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Industry News

D&D Technologies launches MagnaLatch Series 3, the world’s most trusted safety gate latch
Press Release - May 26, 2014
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA: D&D Technologies has introduced MagnaLatch Series 3, the ultimate child and pool safety gate latch. Engineered to provide the latest innovations in pool gate safety, MagnaLatch Series 3 features a new Visual Lock Indicator which shows at-a-glance ...
Fencing company to expand
The Greenville News - May 21, 2014
A company that designs and manufactures fencing and railing products and the machines that make them says it is expanding operations in Greenville County. RPA Development LLC, a 25-year-old company, said it plans to invest $2.8 million to upfit a 90,000-square-foot plant here and expects to add at least 43 jobs....

Decking Industry News

BlueLinx Holdings, Inc., Joins Fiberon to Increase Distribution of Composite Decking and Railing Products in Georgia
PRWeb - Press Release - May 27, 2014
New London, N.C. (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Fiberon Decking adds an additional channel to its delivery system. In partnering with BlueLinx Holdings, Inc., Fiberon Decking will extend the reach of its state-of-the-art line of environmentally friendly, wood-alternative decking....

Fence Contractors

Action 9: Property owners’ responsibility to have fence built in right spot
WSOC-TV - May 22, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A homeowner wanted her pit bull contained to her yard, especially with so many children in her neighborhood. So she put up a fence, but one side ended up on her neighbor's yard. ...
Crispline Fence Systems
Hamilton Spectator - May 27, 2014
Fences are an integral part of any property, but they're not all made equal! When you're considering a fence for your commercial or residential property for security of other functions, call Crispline Fence Systems....
New Jersey Buying Behaviors Influenced by Review Sites Like Angie’s List
PRWeb - May 21, 2014
A recent survey by the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) shows that 64% of consumers rely on the reviews of others before making purchasing decisions. Websites like Angie’s List have gained in popularity to support this trend. While many companies become fearful of consumer’s comments, other New Jersey companies shine brightly...
Council awards airport fence project
Centerville Daily Iowegian - May 21, 2014
The Centerville City Council Monday night at City Hall approved the Centerville Municipal Airport fence project grant application and awarded the project to Camp Creek Fencing based out of Exline for $98,215.75. Camp Creek Fencing was the only company to bid on the project...

Local Government Issues

Utah deer crossings 'successful' but not perfect
Deseret News  - May 27, 2014
KANAB — After a round-trip migration by several thousand deer, a new set of elaborate wildlife crossings under a highway in southern Utah is being labeled a qualified success....
Deer fence started between Blanding, Monticello
San Juan Record  - May 22, 2014
The State of Utah is considering installing miles of wildlife fencing to keep deer off the highway between Monticello and Blanding. Details were discussed at a May 16 meeting of the Utah Transportation Commission, which governs the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)....
County Building Fence Behind Methadone Clinic
WHAG - May 22, 2014
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Little wooden stakes now line the backs of several homes, making the path for a new fence that will be installed behind the new methadone clinic in Everly Plaza. ...

Community Issues

Work begins on Coldstream FC fence
WHAG - May 22, 2014
Coldstream Football Club’s work to create an enclosed ground at Home Park is under way. The frame of an eight-foot high perimeter fence, which will occupy two sides of the pitch, has been erected. ...
Just Ask Us: How does Madison Gas & Electric remove the fences from Lake Monona ice? - May 25, 2014
How does Madison Gas & Electric safely remove the safety fences from the Lake Monona ice? Each winter MGE contracts with Reynolds Transfer and Storage Inc. to place a fence in Lake Monona near its Blount Street power plant....


Caltrain Eyes Razor Wire, Fences To Prevent Future Tagging Of SJ Bridge Known For Vandalism
CBS Local - SF - May 23, 2014
SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — One of the Bay Area’s ugliest bridges just received a facelift. It has a fresh coat of paint, and it looks decent, for now. But graffiti is already creeping in, and soon taggers will be back with a vengeance......
Action sought on Ayer rail-fence issue
Sentinel and Enterprise - May 26, 2014
AYER -- A group of residents and commuters was sending a petition to Boston last week in the hope of resolving the dilemma at the Ayer Commuter Rail Station, thrust into the spotlight on Election Day after a private landowner erected a fence around his property.....


Shakopee Women's Prison to get a fence
KARE-11 - May 20, 2014
SHAKOPEE, Minn - The $1.1 billion package of public works projects awaiting Gov. Mark Dayton's signature includes $5 million for the state's only women's prison. The money would give the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee something it's never had before: a fence.....

Fences and Neighbors

Bad fences upset good neighbours: Fiorito
The Star - May 23, 2014
Caterina Sinopoli lives in a tidy house on a quiet crescent in the north end of the city where the streets are free of litter, the lawns are trim and all the porches have flowers. She was sitting in the backyard with her neighbour, Linda Gargaro, on a recent evening.....
Who pays when fallen tree crushes neighbor’s fence?
Washington Post - May 23, 2014
When we had that mini-tornado almost a year ago that ripped out many of the trees in our neighborhood, I remember you posting an article about who was responsible for a tree falling on a neighbor’s fence.....


At Home Living: Fencing plans include proper permits
Topeka Capital Journal - May 23, 2014
Obtaining the proper permit is one of the first steps a homeowner should take before building a fence. Without one, costly fines and additional headaches can await a homeowner......
At Home Living: Framing your yard with fencing
Topeka Capital Journal - May 23, 2014
The reasons you may have for building a fence or having a professional do it for you can be many – privacy, to keep your animals contained, or just simply be able to stake out a small piece of land to call your own. ....

AG Fencing

Farmer fears traffic catastrophe after cattle fences cut near train line and Barwon Heads Rd
Geelong Advertise  - May 22, 2014
VANDALS are putting lives at risk by repeatedly cutting farm fences at Marshall and letting cattle on to a busy road and train line. ...
Barrier Fence closure
FarmWeekly  - May 23, 2014
YILGARN sheep farmers are breathing a sigh of relief as work to close the Yilgarn Gap in the dog fence commenced on Thursday. The 170 kilometre fence will extend south of Koolyanobbing and east of Southern Cross and is set to be finished by Christmas...

USA/Mexico Border Fence

Indigenous Texans Want UN Support Against Border Fence
Texas Tribune  - May 23, 2014
EL CALABOZ, Texas — Eloisa Tamez remembers the exact day five years ago when she said it took the federal government just 24 hours to seize and plow through a parcel of land that had been in her Lipan Apache family for generations.....

Weird News

The Tale of the 34-Year-Long Birthday Prank
ABC News - May 23, 2014
In the end, all that remains are our stories. Everything else is impermanent. Even our creations, relationships and achievements are meaningless unless they're glued to the context of a memory...

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