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Industry News

Airforce Technology - Nov 12, 2015
Elmhurst, IL, November 5, 2015 — LiftMaster, the nation's leading manufacturer of residential and commercial gate operators, is pleased to introduce its new line of UL 325 Listed Gate Operators and Monitored Safety Entrapment Protection Devices, engineered and tested to work as a UL 325 compliant system....
Southeast Access Technologies Hosts BD Loops and Linear for Training Event
Press Release - Nov 17, 2015
BD Loops popular “Everything You Need to Know about Loops” Seminar is coming to Norcross, Georgia. Southeast Access Technologies is hosting a free seminar presented by Brian Dickson of BD Loops.....
Adding fence can be low-maintenance, green project
WPTZ - Nov 16, 2015
(NewsUSA) - Americans are spending more than $200 billion on home-improvement projects each year, and more than ever, people are going green with their remodeling projects. "Choosing materials that last longer and require less maintenance will save money and require significantly less upkeep over time," said Mike Loughery, a home expert with building products manufacturer CertainTeed Corporation.....
Fibre Net FIBREFENCE - Radio-Transparent, Frangible Fences and Crash Gates
Airforce Technology - Nov 12, 2015
Fibre Net is one of the world's leading developers of fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP), used to create airport and airfield perimeter fences, as well as a variety of purposes throughout the construction, building consolidation, energy, transport and industrial sectors....
Skid steer attachments: Concrete mixer attachment for skid steer loaders
Utility Products - Nov 9, 2015
Skid steer attachments: Western Material & Design LLC introduces the FasTrac Concrete Mixer. The FasTrac converts any skid steer loader into a portable concrete mixer. Portability and versatility make the FasTrac ideal for a broad array of applications where speed is important, and space may be limited...
Superior Concrete Products Launches “Cedar” Board-on-Board Precast Fence
Global NewsWire - Nov 5, 2015
EULESS, Texas, Nov. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superior Concrete Products, a North-Texas-based manufacturer of precast concrete fence and barrier products, is launching a revolutionary new product – the Superior Board-on-Board™ concrete fence...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Debuts New, Modern Pergola Shades
MarketWatch - Nov 11, 2015
WINCHESTER, VA, Nov 11, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Every outdoor space deserves air, balance and vision -- which is now a possibility thanks to the latest introductions from Trex® Pergola(TM). Three new Trex Pergola Shade Structures -- named Air, Balance and Vision..
Global and Chinese wood & competitive decking industry to 2019 set to grow according to forecasts
WhaTech - Nov 13, 2015
2014 Wood & Competitive Decking Industry Report - Global and Chinese Market Scenario is a professional and in-depth market survey on Global and Chinese Wood & Competitive Decking industry...
CPG Building Products' AZEK® Brand Earns 2015 Award from Hanley Wood
PRWeb - Nov 16, 2015
AZEK, a CPG Building Products brand with more than 25 years of manufacturing experience making and marketing premium, low maintenance exterior building products, has announced that it has won the Hanley Wood 2015 Brand Builder Award for Business-to-Business Mobile Marketing..
Trex(R) Outdoor Storage(TM) Named Among "Top 100 Best New Home Products" - Nov 16, 2015
Trex has the perfect place to store its latest award. The company's new Trex® Outdoor Storage™ collection has been named by This Old House as one of the "Top 100 Best New Home Products of 2015." Introduced earlier this year, the collection of waterproof outdoor cabinets and storage components..

Fence Contractors

Demand for pool fence work leaves Queenslanders struggling to meet compliance deadline - Nov 05, 2015
The deadline for pool fence compliance in Queensland may be impossible to meet for many pool owners who cannot get necessary work carried out on their properties...
Fence, gate company has new location
Valley Center - Nov 12, 2015
It is said that good fences make for good neighbors. If that is so then Bruce Clark has been helping people to become better neighbors for fifteen years. Recently Valley Center Fence and Controlled Entrances, two different faces of the same organization that Clark ..

Local Government Issues

Wrought-iron fence to encircle fountain in Cornelius Park
Star Beacon - Nov 12, 2015
ASHTABULA — City officials hope the days of worrying about vandalism to the newly refurbished fountain in downtown's Cornelius Park will end next year. Members of City Council's park and recreation committee are talking about installing a 48-inch-high, black wrought iron fence around the fountain, said Earl Tucker, committee chairman. ..
Berlin Wall Fence Planned to Guard Against Souvenir-Hunting Tourists
Artnet News - Nov 6, 2015
Twenty-six years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the remnants of the once-imposing structure are slowly but surely fading away, thanks in no small part to tourists eager to take home a small piece of history. The situation has gotten so bad that Berlin authorities have announced plans to construct a fence in front of the wall ..

Community Issues

Palos Verdes Estates to install fencing along dangerous cliff where homes were demolished
Daily Breeze - Nov 11, 2015
Now that work is nearly finished on the cliff-side site in Palos Verdes Estates where seven damaged homes were demolished earlier this year, city officials want to put up fencing and warning signs to prevent deadly falls. ..
Community Finishes Fence After Father Is Gunned Down
WJZ Baltimore - Nov 15, 2015
BALTIMORE (WJZ)–More than 300 people killed in the city of Baltimore. A staggering number that hasn't been seen in nearly two decades. Now community members are trying to battle back against what police call a violent crime crisis. ..
Garrard Co. Animal Shelter Needs Help To Build Fence
Lex 18 - Nov 5, 2015
The Garrard County Animal Shelter is asking for help to buy a fence for their property. The facility has been there for years and animals are left in cages with no where to run or play. Shelter employees tell LEX 18 that the fence is the next closest thing to freedom for these dogs. ..

AG Fencing

No shock: Electric fencing ‘keeps livestock where you want them'
Osage County Online - Nov 4, 2015
Cattle getting out of where they're supposed to be is costly no matter how one looks at it. Thus, fencing is a key part of cattle management, according to Rod Schaub, Lyndon, Frontier Extension District livestock agent, who discussed alternative cross fence options during the Grazing Management Field Day at the Frank Graham farm, west of Garnett....

Fences and Animals -- Wildlife

Use fencing to keep deer away
Livingston Daily - Nov 13, 2015
Q: I have some little white pines and concolor firs. The white pines got chewed up last winter by deer, but the concolors did not. I need to figure out how to protect all of them. I was told that I could use a deer repellant and spray them now and nothing would chew them up. So what do I buy?....
Florida building miles of fences to keep panthers from dangerous road
New York Daily News - Nov 8, 2015
NAPLES, Fla. — State officials are spending more than $5 million on a fencing project designed to keep panthers and other large animals off Alligator Alley.....
Predator-proof fence protects Kauai endangered birds
Hawaii News Now - Nov 8, 2015
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Conservation officials this week moved 10 endangered Hawaiian petrel chicks to an area of Kauai that's protected by a predator-proof fence.....


Fencing project along local railroad tracks in the works
WESH - Nov 12, 2015
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —Transportation officials have expressed concerns across Central Florida over people getting too close to train tracks. In the past several days, two people have been killed by Amtrak trains. State officials want to find a way to prevent people from walking into the trains' paths....


Fences and Art

Artfully Edmonds brief: New ‘On the Fence' temporary art installation
My Edmonds News - Nov 5, 2015
An exhibit by artist Naoko Morisawa was installed on the fence south of Art Works at 2nd Avenue South and Dayton Street this past week. The installation is titled “Green Waves/Green Tree.” Seattle-based artist Morisawa is known mostly for her award-winning wood mosaics. Her work is a contemporary update of traditional Japanese wood mosaic ..

Fences and Neighbors

Fencing over difficult fence line needs compromise
The Olympian - Nov 14, 2015
Q: My husband and I are longtime readers of your informative column, but first-time writers. We hope you can find time to answer this in your column. We have owned our home in Fairfield for almost 11 years. We live in a subdivision that was built back in the mid-1960s. Our neighbors moved in about two years ago. ..
Ask Angie: Who owns a shared fence?
The Olympian - Nov 9, 2015
Dear Angie: The fence that encloses my back yard is shared with three other neighbors and is in bad shape. With a shared fence, are maintenance or replacement costs typically also shared?...

USA/Mexico Border

Arizona GOP lawmakers to quit privately funded border fence
AZCentral - Nov 12, 2015
Arizona lawmakers who hoped to build miles of fencing along the border with Mexico using private money are pulling the plug on the project after nearly five years. Republican backers of the 2011 legislation hoped to collect as much as $50 million in donations to build the fence. About $265,000 was collected.....
How Congress Prevented Border Fence Law's Implementation
Investor's Business Daily - Nov 12, 2015
Border: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, pointed to a 2006 law requiring 700 miles of double-layer border fencing. Unfortunately, in 2007 another Texas Republican helped the Democrat Congress change that.....

International Border

Slovenia Builds Border Fence to Stem Flow of Migrants
New York Times - Nov 12, 2015
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Slovenia began erecting a razor-wire fence at its border with Croatia on Wednesday to stem the inflow of migrants, as winter closes in and countries to the north tighten their own border controls.....

Weird News

Man Arrested in Soap/cocaine Mix-up Sues in Pennsylvania
ABC News - Nov 17, 2015
A New York man who spent 29 days in jail after Pennsylvania state police mistook homemade soap for cocaine has filed a lawsuit. The (Allentown) Morning Call reports ( ) Alexander Bernstein says he had to pay thousands of dollars in court costs and missed Thanksgiving with his toddler before the charges were dropped....

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