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RATCHET UP EFFICIENCY
Press Release - Oct 13, 2014
A new Malco RRW6 Offset Ratcheting Box Wrench is ideal for installing or removing fasteners at chain link fence hook-up points. This compact, lightweight wrench provides easy fastener access and two-way ratcheting action, with an effortless handle-swing motion...
BDLoops -- Celebrating 30 Years with Encon Electronics
Press Release - Oct 13, 2014
BD Loops recently headed to Northern California to celebrate Encon’s 30 year anniversary. The celebration began with a special tradeshow was well attended and featured power training seminars, a BBQ lunch, and fun games and prizes....
Premier Fence Plans To Build Canton, Massachusetts, Manufacturing Facility
Banker and Tradesman - Oct 8, 2014
Premier Fence, a company that installs and sells fencing, decking, and outdoor living products, will utilized MassDevelopment bonds to build a production facility off of Route 138 in Canton, Massachusetts. The new facility will include factory, office, and showroom space....

Decking Industry News

TrexPro(R) Professional Building Services Honored With Professional Remodeler Design Award
CNN.com - Oct 8, 2014
New England TrexPro® Platinum contractor Professional Building Services has earned national recognition as a winner in the 2014 Professional Remodeler Design Awards competition. The awards program recognizes the best remodeling projects across the country in 22 categories, including outdoor living under $100,000 where the New Hampshire-based company....
Fiberon Teams Up with Taiga Building Products
Digital Journal - Press Release - Oct 7, 2014
In partnership with Taiga Building Products, Fiberon Decking will expand its distribution in the California market. Taiga Building Products is a leading wholesale distributor for building materials. With an eye on the most cost-effective solutions for their customers, Taiga Building Products consistently looks for new ways to provide stellar customer services....

Fence Contractors in the News

Post hole driver is stolen
Gippsland Times  - Oct 12, 2014
A HEYFIELD businessman is offering a reward for information that leads to the return of the post driver, which was stolen from his tractor....

Local Government Issues

Wyomissing zoners halt plans for controversial fence around high school field
TWC News  - Oct 12, 2014
WYOMISSING, Pa. - Controversial plans for a fence surrounding the Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School's football field have been shut down for now. Zoning hearing board members voted unanimously on Wednesday to deny the "Spartan Pride Stadium" fence permit, thus upholding a zoning officer's previous denial....
Coastal Commission made right call on Ontario Ridge fences
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - Oct 8, 2014
The fences are finally coming down on Ontario Ridge, and we offer generous handfuls of trail mix and bouquets of wildflowers to all who had a hand in this blessed event...
MnDOT asking for natural snow fences
KIMT - Oct 9, 2014
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are hoping farmers can help them keep area roadways safer this winter. ...
Fences going up where two have fallen to their deaths at Kaaterskill Falls in Greene County
Daily Freeman - Oct 8, 2014
HAINES FALLS >> The installation of fencing at the Kaaterskill Falls is a good start toward addressing safety concerns at the popular hiking site where two women died in separate accidents earlier this summer, the town of Hunter supervisor said Wednesday. ...

Fence Laws

New Fences laws
Lexology  - Oct 10, 2014
United Kingdom -- Significant changes to the Fences Actt 1968 (VIC) came into operation on 22 September 2014. The amendments provide greater certainty for adjoining property owners and more detailed procedures for undertaking fencing works. ...

Community Issues

Guilford County Non-Profit Helps Families Find Fences for Dogs
TWC News  - Oct 12, 2014
GREENSBORO—A new non-profit in Guilford County is helping less fortunate families improve the lives of their dogs. Unchain Guilford formed after county commissioners passed an ordinance last year banning unattended backyard dog tethering....
Oldest City cemetery needs new fence
News4jax  - Oct 9, 2014
One of the oldest cemeteries in America is trying to keep its history alive, but the decades-old fence that protects the graveyard is falling apart. A preservation group is soliciting financial support for a replacement fence around the St. Augustine's Tolomato Cemetery, which opened in the late 1700s.....
More fencing sought for Emond Park
Ottawa East News  - Oct 9, 2014
Emond Park could get fenced-in if members of the surrounding community get their way. Parents using the Vanier park have raised some concern surrounding the safety of the park, which does not have fencing at the corner of Emond Street and Deschamps Avenue. The answer is simple for parents: add more fencing.....

AG Fencing

Tips for cattle fencing
Irish Farmers Journal  - Oct 12, 2014
Paul Mooney speaks to Robert Birney, fencing manager of FRS Fencing for some tips on good cattle fencing.*....

Art and Fences

Unlikely muralist creates works of art on fences
Lexology  - Oct 10, 2014
Vancouver military veteran, with no training as an artist, finds purpose, peace by picking up cans of spray paint ...

Fences and Neighbors

Man jailed for waging "war" on his neighbour because he was angry about a fence
Leicester Mercury  - Oct 9, 2014
A man has been jailed for engaging in an on-going “war” with his next door neighbour – because he was angry the victim erected a fence between their back gardens. ...
Neighbours at war over driveway fence
Yahoo News AU  - Oct 8, 2014
Neighbours at war over driveway fence. Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd October 8, 2014, 6:44 pm. A bizarre dispute has two wealthy Brighton neighbours at war. Michael . ...

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Wildlife damage to planes: $187 million
Herald Net - Oct 12, 2014
The animal that came moseying along the runway that morning was a modest-sized beast for a black bear: about five feet from snout to tail and a couple of hundred pounds...
Wildlife strikes and the impact on aviation
K-State Collegian - Oct 12, 2014
Jan. 15, 2009 was a day that changed the aviation world forever. U.S. Airways flight 1549, with service from New York’s Laguardia Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, departed LaGuardia at 3:25 p.m. Shortly after takeoff, the crew heard a loud noise and lost power to both engines...
A PATH FOR PRONGHORNS
The Billings Gazette - Oct 9, 2014
Fences are meant to keep animals in or out, not to let them through. But a unique partnership has been forged specifically to help pronghorns crawl under fences outside Yellowstone National Park’s North Entrance along their migration route to the Paradise Valley, a historic winter range..

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Consumer/DIY

Kentwood family awaits $4,200+ Home Depot refund following incomplete fence job
Fox17Online  - Oct 10, 2014
KENTWOOD, Mich. — Cherie Nauta and her family made it through the July 6th tornado unharmed. “We’re very fortunate, but it was also very unexpected and devastating given that it’s your first time you go through something like that,” Nauta said....

Weird News

Woman uses flamethrower to torch garden weeds but fire spreads to fence, tree and telegraph pole
The Northern Echo - Oct 13, 2014
A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish....

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