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Industry News

Universal Forest Products wins cool places to work award
Press Release,  GRAND RAPIDS, MI,  - Sep 2, 2005
Universal Forest Products (Nasdaq: UFPI) was named one of 60 "Cool Places to Work" in Michigan in a first-of-its-kind competition jointly held by Crains Detroit Business and the Grand Rapids Business Journal.
Chain Link Manufactuers Announce Design Award Application Open
CLFMI Press Release, Columbia MD - Sep 12, 2005
The CLFMI has announced that it is now accepting applications for its 2006 Les Grube Memorial Design Award contest...
Kantech ioProx Receiver/Transmitter Solution Extends Access ...
SecurityInfoWatch, IL - Sep 12, 2005
... This means cardholders no longer have to get out of their cars to open a secured parking gate the way they would with traditional access control systems that ...
Waters Instruments Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Sep 13, 2005
... The Company's operating results for fiscal year 2005, included one-time Rutland Electric Fence Company acquisition and integration expenses of approximately ...

Hurricane Katrina and Industry News

Access Automation & Controls Group helping out with Katrina
Announcement Baton Rouge, LA  -Sep 9, 2005
Steve Hale at Access Automation and Control Group in Baton Rouge LA, has survived and is now organized to help those still living in direst need...
The AFA has list to help affected fencers
Announcement Glen Ellyn, Illinois  -Sep 9, 2005
AFA staff has compiled a list of members who wish to help fellow fencers obtain employment or housing in the aftermath of Katrina...
Project Aims to Secure Homes From Looting
Washington Post, United States - Sep 10, 2005
... National Guard crews are setting up double rows of coiled razor wire in front of the tracks and will continue to do so until the fencing blocks the ravaged ...

Homeland Security

Port in the shadow of security funding
The Olympian, WA - Sep 11, 2005
... A portion of that fence was already in place between the farmers market and marine terminal before the funding was received. The ...
Withstanding a Terrorist Attack
RedNova.com, TX - Sep 12, 205
... Abbate cites among other improvements new video cameras, fencing and enhanced training for guards at Jersey Central Power & Light, and $240 million in upgrades ...
Speaking out on Security
Health Facilities Management - Sep 12, 2005
... Chapter 6: Exterior Security Devices and Systems contains detailed information on fencing, entrances, locks, lighting, walls, roofs, openings and barriers. ...

Schools and Fences

Fences cheaper than new schools
Daily Telegraph, Australia - Sep 12, 2005
... still waiting for the installation of security fencing. And there's no fence in sight. According to a letter sent to the principal ...
San Leandro High considers installing a security fence
Oakland Tribune, CA - Sep 8, 2005
... of security. Discussions are taking place, in school board meetings and on campus, about the prospect of building a fence. "I really ...

Community Fence Projects

Good neighbors build zoo fences
The Saginaw News, MI - Sep 9, 2005
Officials at the Children's Zoo at Celebration Square are putting out the call for volunteers to help reinforce its fence over the next two weekends. ...
Research Park
Logan Herald Journal, UT - Sep 9, 2005
... decade. Is a simple fence worth all the expense? For ... "We thought we had no chance and now the fence is practically finished.". The buck ...
Fulmer helps build field fence
Parkersburg News, WV - Sep 9, 2005
... After months of working to raise the money and spending part of his summer vacation doing the work, there is a new fence around the Wirt County High School ...

Community Issues

Experimental beach fence still needs location
Florida Today, FL - Sep 10, 2005
BY JEFF SCHWEERS. A proposal to string experimental mesh fences into the ocean to try to catch sand along a stretch of south county beach has gone adrift. ...
Authorities fence off a bus and train station for a jail
Knoxville News Sentinel (subscription), TN - Sep 9, 2005
... every other crook out there. But these days, a chain-link fence and a padlock will do just fine. "It's primitive and old-fashioned ...
A fixed fence, finally
Daily Free Press (subscription), MA - Sep 7, 2005
Months went by and nothing was done to repair a broken fence that allowed Boston University students Andrew Voluck and Molly Shattuck onto a railroad track ...

Consumers

Around the valley
Russellville Courier, AR - Sep 13, 2005
... Topics to be discussed include modern electric fence effectiveness, selection of fence materials, fence construction, and grazing and water system design. ...
Your Interactive Fence
TheHorse.com, KY - Sep 10, 2005
... You click--your computer displays a response. Your horse "clicks" an electric fence, and it shocks him. ... A powered fence acts as a barrier to enclose animals. ...

The Art of Fences

Green, gold fence gains a bit of pink
Appleton Post Crescent, WI - Sep 10, 2005
GREEN BAY   Whereas the fence along Lombardi Avenue since 1984 has celebrated Green Bay Packers players and coaches through phrases in green and gold paint ...
Fences that skirt the boundaries of country art
Globe and Mail, Canada - Sep 7, 2005
... Cattle skulls bleached by years of prairie wind and sun hang from 160 wood posts that string together a barbed-wire fence along Range Road 201. ...

International

Spain to double Melilla fence
Morocco Times, Morocco - Sep 10, 2005
... Guard forces and some hundreds of would-be immigrants who tried to force their way into the 63,000-population enclave by climbing the fence, which cordons off ...
Plan to fence off Afghan border
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - Sep 13, 2005
PAKISTANI President Pervez Musharraf yesterday unveiled plans to build a "fence" along the border with Afghanistan to curb the movement of militants bent on ...
Fence in Judean Desert May Remain Three-Sided
Arutz Sheva, Israel - Sep 12, 2005
Authorities are divided on whether a fence is needed to stop terrorists from traversing the rugged desert area. They said that environmental ...
Safety fence on highway
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain - Sep 12, 2005<
A 35-METRE fence has been built in Hamad Town to shelter houses from traffic noise and increase pedestrian safety. It has been built ...

Weird News

$1,133 hospital bill for toenail work
Canoe Network CNEWS Sep 9, 2005
SEATTLE (AP) - A lawsuit challenging a hospital's $1,133 US bill to clip a toenail and run tests has been certified as a class action ...

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