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Industry News

Expanded CertainTeed® Bufftech® Fence Color Selection Enables Beautifully Coordinated Exterior Living Spaces
Press Release  - Mar 11, 2014
(Valley Forge, Pa.) - CertainTeed is expanding color options for its line of Bufftech® vinyl fence, enabling beautiful, sustainable exterior living spaces. The new colors—Canyon Blend and Timber Blend—are popular options from the company’s vinyl siding, offering a single source from which to mix and match various exterior building products for a coordinated look....
OZCO Building Products Announces Distribution Relationship with California Cascade Industries
Press Release  - Mar 6, 2014
Richardson, TX – March 6, 2014 OZCO Building Products, a leading innovator of building products, announces its distribution relationship with California Cascade Industries, a progressive force in the building products distribution industry. Its highly trained and knowledgeable staff focuses on bringing value to the market with innovative and unique products.
Diablo Controls introduces the New DSP-202-Channel with Directional Logic Vehicle Detector
Press Release  - Mar 5, 2014
The DSP-20 is a two channel vehicle detector with built-in directional logic Controls. Front panel switches allows the user to select between twoindependent channels or directional logic mode.....
Automatic Gate Resource Center Launches Education Portal, GateEd
PRWeb  - Mar 5, 2014
Automatic Gate Resource Center (AGRC) has launched its education portal, dubbed GateEd, where professionals can acquire new skills and knowledge by completing online, video-based courses, assess their newly acquired knowledge, and receive certificates of completion to prove their achievements.....
Global And China Gate Operators Industry 2014 Market Trend, Size, Share, Growth Research Report
Pitch Engine (Press Release)  - Mar 11, 2014
Deep Research on Global And China Gate Operators Market 2014 Industry Analysis, Overview, Research and Development ....
How to Choose the Right Pipe for Your Fencing Needs
PRWeb  - Mar 11, 2014
Buying pipe fencing isn’t easy these days. Any Internet search for fencing returns tens of thousands of hits – most of them claim they have the strongest, longest-lasting and cheapest pipe in the nation. ....
An invisible mirrored fence is way better than a white picket fence - Mar 9, 2014
Sure a white picket fence is part of the American dream but it's so much cooler to have this fence of mirrors surrounding your house. It turns the boundaries of your yard invisible. It changes colors with the seasons. And it is gleaming fun to look at......

Decking Industry News

Industry Pros Recognize Trex With High Honors
PRNewswire - Mar 10, 2014
Awards season is here – and Trex is on top once again. Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently received top honors from two of the industry's most respected reader surveys – Green Builder Media's 2014 Reader's Choice Awards and Peninsula Publishing's 2013 Building Products Brand Survey ....
CPG faces potential class-action lawsuit
Citizens Voice - Mar 7, 2014
A local building product manufacturer faces a potential class-action lawsuit alleging their decking boards didn't perform as advertised. Three lawsuits against CPG International of Scranton regarding its Azek decking were recently consolidated in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey as the plaintiffs' attorneys seek to establish a class action.....
Capped Composite Decking offers look of hand-scraped wood
Thomasnet - Mar 7, 2014
March 6, 2014 - Part of Earthwood Evolutions decking line, Legacy Collection delivers scratch, stain, and fade resistance. Protective polymer cap completely surrounds composite core. Available in 12, 16, and 20 ft lengths and 3 colors with color-coordinated fascia and riser,....

Local Government Issues

Vehicle barriers and gates to tackle anti-social behaviour
Slough Express - Mar 5, 2014
Vehicle barriers and gates are among the measures being installed by Slough Borough Council (SBC) as it tackles anti-social behaviour. Gating projects involve blocking off alleyways and paths which are known targets of anti-social behaviour, vandalism or flytipping......
Funds available for wildlife friendly fencing
Star Herald - Mar 5, 2014
CHADRON — A total of $50,000 is available to landowners of the Pine Ridge and Oglala Grasslands regions of Nebraska for the installation of wildlife-friendly fence on their properties.......
Million dollar fence being taken down 3 years after going up
HawaiiNewsNow - Mar 5, 2014
PEARL CITY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - - A $1.1 million fence is being taken down just three years after it was put up. Some are calling it a waste of taxpayer money, but the State says there was a good reason......
Prescott OKs temporary fence on Whiskey Row
KSWT - Mar 5, 2014
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Prescott city officials have approved plans for temporary fencing at the site of a 2012 fire on Whiskey Row that destroyed three businesses. The Daily Courier reports ( that the Prescott City Council unanimously agreed this week to the installation of a wrought-iron fence and green landscaping.....

Community Issues

LA Country Club and 9900 Wilshire Battling Over 16-Story Fence
Curbed LA - Mar 10, 2014
There is some major NIMBY drama playing out by the sixteenth hole of the Los Angeles Country Club, where the owners want to put up a fence as tall as an adjacent proposed condo complex—either to protect the club from liability or to attempt to sabotage the unwanted condos, .....
Save The Trail Leader Builds Fence Near Trail, Opponents Cry Foul
Bethesda Now - Mar 6, 2014
This controversial fence backing up to the Capital Crescent Trail in Chevy Chase belongs to Ajay Bhatt, the president of a group pushing to save the trail from Purple Line construction......
Baseball league gets $75,000 grant to build ball field fence
Milford Mirror - Mar 4, 2014
It would have taken a lot of candy bar sales to raise the $100,000 or more that the Milford Junior Major League needed to build a fence to separate two ball fields behind the Milford Public Library.......
Lighthouse fence?
Grand Haven Tribune - Mar 6, 2014
Barb asked, "Why did they put the fence up around the lighthouse on the pier? It makes walking to the end a little harder for seniors. Is it permanent?"....

AG Fencing

2014 BEEF Fencing Guide
Beef Magazine - Mar 4, 2014
Truly American-Made Since 1889 Red Brand is the only wire ag fence that is 100% manufactured in the U.S. from start to finish. The process begins with recycled steel that is melted to exacting standards at our Peoria, IL steel plant,.....
Fencing system for sheep with three reels
Farmers Guardian - Mar 4, 2014
DESIGNED for use with sheep, a three reel fencing system has been brought to the market by Kiwikit. The reel can be used for strip grazing or semi-permanently fencing off winter grazing and fodder crops......


Stolen Fences

Kinson woman stunned after three wooden panels stolen from garden – as demand rises after storms
Bournemouth Echo - Mar 8, 2014
A KINSON woman was left stunned after she woke to find three wooden panels had been pinched from her fence. Emma Tidball, who lives in Youngs Road, awoke on Sunday morning to find a gaping hole in the fence at the side of her house.....

Schools and Fences

$150,000 fence for safety at Rawls Byrd Elementary School
Virginia Gazette - Mar 6, 2014
WILLIAMSBURG – With an eye on safety and security, WJC Schools plans to fence in classroom pods at Rawls Byrd Elementary School......
Lodi Unified starts security upgrades
Stockton Record - Mar 10, 2014
LODI - Lodi Unified risk manager Jill Davis placed her recently-issued employee key badge into her purse - which has magnets inside to keep the clasp closed - and tested to see if it would open the door to her office......
Valdosta middle school to install fencing around track
WTXL - Mar 6, 2014
Valdosta Middle School will be installing fencing around the perimeter of the track starting on March 17th. Once the construction of the fencing project has been completed, the hours of availability for usage of the track will change. The priority is to maintain a safe, uninterrupted....
Vandalism prompts call for school fence
Illawarra Mercury - Mar 7, 2014
Shellharbour Public School's Parents and Citizens Association has collected more than 1000 signatures on a petition calling for a security fence to be installed at the school....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Israeli Company Contracted to Build U.S.-Mexico Border Fence
San Diego Free Press  - Mar 9, 2014
This week, the Israeli company Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that its subsidiary won a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection to produce and install surveillance systems along the U.S.-Mexico border. The company is famous for providing “intrusion detection systems” .....
NextGov - Mar 9, 2014
Spending on border control equipment and surveillance would rise by $11 million, under President Obama's 2015 budget request, with the administration set to break ground on up to 50 surveillance towers in Arizona. .....

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Burglar killed as falling fence 'guillotines' him during robbery attempt
Examinier  - Mar 9, 2014
It isn't every day one reads of a man guillotined, but comes a story from Essex, England, where a burglar was "guillotined," as it were, by a falling fence. .....

Wierd News

Colorado Man Roy Ortiz May Sue Rescuers Who Saved His Life For $500,000
Huffington Post - Mar 10, 2014
This guy may need a PR rescue. Roy Ortiz of Broomfield, Colo. was saved from a submerged car during heavy flooding in the area last September, but he's now considering suing his rescuers.....

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Large Philadelphia and surrounding area commercial fence contractor seeks an experienced Manager/Operations Manager. Responsibilities include: Communicating with customer contacts prior to and during installation process; creating job specific folders for use during installation process; providing material breakdowns; ordering materials; field verifications of site conditions; scheduling field crews; assuring all materials and equipment are accurately prepared for each job; assisting with estimating; and generally managing all aspects of the operations process. Must be able to understand blueprints, specifications, PA Dot standards & Federal Specifications.

Requirements 7+ years fence estimating, project management and/or installation experience. Excellent organization and communication skills, must be detail oriented and able to work independently. Must have experience supervising others. Experience with shop drawing and submittal process helpful.

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Branch/Operations Managers Wanted for Saskatoon, Kelowna, Kamloops, & Ft. St. John, B.C.

Our client, a leading manufacturer and installer of fencing, is looking for 4 Branch/Operations Managers to run their Saskatoon, Kelowna, Kamloops and Ft. St. John, B.C. locations. These are full-time positions for sales of chain link fence and related materials and management of installations and branch functions. Are you ready for a move up in your career with an industry leader and lots of room for growth and personal gratification? Complete Listing



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