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Industry News

DoorKing Introduces 4G LTE Cellular Telephone Entry Systems!
Press Release - May 10, 2015
Inglewood, CA – DoorKing, Inc has introduced a new cellular add-on product for its full line of telephone entry and access control systems. The cellular service provides both voice and programming via your PC over the AT&T 4G LTE cellular network....
Silence is golden for Cambridge noise abatement firm
The Record - Apr 29, 2015
CAMBRIDGE — As traffic and machine noises bombard the environment, the prediction from early 20th century German-French sculptor Jean Arp that "soon silence will have passed into legend" may seem to be coming true. But Travis Welch, founder of Silentium Group Inc., is mitigating that noise all over North America.....
Press Release - May 6, 2015
New Jersey, USA – National Fence Systems is one of the most experienced manufacturers and installers of fence systems in New Jersey. The company possesses exemplary experience in manufacturing and installing fence systems to be used for commercial,...
Gorilla Post Helps Protect the Only Frank Lloyd Wright Building in Alabama
PRNewswire - May 12, 2015
FLORENCE, Ala., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank Lloyd Wright designed only a single home in Alabama. It was one of his classic Usonian homes he was noted for, designed in 1939 for Stanley and Mildred Rosenbaum...
25 new jobs: Homeland Vinyl purchase of property at Phipps Bend also saves 40 existing jobs
The Rogersville Review - May 8, 2015
PHIPPS BEND – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Homeland Vinyl officials on Thursday announced the company will locate a new manufacturing facility at Phipps Bend Industrial Park in Surgoinsville....

Decking Industry News

Trex Launches Online Cost Calculator
MarketWatch - May 7, 2015
WINCHESTER, VA, May 07, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, is launching a new Cost Calculator on, making it easier for consumers to plan and budget for building a new outdoor living space.....
Trex announces several officer changes
Recycling Today - May 11, 2015
Recycled-content plastics manufacturer Trex Company Inc., Winchester, Virginia, has announced changes in its executive leadership team, including the appointment of James Cline, currently senior vice president and chief financial officer of Trex, as its new president and CEO, effective Aug. 17, 2015......

Fence Contractors

Police Issue Felony Warrants for Fence Builder Over Unfinished Jobs
NBC - DFW - May 2, 2015
If you get work done around the house, contractors will often ask you to pay up front. But one North Texas man who paid up front for a fencing project never saw his money again or the fence. Consumer Specialist Deanna Dewberry has learned that police are investigating the contractor and have issued three felony warrants for the man's arrest....
Odessans Claim They Were Scammed By Fencing Company - May 5, 2015
ODESSA: Some Odessans are frustrated after they claim they were scammed by a so called fencing company. Locals are out thousands of dollars but the company claimed they did nothing wrong. ...
Injured spectator sues IndyCar, Grand Prix
Tampa Bay Times - May 11, 2015
The 16-page suit — filed by attorneys Justin C. Johnson and Christopher M. Rotunda — seeks damages in excess of $15,000 from the IndyCar Series, race owner/operator Green Savoree and Smith Fence Company. ...

White House Fence

White House fence steel spikes get greenlight, to be installed in July
CNN - May 7, 2015
Washington (CNN)In early July, steel spikes will be added to the White House fence in an effort to beef up security in the wake of a series of fence jumping security breaches on White House grounds....

Local Government Issues

Fences at issue with commission
Enid News - May 8, 2015
ENID, Okla. — There are fence issues in Enid, the city’s attorney told city commissioners earlier this week while presenting an ordinance to govern fences. “If you’ve driven around town, you may have noticed that we have an issue with fences. For example,....
MnDOT receives award for snow fences
KIMT - May 5, 2015
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Although we don’t want to think about snow right now, local officials are being recognized for a job well done this past winter.,....
Twinsburg Bulletin - May 6, 2015
Twinsburg -- The city is reviewing new fencing options for the Outdoor Water Park after Parks and Recreation Director Derek Schroeder called attention to the deteriorating condition of the current chain link fence April 28...
Suicide-prevention fence to be built on NYC bridge
New York Post - May 8, 2015
FORT LEE, N.J. — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has confirmed plans to install a suicide-prevention fence on the George Washington Bridge, but not until 2024.....

Community Issues

eighbors want taller fence around Palm Coast park
News 13 Orlando - May 5, 2015
PALM COAST -- Ralph Carter Park sits in Palm Coast's “R” section and has quickly grown to become one of the city's most-used parks.....
‘Strangers’ and dog poo prompt school fence plan
News 13 Orlando - May 5, 2015
‘DOG fouling and stranger confrontation’ have led to the possibility of a second public park being partially fenced off for the benefit of a Worthing first school.....

Fence and Airports

Atlantic City airport gets new fencing
Press of Atlantic City - May 10, 2015
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — More than a mile of new fencing is being installed on the grounds of Atlantic City International Airport to prevent vehicles from intruding on the runways, taxiways or other sensitive areas......

AG Fencing

Electric fencing can be a great grazing management tool for farmers
Farm and Dairy - May 8, 2015
As I have fielded phone calls and made farm visits since my last article, the two main topics seem to be the lack of early spring growth leading to the overgrazing of the late winter pasture, and electric fence problems.....

Fence and Animals - Domestic

Critter Corner: 'Fence fights' leads to too much barking
San Jose Mercury News - May 8, 2015
Dear Miss Behavin': My neighbors have a dog that is always running along their backyard fence, barking, which always gets my dog riled up. Together, they run up and down the fence line barking all day long. I guess its great exercise, but should I allow my dog to do this?.....



Finding the Right Fencing
WTXL-TX - May 12, 2015
bordering yards in America since Colonial times. So can you still bring it to a modern design? In this Angie's List report, how to find the right fencing. Chain-link, vinyl, wood or wrought-iron… what kind of fence is right for you?...

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

New Brunswick moose fences need repairs after harsh winter - May 7, 2015
Evidence of the harsh winter can be seen along New Brunswick roads where moose fences are bent or nearly non-existent in some areas. Welsford resident Adam Zivkow says repairs are badly needed...
Fencing bears out
Durango Herald - May 8, 2015
Electric fencing can keep foraging black bears out of bee hives, chicken coops and fruit orchards. Dale Klotz, a representative of Gallagher Fencing, displayed fencing configurations Wednesday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds during a workshop sponsored by the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.....
Up to 500 reindeer in Finland killed annually by trains; no fences planned
Alaska Dispatch News - May 6, 2015
Citing high annual livestock losses, the Reindeer Herders’ Association in Finland is urging VR, the state railway line, to build fences alongside railway tracks in northern Finland.....


As Ukraine erects defensive fence on Russian border, critics fear expensive failure
Associated Press - May 6, 2015
HOPTIVKA, Ukraine – The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine's eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been hollowed out for soldiers to take up positions......

Weird News

Police: Don't Chase Bears While Drunk and Wielding a Hatchet
ABC News - May 12, 2015
Police in Massachusetts have some sage advice: Don't go chasing after bears while drunk and armed with nothing more than a dull hatchet...

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