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Industry News

And the winner is... Fencetech 2014 and AA&C
Press Release - Apr 1, 2014
As we have seen, FenceTech 2014 was a huge success with a great turn out for this event and Access Automation & Controls Group wanted to thank all of our dealers and attendees for making it possible.....
Linear Launches Enterprise Access Control, Sold Through "Dealership" Partners
Press Release - Apr 1, 2014
Las Vegas, NV - ISC West - April 2-4, 2014 - Booth 20053 - Linear, LLC a leader in access control, health and wellness and security solutions, introduces Linear Enterprise, a browser-based, embedded network appliance and access control system available through select Linear ....
TRA Snow and Sun Announces New Cost-Saving Deck Mount Snow Fences
PRWeb - Mar 27, 2014
American Fork, UT (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 TRA Snow and Sun, Inc., well known for their Snow Bracket snow guards and engineered snow retention system, has developed new lower cost deck mount snow fence called the Mount Shasta and Diamond Mount.....
Sean's Opening Story: Black market ... in fences??
NewTalk IA - Mar 25, 2014
Prices of domestic fences have rocketed to record levels as a result the of severe winter weather this year in Britain and a house building boom. Gardeners have been hit by a national shortage of fences at the height of the DIY season ...
How the great garden fence shortage is causing a rise in British awkwardness
The Guardian - Mar 25, 2014
A black market in fences is flourishing in the wake of the winter's storm damage. But, to make matters worse, neighbours are also having to cope with the loss of privacy...

Decking Industry News

DryJoistEZ and Wahoo Rail Selected by Whitcher Builders | Wahoo Decks
PRWeb - Mar 31, 2014
Gainesville, GA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products announced today that Whitcher Builders will be using DryJoistEZ ....
New composite decking is more durable
Daily Commercial - Mar 26, 2014
For the last 20 years, composite decking products have grown in popularity primarily because of their long-term finished appearance versus wood decking, which takes a beating in the weather. Composite decking is typically comprised of wood fibers mixed with a base polyethylene plastic or PVC base material. ...

Fence Contractors

Frederick fence builders bring home a piece of Arlington National Cemetery
Frederick News Post - Apr 1, 2014
Four Frederick Fence Co. employees got up early Friday to join their counterparts — members of the North American Fence Construction Association — in replacing old fences around Arlington National Cemetery.....
Stourport builder fined after fence causes brain injury
BBC - Mar 31, 2014
A building contractor has been fined £20,000 and must pay costs of £10,250 after a woman suffered brain damage when she was hit by fencing that collapsed in a gust of wind.....
Strategic Fence & Wall employees turn tube steel, horseshoes and more into art
Summit Daily - Mar 25, 2014
As the ground freezes in the wintertime, the fencing business slows down in the High Country, but workers at Strategic Fence & Wall in Breckenridge have found a way to keep idle hands busy ...
Fence Barn Announces Seminar To Educate Citizens On Strict Pool Fencing Regulations
MarketersMedia - Mar 25, 2014
In light of startling statistics regarding the number of accidental drownings in both public and private swimming pools, Australia is implementing increasingly strict regulations on pool fencing. While these laws vary slightly by state, they are being enforced nationwide...
Officials: Fence Installer Struck Gas Leak In Mercer County
CBS Local - Philadelphia - Mar 28, 2014
HAMILTON SQUARE, N.J. (CBS) — Officials say a fence installer struck an underground gas line which led to temporary evacuations in Mercer County Friday morning....

Local Government Issues

CareFlite Fence Request Approved
Hillsboro Reporter - Mar 27, 2014
After taking no action at an earlier meeting, the Whitney City Council has approved a variance allowing CareFlite to place a fence on an easement at the hospital’s helipad.....
Fencing project nearing completion on SR 95 north of Lake Havasu City
Havasu News - Mar 27, 2014
State Route 95 will be narrowed to one lane Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, March 27, north of Lake Havasu City (between mileposts 191 and 192) for cattle guard work....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Tasmania plans devil-proof fence across Freycinet Peninsula
The Australian - Mar 28, 2014
TASMANIA plans the radical step of fencing off an entire peninsula and national park to keep a population of the iconic marsupial carnivore free from the disease threatening it with extinction....
Volunteers construct fence in Brigantine to protect birds, retain beach access
newsworks - Mar 30, 2014
About two dozens volunteers braved the rain and fog Sunday morning to establish an avian buffer zone on the North Brigantine Natural Area beach in Brigantine. ....

Fences and Animals - Domestic

For these dogs, fences mean freedom
Statesman Journal - Mar 30, 2014
Volunteers from Fences for Fido spent about 2½ hours in the rain and wind Saturday morning constructing a metal fence in northeast Salem. The work was just about as glamorous and muddy as it sounds,....

Fence Disputes

Property owner loses again in dispute over fence
Insurance News Net (press release) - Mar 28, 2014
March 28--Hutchinson resident Greg Clark has lost another round in his long-running dispute with the city over the height and location of a 6-foot privacy fence he built along two sides of his L-shaped property at 716 S. Idlewild. ...
Sunderland businessman attacked neighbour in row over fence
Sunderland Echo - Mar 31, 2014
A ROW between families erupted in violence when a respectable businessman assaulted his daughter’s neighbour. Ian Graham denied attacking the woman, but was found guilty after a trial at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court...

DIY Consumers

Build an attractive board and batten fence
Sioux City Journal - Mar 30, 2014
Dear Pat: I need to install a fence around my backyard. I was thinking of going with a board type of fencing. Are there other designs I should consider, and what are some construction tips? ...


Fences and Airports

City buying land for airport fence project
Carlsbad Current Argus - Mar 29, 2014
CARLSBAD >> A city fence washed out during September's floods is being repaired at a cost of $200,000. The city of Carlsbad submitted a grant application with a state agency to replace a portion of perimeter fencing around the Cavern City Air Terminal....
City buying land for airport fence project
Ottumwa Courier - Mar 29, 2014
OTTUMWA — The City of Ottumwa is currently in the process of constructing a fence surrounding the runway at the Ottumwa Regional Airport, and the process could get easier at Tuesday’s City Council meeting....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Senate panel backs virtual fence without funding it
Ottumwa Courier - Mar 26, 2014
PHOENIX — A Senate panel voted Tuesday to set up a “virtual fence” along the U.S.-Mexico border — but provided absolutely no cash to do that....
Arizona could build $30 million virtual border fence
The Republic - Mar 25, 2014
PHOENIX — A bill that would allow Arizona to create a "virtual fence" along the Arizona-Mexico border received bipartisan support Tuesday when a Senate committee approved it....

Wierd News

Ga. Teen Accused of Spending Cash After Bank Error
ABC News - Mar 28, 2014
Authorities say a Georgia teen is under arrest and accused of spending about $25,000 that a bank accidentally deposited into his account.....

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