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Industry News

ATG Access automatic bollards control access at BMW sites
Security Park, UK - Aug 3, 2006
The bollard manufacturer has provided complete access control and perimeter protection solutions for Specialist Cars BMW in Stevenage, Cotswold BMW in ...
New fence staining service announced
Valley News Network, CA - Aug 4, 2006
The business specializes in expert wood fence stain treatment for the protection of new wood fences or revitalization of old wood fences. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Unreliable fence installer ends up in handcuffs
AZFamily (subscription), AZ - Aug 7, 2006
I investigated Grenz a few months ago when he allegedly failed to put up a pool fence but still kept the money. ... "It was going to be a nice fence," Meg said. ...

Homeland Security

Independence Hall security plan is deferred
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA - Aug 8, 2006
... "I know it's only a fence and it's Independence Park, but this is symbolic of everything [the federal government has] been doing ... and the proposed fencing... ...
Rendell and Street oppose Independence Square fence
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA - Aug 2, 2006
... Northeast Region, noted in a statement that no final decision on fencing had been ... Plans for the fence, detailed in The Inquirer on Sunday, have elicited sharp ...

Fencing and Airports

Contractor chosen for ONT security upgrades
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, CA - Aug 2, 2006
ONTARIO -- Airport officials have chosen a contractor to construct new perimeter security measures at Ontario International Airport. ...
Feds fund airport projects
KPUA, HI - Aug 2, 2006
By Associated Press. HONOLULU (AP) _ Lihue Airport on Kauai will be getting perimeter security fencing and an improved service road. ...
Airport security fence on course
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain - Aug 4, 2006
By GEOFFREY BEW. WORK on a BD2 million project to improve security at Bahrain International Airport is set to be complete by November ...

Schools and Fences

Fencing and Alarms to Tighten Security at SBHS
Hollister Free Lance, CA - Aug 8, 2006
... Officials hope to install $15,000 worth of fencing between eight and 10 feet high ... The fences are designed to restrict access or "cut-through" traffic on campus ...

Community Issues

Fence going up at Hermitage Foundation in Norfolk
Virginian Pilot, VA - Aug 4, 2006
NORFOLK - The Hermitage Foundation is proceeding with plans to install a fence along North Shore Road, a foundation official said. ...
Vote gives shape to park project
Miami Herald, FL - Aug 3, 2006
... Other project features will include a six-foot-high perimeter security fence, a three-foot-high perimeter hedge for easy visibility and an open field that ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Senate votes funds to build border fence
Washington Post, United States - Aug 2, 2006
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved $1.83 billion to construct a triple-layered fence along the southwestern border to ...
Ranchers want border fence to protect cattle herds
KVOA.com, AZ - Aug 3, 2006
... to the health risks, there are secondary problems associated with unreliable fencing, Thrasher and ... few years back, he had one of his sons build a fence to keep ...

Local Government Issues

NB Liberals would spend $21M on moose fences
Toronto Star,  Canada - Aug 1, 2006
... live because she died, and a fence is the ... Transportation Minister Paul Robichaud admitted more fencing is required ... "We have over 40 kilometres of fences in our ...
Introduction of grant for deer fencing
The Nationalist, Ireland - Aug 2, 2006
THE SCOURGE of deer to farm forestry is to be addressed with the introduction of a new grant to meet 80% of the costs of deer fencing. ...
Fence that blocked path to beach ruled a violation
Asbury Park Press, NJ - Aug 2, 2006
DEAL The state Department of Environmental Protection has determined that a Brooklyn woman who erected a fence in the way of a popular beach-access path ...

Fences and Animals

Gallagher Fencing Tip Of The Week
CattleNetwork.com, KS - Aug 6, 2006
... Containing domestic stock within a pasture takes less power than fencing wildlife out of ... If there is a large vegetation challenge for the fence, you need more ...
Daily Deer Battle
Wheeling Intelligencer, WV - Aug 6, 2006
... Chemicals and fencing are the defense of choice for Chris Schenkel, director of ... One popular one is Liquid Fence, and there is one called Scram — both of them ...
Safe fence campaign keeps cows off roads
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - Aug 1, 2006
... the charitable foundation in May, providing free, temporary repairs to fences in his area ... He also rewards farmers with secure fencing by putting a box of ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence causes major tiff
Peoria Journal Star, IL - Aug 6, 2006
But along Peoria's Picture Ridge Road, a bad fence can make for good neighbors, as well. ... That's the point. "It is an obnoxious fence. It's six feet high. ...
Bellefontaine Neighbors allows vinyl fencing
St. Louis Post-Dispatch,  United States - Aug 4, 2006
Vinyl fencing requested by the developers of the Landings at Lewis and Clark ... Vinyl materials emulating traditional board-and-rail fences previously constructed ...
Neighbors hope fence boosts safety
Charleston Gazette (subscription),  USA - Aug 7, 2006
Residents of East Kanawha Estates didn't need to see a police officer get shot nearby to know their neighborhood is changing. ...

Fences and Professional Sports

Search is on for Fence Slogan
WBAY, WI - Aug 3, 2006
It's time for a new slogan on the popular green and gold fence facing Lambeau Field. Fence painter Christopher Handler is once again ...
Beavers to pay tribute to famous fence blooper
Katu.com, OR - Aug 4, 2006
... It features a bobbling head of McCray’s likeness and a swinging Flav-R-Pac fence panel, modeled to match the details of the famous episode. ...


"The Israeli Fence & International Court of Justice"
Jewish Post, NY - Aug 7, 2006
... know, next month the International Court of Justice will hear opening oral arguments in a proceeding challenging the legality of Israel's anti-terrorism fence. ...
Israel Security Fence
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Israel - Aug 7, 2006
... Construction of a security fence began shortly thereafter. The fence currently covers most of the northern and one-third of the western West Bank. ...

Weird News

Oregon women seeking 'cutest cop' put on probation
Canoe Network CNEWS Aug 4, 2006
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon woman who called 911 in hopes of another look at "the cutest cop I've seen in God knows how long" won't go to jail for misusing the emergency system, a judge decided. ...

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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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