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Industry News

Fortress Railing Products Attains Code Compliance Research Report (CCRR)
Press Release - Apr 3, 2014
Fortress Railing Products, a leading innovator and manufacturer of railing products, attains Code Compliance Research Report (CCRR) 0192 from Architectural Testing Institute (ATI), a leading ISO/IEC 17025 accredited building products testing laboratory, for Fortress Fe26 Iron Railing and Fortress Fe26 PLUS Iron Railing.....
FENCE PANEL SHORTAGE: ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION FILLS THE GAP
Press Release - Apr 7, 2014
Bodelwyddan, North Wales, 4 April 2014 – Plastecowood's fence panels, made from waste plastic, may be the perfect solution to this spring’s shortage of wooden fence panels. .....
Danuser Machine Company Expands in its original location in Fulton, Missouri.
Press Release - Apr 7, 2014
Danuser Machine Company was established in 1910 and still resides at its original location in Fulton, Missouri. Fourth-generation sibling owners Glenn and Janea Danuser report, .....
Senstar announces new ranging fence-mounted sensor: FlexZone
Government Security News - Apr 5, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario-based Senstar Corp., a major manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems has announced FlexZone, a new state-of-the-art ranging fence-mounted sensor. With three meter location accuracy, FlexZone enables flexible zoning through software.....
Galvanised steel fence posts can last up to 40 years
Farmers Weekly - Apr 5, 2014
Getting fence posts to last for a decent number of years is one of the biggest headaches for many stock farmers. Wooden posts tend to be of variable quality and plastic posts have yet to take off....

Decking Industry News

A.E.R.T.'s MoistureShield Decking Offers Contractors Double the Support this Spring
PRWeb - Apr 2, 2014
From April 1 to June 30, deck builders can receive $1.00 per deck board in the MoistureShield Double Play Rebate, double the usual $0.50 rebate offered year round. ....
Housing Industry Leads Wood-Plastic Composites Market Forecasts a 2014-2018 Research Report
PRWeb - Apr 6, 2014
There has been an increase in the demand for PVC-capped decking products in the Global Wood-Plastic Composites market. Capped decking products have protective plastic surfaces that provides resistance to staining, fading, and scratching. ....

Local Government Issues

No more privacy fences in Cranberry front yards
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Apr 3, 2014
The infamous suburban “privacy” fence is to be no more in Cranberry for those homeowners who want privacy in the front yard....
Variance needed for resident's privacy fence -- seven years after it was installed
This Week News - Apr 4, 2014
A fence installation error made seven years ago is being brought to task by the city of Gahanna. The Planning Commission on March 26 approved a variance to allow a privacy fence to be erected in a side yard at 220 Cam Court by applicant Lori Deas....
Planning panel to consider issue of Newcomb Blvd fence
News 12 Westchester - Apr 5, 2014
The long-standing Newcomb Boulevard fence feud, played out in New Orleans courts over the past seven years, will make its debut in a public forum Tuesday...
City code provides little help for tree vs. fence situation
KBOI - Apr 5, 2014
NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) - Nampa city code provides little help to a property manager whose fence is being knocked down by his neighbor's trees, which the Truth Squad first investigated a few weeks ago....

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Community Issues

Smith: He bets Burbank's fence won't go easily
Press Democrat - Apr 5, 2014
Whenever the project commences to tear out and replace the stately but decrepit white-picket fence at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, 96-year-old Peter Bassignani hopes to witness it....
Community Builds Fence So Blind Woman's Dog Can't Be Stolen Again
WKEF ABC 22 - Apr 5, 2014
DAYTON -- A community is spurred to action after seeing our story about a blind woman's dog being stolen. A fence was built Sunday for Sheryl Williams. In February, we told you about how her dog, Diamond, who was taken from her yard and then sold on Craigslist. ....
Rochester Lilac Festival announces changes including fencing, checkpoints
Rochester City Newspaper - Apr 6, 2014
In order to make a more secure and better defined festival area, Monroe County Parks will install a fence around this year's Rochester Lilac Festival, organizers announced Monday morning. ...

Fence Accidents

Fence collapses on New Rochelle students at track meet
The New Orleans Advocate - Apr 5, 2014
NEW ROCHELLE - A metal fence collapsed on top of five girls during a high school track meet in New Rochelle Saturday, sending four of them to the hospital.....
Schoolboy Danny Steward of Kemsley hit by metal fence in Grovehurst Avenue recreation ground
Kent Online - Apr 1, 2014
A mum claims her son is lucky to be alive after a large metal fence came crashing down on him. It left 10-year-old Danny Stewart, of Beauvoir Drive, Kemsley, pinned to the ground at the nearby recreation ground in Grovehurst Avenue.....
Investigation into blame for Ultra fence collapse
The New Orleans Advocate - Apr 1, 2014
An investigation is underway into who is to blame for the fence collapse at Ultra Music Festival that left a security guard critically injured.....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Are Fences Really the Last Resort for African Lions?
Take Part - Apr 4, 2014
Is building fences the best way to protect wildlife from people, and people from wildlife? For a lot of wildlife enthusiasts, the question conjures up memories of zebra and wildebeest carcasses piled high in the 1980s, ....
Fences and Wildlife Don’t Mix
Voice of America - Apr 4, 2014
If you want to protect endangered species in the wild, don’t fence them in. An article in the journal Science says fencing can actually harm both animals and ecosystems. ....
Elk fencing to go before state commission
Billings Gazettea - Apr 3, 2014
BILLINGS – A controversial plan that would allow landowners to build elk-proof fences in the Paradise Valley and issue elk kill permits until May 15 in an attempt to block the transmission of disease from elk to livestock will be presented to the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission at its April 10 meeting in Helena. ....
Video: Massive Elk Herd Jumps Fence
Field and Stream - Apr 4, 2014
If you want to protect endangered species in the wild, don’t fence them in. An article in the journal Science says fencing can actually harm both animals and ecosystems. ....

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Flood-Damaged Fence Repairs at New Mexico Airport Cost $200,000
Claims Journal - Apr 1, 2014
The perimeter fence around the Carlsbad, N.M., airport is being repaired after a portion of the barrier was washed out by floods in September. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that Federal Aviation Administration will pick up more than 90 percent of the $200,000 in costs for the project....

Fences and Art

Fence artists inspire each other
Stuff.co.nz - Apr 5, 2014
What started with an accidental moose is morphing into the largest piece of collaborative urban art attempted in New Zealand. Artists in Palmerston North for the Pulse Urban Festival at the weekend have begun what could be a year-long task to decorate a 250-metre long fence at Norton Park in Featherston St....

Stolen Fences

Trio Arrested for Theft of Fencing Materials
KREX-TV - Apr 7, 2014
MESA COUNTY, Colo.- Mesa County Authorities arrest a 17-year-old and two adult accomplices for the theft of a large amount of fencing materials, worth up to $5,700....
Thieves swipe solid wood fencing from Hartlepool school’s new nature garden
Hartle Pool Mail - Apr 5, 2014
St Helen’s Primary School, in Durham Street, on Hartlepool’s Headland, had a new solid wooden fence erected around its Forest School Area – which includes a pond and other outdoor play equipment – less than a year ago....

Weird News

Man Wants $140, Broken Maine ATM Spits out $37,000
ABC News - Apr 4, 2014
A malfunctioning ATM at a bank in Maine has dispensed $37,000 in cash to a man who requested $140. South Portland police say they responded to the TD Bank branch Thursday morning after getting a call from a woman who said a man was spending an unusual amount of time at the ATM she was waiting to use. Officers found the man stuffing cash into a shopping bag.....

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