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Industry News

Manchester Airport Selects CLD Fencing
Aviation Pros - Apr 18, 2014
The Airport specified Cheshire-based manufacturer of rigid mesh fencing systems, CLD Fencing Systems, to supply a highly secure, anti-climb fencing solution to maximise the site’s safety and security....
Could the ease of Uber come to parking garages?
Washington Post - Apr 18, 2014
Anyone who has ever tried Uber knows the joy of how simple it is. Your wallet stays in your pocket and everything is done on your phone. There’s a remarkable lack of friction. Barney Pell wonders why parking in a garage or lot can’t be just as easy?....
Senstar announces FlexZone, new ranging fence-mounted sensor
CorrectionsOne - Apr 18, 2014
Senstar has unveiled FlexZone, a fence-mounted sensor with 10 foot location accuracy. Using signals generated by flexing its sensor cable, FlexZone detects and locates intruders climbing, cutting or lifting the fence fabric.....

Decking Industry News

Fiberon Hires Robert Staudte as European Market Manager
PRWeb (press release) - Apr 16, 2014
Robert Staudte joins the Fiberon brand to develop new business in Europe, Asia, and Australia. As a company who gives customers “the good life” with beautiful and low maintenance decking, Fiberon will deliver opportunities to more overseas property owners....
Research and Markets: Global Wood-Plastic Composites Market 2014-2018 with Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, CPG International, Fiberon & Trex Co Dominating
MRO (press release) - Apr 16, 2014
The Global Wood-Plastic Composites market will grow at a CAGR of 9 percent over the period 2013-2018. There has been an increase in the demand for PVC-capped decking products in the Global Wood-Plastic Composites market. ....

Fence Contractors

New fence will bring Mullin Street property into compliance
Watertown Daily Times - Apr 22, 2014
WATERTOWN — Merrill A. Peters still doesn’t know why his chain-link fence caused such a stir last December. But the issue will be put to rest with the installation of a wood fence, replacing one that violated a city ordinance....
Murphy’s SM Fencing & Energy Services expanding into multiple areas
Prairie Biz Mag - Apr 15, 2014
DICKINSON, N.D. - Seth Murphy is one of the most successful entrepreneurs under 30 years old in North Dakota. Not that anyone would ever know....

Local Government Issues

City tearing down Newcomb Boulevard fence
The Times-Picayune  - Apr 15, 2014
The eight-year saga of the Newcomb Boulevard fence has finally come to an end as the city Tuesday morning began removal of the wrought iron barricade...
On Black Hammock Island, fence-height zoning fuss feeds talk of special ordinance
Florida Times-Union - Apr 17, 2014
On some Jacksonville streets, garden gnomes stand sentry. On a few, there are lawn jockeys. Around the streets of Black Hammock Island, there are cows. Horses. Buffalo. Maybe an emu....
Fences are key issue at Clay Township meeting
Lancaster Online  - Apr 21, 2014
Fences were a popular topic at the Clay Township Board of Supervisors meeting on April 14, as the supervisors acted on two fence relief requests and approved the installation of a home run fence on one of the township-owned baseball diamonds....
Seymour officials to push state for fence repair
New Haven Register - Apr 15, 2014
SEYMOUR >> Town officials are urging the state to replace the dilapidated fence running alongside a residential neighborhood on Cedar Street before a child gets killed by a car.,...
No rush to resolve fence debate in Palos Park
Regional News - Apr 21, 2014
Palos Park Commissioner Dan Polk has called the proposed revisions to the village’s fence ordinance “the single most difficult issue” he has faced during his seven years on the Village Council.,...

HOA Issues

Blind man fights HOA over fence blocking him from bus stop
KXAN - Apr 21, 2014
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A blind man is suing his homeowner’s association after a fence they put up blocked his access to public transportation. Chris Prentice has been waging this fight for more than two years, and has now filed a lawsuit....

Community Issues

Fence to be built to stop stones and bottles being thrown from Nab End Tower's 100ft cliff onto homes below
Huddersfield Examiner - Apr 16, 2014
A security fence is to be built near an historic Huddersfield landmark as part of a campaign to stop dangerous missiles being thrown down a 100-foot cliff into homes....
Opponents to proposed Huntington Park fence may earn reprieve
San Francsico Examiner - Apr 21, 2014
A group of neighbors who say the planned installation of a 6-foot-high fence around the perimeter of Nob Hill’s Huntington Park is mostly unpopular with residents may have bought themselves some more time to make their case.,...
Help upgrade fence around CB cemetery at Spud Supper
Coos Bay World - Apr 15, 2014
Food can be a fabulous fundraiser, and one upcoming event fits that bill perfectly. On Friday, April 25, there is going to be a “Spud Supper and Silent Auction” to help fund a new fence around the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery....


Fences and Neighbors

Good fence irritates good neighbor
Ottumwa Courier - Apr 16, 2014
DRAKESVILLE — For 82 years, Camp Wapello’s iconic entryway has welcomed people to peacefully coexist with nature. Now there’s a 400-foot barbed wire fence down the middle of the road.....
Mother grabbed by the throat by neighbour's father after row over height of garden FENCE gets out of hand
Daily Mail - Apr 16, 2014
A distraught mother was throttled in her own home by her neighbour's father after a long-running argument - over a fence....

Fences in History

What People Are Asking: Who invented barbed wire?
Cecil Whig - Apr 17, 2014
Following the Civil War thousands of veterans set out to settle the west. The Homestead Act of 1862 offered adult white males 160 acres of land west of the Mississippi River; they would become owners of the land if they lived on it for five years and made annual improvements......

Schools and Fences

Residents concerned about possible fence at Parley's Park
The Park Record - Apr 18, 2014
The Park City School District may soon construct a chain-link fence around the perimeter of Parley's Park Elementary School for safety reasons, but many nearby residents don't believe such a move to be prudent or responsible.....
Fencing approved for Jackson School
Hanford Sentinel - Apr 16, 2014
n an effort to increase campus safety, Selma Unified School District is fencing in Andrew Jackson Elementary School. The school, which is the last elementary school in Selma that isn’t surrounded by a gate, will soon have chain link and wrought iron perimeter fencing installed by D&G Fence, Co.....

AG Fencing

Beef Herd Expansion: More fencing, choose supplies carefully
Cattle Network - Apr 16, 2014
Wood prices are predicted to reach record highs by the end of 2014. This is due to timber-supply shortages related to environmental factors such as heavy rainfall. The increasing demand for wood products as the economy....
Morven's dog war front
FarmWeekly - Apr 17, 2014
THE battle against wild dogs has taken a big step forward with the construction of a 1.8 metre-high fence around 50 properties covering a total area of about 400,000 hectares in the Morven district....


Renton Airport to get new blast fence next to Airport Way
Renton Reporter - Apr 17, 2014
It’s the end of the road for the iconic red and white checkered jet wall at the south end of the Renton Municipal Airport, as plans are moving forward to replace the aging structure with a new one....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Our Voice: Agencies should help pay for bighorn fence
Desert Sun - Apr 16, 2014
The Coachella Valley has an obligation to protect bighorn sheep and other endangered species that share our desert and mountains.....

Weird News

Alleged Fraudster Visits Austrian Police, Arrested
ABC News - Apr 19, 2014
A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation...

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