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Industry News

CertainTeed® EverNew® Vinyl Railing Systems Now Available Across Canada
Press Release Apr 10, 2015
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed is pleased to announce its popular EverNew® vinyl railing systems are now available across Canada. The Oxford and Kingston vinyl railing systems that U.S. homeowners have enjoyed for years have received third party evaluation reports showing compliance with the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) ...
Fence Dynamics Launches Franchise Program
MarketWired - Press Release Apr 8, 2015
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL--(Marketwired - April 08, 2015) - Fence Dynamics, a custom-fencing contractor providing commercial, residential and industrial fencing solutions, announced today its plans to expand through franchising. ...
Ontario Parking Systems Ltd. Announce New Pay-On-Foot Stations to Complement Barrier Gate Operators
PR.com - Press Release Apr 8, 2015
Toronto, Canada, April 08, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Ontario Parking Systems has announced new, easy to use pay-on-foot stations for Toronto, Mississauga and GTA customers for their parking or traffic control setup. ...
SD&I Fast50 #3: PSG Returns to the Fast50
SecurityInfoWatch Apr 8, 2015
Perimeter Security Group LLC of Coeur d'Alene, Id., is no one-trick pony. They are back again in the Top 5 of the Fast 50. PSG has been growing at an amazing rate - with a nearly 260-percent three-year growth rate, including a 26 percent jump in 2014. ...

Decking Industry News

Decking Samples From Trex(R) Now Available for Purchase Online
CNN.com/Money Apr 7, 2015
Seeing is believing, which is why Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has expanded its website with a new online sample fulfillment program that enables consumers to quickly and easily obtain and compare samples of Trex composite decking. ...
Fiberon Announces New Five-Year Limited Labor Warranty
PR.web Apr 7, 2015
Homeowners and professional builders have another great reason to work with Fiberon: a new five-year limited labor warranty. Available only through FiberPRO Select and Premier contractors, this exclusive residential warranty ensures protection above and beyond Fiberon's industry-leading product warranties...

Fence Contractors

Salado man charged with theft in fence scam
The Killeen Daily Herald- Apr 11, 2015
Phillip L. Henry, 35, of Salado, was arrested Monday and charged in Bell County with theft of service more than $1,500 but less than $20,000, a state jail felony. ...
Victims react to contractor's arrest in fence, deck scam
The Killeen Daily Herald - Apr 11, 2015
Following the arrest of Phillip Henry, a local contractor whose 5 Star Fence and Deck is accused of numerous thefts from retired military and elderly homeowners in Central Texas, victims are speaking out.. ...

Local Government Issues

Newfoundland's new moose management plan disappoints lobbyists, with no fencing
Winnipeg Free Press - Apr 8, 2015
The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is continuing to risk lives by not including fencing in their new moose management plan, says a group that lobbies to reduce vehicle crashes involving moose....
Residents want barbed wire fence torn down
Fox 5 San Diego - Apr 7, 2015
CARLSBAD, Calif. - A heated exchange took place between La Costa Valley residents and the Carlsbad city planner after a Carlsbad City Council meeting Tuesday evening....
Sartell dog park to get fence, signs, path
SC Times - Apr 13, 2015
SARTELL – Sartell dogs will soon have a new place to stretch their legs. The Sartell City Council approved Monday building a fence, putting up signs and installing a path to a new dog park going in at Pinecone Central Park. The project will cost about $37,500.....

Community Issues

The Best Front Yard Fence in Ocean Beach
Fox 5 San Diego - Apr 7, 2015
This has gotta be the best front yard fence in all of OB. Take a gander of what the residents of this Pescadero Street house did with their fence. This is in the vicinity of the 4800 block.....
Fence splits La Costa Valley
U-T San Diego - Apr 7, 2015
CARLSBAD - A chain-link fence topped with barbed wire and razor ribbon has divided residents of La Costa Valley, a master-planned community of about 1,000 homes on the southern end of Carlsbad...
Farmers get a helping hand to rebuild their fences and lives after severe bushfire
ABC.net - Apr 9, 2015
BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with people in rural areas after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Dozens of pairs of hands from all over the country have rolled into the town of Northcliffe, 345 kilometres south of Perth, to pull up damaged fences and build new ones....

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Fences & Neighbors

Dispute over ‘ugly’ towering fence
Daily Republic - Apr 11, 2015
A Leppington church has ignored Camden Council’s order to cease operating from a hall without consent. The council approved the Sydney Tongan Seventh Day Adventist Church hall as place of worship in 2010,. ...
Can I sue my neighbor over a verbal fence-building agreement gone wrong?
Daily Republic - Apr 11, 2015
Q: I'm currently having problems with a neighbor about the fence. He asked to replace the fence since it was old. He proposed that if I could buy the fence material he could do the labor, since he is not working and his wife was on disability. . ...
A fence is the best defense against dogged pursuit
Houston Chronicle - Apr 9, 2015
Q: I am retired and spend much of my time in a workshop located at the back of my property. My neighbor has a vicious barking dog that follows me as I walk to my work area.. ...

AG Fencing

How one egg producer has used fencing to keep foxes out
Farmers Weekly  - Apr 14, 2015
Installing a new perimeter fence has been a costly, but worthwhile investment for one southern counties egg producer. As any chicken farmer will tell you, the battle with foxes is a constant one...
Fencing pastures, cropland and rented ground
Cattle Network - Apr 7, 2015
Over the past several years, favorable grain prices resulted in many fences being pushed out to make way for planters and combines. Now that grain prices have moderated resulting in reduced profits from grain production and cattle prices are strong, many cattle producers are saying it is time to reestablish pasture and build fences. ...
Fences needed for organic grazing
Kalona News - Apr 8, 2015
Farmers Creamery, the makers of Kalona SuperNatural™ organic dairy products, Marilyn Farms, and Kalona Amish and Mennonite dairy farmers have partnered to launch an online fundraising project through Kickstarter.com called Fencing Fields. ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Rabbit-proof fence project attracts £21k grant funding
Forres-Gazette - Apr 15, 2015
"WABBIT season" at Forres Golf Club will be a thing of the past thanks to funding from Berry Burn Community Fund. The Forres golf course management committee have been awarded £21,000 towards perimeter fencing that will help stop the invasion of rabbits ....
Video: Deer Makes Amazing Vaults Over Suburban Fences
Outdoor Hub - Apr 8, 2015
Did you know that deer can leap up to eight feet in the air? Well, if you've ever seen one of these nimble animals hop over a fence, then you'd understand how deer move deftly through human neighborhoods. ....
Persistence earns wildlife fence
Pincher Creek Echo - Apr 8, 2015
Or soon will be. Alberta Transportation recently announced that they have secured funding for wildlife fencing near Crowsnest Lakes. The project, slated to start this summer, will install 1.5 kilometres of directional fencing parallel to Highway 3...
Bio-fences to ward off straying elephants in Assam
The Hindu - Apr 10, 2015
In a bid to reduce man-animal conflict in Assam, bio-fences are proposed to be set up replacing electric fences, to ward off straying elephants. To start with four tea estates in Assam will have these “bio-fenced” with thickets of thorny bamboos.....

Fence and Airports

AP investigation details perimeter breaches at US airports
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Apr 11, 2015
Several hundred times over the last decade, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter security at the nation's busiest airports - sometimes even managing to climb aboard jets....
Dozens of intruders have breached California airport fences
U-T San Diego - Apr 11, 2015
LOS ANGELES - The teenage stowaway who flew in the wheel well of a jet from San Jose to Hawaii last spring is far from the only person who got past the security fences that protect California's busiest airports.....

Consumers/DIY

Vinyl Fence Repair FAQs
Galva News (blog) - Apr 9, 2015
Vinyl fencing is known for its toughness and resilience. You can expect a good quality vinyl fence, properly installed, to last for approximately 15-20 years and require only minimal maintenance under conditions of normal wear and tear....

Weird News

Man Kills Armadillo, but Ricochet Gunshot Hits Mother-in-Law
ABC News - Apr 14, 2015
Authorities say a south Georgia man shot an armadillo, but ended up accidentally wounding his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the mammal known for its hard shell.....

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