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Industry News

Hohulin Fence Co. a pioneer in ornamental, security fences
Peoria Star Journal - Aug 27, 2013
Hohulin Fence Co.'s sustaining presence as a fencing provider to central Illinois began with an immigrant taking a chance on a new product and his sons perfecting the creation and installation of that product in the early 1900s....
Keystone transformed itself and came back as strong as ever
Peoria Star Journal - Aug 28, 2013
After a profitable century-plus of providing steel products to the world, beginning with wire fencing, Keystone Consolidated Industries ran into a seemingly impenetrable fence in the late 1990s and early 2000s.....
Gallagher Rolls out Electric Fence Line - Aug 29, 2013
Gallagher launched its newest line of fence chargers, i Series Fence Energizer Systems. The series was designed for its North American market. “These Energizers deliver so much more information into the hands of the producer....
Access Fixtures Announces New LED Bollard Lights for Parking Lot Lighting - Aug 29, 2013
WORCESTER, Mass., -- Access Fixtures has expanded its line of bollard lights to include 277 volt 10 watt LED bollard lights. Frequently municipal, commercial and hospitality properties use 277v to light outdoor areas such as parking lots....
New jobs with Northern Ireland fence firm project
BBC - Sep 2, 2013
A company from Northern Ireland is to create 10 new jobs as part of a project to develop a new wireless fence system. MicroSense Solutions Ltd is investing £580,000 in the research and creation of perimeter security....

Decking Industry News

NyloDeck Selected as a Best New Product for 2012-2013
PRWeb - Aug 30, 2013
NyloDeck, the unique composite decking material made using 100% recycled carpet fiber, has been named one of the “101 Best New Products for 2012-2013” by both Professional Remodeler and Professional Builder magazines...
TimberTech's Earthwood Evolutions Terrain Collection Named to "Best 101 New Products" By Professional Builder Magazine
PR Newswire - Aug 29, 2013
When the editors of Professional Builder Magazine recently evaluated the new product introductions of 2013, TimberTech's Earthwood Evolutions Terrain Collection emerged from stiff competition as one of the "Best 101 Products of 2013." ..

Fence Contractors in the News

Lebanon farm gives Amish twist to fence project
The day - Sep 3, 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...
Wilton fence company among fastest-growing firms, Inc. magazine says
Stamford Advocate - Aug 29, 2013
Riverside Fence, a seven-year-old startup in Wilton, has been ranked among the country's fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine...
Atlanta Fence Company Provides Industry Leading Five-Year Warranty - Aug 28, 2013
Better Decks & Fences, a premier Atlanta fence company, has been expanding its reach within the the local Atlanta market. Better Decks & Fences services the City of Atlanta and surrounding suburban communities...

Local Government Issues

Maine officials preparing to sign agreement to erect 1,800-foot steel fence at historic Fort Knox
Bangor Daily News - Aug 28, 2013
This sketch illustrates the location of planned fencing and shrubs at Fort Knox in Prospect. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is building the fence and planting the shrubs to prevent people from falling from the higher parts of the fort.,...
Pigeon Forge approves bigger fence for park
The Mountain Press - Aug 28, 2013
PIGEON FORGE — City commission is hoping a bigger fence will make better neighbors for people living alongside the Wears Farm City Park. After the park opened in March, some neighbors complained that people were using their yards for a shortcut to reach the park by foot...
Adamstown zoning board to rule on fence case
Lancaster Online - Aug 27, 2013
Good fences make good neighbors — but only if the fences meet local zoning requirements. Adamstown Zoning Hearing Board met Monday to consider a requested variance on the height of a partially-completed fence....
Wetlands Okays Horse Fence, Postpones Barn, Coop Decision
Voice News - Sep 1, 2013
ROXBURY — The Inland Wetlands Commission, meeting Tuesday, August 27, approved and postponed final decisions on a few projects, including an historical barn and chicken coop, herbicide treatment and a two-lot subdivision....

Community Issues

Cheap fencing by castle path works an 'eyesore'
This is Kent - Aug 30, 2013
AN "EYESORE" blighting Tonbridge's main tourist attraction has come under fire by the town's guardians. Tonbridge Civic Society has criticised the appearance of the entrance to the Castle after "cheap inappropriate fencing" was installed to permanently close a footpath....
LoveWay receives $50,000 for new fence, watering system
Goshen News - Aug 30, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — For as long as anyone can remember, staff at LoveWay therapeutic equestrian center has been mending fences — literally. “It’s been held together with zip ties, odds and ends, baler twine, boards and hog fencing, which is not proper horse fence,” ...
Deer drama: Muirfield Village covers fence (blog) - Aug 28, 2013
Following reports that deer had impaled themselves on the fence surrounding the course, Muirfield Village Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio, is making changes...


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Official: Polar bear fence too mangled for clues
Portland Press Herald - Aug 28, 2013
PORTLAND — Canadian park officials say they'll never know whether an electric fence failed when a polar bear entered a campsite and dragged a Maine man from his tent in northern Labrador..
Ritidian families fear fence disruptive to crabs
KUAM - Aug 27, 2013
Guam - Every full moon crabs on island make the trek to the ocean but a group in Ritidian fear that a fence is preventing them from completing their migration....

DIY - Consumers

How to Choose the Best Features to Make a Fence As Secure As Possible – Tip Sheet by
Watch List News (press release) - Aug 30, 2013
A fence is one of the primary ways many homeowners add not only privacy but also security to a property. The home security specialists at created a list of guidelines for homeowners to ensure that fences provide maximum security....

Schools and Fences

School board to consider fences, gates
Press-Enterprise - Sep 1, 2013
The Riverside school board is schedule to vote Tuesday on spending $5.6 million to improve by adding or replacing fences and gates at 13 schools and drawing up architectural plans for better security at eight more schools....

Fencing and Airports

Ithaca Airport Receives $1.2 Million in Federal Funds
Cornell Sun - Sep 3, 2013
The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will receive more than $1.2 million in federal funding this year, the state’s senators announced last week....
Commissioners Accept $193k Grant for Oxford County Regional Airport
Sun Journal - Sep 1, 2013
A large federal grant to pay for a perimeter fence and study obstruction lighting at the Oxford County Regional Airport has been accepted by county commissioners.....

USA Mexico Border Fence

American Lucha Libre Wrestler Wants AZ Border Fence To Keep Mexicans Out
Fox News - Latino - Aug 28, 2013
U.S. promoters of lucha libre — a style of professional wrestling popular in Mexican culture — and its most controversial anti-illegal immigration character, "RJ Brewer," are asking wrestling fans and companies to sponsor the construction of a border fence on private land in Arizona....

International Borders

Border Fencing : Why India and Manipur are silent ? - Aug 28, 2013
By all account Mr. Suresh Babu is neither a politician nor an emissary who should speak on the India Myanmar border imbroglio. He should carefully assess the prevailing situation and convey it to the Home Minister where he can assert his wisdom....

Weird News

Millipedes suspected in Australia train collision
Canoe - Sep 3, 2013
SYDNEY - Black Portuguese millipedes are suspects in a rear-end collision between two trains in Western Australia on Tuesday after hundreds of the tiny creatures were found squashed in a slippery mess on the track.....

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