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Industry News

CertainTeed Publishes Industry-First Life Cycle Assessment for Vinyl Fence, Vinyl Railing and Composite Railing Systems
Press Release - May 19, 2015
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed is letting the facts speak for themselves, becoming the first vinyl fence and railing manufacturer to provide complete product environmental transparency by publishing a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). ....
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOOPS -- BD Loops popular seminar is coming to Orange County CA
Press Release - May 15, 2015
Learn Everything You Need to Know about Loops in a free seminar presented by Brian & Shawna Dickson of BD Loops....
IKEA-Like Fence Is Protecting Some Urban Real Estate From Flooding
Next City - May 15, 2015
Sandbags were no match for Hurricane Sandy, and they’re unlikely to do much in the face of rising sea levels predicted for coastal U.S. cities....
Rolling up old fence wire simplified
Grain News - May 20, 2015
Fencing is probably not a favourite chore for most livestock producers, and cleaning up snarled barbed wire even less so. But one Saskatchewan entrepreneur hopes to ease ranchers’ fencing pains with an automatic wire roller........
Modernizing Your Self-Storage Security Equipment: Keeping Up With Tomorrow's Technology
Inside Self Storage - May 25, 2015
The more things change, the more they stay the same—and thus describes the self-storage security industry. Even with all the advances being made in product development, reliability and accessibility, the user side of the equation is pretty much the same.......
Advantages of an electric fence
News24 - May 26, 2015
AN electric fence was primarily developed for the restriction of animal movement. Since that time the security industry used the initial technology and improved on it to give a system using wires fitted on insulators and powered by an energiser capable of delivering a substantial and most uncomfortable shock.......

Decking Industry News

Largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products in the world announces new leadership
WHAG - May 19, 2015
WINCHESTER, Va - The world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products, Trex Co. Inc., located in Winchester, Va. has announced new executive leadership changes that are set to take place later this summer.....
Canada AM Morning Show Features New AZEK Deck Renovation with Deck Expert from Danforth Lumber of Toronto
PRNewswire - May 19, 2015
SCRANTON, Pa., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As cameras rolled, a new AZEK Deck was constructed on the set of Canada AM, a lifestyle morning show on CTV in Canada, with expert commentary from Doug Plourde.....

Fence Contractors

Fencing-derby.org.uk Announced the Launch of a Service Derby for Cheap and Advanced Fencing Construction
Release Wire - May 21, 2015
Derby, UK -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/21/2015 -- Fencing-derby.org.uk has recently launched a new service in UK that aims to provide fencing construction solutions. The company started with the sole aim to give the best deal in erecting fences in Derby. Fencing-...
11 Unlicensed Contractors Arrested and Cited In Sonoma County Sting
Rohnert Park-Cotati Patch - May 23, 2015
Eleven contractors were arrested Tuesday and cited to appear in court for allegedly trying to get contracting work without a license, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said.....

Local Government Issues

BBQ business gets to keep fence
Daily Commercial - May 26, 2015
Citing a need to protect his business, a Eustis eatery owner convinced the Eustis City Commission to allow a barbed-wire fence around his business.....
South Fork Cemetery gets new fence
Siftings Herald - May 25, 2015
When Ann Taylor Blase visited the South Fork Cemetery and saw the fence was in such poor condition, she decided that it needed a new fence and that if it was to be done, her generation would have to do it.....
GR installing fences atop some parking ramps
WZZM-13 - May 19, 2015
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The City of Grand Rapids is in the process of installing security fences on top of its five tallest parking ramps. One is already installed at the Ottawa-Fulton ramp......

Community Issues

Families, U.S. face off over graveyard fence
Arkansas Online - May 24, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Arlis Jones found a herd of elk grazing on his mother's grave. The fence he and the rest of the Shaddox Cemetery Association members installed to keep the animals out has led to an eight-year fight with the National Park Service over two-tenths of an acre of federal land within the fence....
Steel fence divides Swansea Valley community
South Wales Evening Post - May 22, 2015
A NEW fence in the Upper Swansea Valley is dividing opinions. Residents near the former GMF car parts factory, near the new Asda store off the A4067, have complained about a 2.4 metre galvanised metal fence that some say resembles a prison....
Pan Am fence shutting customers out, says religious book vendor
Hamilton Spectator - May 24, 2015
Crux Books Inc. owner says Pan Am staff told her security workers will have to escort customers to the store, stop at checkpoints and search bags — so she’s closing her store from June 22 to August 15....
Artists give fence a makeover in downtown Greensboro (VIDEO)
News Record - May 24, 2015
Check out this video of artists from the Milagros Collective painting a fence in downtown Greensboro today....

Fence and Animals - Wildlife

Rail fences mooted to rein in elephants
nyoooz - May 14, 2015
State Board for Wildlife member submits proposal A fence using discarded rails of Railways has been proposed to prevent elephants from entering human habitations. The proposal, by P.O.....
Rival western Queensland wild dog fence groups team up to secure funding
ABC.net - May 20 2015
Two rival groups in western Queensland lobbying for better wild dog control have teamed up in a bid to secure government funding.....
Farm's Electric Fencing Kills Elephant
New Indian Express - May 25 2015
COIMBATORE: A 20-year-old Makna elephant was electrocuted at Palapalli in Bitharkadu forest range in Pandalur taluk in Nilgiris district on Sunday. Krishnadass and Chandran had cultivated banana,.....

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Railroads

SEPTA and Amtrak fighting long-term battle to keep fencing secure around train tracks
Newsworks - May 19, 2015
At a press conference Monday afternoon, SEPTA Chief of Police Tom Nestel said that, more or less, if someone really wants to break onto the railroad tracks and throw something, not much can be done to stop it......

AG Fencing

Opening the Gate: Farmers on Fencing
WVTF - May 19, 2015
For two years, the state of Virginia has been begging cattle farmers to keep animals out of streams on their property - offering to pay the full cost of fencing to prevent pollution of rivers and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. .....
Electric fence charger collection sparks interest at shows
ABC.net - May 19, 2015
For two years, the state of Virginia has been begging cattle farmers to keep animals out of streams on their property - offering to pay the full cost of fencing to prevent pollution of rivers and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. .....

Consumer/DIY

Pick the right fencing for you
News4Jax - May 25, 2015
Chain-link, vinyl, wood or wrought-iron: what kind of fence is right for you? “You should really think about the purpose of the fence before you make your decision.....
Fence Maintenance and Repair
Networx - May 19, 2015
Your fence takes quite a beating over the winter. It's continually exposed to wind, rain, and snow, not to mention freeze-thaw cycles and underground shifts. So spend some time now to give your fencing a little TLC. Inspect it carefully for any traces of damage or decay and fix it promptly....
Consumers Are Finding Help with Home Improvements from BBB’s New One-Stop, Home Help Resource
PRWeb - May 13, 2015
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) May 19, 2015 Since Central Ohio consumers are looking for companies to help with planting, home repairs and improvements during this time of year, BBB created a one-stop, home improvement microsite to provide resources for planning projects and finding trustworthy companies, all found at bbbhomehelp.com....
Ask Angie: How to restore a faded wood fence
The Telagraph - May 25, 2015
Dear Angie: What's involved in restoring and staining a grayed-out fence? - Srinivasa V., Plano, Texas Dear Srinivasa: Returning a sun-faded fence to its former brightness is an ideal DIY project....

Schools

Trespassing concerns prompt fence at Pacific Drive
OC Register - May 19, 2015
Fullerton School District officials, in response to concerns from parents about transients trespassing on the Pacific Drive Elementary School campus, will install fences to secure the school from unwanted intruders.......

Pool Safety

Maroondah Council warns people to take care of their pool fences or else face a massive fine
Herald Sun - May 23, 2015
A CROYDON North homeowner has been slapped with a $15,000 council fine for not maintaining a swimming pool fence.......
Fulton Homes donates pool fence
East Valley Tribune - May 22, 2015
A Mesa family who postponed their plan to install a fence around their swimming pool to pay medical bills is getting a free fence from Fulton Homes......

International Borders

Bulgaria to repair 7M leva Turkish border fence, tilting after less than a year
Sofia Globe - May 25, 2015
Bulgaria will repair its seven million leva (about 3.5 million euro) 30km fence at the border with Turkey, tilting in places less than a year after it was inaugurated......

Weird News

3 Burglars Share Tips of Trade in Crime Prevention Video
ABC News - May 26 2015
Police looking to educate the public about ways to prevent break-ins turned to the experts — a trio of convicted burglars..

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