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Industry News

Press Release - Apr 7, 2014
Ideal Aluminum Products, the leading manufacturer of aluminum fence, gates and railing, announced today that the company will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing plant to St. Augustine, Florida in St. Johns County from DeLand, Floridar....
Cartell is proud to introduce its Pioneer™ Free Exit System
PRweb - Apr 14, 2014
Cartell was the first to introduce a free exit system to the market based on magnetometer technology. It has made possible a hands-free egress system suitable for any gate operator....
The Stylish and Clever Energy Fence From Hero Renewables that Can Produce Enough Power to Heat Your Home and Qualify for RHI Payments From Today!
PR Newswire - Apr 11, 2014
Introducing the only fence that provides heat straight from the environment to feed a ground source heat pump that delivers renewable heat and hot water into your home and generates payments from the government's RHI into your bank account.....
Intrusion Detection Sensor features fence-mounted design.
ThomasNet - Apr 10, 2014
With 3 m location accuracy, FlexZone™ detects and locates any attempt to cut, climb, or otherwise break through fence. Ranging fence-mounted sensor can detect multiple simultaneous intrusions,....
Homeowners are battling latest chemical said to fix wood fence rotting
WSBTV - Apr 11, 2014
Atlanta — If you or your neighbor installed a wood fence in the last decade, consumer Channel 2's consumer investigator Jim Strickland says that you should look for signs of rot.....
QSRs covering up protective posts with new WrapCovers
QSRWeb - Apr 11, 2014
Arizona-based design and printing company bluemedia has launched a new WrapCovers line of products. According to a news release, the WrapCovers were created for limited-service restaurants that require the use of concrete bollards for protection around their location. The covers can be branded into a "ground-level" billboard, similar to marketing messaging found at the point-of-purchase......

Decking Industry News

Popular Almond Hue Added to EverNew® Panorama® Composite Railing System, Offering Long-Lasting Beauty and a Well-coordinated Look to Outdoor Spaces
Press Release - Apr 9, 2014
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed is pleased to announce its popular EverNew® vinyl railing systems are now available across Canada. The Oxford and Kingston vinyl railing systems that U.S. homeowners have enjoyed for years have received third party evaluation reports showing compliance with the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) 2010 and the Ontario Building Code (OBC) 2006. ..
TAMKO® Building Products Introduces Grooved Option for EverGrain® Composite Decking
PRWeb - Apr 15, 2014
TAMKO® Building Products, Inc. is proud to now announce a new option for customers of EverGrain® and Envision ®Composite Decking – a grooved board option...
Trex Company Unveils New 'Island Mist' Color for Trex(R) Transcend(R) Decking
Stockhouse - Apr 9, 2014
WINCHESTER, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - Trex Company (NYSE: TREX) is once again expanding its popular Trex® Transcend® decking collection to include a new light grey color called Island Mist..

Fence Contractors

Fencing companies take a stand, reject Metgasco contracts
Northern Star - Apr 10, 2014
TWO Byron Shire temporary fencing suppliers have made a stand against gas mining by knocking back a large contract offered by Metgasco....
Door Technicians Earn National Certification - Apr 11, 2014
Door and access systems technicians with Precision Door Service of Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Virginia have been designated as Certified Residential Installers by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA).....
Troubleshooters: Fence Builder
KZTV Action 10 News - Apr 10, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - How much time do you give a contractor to finish a job after you've already paid at least half up front? John and Lorena Aguirre paid a man named George Luna nearly $900 in February to start building a fence at their house. They feel they've been patient long enough....

Local Government Issues

Newcomb Blvd. fence to come down after commission vote
Bayou Buzz - Apr 8, 2014
NEW ORLEANS -- The City Planning Commission voted Tuesday night to deny residents of Newcomb Boulevard the ability to purchase a street, in effect ordering a gate in the area to come down...
Watertown Moves Forward With Fence Lawsuit
WWNY-TV - Apr 9, 2014
The city of Watertown is going to file formal paperwork with state Supreme Court to have that controversial fence on Mullin Street removed. City Attorney Robert Slye said Watertown will file what's known as a request for judicial intervention. ...

Community Issues

Noise-Reducing Fencing Still Absent at Baron Cameron Park Dog Run
Reston Now - Apr 15, 2014
Baron Cameron Park’s off-leash dog area remains without noise-reducing fencing more than a month after a storm damaged the fencing material. The sheeting, aimed at reducing noise from the dog park,...
At 125, Johnston Gate gets a facelift
Harvard Gazette - Apr 12, 2014
This December, venerable Johnston Gate — the first, largest, and most elaborate of Harvard Yard’s 26 portals — will turn 125. That’s old enough to merit a springtime facelift...
Swimmers afraid fence at Cromwell's will make it more dangerous
KITV - Apr 12, 2014
A fence will be installed there soon, swimmers are warning that it will make the area even more dangerous. People said jumping is the thing to do at Cromwell's..
A Magill couple say building a $4000-fence is all that stands between them and foster parenting
Adelaide Now - Apr 12, 2014
A MAGILL couple desperate to help children in need are calling on the community to help them build a $4000 fence so they can become foster parents...

DIY Consumers

Steps to take before erecting a fence
Shore News Today - Apr 12, 2014
Fences serve many purposes on a property and can even add visual appeal and value to a home. A fence can effectively delineate property borders, serve as a safety barrier and keep pets and children from wandering into the street...
How to get a little extra privacy above a fence: Gardening Q&A with George Weigel
Penn Live - Apr 13, 2014
Q: My yard is surrounded by an 8-foot-high fence. I'd like to have another few feet of privacy above that but don't want to plant something tall like Leyland cypress or arborvitae in front of the fence....
Unusual picket fences can define your space
Detroit News - Apr 11, 2014
Nothing is more distinctly American than the picket fence. It is the legacy of our first settlers who needed to protect their food gardens and toddlers from livestock and wildlife.....

Fences and Neighbors

Fence that sparked neighbor complaints will come down around Entercom towers property in Westwood
Prairie Village Pos - Apr 11, 2014
The fence is coming down. Long a sore point for neighbors around the Entercom radio towers at 50th and Belinder, a barbed-wire topped perimeter fence around the property will be removed by the company....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Highway fencing not cost-effective
The Telagram - Apr 15, 2014
Fencing the Trans-Canada Highway to help reduce moose-vehicle collisons was not cost-effective, said a deputy minister for the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Transportation and Labour...
Moose fences curb accidents, expert tells St. John's court
CBC - Apr 11, 2014
Other jurisdictions cut moose-vehicle crashes with highway fencing but Newfoundland and Labrador urged drivers to slow down, a wildlife expert testified Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit against the province....
Turtle invasion has Royal Botanical Gardens putting up fence
Metro News Canada - Apr 11, 2014
The Royal Botanical Gardens and the Hamilton Conservation Authority Foundation are ramping up efforts to prevent a fragile population of turtles and other wildlife from getting run over by vehicles on Cootes Drive.....

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Tips suggest ways to keep pets safely and at home
Chino Valley News - Apr 09, 2014
A dog that roams the neighborhood, or even farther, can annoy neighbors, expose the dog to harm, and potentially cause heartbreak for the owners. No responsible owner wants their pet to be hit by a car, cause an accident on Highway 89, kill a neighbor's chickens,...
RSPCA warns Yarra Ranges residents against electric cat fences to comply with 24-hour cat curfew
Heral Sun - Apr 11, 2014
The fence is coming down. Long a sore point for neighbors around the Entercom radio towers at 50th and Belinder, a barbed-wire topped perimeter fence around the property will be removed by the company....

Fences and Art

Renee Adams's poetry fence
Washington Post - Apr 11, 2014
A weathered gray fence, about six feet tall, stands guard at the home on the corner of Windsor and Dewitt in Del Ray. On it hang two bulletin boards:..

Schools and Fences

Darlington County schools to get security fencing
Hartsville Messenger - Apr 10, 2014
DARLINGTON - Several Darlington County public schools will soon have new security fencing. The Darlington County Board of Education accepted a low bid of $209,174 from Hurricane Fence Co. of Richmond, Va., to erect security fencing at all four of the Darlington County School District's ....
New Rochelle schools investigate downed fence - Apr 08, 2014
NEW ROCHELLE – The city school district has begun its own investigation into how a fence on the high school athletic field blew over onto five girls in the discus throwing area of a track meet Saturday.....

Stolen Fences

Cemetery fence thief sentenced
Times Leader - Apr 11, 2014
WILKES-BARRE — A Nanticoke man accused of stealing fencing and poles from the Newport Center Cemetery in Newport Township was sentenced Friday in Luzerne County Court......

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Throwing Good Money After Bad on the Border
US News - Apr 4, 2014
One recurrent theme in all of the various discussions of immigration policy is the need to “secure the border." While curtailing illegal immigration and other activity like smuggling across borders is a goal almost everyone can agree to...

Weird News

Washington State Sewage Plant Invites Weddings/a>
ABC News - Apr 10, 2014
A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue. The Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Center says on Facebook it has a full catering kitchen, audio-video equipment, dance floor and ample parking.....

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