Press Release - Oct 12, 2013
Automatic Gate Resource Center (AGRC), a new online resource dedicated to educating consumers and leading them by the hand through the, up-until-now, esoteric world of automatic driveway gates, launched earlier this month to an appreciative and receptive audience of gate industry pros and consumers alike...
Factory Turns Old Milk Jugs into Fences
PA home page - Oct 11, 2013
Tobyhanna, Monroe County – A Pocono man is building a business out of old milk jugs. Patrick Kellie’s business is called Waste Not Technologies. It’s a recycling business that’s been based in Saylorsburg for decades.. ...
RAB Lighting Inc. Introduces the LED Bollard Luminaire
PRWeb - Oct 8, 2013
Northvale, NJ (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 RAB Lighting Inc. introduces the LED Bollard. The seriously heavy duty RAB LED bollards and matching architectural wall sconces will stand up to almost anything. ..
Calf-Tel launches a Heavy Duty Fence System
Dairy Herd - Oct 14, 2013
Hampel Animal Care introduces the Calf-Tel Heavy Duty Fence System, a new structure that provides U.S. producers the flexibility of a gate system with the durability and longevity that Calf-Tel products are known for. ..
PSS Store Now Features LiftMaster Gate Operators Containing MyQ® Technology which Allows for Efficient Gate Security Management
PRWeb - Oct 14, 2013
PSS Store releases a new line of LiftMaster gate operators equipped with the revolutionary MyQ® Technology which promotes safe and efficient access control management...

Decking Industry News

Decking company names new executives
Dayton Business Journal - Oct 10, 2013
A Miamisburg-based decking company has a new president and a new CEO. The board of directors for UDECX LLC has appointed John Van Leeuwen as the company’s new CEO,.....
DeckExpo 2013: Deceuninck to Highlight Clubhouse Decking and Elite Railing
AZOM - Oct 9, 2013
Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, will highlight its Clubhouse Decking and Elite Railing to leading deck industry professionals during DeckExpo 2013.....
Jonathan Smoke from Hanley Wood to Deliver Keynote at Principia's 10th Annual Composite Decking & Railing Conference
MFRtech - Oct 9, 2013
MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Principia's 10th annual executive Composite Decking & Railing conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore in Baltimore, MD on October 28-29, 2013....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fencing company donates project to S.M.I.L.E.S.
GazetteXtra - Oct 14, 2013
DARIEN--The Wisconsin/Northern Illinois Chapter of The American Fence Association donated a fencing project valued at over $10,000 to S.M.I.L.E.S., the therapeutic riding center in Darien....
Long® Fence is Puppy Sponsor for Hero Dogs, Inc. Service Dogs for Wounded Veterans
PR.com - Oct 10, 2013
Archibald Henderson "Archie," a three-and-a-half-month old chocolate Labrador Retriever, came to visit Long® Fence in Ijamsville, MD on Friday, October 4, 2013.....
Fence Company on Long Island, Lighthouse Fence Updates Their Website with New Masonry Services
PRWeb page - Oct 11, 2013
Lighthouse Fencing, a Long Island-based company specializing in fencing installation and repairs, is pleased to announce their new masonry services available to their customers throughout the Nassau and Suffolk regions....
FENCE & DECK DEPOT IN O'FALLON IL PROMOTES TOP-OF-MIND SAFETY TO RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS
EIN News - Oct 11, 2013
- Fence & Deck Depot, a fence and deck contractor in O’Fallon, Illinois, promotes top-of-mind safety to its residential customers. The company stresses that it’s most important to maintain fences and decks, to provide the safest conditions for users year-round.....
LOOKING TO MAKE YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS MORE SECURE? HOUSTON FENCE COMPANY, SUMMIT FENCE NORTH, HAS A NEW WEBSITE JUST FOR YOU
EIN News (press release) - Oct 11, 2013
Besides high-quality wood, ornamental iron and chain link fencing installation, Summit Fence North provides all types of gates and gate openers to expertly match your gate with your fence.....

Local Government Issues

Groundbreaking for wildlife fence project Monday
Ottumwa Courier - Oct 14, 2013
OTTUMWA — The city of Ottumwa will be holding a project kickoff groundbreaking for the Wildlife Fence Project at the Ottumwa Regional Airport Terminal Building at 4 p.m. Monday. The public is invited to attend -...
Workers Removing Controversial Muirfield Village Fence
myfox28columbus - Oct 9, 2013
DUBLIN (Maria Durant/Ken Hines) -- Workers are removing a controversial fence from the perimeter of Muirfield Village Golf Club, after months of complaints from neighbors due to the the structure's appearance, as well as its impact on local wildlife....
Commissioners uphold Planning Dept. ruling in fence dispute
Jefferson Post - Oct 14, 2013
The Ashe County Board of Commissioners Monday upheld a Planning Department ruling in a land dispute over a fence on the New River floodplain. Director of Planning Adam Stumb said his office had received a complaint ...

Fences and Animals

Funding for fencing popular in bison territory
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Oct 14, 2013
WEST YELLOWSTONE – Living in bison territory near West Yellowstone and Gardiner, most landowners accept that they can never grow an elaborate garden. But a new fence might allow simpler gardens to survive....
Council to unleash dog plan that will not cause a fence
Northern Star - Oct 15, 2013
A GROUP of Evans Head residents, who a few days ago were up in arms over Richmond Valley Council's plan to create a fenced off-leash dog area in South Evans Head are celebrating after the council surprisingly cancelled the plan.....

Fencing and Sports

INDYCAR WRECK REITERATES IMPORTANCE OF CATCH FENCES
FoxSports - Oct 13, 2013
This weekend'??s dramatic crash in the Grand Prix of Houston was a fresh reminder that no matter how safe racing becomes, there is always room for innovation. In a split second, Dario Franchitti'??s car launched into the air and caught the catch fence...

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The Famous and Their Fences

Hunters Build Fence Around Sir Paul Mccartney’s Protected Property
Ecorazzi - Oct 10, 2013
Sir Paul McCartney purchased 87-acres of land in Somerset, England in 1991 to protect wild deer by providing an area where stag hunters could not enter. McCartney is an avid animal rights activist, recently banning workers on the set of his new music video from eating meat during filming. ...

The Art of Fences

Oxford Picket Fences continues to wow
StarDem.com - Oct 13, 2013
OXFORD — Oxford’s fifth Annual Picket Fence Auction brought a crowd to the Oxford Community Center Saturday, Oct. 12 to bid on hand-painted and hand-constructed decorative fences that local artists said represented their view of the town, the waterways, scenic views, animals, people and local traditions....
Artist paints 'secret garden' mural on Mitcham fence
Wimbledon Guardian - Oct 12, 2013
A bold pattern of colour and decoration has been hand painted on a fence to welcome people to Mitcham. Block colours and botanical plants on the Sibthorpe Road car park fence have been created by designer Linda Florence....

International

Turkey denies building fence along Syrian border
Middle East Monitor - Oct 10, 2013
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay has denied rumours that the government intends to build a fence along the border with Syria. He insisted that all security procedures have in any case been tightened along the lengthy frontier....
At border, Israelis watch Syria's civil war through a fortified fence
Los Angeles Times - Oct 11, 2013
SYRIAN BORDER, Golan Heights — From the bunkers and watchtowers along this tense, fortified frontier, Israelis say they can do little more than view from afar the civil warfare raging across the border in Syria...

Weird News

'Disco poles' deter deer collisions
Canoe - Oct 13, 2013
Whistles and wildlife-crossing warning signs are just some solutions that have been proposed to prevent cars colliding with moose. These don't seem to be effective deterrents in Norway where, between 2005 and 2011, 315 people were injured in collisions with giant deer.....

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