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Industry News

LiftMaster® IntroducesTwo All-New DC Gate Operators
Press Release - Mar 1, 2015
New features include exclusive MyQ®Technology, Security+ 2.0® and Increased Solar Capabilities. ...
Merchants Metals announces the debut of Fe-Fence Estimator - Mar 2, 2015
Houston, TX- Merchants Metals today announced the release of their newest web based feature, Fe-Fence Estimator. This announcement comes after the much anticipated debut of the on-line tool during the fence industry’s largest trade show event, FENCETECH; recently held on February 3-6 in Orlando, Florida. ...
Composite Fencing Hopes to Emulate Decking's Success - Feb 28, 2015
The arrival of composites in the 1980s quickly transformed the decking industry, and manufacturers have continued to help keep it fresh with their continuous introductions of new colors, patterns and styles ...

Decking Industry News

AZEK Deck’s New Vintage Collection Poised to Reinvent PVC Decking
PRWeb - Mar 2, 2015
AZEK Deck's Vintage Collection features a game-changing new look for capped pvc decking, with rich colors and classic styles. The Vintage Collection, in Mahogany, Cypress and Dark Hickory (gray), features the definitive look of freshly stained wood, but without the need for applying stains.. ...
Trex Company Wins Six Awards for Design Excellence - Feb 26, 2015
WINCHESTER, VA--(Marketwired - February 26, 2015) - Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has won six Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) from Design Journal -- a national program that draws approximately 2,000 entries from more than 500 companies each year. ...

Fence Contractors

LONG® FENCE's Revamped Website Has Finally Launched
PRWeb - Mar 2, 2015
The industry leader in the Residential and Commercial fence business has just recently launched its newly revamped website. Thanks to the update, the website is much more user-friendly and features a better aesthetic design. ...

Local Government Issues

Man wins fight with city over fence around RV
MyFoxAustin - Feb 27, 2015
An Austin man is celebrating his win over the city after being taken to court over an alleged code violation involving the fence surrounding his RV. ...
New Security Gates Go Up at the Santa Barbara Police Station
KEYT - Feb 26, 2015
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara Police station is getting new, remote controlled security gates for the first time. ...
Bradenton officials OK barbed wire fence at crime-plagued business
BRADENTON .com  - Feb 26, 2015
BRADENTON -- The 1.6-acre parcel at 2505 Manatee Ave. E. has been the site of several unlucky businesses. ...
Cemetery fence fix is now under way
Nogales International - Feb 27, 2015
Workers were out on Bejarano Street Wednesday afternoon replacing the fence around the City of Nogales Cemetery... ...
Let's talk about Encinitas' $15K fence
Seaside Courier - Feb 25, 2015
Council last week voted to build a fence around the playground at Orpheus Park to keep the kiddies — and the actual playground — safe from the off-leash dog area. The cost of the fence is about $15,000....
South Weber councilman cries foul about gate bids - Feb 28, 2015
SOUTH WEBER — A city council member is concerned that the $11,640 purchase and installation of a retractable security gate for the public works shop never came before the council for approval and it received only two bids.
'Prison-like' fence could be built around Plymouth community by Ministry of Defence
Plymouth Herald - Mar 1, 2015
A “PRISON”-esque kilometre-long fence, topped with razor-wire, could be built around a Plymouth community in an attempt to taper off open green land owned by the military.....


New railway fence bordering White Rock 'doesn't solve the problem'
Surrey Now - Feb 24, 2015
SOUTH SURREY — A six-foot tall iron fence erected along the rail line on East Beach doesn’t seem to be keeping people off the tracks, but it will create problems for beachgoers come summertime. ...
Dollars are scarce for railroad-crossing upgrades
Los Angeles Daily News - Mar 1, 2015
It’s basically impossible to prevent a driver from entering train tracks at most street-level crossings, like the one in Oxnard where a Metrolink train on Tuesday slammed into a pickup truck and derailed, or the one in New York where six people died last month. ...

Community Issues

UC Santa Barbara to Fund Santa Barbara County Fence Project in Isla
KGUN9-TV - Feb 26, 2015
To ensure the timely completion of an important community safety project, UC Santa Barbara announced today that it is providing the County of Santa Barbara with $70,000 necessary for construction of a permanent fence along the bluffs in Isla Vista. ...
Mount Dora High student completes fence around ballfield for Eagle Scout project
Orlando Sentinel - Feb 26, 2015
MOUNT DORA — Baseball and Scouting have always been a passion for Kyle Ballard, 16, who recently found a way to give back to the community by bringing the two together. ...
Stockade fence to complete Heritage Hill exhibit
Greenbay Press Gazette - Mar 1, 2015
ALLOUEZ – Come spring, Heritage Hill's Fort Howard exhibit will be fully prepared for an assault from the south. That's when the stockade fence will go up alongside the park's newly built and restored guardhouse that fronts Wisconsin 172. ...


Fences and Animals - Domestic

Fort Worth to Dog Owners: 'Fence Them In'
NBC -DFW - Mar 3, 2015
The U.S. Postal Service ranks Fort Worth 16th among cities where a mail carrier is most likely to be bitten by a dog. About 100 Fort Worth residents are bitten by dogs every month, so the City of Fort Worth is telling dog owners to "fence them in. ...
Pet Talk: Horse Enclosures
Courier Journal - Feb 24, 2015
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University With the numerous stall designs and materials available today, making a decision on which will be the safest and most effective for your equine may seem difficult. When it comes to making this informed decision, t ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Medford council addresses deer fencing issue
Seaside Courier - Mar 1, 2015
MEDFORD >> In a move that may please some but not others, Medford’s deer fencing sub-committee made their suggestions for how to modify the current fence ordinance.....
Stag gets antlers caught in electric fence at Tuddenham Hall
BBC - Feb 24, 2015
The animal was found with his antlers tangled in the fencing at Tuddenham Hall, in Suffolk, on Monday. The RSPCA said the "frightened animal was frantically thrashing around the grounds", trailing the fencing behind him and trying to free himself ...

Pool Safety

NSW Government's embarrassing backdown on pool fencing law
Sydney Morning Herald - Feb 25, 2015
The state government has been forced into an embarrassing last-minute back down on legislation forbidding the sale of homes with pools until their safety fences have been inspected.....

International Borders

Saudi Arabia’s border fences aim to keep extremists out
The National - Feb 25, 2015
SUWAYF, Saudi Arabia // The chain-link fences, topped with coils of barbed wire, rise and fall like a serpent’s back across the desert scrubland between Saudi Arabia...

Weird News

Mystery Solved: Source of Bad Smell in Louisville Found
ABC News - Mar 3, 2015
Officials with Louisville's Metro Air Pollution Control District say they've identified the source of the bad odor that residents have been complaining about for a week...

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