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Industry News

New Stand-Alone Card Reader from DoorKing
Press Release - Jul 21, 2014
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing is introducing a new, low cost, stand-alone card access system for single door or gate applications. The 1524 can store up to 1000 card codes and is easily programmed with a hand-held programmer....
Encon Electronics 30th Anniversary Weekend of Events
Press Release - Jul 21, 2014
Friday, September 12th Encon Electronics is hosting their first ever Trade Show at their offices in Hayward, CA. All the leading manufacturers have signed on to exhibit at the show and all control professionals are invited to attend the trade show...
Sentrel stainless steel wire pool fence
Pooland Spa Review - Jul 21, 2014
Sentrel has released a streamlined aluminium vertical stainless steel wire pool fence as an alternative to its timber version. The system incorporates a self-tensioning vertical 316 stainless steel cable system that is set in the factory, with no re-tensioning required during the life of the system. Being powder coated, the system is available in a range of colours...
Safetech Hardware launches a safety pool fence that will keep children safe and secure
motoemag (Press Release) - Jul 21, 2014
Online PR News – 21-July-2014 – Safetech Hardware is a global leader in the hardware industry now brings to the online market a product that would ensure the safety of children and toddlers when, there is no one around the pool. Private pool which are mostly attached to the premises of the house, are not kept under constant surveillance....

Decking Industry News

TAMKO Introduces Additional Marquee Railing Colors
PRWeb - Jul 22, 2014
TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has expanded the popular Marquee™ Railing System, to include four new colors: cappuccino, dark walnut, burgundy wood and shadow grey. The four colors are designed to complement TAMKO’s EverGrain® and EverGrain® Envision™ composite decking series.....
DryJoistEZ by Wahoo Decks Selected for Use on Outdoor Balcony in Concord, New Hampshire, for Concord Country Club
PRWeb - Jul 22, 2014
Gainesville, GA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 “Using DryJoistEZ was an easy decision to make considering all of the capabilities it has to offer,” said Don Steenbeke, President of Big Jim’s Home Center, a building supply store. “From a structural standpoint it was a perfect alternative to common wood joists since it spans 6' between supports.”.....

Fence Contractors

Atascadero non-licensed home remodeling sting nets 12
Cal Coast News - Jul 19, 2014
Twelve local home remodelers were among 94 statewide who face charges of contracting without a license after they were snared in a statewide undercover sting conducted this week, according to the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB)....

Local Government Issues

Anchorage mulls fence regulations to protect moose
Star-Telegram - Jul 15, 2014
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — After five moose were gored to death trying to jump over some decorative fences, officials in Alaska's largest city are considering regulations to make the gothic-style fences safer..
Sacramento takes steps to remove private fence on city-owned land
News10.net - Jul 17, 2014
SACRAMENTO - Sacramento city officials say homeowners on two riverfront cul-de-sacs who erected a steel fence to block access to the Sacramento River did so without permission and steps are being taken to remove the fence....
New razor wire installed at county magistrate’s office
Salisbury Post - Jul 15, 2014
It took one day for a crew to make additions to a fence Monday that surrounds the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office just five days after a suspect escaped custody there. “We looked and saw we had an opportunity to add Concertina wire,” said Don Bringle, head of Rowan County Facilities Maintenance....

Electric Fence Issues

Medina County pet owner warns others after dog killed by neighbor's electric fence around garden
NewsNet5 - Jul 16, 2014
SHARON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A Medina County family is heartbroken after their 2-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever wandered onto a neighbor's property and was killed by an electric fence surrounding a garden.....
Residents ‘shocked’ with dangerous electric fence on Main Street
ThisWeekNews - Jul 16, 2014
SPRINGVILLE—As with any move, Melissa Huber and her family experienced some worries when they moved into their Forest Avenue home five years ago. What they weren’t worried about was getting shocked by an electric fence. Now, that is one of Huber’s main concerns.....
Editorial: Electric fence request bad idea in St. Petersburg
Tampa Bay Times  - Jul 11, 2014
Several St. Petersburg City Council members understandably had a negative reaction when a local lumber company sought a change in city codes this month so it can keep the electrified fence it installed illegally around its property next to Gibbs High School. ....
Company wants Harmar supervisors to allow electric security fences in township
Tribune-Review - Jul 18, 2014
A company that sells electrified security fencing is asking Harmar supervisors to change the township's zoning laws to allow them. Cindy Gsell, director of business development for South Carolina-based Electric Guard Dog, told supervisors Thursday that the township's laws are silent on allowing electric security fences....

Community Issues

Fence issue could force Ohio Railway Museum to close
ThisWeekNews - Jul 16, 2014
The Ohio Railway Museum could be forced to close its doors if it can't come to an agreement with an abutting property owner. Worthington City Council used its influence July 14 to encourage negotiations between the two sides, but no firm assurances were made by the end of the meeting.....
Plans proceed to build fence around Dog Park area
WEAR -TV - Jul 18, 2014
Attendees of the Ashland Dog Park meeting at The Spot on Wednesday, motioned to proceed with plans to erect a new fence around the 650 foot Ashland Dog Park with Dinehery Fence & Ironworks of Duluth and volunteer laborers. Organizers of the project hope the fence will be installed by the end of August, but volunteer availability will ultimately determine the overall timeline.....
Fence sparks ill feelings at popular eatery
Advocate and Democrat - Jul 15, 2014
After the verdict came down against the Tellico Beach Drive-In, a new fence has been permanently installed along the embankment behind the restaurant that leads down to the river.....
Fence an eyesore for some
Red Bank Hub - Jul 17, 2014
SEA BRIGHT — A chain-link fence recently erected atop the borough’s seawall has ruffled feathers throughout Sea Bright. Councilman Marc Leckstein said during the July 10 workshop meeting that the fence reflects poorly on the borough and will ultimately impact tourism.....

Fortress

Fencing and Animal - Wildlife

Seven years later, is Muskegon's turtle fence effective?
WZZM-13 - Jul 17, 2014
MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The intense debate over a $318,000, federally funded turtle fence on the lakeshore basically ended in 2007, but a WZZM 13 viewer wonders after all these years, is the fence doing what it was intended to do?....
Fraser Island resort owner back new dingo fence
ABC Net - Jul 15, 2014
It is hoped a newly built fence around a popular camp site on Fraser Island, off south-east Queensland, will prevent tourists from being attacked by dingoes.....

Schools and Fences

Schools Encourage To Check Automated Gates During Summer Holidays
Jackson Security  - Jul 15, 2014
Almost a month since the companies associated with the electric gate that killed Karolina Golabek in 2010 were fined after a court ruled that they were guilty of breaching safety laws (the fines and court costs amounted to £150,000),....

International Borders

Morocco Constructs Wire Security Fence Along its Border to Keep Out Terrorists
Morocco World News - Jul 17, 2014
Casablanca – Morocco’s internal affairs minister, Mohamed Hassad, confirmed on Wednesday that a safety installation project along Morocco’s border is under construction.....
Bulgaria's fence to stop migrants on Turkey border nears completion
Reuters - Jul 17, 2014
(Reuters) - Bulgaria has largely completed the construction of a 33-km (21-mile) barbed wire fence at the border with its southeastern neighbor Turkey as it tries to cope with asylum seekers, its defense minister said on Thursday.....

Consumer/DIY

Do fences make good neighbors?
C-Ville  - Jul 18, 2014
No, we’re not going to quote Robert Frost here, but we are going to talk about fences. For homeowners seeking a little more privacy or to keep children and animals in (or out), we’ll discuss when you can and cannot put up a fence and the best materials to use for your construction. ....

Weird News

Why Florida Leads the World in Weird
Huffington Post - Jul 8, 2014
This is not going to be another half-hearted attempt to explain why there are so many stories about strange things happening in Florida. Every day of every week of every year something weird is going on down there. .....

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