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LIFTMASTER® WELCOMES TIA TOSI BALLARINI TO MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
Press Release - Jul 17, 2015
Elmhurst, IL – July 17, 2015 – LiftMaster is pleased to announce that Tia Tosi Ballarini has joined the LiftMaster Marketing Communications team as Manager, Marketing Communications. In her role, Tia will be responsible for leading the strategic development, management and implementation of all integrated marketing communications.....
ActiveYards(R) Ingenuities Ensure Durable, Private, and Beautiful Yards; EZFence2Go Makes Installing a Fence System a Breeze
Marketwired  - Jul 20, 2015
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - July 20, 2015) - Consumers looking for a premier privacy fencing system with a DIY friendly installation process and contractors looking for time and cost saving perks need to look no further than ActiveYards®. With several unique ingenious features, along with an easy to install DIY fencing system, .....
Get Superior Wood Plus from Superior Concrete Products at Competitive Rates
Digital Journal - Jul 14, 2015
Euless, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/14/2015 -- Precast concrete materials are widely used for repairing and maintenance purposes to increase the life of fences. To maintain their longevity, individuals can get Superior Wood Plus™ from Superior Concrete Products at competitive rates......
Wise Business Plans Now Working to Build Up Fall Profits for Fence Companies
PRWeb - Jul 21, 2015
Good fences not only make good neighbors, but they can improve curb appeal, increase privacy and mark property lines, and access control contractors and fence companies are looking forward to an active season going into fall 2015. ......

Decking Industry News

Bamboo Decking Is Durable And Sustainable
Green Building Elements - Jul 20, 2015
An outdoor deck adds comfort and convenience to any home. It gives us a chance to go outside to sit around the pool or practice our grilling skills. Wood decking is strong but requires constant attention to apply sealers or stains. Traditional composite decking is not very eco-friendly......
The Rise of Composite Wood and Decking Continues
SBWire (Press Release) - Jul 17, 2015
Composite wood material has become the word of the present. With everyone concerned about making environmentally friendly choices, many are also concerned with the sheer number of trees that are cut down to make items for the consumer. This is why composite wood has seen an exponential rise in its popularity.....

Fence Contractors

Fence Dynamics & Home Depot Team up to Help a Veteran
PRWeb - Jul 20, 2015
Port Charlotte, FL (PRWEB) July 20, 2015 Fence Dynamics, a custom-fencing contractor providing commercial, residential and industrial fencing solutions, is teaming up with Home Depot to build a fence for a veteran and his family.......
All American Fence Company Announces Expansion To Milford, Delaware Area
Release Center (press release) - Jul 14, 2015
Milford, DE - Statewide fence repair and installation specialists All American Fence Company announced today that it will now take on projects in the Milford, Delaware area.......

Local Government Issues

Vancouver considers suicide-prevention fence for Burrard Bridge
Vancouver Sun - Jul 17, 2015
VANCOUVER -- On average, about once a year someone leaps to their death from Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge. Compared to other area bridges, it isn’t the favoured spot to publicly end one’s life; the adjacent Granville Bridge and the Lions Gate Bridge are more often chosen for suicides......

Community Issues

Artists Plan to Cover Brooklyn Construction Fence in 850 Feet of Murals
Prospects Heights Patch - Jul 21, 2015
Mike Perry, the Crown Heights artist behind Broad City’s illustrated opening sequence, has inked another deal — this one, with developer Greenland Forest City Partners.......
Commission approves Big Walnut Trail fence variance
ThisWeekNews - Jul 14, 2015
The Gahanna Planning Commission on July 8 approved a fence variance in connection with the proposed Section 5 of the Big Walnut Trail despite objections by one commissioner and new Olde Ridenour Road residents who would see the fence......

AG Fencing

Livestock Fence and Water Workshop to be conducted on July 30 in Partridge
Hutchinson News - Jul 18, 2015
PARTRIDGE – Mark Green, NRCS specialist from Missouri, will lead a hands-on workshop on electric fencing and livestock watering in Reno County on July 30.......
CBF Loses Court Challenge to Fence In Virginia Cattle
Delmarva Public Radio - Jul 15, 2015
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A lawsuit aimed at keeping cattle out of Virginia streams that feed into the Chesapeake Bay has been rejected by a Circuit Court judge in Richmond.......
Two picnickers killed, five injured by electric fence in Shizuoka
Japan Times - Jul 20, 2015
SHIZUOKA – Police began an investigation Monday into the cause of an accident the previous day in Shizuoka Prefecture that left two men dead and five women and children injured after making contact with an electric fence protecting flower beds from wild animals......

Fences and Neighbors

Between a fence and a hard place
Albuquerque Journal - Jul 15, 2015
They say good fences make good neighbors, but Alan Sonntag doesn’t believe it. And who can blame him? Since he built his city-approved, 6-foot-tall, cedar-plank fence around a portion of his backyard, the ensuing hassle and heartache have made him think about moving from this Northeast Albuquerque,...
Tim Shahin in $100,000 legal fight over fence with neighbour the Raedels
Daily Telegraph - Jul 14, 2015
WARRING neighbours in one of Burnside’s poshest streets are locked in a court battle over allegations one of them caused $100,000 damage to a brush fence.,...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Moose guided out of Whitehorse after being trapped by fence
CBC  - Jul 21, 2015
Two young bull moose that were found trapped inside fenced compounds in Whitehorse Sunday had to be guided out by wildlife officials....
Environmentalist reports death threat over bird fencing on beach property
Suffolk Times - Jul 14, 2015
How much does one Southold Town homeowner care about keeping fencing for endangered bird species’ nests off their beachfront property? Enough to threaten to kill an environmentalist to keep them away,...
Researchers study how bears interact with electric fences
NBC Montana - Jul 14, 2015
Researchers are studying bears in the Blackfoot Valley, looking at video of the animals trying to reach bait behind electric fences. Sometimes the fences are charged, and sometimes they aren't. ...
Nexen sets up wildlife fence, will start testing water at spill site
Global News - Jul 19, 2015
EDMONTON — Crews continued cleanup efforts at the site of a massive pipeline leak 36 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray Sunday as First Nations groups raised their concerns. ...

Railroads

Palo Alto prepares to boost fencing, add sensors on rail tracks
Palo Alto Weekly - Jul 16, 2015
With Palo Alto preparing to install cameras and boost fencing around the rail tracks, city officials are inviting the community to a meeting later this month to discuss these changes.,...
Suicide prevention cameras proposed for Caltrain corridor
KRON-4 - Jul 17, 2015
PALO ALTO (BCN) — Officials with the City of Palo Alto are proposing to install cameras at a Caltrain crossing to prevent future track deaths. The idea is aimed mainly at preventing teen suicides, city spokeswoman Claudia Keith said,...

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Pool Safety

Swimming pool fencing rules face review after nearly all backyard pools fail test
Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 16, 2015
The father of Samuel Morris, a toddler who slipped through a hole in the fence around the family pool and subsequently died, fears a review of NSW's controversial pool rules could result in them being weakened and delayed...

USA Mexico Border Fence

The 652.6 miles of fences on the Southwest border
Washingtobn Post - Jul 17, 2015
More than $7 billion has been spent so far on fencing and related infrastructure along one-third of the entire border (1,954 miles). But experts agree that building more would cost much more per mile, because construction would stretch into very isolated areas......

International Border

Hungary puts inmates to work on border fence to bar migrants
NBC News - Jul 18, 2015
MORAHALOM, Hungary (AP) — Using materials prepared by inmates in Hungarian prisons, 900 soldiers will build a fence along Hungary's border with Serbia by December to stem the torrent of migrants, officials said Thursday — a project critics are comparing to Communist-era barriers like the Berlin Wall.....
New Section of Fence at Bulgaria-Turkey Border Could Cost BGN 100 M
NBC News - Jul 21, 2015
The new section of the fence at the border with Turkey, which is being constructed to deal with the influx of illegal immigrants in Bulgaria will be several times more expensive than the already existing part. ...

Weird News

Swiss Army Moo-Ves out to Keep Cows Cool During Heat Wave
ABC News - Jul 21, 2015
Cows sizzling under Switzerland's summer sun are getting help from an unexpected ally: the Swiss army....

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