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LMT MERCER GROUP, INC. RELAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
Press Release - Oct 1, 2013
LMT Mercer Group Inc, is an injection molding manufacturer of fence, deck and handrail products for the building trades. Mr. Tony Lesenskyj, President, LMT’s mission is to be the industry leader in the manufacturing of vinyl caps, accessories and kit products....
Linear Announces Expansion to Award-Winning eMerge Elite Embedded Access Control System
Press Release - Sep 27, 2013
The eMerge Elite-36 represents the next step in the evolution of Linear's access control platform, delivering faster set-up, enhanced features, and industry-leading scalability.....
SteelTuff rolls out all posts
Weekly Times Now - Sep 26, 2013
A NEW Melbourne fencing manufacturer is introducing weaner, steer and mongrel steel fence posts with its first product release. The rollformed metal fence posts from SteelTuff are coated in zinc, aluminium and magnesium and are designed to outlast fences built with conventional galvanised steel pickets and timber posts....
InventHelp Inventor Develops Accessory for Use at Outdoor Sporting Events (SLC-1013)
PRWeb - Oct 1, 2013
Going down to the field on a Friday or Saturday and watching a sporting event can be a great way to spend the day or night, but what's not so great is leaning on sharp fence wire that pinches and scratches your skin. To eliminate this discomfort, an inventor from Staunton, Ill., created a prototype for the Sports Fence Leaner.,...
Modern Fence Technologies Launches Commercial Specifications Services
PRWeb - Sep 25, 2013
Modern Fence Technologies announced Tuesday that they are launching a new service aimed at helping architects, designers, and developers in the specification process for fence and related miscellaneous metals applications in the residential, commercial and industrial building trades.,...

Decking Industry News

FastenMaster Cortex Plug & Fastener System for AZEK® Decking & AZEK® Trim Available at Manasquan Premium Fasteners
PRWeb - Sep 29, 2013
Manasquan Premium Fasteners, LLC, a leading online provider of stainless steel fasteners to the residential, commercial and marine construction industries, now carries the full line of Cortex plugs & fasteners for AZEK decking & trim...
Huttig to Distribute CPG Building Products’ AZEK and TimberTech Products in Mid-Atlantic Area
Azom.com - Sep 26, 2013
CPG Building Products today announced that Huttig Building Products will distribute the full line of AZEK® premium, low-maintenance, exterior products in the Mid-Atlantic area, adding Lancaster and Wilkes-Barre, PA, to its list of locations...
Trex Company Wins Gold Distinction For Trex' iPad Visualizer App
Broadway World - Sep 26, 2013
WINCHESTER, Va., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, was honored with a Gold distinction for its Trex iPad Visualizer App during the first-ever Hanley Wood Brand Builder Awards..

Fence Contractors in the News

Man arrested for alleged fence contractor scam
Your Houston News - Sep 29, 2013
In early September, two separate victims of theft filed criminal reports with deputies of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office about similar crimes. The victims told deputies they paid a fence contractor to construct fences on their property,...

Local Government Issues

APD lands $77,900 in grants for equipment; security gates, fence at police headquarters
Anderson Valley Post - Sep 259, 2013
Anderson Police Department recently received two federal grants – one for $27,900 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Services and a separate $50,000 from the federal Department of Homeland Security – for officer equipment and security fencing and electronic gates at the department’s headquarters....
Property Owner in Violation of Fence Ordinance: 'I'll Die' Before It Goes Down
Newzjunky.com - Sep 29, 2013
WATERTOWN, N.Y. — A local business owner says a fence installed recently at his home will not come down after being notified by the city’s Code Enforcement bureau that it violates the local zoning ordinance....
Fence flap to resume with Portsmouth historic board
Seacoastonline - Sep 29, 2013
PORTSMOUTH — Ten months after the removal of a fence in front of the 1751 Matthew Livermore House drew criticism from the Historic District Commission, which ruled that a stairway can’t be altered until the fence is replaced, the property owners now seek HDC approval for a fenceless front yard....
Chain-link fence now up around Stop & Shop gas station site
Shelton Herald - Sep 29, 2013
Progress is continuing to prepare a vacant Bridgeport Avenue building for demolition to make way for a new Stop & Shop gas station. In the past few days, a chain-link fence has been put up around the two-story ...

Community Issues

Volunteers help install fencing at Wind Cave
Rapid City Journal - Sep 29, 2013
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK | Volunteers gathered at Wind Cave National Park on Saturday to help install 400 feet of new fence at the park's wildlife capture facility....
Five miles completed of seven-mile fence
Wallowa County Cheiftain - Sep 27, 2013
Work for this year has concluded on The Divide Fence Project, located east of Joseph along the 39 Road (Wallowa Mountain Loop road) on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. According to the WWNF, the project is nearly complete.....
Noah's Ark raises $343,406 for new fencing
Henry Herald - Sep 27, 2013
McDONOUGH — With the help of the local community and supporters from around the world, Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary has raised $343,406 for new fencing......

Home Owner Associations

Action 9: HOA fines woman $11,000 for warped fence
WSOC-TV - Sep 30, 2013
A single mother bought a home with a bad fence and her homeowners association fined her thousands of dollars. When she didn't pay it, the HOA threatened to legally take her home away......

Fences in History

Fence With Ivy: Yale Relic In Secret Location Before Auction
Hartford Courant - Sep 27, 2013
This 180-year-old fence, which once stood on campus, is thick with history, Yale history, college football history. The Yale fence, long ago reduced to an 8-foot section where captains posed, also is fairly thick with intrigue....

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Fence me in: They may make for good neighbours, but there are a few things you should know before you choose yours
Ottawa Citizen - Sep 26, 2013
OTTAWA — Fences, warns Ottawa landscape designer Jason Smalley, can be a hot-button issue. “There’s lots of politics in fences because you’re dealing with neighbours. If you’ve got neighbours on three sides....
Remember: Post haste makes waste when building a fence
Herald-Review - Sep 30, 2013
have built — or rebuilt — fences around every yard I’ve ever owned. Chances are, you will, too. I do have a few prejudices: Chain-link and woven wire are too industrial for a residential neighborhood, and vinyl that “looks just like wood” doesn’t (even from a block away).....
Houseworks: Fencing in your world
Chippewa Herald - Sep 28, 2013
Today we offer another lesson from “Homeownering 101,” the HouseWorks guide to stuff everybody ought to know: I have built — or rebuilt — fences around every yard I’ve ever owned. Chances are, you will, too....

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbors share cost of replacing fence
Arizona Republic - Sep 27, 2013
Question: Recently, a severe storm badly damaged a wooden fence we share with four other neighbors in our Glendale subdivision. This wooden fence needs to be replaced...

Fences and Animals

Volunteers finish fairy prion fence
New Zealand Herald - Sep 26, 2013
About 130 pairs of hands and a "year's worth" of weekends have helped complete a predator-proof fence perched above the cliffs of St Clair, Dunedin....
Forest department plans a strong fence to check jumbo menace
Deccan Herald - Sep 24, 2013
Minister for Forest and Ecology Ramanath Rai has said that the government was determined to put an end to elephant menace and the forest department is planning to set up fences made of railway tracks. ...

Fencing and Railroads

Transport Canada review suggests fencing in White Rock railway track; city council opposed
Vancouver Sun - Sep 25, 2013
METRO VANCOUVER — Suggestions that White Rock's waterfront railway tracks be fenced in following the death of a jogger earlier this year aren't sitting well with mayor Wayne Baldwin....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Ownership questions arise in 21 border fence cases
Brownsville Herald - Sep 28, 2013
Five years after the U.S. government seized land along the U.S.-Mexico border between Los Indios and Brownsville for the border fence, it still isn’t sure who all the landowners were and who needs to be compensated....

Weird News

OJ Simpson reprimanded in prison for stealing cookies
Canoe - Sep 28, 2013
OJ Simpson has literally gotten himself caught with his hand in the cookie jar while serving time in prison.....

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