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Industry News

FENCETECH 2015 Attendee Registration is now Open!
Press Release - Oct 1, 2014
Exciting news, registration is now open for Attendee Registration* for FENCETECH 2015! FENCETECH brings together the fence, and access control industry's leading manufacturers, distributors and contractors all together in one place!!...
Security Brands Introduces ASCENT X1 Cellular-Based Access Control System
Press Release - Oct 1, 2014
Ascent X1 is the most versatile and convenient cellular-based access control system on the market. Use the keypad or call button on Ascent X1 to activate your gate, or use your own phone to call in or text commands from anywhere in the world.....
LiftMaster Launches First Internet-Connected MyQ® Commercial Door Operator
PRNewswire - Oct 2, 2014
LiftMaster®, the nation's leading manufacturer of commercial door operators, is making it even easier to ensure commercial facilities are secure with new LiftMaster Logic 5.0 Commercial Door Operators. Available this October, .....
Encon Celebrates 30 Years with Successful Trade Show
Press Release - Oct 1, 2014
September 12th, leading access control distributer Encon Electronics held its first Trade Show at their offices in Hayward, California. Over 200 people attended the event that revolved around its 30th Anniversary. ....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Strikes Havana Gold
MarketWatch - Oct 2, 2014
Building on its already colorful array of decking and railing options, Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative outdoor living products, has struck "gold" with its latest decking shade...
U.S. demand for decking materials expected to reach 3.5 billion lineal feet in 2018
Plastics Today - Oct 2, 2014
Demand in the United States for decking is forecast to rise 2.4% per year through 2018 to 3.5 billion lineal feet, valued at $6.5 billion, according to The Freedonia Group....

Local Government Issues

New Orleans Sues Amtrak Over Fence Plans
Courthouse News - Oct 1, 2014
NEW ORLEANS (CN) - The city filed a restraining order in state court in an attempt to stop Amtrak's installation of a "prison-style" fence it says would slice through and stifle the heart of a new and burgeoning retail corridor. The lawsuit came after the rail company ignored the city's two previous demands it stop. ...
Fencing goes up at Kaaterskill Falls
The Daily Mail - Oct 5, 2014
In light of the recent fatal accidents at Kaaterskill Falls in the town of Hunter, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has begun installing split-rail fencing at various parts of the popular tourist destination. ...
Yarmouth selectmen to urge Rail Trail fence
Wicked Local Yarmouth - Oct 5, 2014
YARMOUTH - The Board of Selectmen has voted to send a letter to a number of state officials and agencies, on behalf of a group of neighbors of the proposed extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The letter will protest the decision to eliminate a planned stockade fence along Beacon Street, and suggest the inclusion of a chain-link fence in its place. ...

Community Issues

Chain link fence removed at Lee Park, allowing access to Wilcox Lake
Progress Index - Oct 5, 2014
PETERSBURG — The chain link fence that blocked access to Wilcox Lake in Lee Memorial Park is gone. Thanks to the joint efforts of The Willcox Watershed Conservancy (WWC) and the City of Petersburg, citizens now can use the lake for fishing (license required) and for non-motorized boats and canoes. ...
Fence put up at Button Common to ward off travellers
Brentwood Gazette - Oct 5, 2014
THE parish council of a village previously blighted by travellers has moved to protect its land by agreeing to put up double fencing and a metal barrier. ...

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Fence could cost millions of dollars
KESQ - Oct 6, 2014
Wildlife agencies are demanding that La Quinta and the Coachella Valley Conservation Commission build a fence to keep bighorn sheep in the mountains. News Channel 3 first reported back in March that the fence would have to be built in 2 years ...
Installing wildlife-friendly fence south of Emigrant, Montana
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Oct 5, 2014
Volunteers with the National Park Conservation Association remove old fencing and install wildlife-friendly fence between the Carbella Recreation Site and Tom Miner Road south of Emigrant, Montana, on Oct. 3, 2014. ...
Worried Children Look On As Elk Freed From Barbed-Wire Fence
CBS Local - Denver - Oct 5, 2014
CASTLE PINES, Colo. (cbs4) – A bull elk caught in 40 feet of barbed wire was freed Saturday afternoon after being stuck for hours near Castle Pines.. ...
Exclusion fencing vital to relocation success - Oct 3, 2014
The successful reintroduction of brushtail possums to the Wheatbelt has been attributed to a habitat free from foxes, feral cats and other possums, with plenty of tree hollows and rock crevices...
Barcaldine chooses cluster fencing over a multi-shire wild dog fence to control pests - Rural - Oct 3, 2014
After intense community consultation and plenty of impassioned debate, the Barcaldine Regional Council in central Queensland, has decided not to support a multi-shire wild dog control fence.....
Ranchers seek halt to fencing intended to protect mouse
Albuquerque Journal - Oct 1, 2014
A consortium of New Mexico ranchers has filed a motion for a temporary restraining order in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque in an effort to keep the U.S. Forest Service from fencing off riparian areas in the Lincoln and Santa Fe national forests to protect the habitat of the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse....


Fence Tampered With at Bradley Airport: Police
NBC Connecticut - Oct 2, 2014
State police are investigating after a maintenance worker at Bradley International Airport noticed that a chain link fence had been tampered with. ...

Stolen Fences

Kilometre of fence, four trees stolen at Lockwood
Bendigo Advertiser  - Oct 3, 2014
THIEVES have stolen more than a kilometre of wire fencing from a property at Lockwood. The ringlock fence, worth about $5000, had been set up around the vacant land on South Shelbourne Road, formerly Bradfords Road, owned by Ron Hallawell. ...
Boxes of fence sections reported stolen from Summit porch - Independent Press  - Oct 2, 2014
SUMMIT —Police are investigating the theft of two large boxes containing 10 square fence sections from the front porch of a Fernwood Road residence sometime between 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 and 11 a.m. on Sept. 20. The report was filed on Sept. 27. ...
ID of fence thief sought
The State  - Sep 30, 2014
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — Richland County authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man caught on video taking fencing materials from a Blythewood property.. ...
Highway Robbery! 9km Of Fence Stolen From Roadway In Less Than Three Years
Jamaica-Gleaner  - Oct 2, 2014
Criminals have made off with more than nine kilometres of fence along Highway 2000 since January 2012. Ivan Anderson, managing director of the National Road Operating and Construction Company (NROCC), told a parliamentary committee that the issue is causing headache for the highway developers. ...


Dover to install higher catch fence for 2015 NASCAR season
Sporting News Journal - Sep 30, 2014
DOVER, Del. — Dover International Speedway started work Monday on a new catch fence that will be installed in time for the 2015 NASCAR season. ...


Pool Safety

Gate for pool fencing to be added, barbed wire remains
Reno Gazette Journal - Oct 5, 2014
The Mason Valley Pool General Improvement District Board has decided what it is doing with fencing for the park owned by the district that surrounds the park at the corner of Pearl and Nevada streets. ...

Weird News

Woman uses flamethrower to torch garden weeds but fire spreads to fence, tree and telegraph pole
The Northern Echo - Oct 2, 2014
A WOMAN using a flamethrower to torch garden weeds was left red-faced after the fire spread to a fence, tree and telegraph pole....

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