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NILES EXPANDED METALS & PLASTICS ACQUIRES METALSPAND, INC.
Press Release  - Nov 11, 2014
"NILES, OH – November 11, 2014 – Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics is proud to announce the acquisition of a new and second expanded metal manufacturing center at MetalSpand in Waurika, Oklahoma. Niles gained operational control of MetalSpand, Inc. on October 27. This new location will be operating as MetalSpand by Niles....
DANUSER INTRODUCES NEW PALLET FORKS & MULTI-PURPOSE GRAPPLE OPTION
Press Release  - Nov 11, 2014
Danuser is proud to introduce the Multi-Purpose Grapple as the newest accessory to the Danuser Pallet Fork line Heavy-duty rail style frame supports up to 6000 lbs Tine length of 48” with 3500 lbs. or 5500 lbs. capacity...
InventHelp® Client Designs Reliable Fence Security (BHA-2328)
PRWeb  - Nov 6, 2014
"Intrusion and burglaries are on the rise in many places," said one of two inventors from Phenix City, Ala., "so we were concerned about how to protect a home in a reliable manner." The inventor claims that the idea for the patent-pending RUN AROUND ALARM SYSTEM came to her in a dream. ...
Eagle Manufacturing to expand Brooke operations
WCHS-TV  - Nov 10, 2014
WELLSBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- Eagle Manufacturing is expanding its operations in Brooke County. The company plans to open a new metal fabrication department at the former Pillsbury Co. building in Wellsburg. An expansion of the company's plastics warehouse also is planned....

Decking Industry News

Alternative Decking to Jump 10% Per Year
Building-Products.com  - Nov 10, 2014
(Nov. 10, 2014) U.S. demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber is expected to increase more than 10% annually to $8.4 billion in 2018, consuming nearly 4 billion lbs. of plastic, according to a new Freedonia Group report....
Research report confirms building code compliance for NyloPorch
Plastics Today  - Nov 10, 2014
Building materials manufacturer NyloBoard, LLC, announced it has received its Code Compliance Research Report (CCRR) 0183 from Architectural Testing Inc. for NyloPorch, its new tongue and groove (T&G) porch board developed for porch floor applications. NyloBoard's composite building materials products are made using 100% recycled carpet fiber and contain no wood or PVC....

Fence Contractors

Lamoille Fencing donates to Boys & Girls Club
Elko Daily  - Nov 8, 2014
ELKO — The Lamoille Fence Company recently donated fence to put around the Boys & Girls Club’s new playground (playground donated by NV Energy), which will improve safety while the children are participating in recreation activities outdoors......
What happened to Rigo’s Fence Company? An altar and unanswered questions fill the spot left behind by a Highland Park business
The Eastsider LA  - Nov 8, 2014
Highland Park – Street memorials are not all that uncommon in Los Angeles. .....

Local Government Issues

Fencing help offered to fire victims
Wenatchee World  - Nov 4, 2014
OKANOGAN — Farmers and ranchers who lost fencing in the Carlton Complex Fires can apply for help to repair it through the Farm Service Agency.......
Installation of fencing begins on Victory Bridge
MyCentralJersey.com - Nov 10, 2014
PERTH AMBOY – Work began Monday on the installation of a barrier fence along the Victory Bridge, the scene of numerous suicides and attempted suicides in recent years.......
Extensive fencing ruining ‘natural’ feel of Calgary’s Britannia Slopes: residents
Radio World  - Nov 4, 2014
Hundreds of metres of fencing erected throughout Britannia Slopes has area residents fuming and organizing to demand the city revise its redesign for the largely off-leash area along the Elbow River. ...
Fence Fine for Alaska AM Upheld
Radio World  - Nov 4, 2014
A $5,600 fence-related fine against Alaska Integrated Media has progressed to a forfeiture order. The owner of the former KOAN(AM), Anchorage, Alaska was originally penalized $7,000 in 2012 for not having a locked fence around its tower. ...

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Baffling veto spares Anchorage's moose-impaling fences
Alaska Dispatch  - Nov 4, 2014
I wouldn’t want to be Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan’s dog. Sullivan recently vetoed a common-sense amendment to Anchorage’s municipal code that would have prohibited new metal palisade fences, the spear-tipped fences associated with horror movie mansions.......
Elk Rescued From Fence In Routt County
Alaska Dispatch  - Nov 4, 2014
ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- An elk was rescued and returned to the wild after it was found caught in a wire fence. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manager Jim Haskins, along with a Routt County Sheriff’s deputy, found the yearling elk tangled in a smooth wire fence.......
Wily coyote slips through new Sydney airport fence
TheChronicleHerald.ca  - Nov 7, 2014
SYDNEY — Despite a brand-new fence and daily wildlife checks, a wily coyote somehow managed to get onto a runway at the JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport on Tuesday, delaying a takeoff by about five minutes....

AG Fencing

Fence set up to separate crocodiles from cattle in the Kimberley to be extended
ABC.net  - Nov 4, 2014
A fence designed to separate cattle and crocodiles in the Kimberley is proving a success and has been extended in time for this year's croc-breeding season......
Wild dogs: Is fencing the answer?
Beef Central  - Nov 7, 2014
Australia’s national wild dog coordinator Greg Mifsud admits to feeling disappointed that many northern sheep producers now feel that the only way they can stay in the industry is to build expensive predator-proof fences around their properties......
Solar powered electric fences to be installed in Armenian provinces
Panarmenian  - Nov 7, 2014
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), together with its General Partner VivaCell-MTS, will be implementing a new initiative within the framework of the joint Alternative Energy Project....

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Neighbors

KC neighbors sparring over fence dispute
Fox4KC.com  - Nov 6, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The old adage is “good fences make for good neighbors.” But that’s not the case if one neighbor puts up a fence on property the other neighbor thinks is theirs....
Strong Fences Don't Build Good Neighbors: Mount Carmel BMA serves warrant for violation
Therogersvillereview  - Nov 6, 2014
MOUNT CARMEL?— The person who said strong fences build good neighbors, might not have lived in Mount Carmel.....

Stolen Fences

Antique iron fence stolen from Vineland historical society
Press of Atlantic City  - Nov 7, 2014
Antique iron fencing belonging to the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society was stolen from the grounds of the 7th Street property, Vineland police said....
40 strong gang steal Doncaster fence and set it on fire
Doncaster Free Press  - Nov 7, 2014
APolice in Doncaster are investigating a suspected arson following reports a fence was stolen and set alight...

Railroads

Police investigating missing section in new Corner railroad fence
Cavalier Daily - Nov 5, 2014
A section of the newly built fence enclosing the railroad tracks between 15th street and a private parking lot on the Corner has gone missing. Charlottesville Police Lieut. Stephen Upman said police trying to figure out what happened to the missing section of fence....

International

These 14 walls continue to separate the world
Washington Post - Nov 11, 2014
On Sunday, more than 100,000 Germans gathered in Berlin for a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Speaking at a memorial center, Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “We can change things for the better — that is the message of the fall of the Berlin Wall."....

Weird News

Man Dumps Wife's Corvette Into River During Divorce, Cops Say
ABC News - Nov 10, 2014
A man going through a divorce sent the red Corvette his wife drives plunging into a river, triggering a search for a possible victim inside, police said....

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