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Industry News

SONCO Aquires Griffin Supply of Hammond Indiana
Press Release - Jul 14, 2014
SONCO Worldwide announces today the acquisition of Griffin Supply of Hammond Indiana. Griffin Supply is the leading wholesale distributor of mechanical pipe and tube in the Indiana, Illinois and Great Lakes region. Griffin also distributes industrial pipe, valves and fittings....
Hot New Products to Enhance, Repair or Upgrade a Self-Storage Security System
Inside Self Storage - Jul 11, 2014
There are a lot of new security products and services available to meet the needs of self-storage facilities. Whether you’re looking to upgrade or repair an existing system or just find something new, security manufacturers are there to help. Here are some exciting new products that can enhance your site....
Little Known Characters in America: Joseph Farwell Glidden
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier - Jul 13, 2014
he two men formed a partnership and together formed the Barb Fence Company in 1874. During the first year of business, the Barb Fence Company produced ...

Decking Industry News

Trex Wins American Business Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year
MarketWired - Jul 14, 2014
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently was honored by the American Business Awards, one of the top business awards programs in the country, for its "Engineered Artistry" marketing campaign.....
Deck collapse has many wondering about deck safety
WFMZ - Jul 14, 2014
PENN FOREST TWP., Pa. - Is your deck safe? That's the question many are asking after a deck collapsed Tuesday during a child's party in Carbon County, sending multiple people to the hospital. "I looked to make sure the bolts were secured to the deck and to the house," Burke Loxley said as he pointed underneath his two story deck..

Local Government Issues

St. Pete considers allowing electrified fences
Tampa Tribune  - Jul 11, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG — Plagued by vandalism, including $40,000 damage to an air-conditioning unit, Tibbetts Lumber Co. installed an electrified fence around its yard on Fairfield Avenue more than two years ago......
Appomattox to build fence around town park
Lynchburg News and Advance - Jul 15, 2014
No more than $20,000 will be pulled from the town of Appomattox’s undesignated reserve and added to the current budget to build a fence around Watkins M. Abbitt Sr. Memorial Park.....
'Fence' definition, new dog fees approved
Paradise Post  - Jul 11, 2014
At its Tuesday night meeting the Paradise Town Council approved a consent agenda that includes: *Redefining the word "fence" and prohibiting the installation of said fences on private property without the owner's permission. A "fence" in the town code is now defined as "any barrier or structure consisting of any material, including a gate."...
Both sides of the fence: Huntsville council revokes Kildare Mansion license for privacy structure
WHNT  - Jul 10, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville city council has revoked the license allowing the owner of the Kildare Estate mansion to build a fence around his property. The vote passed 3-0 with an abstention from councilman Will Culver......
Will loss of security fence spell doom for Huntsville's historic -- and possibly haunted -- Kildare mansion?  - Jul 10, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville's historic Kildare House faces an uncertain future following a Thursday night City Council vote ordering owner Dwight Wright to tear down a 15-foot-high security fence.....

Community Issues

In Connecticut, Breaking a Barrier Between a Suburb and Public Housing
New York Times - Jul 12, 2014
NEW HAVEN — Dillard Bennett has lived for most of his life in the shadow of a 12-foot-tall chain-link fence that divides his public housing project from an adjacent suburb. He had to go the long way around to make a trip to a shopping center or to visit his pastor’s home....

Fences and Neighbors

SWAT team handles neighbor dispute over fence after man pulls gun  - Jul 11, 2014
FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – Neighbors in the 2200 block of Central Parkway in North St. Louis County were surprised to learn they slept through a police stand-off Thursday night into early Friday morning....
LETTER: Bad fences make angry neighbors
South Jersey  - Jul 14, 2014
A number of years ago, Medford Township Councilman Chuck Watson surrounded his property with a black mesh eight-foot deer fence, in violation of township fence laws. The fence also also included a tall metal gate along the front of his driveway...

Fencing and Animal - Wildlife

Ranchers given notice of fencing to protect mouse
Albuquerque Journal  - Jul 11, 2014
The U.S. Forest Service has put ranchers and others in northern New Mexico on notice that it wants to put up fences as soon as possible on a portion of the Santa Fe National Forest to protect an endangered mouse found in moist, forested areas of the state, as well as parts of Arizona and Colorado......
Dingo fence at Fraser camp completed
Gympie Times  - Jul 14, 2014
THE new $375,000 dingo fence at the Cathedral Beach Resort campground on the east coast of Fraser Island has been completed. QPWS Sunshine and Fraser Coast regional director Steve Price said the fence was one of the Queensland Government's commitments to improving safety following the independent review of the Fraser Island Dingo Management Strategy in 2012......
Fixing the world's longest fence - Rural  - Jul 9, 2014
When it's the longest fence in the world, maintenance can be a pretty big job. But Jeff Bolan from Coober Pedy in South Australia's far north, says he loves heading out for days at a time to patrol the 300 kilometre stretch of the dog fence he's responsible for.....


Stolen Fences

Antique Fence Stolen From 200-Year-Old Cemetery
WBOC TV 16  - Jul 9, 2014
MILFORD, Del. - The antique wrought iron fence of the Postles Community Cemetery in Milford was stolen over July 4th weekend. The tiny graveyard on Cemetery Road was established in 1812. ...

Schools and Fences

Newport-Mesa Unified will add a fence around Andersen Elementary
OCRegister  - Jul 11, 2014
After more than a year of planning and four separate consultations by industry professionals, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is moving forward on a plan to fence the perimeter of a Newport Beach school.....
Better school fence plan urged by Town Council
Hedon Blog  - Jul 11, 2014
THE PLANNING SYSTEM works best when local knowledge and common sense is considered and allowed to influence the outcome. This seems to be proven by Hedon Town Council’s debate last night over the planning application for a proposed 1.8m security fence for Hedon Primary School’s playing field.....

AG Fencing

Fence building among demonstrations featured at Beef Cattle Short Course
The Eagle  - Jul 14, 2014
Cattle operations require good fences, and learning how to build and carry out their maintenance will be one of several featured demonstrations at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, to be held Aug. 4-6 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station......

Art and Fences

7 famous fences from around the world
NY-1  - Jul 14, 2014
A fence can be installed for a number of reasons – privacy, security, decoration, noise reduction or keeping livestock in and unwanted visitors out. From simple mud walls to high-tech virtual barriers, various forms of fencing are used by people of many cultures and many countries. Here are seven examples of the world’s most famous fences......
Brooklyn Bridge Park's 'The Fence' Brings Photography to the Public
NY-1  - Jul 14, 2014
On the fence about where to go to see great contemporary photography? Well, here's some: on "The Fence," an annual outdoor art exhibit of new photography organized here in Brooklyn Bridge Park by United Photo Industries.....
How a piece of apartheid history became jewelry
Quartz  - Jul 14, 2014
Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 years, is an indelible part history—and now it’s business. In 2009, South African artist Chris Swift saw that the steel fence surrounding the infamous jail was being loaded on to a ship to be discarded.....


Build a board and batten fence
Chicago Tribune  - Jul 14, 2014
A board and batten fence - made of vertical wood panels between posts - is an attractive and effective privacy barrier. We've seen the fence panels used to enclose an entire yard or just a part of it, such as a patio. You'll find 4-foot-by-8-foot panels in long-lasting treated lumber and rough-sawn cedar at lumber and home centers. ....

Weird News

Here's Why You Won't Fall Off The World's Tallest Waterslide
Huffington Post - Jul 14, 2014
Standing taller than Niagara Falls, a new waterslide — appropriately named Verrückt, which means "insane" in German — opened on Thursday (July 10) in Kansas City, Kansas. The slide stands 168 feet 7 inches (about 51 meters) tall, and is now officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest waterslide in the world .....

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