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  Question of the Week 8/1/06

Hot Metal
There is a story today on the increasing prices for scrap metal. In the fence industry that has all sort of ramifications. The article today was concerned about people stealing metal for the scraps.

The question is what is happening with you? Have you had any thefts? Are you changing your own security practices? Question of the Week Blog

Industry News

Protect Your Garden From Deer Damage
Yahoo! News (press release) - Aug 1, 2006
... Deerbusters, a nationally recognized deer fence company, has introduced the Maximum Strength Millennium Deer Fence, the strongest deer fence on the market. ...
NSI Introduces European Standards for Access Control
Newswire Today (press release), UK - Jul 26, 2006
... United Kingdom, 07/26/2006 - The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has introduced approval to the European Standard EN 50133 for Access Control Systems...

Decking Industry News

TimberTech Announces Debut Of DockSider Plank
Eworldwire (press release), NJ - Jul 28, 2006
... TimberTech is a leading manufacturer of wood composite decking products for residential and commercial use. The company offers a ...

Homeland Security

Redesigns mask security barriers throughout USA
USA Today - Aug 1, 2006
says. "At some point, you have to ask yourself what makes sense. Do you put perimeter security around every building in a city?". No
Fine for Seabrook Station is a joke
Exeter News-Letter, NH - Aug 1, 2006
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Thursday that it is proposing a fine against the owner of the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant for its failure to know that a fence designed to keep intruders out of the facility had been basically ....
Officials: Don't Fence Independence Square
Evening Bulletin, PA - Jul 31, 2006
Philadelphia - The National Park Service's plan to build an 8-foot fence across the middle of the city's most historic square is drawing renewed complaints ...
Independence security fence sparks ire
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA - Jul 30, 2006
The National Park Service's plan to erect a 7-foot iron barrier is drawing bipartisan complaints from local elected officials. By Stephan Salisbury. ...

Homeland Security - Canada

Fence to be installed for security at Johnstown grain elevator
Brockville Recorder and Times,  Canada - Jul 26, 2006
JOHNSTOWN -- A chain-link fence being installed as a security measure at the Port of Prescott next month won't interfere -at least in the immediate future ...
DND to fence out intruders
Ottawa Sun,  Canada - Jul 27, 2006
... The federal government issued a tender earlier this week seeking bids for a three-metre-high iron fence to be constructed around the perimeter of the 19-storey ...

Scrap Metal

SIDING, GUTTERS, CHAIN-LINK FENCES
Charlotte Observer, NC - (free registration required) Jul 28, 2006
What do a useless lawn mower, an old chain-link fence, a handleless fry pan and a stack of rain gutters have in common? They all ...
Scrap metal business has been on fire with high prices
Herald & Review, IL - Jul 29, 2006
... Police and those involved in processing scrap metal emphasize that most collectors pick up metal from legitimate sources. "We know most of our customers. ...

Permit/Ordinance Issues

Fencing regulations split city council
Columbia Basin Herald, WA - Jul 26, 2006
... on the sidewalk-side of the fences be maintained by ... The changes to fencing primarily impact lots in ... and include specific conditions on fence materials, design ...
Owner not on fence about change
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL - Jul 31, 2006
... official reason for the chain-link fence/hedge rule ... The chain-link fences were required by June 1 ... communities already had village-approved fencing, walls and ...
Proposed Fence Ordinance Hits Wall at Planning Meeting
Berkeley Daily Planet, CA - Jul 28, 2006
... s planning meeting turned into a fencing match with ... pointed ripostes at a proposed new fence ordinance drawn ... new rules to govern the height of fences in the ...

Local Government Issues

Salem City Council Tables Decision on Fences for Temporary Pools
WJBDRadio.com, IL - Jul 26, 2006
... someone who purchases a blow up pool to be required to put a fence around it ... He says if a fencing requirement is not in place, the city could be held liable ...
Is 'Furor over fence' settled?
Fort Morgan Times, CO - Jul 26, 2006
... to Musgrave by Jorgenson -- letters demanding modifications to the fence and threatening ... since one doesn't exist currently -- that requires all fences to have ...

Community Issues

Fence has 'adverse impact'
ic Wales, United Kingdom - Jul 30, 2006
... A FENCE erected in one of Wales' most historic gardens may be torn down. Planners in Wrexham will ask councillors today to approve ...
Fence to create further division
St. Petersburg Times, FL - Jul 31, 2006
... That's where the fencing has been for nearly a century ... But officials said the waist-high fence, near the southeast ... The only way to mend fences, they said, is to ...

Community Fence Projects

Group will try to help recycle fence boards
Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS - Jul 29, 2006
By Jack Sunn. Q: We have replaced an old fence. ... We retained the original posts. Is there someplace in or near Jackson where we can take the fence to discard it? ...
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Schools and Fences

Jefferson school board wants fence removed
West Virginia Record, WV - Jul 28, 2006
CHARLES TOWN - The Jefferson County Board of Education wants a fence near an elementary school removed so it can build a road and has filed a lawsuit against ...
New school fences keep trouble out
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - Jul 27, 2006
A SURVEY of 12 schools has found the number of security incidents dropped from 126 to 34 after fencing was installed. The Education ...
Wire fence 'is hazard'
Oxford Mail, UK - Jul 28, 2006
... Local people were upset when the wire fence went up, because it stopped the land being used as an informal car park and a play area. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence sign disputed
Danvers Herald, MA - Jul 27, 2006
... that "good fences make good neighbors," would they say "bad fences make bad ... when you harass a disabled person" spray-painted across the fence bordering three ...

DIY - Consumers

Around the House: Installing a Fence
FOX News - Jul 28, 2006
... But what's the best type of fence for your house? Home Depot's Dave White shows you how fences can be quick and easy to put together, and has tips on what ...

Fences and Animals

MLA wants moose fence along Bathurst highway
CBC New Brunswick, Canada - Jul 26, 2006
... The fence may be expensive, but he said the provincial government must look beyond the financial cost of the fencing to the human cost of car-moose accidents. ...

USA Mexico Minuteman Fence

Minutemen to build high-security border fence in Cochise County
KVOA.com, AZ - Jul 25, 2006
... Hodges is hoping to keep the problems off his ranch with the help of the Israeli-style fence. ... No matter what, she believes the fence will be successful. ...

International

Fencing to protect post office redevelopment
ABC Regional Online, Australia - Jul 27, 2006
... "He's just asked could we put the fence, construction fencing up or the hoarding to stop any further skateboarders on the sandstone stairs. ...
Coroner criticises cliff-face fencing as "lethal
Ocean fm, Ireland - Jul 26, 2006
... Bringing in their verdict today, the inquest jurors said they felt the fencing and signage along the cliff road was totally inadequate and urged the local ...
Zimbabwe: Gaberone Abandons Electric Border Fence Project
AllAfrica.com, Washington - Jul 25, 2006
THE Botswana government has finally abandoned its controversial project to electrify a two-and-a-half metre high fence along the border with Zimbabwe after ...
Vandal fence `like a prison'
Hawke's Bay Today, New Zealand - Jul 26, 2006
A tall wire fence that will soon stand around the edge of the Napier Botanical Gardens has residents fuming and asking why they weren't consulted. ...

Weird News

Texas insurance agent records back-to-back holes-in-one
Canoe Network CNEWS Jul 31, 2006
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - An insurance agent playing in a weekend tournament followed up his first hole-in-one with another one day later ...

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HELP WANTED

GATE & ACCESS CONTROL DISTRICT MANAGER
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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

1995 DANDY DIGGER
dd25 - concrete mixer bucket fork attached trailer lots of misc. extras & parts. Runs great  $18,900
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HELP WANTED

Merchants Metals
One of the nation's largest manufacturers and distributors of fencing materials, seeks qualified individuals for various management, management trainee, service center, and sales opportunities throughout the United States.
Successful candidates will receive comprehensive, professional training and development, enabling career advancement. Applicants must be honest, motivated, willing to work and learn. All positions require a pre-employment background check and drug screen.
A comprehensive benefit package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Vacation, 401(k) and Retirement Benefits.
Mail resume and cover letter (reference: FenceWeek) to: Human Resources Department,
MMI Products, Inc.,
400 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Suite 1200,
Houston, TX 77060-5960.
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HELP WANTED

New York Metro area mfg of ornamental fence seeks sales manager to build sales and marketing organization. Also looking for outside sales representatives to handle the line. Company has been in business for over 40 years. Very solid. Great opportunity with fantastic potential. Contact Richard Sobel at
631-951-9800 x3003 or email: richards@wilbarintl.com

 
 

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