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LIFTMASTER® DONATES AND INSTALLS NEW GATE OPERATOR FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY
Press Release  - Dec 3, 2014
Elmhurst, IL – December 3, 2014 – LiftMaster, the nation’s leading manufacturer of residential and commercial gate operators recently donated a new gate operator to the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, North Carolina. ...
Superior Concrete Products Introduces an Industry First Superior Ballistics - an Exclusive Process That Transforms Security Fencing
Global Newswire  - Dec 2, 2014
Superior Concrete Products, a North-Texas-based manufacturer of precast concrete fence and barrier products, announces Superior Ballistics, an exclusive product enhancement that strengthens and reinforces fencing for use by electric and gas utility substations,....
Steel post the fencer's friend
The Land  - Dec 6, 2014
RURAL fencing material specialist, Whites Wires, has introduced the Stockpost XL intermediate steel post to its range....
QS Fencing Now Introduces Pool Side Aluminum Fences At Affordable Prices
PRWeb  - Dec 2, 2014
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 02, 2014 QS Fencing now introduces aluminum fences for a variety of different uses, ranging from sundeck, balcony, pool side and staircase fencing....
Fence & Scaffolding Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
PRWeb  - Dec 7, 2014
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 07, 2014 The Fence and Scaffolding Manufacturing industry primarily sells its products to specialty contractors across residential, commercial and industrial construction markets....

Local Government Issues

Kildare Mansion owners keep fence in new agreement with the city
WHNT  - Dec 5, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The year-long fight over a fence has come to a close. Huntsville City Council approved a new license agreement between the city and the owners of the Kildare Mansion, Thursday, allowing the fence surrounding the historic home to remain....
Milton Township Trustees update fencing at cemeteries
Billings Gazette  - Dec 2, 2014
WELLSTON— Milton Township's Trustees worked together recently to ensure that some new improvements were done at the three township cemeteries....
CSD OKs $65,000 for North Gate work
RanchoMurieta.com  - Dec 2, 2014
Over the course of two meetings, the Community Services District board approved spending $65,000 for the new North Gate but delayed action on other funding for the project.....
Wyoming fence law targets unlawful grazing
Billings Gazette  - Dec 2, 2014
CASPER, Wyo. — A bill that would make it a crime to allow livestock to graze on neighboring lands will be sponsored by the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Agriculture committee ...

Community Issues

Couple Claims Queens Building Erected 'Poor Fences' For Lower-Rent Tenants
Gothamist - Dec 7, 2014
"Poor doors"—the apartment entrances that allow market-rate tenants to forget about the "affordable" underclass of people they live next to—are becoming passé. Developers need to come up with new imaginative ways of punishing the less fortunate.....
Ideas sought to save heritage fencing
Rochdale Online - Dec 5, 2014
Ideas are being sought for the preservation of historic fencing due to be replaced with new security fencing around Meanwood Primary School playing field. ...
West Side LL needs new fencing after winter storm
Citizens Voice - Dec 8, 2014
The fencing at West Side Little League in Edwardsville was put up in 1955. Over the past decade, officials have noticed continued damage to fencing behind the backstop area. Temporary fixes were implemented.....
‘Rodeo Reindeer’ helps Fence playground fund
Burnley Express - Dec 8, 2014
The stalwart efforts of Fence Friends Park Fund to rebuild the Fence Children’s Playground is really gaining momentum and uniting villagers behind the campaign.....
Fortress of fear: Architect who built six-foot fence around his house to protect his children is ordered to tear it down after neighbours complain
Daily Mail - Dec 7, 2014
An Englishman’s home has long supposedly been his castle. But a council has ruled he cannot make it look like a wooden fort – even if he claims it is a vital defence necessary to make his children feel safe.....

DIY/Consumer

Good fences keep out four-legged neighbors
Kearney Hub  - Dec 6, 2014
The great poet Robert Frost wrote a poem called “Mending Wall.” You might recall that from the poem came the well-known line, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Sometimes I feel that saying is actually contradictory to building good relations...
How to fix common aluminum and steel fence problems
myfoxaustin  - Dec 9, 2014
Aluminum and steel fences are famous for their long life expectancy. Under normal circumstances, well-maintained metal fencing can last 30 years or more. However, unusually harsh weather, heavy use, or shifting of the ground may cause unexpected damage...

Animals - Wildlife

Sullivan's coyotes may face taller fences
Post and Courier  - Dec 5, 2014
On Sullivan's Island, concern about coyotes prompted the Town Council Public Safety Committee to recommend this week that residents be allowed to have seven-foot-tall fences. ...
How to scare off the biggest pest in the world
BBC News  - Dec 7, 2014
Living amid wild animals is not easy, especially when the animal in your backyard is a large elephant....
Fence shields rare species
Honolulu Star-Advertiser  - Dec 5, 2014
LIHUE » A new fence now in place on Kauai's North Shore is expected to protect endangered birds and rare native plants from cats and other predators. ...

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AG Fencing

Morven exclusion fencing success story highlighted in study tour
Blues Country Magazine  - Dec 3, 2014
Morven graziers Robert and Beanie Mackenzie have been struggling with rainfall for over two years but have been able to maintain their breeding herd thanks to 39km of sturdy exclusion fencing built around their property...
Hunter Water to build million dollar cattle fence along Williams River
ABC.net  - Dec 3, 2014
A massive fencing operation is planned along a river next to land previously purchased for the failed Tillegra Dam near Dungog...
Qld exclusion fencing is keeping kangaroos and wild dogs out
Sheep Central  - Dec 3, 2014
Exclusion fencing is increasing the carrying capacity of Queensland properties plagued by kangaroos and wild dogs. In a recent Leading Sheep and South West NRM exclusion fencing study tour more than 50 sheep and cattle ...

Prisons

Fencing around unit inside Saskatoon jail will boost security
CBC.ca  - Dec 8, 2014
The province is spending $187,000 to build a four-metre-high fence around the “A” unit inside the Saskatoon Correctional Centre....

USA/Mexico Fence

Border fence repair near completion after collapse in July due to floods
KVOA Tucson News  - Dec 5, 2014
NOGALES - Construction on the border fence is nearing completion after a part of the fence collapsed near the Mariposa Port of Entry during the monsoon in July. ...

International Borders

Zimbabwe: Fence Along Botswana/Zimbabwe Border a Challenge
AllAfrica  - Dec 5, 2014
Gaborone — The fence between pickets 52 and 53 along the Botswana/Zimbabwe border is maintained continuously, but due to intensive elephant challenge, it might appear as if the fence is not being maintained ...
Fencing along India-Pakistan border almost complete: Centre
TwoCircles  - Dec 3, 2014
New Delhi : Nearly 2,000 km of fencing along the India-Pakistan border has been put in place even as cases of cross-border infiltration are rising, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said Wednesday. ...
Fence at Bulgaria’s border does not harm Turkey: minister
Focus-Fen  - Dec 3, 2014
Sofia. “The preventive facility at the Bulgarian-Turkish border does not harm Turkey and it is not an expression of hostility ...

Weird News

Pigeon Dung Problem Grows in Fairbanks
ABC News - Dec 8, 2014
Twice a year, Marcus Dodge assigns a worker to don disposable coveralls and a respirator for a trip to a downtown Fairbanks parking garage to clean up deposits from a non-native species....

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