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Industry News

Press Release - Apr 23, 2014
LMT is the leading manufacturer of vinyl fence, deck and railing accessories in the US and Canada, manufacturing a broad range of products...
Delphian Systems Offers SecuRemote® Technology to the Door and Access Systems Industry at 2014 IDA Expo
PRNewswire - Apr 23, 2014
Delphian Systems is showcasing its SecuRemote platform at the IDA Show in Las Vegas this week. Developed by Delphian Systems, SecuRemote is an industry solution taking smart technology to OEM products, at a fraction of the development time and cost required by older technologies. ...

Decking Industry News

Fiberon Decking Announces Photo Contest for Outdoor Living Space Builders
PRWeb (press release) - Apr 24, 2014
Fiberon Decking has released an invitation for all FiberPRO deck builders who wish to showcase their work to a large audience. With the FiberPRO Photo Contest, happening from April 21 to May 2, builders who use Fiberon composite decking materials have a chance to show off their design and construction skillsets..
Bamboo Decking From A Leading Bamboo Flooring Manufacturer
PRWeb (press release) - Apr 26, 2014
Recently, released its new bamboo decking collection, and announced great discounts on these new items. All bamboo distributors worldwide can enjoy the discounts before May 20, 2014...

Fence Contractors

South Memphis Fence Grows Through Founder’s Experience
Memphis Daily News - Apr 28, 2014
Warren Price started South Memphis Fence Co. Inc. in the mid-1970s “out of need” – personal need. He and his wife had just moved into their first home in 1974 and wanted to replace the 4-foot chain link fence with a wooden privacy fence....
Olson Iron, Renowned for Iron Works in Las Vegas, Offers Only Quality Hardware and Locking Devices
Digital Journal (Press Release) - Apr 28, 2014
Olson Iron, renowned for iron works in Las Vegas, offers only high-quality hardware and locking devices to ensure that gates are durable and secure....
Total Fence Inc., Toronto's Premier Custom Fence and Deck Installer, Talks Deck Maintenance and Repair After Harsh Winter
Digital Journal (Press Release) - Apr 28, 2014
Total Fence Inc. (, the leader in residential, industrial, and commercial fence and deck installation in the Greater Toronto Area, is giving advice on maintaining or repairing decks after a harsh winter....

Local Government Issues

Can Watertown officials justify arbitrary part of city fence code?
Watertown Daily Times  - Apr 23, 2014
Another fence controversy in the city of Watertown shows how arbitrary officials are with some of their codes for residential areas. Merrill A. Peters, who lives at 273 Mullin St., wanted to have an enclosed area for his dog,....
Eyes on the Street: New Security Fence at Ed Reyes River Park, Opening Soon?
LA Street Blog  - Apr 24, 2014
There’s a brand new security fence at Ed P. Reyes River Park, located just east of the Metro Gold Line in Lincoln Heights. This L.A. City Bureau of Sanitation mini-park features a day-lighted creek bed that cleanses urban runoff water. The park also features native plantings, walkways, benches, and educational signage....
How high is too high? Fence dispute clouds future of historic, 40-room Kildare mansion in Huntsville  - Apr 25, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - One of Alabama's most important architectural treasures - the historic, 40-room Kildare House in Huntsville -- is caught in the middle of a dispute over a fence....
Willow Grove Ave. resident seeks support for illegal fence
Chestnut Hill Local  - Apr 25, 2014
What do you do when a $15,000 fence installation is found to be in violation of city zoning code? That was the question Laura Stanton, the owner of a home at 401 E. Willow Grove Ave., brought to the April meeting of the Development Review Committee on Tuesday night. Stanton is asking the DRC to support her efforts to keep the fence....

Famous and Their Fences

Selena Gomez Builds Large Fence Around Her Home To Keep Out Intruders
Fox News - Apr 25, 2014
Selena Gomez is apparently taking a page from pro-border advocates and is reportedly building a large fence around her Los Angeles home to keep intruders out.....

Fence Disputes

Dispute over fence at Kettlewell man's dream home
Craven Herald - Apr 25, 2014
A man has pledged to defy national park guardians who he fears will try to make him pull down a part-erected wrought iron fence at his dream home....
Fence fight on Steens Mountain
Bend Bulletin - Apr 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — More than a decade after Congress carved out special protections for Steens Mountain, including 100,000 acres of wilderness free of cattle, a dispute over fencing has pitted a local landowner against the Bureau of Land Management.....
Fence dispute leads to indecent exposure charges for Spanaway man - Apr 23, 2014
Walter Robinson was anything but neighborly. He did not like a fence the woman next door put up and expressed his distaste in a variety of ways.....

Community Issues

Neighborhood Group Fighting for Cemetery Fence - Apr 24, 2014
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A neighborhood association plans to go before the Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday night to push for a project that's more than a century old.....
Fence construction begins at Cromwells
KHON-2 - Apr 24, 2014
A fence is slowly going up at a popular swimming hole in Diamond Head intended to keep visitors safe. Locals and tourists have been jumping off a rock wall at Cromwells which is located behind the Doris Duke Shangri La mansion.....
Leadership Pocatello Donates Time and Funds to Build New Fence
KPVI - Apr 28, 2014
A local child advocacy group has a brand new fence thanks to Leadership Pocatello. Bright tomorrows in Pocatello is a center for children who have gone through severe abuse, helping to reduce the trauma through counseling and advocacy. ....
Homebuilder donates pool fence to Surprise family
Your West Valley - Apr 27, 2014
Wendy Croteau’s family has decided to take in a 2-year-old girl who would be facing foster care if they had not stepped up to help raise the child. ....


Manhattan Regional Airport Completes Wildlife Fence Project
WIBW - Apr 28, 2014
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The Manhattan Regional Airport has completed a wildlife fence project at an estimated cost of $988,886.....

DIY/ Consumer

Before you buy: Fencing it in
Ottawa Citizen - Apr 26, 2014
OTTAWA — For some, the quintessential white picket fence is the icing on the proud homeowner’s cake. But a fence cannot only enhance your home’s curb appeal, it’s an important element in providing privacy and security......
Learn how to build a heritage fence at Algonquin College
Inside Ottawa Valley - Apr 26, 2014
Scott Dobson has an accomplished skill and his work can be spotted for miles across the county's farmland - he builds heritage rail fences. While it's widely popular across the region, heritage fencing requires a knowledge that has dwindled over the years....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fence must come down, say wild horse advocates
Ottawa Citizen - Apr 26, 2014
Wild horse advocates are continuing their legal fight to have a fence removed which they say threatens the viability of wild horses .....
Deer fence to protect Wyoming green space program - Apr 28, 2014
A green space conservation program that began with a cleanup along the West Fork Mill Creek last fall continues, with plantings of trees and bushes to slow erosion along the banks and provide habitat.....
Solar-powered fence to keep elephants in Chitwan
E Kantipur - Apr 28, 2014
The Coachella Valley has an obligation to protect bighorn sheep and other endangered species that share our desert and mountains.....


USA/Mexico Border Fence

Arizona governor signs virtual border fence bill
AZ Daily Sun - Apr 23, 2014
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill allowing Arizona to build a "virtual fence" along the Arizona-Mexico border but providing no money to do so......
Mexico slams plans for "virtual fence" on southern Arizona border
Global Post - Apr 26, 2014
Washington, Apr 26 (EFE).- The Mexican Consulate in Phoenix, Arizona, strongly criticized plans for a "virtual fence" on the southern border of that state and warned that such state projects "negatively affect" relations between the two countries and "impede" collaboration on migration matters......

International Border Fences

Turkey to construct removable fence along its southern border with Syria
KUNA - Apr 23, 2014
ISTANBUL, April 28 (KUNA) -- Turkey is building a three-meter high wall along part of its border with Syria to try to stop people from illegally bypassing its checkpoints and prevent smuggling,....

Weird News

How the Cold War affected...deer? - Apr 26, 2014
Pundits have said that the crisis between Russia and the West over Ukraine is a symbol of a new Cold War. There's been much talk about old dividing lines: Russia has been accused of building a new Berlin Wall, Vladimir Putin has said he doesn't want another "Iron Curtain."...

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