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Industry News

Modern Fence Technologies Makes the Case for American Manufacturing in the Fence Industry
PRWeb - Sep 11, 2013
Recent fence industry trends show manufacturing shifting back to the United States for several reasons. They boil down to three: service, money, and more service....
Get Friendly With LiftMaster® Garage Door Openers For A Chance To Win Elite Pit Crew Experience At Charlotte Motor Speedway
PRNewswire - Sep 9, 2013
ELMHURST, Ill., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Racing to give back this September, LiftMaster has launched an exciting Facebook contest for the chance to win instant daily prizes and, for one lucky winner, an all-expense paid VIP Race Trip ...
EIN News (Press Release) - Sep 12, 2013
ORLANDO, FLA., USA, September 12, 2013 / -- Fence Outlet, Central Florida’s fencing experts, has announced the opening of two new stores in Port Richey (north of Tampa) and North Port (south of Sarasota). ...

Fence Contractors in the News

New York Amish find work building fence in Connecticut
Middletown Press - Sep 14, 2013
LEBANON >> To Aaron Miller and his two-man crew, the first Monday of September isn’t associated with backyard barbecues, a final summer beach excursion, a day in the man cave watching the Red Sox or Yankees or even reflection on the right to unionize...
BOE holds up award to contractor with history of MBE noncompliance
Baltimore Review - Sep 11, 2013
Facing increased pressure to root out contractors who violate the city’s affirmative action goals, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Board of Estimates today halted a $100,000 award to a company that’s been in and out of compliance for years....
Money appears gone as fencing contractor bankrupt
Mandurah Mail - Sep 12, 2013
CONSUMER Protection will discontinue legal action against a local rogue fencing contractor after the man was declared bankrupt...

Local Government Issues

Funding and materials available to rebuild fences lost in 2012 Chadron fire
Kota Now - Sep 13, 2013
Those who lost their fences in the 2012 Chadron fire may be able to receive federal help in rebuilding. The Pine Ridge Ranger District is taking applications for fencing materials after funding has recently become available to re-build fences lost in the 2012 fires...
After child's drowning, Tampa to look at fencing in city parks - Sep 13, 2013
TAMPA — A month after a toddler drowned in a riverside city park, the Tampa City Council is asking for a study of the cost of keeping people away from water features at the city’s parks, despite parks officials protest that such an effort would be impractical....
Whitehall fences with fence laws
Manchester Newspapers - Sep 13, 2013
The Whitehall Village Board last Tuesday night found itself a bit fenced in by contradictory fence laws. Mayor Peter Telisky said that when a village resident planned to put up a normal fence,...

Community Issues

Fence To Fight Crime? - Sep 16, 2013
WILKES-BARRE — A new chain-link fence was put up Monday at a troubled housing complex in Wilkes-Barre. Some hope the fence near the Sherman Hills apartment complex will help with the crackdown on crime. Others say it’s creating more problems....
Turning A Construction Fence Into Art; Locksmith Scam; More!
NY Curbed - Sep 12, 2013
WEST CHELSEA—As the gallery-hopping season in Chelsea gets off to its autumnal start, all that darn construction and development happening in the area is apparently a bit of a buzzkill. Maria Kucinski, the associate director of the Tierney Gardarin gallery,...
Residents, board protest temporary fence for Forest Glen Annex contamination
Gazette - Sep 11, 2013
A plan intended to protect the public from medical waste near a popular trail at the Forest Glen Annex met with apprehension and doubt from local residents Thursday evening....
Morgan Properties, Forge Gate Admit Wrongdoing in Removing Residents' Fences, Trees
lansdale.patch - Sep 12, 2013
A contractor erred in removing fences and trees on the properties of residents along Woodlawn Drive, which is located behind Forge Gate Apartments. An official from owner Morgan Properties said there are no plans for development.....
Dublin Residents Ready to Say Goodbye to Muirfield Village Fence
abc6onyourside - Sep 12, 2013
Updated: Monday, As crews work to make a fence around Muirfield Village safer for deer, area residents are voicing displeasure with structure's appearance....

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Los Angeles Times - Sep 13, 2013
TAMPA — A month after a toddler drowned in a riverside city park, the Tampa City Council is asking for a study of the cost of keeping people away from water features at the city’s parks, despite parks officials protest that such an effort would be impractical....


Fences and Animals

Cats breaching predator-proof fence
Rodney Times - Sep 12, 2013
Cats are causing headaches for wildlife volunteers at Omaha with the new predator proof fence suffering ‘leaky ends' at low tide. The worst offender seems to be a domestic cat that has gone feral....
British backpackers fixing up the dog fence - Sep 16, 2013
When backpackers come to Australia, the usual common course of migration is to the big cities to work. But more are looking to rural areas because if they work for 3 months in the regions they secure a second year working visa.....
Currituck refuge wants more fencing for wild horses
The Virginian-Pilot - Sep 11, 2013
The Currituck National Wildlife Refuge plans to string more than 15,000 feet of barbed wire fence in an effort to keep wild horses from grazing where wildlife feed, raising concerns among the horses' supporters......
Moment cornered white lioness was saved from angry rival pride when one of its attackers walked into an electric fence
Daily Mail - Sep 11, 2013
This is the moment a rare white lion was seconds away from death at the hands of a rival pride - until she was saved by an electric fence....
Wild dog fence fixed
Queensland Country Life - Sep 11, 2013
DAMAGE to the 2500km Wild Dog Barrier Fence caused by flooding earlier this year has been repaired. Agriculture Minister John McVeigh said Biosecurity Queensland’s Wild Dog Barrier Fence Team had replaced rusted netting ....

Fences and Neighbors

Carport, fence put neighbors at odds - Sep 16, 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — For about 40 years, there’s been a carport at the Northeast Portland home Floyd Montgomery shares with his mother-in-law, Lois Ross. But their neighbor, Vince Erceg, wants the carport moved because it violates city code.....

Fencing and Airports

Grant will pay for fence around Ottumwa airport
Estherville Daily News - Sep 10, 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.f...
FAAN To Begin Fencing Of Airports Nationwide
Channels TV - Sep 16, 2013
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is to embark on a total of 500 kilometre fencing of all airports in the country as a result of the recent stowaway incident in Benin City...

USA Mexico Border Fence

After 'Virtual Fence' Flop, Border Security Towers are Next
California Report - Sep 16, 2013
If Congress passes immigration reform, it's likely to include tens of billions of dollars for border enforcement. But the last time the government tried to go big with border security...

Weird News

Loose baggy pants foil Florida church robbery suspect's getaway
Canoe - Sep 12, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. - A robber who was running away with his hands full of loot from a Florida church was caught when his baggy pants started slipping off, a sheriff's spokeswoman said....

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