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  Pool Safety and Fencing Blog

We have started a new blog on pool safety and the opportunities for fence contractors. Maureen Williams of D&D Technologies will be the main author of the blog. Maureen is an expert on Pool Safety; she is president of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. The purpose of the blog is to identify opportunities and how to take advantage of them. We hope you will find this useful and please comment. Pool Fencing Blog

Industry News

Autogate's new "Shield" vertical pivot lift crash barrier gate obtain "K8" rating from the State Department
Press Release, Berlin Heights, Ohio - Apr 4, 2006
... On March 28, 2006 the ‘Shield’ Vertical Pivot Lift Crash Barrier obtained a K8 rating by the Department of State as a result of its demonstrated compliance with the Standards for Anti-Ram Barriers. The ‘Shield’ stopped a 15,000 lb vehicle traveling 40 MPH, totally disabling the vehicle and would be driver...

Fence Contractors in the News

Firm known for wrought-iron fences wins O'Hare work worth $10.6
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - Apr 4, 2006
and GF Structures have been paid tens of millions of dollars for fencing and other it has been the result of the mayor's love affair with wrought-iron fences...
Fences make good downtown neighbors
Community Press, KY - Mar 29, 2006
BY LINDSAY BRAUD | COMMUNITY PRESS STAFF WRITER. LOVELAND -- Dale Eads grew up in Loveland and has lived here most of this life. ...
Contractor abandons Fencing contract, as elephants wreck havoc in
African News Dimension, South Africa - Apr 4, 2006
havoc in Central Malawi near Kasungu National Park after a contractor named Top Guard from Zimbabwe assigned to work on a 20 Kilometer fencing project by Parks ...

Decking Industry News

An endless array of choices on deck
San Luis Obispo Tribune, CA - Mar 31, 2006
... constructed from wood. All this has changed, according to Marsden, who owns The Patio Cover & Decking Co. in Paso Robles. "People are ...
Latest Principia Study Explains Growth Drivers and Demand Factors ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Apr 3, 2006
EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2006--Principia Partners announces the completion of its latest study, Composite Decking: 2004 vs. ...

Fencing and Airports

Carbon airport authority opens bids for security fence
Allentown Morning Call, PA - Apr 2, 2006
Carbon County Airport Authority will need to use roughly two-thirds of the state and federal funds it received to install a security fence around Jake Arner ...

Community Issues

Residents want a mended fence
Toronto Star,  Canada - Apr 3, 2006
A fence that's supposed to keep people from falling over the edge of a sidewalk has gone for a tumble itself. Mabelle Ave. is a ...
Memorial Bridge fence should be replaced
Kennebec Journal, ME - Apr 2, 2006
... At the time, people knew why the safety fence was needed. The fence seems to have been effective. ... But let us in any event have the safety fence. ...
Study: Fence an effective tool CDC doctor says suicide rates ...
MaineToday.com, ME - Mar 30, 2006
AUGUSTA -- The safety fence installed on Augusta's Memorial Bridge in 1983 was effective not only in stopping suicides from the bridge, but also reduced the ...
Parks will look at cost of fence removal
Pioneer Press Online, IL - Mar 30, 2006
... The decision to fence the ball fields came about after parents of girls playing in the park district house league complained the facilities were not equal to ...
Study recommended safety improvements for site of deadly crash
The Torrington Telegram, WY - Apr 3, 2006
... is needed to achieve maximum reduction in crashes. For that goal to be reached, the study says, about an additional 165,000 feet of snow fence is needed. ...

Local Government Issues

City's new fence, wall permit raises public awareness
AL.com, AL - Apr 3, 2006
A rule strengthening city inspection for fence construction has proven successful in the month since it went into effect, Birmingham planning and zoning...
Commissioners leaning toward no fence at jail
The Decatur Daily, AL - Mar 30, 2006
The Morgan County Commission is leaning away from putting a fence around the new jail, but won't decide until after a special meeting next week. ...
Plan for fence, razor wire at Morgan County jail meets opposition
Times Daily, AL - Mar 30, 2006
... downtown could be hampered if the Morgan County Commission is successful in its plans to surround a new jail with a razor wire-topped fence, officials said. ...
Sask. Party urges fence for northern dump
StarPhoenix, Canada - Mar 31, 2006
REGINA -- The Saskatchewan Party called on the government Thursday to fence off an unregulated northern garbage dump on Crown land that media reports have ...

Fences and Animals

New Dog Law
State Journal, WV - Apr 3, 2006
... The owners must also have a six-feet high fence enclosed fence if the dog is allowed outside, and the dogs must also wear a muzzle and leash when taken outside ...
Putting up effective deer fences
Franklin County Courier, Vermont - Apr 3, 2006
... forms of sight, sound, taste, and touch repellents for deer, yet still have them feeding on your choice garden plants, perhaps it's time to consider a fence. ...
Company to use fences to protect turtles from pipeline project
Duluth News Tribune, MN - Mar 31, 2006
... Resources. "(Fences) are put in prior to the turtles being active each year. ... river.". Other Wisconsin projects have used the fences. ...

Pool Safety

Rescuers give early message on drowning prevention
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - Apr 3, 2006
... And while pool fences and other precautions are important, there is no substitute for adult supervision when it comes to preventing drownings, firefighters say ...
Time to review pool safety for upcoming season
Miami Herald, FL - Mar 30, 2006
... Each year on April Pool's Day, the Miami Chapter of the American Red Cross launches the swim season by highlighting pool safety and promoting the importance of ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Fence proposed along US-Mexico border
Standard-Speaker, PA - Apr 1, 2006
Controversy continues to swirl around the proposed 700-mile-long fence along the US-Mexico border that would help prevent illegal immigrants from entering this ...

Fences and Neighbors

Prosecutors end neighbors' months long duel over fence
St. Petersburg Times, FL - Mar 30, 2006
... Greer, 41, didn't deny asking her husband to cart off three fallen sections of her neighbor's chain-link fence to a dump. In any ...


Golf club accused of foul play over fence plan to stop balls
Scotsman, United Kingdom - Mar 28, 2006
A GOLF club's plan to build a ten-metre high fence to stop golf balls flying on to a busy road has sparked protests from nearby residents. ...
3766 families affected due to border fencing
Kashmir Media Service, Pakistan - Apr 1, 2006
Jammu, April 01 (KMS):In occupied Kashmir, about 3766 families have been affected by the border fencing. The puppet Minister of ...
India is building a fence and putting up floodlights along its ...
India Daily, NJ - Apr 4, 2006
India is building a fenceand putting up floodlights along its long, porous border with Bangladesh, a move aimed a curbing illegal immigration, officials said...

Weird News

Cop shoots self in the arm
Canoe Network CNEWS Apr 4, 2006
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) A sheriff's sergeant who claimed a man shot him in the arm while on patrol has been charged with filing a false report after prosecutors say the sergeant actually turned his own gun on himself...

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