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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe January 14, 2014  
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Industry News

Inventors hit a home run
Watertown Daily Times - Jan 14, 2014
CROGHAN — It took four men in Lewis County four years to get a patent on their removable outfield fences, but with the patent now in hand and a recent endorsement by Little League International, the door is just opening up to unlimited possibilities for growth....
Perimeter Security Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Access Control System) 2018 Forecasts in a New Research Report at
PRWeb(press release) - Jan 14, 2014
A perimeter is the boundary that divides the assets from the exterior world. The intention of deploying perimeter security solutions is to protect the infrastructure from the external threats such as vandalism, diversion, sabotage and other criminal acts. .....
China Network Access Controller Manufacturer Introduces Its New Access Control Panels
PRWeb(press release) - Jan 13, 2014
Today,, a well-known manufacturer of network access controllers from China, announces its special offer on its new access control panels, up to 21% off....

Decking Industry News

"Hidden Decking Fastener" in Patent Application Approval Process
4-traders (press release) - Jan 9, 2014
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- A patent application by the inventor Shadwell, Peter J. (Longmeadow, MA), filed on June 25, 2012, was made available online on January 2, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews correspondents....

Fence Contractors in the News

Fencers to nail world record in Waikato  - Jan 14, 2014
An inaugural world record for fence battening will be set at the upcoming Grasslandz Expo in Waikato. The record will determine how fast two people can put 30 battens on a nine-wire fence......
Texas Fence Co., donates to Wounded Soldier, Operation Finally Home
The Paper Magazine  - Jan 11, 2014
HOUSTON, TX - Recently, the non-profit veterans organization Operation Finally Home was able to give a soldier a Christmas present like none other—a four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in League City valued at nearly $275,000. Houston-based Texas Fence Co......

Local Government Issues

City's plan for unfinished Landmark Hotel includes new, taller fence
DailyProgress - Jan 11, 2014
A Georgia developer’s $6 million investment on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall could be reduced to rubble if fixes the city wants aren’t made, although officials say that outcome is unlikely.....
Council approves barbed wire for ag lab
Nevada Daily Mail - Jan 11, 2014
Nevada City Manager JD Kehrman told the city council during Tuesday's council meeting that a group of agricultural leaders asked about possible zoning conflicts if an agricultural education facility is built across Ashland Street from the Nevada High School.....
Tinley Park fence study could impact 270 homes
Chicago Tribune - Jan 08, 2014
Back in the summer, Tinley Park resident Jeff Plude went before the village board to request a variance so that he could build a fence on his property.....
Cape Coral could ease waterfront fencing regulations
WINK News - Jan 08, 2014
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Homeowners in Cape Coral are one step closer to protecting their privacy. The city's planning and zoning commission voted that the city's fencing regulations are "unnecessarily restrictive."....

Fences Disputes

Council spends £14k fighting couple over a fence
Aol Money - Jan 9, 2014
Queen Thorn Parish Council has spent £14,000 fighting a couple over a 6 foot fence it erected in their back garden. The case dragged on for three years, causing the retired couple significant stress and aggravation, before the council agreed to take the fence down......

Community Issues

First-ever Culpeper Dog Park opens in Mountain Run Lake Park
Daily Progress - Jan 11, 2014
Leashed dogs now have a place to run free in Culpeper. The first-ever Culpeper Dog Park opened last week in Mountain Run Lake Park, and from all accounts it's been a welcomed addition. Various varieties of canines — big and small, brown, black and white....
Scotchtown couple upset after fence is damaged during snow removal
Cape Breton Post - Jan 11, 2014
SCOTCHTOWN — A homeowner is asking the Cape Breton Regional Municipality for safer and more efficient plowing methods after their fence was damaged.....
Iconic fence circling Foxboro Common damaged
The Sun Chronicle - Jan 9, 2014
FOXBORO - Drivers circling Foxboro Common may have noticed some damage on either side of School Street. The iconic fence circling the common was damaged Dec. 28 when a Bank of Boston customer parked his car and stepped to go inside.....



Moose scales fence at Gander airport
The Western Star - Jan 9, 2014
A bull moose managed to gain entry to the airfield at Gander International Airport Tuesday night by jumping off a snowbank bordering a fence....
Airport: Coyotes An Occasional Reason for Delays
AviationPros - Jan 9, 2014
Jan. 11--Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson was running a few minutes late Thursday for his speech to the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce's Rooster Booster breakfast......

Animals and Fences - Wildlife

Long electrified fence no barrier to Botswana’s zebras
Horse Talk - Jan 11, 2014
Zebras in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana have proven to be highly adaptable and have the flexibility to respond to significant environmental changes, a study exploring the effects of a 240km electrified fence has found....
Fence design is wildlife-friendly
New Straits Times - Jan 11, 2014
BOTH SIDES COVERED: National Landscape Department refutes claims of rampant tree felling to make way for fence in Bukit Kiara Park...


Good fences help to foster good gardens
Tribune-Review - Jan 11, 2014
Vegetable gardens and groundhogs do not mix. These vegetarian mammals can turn even the most peaceable gardener into a vigilante....
Steps to take before erecting a fence
Lubbock Online - Jan 11, 2014
Fences serve many purposes on a property and can even add visual appeal and value to a home. A fence can effectively delineate property borders, serve as a safety barrier and keep pets and children from wandering into the street.....

Fences in History

Barbed wire has a checkered past
World Tribune - Jan 14, 2014
‘Devil’s rope” was the simplest of inventions, but it changed the West. If you simply crimped barbs onto a length of wire, they would move. But wrap it in a second wire and suddenly it can tame the range. ....


International Borders

Turkey to erect 4-meter fence along its 900-km border with Syrian
World Tribune - Jan 7, 2014
ANKARA — Turkey has enhanced its security barrier along the border with Syria. Officials said the Interior Ministry was overseeing the construction of a four-meter barrier along Turkey’s 900-kilometer border with Syria....
Bulgaria builds a 33km-long fence on Turkish border
Turkish Weekly - Jan 7, 2014
Bulgarian Government has decided to build a 33km-long fence on Turkish border because of the increasing number of refugees coming from Turkey to Bulgaria.....

Wierd News

What's in the box? Mystery of giant Amazon delivery solved
The Independent - Jan 8, 2014
The mystery of the “biggest Amazon box ever” spotted in a residential street in the US has been solved.....

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