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Industry News

All American-Made All the Time!
Press Release - Oct 16, 2013
Aadvantage Panels & Fence, Inc. of Whitney, Texas, proudly announces a local, made-in-the-USA alternative to foreign-manufactured ornamental iron with the opening of their new Lake Whitney, Texas, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on Lehmann Farm Road......
Linear President Michael O'Neal to Speak at Securing New Ground Executive Conference in New York
Press Release - Oct 16, 2013
Carlsbad, CA - October 16, 2013 - Michael O'Neal, president of Linear LLC, a leader in residential and commercial access control, security and health and wellness solutions, will be a featured speaker at Securing New Ground® (SNG™), the Security Industry Association's (SIA) .....
Install Fencing Quickly and Easily with InventHelp® Client Invention, EASY FENCE (CBA-2257)
PRWeb - Oct 18, 2013
Fencing is a time-consuming, laborious job that usually requires more than one worker. This inspired an inventor from Wagener, S.C., to think of a better method. "I needed a way to do fencing alone, so I designed a more convenient way of performing the task," he said. He then created a prototype of his idea......
Preferred Technologies Group Announces Its Compatibility With Solar Automatic Gate Openers
SourceSecurity - Oct 16, 2013
Preferred Technologies Group, maker of the Cartell gate openers and vehicle detection systems, is pleased to announce compatibility with any solar automatic gate opener. ....
Alumitec announces its expansion into the Aluminium Balustrading market
OnlinePRNews - Oct 22, 2013
Alumitec announced today that its Australian Aluminium Distributor division is entering the Balustrade market with some very stylish and market leading systems. Their head of marketing Tim Flannery today announced the NEW Balustrade safety system called Alumi Rail.....
Allan Block Sound Fence - AB Fence® System -- Approved for Highway Projects With the BC Ministry of Transportation (MOT)
MarketWired - Oct 18, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2013) - Allan Block Corporation, a leading provider of retaining walls, is proud to announce that the Allan Block Fence System is now approved by the BC Ministry of Transportation (MOT RPL) for highway projects ....

Decking Industry News

Composite Decking & Railing Conference October 28-29, 2013 in Baltimore, MD™ - Oct 21, 2013
MALVERN, PA -- 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. ...
Trex Company Announces The Introduction Of New Trex® Spiral Stairs™
PRNewswire - Oct 17, 2013
WINCHESTER, Va., Oct. 17, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, announced the introduction of new Trex® Spiral Stairs™ ...
Fiberon Dramatically Expands Footprint with Five New Distributor Agreements Across County
EON - Oct 17, 2013
CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--DeckExpo, Booth #2214 – Fiberon®, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, has substantially increased the availability of its products through a series of recent distributor relationships. ...
Wooden Deck Tiles from Bison Innovative Products Give New Life and Graceful Appearance to Roof Decks, Terraces or Balconies
SBWire - Oct 17, 2013
Denver, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/19/2013 -- Wooden deck tiles from Bison Innovative Products give new life and a graceful appearance to roof decks, terraces or terraces. ...

Local Government Issues

County to begin enforcing oil/gas field fencing, signage ordinance
Mississippi Business Journal - Oct 21, 2013
HATTIESBURG — Forrest County is soon to begin enforcing a fencing and signage ordinance for local oil and gas fields that was contested and affirmed by the Mississippi Supreme Court earlier this year.......
No fence required: Michigan alcohol laws cause outdoor seating confusion
MLive - Oct 19, 2013
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — When The Sundance Grill reopened in its new location downtown this August, the owners quietly opted to go fence-free around the sidewalk seating. Two blocks away at the CitySen Lounge, management still fences-in the patio under the mistaken impression that state liquor laws require that......
Port of Catoosa to build fence around facility
Tulsa World - Oct 18, 2013
CATOOSA ?- The Tulsa Port of Catoosa's board of directors approved a $333,149 bid to construct 19,000 feet of fencing around the facility Thursday during its monthly meeting. The project will fill in the currently unfenced portions, mostly near Oklahoma 167.....
Shut Out: PennDOT to spend $240,000 to fence off homeless camps under highways
PGH City Paper - Oct 16, 2013
For the second time in four months, Tony Ferguson is facing eviction from his home — a spot he's found beneath a highway overpass. And in both cases, the reason has been the same: a PennDOT decision to fence off homeless camps Downtown.....
Enforcement of fence and sign law to begin
Hattiesburg American - Oct 19, 2013
Forrest County is soon to begin enforcing a fencing and signage ordinance for local oil and gas fields that was contested and affirmed by the Mississippi Supreme Court earlier this year.......


Community Issues

New Skowhegan fence draws ire, concern for children
Kennebec Journal - Oct 18, 2013
SKOWHEGAN — A computer technician with the school department is concerned that a new ornamental fence along the Kennebec River on West Front Street is dangerous and should be corrected before somebody is hurt........
Library gets fencing approval
Sun Gazette - Oct 18, 2013
After months of discussions on reopening the entrance to the Welch Children's Wing at the James V. Brown Library, the library's board of trustees were notified at Thursday's meeting that plans are in place to reopen the entrance.....
New fence at Connor's Bog; dog park at Merrill Field discussion
Anchorage Daily News - Oct 17, 2013
Two events for dog lovers are coming up: Connor's Bog is getting safer, and there's a meeting scheduled to discuss a fenced dog park at Merrill Field.....
Holden Arboretum deer fence project delayed - Oct 18, 2013
The $400,000 fence was to be built this past summer around 230 acres, ... 2 miles of temporary fencing as well as place deer fences around new tree plants.....

Fences and Neighbors

Observing fence etiquette can prevent disputes
The Village News - Oct 20, 2013
NORTH COUNTY – People fortunate enough to own their own plots of land often choose to fence in their pieces of paradise. Fences serve many purposes: to designate property boundaries, keep pets or children contained in a safe environment, corral livestock, offer privacy or add aesthetic appeal.....
Fence fight leads to heated threats
Daily Inter Lake - Oct 160, 2013
The Kalispell Police Department got a report Tuesday from a Second Avenue West resident who said his neighbor threatened to beat his face in, apparently....
Just Ask: Who is responsible for taking care of fences between properties?
MassLive - Oct 20, 2013
Question: Many homes in the area are separated from their neighbors by a fence. I have two questions: How do I know who owns the fence if it was there before I moved in? .....

Schools and Fences

Security fence completed at Rio Americano High School
Valley Community Newspapers - Oct 17, 2013
After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, school districts across the country responded in an effort to make their own schools safer and San Juan Unified went right along with that trend, garnering input from the school community about safety issues....


County committee split on jail fencing error
Herald Citizen - Oct 16, 2013
PUTNAM COUNTY?— Some commissioners think a paperwork error that left funding for a new fence at the Putnam County Jail in the 2013-14 county budget should not be removed...
Hole found in Australian prison fence
UPI - Oct 20, 2013
PERTH, Australia, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Prison authorities in Australia said they have foiled an escape plot after discovering a hole cut into a fence at a medium security prison....

Fences and Animals

Wildlife habitat in the Judean Hills being throttled by fences
Red Hook / Rhinebeck Observer - Oct 15, 2013
The owner of 250 Sawmill Road in Milan, Craig Leavitt, has applied to put up a deer fence on his 54.91-acre property and the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals has scheduled a public hearing on the required area variance.....
A 5-foot-high fence will outskunk the skunks - Oct 20, 2013
Dear Dr. Fox • Our home is surrounded by woods, so we are frequently visited by wild animals. Unfortunately, this includes skunks. .....
Shark-proof fence for Dunsborough
Perth Now - Oct 16, 2013
The beach at Old Dunsborough - one of the South West's most popular - will host the trial with a $160,000 underwater fence designed to repel sharks, not trap ....
Wild dog fence draft released
Queensland Country Life - Oct 16, 2013
FOR the equivalent of 13 kilometres of bitumen a new wild dog check fence could be built in Queensland’s central west, allowing those areas to begin reaping nearly $7 million in economic benefit in its first year. ....


Bulgaria to build fences on its border with Turkey
World Bulletin - Oct 22, 2013
Bulgarian government decided to build a 30 km wall on southeast borders with Turkey due to Syrian refugee influx. In the press conference held following the Council of Ministers meeting on Monday, it was stated that the security measures on the borders are to be tightened.. ....

Weird News

Dragon spotted flying over England?
Canoe - Oct 17, 2013
For anyone who doesn't believe dragons exist, think again! Spotted in Truro, England......

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