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Industry News

Linear Appoints Veteran Tom Cummiskey To Head Global Sales
Press Release - Sep 15, 2014
Carlsbad, CA - September 15, 2014 - Linear LLC, a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK) and leader in the security and home automation markets, today announced the appointment of industry executive Tom Cummiskey as senior vice president of global sales...
Get Loop Training at CODA in Sacramento
Press Release - Sep 14, 2014
BD Loops is looking forward to presenting a 1 hour version of our popular "Everything You Need to Know about Loops" seminar at CODA’s upcoming 31st Annual Trade Show in Sacramento...
A-Plant finds demand for acoustic fencing
The Construction Index - Sep 11, 2014
The Acoustic Quilts, which act as a noise barrier, are suspended from fencing products to reduce noise by up to 26dB.Manufactured by Raven Group they are simple to erect, A-Plant says, as they are lightweight and transportable. They are also fire-resistant and weatherproof....
InventHelp Client's Tool Allows For Easier, More Accurate and Safer Fence-Building (TOR-9150)
PRWeb - Sep 13, 2014
PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 "I wanted to streamline the process of building a fence," said an inventor from Oakville, Ontario, Canada, "so I designed and developed a tool that meets this need."...
Modified Fence/Barrier Offers More Privacy - Designed by InventHelp Client (MTN-1859)
PRWeb - Sep 3, 2014
While living in a house in Maryland an inventor from New York, N.Y., thought that it would be convenient to be able to make a yard more private when desired. He decided to pursue the realization of this idea....

Industry News

Trex Company Donates Decking to Warrior Transition Home
CNNMoney - Sep 16, 2014
In its ongoing commitment to supporting U.S. military personnel, Trex, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, has donated its high-performance decking products to Global Training Ministries' warrior transition home in Indianapolis...
Decking alternatives making inroads in Australian market, but attitudes to composite products remain unchanged
Architecture and Design - Sep 9, 2014
Alternative decking boards -alternative to traditional timber decks, that is - now make up 50 per cent of some areas in the American decking market, and one commentator says Australia will follow suit. ...

Local Government Issues

New fencing for town’s field may cost $16,000 to $18,000
The TandD  - Sep 10, 2014
The town of Neeses hopes to secure additional funding to help pay for new fencing at Joe Headden Field, Councilman Kenneth Gleaton reported at the September town council meeting. “We are still getting estimates ... . The cost will probably be between $16,000 and $18,000,” he said. “Then we’ll need to secure funding. We have some money, and we will apply for a grant.”.....
Council Passes Multi-Sports Complex Fences And Imagine Durant Resolution
KTEN  - Sep 10, 2014
DURANT, OK -- The Durant Multi-Sports Complex will soon get some new fences, and the city has a new visioning group. Tonight, the City Council approved advertising bids to fence off the soccer fields, which a supporter says could cost $20,000......
City councillors fence over height restrictions
Oceanside Star - Sep 11, 2014
City staff will look into height restrictions for fences situated near or on retaining walls. Last May, Humphrey Road residents told council a 5-1/2-foot fence.....

Community Issues

North Shore resident speaks out about Laniakea fence
KITV - Sep 15, 2014
Nearly two weeks ago, a fence was built to block one of the entrances to the area. A resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells KITV4 News the community got together and put the fence up for their safety....
Couple's fence carries political message - Sep 15, 2014
It is a fence of many colours and never more so than during an election campaign. The fence on the corner of High and Lee streets in Blenheim is the equivalent of a community noticeboard, and that's the way the Lane family like it. But you have to ask first before putting your billboard up on their fence.....
Fence finished for Katie's Krops
ABC NEWS 4 - Sep 12, 2014
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- A $13,000 fence is now in place to help fight hunger in the Lowcountry. Katie's Krops, a nonprofit that donates locally grown produce to feed those in need, was struggling to keep deer and thieves from taking vegetables and supplies from its garden,...
YWCA raises funds for 'unscalable fence' at shelter
Tennessean - Sep 12, 2014
Four to five times a year, the Weaver Domestic Violence Center goes on "alert" to prevent an abuser from entering the premises to harm one or more of the women and children sheltered there......

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Vandals do $30,000 in damage to fences south of Reno
Reno Gazette Journal  - Sep 15, 2014
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office asks for the public's help in finding who did $30,000 in damage to fencing in the Virginia Foothills area south of Reno in the last week....

Fence Disputes

Norridgewock couple sues New Balance about fence
Central Maine  - Sep 13, 2014
NORRIDGEWOCK — A Depot Street couple is suing athletic shoe manufacturer New Balance about the construction of a fence separating their property from the New Balance factory, saying the company is discriminating against them because of a large dog kennel they run out on their property. ...

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

New Fences Keep Cattle In, But Allow Elk & Wildlife to Move Freely
USDA News - Sep 11, 2014
Long-time rancher John Nunn’s land is near a route where pronghorn migrate. His ranch is surrounded by woven fences, and although the pronghorn can sometimes find a way through, he wanted to ease access for them. ...
Coachella Valley leaders: Will bighorn fence work?
Desert Sun - Sep 11, 2014
Coachella Valley officials are not convinced that spending several million dollars on a fence along the mountainside in La Quinta will actually keep Peninsular bighorn sheep safe.....
Using electric fencing to kill wild animals on the rise in Goa
Times of India - Sep 14, 2014
KERI: Cases of killing wild animals by using electricity current are on the rise in Goa under the garb of protecting agriculture and horticulture. If the government fails to exercise a check on these illegalities, it will also prove fatal for human beings......

Fences and Railroads

Watchdog suggests fencing rail tracks to stop accidents
bdnews24. - Sep 14, 2014
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Railways made the recommendation on Sunday, three days after four people were killed when they were caught between two trains in Dhaka's Karwan Bazar. ...
Railways refuse to fund fencing, underpasses for lions
Times of India - Sep 14, 2014
AHMEDABAD: Despite the death of six lions on train tracks linking Pipavav with Rajula, the railway authorities have refused to provide funds for projects aimed at saving the big cats from accidental death. Not only that, they have even refused to reduce the speed of trains in areas where the lion population is concentrated. ...



A Strong Fence: GHS builders enhance campus green space
Gering Citizen - Sep 11, 2014
A little sweat on the brow and callous on the hands of Gering High School students is helping to enhance a section of the school campus. f. ...

International Borders

Morocco and Algeria build separation fences along their borders
Middle East Monitor - Sep 9, 2014
Morocco and Algeria are commemorating the 20th anniversary of closing their common border by building separation walls....

Weird News

Window With Wasp Nest Boasts Killer View
Huffington Post - Sep 13, 2014
Who needs sweeping views of downtown when you can look inside a wasp nest? A video posted to YouTube Sept. 13 appears to show a nest constructed in a manner that gives the home's occupant a cross-section view of the bustling colony.....

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