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New product protects fences from extreme weather
Daily Echo - Sep 9, 2014
FenceFins, invented by Southampton engineer John Gibbs, are small metal attachments for fence posts, designed to protect them from windy weather and climbing children.. ...
BD Loops to Present Power Training Workshop at Encon Electronics 30th Anniversary Celebration
Press Release - Sep 4, 2014
This Friday and Saturday Encon Electronics is celebrating their 30-year anniversary with a special two-day event. A tradeshow will kick off the celebration on Friday September 12. ...
Senstar Showcases Latest Generation FlexZone Ranging Fence-mounted Sensor At IFSEC Southeast Asia 2014
Source Security - Sep 4, 2014
Senstar, the world’s largest manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) at IFSEC Southeast Asia from September 3-5, is showcasing its latest generation ranging fence-mounted sensor, FlexZone. An innovative technology that enables flexible zoning through software, FlexZone can detect and localise multiple simultaneous intrusions with three meter location accuracy....
Retractable Stainless Steel Bollards Provide Outdoor Power Supply to Various Events
Digital Journal - Sep 4, 2014
Pop Up Power Supplies Ltd provides outdoor power supply solutions to a wide range of outdoor events. The company’sretractable services supply units, In ground power units and retractable bollards provide an efficient electricity supply for any outside event.....

Decking Industry News

Wahoo Decks to Showcase Rockwood Thermally Treated American Hardwood Decking as Part of the SeeThru House at the Fall Atlanta Home Show
The Brooklyn Paper - Sep 5, 2014
Wahoo Decks will feature Rockwood Thermally-Modified American Hardwood decking at the 3,000 square foot SeeThru House built by members of ConsultAHomePro.com. Rockwood's Well-Done Stain Walnut decking is a North American Hardwood that has been thermally-modified to resist adverse effects of an exterior environment...

Local Government Issues

Parks big: Sorry for Red Hook fence snafu
The Brooklyn Paper - Sep 5, 2014
The parks department is playing defense after it cordoned off the waterfront section of a Red Hook Park in the dog days of summer without advance notice.....
Port Authority right to spend $50 million on a GWB suicide fence: Editorial
NJ.com - Sep 5, 2014
The Port Authority has weathered a lot of criticism for its dysfunction in Bridgegate, and some dubious real estate investments. But let’s give credit where it’s due: Officials at the agency absolutely made the right call to spend $50 million on a George Washington Bridge suicide fence.....

Community Issues

Unfenced oil well sites: Menace to public safety?
Norman Transcript - Sep 6, 2014
A 17-year-old had his arm amputated in 2009 after falling from the head of a moving oil well pump jack in Oklahoma City. The teen and a friend had climbed the fence, turned on the jack and attempted to ride it, cowboy style....
Farm fence toppers talk of the town
CTV - Calgary - Sep 3, 2014
A southern Alberta farmer has collected hundreds of hats over the last 25 years and has found a unique way to recycle and display them....

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Conservation group weighs ideas for bighorn sheep fence
Desert Sun - Sep 8, 2014
Construction could start as soon as next summer on an 8-plus mile fence to keep Peninsular bighorn sheep off of La Quinta golf courses and streets. But first, conservations say, they must secure the funding needed to build the fence, which could cost as much as $3.4 million......
Norman Wells to replace dump fence after 8 bears killed
CBC - Sep 4, 2014
The town of Norman Wells, N.W.T., says it's planning to replace the electric fence around the community's landfill after eight bears were shot and killed at the dump this summer.....
Deer to face taller fences in NSL backyards
Standard-Examiner - Sep 4, 2014
NORTH SALT LAKE — Residents here will now have a new means of keeping intrusive deer out of their backyards. City leaders voted Tuesday to amend fencing regulations in residential zones, .....
Electric fence program helps avoid Yellowstone area bear conflicts
Yellowstone Gate - Sep 2, 2014
CODY, WYO. — As the long, hot days of summer give way to cooler fall weather, bears across the greater Yellowstone area begin to binge on every available food source in preparation for winter hibernation....
Feral fence interest 'explodes'
Queensland Country Life - Sep 8, 2014
EXCLUSION fence designs and options have “exploded” in the last eight months, according to Waratah Fencing representative Simon Richardson.....
Report cites support for central western Qld wild dog fence
ABC.net - Sep 8, 2014
A new report says there is wide support for the construction of a multi-shire wild dog barrier fence in Queensland's central west, to control the growing numbers of pests decimating the region's sheep sector.....

Schools

Vilonia Primary School makes improvements with fences, play areas
Log Cabin Democrat - Sep 2, 2014
Security fences, cameras and soft rubber mulch are the topics of discussion at the Vilonia Primary School. Last week, black mulch was going down, closing some of the play areas. ...
New Fountain PS fence planned
Londonderry Sentinel - Sep 8, 2014
Fountain Primary School has applied for permission to build a new fence - similar to that surrounding the recently installed Multi-Use Games Area - to provide a secure area for the pupils. ...

Ultrafence

Consumer/DIY

8 amazing hometalk ideas to fancy up your fence
myfoxphilly - Sep 3, 2014
Fencing plays a starring role in the home decor news these days. Youll see weathered pickets or rugged fence boards ingeniously repurposed as living room wall art or headboards for the bedroom. ...

Fence Disputes

Trustees handle fence dispute
Troy Daily News - Sep 7, 2014
MONROE TOWNSHIP — An on-site meeting to inspect a newly installed fence on Peters Road that has been in dispute between property owners since 2013 is set by the Monroe Township Trustees for 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12. ...
'Fence Viewers' work to ward off neighbourly conflict
CBC - Sep 5, 2014
A fence conveniently divides what’s yours from your neighbours, but they’ve also been known to be the centre of some disputes. Now the municipality of Oliver - Paipoonge has appointed its “fence viewers” - three committee members called in to help when neighbours disagree. ...
Mystery solved! Neighbors erected fence at Laniakea
KITV Honolulu - Sep 5, 2014
For several days now, visitors to Laniakea on Oahu's North Shore have speculated about who's responsible for erecting a nearly 60-foot-long white fence on the ...

Fences and Railroads

City to construct fence along train tracks
Cavalier Daily - Sep 8, 2014
During the summer, the City of Charlottesville announced its plan to construct a fence on the western side of railroad tracks between 14th Street and Rugby Road. The fence was commissioned in 2010 when the City was granted federal funding and was to be completed by the end of the summer, but has since been delayed.. ...
Fence erected around train depot in response to theft
Auburn Villager - Sep 2, 2014
The Industrial Development Board has erected a fence around the historic Auburn Depot on Mitcham Avenue in response to theft of architectural features. Original doorhandles, mail slots, and light fixtures were some of the items stolen at the depot in recent months, according to Megan McGowen, deputy economic development director for the city of Auburn. ...
Another Purple Line Fence Controversy In Chevy Chase
Bethesda Now - Sep 2, 2014
Another backyard fence built in what looks to be the future path of the Purple Line has popped up in Chevy Chase, just as a Montgomery County judge contemplates what to make of a similar case in which a homeowner was slapped with a $500 fine ...

International Borders

Saudi Arabia to build fence on border with Iraq
RT.com - Sep 8, 2014
Saudi Arabia has launched the construction of a high-security five-layered fence on the border with Iraq to protect the country from “infiltrators and smugglers,” according to state media...
Britain to offer NATO summit security fences against migrants
World Bulletin - Sep 6, 2014
Britain is offering to donate 20 km (13 miles) of steel fencing from last week's NATO summit in Wales to help French authorities struggling to control a growing number of illegal immigrants trying to cross the English Channel to Britain....
Delineating borders: The symbolism of the fence in Russia
Russia Beyond the Headlines - Sep 6, 2014
Sergei Medvedev, Professor of the Applied Political Science Department at the Higher School of Economics National Research University, is studying the phenomenology of fences. In the course of his work he has observed that Russians love to close themselves off...

Weird News

Ocean Sunfish Washes up on Washington Coast
ABC News - Sep 5, 2014
A 7-foot ocean sunfish rarely seen in Washington waters recently washed ashore on a beach at Cape Disappointment State Park near the mouth of the Columbia River.....

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