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Industry News

BD Loops and Viking Access Systems are teaming up for a day of education at Jansen Ornamental Supply Company in El Monte, CA
Press Release - May 6, 2014
Josh McDaniel from Viking Access Systems will start the morning off with a product line overview of Viking's high quality, innovative gate operators. Brian Dickson of BD Loops will present "Everything You Need to Know about Loops" ...
Press Release - May 5, 2014
Annandale, MN: Don Schmidt has announced his retirement from Malco Products effective June 26, 2014. Don has been with Malcofor over 42-years where he has held positions as National Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Promotion, V.P. of Sales and Marketing and, for the past 18-years, ...
Solar Powered Gate Operators Available at US Gate Supply
Digital Journal - Press Release - Apr 30, 2014
US Gate Supply has once again recognized the shift that we are seeing in the gate automation industry. More and more homeowners and manufacturers are looking to adopt more environment friendly and unconventional means to power their gate operators....
Rotech releases new HR safety light curtain
Ferret - Press Release - Apr 30, 2014
The new Sentinel HR safety light curtains from Rotech Group Pty Ltd are designed to provide increased safety and security in situations where maximum coverage from a safety beam is required. Multiple beams are spaced so that the total area is covered.....

Decking Industry News

Trex begins making new product taking it beyond outdoor decks
Plastic News - May 5, 2014
Last week Trex Co. Inc. started filling orders for a new alternative to virgin polyethylene that is being manufactured at its facility in Winchester, Va. Unlike Trex, an alternative-wood decking, the initial buyers of the raw material are not in the outdoor products market....
Fiberon Decking Wins Two 2014 Awards for Design Excellence [ADEX]
PRWeb - May 6, 2014
Fiberon Decking has been named a Platinum and Gold Award winner for the 2014 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX). As the largest and most prestigious awards program for design of the last 20 years, ADEX cites products that promote innovation, durability, function, and beauty.....

Fence Contractors

Contractor on Immigrant Fencing Job Wins Appeal
Northern Star - Apr 29, 2014
(CN) - A company that built high-tech fences for an immigration-detention facility in California may still seek payment though it lacks a license there, the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday.....
Long® Fence Fencing Contractor Hits Milestone with 70 Years in Business
PRWeb - May 1, 2014
his month, Long® Fence celebrates its 70th year of doing business. The company has updated its advertising tagline to "quality products and services for 70 years" since hitting the new milestone......
Man Dies In Killer Bee Attack
CBS Local - Houston - May 5, 2014
SAN ANTONIO (CBS Houston) – A man working for a fence company died after the crew hit a nest of killer bees near San Antonio, reports WTKR-TV......

Local Government Issues

8-foot deer fences proposed for Eugene homes
Kansas City Star - May 6, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Planning Commission is considering allowing homes to have fences up to 8 feet high. Why? To keep out deer.....
Pasco to provide workers to fix broken fences
Tri-City Herald - May 6, 2014
The city of Pasco will help residents with rebuilding dilapidated fences running along Interstate 182. The "Surewood" fencing initially installed behind a subdivision has sections missing or areas where graffiti was painted over.....
Disputed Montara fence to be removed
Half Moon Bary Review - May 1, 2014
After a change of heart, San Mateo County officials are now moving forward with plans for the removal of a Montara fence that blocks an ocean view.....
Homeowner blocks rail commuters with fence
Sentinel and Enterprise  - May 4, 2014
AYER -- Commuter rail-riders found a fence blocking their usual path to the rail station this week, after private property owner Phil Berry erected one along the lines of his property in a surprise move over the weekend.....

Community Issues

Controversial Fence Returns to The Memorial Tournament
MyFox28-Columbus - May 4, 2014
DUBLIN (Tom Bosco) -- The biggest names in golf are returning this year for The Memorial Tournament and so is something much less popular: the seven mile-long temporary fence around the border of Muirfield Village. The fence was a point of controversy last year for neighbors, and they haven't warmed up to the idea this year either....
Broken fences make Union County dog park unsafe place to play, regulars say - May 2, 2014
MOUNTAINSIDE — When the Echo Lake Dog Park opened more than a decade ago, it was heralded as the model for a new way for dogs to socialize and exercise. The New York Times called it “a sort of nudist colony for canines,” an oasis where dogs could frolic safely off of their leashes....


Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Idaho ag leader suggests fence to keep wolves in Yellowstone
Capital Press - May 1, 2014
The chairman of Idaho's House Agricultural Affairs Committee is advocating for a fence around Yellowstone National Park to protect surrounding ranchers from wolves..
Predator fence construction to begin on Kauai
KITV - May 1, 2014
The fence will wrap around nearly 2,300 acres from sea level to the Na Pali coast plateaus. It is an effort to keep out what's being called a bombardment of invasive species that include Australian Tree Ferns, pigs and deer...
North Dakota Man Catches Moose Doing Back-Flip Over Fence on Camera
WTVY - VIDEO - May 1, 2014
When Mike Overton went driving west of Ruthville, North Dakota Tuesday, he came across a moose in a field alongside the road. As he drove, the moose started running away...


San Jose airport fences passed inspection three weeks before teen's breach
San Jose Mercury News - May 3, 2014
Three weeks before a teenager climbed a fence at San Jose Mineta International Airport and stowed away in the wheel well of an airliner, the Transportation Security Administration inspected and approved the airport's fence line security.. ...
Congressman calls for pilot study of new airport security technology
Times Herald - May 2, 2014
SAN JOSE -- A Bay Area congressman on Friday called for tougher security standards and a study of technology that could have spotted a teenager climbing a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport and stowing away in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound airliner nearly two weeks ago... ...

Schools and Fences

City Beat: School’s fence makes bad neighbor
SacBee - May 5, 2014
The fence around the Merryhill School in midtown doesn’t look right. It’s a little ugly. Even worse, it blocks the view of the old Newton Booth School building,..
Wauconda High football fans happy taller fence won"t be installed
Daily Herald - May 3, 2014
Wauconda residents whose homes abut the local high school's football stadium are celebrating the District 118 school board's promise not to double the height of a section of fence around the field...


How to build a Fence Gate on the cheap
ChicagoNow (blog) - May 4, 2014
The other day I decided to take a crack at fixing the gate between my deck and the side fence in my yard. Technically there isn't much need for a gate here but as Previous Owner had one, I figured maybe there is a reason. ...

US/Mexico Border Fence

Behind border fence, woman deals with rising crime
Brownsville Herald - May 4, 2014
Among the thick brush on the American bank of the Rio Grande just south of the Santa Rosalia Cemetery, there is a concrete slab clearly visible from the dirt road frequented by U.S. Border Patrol vehicles....
A Virtual Fence: The next line of border security?
KGUN9-TV - May 4, 2014
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A company developing what could be the next line of border surveillance demonstrated its technology. ...

Weird News

Hero Cats Save Their Owners' Lives
Huffington Post - May 3, 2014
Finally, some proof that cats aren't total jerks who don't care about their owners. Early last month, a Portland woman said her cat saved her life when a fire broke out in her mobile home. The brave pussy meowed until the woman woke up and realized her home was ablaze, according to KGW. She and the kitten made it out safely....

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