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Industry News

Free Gate Operator and Inductance Loop training in Tennessee
Press Release - Sep 9, 2013
This October BD Loops is heading over to Tennessee to partner with Ramset Automatic Gate Systems and Controlled Product Systems Group (CPSG) for two days of seminars. Beginning at CPSG Memphis and then journeying to CPSG Nashville, ....
OptaSense announces breakthrough protection solution for perimeter and fence intruder detection
Your Industry News (press release) - Sep 10, 2013
Real-time asset intelligence company, OptaSense, today launches its new OLA2-1000 Perimeter Intruder Detection System (PIDS), at the world’s leading defence and security show, DSEI, in London this week. ...
Cartell Gate Openers are Now Compatible with any Solar Automatic Gate Opener
PRWeb - Sep 3, 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.......
EIN News - Sep 5, 2013
Meridian Rapid Defense Group's patented Archer 1200 barrier has been chosen by the Metropolitan Water District to reinforce an existing facility gate. The vehicle barrier purchase provides the water treatment facility with an expanded capability to counter theft and ram attacks......
Fence & Swimming Pool Construction in the US - 2013 Report says Sinking Demand will Reverse as Downstream Construction Markets Rebuild
Herald Online - Sep 5, 2013
The collapse of the housing market took a toll on industry demand in the past five years. Business structures have changed in order to contest weak activity in downstream construction sectors. In the next five years, improved industry performance...

Decking Industry News

Consolidated Distribution Services and Fiberon Partner to Bring Premium Composite Decking and Railing Products to East Coast Markets
MarketWatch - Sep 10, 2013
NEW LONDON, N.C., Sep 10, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fiberon(R), a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, today announces its partnership with Consolidated Distribution Services,..
CPG Building Products Partners with Parksite, Inc. to Distribute the Full Line of TimberTech® and AZEK® Products in Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Regions
Herald Online - Sep 10, 2013
CPG Building Products Partners with Parksite, Inc. to Distribute the Full Line of TimberTech® and AZEK® Products in Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Regions..

Fence Contractors in the News

Court told of shock at invoice request
Manawatu Standard - Sep 4, 2013
The former secretary and treasurer of the Manawatu Greyhound Racing Club, who is accused of misappropriating government money, asked a fencing contractor to build a 140-metre-long fence but then requested an invoice for one double that length....

Local Government Issues

Tennessee Street fence underway - Sep 9, 2013
Shirt off and eyes glaring with determination, freshman Kevin Eddy was on his way back from Baja’s, on a mission to make the trek so many Summer C freshmen before him have made....
Aspen Heights Installs Temporary Fence
WHSV - Sep 9, 2013
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY -- One student apartment complex is now adding a temporary fence around its buildings with the hope of cracking down on partying....
Fencing of Waterville school urged after dog bites kids
Cleveland Daily Banner - Sep 9, 2013
A local parent is concerned about stray animals and requesting fencing around the Waterville Community Elementary School playground after her daughter was bit by a stray dog this week. ....
WAREHOUSE FIRE: City Installs Fence
WHO-TV - Sep 3, 2013
Crews began work Tuesday to put up a fence around a fire damaged Des Moines warehouse. The former Taylor Recycling Plant on Scott Avenue caught fire on Thursday. It took firefighters until Sunday to finally put it out.....
Tasmanian government fencing poppy farmers in
ABC Net - Sep 5, 2013
Tasmanian Government poppy license conditions have just been reviewed and the rules for fencing crops are being upheld....
Fences added to Portland’s ‘Suicide Bridge’
Herald and News - Sep 5, 2013
PORTLAND (AP) — Nine-foot-high fences now line both sides of the Portland’s Vista Bridge, an 87-year-old span known locally as the “The Suicide Bridge.” At least 19 people have jumped from the bridge in the past decade, including five this year....

Community Issues

Fencing at WTC coming down, adding accessibility
Newsday - Sep 5, 2013
The next big change in the World Trade Center site landscape will be addition by subtraction as fences that have blocked much of the site from tourists, residents and area workers for some 12 years will be removed.....
Isleta Pueblo wants boundary fence moved north of Meadow Lake
ABQ Journal- - Sep 5, 2013
LOS LUNAS – Whether you call it Fence Line Road or Mesa Estates Road, one thing is clear. By next July, the Pueblo of Isleta expects a portion of it to be closed and returned to the pueblo.......
Fences? ‘Not on Our Beach’
East Hampton Star - Sep 7, 2013
Just one day after suggesting a fence be built around a children's playground in Orleans, which sits next to an off-leash dog park, Coun. Bob Monette has changed his mind.......
No fence at Orleans park to separate dogs, children - Sep 7, 2013
Just one day after suggesting a fence be built around a children's playground in Orleans, which sits next to an off-leash dog park, Coun. Bob Monette has changed his mind.......

Fences and Animals

Deer, motorists to benefit from deer overpass on I-80 at Utah-Nevada border
The Wildlife News - Sep 7, 2013
Building overpasses over busy highways in notable spots where animals cross make a lot of sense in terms of safety of people and the animals. We have seen several near Wells, Nevada and reported on them. ....
Rwanda: New Akagera Park Electric Fence to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflict
AllAfrica - Sep 7, 2013
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has inaugurated an electric fence around Akagera National Park meant to reduce human-wildlife conflict in the area....

Fences and Neighbors

Pool Fence Delay Worries Homeowner
WOWT - Sep 6, 2013
nstead of inviting neighbors to a pool party Shelley miller is warning them. Miller says, "I apologize that this is what our fence is right now and please watch your children."...

Fencing and Airports

Grant will pay for fence around Ottumwa airport
KWWL - Sep 9, 2013
OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved nearly $420,000 to pay for a fence around the Ottumwa Regional Airport. U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack announced the grant Monday....
3 airport projects on Monroe Council agenda
Monroe News Star - Sep 9, 2013
The Monroe City Council will consider three projects totaling $2.9 million at the Monroe Regional Airport during Tuesday’s meeting. All three projects would be fully funded by the Federal Aviation Administration with supplemental state funding.....


Fencing and Railroads

St. Paul track where boy lost feet lacks required fence
Pioneer Press - Sep 5, 2013
The stretch of railroad track where a passing train severed a 9-year-old St .Paul boy's feet last month was not guarded by a fence as required by state law.....
State law requires fences around railroad lines
KARE - Sep 4, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The railway track where a 9-year-old boy's feet were severed in St. Paul's North End last month was not guarded by a fence as required by Minnesota law......

DIY - Consumers

How do I repair a wire fence?
Farm and Dairy - Sep 3, 2013
What do you do to get your farm ready for winter? If repairing your fence isn’t on your to-do list, you should consider adding it. Repairing your wire or barbed wire fence will save you lots of trouble trying to wrangle your herd off the highway and back onto your property.....
Surround yourself with eco-friendly fence
Seattle Times - Sep 6, 2013
“Good fences make good neighbors.” That old saying is debatable, but “green” fences certainly make good sense. For any home project, we should consider environmental impacts when making decisions, along with the typical criteria such as price and appearance......

Weird News

What Created This Mysterious “Picket Fence” in the Amazon?
National Geographic - Sep 6, 2013
Georgia Tech doctoral student Troy Alexander stumbled upon these two-centimeter-long white structures growing on trees in Peru on June 7. (Also see “What’s This Mysterious Circle on the Seafloor?“)...

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