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Industry News

Edko Becomes Fifth Major US Gate Manufacturer to Join Invisa's OEM ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Apr 5, 2006
Donald Parrin, Edko's President and CEO, stated, "We take our responsibility to provide the highest levels of safety with Edko gate operators very seriously ...
Interpon releases colour chart for exterior fencing and outdoors
Infolink Architecture & Building, Australia - Apr 4, 2006
The Interpon D610 Excel colour range offers a cost-effective way to decorate fencing and outdoor living areas that use substrates such as hot-dipped zinc and ...

Decking Industry News

Post caps give a deck a decorative edge
DetNews.com, MI - Apr 8, 2006
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products answers the call with four new leaded glass post caps and Latitudes Equator decking. ...

Gas Prices and Building Supplies

Rising energy costs drive construction prices higher
San Antonio Business Journal, TX - Apr 10, 2006
... expected to increase the demand for building materials -- a ... largely been through the increases in energy prices. Oil and natural gas production from the Gulf ...
Higher Gas Prices Predicted
Washington Post, United States - Apr 11, 2006
Gas prices will be higher this spring and summer than last year, and news of any developing hurricanes and tropical storms could send them higher late this ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Set your boundaries
Poughkeepsie Journal, NY - Apr 7, 2006
... Hudson Fence Company, said aluminum fencing treated with a baked-on enamel or powder-coated finish is a favorite as a swimming pool surround. The fences have ...

Fencing and Airports

Phoenix to spend $10 million to update airport security fence
AZ Central.com, AZ - Apr 7, 2006
... million reinforcing and upgrading the fences that surround ... 14 miles of perimeter fencing that surrounds ... Corporation to oversee the fence construction project ...
Airport fences to get upgrade
Arizona Republic, AZ - Apr 8, 2006
The city will spend as much as $10 million reinforcing and upgrading the fences surrounding Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. ...
Convergence of Physical Security and Information Technology Key
PR Newswire (press release), NY - Apr 4, 2006
Post 9/11, enhanced efforts to protect critical airport infrastructure has led to increased budget allocation to combat security threats and protect airport perimeters. This, together with technological upgrades and the deployment of strong, proactive security solutions ...

Fences and Train Tracks

NJ Transit to build fence along Suffern tracks
The Journal News.com, NY - Apr 11, 2006
The fence is the result of a policy change, in which the agency identifies locations that would benefit from more fencing because of high trespassing rates...
Fence near tracks sought
San Jose Mercury News,  USA - Apr 8, 2006
... the fence. And even if a barrier had been there, he said, there's no guarantee pedestrians wouldn't find a way around or through it. ``With regard to fencing ...

Local Government Issues

Turnpike agrees good fence will make good neighbors
Boston Globe, United States - Apr 9, 2006
Following a meeting at the Honan-Allston library last month, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority has agreed to scrap the damaged wooden snow fence between the ...
Fence to be built at Jefferson County Courthouse
News 10 Now, NY - Apr 8, 2006
The county will take bids next week for the construction of a fence behind the court complex. ... The fence could be in place by June.
City Council looking toward mending fences
Tampa Bay Newspapers, FL - Apr 5, 2006
... the proposed regulation, no fences, hedges or walls could be built in a home's front yard beyond the house. There was a consensus that the fence line should ...
New fence only project left to finish at new jail
WAFF, AL - Apr 5, 2006
... All agree the property needs a wrought iron fence facing the main road and a barbed wire fence along the back, near the railroad ... "It's less fencing that you ...

Community Issues

Should The Barbed Wire Fence Stay Or Go?
WSBtv.com, GA - Apr 6, 2006
... two neighborhoods that have been there since the 1950's and as part of a condition of the complex being built, it was agreed a barbed wire fence would be put ...
Fence greased to keep kids on campus
Sploid (satire) - Apr 10, 2006
So in the hopes of stopping students from leaving campus, he ordered the chain-link fence surrounding the school grounds be lubed up with wheel-bearing grease. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Good fences would have made better neighbors
Miami Herald, FL - Apr 7, 2006
... recalled speaking to him in December when he told her he would not build a fence. ... In this case, good fences probably would have made for much better neighbors.
With ownership settled, flattened fence repaired
Richmond Times Dispatch, VA - Apr 4, 2006
Robert W. says the flattened fence along the RMA side of the 2800 block of Idlewood Avenue near Carytown has been lying there for well over a year. ...

The Famous and Their Fences

'Da Vinci Code' Author Fences-In Home
ABC News - Apr 7, 2006
27, 2006 photo. Brown, best-selling author of "The Da Vinci Code," is working to put up a wrought-iron fence around his home to keep out uninvited guests. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

San Diego Fence Provides Lessons in Border Control
NPR - Apr 5, 2006
... in Arizona to constructing new fences that would span 700 miles. Those advocating expanded fencing already have a model they can look to: a fence the federal ...

Community Fence Projects

Mother goose gets protective fence
Tallahassee.com, FL - Apr 3, 2006
... Monday, as drivers passed by, the mother was still sitting behind the fence. Lowe's on Capital Circle Northeast donated 50 feet of poultry fencing and stakes ...
Building Fences, Friendship
WTOK, MS - Apr 4, 2006
Over the past few months, Newscenter 11 has reported about the building of a fence on the property of Sergeant First Class Norris Galatas and his wife, Janis. ...
Fence sections sold to memorialize loved ones at Wapello Cemetery
Muscatine Journal, IA - Apr 4, 2006
WAPELLO, Iowa — A new vinyl fence at the entrance of the Wapello Cemetery will provide a special place to memorialize loved ones. ...


India is building a fence and putting up floodlights along its ...
India Daily, NJ - Apr 4, 2006
India is building a fence and putting up floodlights along its long, porous ... Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said over the weekend that "border fencing works are ...
Security fence construction running behind schedule
Jerusalem Post, Israel - Apr 6, 2006
Large segments of the security fence around Route 443 in the vicinity of Beit Haron and A-Tira are not finished even though the deadline for their completion ...
Saudis plan to fence off border with chaos
Times Online, UK - Apr 9, 2006
SAUDI ARABIA has invited bids for the construction of a security fence along the entire length of its 900km (560mile) desert border with Iraq in a multimillion ...

Weird News

Man gets phone bill for $218 trillion
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - Apr 11, 2006
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A Malaysian man was speechless when he received a $218 trillion phone bill and was ordered to pay up or face prosecution, a newspaper ...

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