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Industry News

Swedish Lock Company to Buy U.S. Fence Maker (Ameristar)
Press Release - Oct 1, 2013
ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Ameristar, the leading US manufacturer of perimeter security solutions. Ameristar offers a comprehensive product range of industrial and high security fencing and gates,...
Encon Leads training movement with combo seminar featuring All-O-Matic and BD Loops
Press Release - Oct 4, 2013
On September 10th leading wholesale distributor Encon Electronics teamed up with manufacturers All-O-Matic and BD Loops for an all day technical workshop. Several Encon dealers attended the event. “The hands-on information provided during this seminar was extremely valuable and the personable ....
Zaun launches anti-ballistic noise-reducing recycled plastic fencing
Specification Online - Oct 7, 2013
A fencing system made from recycled waste plastics that can soak up flying fragments while deflecting noise has been developed by perimeter systems manufacturer Zaun...
Leading Edge Frameless Glass Introduces a New Frameless Glass Pool Fencing Product
SBWire - Oct 3, 2013
Looking to add that little glamour or pizazz to your poolside that also enhances the transparency and beauty of your exterior property and complements your interior look? If you live in South East Queensland, (Gold Coast and Brisbane) then Leading Edge Frameless Glass (LEFG),....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Launches New Website
Digital Journal - Oct 7, 2013
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, and the brand behind outdoor living upgrades all over the world, is giving its website – – an upgrade of its own...
Deck Railing Table Attaches to Any Railing
BuildingOnline - Oct 7, 2013
If you are constantly short of surface spaces around your deck for entertaining and whatnot, the new Deck Mate is the answer to all your wishes. The Deckmate is a sturdy "table" that attaches to any deck railing, and instantly gives you and your guest more places to set down their plates beverages and more..
CPG Building Products Partners with C.J. Link to Distribute the Full Line of AZEK® and TimberTech® Products in Michigan
PRNewsWire - Oct 8, 2013
CPG Building Products today announced that C.J. Link Lumber Company will distribute the full line of AZEK® premium, low-maintenance, exterior products throughout the state of Michigan. A successful distributor of TimberTech composite decking, railing and accessories for more than a decade,.....
Deceuninck North America to Showcase its High-Performance, Low-Maintenance Clubhouse® Decking and Elite Railing at DeckExpo 2013
PRNewsWire - Oct 7, 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 (October 17-18, 2013 in Chicago at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place).....

Fence Contractors in the News

QS Fencing to Give Flat Rate Estimates to Prospective Clients
PRWeb - Oct 7, 2013
Making an informed decision about fencing and security is not possible without highlighting the cost of the entire process. QS Fencing proudly announces its flat rate estimation for prospective clients at
Fence donated to Starline Elementary
Today's News-Herald - Oct 2, 2013
Armor Fence Company began the installation on Sept. 6 and finished last week. Many areas had been completely unfenced and open to the public.....
Local fencing companies step in to help Noahs Ark
Henry Herald - Oct 3, 2013
LOCUST GROVE — The fences will be raised. #With the help of C & C Fence and Jamieson Fence Supply, Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary can afford to redo its fencing as mandated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations. The sanctuary must raise the eight-foot fencing to 16 feet.....
Jays Iron Works Is Now Offering Iron Fence Painting
SBWire - Oct 3, 2013
Jays Iron Works is now offering painting of iron fences and gates. All of their work is comes with a three year warranty. Not only can Jay’s Iron Works paint a wrought iron fence, they can also make professional repairs, regardless of how old or rusted the fence.....

Local Government Issues

Controversial Mullin Street fence may go before City Council
Watertown Daily Times - Oct 7, 2013
The supervisor of the city’s code enforcement office has warned that Watertown City Council members should not allow a Mullin Street homeowner to keep a fence he built when he knew it was in violation.....
Second bylaw now used in fence fight - Oct 6, 2013
The enduring fence flap involving city hall and a concerned Halifax mom has taken a new twist. Christine Davison, owner of a municipal heritage home on Brunswick Street, said Saturday she recently received a letter from the city indicating the heritage-related angle that city hall has pursued has shifted....
City council on the fence
Mt. Carmel Daily Republican Register - Oct 1, 2013
How tall should a fence be, before your neighbors have a say in that fence? This is the topic up for debate at the Mt. Carmel City Council....
Dog park fence raises concern
Southland Times - Oct 3, 2013
The fence is to hold in dogs, not deer, but you wouldn't think so when driving past. The large fence being built in Elles Rd in south Invercargill has been getting plenty of comments, many suggesting the city council appears to be building a deer paddock....

Community Issues

Neighbors, visitors object to new park fence
KNTV - Oct 6, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Some neighbors are worried they're literally being fenced off from part of a popular Valley park. The new fence around the northern section of Desert Breeze Park at Desert Inn Road and Durango Drive ...


Fences and Animals

Wyoming wildlife crossings labeled success
Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog) - Oct 6, 2013
More than 13,000 mule deer migrate safely through Nugget Canyon near Kemmerer because of six underpasses and deer-tight fencing, according to a media release from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department....
Rabbit-proof fences protect gardens, landscapes
Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog) - Oct 6, 2013
As I promised, here is an abbreviated version of the problem and solutions to rabbit vandalism in residential landscapes. We have two types of wild rabbits in Nevada: the jackrabbit and the desert cottontail....

Fences and Neighbors

Fencing has more neighbours duelling
Melton Weekly - Oct 2, 2013
Neighbourhood disputes are becoming more common in Melton and Moorabool, with residents typically arguing over fences, trees and bad behaviour...
Fences most common dispute between neighbours in Banyule
Herald Sun - Oct 7, 2013
Banyule was the 16th highest area in Victoria for complaints with 44 complaints referred for further advice or mediation.....

DIY - Consumers

Still on the fence
The Post-Star - Oct 6, 2013
Those who followed last week’s lesson from “Homeownering 101” now have rows of fence posts standing sentinel in their yards. It’s time to get to the fun stuff. Fence me in....


U.S. and NATO Urge Russia to Dismantle Georgia Border Fences
The Moscow Times - Oct 4, 2013
WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies have called on Moscow to dismantle barriers erected by Russian border control guards between Georgia and its de-facto independent republic of South Ossetia, saying the so-called "borderization" violates Tbilisi's sovereignty....
Turkey builds wall along Syria border
Hurriyet Daily News - Oct 4, 2013
WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies have called on Moscow to dismantle barriers erected by Russian border control guards between Georgia and its de-facto independent republic of South Ossetia, saying the so-called "borderization" violates Tbilisi's sovereignty....

Weird News

Beaver dam collapse wreaks havoc in Quebec
Canoe - Oct 2, 2013
Hospital surgeries were cancelled, phone service was knocked out and technicians were sent scrambling on Quebec's north shore after a beaver dam collapsed, chopping a fibre-optic cable....

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