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Industry News

Fence Industry Week is Now AFA University
Press Release - Apr 28, 2015
Fence Industry Week has a new name. Introducing AFA University, November 1st - 13th in Fort Worth Tx. Registration is open ....
Fiberon Introduces Exceptional New Value in Composite Railing
PRWeb - Apr 28, 2015
New London, NC (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 It’s never been easier to upgrade to the Good Life, thanks to the latest railing innovation from Fiberon®. An outstanding value from any angle, Fiberon Good Life Railing enables homeowners to break free of wood railing’s limitations..
Assurance 3" Air Space Newest Addition to Fortress Fence Products
Press Release - Apr 23, 2015
Richardson, TX (April 23, 2015) — Fortress Fence Products, a leading manufacturer of quality ornamental fence systems, launched Assurance (3” Air Space) Panels & Gates in its Versai Residential and V2 Commercial Fence Product Lines.....
WAGNER’S LEGATO™ RAILING COLLECTION COMBINES SIMPLICITY WITH STYLE
Press Release - Apr 21, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – April 21, 2015 – Wagner introduces its new, easy-to-install, quality glass railing collection that comes in a range of high-performing, attractive design options to customize its visual appearance....
Top safety considerations when building apartment blocks
Construction Globa Apr 28, 2015
Designers are incorporating security gates and fencing to match the rest of the community's architectural design....

Decking Industry News

Trex Takes the Golden Hammer
CNN/Mpneynbsp;- Apr 27, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – April 21, 2015 – Wagner introduces its new, easy-to-install, quality glass railing collection that comes in a range of high-performing, attractive design options to customize its visual appearance....
Wood-plastic composite decking from MoistureShield spotlighted on NBC's "Today"
Plastics Today Apr 21, 2015
Wood-plastic composite (WPC) decking from MoistureShield, a recycler and developer of WPC for decking, railing and trim located in Springdale, AR, was in the spotlight on NBC's "Today" show on April 13. The company's composite decking was showcased by Jamie Durie....

Fence Contractors

Suit seeks return of $18,100 paid for fence
Richmond Register - Apr 22, 2015
A lawsuit filed Monday in Madison Circuit Court seeks return of $18,100 the city of Richmond paid to Akers Fence for material and labor intended for a fence at Irvine-McDowell Park....
Regatta fences in another sponsor
Philadelphia Business Journal - Apr 24, 2015
County Line Fence Co. renewed its sponsorship agreement with the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta for a fourth consecutive year...

Local Government Issues

'Iolani Palace fence, gates undergoing a makeover
KITV - Apr 21, 2015
HONOLULU --'Crews began a $1.5 million project to repair the historic iron gates and fencing around 'Iolani Palace this week....
Homeless Camp Fence
KENV-TV - Apr 21, 2015
Fencing is going up around a five-acre parcel designated to house Elko's homeless campers just off Hot Springs Road along the railroad tracks.....
'Ugly' fence draws Lake County's ire
Chicago Tribune - Apr 24, 2015
An eight-foot-tall chain link fence near Highland Park that some are calling unsightly has become a matter of contention between Lake County officials and the company that manages military housing near Fort Sheridan......
City to get artist's depiction of park fence
Richmond Register - Apr 21, 2015
At the beginning of Tuesday's Richmond City Commission work session, Mayor Jim Barnes and Commissioner Jason Morgan vehemently disagreed on the fate of a proposed fence at Irving-McDowell Park......

Community Issues

Parking lot fence comes down
Lockport Journal - Apr 24, 2015
The fence, which surrounded the portion of the lot owned by developer David Ulrich, was put up in August so repairs could be made to the lot due to potholes. However, it was too cold to pave so the fence remained through the winter months....
New Santa Cruz County Jail fencing slated to control protesters, sheriff says
Kion Right Now - Apr 24, 2015
NewsChannel 5 learned some believe the fence will send the wrong message. "I was actually arrested at political demonstrations in the past," Courtney Hanson of Sin Barras said....
Yardley fence dispute tabled
Bucks County Courier Times - Apr 23, 2015
The vote that would settle a dispute over a proposed fence in the historic district of Yardley was tabled at Tuesday night's council meeting in order to give all parties a chance to be heard.....
Spearfish parks fencing, rec path projects approved
Black Hills Pioneer - Apr 25, 2015
SPEARFISH --' Monday, the Spearfish City Council approved the low bid of $77,127.24 for base and alternate 1 bid to Pangea Designs for the 2015 Colorado Boulevard Rec Path Boardwalk Deck and Rail Replacement project. Four bids were received. Parks.....

Pool Safety

New South Wales government considering jail sentences for negligent pool owners
NEWS.com.au - Apr 26, 2015
SA CORONER investigating the drowning death of a toddler has strongly recommended the New South Wales government change laws for people who fail to comply with fencing requirements....

D&D_Technologies

Railroads

Coastal Rail plan, fence proposal, panned by residents
The Coast News - Apr 23, 2015
ENCINITAS--'What started as a meeting to unveil the two alternatives for a coastal rail trail between Cardiff and Downtown Encinitas quickly spiraled into a debate over fencing that officials said is likely inevitable along the North County Transit District's railroad right of way.....

AG Fencing

Fence key for Murchison sheep industry survival
Farm Weekly - Apr 23, 2015
SHEEP were once visible grazing among the mulga trees and saltbush from the Geraldton-Mt Magnet road, but today it's a different sight. The solution to building up sheep numbers in WA is to finish building the vermin cell fence...
Oil company coming to aid of ranchers affected by grass fire
Houston Chronicle - Apr 23, 2015
KEENE, N.D. (AP) --' An energy company operating in the western North Dakota oil patch is offering help to ranchers affected by a grass fire started by gas flares at an oil well....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Rail fence project launched at Nagarahole
The Hindu  - Apr 22, 2015
The country's first rail fence project to mitigate human-elephant conflict was launched at Nagarahole on Tuesday....
Port to fence off sea lions
Daily Astorian  - Apr 22, 2015
The Port of Astoria will begin fencing off the docks at the East End Mooring Basin this week to keep sea lions off, Executive Director Jim Knight announced at the Port of Astoria Commission meeting Tuesday night...

NASCAR

Richmond Takes Steps To Stop Fans From Climbing Fences
Beyond the Flag - Apr 25, 2015
This weekend Richmond International Raceway has taken some extra measures to ensure that there is not a repeat incident like the one from the September race.....

Schools

District considers fences, layout change for baseball field
Laguna Beach News - Apr 22, 2015
HThe Laguna Beach High School baseball field may get higher fences or have its layout changed to limit the number of balls leaving the playing confines....
Headteacher's fear over broken fence at Bagillt school
Leader Live - Apr 22, 2015
Paul Noon, headteacher at Ysgol Glan Aber in Bagillt, said the situation was “concerning”. The fencing – which separates the school fields from adjacent woodland – is completely destroyed and Mr Noon said anyone can gain access to and from the school site at any time....

Consumer/DIY

Privacy fences that won't overwhelm your small space
MyFox-Austin - Apr 24, 2015
Summer is on its way and everyone is looking forward to sunny weekends and balmy evenings outdoors. Everyone but you, perhaps? When your yard is the size of a postage stamp and the folks next door loom uncomfortably close, it's hard to really relax. ...
War on weed vines: how to get them off your fence, roof, tree and garden
The Times-Picayune  - Apr 23, 2015
What seems to grow faster than a speeding bullet, acts indestructible and is able to leap large buildings in a single bound? Look, up in the air, waving from the rooftop --' it's a weedy vine.. ...
The upkeep advantage of wrought iron
Ahwatukee Foothills News  - Apr 25, 2015
When it comes to maintaining property of any kind, both residential and commercial, there is a certain advantage to devoting time, attention, and action towards mitigating the effects of wear and tear on every corner of the space. This might hold most true though for a wrought iron fence and is necessary throughout its installation and existence to prevent decay and promote durability and beauty. ...

Weird News

89-Year-Old Former Kansas Player Scores in Alumni Scrimmage
ABC News - Apr 27, 2015
An 89-year-old former University of Kansas football player has gained fresh fame after making a touchdown run during an alumni scrimmage...

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