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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe August 12, 2014  
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Industry News

DoorKing Receives 2014 Best of Inglewood Award
SD Mag - Aug 6, 2014
DoorKing has been selected for the 2014 Best of Inglewood Award in the Security Control Equipment & Systems category by the Inglewood Award Program. Each year, the Inglewood Award Program identifies companies that it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category....
Picasso Gates merges security with artistry
Wyoming Business Report - Aug 7, 2014
Alex Nichols is an anachronism. A young man with an old soul. Specifically, the soul of a third-generation blacksmith. Before Alex was born, his father Brent Nichols was running an iron shop in Kansas City, specializing in structural steel. Alex’s grandfather had been a union ironworker who had a part-time decorative iron shop....
Press Release - Aug 7, 2014
Eagle Access Control Systems is excited to announce its newest commercial grade slide gate operator, the Eagle-2000-FR (45’ 1000 lbs.). This model comes equipped with a foot pedal which will disengage the operator from the gate to allow you to push the gate for easy access during a loss of power.....
Global fencing market is expected to reach USD 29.1 billion by 2018
WhaTech Channel: - Aug 7, 2014
The global fencing market is expected to reach USD 29.1 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2012 to 2018. The metal fencing market is in a commanding position owing to a wide range of products available under this category....
Cartell announces new change for distributors
PRWEb - Aug 6, 2014
Salunga, PA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 -- From 1975, Cartell has categorized distributors into two types: Stocking distributor and Non-stocking distributor, with a pricing difference of 10%. In June, the two types of distributors were combined into one, giving each the same discount off the product price. All distributors will now be regarded as stocking distributors....

Decking Industry News

Professional Builder Magazine Selects Fiberon Good Life Decking as a Top 100 Best New Product
Digital Journal - Aug 6, 2014
Coming off the heels of an Awards for Design Excellence win for both the Paramount Decking and Good Life Decking series, Fiberon will add another accomplishment to a growing list. Professional Builder Magazine, a publication dedicated to quality and innovation in the home-building world, has listed the Good Life Decking series as one of the top 100 products for contractors, remodelers, and property owners. ...
High-Performance Trex(R) Decking Chosen for Premier Dubai Development Project
CNNMoney - Aug 6, 2014
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of eco-friendly, high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, is making a name for itself among Middle East leaders and residents as part of the new Jumeirah Corniche Development Project in Dubai......

Fence Contractors in the News

On the Fence
The Stamford Advocate - Aug 5, 2014
I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise? Fortunately for me and my wife, Sue, the neighbors on both sides of us are friendly, law-abiding citizens.....
Female Fencing Business Owner Excels in a Male Dominated Industry
Digital Journal - Aug 11, 2014
Shepherd, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/11/2014 -- Fencing projects has quickly become one of the top priorities for home, farm, ranch and business owners. Rhonda Brown is the owner of Champion Services Group, a woman in a male dominated field, who brings a unique perspective to the business......
Rick's Fencing celebrates 34 years in business
Hillsboro-Tribune - Aug 5, 2014
Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking — with stores in Hillsboro and four other Northwest cities — is celebrating 34 years of business in August. During the month-long celebration, Rick’s will hold an “Ugliest Fence Contest,” give away tickets to the Street of Dreams, and host a weekly customer appreciation barbecue.....
Action 9: Fencing company moves fence built on neighbor’s property
WSOC-TV - Aug 11, 2014
CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — Make sure you know your property line. You may remember Action 9 told you about a Cabarrus County homeowner, Lorie Card, in May. She hired B&H Fencing to build a fence ....
Warwick Chamber 'Caboose' office has a brand new fence
Warwick Advertiser - Aug 6, 2014
Early last month, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Mayor Michael Newhard and members of the Chamber's Board of Directors joined representatives of the Protection Fence Company to celebrate the installation of a new replacement with a ribbon-cutting ceremony....


Local Government Issues

Fence replacement debate begins
Sherwood Park News - Aug 11, 2014
Strathcona County council will be making a decision on an $18-million fence renovation project in the fall. Dan Schilbe, director of Capital Planning and Construction said there are currently 41,000 linear metres of residential fence along arterial roads, of which 10,000 is owned and maintained by the county....
Ottenheimer promises moose fences, Come Home Year, but is hazy on costs
The Telegram - Aug 5, 2014
On Tuesday, he called the media to the Capital Hotel to talk about plans for a Come Home Year in 2016, and a committment to beef up moose protection for drivers in the province. Ottenheimer is running for leadership of the PC?party, and if he wins at the Tories’ convention in September, he’ll be premier of the province...
Wilkes-Barre: No city restriction on razor wire for prison fence
Times Leader - Aug 5, 2014
WILKES-BARRE — There appear to be no city zoning restrictions that would prevent razor wire from being installed on the fence surrounding the Luzerne County Correctional Facility’s Minimal Offenders Building, the site of two inmate escapes since June. ....
Extending fence could end Stonington dog park dispute
The Day - Aug 5, 2014
Stonington - The town plans to extend a fence at the unofficial dog park behind the borough sewer plant as a way to help resolve a dispute between pet owners and a neighboring homeowner. ....
Bid to fence vandals out: $35,000 to protect players and property
Central Western Daily - Aug 12, 2014
ORANGE Hockey Incorporated president Michelle Stevenson hopes the installation of a $35,000 fence will help fight the vandalism that has plagued the Glenroi sportsground for years. ....

Fencing and Animal - Wildlife

Western Nebraska landowners eligible for fencing incentive
Omaha World-Herald - Aug 6, 2014
Landowners in the Panhandle and a portion of north-central Nebraska have the opportunity to benefit from a program to install wildlife-friendly fence on their properties......
More thoughtful fence building helps keep critters safe across Northwest
Missoulian - Aug 10, 2014
BLM has adopted fencing guidelines from wildlife research conducted throughout the ... "But for fences that get a lot of pressure, like a fence along a riparian.....

Fencing and Animal - Domestic

Ideas wanted to help people fence their dogs
Taos News - Aug 11, 2014
In our current Town and County Animal Ordinance exists a no-chain law for dogs and allows a trolley as an alternative with qualifications on how to legally adhere to the ordinance laws. As one of the people who wrote this animal ordinance in 2011 and the current ....

Pool Safety

Experts offer tips for pool safety after toddler drowns in St. Johns County
News4Jax - Aug 6, 2014
HASTINGS, Fla. - Thursday's tragic drowning of a 22-month-old boy in the Flagler Estates neighborhood in Hastings has many thinking about pool safety. A neighbor told News4Jax that the child followed his older siblings out the front door and made it around the pool, where he was later found......

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Wet ground delays fence repair
Nogales International - Aug 08, 2014
A set of Normandy-style vehicle barriers are set up in front of the 60-foot breach of the border fence west of the Mariposa Port of Entry that was knocked down July 26 by monsoon runoff carrying debris from Nogales, Sonora. The ground is still too saturated with water for repairs to begin ....

Weird News

Alleged Cat-Eating Python Captured In (Yup, You Guessed It) Florida
Huffington Post - Aug 11, 2014
The good news is that cops in Port St. Lucie, Florida, may have found your lost cat. The bad news is that it might be inside a 12-foot Burmese python......

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