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Industry News

Introducing RIDGE LT — Battery-Powered Wireless Access Control System
Press Release  - Nov 2, 2014
Ridge LT is an exterior grade wireless access control device that utilizes the transmitter output of many popular wireless transmitter/receiver systems. You simply install the unit at the location, pairing the included transmitter output to the receiver being used for the operation of the gate operator or other device...
At Winter Resort, RFID Goes Downhill
RFID Journal  - Oct 29, 2014
Oct 29, 2014—Glissades des Pays d'en Haut, a sledding and snow-tubing resort located in Quebec, Canada, is employing passive EPC ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID tags to identify when the large, round multi-passenger "tornado" sleds head down the snow-covered slopes...

Decking Indutry News

SUS: Demand for wood-plastic composites forecast to grow in the next years
PRWeb  - Nov 3, 2014
Woodplastic and plastic decking is forecast to have the strongest market growth over the next four years, but wood will remain the main material on US decks, according to market research company Freedonia's latest market outlook (Wood & Competitive Decking, Study)...
TimberTech®'s Earthwood Evolutions® Legacy Collection Introduces Ashwood, a Rustic and Natural Gray Color
PR Newswire  - Oct 29, 2014
TimberTech, a world leader in alternative decking and railing, follows up on the huge success of its Legacy Collection, introduced in early 2014, with a new, warm gray color called Ashwood. The subtle, earthy and aged look of Ashwood mimics the look of hand-hewn lumber . ...
John Schwaikert of Winsted, CT, Wins $25,000 in TimberTech® Deck Products in the This Old House "Great TOH Giveaway" Sweepstakes
PRWeb  - Nov 3, 2014
TimberTech announced today that John Schwaikert of Winsted, Connecticut will soon have the deck of his dreams as the decking winner in "The Great TOH Giveaway" Sweepstakes. The contest, which ran from July 1 – Sept. 2, 2014, was featured in This Old House Magazine and at www.thisoldhouse.com. ...

Fence Contractors

San Luis Obispo County's Coast Fence Expands to Los Osos, CA
PRWeb  - Oct 31, 2014
Los Osos, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 Coast Fence has been serving the Central Coast of California since 1998, specializing in a broad range of fence styles from chain link to wood, vinyl and everything in between....
Mossy Oak Fence Establishes Melbourne Florida Location With The Purchase Of Atlantic Fence
Digital Journal  - Oct 31, 2014
Mossy Oak Fence establishes a fence office location in Melbourne Florida with their purchase of the Atlantic Fence Company. Continued operations from this location will allow Mossy Oak to serve the fencing needs of Brevard County residents and businesses...

Local Government Issues

DOT to install a fence on Victory Bridge to stop suicide jumpers
The Star-Ledger  - Nov 4, 2014
PERTH AMBOY – After 23 suicides in 10 years, the New Jersey Department of Transportation this month will install a barrier fence on the Victory Bridge in an effort to keep people from jumping, according to Perth Amboy Mayor....
City sets date to remove illegal Sacramento River fences
NEW-10  - Oct 31, 2014
SACRAMENTO - Property owners on two Pocket-area cul-de-sacs are being notified that fences erected on city property five years ago to block access to the Sacramento River will be removed on Nov. 10.....
County Approves Permanent Fencing in Isla Vista
Independent - Oct 31, 2014
The County Planning Commission voted unanimously this week to install a 4.5-foot-high, 1,400-foot-long fence along a section of the Isla Vista bluffs and to look at extending the fence further west in the near future. The fencing — wooden poles covered with chain link material ....

AG Fencing

Virtual fencing could lead to a farm with no fences and the 'holy grail' of grazing management
KING=% - Oct 28, 2014
University of New England junior researcher Zac Economou says his research in to virtual fencing is utilising some commonly-used tech to create a fenceless farm....
Fence in cattle
Calgary Herald (letter) - Oct 28, 2014
The landowners and their cattle are feeling threatened by bears. The landowners are living in the country where bears and other predators live. The bears and other predators do not have a choice where to live....

Schools

Marysville fence becomes place of remembrance for shooting victims
KING=% - Oct 28, 2014
MARYSVILLE, Wash. - The memorial at Marysville-Pilchuck High School continues to grow. The fence line outside the school has become a place of mourning and remembrance for a student body that's hurting....
McCrory Gardens builds fence to protect against vandalism
KING=% - Oct 28, 2014
McCrory Gardens has always been owned and operated by SDSU. It has been around for 50 years and was developed as a horticulture garden and arboretum. Until now, the garden has been unfenced and free to the public. A fence is currently being installed around the garden...

Ultrafence

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Mayor vetoes ban on spiked fences; effort was designed to save city moose
KTUU  - Oct 31, 2014
Mayor Dan Sullivan has vetoed an ordinance approved by the Anchorage Assembly last week that would ban new palisade fences in town, in an effort to prevent moose from being impaled on their spikes......
Parks fences off crocodile nests
PSNews - Nov 3, 2014
The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) has separated Ord River crocodile nesting sites from wandering cattle with a new 20km fence......

Airports

Plane gets stuck in O’Hare fencing
WGN - Oct 29, 2014
A plane attempting to depart from Chicago’s O’Hare airport became stuck in a fence near the gate Tuesday night.....

Railroads

Fence to Stop Students from Cutting Across Railroad Track at UVA Corner
NBC-29 - Oct 29, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) - A fence is going up - and coming down - along the railroad tracks that run through the University of Virginia corner. The city of Charlottesville's fencing project is supposed to stop the flow of students cutting across the tracks to get around.....
Mayor wants fence after teen's death
Stuff.co.nz - Oct 30, 2014
Waitomo's mayor is demanding KiwiRail erect a safety fence along Te Kuiti's main trunk line to prevent pedestrians crossing the tracks and stepping into the paths of oncoming trains.....

Weird News

Oops: UN Head Means Austria, Thanks Australia
ABC News - Nov 3, 2014
It was clearly a slip of the tongue, but many Austrians will not be amused because they hear it all too often: Expressing his gratitude for the hosting of a major conference in Vienna, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon offered his thanks to — Australia.....

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