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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe August 19, 2014  
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Industry News

LiftMaster Launches New Gate Operator Line that Delivers Increased Performance, Security and Accessibility
Press Release - Aug 18, 2014
Elmhurst, Ill., Aug.18, 2014 — LiftMaster,the nation’s leading manufacturer of residential and commercial gateoperators,is introducing anew line of DC gate operators with features that will save Authorized LiftMaster Dealers valuable time and resources. ...
New Aluminum Fence Manufacturer Website Launches with Key Information for Contractors & Do-it-yourselfers
Digital Journal - Press Release - Aug 18, 2014
New website with up-to-date information on Aluminum Fence Manufacturer has been launched by Aluminum Fences Direct. The company is encouraging visitors to visit the site to leave feedback for future improvements and updates....
Rhino GPD-40 Gas-Powered Post Driver Becomes a Valuable Asset in the Power Equipment Warehouse Lineup
Digital Journal - Press Release - Aug 19, 2014
Warren, OH -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/19/2014 -- One need only watch the internet videos to understand how the Rhino® GPD-40™ sells itself. The simple, compact tool designed to drive stakes and fence posts up to 2 ½” has proven a versatile cost-saver to professional installers who require a tool both powerful and portable...
New Affiliate Program by US Gate Supply for the Access Control Industry
Digital Journal - Press Release - Aug 13, 2014
Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/13/2014 -- The access control and security installations industry is on an upward trend due to a number of factors ranging from increasing crime rates in urban areas to infrastructure development and continued focus of the government..
Versatile parcel letterbox launched at Herald Sun Melbourne Home Show
Infolink - Press Release - Aug 14, 2014
The Deliver-Eze range is already attracting a lot of interest from fencing companies, architects and builders. The visual aspect has been given a lot of consideration with Neil Silke choosing an upmarket appearance for the parcel letterboxes..

Decking Industry News

This manufacturer does well by paying well
Yahoo Finance - Aug 15, 2014
When a new CEO arrives at a financially strapped American manufacturer in the thick of a nasty recession, paying factory workers better is usually not one of the boss’s first priorities. But it was one of the first things Ron Kaplan did after taking over Trex Co. (TREX), the big maker of composite decking,..
2014 ProWood Desperate Deck Contest winning entry from Amy Spoonhower
Business Wire - Aug 13, 2014
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. --Universal Forest Products (Nasdaq: UFPI) is proud to award Amy Spoonhower of Gordonsville, Va., the Grand Prize in the 2014 ProWood Desperate Deck Contest. Amy and her fiancé took a leap of faith when they made an ambitious commitment to a foreclosure in the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont.,..

Fence Contractors in the News

Volunteer fixes fence smashed by police cruiser
KRDO - Aug 12, 2014
A Colorado Springs business owner took matters into his own hands when he saw a family struggling to fix a fence smashed by a stolen police cruiser. David Law, the owner of Law Fence Company, said he saw the story on KRDO NewsChannel 13 last month and decided to help....
Business Spotlight: West Texas Hidden Fence
Midland Reporter-Telegram - Aug 16, 2014
Scott Dodson moved away from Midland about two years ago and started to work for a company in Dallas that sells a pet fencing system that uses a radio signal to keep animals inside the yard. After his wife got a job that allowed the family to return to Midland in December, Dodson decided to start his own branch of the company and bring the product to the Permian Basin...

Local Government Issues

Kildare Mansion owner lops off fence posts in hopes of final compromise with city
WHNT - Aug 14, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday morning Kildare Mansion owner Delila VanLandingham and a supportive neighbor began cutting fence posts along the front of the property down to 8 feet in hopes it may persuade city counselors to allow the structure to stay....
Fence removal, new road, stirring Hamden/New Haven neighbors
WTNH - Aug 15, 2014
HAMDEN/NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — More than 400 feet of fence put up decades ago on Woodin Street along the Hamden/New Haven Line is now torn down. What’s left is a small chain link fence, but that’s temporary. Plans are to build a road from New Haven for a more direct route to Hamden....
Nato Summit 2014: Massive steel fence causes traffic chaos in Cardiff - three weeks before conference begins
Wales Online - Aug 14, 2014
Security measures ahead of next month’s Nato summit are causing rush-hour traffic chaos in Cardiff - three weeks before the conference starts....

Commmunity Issues

Tamarac playground projects include artistic fencing
Sun-Sentinel - Aug 14, 2014
Tamarac recently completed two playground renovation projects featuring art installations. The Caporella Park and Tamarac Sports Complex playgrounds have been revitalized with new equipment, including sports-themed artistic fencing created by New Mexico-based artist Mary Ann Baker.....
Fence issue lingers for East Dundee housing development
Courier News - Aug 14, 2014
Good fences make good neighbors is the sentiment for some who live in the neighborhoods surrounding East Dundee’s River Haven/Gardiner Place Development.....
Some residents express displeasure over warehouse fence
Public Opinion Online. - Aug 13, 2014
CHAMBERSBURG >> A new fence is scheduled to be built beside the warehouse property at 140 N. Third St. and some residents on neighboring Kennedy Street are not happy.....

Fencing and Animal - Wildlife

Moose fencing needs repairs, maintenance, advocate says
CBC - Aug 18, 2014
A woman who successfully lobbied to get moose fencing along Route 7 several years ago is now calling on the provincial government to properly maintain the structures....
Making fences friendly to wildlife
Billings Gazette - Aug 18, 2014
Fences are not natural to wildlife. Although Northwest critters have lived among fences for more than a century, they still run into them. They snag legs and other body parts on barbed-wire or metal posts. They detour around them and get ambushed by predators,...
Chilli Fencing to Keep Tuskers at Bay
New Indian Express - Aug 18, 2014
CHITTOR: With the erection of solar fencing and digging up of elephant trenches going on a slow pace and the forest fringe villages continuously coming under attack by the wild tuskers, ,...


Construction begins for new railway fencing in Chelsea
Herald Sun - Aug 16, 2014
NEW railway fencing in Chelsea is set to take on a greener look. Work has already begun to replace 360m of railway fencing along the Nepean Highway side of the Chelsea shopping precinct.....


Fences and Neighbors

Man uses soda cans to create fence
WJHL - Aug 14, 2014
NASHVILLE, TN - An east Nashville man has strung up over 2,000 soda cans for a makeshift fence in front of his home on Carter Avenue. Glen Woods says he's just having fun, but he also has some inspiration - the house next door.....
Elderly Uptown Woman Spray-Paints Neighbor's Backyard Fence, Fights Charges
The Gothamist - Aug 18, 2014
An 82-year-old Manhattan woman is caught up in a legal battle after she allegedly spray-painted her next-door neighbors'.....
Neighbors not happy with woman's multi-colored fence in Hermitage
WKRN - Aug 13, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - They may say fences make good neighbors, but that doesn’t seem to be the case in the Nashville neighborhood of Hermitage Estates. The fence in question not only separates property lines, but it has literally divided a community.....


New cement may be the fix for leaning fence
St. Louis Post - Dispatch - Aug 11, 2014
Q • I have a wooden fence where several panels are starting to lean quite a lot. Is it time for a new fence? A • Probably not. In most cases, it is just the post that is deteriorated, not the fence sections....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

In South Texas, Few On The Fence Over Divisive Border Wall Issue - Aug 18, 2014
When Congress thinks about border security, it often sees a big, imposing fence. The federal government has spent $2.3 billion to build the fence — 649 miles of steel fencing, in sections, between the U.S. and Mexico, designed to help control the illegal movement of people and contraband.....

Weird News

Here's Why You NEVER Light A Firecracker In Your Pocket
Huffington Post - Aug 18, 2014
Funny thing about firecrackers -- they EXPLODE. So why would you purposely put one in your pocket and light it?.....

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