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Industry News

Principia Takes on Comprehensive Multi-Client Study on Residential Fence Market...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Aug 29, 2006
EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2006--Principia Partners announces a new study detailing the residential fence market. The ...
Pool Fence Leader Becomes Invisible: Guardian Pool Fences ...
PR Web (press release), WA - Aug 29, 2006
... Pool fences that almost vanish once installed ... color-matched tear-resistant nylon mesh fencing and double ... provide visually pleasing pool safety fence systems that ...
Home Toys (press release), Canada - Aug 18, 2006
... RF) products and is a major supplier of wireless residential security systems, access control, intercoms, garage door operators, gate operators, short and long ...
Smart Gate Systems opens news headquarters in Colorado Springs
Press Release, CO - Aug 22, 2006
Smart gate Systems, a company specializing in the design, sales and service of gate operators and access control devices...
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces B&B Roadway Order from ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Aug 23, 2006
... ISSI is a leading provider of anti-terrorist barriers, traffic control and safety systems within the road and bridge and perimeter security gate industries. ...

Decking Industry News

AFA Announces DeckTech and DeckWorld Magazine...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Aug 25, 2006
Upgrading the FENCETECH'07 Deck and Railing Pavilion to "DECKTECH," a stand alongside event to FENCETECH dedicated to deck and railing products, technology and services...Launching of a new bi-monthly business magazine, DeckWorld, to serve the information needs of deck and railing industry decision makers involved in the entire deck and railing industry ...
Universal Forest Products Introduces New Latitudes Equator(TM) ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Aug 23, 2006
23, 2006--Universal Forest Products (Nasdaq:UFPI) announces the addition of Latitudes Equator(TM) slotted composite decking to its popular Latitudes composite ...
Decks add value to property
TimesCommunity.com, VA - Aug 24, 2006
... "Composite decking is a great choice to further boost the resale value of your home ... As a result, composite decking is an even better investment for your home.". ...

Homeland Security

Editorial | Fencing Independence Hall
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA - Aug 22, 2006
... erect a 7-foot-high security fence through Independence ... style screening and minimum-security prison fencing has aroused ... t need to erect such fences around its ...
US fences make fearful neighbours
Globe and Mail, Canada - Aug 23, 2006
... It includes a two-metre-high fence around the building's perimeter, concrete flower beds to prevent vehicles from getting too close, and metre-high metal ...

USA Mexico Fence

New fences protecting fragile areas on border
Arizona Republic, AZ - Aug 26, 2006
... or technology to back up that fence, what good ... on 370 miles of triple-layer fencing and another ... Supporters of walled fences say they have been successful in ...
Illegal traffic in Organ Pipe cut 95% after barriers rise
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - Aug 28, 2006
Managers of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge to the east hope a similar fencing project set for later this year will have the same effect. ...
Donation will allow Minutemen to erect high-tech border fence
Tucson Citizen, AZ - Aug 22, 2006
... barbed-wire fence this spring along 200 miles of ranchland near Naco and Palominas and are about to start adding another seven miles of fencing and vehicle ...
Feds plan new fencing along Mexican border
AZ Central.com, AZ - Aug 22, 2006
... stretch of fence along Arizona's border with Mexico in Cochise County. A Border Patrol spokesman said the project will connect with existing fencing in the ...

Fence Bandit

Cops thwart would-be fence bandit
Houstonist,  USA - Aug 23, 2006
... becomes Westheimer; there's no word on exactly what went down, but we imagine the erstwhile thief was having some trouble prying the wrought-iron fence out of ...

Fences and Animals

Cows overrun cemetery
Hickory Daily Record, NC - Aug 26, 2006
... He's willing to spend the money to clean it up and put a fence around it. ... Dellinger has no problem with allowing a fence around the cemetery. ...
Work begins on predator-proof fence
TVNZ, New Zealand - Aug 24, 2006
Landowners from Cape Kidnappers to Ocean Beach have joined forces to build a predator-proof fence, to preserve an area of more than 2,000 hectares. ...
City fences out reindeer
Aftenposten, Norway - Aug 28, 2006
So now a fence is going up around the whole town, but it's both loved and hated. As many as 500 reindeer are permanent residents of Hammerfest. ...

Local Government Issues

Fence fix at fire dispatch apparently not an emergency
Boston Globe, United States - Aug 27, 2006
... Fens and you'll discover nothing but jagged pieces of fencing, metal fencing posts strewn ... 18 by a Globe reporter found much of the fence around the center and ...
CN should fence: MLA
Williams Lake Tribune,  Canada - Aug 24, 2006
... the Campbell government and Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon to stop ignoring cattle ranchers in the Cariboo, and address the CN fencing issues immediately ...
City council passes fence, drinking ordinances
McKinney Courier Gazette, TX - Aug 23, 2006
... The first ordinance, addressing fence regulations, was not a new ordinance, but an amended existing one. The goal of amending Coppell ...

Community Issues

How do you feel about the Town and Country fence
Paly Voice, CA - Aug 25, 2006
Town and Country recently put up a fence because of construction. The Paly Voice asked students on campus what they thought about this controversial issue. ...
Fence That Separated Communities Now Has Opening
WCAV, VA - Aug 29, 2006
A fence that has separated part of the 10th and Page neighborhood from the Venable neighborhood for years now has an opening. For ...
Residents near Lake school seek fence for kids' safety
Orlando Sentinel, FL - Aug 23, 2006
... Not having a fence surrounding the school property creates a dangerous situation ... Watson met with residents Monday to talk about adding fencing around the ...
More fencing needed along bluffs: inquest
Nanaimo News Bulletin,  Canada - Aug 24, 2006
The jury in a coroner's inquest into the death of Shaun Chaudery Islam has recommended chain link fences and warning signs be installed above cliffs west of ...

Community Fence Projects

Help build fence at Mormon Lake
Arizona Republic, AZ - Aug 22, 2006
Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona, headquartered in Tempe, is looking for 25 volunteers for a fence-building project Sept. 8-10 at Mormon Lake south of Flagstaff. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbors try to bring down barriers to discuss fence
Business Gazette, MD - Aug 22, 2006
The North Village neighborhood of Montgomery Village has found no legal ground to challenge a 1,600-foot fence that its neighbors in East Village built to ...
Fence dispute between 2 condo groups resolved
Naples Daily News, FL - Aug 26, 2006
The work was delayed for several weeks, but now a wire fence has been relocated to separate Sunnyland Garden Apartments and The Courtyards of Golden Gate. ...

Fencing and Airports

Grant will be used for security fencing, gates
commercialappeal.com (subscription), TN - Aug 22, 2006
... Aeronautics Division. The grant of $55,000 announced Monday will be used for security fencing and gates around the hangar. The airport ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Crews rupture gas line
Cape Codder, MA - Aug 25, 2006
Eastham fire and police officers quickly raced to the Eastham Elementary School at 11:40 am Tuesday when they got word from a fence company that the company ...


Kenya: New Fence to Separate Haves From Have-Nots
AllAfrica.com, Washington - Aug 29, 2006
An on-going project to erect a 400-kilometre long electric fence in Kenya's Laikipia district is being seen as a ploy to separate white ranchers from peasants.
Govt plans to build fence to secure student nurses
radiojamaica.com, Jamaica - Aug 23, 2006
Tuesday night Health Minister Horace Dalley announced that his Ministry will be allocating funds for the construction of a new perimeter fence at the Kingston ...
Indo-Bangla border fencing by March 2007
Hindu, India - Aug 28, 2006
28 (PTI): The fencing of the Indo-Bangladesh border is likely to be completed by ... Duggal said that as part of efforts to curb border crimes, the fence would be ...
The Great Wall of Arabia
TIME - Aug 27, 2006
The ultramodern barrier will combine fencing, electronic sensors ... Saudi diplomats say the fence is intended to ... While good fences may make good neighbors, this ...

Weird News

Man who plucked winning ticket from trash settles suit
Canoe Network CNEWS Aug 25, 2006
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) - A man who retrieved a $1 million US lottery ticket from the trash reached a settlement with the family of the man who claimed he accidentally threw it away...

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