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Industry News

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS INTRODUCES THE VERSATILE EL2000 TELEPHONE ENTRY SYSTEM
Press Release Elmhurst, Illinois - Apr 13, 2006
Chamberlain Professional Products introduces the new Elite™ EL2000 telephone entry system. This powerful yet versatile system is the latest addition to the Chamberlain line of telephone entry systems products...
Rich Clay Color Now Available for CertainTeed's Bufftech Imperial Semi-Private Fence
Press Release Valley Forge, PA - Apr 11, 2006
CertainTeed Corporation expands designs options in its Bufftech Imperial semi-private fence line with the addition of Clay to its color palette...
Invisa Continues to Build Momentum with PTC Industries Becoming ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Apr 18, 2006
... SmartGate as the de facto standard for preventing injuries, property damage and liability exposure for the tens of thousands of gate operators throughout the ...
SecureUSA, Inc. Crash Tested Sidewalk Bollard Provides Practical
Yahoo! News (press release) - Apr 17, 2006
ATLANTA, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SecureUSA, Inc., the leading provider of perimeter defense solutions, introduced its new sidewalk bollard that was recently ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Trachsel Fencing celebrates 10 years and adds Bobcat services
California Democrat, MO - Apr 16, 2006
... wire fences and it is not uncommon for him to replace on average about a fourth to a half of a mile of fence. He also occasionally does a mile of fencing. ...
Backyard fence builder turns profit
Burnaby Newsleader,  Canada - Apr 14, 2006
... workmanship, he grew frustrated with the fencing sections he ... deal of his time repairing the fences he installed ... the goal of producing a better fence section. ...
Contractors Often Play a Key Role in the Hiring of Illegal ...
Los Angeles Times, CA - Apr 15, 2006
... were undocumented. Instead, the agency is investigating Golden State Fence, the contractor that hired the workers. The contractors ...

Local Government Issues

Commission agrees on how to fence Morgan jail
The Decatur Daily, AL - Apr 11, 2006
... noted Tuesday that the new plan would entail decorative fencing on the north and south sides of the jail. Razor wire would be inside the decorative fence. ...
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 Deadline Extended for Former Taco Bell Buildings
KCBD-TV, TX - Apr 12, 2006
The owner of two, old vacant Taco Bell buildings now has until next Friday to fence their Lubbock properties. The buildings were ...
Council OKs fencing along intersection
San Diego Union Tribune, United States - Apr 14, 2006
... The fence will run along Otay Lakes Road between East H ... Construction of the steel fencing is to begin before ... The fences will have green vinyl coating to blend ...
City to review fence policy
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - Apr 16, 2006
By Jessica DeLeĆ³n. The City Council has asked the staff to review conflicts in the wording of a controversial masonry fence ordinance. ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Couple puts toilets in yard to protest fence ruling
Akron Beacon Journal, OH - Apr 16, 2006
Robin Sutton and Allen Lade put the commodes in plain view eight months ago after local authorities said they couldn't build a privacy fence in the yard. ...
Fencing makes a point
TheNewsTribune.com (subscription), WA - Apr 16, 2006
... ve been bolted to two barbed-wire-topped hurricane fences between Durango ... The Oakland Madrona Fence Art cutouts represent real people doing their jobs, but ...
Proctorville youth killed by electric fence
Ironton Tribune, OH - Apr 18, 2006
residence. "It looks like they had a fence around animal pens and it appears the boy came into contact with the fence" Sexton said...

Community Issues

Suicide fence issues are atop council agenda
Kennebec Journal, ME - Apr 17, 2006
... State officials have budgeted $250,000 to install a new chain-link fence. If city officials want fancier fencing, they say the city would have to pay the ...
Fence blocks path across train tracks
WMC-TV, TN - Apr 16, 2006
... month. His mother called for a fence to be put up near the busy Trigg West Park. ... crossing. Now, a fence has been erected to block the path. ...
Hess Memorial Cemetery will get new fence NORTH TOWNSHIP: Trustee ...
nwitimes.com, IN - Apr 15, 2006
BY SUSAN BROWN. HAMMOND | The long-missing fence along the historic Hess Memorial Cemetery is being replaced, possibly beginning as early as next week. ...
Safety concerns spark fencing improvements
Sand Mountain Reporter, AL - Apr 14, 2006
... operational areas. A 6-foot chain link fence with three strands of barbed wire will replace the mile-long stretch of hogwire fencing. ...
After fires, work begins to replace fencing
Amarillo.com (subscription), TX - Apr 15, 2006
... see something positive about replacing 26 miles of fire-damaged fence. ... A local fencing crew is making progress on building perimeter and cross fences on the ...

Fences and Neighbors

NEIGHBOR MENDS A BROKEN FENCE
Miami Herald, FL - Apr 14, 2006
... That's because it was overshadowed by a new, seven-foot wooden fence that Capo installed. ''Admittedly, you don't need two fences,'' Krebs said with a bit of ...
Residents say fence sullies sublime coastal view
Monterey County Herald, CA - Apr 17, 2006
A rusting chain-link fence stretching a quarter mile from Jacobsen Park to Hopkins Marine Station has some Pacific Grove residents disgruntled. ...

DIY - Consumers

Extend your living space with fencing and decking
Alaska Star, AK - Apr 14, 2006
... deck or creating a private space with some fencing. ... of materials are available for fences and decks ... and/or slatted chainlink and ornamental fence materials are ...
Fencing - a labour of love
North Thompson Star, Canada - Apr 17, 2006
... Davis uses the dead or dying trees for the fence he is building, his way of trying to keep the spread of dying trees in check. Patiently ...

International

Egypt reportedly constructing border fence
Jerusalem Post, Israel - Apr 17, 2006
Farmers from the community of Kadesh Barnea along the Egyptian border in the south claimed Monday that Egypt had begun erecting a security fence along the ...
World Bank grants $15 mln to fence Nigeria's int'l airports
Xinhua, China - Apr 16, 2006
LAGOS, April 16 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank (WB) is to grant 15 million US dollars to financing the perimeter fencing of Nigeria's two international airports in ...
Grieving family in plea to fence lake
Queensland Sunday Mail, Australia - Apr 16, 2006
Comment: Whilst This is a terrible Tragedy i stongly disagree with the childs Granmother Eyvonne Gordon that the Lake be fenced off. ...
Saudi Arabia plans 560-mile fence on Iraq border
Scotsman, United Kingdom - Apr 10, 2006
SAUDI Arabia has invited bids for the construction of a security fence along the whole length of its 560-mile desert border with Iraq. ...
Saudi denies any plans to build a fence along its Iraq border
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates - Apr 12, 2006
DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has denied a report that it is considering building a fence along its border with Iraq, security sources said on Wednesday. ...

Weird News

Japanese soldier found alive in Ukraine
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - Apr 17, 2006
TOKYO (AP) - A former Japanese soldier last seen by his family when he went off to fight in the Second World War has surfaced in Ukraine and is returning to Japan to see his relatives after 60 years, the government said Monday ...

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