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Industry News

LiftMaster Celebrates National Safety Month: 'Join Us as Champions of Safety'
PRNewswire  - Jun 1, 2015
ELMHURST, Ill., June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --In honor of National Safety Month, LiftMaster® -the number one manufacturer of professionally installed garage door openers and access solutions -is encouraging homeowners to become Champions of Safety by learning .....
Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Release Industry Forecast
Newswire  - May 29, 2015
(May 29, 2015) Columbia, Maryland -The Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute (CLFMI) has issued its market forecasts for the coming year and predicts a continued increase in high security chain link fencing projects.....
SW Florida fence company plans to grow through franchising
The News-Press - May 30, 2015
There's a gaping hole in the fencing business and Blase Bisceglia wants to plug it with franchised versions of his Port-Charlotte-based Fence Dynamics.....
Cali Bamboo® Introduces Online Shopping for Bamboo Fencing
The News-Press - May 30, 2015
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2015 Cali Bamboo® the leading manufacturer of green building materials for residential and commercial projects made primarily from bamboo, introduced a new online shopping feature for the company’s catalog of sustainable bamboo fencing.....

Decking Industry News

TimberTech Offers Latest Natural-Looking Decking Materials for Kitchenware Designer’s Beach Home
AZoBuil - May 29, 2015
When Tara McConnell, the designer and creator of temp-tations®, a line of hand painted stoneware, was planning an elaborate outdoor space for entertaining, she relied on the expertise of Greg Lillie, owner of Lillie General Contracting of Wilmington, DE.....
Deckorators Launches New “Certified Pro” Advantage Program
BusinessWire - May 28, 2015
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deckorators, a brand of the Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) family of companies, has rolled out a new preferred-status program that aligns contractors.....

Fence Contractors

ActiveYards(R) Dealer Jan Fence Grand Re-Opening of the Newly Renovated Wayne Design Center
Press Release - June 1, 2015
WAYNE, NJ--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2015) - Rob Corrao, President of Jan Fence, his team and ActiveYards have completely renovated the Wayne Design center to allow customers to have a complete hands on shopping experience as they are selecting their ActiveYards fencing....
Pawmetto Lifeline, Midlands Fence join forces to unchain pets
ColaDaily.com - May 30, 2015
The life of a dog named Cindy changed Friday morning. Cindy has spent most of her life on a 10-foot chain attached to a stake in her family’s back yard because the yard was not enclosed by a fence.-...
Fence Biz Fined For Unauthorized Workers After Ignoring ICE
Law360 (subscription)- - May 27, 2015
- A Colorado fence company has been fined more than $29,000 for violating immigration laws by continuing to-...
Child Seriously Injured in Machinery Accident
NECN - May 28, 2015
A young boy in Rockland, Massachusetts, suffered serious injuries Wednesday night in an accident at Millennium Fence Company....

White House Fence

Secret Service preps to add spikes to White House fence
CNN.com - May 28, 2015
Washington (CNN)Secret Service and National Park Service officials are prepping for upgrades to the White House fence after several embarrassing security lapses in recent months....

Local Government Issues

Inside City Hall: Where are all the contractors?
Batlimore Brew - May 30, 2015
A disturbing trend -fewer private companies are bidding on city contracts, delaying critical projects or increasing their cost...
Controversial fence at Parliament House approved to improve security despite architect's opposition
Canberra Times - May 30, 2015
The National Capital Authority has given the go-ahead to a controversial plan to build a fence around the ministerial wing at Parliament House....

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Community Issues

Creating artwork on La Crosse fences
WKBT - May 30, 2015
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Fences aren't normally appealing to the eye, but with a little creativity it can be a sight to see. The La Crosse Youth 'Shoot for the Stars' group held their fence art installation on Saturday.....
Coastal Commission overrode 1987 staff recommendation against fencing in Sunken City
Daily News - May 30, 2015
When a proposal to surround the upper portion of San Pedro’s Sunken City with an 8-foot-tall iron fence reached the California Coastal Commission, commission staff nixed the idea...
Should large dog owners have to build 8 foot tall fences? -Poll
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - May 30, 2015
A new bill requires owners of large dogs to build fences at least 8 feet tall on their property. The bill also strengthens existing leash laws and creates penalties for violations and crimes of endangerment under the Endangering Welfare of Children Act....

Fences in History

Nilda Rego, Days Gone By: Crocker builds his spite fence
Contra Costa Times - May 27, 2015
Charles Crocker, one of the big four California railroad moguls, was used to getting his way, which is probably why he got mad in 1876 when a rather nondescript German immigrant spoiled his plans. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence at center of property-line feud moved, neighbor sues
WAVY - May 29, 2015
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — An ongoing feud between next-door neighbors is now at the center of a lawsuit. Charlotte Barnes, 67, is suing her long-time neighbor, Willie Nichols, along with the Cobblestone at Lee’s Mill Condominium Association.. ...

AG Fencing

Do electric fences make horses stressed?
Horse and Hound - May 29, 2015
Electric fences are used in paddocks up and down the land, but what effect do they have on equine stress levels? The answer, according to a new Swiss study, is none.....
Opening the Gate: Farmers on Fencing
AgriLife Today - May 29, 2015
COLLEGE STATION -“How to Manage Mixed Brush in Fence Lines and Pastures” will be the topic for the June 4 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit.....
Law to fix complex farm fencing tax rules
NEWS.com.au - May 27, 2015
FARM fencing is complicated as well as expensive and farmers must feel they need a tax consultant as well as a fencing contractor. BUT Bruce Billson says his small business package will make life a lot simpler for farmers....

Airports

North Texas Regional Airport to use part of $750,000 grant to fence out coyotes at Perrin Field
Herald Democrat - May 26, 2015
Coyotes better enjoy their treks across the runways at North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field while they can. A grant County commissioners approved Tuesday will purchase new fencing aimed at keeping the curious critters out of the area...

Consumer/DIY

Yard & Garden: Use fencing material coated with zinc
Las Cruces Sun-News - May 31, 2015
Q. My question today is related to rabbit wire or one-half-inch-by-one-half-inch wire. We use this to keep squirrels, snakes and birds, etc., out of our garden. While installing this wire, I noticed that it is coated with lead.. ...
VIDEO: Picking the right fence for your back yard
The Indy Channel - May 27, 2015
Whether you want a fence to keep your dogs in or pesky neighbors out, the options can be overwhelming. Any type of fence helps keep kids or pets in, wood offers privacy and ornamental fencing is the best value. ...
Versatile vinyl latticework for fences and more!
Live 5News - May 27, 2015
The white picket fence has been bordering yards in America since Colonial days. They are still very popular, but so are a lot of other styles. Today's consumer has more choices, when it comes to finding the right fencing. There is chain link, vinyl, wood and wrought-iron. ...
VIDEO: Picking the right fence for your back yard
The Indy Channel - May 27, 2015
Whether you want a fence to keep your dogs in or pesky neighbors out, the options can be overwhelming. Any type of fence helps keep kids or pets in, wood offers privacy and ornamental fencing is the best value. ...

International Border

Morocco Builds 100-Km Fence Along Borders With Algeria
Morocco World News - May 28, 2015
The Moroccan government is in the process of building a 100-kilometer fence along the Morocco-Algeria border as a result of the complicated relationship between the two countries, which have closed land borders since 1994, when Morocco made visas a requirement for Algerian travelers.. ...
Barbed wire fencing erected along Bulgaria's border with Turkey with more planned to follow
ITV - May 26, 2015
It is not just by boat that migrants are fleeing to Europe as since the start of 2014, 12,000 migrants have entered Bulgaria by land, acting as a gateway to other European countries.. ...

Weird News

Animal Control Mistakes Life-Sized Toy for Tiger
ABC News - May 29 2015
An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approached with care. He grabbed a pole and a shield, and called police...

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