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Congressional Action

National Pool Fencing Legislation Fails - Defede Report: 109th Congress Adjourns
CBS 4, FL - Dec 10, 2006
... rising star in the Democratic Party from Weston, tried heroically to get her fellow House members to stay awake long enough to pass a national pool bill...

Industry News

OnlineFenceStore.com Expands the Fence Industry to a New Platform
PR Web (press release), WA - Dec 7, 2006
Sonco Worldwide is proud to announce a new way for contractors to expand into the fencing industry - www.onlinefencestore.com. Within minutes, OnlineFenceStore.com enables contractors across the United States to quickly and easily add or expand the sale of fencing materials ...
Chamberlain Enhances Training Academy Program
Professional Door Dealer, AZ - Dec 6, 2006
Due to enormous demand from customers, Chamberlain's Training Academy announces the development of two new initiatives to further its success as an industry ...
US plastic fencing market to continue growth
Plastics & Rubber Weekly, UK - Dec 6, 2006
6 December 2006 – Plastic and plastic composite fencing is predicted to continue to enjoy positive market growth in the US in the next five years ...
Plastic lumber maker to open in Madison
Sioux Falls Argus Leader, SD - Dec 10, 2006
... 2008. Dakota Vinyl will manufacture plastic lumber products that have a wood tone appearance, used as decking, fencing and railing. ...

Raw Material News

Price of Copper Weighs Down Treated Wood
Building-Products.com, CA - Dec 7, 2006
ESCALATING copper prices are forcing up the price of pressure treated wood, since the primary preservatives used in decking, fencing and other residential ...
Zinc Mystery Unveiled?
Resource Investor, VA - Dec 6, 2006
... This appears to indicate that we will see an explosion of zinc prices within the next three months, in my opinion, which is needed to slow or halt inventory ...

Fence Companies on TV

Bruckman Rubbers Weedseal™ featured on the Bob Vila Show
Press Release, NE - Dec 1, 2006
The Bob Vila Show recently filmed a show featuring a local product. On November 15th, The Bob Vila Show taped a program in Melrose, Massachusetts featuring the Weedseal™ Fence and Border Guard by Bruckman Rubber Co. of Hastings. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Fence foolishness
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - Dec 8, 2006
... for 700 miles of border fencing, including more than 200 miles in Texas. But the legislation falls well short of fully funding the border fence, which is ...
'Virtual fence' to cost $8 billion
Houston Chronicle, United States - Dec 5, 2006
.WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's plan to build a high-tech ''virtual fence" along the Southwest border will require nearly $8 billion and five years to complete, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday ...
Funding for federal fence depends on Dem majority
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - Dec 9, 2006
...While $1.2 billion has been allocated for fencing, lighting, roads, sensors and cameras, it may take $12 billion to complete the 700 miles originally approved...

USA Mexico Minuteman Fence

Border group is building its own fence
Los Angeles Times, CA - Dec 9, 2006
A volunteer border watch group has started erecting a mile of steel-mesh fence along the US-Mexico border east of Naco. Minuteman ...

Local Government Issues

Good fences make safer roads
Vail Daily News, CO - Dec 10, 2006
EAGLE - It's been about 20 years since Eagle resident Brandi Smith hit an elk on Interstate 70 as she was driving her young daughters home from a gymnastics lesson, but the experience remains vivid in her mind. ...
Off-road facility seeks exemption from fencing requirement
Lindsay This Week, Canada - Dec 7, 2006
... Council has already granted the couple one extension for the completion of the fence. Mrs. Greenlaw said fencing the entire site would cost $150,000 and would ...
Switz City agrees to hire fence company
Linton Daily Citizen, IN - Dec 5, 2006
SWITZ CITY - The Switz City Town Council took care of more water project affairs at a Monday night meeting by agreeing to hire Cooper Fence from Orleans to ...
Planning commission: Required fence not yet up, existing fence in ...
Ledger Independent, KY - Dec 7, 2006
... person also owning property on Maple Leaf Road, or in discussing fences on property ... commission also heard from James and Lois Walden regarding a fence they had ...
Nicoma Park tables park fence issue
Midwest City Sun, OK - Dec 10, 2006
By Eric Bradshaw, staff writer. Whether an iron fence located in a park is a safety hazard was a topic at Nicoma Park's Tuesday council meeting. ...

Schools and Fences

Chain link fence set to be added at Ilion athletic field
Herkimer Evening Telegram, NY - Dec 12, 2006
By JOE PARMON-Telegram Staff Writer. ILION - Ilion school board members last night hired a Syracuse firm to construct a chain link fence at the baseball field at the high school athletic complex.
Fence bid to beat child fear
ic Solihull.co.uk, UK - Dec 8, 2006
MARSTON Green Infant and Junior School are to install higher fencing around their grounds after an unknown man was seen loitering on the premises. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking donates to Franklin Foundation
Hillsboro Argus, OR - Dec 8, 2006
Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking in Hillsboro has made a gift to the Cavan Franklin Foundation. Cavan Franklin is an 11-month-old Hillsboro boy who on Dec. ...
Ex-fence firm chief admits contract scam guilt
Chicago Tribune, United States - Dec 7, 2006
... James Levin, the former president of Tru-Link Fence and Products Co. and onetime owner of a North Side strip club, admitted he bribed the owners of women- or minority-owned businesses to act as front companies so he could capitalize on a program designed to help such businesses win contracts. ...
Fencing contractor left fence unmended
WROC, NY - Dec 6, 2006
She hopes the missing fence won't be a problem. In August, Keirn hired Paul Rhoads of Generations Fence Company to build her a customized fence. ...
Gallagher's gift: A new backstop
Narragansett Times, RI - Dec 8, 2006
NARRAGANSETT - The fence backstop at the baseball field in front of Narragansett Elementary School has been rusting and falling apart in recent years. So when local business owner Mike Gallagher drove by and noticed one day, he decided to do something about it...
Homebuilder's bankruptcy affects many
The News Journal, DE - Dec 9, 2006
... of Atlantic Fence Enterprise, in Little Egg Harbor, NJ, of his family's finances. "It is that serious.". Clark's company, which has installed fences at Kara ...
Worker installing fence causes power outage
DesMoinesRegister.com, IA - Dec 5, 2006
A person installing fence in West Des Moines was injured when an underground power line. Des Moines and Clive, spokesman Allan Urlis said. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence dispute leads to inquiry on councillor
Cambridge Evening News, UK - Dec 7, 2006
A DISPUTE between neighbours over a fence led to a councillor being investigated for allegedly breaching a code of conduct. Coun ...

Community Issues

Don't fence us in: merchants
YorkRegion.com, Canada - Dec 6, 2006
(Georgina) - Fences are supposed to make good neighbours, but a controversial fence on a large vacant lot in Sutton has raised the ire of some merchants and ...
Woman Says TXU Destroyed, Refuses To Fix Fence
NBC5i.com, TX - Dec 6, 2006
A Fort Worth woman said a TXU repair crew destroyed her fence and refused to repair it. ... "I want TXU to go replace this fence," Zamora said. ..
More fencing wanted at Pitchess
Los Angeles Daily News, CA - Dec 9, 2006
CASTAIC - In the wake of an inmate escape from Pitchess Detention Center, the president of the Castaic Town Council has asked for more fencing at the jail and ...

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International

Fresh hearing into garden fence dispute
Cambridge Evening News, UK - Dec 9, 2006
A DISPUTE about a garden fence has led to a councillor being further investigated for allegedly passing on complaint letters and failing to declare an interest ...
Gardens-fence issue put to people
Hawke's Bay Today, New Zealand - Dec 8, 2006
A huge public consultation is due to kick off next week to finally sort out the controversial Botanical Gardens fence. The $75,000 ...
Fencing cuts off twin hamlets
Calcutta Telegraph, India - Dec 10, 2006
A huge gate and a barbed wire fence along the border separates the village, located near border pillar number 2,023 under the Kedar BSF outpost, from the ...
Govt pressured to boost detention centre security
ABC Online, Australia - Dec 10, 2006
... the Government needs to introduce appropriate education and recreational programs at the centre to reduce the attraction of trying to scale the perimeter fence ...

Weird News

Christmas trees being returned to U.S. airport
Canoe Network CNEWS Dec 12, 2006
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Christmas trees are going back up at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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