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Industry News

Digger Specialties New CourtYard® Cantilever Gates
Press Release - Feb 22, 2015
Digger Specialties, Inc. is pleased to announce the latest addition to the CourtYard® Aluminum Fence line: Cantilever Gates.....
Tax breaks to aid Gates fence maker
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Feb 19, 2015
A project that will bring 10 new jobs to a Henrietta-based business listings company and another that will clear the way for 20 more full-time jobs at a Gates-based fence company were approved for tax breaks ....
Delta's DSC800 Bollards Protect Windsor Castle From Terrorist Vehicle Attacks
Source Security - Feb 24, 2015
Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, recently announced that Windsor Castle, home of the English and British monarchy since the time of Henry I (1110) and the longest occupied palace in Europe, is being protected from terrorist vehicle attacks with Delta's DSC800 decorative bollards. ....
Grange Fencing sees success after 2014 storms
Horticulture Week - Feb 17, 2015
Fencing and decorative garden structures company Grange has reported business gains across the merchant and garden centre sectors after the storm damage crisis in late January/early February 2014.....

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Sweeps Builder Magazine’s 2015 Brand Use Study
BusinessWire - Feb 23, 2015
It’s a clean sweep! First in Brand Familiarity. First in Brand Used Most. First in Brand Used in the Past Two Years. First in Quality. Trex Company (NYSE: TREX), the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, dominated the 2015 Builder magazine Brand Use Study, ....
Principia Launches Latest Report on Decking and Railing Market
BusinessWire - Feb 23, 2015
MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Decking and railing continues to gain industry attention, as the outdoor living experience remains a high priority for homeowners when considering remodeling projects.....
New Fiberon Website Provides Helpful, Credible Advice for Decking Done Right - Feb 24, 2015
To meet the growing demand for helpful, credible decking advice, Fiberon Decking has re-launched its website, With a fresh look and highly-intuitive navigation, the new site provides educational tools and no-nonsense advice....

Fence Contractors

Bell County DA issues warrant in fence scam
The Killeen Daily Herald - Feb 22, 2015
When the Better Business Bureau first alerted consumers about Phillip Henry and 5 Star Fence and Deck, only a few homeowners who paid thousands up front for unfinished work were known to the public. ...

Local Government Issues

City to fence park playground to keep dogs out
U-T San Diego - Feb 19, 2015
ENCINITAS — Encinitas will try fencing the playground at Orpheus Park to keep free-ranging dogs out and scampering kids in.....
ERC finds way to save city money on fencing downtown hotel
14 News WFIE Evansville - Feb 18, 2015
As city officials continue to work towards building the downtown hotel in Evansville the Redevelopment Commission has found a way to save the city money on fencing the area.....

Fence Art

Image of soldiers protects Bucktown fence from graffiti
Chicago Sun Times - Feb 23, 2015
Do graffiti artists have a sense of decency? Dave Prawdzik, approaching the end of his rope, decided to find out. Last fall, Prawdzik, a Vietnam vet, painted two soldiers kneeling over the graves of fallen comrades on the wooden fence outside his home in West Bucktown.. ...
Edmond artist addresses cryptic fence art
KOCO - Feb 23, 2015
EDMOND, Okla. —A local artist's latest work is causing quite the stir in Edmond. He said his art is rooted in inspiration, not controversy.. ...


BBB on homes: Tips can help when hiring a fencing contractor
Houston Chronicle - Feb 20, 2015
Adding a fence to your home can be both appealing and functional. An attractive fence can even add value to your home, but if the fence is not installed by a quality fencing contractor, it can be an eyesore for you and your neighbors. .....
When and why to repair your wood fence
WPTZ - Feb 23, 2015
A wooden fence can serve you well for 7-12 years if it’s made of untreated lumber, and 30 years or more for pressure treated lumber. However, it will require correct installation, proper maintenance, and occasional mending. .....
Rain Guard can seal fences for up to 10 years
St Louis Post-Dispatach - Feb 22, 2015
Rain Guard is a water-based sealant, which means you can use soap and water to easily clean up spills or tools used during application. The product comes with a 10-year warranty, is colorless and odorless and does not change the look of the surface once applied. .....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Volunteer Effort Works To Remove Blighted Fences
Eagle & Times - Feb 24, 2015
On Saturday, Feb. 14, WILDCOAST, the City of Imperial Beach, US Fish and Wildlife Service and YMCA Armed Services volunteers joined together to remove blighted chain link fences from wetland habitat in the South Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Imperial Beach. t. .....
Dingoes 'Rewilding' Australia Could Save Biodiversity, Say Experts
Nature World News - Feb 17, 2015
At a little under 3,440 miles long (~5530 km), the DBF stretches from eastern Queensland all the way to the South Australian coastline, earning it a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The fence was erected between the late 1800s and early 1900s to protect cropland from rabbits .....
Local residents, activists decry border fence's environmental impacts
Sierra Vista Herald - Feb 24, 2015
PALOMINAS — While the effectiveness of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border on illegal immigration and smuggling activity is a matter of debate for some, a presentation by a member of the environmental organization the Sierra Club .....

AG Fencing

Fence-Flags Help Livestock and Wildlife See Wire Fences
Aginfo - Feb 23, 2015
One of the challenges of using wire or barb wire fence is ensuring that wildlife and livestock see the fence line well before running into it. Inventor, distributor and marketer of the FENCE-FLAG Don Kaleta shares the advantages of his product as a possible detection device .....
Move the dingo fence to settle debate
Farm Weekly - Feb 18, 2015
AUSTRALIA holds many world records, including the world’s longest fence, the dingo fence. At 5531 kilometres, the dingo barrier fence stretches from eastern Queensland all the way to the South Australian coastline.....
Farmers assessing cyclone and flood damage west of Rockhampton - Feb 24, 2015
"We are just doing boundary fences to keep the cattle in, that's all we can do until it dries out. Hopefully they're still there, they should be." While Mr Edmonds was away for the cyclone, he said the people of Raglan also experienced the extreme weather......
Stiff competition for roos
Stock Journal - Feb 22, 2015
CENTRAL Western NSW livestock producers, Jo Eldridge and Tony Kelly, have used more than 100 Whites Wires Stiff Stay 500-metre rolls in a fencing project covering close to 50 kilometres on their new and existing properties at Tottenham......


Fences and Neighbors

Who owns the fence?
Ottawa Sun - Feb 20, 2015
Fences can become a big source of animosity between neighbours. Often colour, height and materials chosen by one neighbour is not to the style and taste of the other. We always recommend that neighbours have open discussions about items that affect both of them, which includes the fence. .....

Weird News

Toronto Police Stumped by Mysterious Tunnel
ABC News - Feb 24, 2015
Police are asking for the public's help in trying to determine who built a mysterious underground tunnel near York University in Toronto.....

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