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BD Loops -- Free “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar will be held in Las Vegas
Press Release - May 20, 2014
BD Loops popular “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar is coming to Las Vegas. Controlled Products Systems Group is hosting a free seminar presented by Brian Dickson of BD Loops....
Signature Plates partners with Eco-Last™ Fence to expand the impact of durable and eco-friendly metal fencing
PRNews - May 19, 2014
MESQUITE, Texas, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Signature Plates today announced a strategic partnership with Eco-Last™ Fence, a subsidiary of Welding Solutions Group, to provide quality custom nameplates for their durable metal fencing products...
Stuart Named New System Fencing GM
Standardbred Canada - May 16, 2014
Systemfence.com today announced David Stuart as its inaugural general manager. A harness racing veteran, Stuart is best known for Royal Blue Standardbred Sales and Halton Bloodstock Agency, as well as Administration Coordinator of the Ontario Sires Stakes. ...

Industry News

Bamboo Flooring Company BambooIndustry.com Adds Outdoor Bamboo Decking Collection To Its Product Catalog
Press Release - May 15, 2014
Today, BambooIndustry.com adds new modes of outdoor bamboo decking to its product catalog, and announces a site-wide bamboo product promotion for the global customers.....
Deckorators Best Deck Contest kicks off June 1, 2014
Building Online - May 19, 2014
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Has the Deckorators touch turned your deck into the envy of the neighborhood? Well, beginning June 1, 2014, you can show it off by entering the Deckorators Best Deck Contest. Grand Prize is a $1500 Visa® gift card. And this year, we've added a $500 People's Choice Award!...

Fence Contractors

National Fencing Champs confirmed for Fieldays
nz.sports.yahoo.com - May 6, 2014
The New Zealand National Fencing Championships are to return to the 2014 Fieldays, held on 11 -14 June. The National Championships are a joint venture with New Zealand Fencing Competitions (NZFC) as organisers and Fieldays as the host venue and consist of four main competitions ....

Local Government Issues

THE Hells Angels now have a Melbourne home with a white picket fence.
Herald Sun - May 15, 2014
The new fence is part of a Federation-style villa’’ renovation to the infamous Nomads clubhouse in Thomastown, home of some of its most infamous members. The fence, made of steel, replaces reinforced red gum sleepers — considered almost impenetrable to gunfire.....
Northport considers fence regulations
Tuscaloosa News - May 20, 2014
The Northport City Council might institute fence regulations in the city. According to a first reading of an ordinance proposed Monday, residential fences could be built in the backyard of a property and be up to 8 feet tall. Commercial fences could be up to 10 feet tall....
$1M SR 95 safety fence completed in Havasu
Havasu News - May 16, 2014
Construction on a $1 million safety fence that was built to prevent motorists from colliding with wild burros on Highway 95, north of Lake Havasu City, was completed on Saturday. But in an unfortunate bit of irony, motorcyclist Paul Belanger struck a burro just south of the fence early that morning....
Judge orders controversial Watertown fence moved
Watertown Daily Times - May 16, 2014
WATERTOWN — State Supreme Court Judge James P. McClusky on Thursday gave a Mullin Street man 30 days to move a chain-link fence that violates the city’s fence ordinance....
Security Wall, Fence Coming to W.Va. Governor's Mansion
WSAZ - May 16, 2014
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV MetroNews) -- A member of the Capitol Building Commission supports a plan to secure the state Capitol complex. State Supreme Court Administrator Steve Canterbury voted with other members of the building commission Wednesday in favor of the plan.....
Editorial: Toppling New Haven-Hamden fence a good start; now time to tear down mistrust
New Haven Register - May 16, 2014
Now that the Woodin Street fence has started to come down, the hard work begins. For the last 50-plus years, the fence, which has divided a southern Hamden community from New Haven public housing developments,.....

Community Issues

Halifax Water modifies plans to install fence on Chain of Lakes trail
MetroNews Canada - May 15, 2014
A plan to install a fence along a stretch of the Chain of Lakes trail has been modified to make the fence less obtrusive, according to the district councillor.....
Church members add fence to cemetery
Alamogordo News - May 17, 2014
On Monday more than 25 parishioners from Immaculate Conception Church took matters into their own hands to keep their cemetery secure from vandals by gathering together to build a temporary fence in light of recent criminal damage to the church's cemetery.....
Volunteers Erect New Fences At Storm-Ravaged Sherwood Island State Park
The Daily Voice - May 19, 2014
WESTPORT, Conn. -- Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc throughout Fairfield County in October 2012. This past weekend, some of that damage was repaired at the beach at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport as park staff and volunteers came together to erect new fences....
Volunteers remove a fence on Ash Island
ABC Online - May 15, 2014
The barbed wire of the fence was originally put there during the 70s when sectors of Ash Island were farmland. The dangerous wire fence is now part a habitat for migratory wader and shorebirds, which are protected species.....
Fence going up at Dog Park
NUJournal - May 16, 2014
NEW ULM - The installation of the perimeter fence for the South German Dog Park is under way. The fence represents the work of hundreds of volunteers. The site of the park was provided by the City,....

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DIY/Consumer

Explore various options for fencing your yard
Argus Leader - May 18, 2014
If you plan to build a fence, it’s no surprise you will need materials, but the one thing you should have before you even think of buying lumber or pulling out a hammer is a notepad....

AG Fencing

New products: Big fencing project for Tanumbirini
Beef Central  - May 16, 2014
The big distances and sheer scale of properties in the Northern Territory add to the usual factors that have to be considered when planning new fences, such as feral animals, varying soil types and bushfires. ...
Effort fences off ag areas along creek for river’s sake
Argus Leader - May 18, 2014
The stretch of the Big Sioux River that flows through Sioux Falls should be safe for swimming, without fear that diving below the surface would require a visit to a hospital emergency room and a course of antibiotics........
Fences, locked gates raise questions about federal authority in rural New Mexico county
Star Tribune - May 16, 2014
WEED, N.M. — The latest dispute over federal control of land and water in the West has erupted along the banks of the Agua Chiquita, a small spring-fed stream in the mountains of southern New Mexico where the federal government has installed metal fences and locked gates to keep cattle out.....

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Electric fencing good deterrent for bears
Williams Lake Tribune - May 16, 2014
Effectively deterring bears with electric fencing is all about going for the nose shock, said WildSafeBC’s Gillian Sanders. “If they get a good nose shock they learn to really respect that sense and they just simply don’t want to enter the protected area.”....
1,400km dog fence could save western QLD sheep industry
ABC Net - May 16, 2014
Graziers in central west Queensland are proposing a 1,400 kilometre wild dog fence to protect sheep. Wild dogs maul huge numbers of sheep and lambs each year, forcing many out of the industry, but those who remain are continuing to fight the wild dog problem.....
Beehive Fences Save African Farmers From Elephants
AFKInsider - May 14, 2014
Widlife-human conflict are a common thing in most part of Africa, but a new wire fence booby-trapped with beehives has come to the rescue of African farmers who have for years suffered the wrath of hungry elephants and other wild animals invading their plantations. ...

Schools and Fences

Fernley Man Builds Fence Around School Entrance to Protect Property
KOLO TV - May 19, 2014
FERNLEY, Nev. -- For the past eight years, a group of East Valley Elementary School parents, students and teachers have had the same before and after school routines. Now, they're outraged to find a school entrance has been blocked off by homeowner in the neighborhood who says he wants justice.......

Weird News

Lawn Care Error Kills Most of Ohio College's Grass
ABC News - May 16, 2014
A university in Ohio is being forced to replace almost all its grass after weedkiller was accidentally applied to lawns instead of fertilizer. University of Findlay spokeswoman Brianna Patterson says that the chemical was applied during the last week of April and that it will take several weeks to reseed and re-sod the affected areas...

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