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Industry News

Press Release - Feb 5, 2016
LiftMaster, the number one brand of professionally installed garage door openers and a major manufacturer of commercial door operators, residential and commercial gate operators, today announced the launch of its new Dealer Extranet web site, which has been fully redesigned to improve the customer experience.....
Press Release - Feb 5, 2016
As the Outdoor Living Products Division has continued to grow over the last 15 years so has VEKA's commitment to evolving technology....
CPSG Names Brian Huitt Chairman of the Board & Ross Porter President and Chief Operating Officer
Press Release - Feb 2, 2016
DENVER, Colo., Feb. 2, 2016 —Controlled Products Systems Group (CPSG) announced today the appointment of Brian Huitt, CEO, to the additional role of Chairman of the Board.....
The Chamberlain Group, Inc. Introduces New CEO
Press Release - Feb 4, 2016
Elmhurst, Ill., Feb. 4, 2016 —The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI), maker of LiftMaster® and Chamberlain® access control brands, announced today that JoAnna Sohovich has been appointed CEO......
ActiveYards(R) Introduces Sequoia Privacy Fence
Yahoo Finance (Press Release) - Feb 5, 2016
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - February 05, 2016) - ActiveYards® presents the Fusion™ Series, a uniquely designed residential & commercial privacy panel recently added to the ActiveYards portfolio of fencing systems...
TagMaster NA to Provide an Integrated Access Control Solution with Axis Communications
Press Release - Feb 2, 2016
TagMaster North America, Inc., the leading provider of long-range, high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI), announced today that its embedded standalone access control solution now integrates directly with Axis Communications' video streams...

Decking Industry News

Composite decking and railing market to exceed $3 billion by 2020
Plastics Today - Feb 5, 2016
The composite decking and railing market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.60%, from $1.6 billion in 2015 to $3.09 billion by 2020, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets...
DuraLife Introduces Innovative Deck Selection Program
Building-Products - Feb 5, 2016
DuraLife, Biddeford, Me., has launched a new Your Choice Program to help homeowners create long-lasting and beautiful composite decking solutions that blend color and performance with value. ...

Fence Contractors

Fencing Companies Swamped With Repair Requests
NBC SanDiego - Feb 4, 2016
After the weekend wind storm, fencing companies are swamped with requests for repairs. NBC 7's Matt Rascon looks at just how busy they are. on .....
City says UI will pay solar subcontractors
CT Post - Feb 4, 2016
BRIDGEPORT — The general contractor on United Illuminating’s solar field has skipped out — so the utility will pay off angry subcontractors.....
‘Good fences make good neighbors’ — Fences are like ribbons, wrapping a home’s exterior
Muskogee Phoenix - Jan 26, 2016
Bruce Mumford has been fascinated with fences since childhood. He doesn’t really know why these wood, brick, iron and stone beauties are so enchanting to him but he seldom misses an opportunity to admire a handsomely constructed fence....


Local Government Issues

ODOT Expands Bridge Fencing Policy, Urged On by Victim of Rock-Throwing Incident
Cleveland Scene - Feb 7, 2016
After Lake Township resident Sharon Budd was hit in the face by a rock thrown over a Pennsylvania overpass in 2014, policymakers in Ohio are expanding the guidelines for protective fencing in this state......
Shawnee City Council continues to favor taller fences around swimming pools
Shawnee Dispatch - Feb 4, 2016
The Shawnee City Council is looking to make six-foot fences a requirement for ... last month, allows residents to have pools if a 4-foot tall fence surrounds them......
Home » Local News » Missouri’s Complex Fence Laws to be Explained Missouri’s Complex Fence Laws to be Explained
921News (press release) (blog) - Feb 4, 2016
A program to discuss Missouri’s Complicated Fence Law will be held on Thursday evening, March 10th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the FCS Financial Office, 1925 N. Osage, Nevada, Mo. ...

Community Issues

Wyomissing fence foes appeal to state Supreme Court
Reading Eagle - Feb 6, 2016
The fight over a fence around the Wyomissing High School football field could reach the state Supreme Court...
Freaky fence turns heads and gives Auckland artists 'a bit of fun' NZ - Feb 7, 2016
Like a particularly grim scene out of Game of Thrones, on a west Auckland property you'll find heads, legs, arms and torsos lining a tall fence. One hundred and forty plastic doll body parts, including Darth Vader's mask and a gorilla head, have been pinned atop a spiked, black fence in Swanson.....

Fencing and Animals - Pets

A Chicago Woman Fence-Proofed Her Dog to Keep It From Escaping
TIME - Feb 3, 2016
When a Chicago woman couldn’t find a way to dog-proof her fence, she decided to take a different approach...
Clay County family says dog was injured using electric fence collar
ActionNewsJAX - Feb 3, 2016
A local family says their dog was seriously injured after using a device that was supposed to keep it safe. The PetSafe electronic collar was supposed to help keep their dog from running out of the yard, but a Clay County family said they had to rush the dog to the veterinarian....

Fencing and Animals - Wildlife

Airport fence project nearly complete
Lethbridge Herald - Feb 4, 2016
When they arrive in Alberta, visitors may hope to see some deer, maybe some foxes – even a moose. But not on the airport runway as they arrive. With a 10.6-kilometre fencing project nearing completion, that danger will be significantly reduced at the Lethbridge airport. ...
Fence planned to keep deer out Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
NorthJersey - Feb 3, 2016
ENGLEWOOD — Flat Rock Brook Nature Center is planning to tackle deer overpopulation within its 150-acres of land by placing an eight-foot-tall deer fence around the property to stop forest degradation...
Elephant Dies Trying To Free Her Calf From Illegal Electric Fence In Vellore
NDTV - Feb 3, 2016
Elephant Dies Trying To Free Her Calf From Illegal Electric Fence In Vellore. Tamil Nadu ... Elephant deaths due to illegal electric fences are treated on par with poaching. Officials say it ... But, farmers continue to put up illegal fencing. In Tamil ....


County Proposes $1.3 Million for Purple Line Fence-Removal Process
Bethesda Magazine - Feb 8, 2016
Montgomery County is planning on setting aside $750,000 to prepare for possible legal challenges from residents who have been asked to remove fences and sheds along the Purple Line’s planned route.. ...
For India’s fastest train, railways will fence entire route costing around Rs 70 cr
Indian Express - Feb 5, 2016
The decision to completely fence this route essentially stems from that,” an official ... the forthcoming launch of this train with fencing at only the vulnerable spots. ...



Millionaire loses in feud with neighbors over fence
NY Post - Feb 8, 2016
A Manhattan judge told an Upper East Side millionaire that he can’t stop his town-house neighbors from putting up a new fence on a foot of property he has occupied for more than 20 years....
Work has begun dismantling a controversial view-blocking fence in Wellington suburb of Roseneath
The Dominion Post - Feb 7, 2016
It's taken a year, and about half a million dollars, but Peter and Sylvia Aitchison have their view back. The Wellington couple whose stunning harbour view was blocked by a neighbour's fence say they have their life back after the four-metre-high structure started to come down over the weekend.....

International Border

Tunisia finishes Libya border fence intended to keep out militants
Reuters - Feb 6, 2016
Tunisia has completed a 200-km (125 mile) barrier along its frontier with Libya to try to keep out Islamist militants, and will soon install electronic monitoring systems, Defense Minister Farhat Hachani said on Saturday....

Weird News

Unabashed Gluttony Takes Center Stage at Philly's Wing Bowl
ABC News - Feb 5, 2016
With those around him sick and stuffed, Dennis Rodman needed to brush up on the rulebook. When a queasy chicken-wing contest competitor could digest no longer and heaved brown, lumpy chunks on a plate of discarded bonesy....

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