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Industry News

Merchants Metals announces winner of Ultimate Man Cave Give-A-Way
Press Release - Mar 10, 2015
ATLANTA, Ga. – Merchants Metals is pleased to announce that Robert Calton of Vinyl Industries in Lehi, Utah is the lucky winner of the grand prize drawing for the Ultimate Man Cave Give-A-Way. Calton will receive a $10,000 shopping spree to help him create the man cave of his dreams.....
Press Release - Mar 1, 2015
LiftMaster, the number one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, as well as a major manufacturer of commercial door operators and residential and commercial gate operators, is strengthening its resources within the marketing department to support growth with newly appointed roles and an additional team member....
DoorKing’s Miller Honored with AFA Distinguished Service Award
Press Release - Mar 4, 2015
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing’s Technical Support and Training Manager, Ron Miller, was presented with the American Fence Association’s Distinguished Service Award at the FenceTech trade show in Orlando, FL on February 5th.....
Master Halco Signs Full Floor Lease at Graystone Centre in Dallas
PRWeb - Mar 4, 2015
Master Halco signs a long-term lease for 21,000 square feet at Graystone Centre in the LBJ submarket of Dallas. The company is relocating its Irving headquarters to the Class A high-rise owned by Younan Properties.....
Driving fence posts into hard ground? Use ‘jackhammer’
Farm and Ranch Guide - Mar 9, 2015
New hydraulic breaker technology is changing the long hours – and safety – spent fencing on the ranch. As a fencing contractor for many years, Floyd Yoder, who owns and operates Montana Post Drivers in Gold Creek, Mont....

Fence Contractors

Gaston Fence Co. looks back at first 50 years
Gaston Gazette - Mar 8, 2015
Ask the owner of one of Gaston County’s most enduring businesses about his keys to success and he’ll tell you it all started with four strong backs and a pickup truck....
City to pay $18,100 for fence materials
MyFox-AL - Mar 4, 2015
In a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Richmond City Commission voted 3-2 to pay Tim Akers Fence $18,001 for materials purchased for a fence originally intended to go around part of Irvine-McDowell Park....
Fence Repair Calls Increase Following Last Month's Wind Storm
MyFox-AL - Mar 4, 2015
If you have been trying to get your fence repaired following last month's wind storm and you are experiencing delays, you are not alone. "We've got a four to five week backlog," said Trevor Appelbaum, an estimator with Tholl Fence...

Local Government Issues

County erects fence to protect air vents from human waste
Tucson News Now - Mar 5, 2015
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Pima County officials have now responded to recent health violations by putting up a chain link fence to keep downtown homeless from using part of their administration building as a restroom....
Readington hopes fencing stems ATV use on trailways
New Jersey Hills - Mar 5, 2015
READINGTON TWP. – The Township Committee voted Monday to erect new fencing and signage at several Cole Road Greenway and Pleasant Run Greenway trailheads to prevent the use of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and other motorized vehicles on the trails....

Community Issues

Miles College fence upsets Fairfield council members
MyFox-AL - Mar 4, 2015
FAIRFIELD, AL (WBRC) - The newest divisive issue in Fairfield is over a chain link fence. Miles College recently put up a fence, citing safety concerns, but now some city councilors say it should come down....
Port Hope dog park needs fence
Northumberland - Mar 8, 2015
PORT HOPE -- After five years of effort, a summer opening for the Port Hope Dog Park seems possible. The opening date depends on raising enough funds for a fence, said Port Hope Dog Park Association chairwoman Michele Heenan.....
Absolutely ugly' fences go up - and down
New Zealand Herald - Mar 6, 2015
"Ugly" fences installed by Napier City Council around BBQ areas on Marine Parade lasted a matter of days before being removed. Blue Water Lodge owner Thomas Whitehead said he was surprised when the fences sprang up last week......


Fences and Animals - Domestic

Fences for Fido honored by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association
OregonLive - Mar9, 2015
The volunteer-based nonprofit Fences for Fido was presented with the 2015 Veterinary Service Award Saturday during the Oregon Veterinary Conference at Oregon State University in Corvallis. ...
Horse Fencing Options 101
The Horse - Mar 8, 2015
With the numerous fencing designs and materials available today, making a decision on which will be the safest and most effective for your equine can seem difficult. ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

BLM fixes fences to help pronghorn migrations
Great Falls Tribune - Mar 3, 2015
Abel Guevara, a wildlife biologist with the Bureau of Land Management in Glasgow, has watched pronghorn running at top speed slide under a fence and pop up on the other side. ...
Oh, deer! Critter gets stuck in Virginia Beach fence
The Virginian-Pilot - Mar 3, 2015
VIRGINIA BEACH -- A frightened deer stuck in a fence on Tuesday got a helping hand from Animal Control officers and city firefighters. ...


Amtrak wrapping up 'eyesore' fence on Earhart Boulevard
The Times-Picayune  - Mar 3, 2015
Amtrak was wrapping up construction Monday (March 3) of a controversial fence along its tracks near Earhart Boulevard, sealing the company's victory over local residents who, though backed by powerful business owners and the state's two senators, had succeeded only in delaying construction of the barrier. ....


How to install your own railing on a porch or deck: The Pecks
OregonLive  - Mar 7, 2015
There were any number of moments -- when we came up a single 2x4 short, or realized one section was higher than another after it already had been installed, or that calculating the spacing owners and the state's two senators, had succeeded only in delaying construction of the barrier. ....

Fences in History

Boomtown Memories: The Nob Hill Fence That Spite Built
KQED - Mar 6, 2015
It’s the most famous fence in San Francisco history: a three-story-tall board wall that one of the city’s richest men built around the home of a neighbor who wouldn’t sell his property....

Weird News

Raccoon's Freedom Costs San Francisco Carpenter His Job
ABC News - Mar 9, 2015
A carpenter has been fired for freeing a raccoon that had been trapped by exterminators at the San Francisco construction site where he worked....

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