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Industry News

PolyOne's New Geon™ Bold Vinyl Solutions Keep Deep Colors Vivid in Outdoor Environments
MarketWatch - Apr 6, 2015
CLEVELAND, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Builders and homeowners know that faded colors on fencing, decks and windows can spoil curb appeal and decrease property values. In response, PolyOne Corporation POL, +1.47% has developed new Geon™ Bold vinyl materials ...
ISC West 2015: Orion Entrance Control To Debut Access Control Solutions And Barriers - Apr 1, 2015
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Underscoring its position as the global leader in door opening solutions, ASSA ABLOY will make a series of major announcements at next week’s ISC West Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
Major Access Control Innovations to Lead New Product Announcements at ISC West 2015
BusinessWire - Apr 6, 2015
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Underscoring its position as the global leader in door opening solutions, ASSA ABLOY will make a series of major announcements at next week’s ISC West Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...

Decking Industry News

New Fiberon Website Helps International Customers Deck It Right the First Time
PRWeb - Apr 1, 2015
Homeowners across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas now have easy access to helpful, credible decking advice. Today, industry-leading Fiberon Decking is re-launching its international presence through its website...
Trex Company Honored for Manufacturing 'Greenest' Decking
CNN - Apr 1, 2015
This awards season, Trex is raking in the platinum, gold -- and green. Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, recently took top honors in the decking products category of the Green Builder Media 2015 Reader's Choice Awards, for the fourth year running. ...

Fence Contractors

Valley contractor completes job, gets cheated out of pay
AZ Family - Apr 6, 2015
Rosie Galope might be speeding off after trying to dodge 3 On Your Side reporter Gary Harper's questions, but Harper's not the only one she's running from.....
Salado man charged with theft in fence scam
MyNews-13 - Apr 7, 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......

Local Government Issues

Palm Coast considers relaxing fence rules
MyNews-13 - Apr 4, 2015
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Climbing through the East Street valley on the Parkway North and you’ll notice every bridge has fencing – some rising straight and others curved in an arch....
Vatican embassy in Washington plans to add security fence before papal visit
Catholic Culture - Apr 1, 2015
The Vatican embassy in Washington, DC, has asked local zoning officials to approve construction of a 6-foot high security fence around the embassy grounds, “in anticipation of the visit of His Holiness.”..
New Fence Will Protect East Maui Watershed
Cival Beat - Apr 1, 2015
Good news for an important watershed on the Valley Isle. The Nature Conservancy says it has completed a 3-mile fence through a remote high-elevation forest, “adding new protection to more than 1,000 acres in the heart of the East Maui watershed.”..
Council splashes £140k on unpopular 'Berlin Wall-style fence' around estate earmarked for demolition - Apr 1, 2015
Residents are furious after it was revealed their council spent £140,000 building a 'Berlin Wall-style' fence around a notorious housing estate...

Community Issues

Freedom and a future: Autistic boy needs a fence
Blue Ridge Now - Apr 4, 2015
Four-year-old Jayren Taylor is a child without limits, without fear, without boundaries. He loves to run and climb and jump. He loves the feel of wind on his face and the freedom of the outdoors. He's drawn to the water like a bee to honey.. ....
Idyllic Menlo Park Midcentury with picket fence open Sunday
San Francisco Chronicle - Apr 4, 2015
This idyllic Midcentury features a front yard with a brick patio and a white picket fence. A built-in barbecue and patio highlight the hardscaped backyard....

Pool Safety

The Complicated Truth About Children and Drowning
Houstonian Magazine - Mar 31, 2015
THE FIRST THING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS THAT DROWNING IS USUALLY A QUIET THING. Jack Kreye, 4 years old, 40 pounds, and around three feet tall, was shuffling around his parents’ new pool in 2008 when he discovered that his sister’s bucket had somehow ended up in the water. ...


Fence and Airports

Airport in Burlington to construct fence to keep out wildlife - Apr 2, 2015
BURLINGTON, N.C. — The Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport may soon start construction on a wildlife fence as a way to keep out deer, coyotes and other unwelcome animals. park will resume in the next few weeks once the frost is out of the ground and before weeds begin to sprout. ....

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Does electric fencing cause stress in your horse?
HorseTalk - Apr 7, 2015
Most horses respect electric fences, but can they be a source of stress in their lives? Swiss researchers have found no evidence of any stress response in horses as a result of being contained within electric fencing......

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Acadian Peninsula women call for moose fencing, cutting trees
CBC - Apr 5, 2015
Last September, Marie-May Rail's sister, Hélène David, died in a vehicle collision on Route 11 near Saint-Louis-de-Kent. Her truck was hit by a van trying to avoid a moose on the road. Two people in the van also died.....
Roadkill study shows more reptiles killed by fence designed to help
CBC - Apr 5, 2015
An extensive roadkill study on Highway 69 south of Sudbury, shows fencing designed to keep reptiles off the highway failed — and may have resulted in more animals being trapped on the road and getting killed. .....

Schools and Fences

C-BISD continues security fencing discussion
Brazosport Facts  - Apr 6, 2015
WEST COLUMBIA — Columbia-Brazoria ISD officials agree they need to bolster security at Columbia High School, but those involved have differing ideas of how that increased security should look....
More fencing installed on ACISD campuses to improve security
Rockport Pilot  - Apr 3, 2015
In an effort to improve security at Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) campuses, trustees approved a bid for fencing replacement at its regular term meeting Thursday, March 26.....
Lee County fences in dugouts
WFXL  - Apr 3, 2015
LEESBURG, GA - -Lee County High School has made dugouts safer after the death of a Valdosta baseball player. The High School now has both of their dugouts completely fenced up after installation was finished up on Sunday.....


Fence post holes lead to ruptured gas line in SE Rochester
Post Bulletin - Apr 3, 2015
A homeowner using a power auger to dig holes for fence posts struck a gas line Thursday afternoon, authorities said today. The incident occurred about 1:20 p.m. at 205 13th Ave. SE, sending gas company crews and firefighters to the scene....

Fences in History

Street Smarts: First fence built to hold back cattle  - Apr 5, 2015
Nogales Highway derives its name from the border town that’s about an hour’s drive south of Tucson.Nogales, Arizona, whose name means “walnut trees” in Spanish, is said to have taken its name from the plentiful trees in the surrounding hills. It was previously known as Isaacson and the Line City...
Why stone walls are so pervasive in the northeast
The Spectrum  - Apr 5, 2015
In 1871 the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a “Statistics of Fences In the United States.” At that time, it noted that in New England and New York State alone, there were 252,539 miles of stone walls, enough to circle the globe ten times, and to build all the pyramids of Egypt times one hundred..

The Famous and Their Fences

George Clooney And Wife Amal Alamuddin Ordered To Remove Fence From English Home; Marriage Deteriorating?
TMZ  - Mar 31, 2015
George Clooney and wife Amal Alamuddin are having fence problems. According to the Daily Mail, Britain's National Environment Agency has ordered the newlyweds to remove the fence surrounding their new English country home....

International Borders

Saudi Arabia removes Yemen border fences - Apr 2, 2015
Saudi Arabia has reportedly removed border fences with Yemen in a measure that could suggest Riyadh is preparing for a ground invasion of its southern neighbor days after unleashing airstrikes against the violence-hit country.....
Fence along Bulgaria-Turkey Border to be Completed by End 2015
Novinitem - Apr 2, 2015
By the end of the year, the fence along the entire Bulgarian- Turkish border will become a reality. The statement was made by the recently appointed Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova during her visit at the border point near Lesovo.....

Weird News

DNA Testing for Dog Poop on the Rise in Seattle Area
ABC News - Apr 6, 2015
Now you see it, now you don't. The water in magician David Copperfield's rooftop pool vanished � and flooded his penthouse apartment as well as multiple floors of his New York City apartment building on East 57th Street....

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