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Industry News

Patent Granted to New Post Collar -- Looking for National and International Distributors
New Release - Jul 14, 2015
What Is The Post Collar The Post Collar is an easy and very inexpensive way to delay possibly decades, wood post rot from the place it starts - ground or grade level....
LiftMaster's MyQ® Delivers Safety and Security for the Smart Home
PRNewswire - Jul 7, 2015
ELMHURST, Ill., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As homeowners become increasingly comfortable with the connected home, safety and security are becoming even more important....
Detroit Family Wins $100,000 Home Makeover from CertainTeed
PRNewswire - Jul 14, 2015
CertainTeed, North America's leading brand of building products, has announced the Bird family of Farmington Hills, Michigan as the grand prize winner of the $100,000 Living Spaces® Facebook® Home Makeover Contest.....
Superior Concrete Products and Diamond Ranch Academy Build Sydney's Shelter -- a Home for Rescued Pets in Utah
Globe Newswire - Jul 1, 2015
ELMHURST, Ill., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As homeowners become increasingly comfortable with the connected home, safety and security are becoming even more important....

Decking Industry News

TimberTech Launches Augmented Reality iPad App, TimberTech 3D Deck and Rail, to Help Visualize and Bring New Decks to Life
PRNewswire - Jul 7, 2015
TimberTech introduces a revolutionary approach to deck design with a realistic 3D iPad app that takes deck and rail visualization to an exciting new level. Using groundbreaking, augmented reality technology, the new app, called "TimberTech 3D Deck and Rail"....
Non slip decking specialist Gripsure celebrates 10th birthday
Western Morning News - Jul 7, 2015
A Cornish manufacturing firm is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the invention of its non-slip decking board. Gripsure, which was born out of Cornwall Specialist Surfacing Company, created its first coated timber board for use on the South West Coast Path....
Fiberon named 2015 Eco-Leader by Green Builder magazine
PRNews - Jul 7, 2015
Fiberon® has been named a 2015 Eco-Leader by Green Builder® magazine, the building industry's leading publication focused on green building and sustainable development. The leader in innovative, eco-friendly composite decking, - ....

Fence Contractors

Walton County Animal Shelter Receives Fence Donation
WJHG - Jul 6, 2015
WALTON COUNTY-- An enclosed space to run and play. Just last month, the company "2 Guys Fence and Deck Repair" donated a new fence to the Walton County Animal Shelter. Not only did this donation save the shelter hundreds of dollars, but it also helps the volunteers do their jobs more efficiently......
Fredericksburg Fences' new partnership opens gate to possibilities - Jul 4, 2015
Logan McNeil was tired of feeling stressed by her financial management and accounting job at George Washington University. After working there for 25 years, the Stafford County resident was also ready to go into business for herself.....
Local fencing company leaves Muskegon Heights woman without security or a refund
Fox17 - Jul 9, 2015
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich.—A Muskegon Heights woman says she’s out several hundred dollars and her security is threatened after a fencing company took her payment but, more than two months later, she still has fence......
Firm wins bid for tech park fence, gate
Grand Forks Herald - Jul 7, 2015
Fence and gate construction will begin for the Grand Sky unmanned aerial system tech park in two weeks after the Grand Forks County Commission gave approval at a meeting Tuesday.....
Firm wins bid for tech park fence, gate
Beverly Review - Jul 7, 2015
A former local fencing business was one of three contractors named in lawsuits filed by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office on June 30 that claim the contractors defrauded customers out of thousands of dollars and failed to complete work that was under contract....

Local Government Issues

Maryland’s highest court to hear Purple Line fence fight
Washington Post - Jul 09, 2015
Maryland’s highest court has agreed to consider the legality of a Chevy Chase homeowner’s back fence built 14 feet beyond his property line, on land the state plans to use to build a light-rail Purple Line in the Washington suburbs......
Rock-throwing victim, husband urge protective overpass fences
PennLive - Jul 08, 2015
An Ohio woman, critically injured a year ago by a rock thrown from an Interstate 80 overpass, is urging lawmakers in Pennsylvania and Ohio to take steps to ensure no one else will endure what she has......
Village of Saugerties abandons plan for fence law
Daily Freeman - Jul 09, 2015
SAUGERTIES >> The Village Board has dropped its plan to develop a fence law after deciding it would be too difficult to enforce. Board member Patrick Landewe also said there is not a lot of consistency among such laws in other villages......
8-foot fence to be built in Philadelphia, setting up Pope perimeter, report says - Jul 08, 2015
A four-mile stretch of Center City Philadelphia will be cordoned off with an eight-foot fence the week of the pope's visit, according to
Fence posts stolen from along Hawaii Belt Road - Jul 10, 2015
Hawaii Island police are investigating the theft of fence posts from county property along the Hamakua Coast. Sometime between 2 p.m. Tuesday (July 7) and 8:30 a.m. Thursday (July 9), unknown persons pulled 47 T-rail posts out of the ground and removed .....

Community Issues

Residents scorn ‘disgusting’ new fences in quaint Diggle village
Saddleworth Independent - Jul 14, 2015
A COMMUNITY which lost a battle to keep its village green has gone to war over metal railings and fencing at new homes built on the site.....
Initial Phase of Drone Park Construction to Start With Fence
ABC News - Jul 10, 2015
The president of the company managing the nation's first unmanned aircraft business park says construction is scheduled to begin next week, though it won't be a dramatic spectacle. First up at Grand Sky is a security fence.....
New fencing at St. Joseph Park in Muskegon designed to keep the riff raff out
MLIVE - Jul 6, 2015
MUSKEGON, MI — It's a little oasis in the city — a spot where youngsters can play and families can enjoy a picnic. But St. Joseph Park also is attracting those who city officials and local residents don't want hanging out among children's play equipment.....

Schools and Fencing

High school adds fences, gates to campus
Hollister Free Lance - Jul 1, 2015
The summertime project involved adding 200 feet of black, eight-foot tall custom fencing to a stretch of school property parallel to Monterey Street. The new fence ........

AG Fencing

Kentucky Horse Park to paint fences black - Jul 2, 2015
After 37 years of white fences, the Kentucky Horse Park is changing with the times and going to black. Painting the fences — about 30 miles of them — will begin sometime next week, weather permitting, said Jamie Link, park executive director......

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Electric fencing shockingly effective deterring bears
Durango Herald - Jun 23, 2015
Black bears can cause property damage – including the loss of chickens, beehives, small livestock and valued fruit trees – which can be both financially and emotionally draining...
Are Fences the Solution for Protecting Africa’s National Parks?
National Geographic - Jul 6, 2015
With the expansion of human populations, instances of human-wildlife conflict become increasingly frequent. One proposed solution to protect both people and wildlife is the implementation of fences around established protected areas. ...
Scientists Develop Experimental 'Electric Fence for Sharks'
ABC News - Jul 7, 2015
Scientists Develop Experimental 'Electric Fence for Sharks'. More. Underwater magnetic fields have the power to repel sharks because of their .... ...

NASCAR Fencing

See photos of Daytona catch fence damaged by Austin Dillon’s car in vicious crash
NBC Sports - Jul 6, 2015
The catch fence did what it was supposed to do. When Austin Dillon‘s car tumbled toward the stands, the fence kept the car from flying into the crowd......
Daytona crash into fence similar to 2009 Talladega wreck - Jul 6, 2015
Austin Dillon's last-lap crash into the safety fence during a race at Daytona early this morning was similar to a 2009 crash at Talladega that injured at least eight fans.....


Home security: Fence advice
KY-3 - Jul 9, 2015
Officer Brent Forgey with the Nixa Police Department explains the best fence options to keep your family safe.....
5 multitasking tips for your garden fence
Fosters - Jul 9, 2015
We all know the basic reasons to install a fence -- marking a property line, ensuring privacy, keeping children and pets safe, and so on. But summer seems like the time to unleash our imagination and start dreaming up alternative uses for everyday objects like fencing.....
VT reader has question about cedar fence
Fosters - Jul 11, 2015
Q: We are looking for a clear sealer to preserve a cedar stockade fence from weather, mildew and UV damage at our camp on a small lake in northern Vermont. What product would you recommend and how should it be applied — brushed, rolled or sprayed? .....


Pool Safety

Store-Bought Pools Need Fencing, Too, Health Agent Says
Cape News - Jul 6, 2015
With the growing popularity of relatively small, relatively inexpensive swimming pools—such as the inflatable variety that are not much larger than a hot tub—Bourne health agent Terri Guarino wants to make sure that residents are aware that “anything bigger than a kiddie pool needs to have an enclosure that’s at least 4 feet tall,” she said.....

International Border

Israel Is Building an Anti-ISIS Fence Along Border With Jordan
NBC News - Jul 6, 2015
TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel has taken one more step to walling itself off from its neighbors. The border with Jordan is the last Israeli frontier that is totally open to a neighboring country; the borders with Egypt, Syria and Lebanon are all fenced off.....
Hungary: Fence on Serbia Border Forced Step to Stop Migrants
VOA - Jul 1, 2015
The fence Hungary wants to build on the Serbian border to stem the flow of illegal migrants is a "forced measure" not aimed at its southern neighbor, Hungary's prime minister said Wednesday....
After Terror Attacks, Tunisia Erects Fence on Libya Border
ABC News - Jul 9, 2015
Tunisia's army and contractors are building a barrier along part of the country's border with Libya to keep out extremists in the wake of attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.....

Weird News

Dog does front flip over fence while chasing frisbee
Yahoo News - Jul 14, 2015
A fence poses no obstacle for this dog, who used an acrobatic move to get over it. In the short clip, Chai is seen running at full speed towards the fence at Woodstock City Park in Portland, Oregon....

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