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Industry News

Save the Date - CPSG Metro DC Grand Opening!
Press Release - Jun 2, 2014
BD Loops will be traveling to the East Coast this June to celebrate the grand opening of Controlled Products Systems Group (CPSG) new DC Metro branch on Thursday, June 12, 2014. The new branch will be hosting a tabletop show with all your favorite manufacturers. There will be raffle prizes, giveaways items, and best of all - a free lunch!....
Innovation Direct™ Designated as Official Marketing Representative for Sheppard Fencing Pry Bar Invention
PR.com - Jun 1, 2014
South Miami, FL, June 01, 2014 --(PR.com)-- An innovative new product intended to serve as an effective solution to a common problem related to fencing, the Sheppard Fencing Pry Bar, has been developed by Addison Sheppard of San Antonio, Texas. The invention's unique design enables its users to efficiently level off the height of all fence steel posts.,....
New lumber product changing decks and fences in Kingston
CKWS - Jun 3, 2014
There’s a new kid in town… looking to take a bite out of the work traditionally done by cedar or pressure-treated wood. Decks, fences… even fresh-water docks and children’s play equipment are now being made from treated lumber that’s pigmented with a patented technique....

Decking Industry News

NewTechWood Introduces Hardwood Flooring Look With Composite Decking, In A Box
PRWeb - Press Release - May 31, 2014
NewTechWood, Ltd., one of the fastest growing composite decking companies in the US, is pleased to announce the introduction of a new product designed to bring the appearance of hardwood flooring to outdoor spaces.....
Fiberon Decking Announces Top Three Winning Outdoor Living Space Designs from FiberPRO Photo Contest
PRWeb - Press Release - May 29, 2014
Fiberon Decking is pleased to announce the top three winners from May’s FiberPRO Photo Contest. With a large number of votes tallied through Facebook Likes and social media shares, these three winners will celebrate more recognition of their outdoor living space creations....
TnT Utilizes TimberTech Composite Decking for Replacing Rotted Cedar Deck
AZoBuild - Jun 3, 2014
When Trent and Trish Irwin, the T's in TnT Builders of Albany, Oregon create a backyard oasis, they make sure it's a place where homeowners can escape....

Fence Contractors

Contractor starts wildfire to clear worksite; 20 acres burned
Arizona Daily Sun - May 22, 2014
A Navajo Nation fencing contractor started a wildfire off Leupp Road on Wednesday as he tried to clear some tumbleweeds. . ...
Tractor accident on highway
Inverell Times - May 30, 2014
A POLICE, paramedics and council crews attended a motor accident 20 kilometres west of Inverell on the Warialda road on Wednesday morning about 11am. . ...

Local Government Issues

Controversial Watertown fence comes down
Watertown Daily Times  - Jun 2, 2014
WATERTOWN — Fence gate is over. Workers tore down the controversial four-foot-tall, chain-link fence this morning in Jacob S. Johnson’s yard and are replacing it with another fence of the same height and color at his home at 261 Mullin St....
Seymour ‘underwhelmed’ with DOT’s work on dilapidated fence
The New Haven Register  - Jun 2, 2014
SEYMOUR >> The state Department of Transportation recently made repairs to the dilapidated fencing running alongside Cedar Street, prompted by town officials’ concerns for residents’ safety....
High fence going up at Harriet Tubman housing site in Chattanooga to secure it for demolition
Times Free Press  - Jun 2, 2014
Mayor Andy Berke says he will put a 6-foot fence around the Harriet Tubman housing site to secure it for demolition and from vagrants who sneak into the boarded-up buildings, but East Chattanooga residents say a fence won’t deter people who have nowhere else to go....
Homeowner served with injunction to fix pool fence
The Gazette  - May 28, 2014
A homeowner in Pierrefonds-Roxboro was served with an injunction in Quebec Superior Court on Wednesday, May 28, ordering him to fix a broken fence around his swimming pool – the scene of a tragedy in 2011....

Schools and Fences

Fence funding goes back to school board
Cape Gazette - Jun 2, 2014
Of the 27 schools where the Washoe County School District approved spending $1 million for new fencing, at least one school already had the project completed and others have a majority of playground areas already fenced....

Community Issues

Milton residents oppose new fences
Cape Gazette - May 30, 2014
MILTON — Good fences make good neighbors is not holding true in Milton.Town officials and some residents do not see eye-to-eye about fences sought to protect the town’s water utility facilities...
New Haven residents say fence not needed
Times Union - Jun 1, 2014
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Residents on the New Haven side of the Woodin Street fence have a message for their Hamden neighbors: come on over.. ...
Safety fence bad for business
Central Western Daily - Jun 3, 2014
BUSINESS owners have thrown their weight behind the decision to fight a state government proposal to build a median fence along Summer Street in an attempt to provide better safety for pedestrians....

Fortress

Fences and Animals

Good fence, traps best ways to control bunnies
CorrectionsOne - May 29, 2014
I admit it. I count coneys (rabbits, that is). On average, I travel down U.S. 90 into Jackson County once a week or so. Along the way, I drive a narrow slice of land that connects Gautier with Pascagoula. Invariably, I will see rabbits (probably Sylvilagus aquaticus) along the side of the road....
Resident asks Medford to allow deer fencing
South Jersey Local News - May 29, 2014
MEDFORD—Paul Lucas of Medford would like the township’s fence ordinance to be changed to help prevent the spread of Lyme disease. Lucas says deer fencing keeps out deer and thus the deer ticks that carry the disease. He feels since deer fencing is not permanent and is made of see-through netting,....

Prisons

Minn. jail gets long overdue fence, despite complaints
CorrectionsOne - Jun 2, 2014
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — The Minnesota Legislature has finally approved funding for a fence around the perimeter of the state women’s correctional facility in Shakopee. According to the Shakopee News, the $5.4 million in funding was included in the state bonding bill.....
Inside America’s most liberal jail: Pets, Scrabble contests, no perimeter fences and a warden who insists it’s the answer to the country’s prison woes-
Daily Mail - Jun 2, 2014
The United States accounts for just 5 percent of the world's population, but incarcerates almost a quarter of the prisoners around the globe. ....

International

Cambodia asks Thais to remove fence on disputed border
World Bulletin  - Jun 2, 2014
Cambodia has asked the Thai army to tear down a barbed-wire fence it says has been erected on disputed border territory, local media reported on Monday....
Migrants Storm Border Fence to Hop From Africa to Europe
TIME - May 28, 2014
A thousand migrants stormed and attempted to scale a 20-foot-high border fence between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Melilla before dawn on Wednesday, its mayor said, with about 400 estimated to have successfully hopped from Africa into Europe....

Weird News

Stupid Criminal of the Week Stages Fake Burglary
Huffington Post - May 30, 2014
Mondays are the pits for many people, because this day starts their work week. Dwayne Yeager was no exception; so badly did he want to avoid going in to the job on Monday, that he did something really dumb to get out of it....

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