Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe November 29, 2005  
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Industry News

Universal Forest Products grows consumer products division; Announces purchase of DecKorators™ and distribution agreement for eon® decking
Press Release Grand Rapids, MI  - Nov 22, 2005
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, Nov. 14, 2005 – In two moves intended to enhance the range of products it offers to retail customers and to grow its new consumer products division, Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:UFPI) announced the acquisition of the leading importer and marketer of decorative balusters, DecKorators™...
Smart-tek Awarded $300,000 Contract
PrimeZone (press release), CA - Nov 29, 2005
... Communications, Inc. ("SCI") has been awarded the security, access control and enterphone systems for the YALETOWN PARK project. The ....

International Industry News

Access control: balacing security, safety and legal requirements
Security Park, UK - Nov 28, 2005
... The challenge increasingly is now to fit locks and access control products that meet new British and European standards, yet still provide a high degree of ...
Security fencer moves into manufacturing to corral UK market
ic Wales, United Kingdom - Nov 25, 2005
SOUTH Wales-based Nationwide Fencing has posted a new expansion strategy after moving into manufacturing. The Caerphilly firm has ...
ICT introduces lightweight composite privacy fence board
Construction and Maintenance News, Belarus - Nov 22, 2005
... Technologies has added to its variety of wood plastic composite (WPC) building products with a product is aimed at the flourishing privacy fence market. ...
EU sparks electric fence issue again
Radio New Zealand, New Zealand - Nov 29, 2005
Federated Farmers has written to European farmer organisations to alert them to a move to reduce the level of power allowed to drive electric fence systems. ...
VP buys Dudley for £3.5m
Yorkshire Post Today, UK - Nov 29, 2005
... Earlier this month VP bought fencing specialist TPA for up to £19.5m. VP's managing director Neil Stothard said the group saw great potential in TPA's ...

Local Government Issues

Warsaw Zoning Board To Hear Requests For Variance, Fence, Retail
Warsaw Times Union, IN - Nov 29, 2005
... Don Doan, of 202 S. Union St., will request a variance from developmental standards to erect a 6-foot privacy fence, which would run along Market Street and an ...
Fence ordinance hasn't soothed hard feelings
Providence Journal (subscription), RI - Nov 29, 2005
... The white vinyl fence that Thomas and Veronica D'Agostino erected last year, next to their home at 120 Prescott Ave., still bears the neon-colored squiggles ...
Riverfest taps, fence outlined by city
LaCrosse Tribune, WI - Nov 22, 2005
Riverfest won't be able to fence off the entire north end of Riverside Park next year, and 25 percent of its taps will have to dispense local products under ...

Community Issues

Efforts to fence deadly train tracks gaining speed
Great Falls Tribune, MT - Nov 28, 2005
... on the tracks in 1998, said hopes are high that a Tuesday meeting here with local, state, tribal and railroad officials will result in a plan to erect a fence. ...
City, physicians debating bridge 'suicide fence'
MaineToday.com, ME (free registration required)- Nov 25, 2005
By CHRIS CHURCHILL, Blethen Maine News Service. AUGUSTA To fence or not to fence? That remains a question in Augusta, where officials ...
Access issues an ongoing debate: More than 75 percent of Tahoe is ...
Tahoe Daily Tribune, CA - Nov 22, 2005
The agency recently installed a tall wrought iron fence with a thick lock and chain at the end of the street. At the same time, a ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

2,000-mile border fence would resolve crisis
Arizona Republic, AZ - Nov 26, 2005
... terrorist attack. Only the building of a state-of-the-art border security fence can resolve this national security crisis. In the ...
A fence on the border
Inside Bay Area, CA - Nov 22, 2005
... Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon, attracted a full battery of TV cameras the other day with his latest proposal to build a big strong fence along the Mexican border...



Fencing in avian guests
Calcutta Telegraph, India - 22 hours ago
... Friday. The department was expecting more funds to complete the fencing that will also protect the waterbody from pollution. Already ...
Tripura demands immediate completion of fencing along border
Webindia123, India - Nov 25, 2005
Tripura reiterated its demand to the union government to complete fencing along 123 km Kanpui area in north Tripura to CK Para in Dhalai district bordering ...
Fence to combat wild dogs
Wodonga Border Mail, Australia - Nov 25, 2005
THE rebuilding of a wild dog fence near Granya is part of more than $3 million being spent on tackling the pest animals by the Victorian Government. ...
Bra-covered fence owner won't back down
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - Nov 22, 2005
The owner of a bra-covered fence in Central Otago's Cardrona Valley has said he has no plans to take it down following claims it needs a resource consent. ...

Weird News

Man leads police on slow lawnmower chase
Canoe Network CNEWS Nov 25, 2005
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Bad idea: fleeing from police in a stolen car. Terrible idea: fleeing in a stolen lawnmower. But that's what police say ...

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