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Industry News

Popular Almond Hue Added to EverNew® Panorama® Composite Railing System, Offering Long-Lasting Beauty and a Well-coordinated Look to Outdoor Spaces
Press Release - Mar 18, 2014
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed is updating color options for its EverNew® Panorama® composite railing system, helping building professionals maximize design potential for outdoor living spaces. Now available in Almond....
EIN News - Press Release - Mar 24, 2014
ActiveYards® is committed to providing smart solutions and innovative technologies. That's why they have become the leading American manufacturer of low maintenance, lifetime warranted fencing systems. With ActiveYards' unique patented technology like GlideLock™, strength and security are all in the design......
Gardeners hit by national shortage of fencing
The Telegraph - Mar 24, 2014
Gardeners have been hit by a national shortage of fences at the height of the DIY season – with panels changing hands for up to four times their usual price on the black market.....
Winter storms lead to national timber and fence panel shortage
Builders Merchants News - Mar 23, 2014
The series of storms from October until early March have meant that the UK is now subject to a long-term fence panel shortage, says Forest Garden. The shortage is primarily due to insufficient raw material availability, ....
Latitudes® Decking and Railing Launches Fully-Redesigned, Ultra-Responsive Website
Business Wire - Mar 19, 2014
Universal Forest Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPI) is proud to announce that its composite decking and railing brand, Latitudes, has launched a completely redesigned website with impressive new features.....

Fence Contractors

When the snow goes: What this ‘uncommon winter’ means to our houses, lawns and in between
Our Midland  - Mar 19, 2014
Your fence is built to withstand the temperature variations and precipitation of Michigan winters, even this “uncommon” one. Sucker punches, however, are something else.....
New Aluminium Screens, Gates, Fences from Boardwalk - Mar 23, 2014
Perth, Australia, March 23, 2014 --( Boardwalk Shutters, a leading plantation shutters direct importer and manufacturer in Perth, is now offering residential aluminium screens, gates and fences as an ideal solution for the harsh climate in Australia. .....
Might be time for a new fence for that Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows home
MRT Times  - Mar 24, 2014
Although it’s a bit early to think about replacing your fence, it is the perfect time to start getting quotes. Many fencing companies and contractors operate year round, regardless of the weather, but there are periods when things slow down and deals can be found.....

Local Government Issues

Bill to install suicide prevention fence on Penobscot Narrows Bridge fails in committee
Bangor Daily News  - Mar 18, 2014
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Legislature’s Transportation Committee rejected a bill Tuesday afternoon that would have led to the installation of a suicide prevention fence on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.....
Sand Fences to Stop Pollution From Oceano Dunes
KEYT  - Mar 20, 2014
OCEANO, Calif. - Just in time for windy season, there's a large mediation project at the Oceano dunes recreation area. State Parks is putting up fences to reduce sand blowing into Oceano and Nipomo neighborhoods.....
City Commission Will Vote to Install Fencing at Colony West Golf Club
Tamarac Talk  - Mar 21, 2014
In an effort to protect the investment of the Colony West Golf Club land that was purchased to preserve open space back in 2011, city staff is proposing the installation of chain link fencing due to the high level of pedestrian traffic trespassing on the golf course.....
Housing Authority mulling removal of Cooper Homes fence
Anniston Star  - Mar 18, 2014
When Dianne Beason steps outside her apartment at Cooper Homes each morning, the first thing she sees is an eight-foot-tall black metal fence.....

Community Issues

Controversy over famous fence at Cameron Park
Wellington Times  - Mar 19, 2014
Recently I viewed a petition concerning the park fence which did not give any substance to why it should be saved. It's fitting to say the fence is a mess and for my future grandchildren and Preston families, I believe parts of this fence should be rescued, actually the whole fence is a disgrace to the town....
Fence defines one of area's oldest cemeteries
Pickerington Times-Sun  - Mar 19, 2014
Founded in the early 1850s, Pickerington's historic Pisgah Cemetery serves as a final resting place for many of the area's earliest inhabitants as well as a tangible link to a rich agrarian past. ....
Residents opposed to Onkaparinga Council’s plan for 1.25km fence
Adelaide Now  - Mar 20, 2014
Onkaparinga Council planned to build the 1.25km fence, endorsed by elected members in the 2013-14 budget, along the western side of the Esplanade between Frances St and Palmerston Ave.. ....
Sarnia Coun. Dave Boushy remains frustrated by fencing cutting into use of waterfront park
Sarnia Observer  - Mar 22, 2014
City Coun. Dave Boushy isn't giving up on his efforts to have the fencing taken down around portions of Centennial Park as soon as possible. ...
Park fence enclosure draws mixed reactions from Nob Hill neighbors
San Francisco Examiner  - Mar 23, 2014
Don’t get your hopes up. That new fence on West Tennessee Street by Florida State University doesn’t replace a planned median “barrier.” It’s just a supplement to the barrier. ....


Animal Fence Rescues

Caught on Cam: Deer rescued from fence
WNCT - Mar 20, 2014
ATTLEBORO, Mass. - A deer rescue was captured on camera after a family in Attleboro woke up to quite the surprise yesterday morning. The rescue began Sunday when Dixie the dog was barking in the back yard.....
Baby Moose Is Saved From A Fence But Doesn't Quite Know How To Say Thanks
Huffington Post  - Mar 20, 2014
When video uploader ShadoHHR saw two hooves sticking out of his fence and a distressed baby moose on the other side, he knew what he had to do. "Apparently [the moose] had tried to jump the gate to our fence ... but didn't get the needed height," writes ShadoHHR in the video description.....

USA/Mexico Border Fence

'Virtual' border fence idea revived. Another 'billion dollar boondoggle'? (+video)
The Christian Science Monitor  - Mar 19, 2014
Customs and Border Protection's Mark Borkowski has his pitch down. At a hearing of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security last week,....
Senator wants Arizona to spend $30 million on virtual border fence
Cronkite News - Mar 18, 2014
PHOENIX – As a 25-foot tower set up in the state Senate parking lot scanned those walking by Tuesday, a senator said Arizona should invest in such a system to help the Border Patrol.....


Inspect home fencing to ensure your home's safety and security
Journal Sentinel - Mar 23, 2014
The series of storms from October until early March have meant that the UK is now subject to a long-term fence panel shortage, says Forest Garden. The shortage is primarily due to insufficient raw material availability, ....(BPT) - Weather extremes are brutal on exterior landscaping. Rain, snow, wind and temperature variances all take a toll, especially on residential fencing. Rain accelerates rust and wood-rot, and ground freezing and thawing or high winds can affect gate alignment...

International Borders

Bulgaria-Turkey Border Fence 'Worth Less' Than Estimated
Novinite - Mar 20, 2014
Miscalculations involving the fence which is to be constructed along the Bulgarian-Turkish border are worth around BGN 4 M. Bulgaria's Defense Ministry has written up the total sum, thus increasing it from BGN 5.1 M to BGN 9.664 M......

Wierd News

Psychic cancels live show due to 'unforeseen circumstances'
Huffington Post - Mar 20, 2014
Psychic medium June Field's powers of clairvoyance failed her when planning a performance at Darwen Theatre in Lancashire, when she failed to predict the 'unforeseen circumstances' that would cause its cancellation.....

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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



Paul Bunyan Picket Pointer Machine Very Good Condition 3,500.00


Sterling Drill Truck (5) Bits Ford F750 w/ Sterling Driller 9,000.00


James Lemardy III Phone 570.235.1563





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