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Markup and Profit is a new feature to FenceWeek. by Michael Stone

12/19/06    Make Every Possession Count
When asked why he thought the Chicago Bulls achieved an NBA best 72 and 10 record, Michael Jordan's response was, "We make every possession count". Now that may not seem like an earthshaking statement, but when you apply it to your personal life and your business, it is profound.... Markup Blog

Industry News

DoorKing Names Regional Sales Managers
Professional Door Dealer, AZ - Dec 14, 2006
DoorKing National Sales Director Dusty Beeding announced the hiring of Steve Lawrence and Dan Morris as the companies newest regional sales managers...
Home Toys (press release), Canada - Dec 14, 2006
... The company is seeking installing dealers nationally in all markets from Home Automation/theater, Aftermarket auto sound, Door/gate operator installers and the ...
Click2Enter Set to Support US-Mexico Border Fence Project with Gate-Access System
Press Release, CA - Dec 14, 2006
Pete Sutsos, President and CEO of Click2Enter, Inc, has announced that the Click2Enter emergency gate access controller has been successfully installed on the US-Mexico Border Fence, signaling the beginning of a period of potentially explosive growth for this small Sonoma, California company ...

Decking Industry News

ABC World News and Nightline to Feature a Unique Joint Eco Project ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Dec 17, 2006
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Snapperfarm, an open ocean aquaculture featuring fish pods made with recycled structural plastic lumber from Trimax Building Products ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Border Fence Firm Snared for Hiring Illegal Workers
NPR - Dec 14, 2006
... Golden State Fence built millions of dollars' worth of fencing around homes, offices, and military bases. Its president and one ...
SoCal fence company faces criminal charges amid immigration probe
North County Times, CA - Dec 13, 2006
Golden State Fence Co. ... enrolled in a voluntary federal program to verify workers' immigration status in December 2005 and encouraged other fencing companies to ...
Fence company admits hiring illegals
United Press International - Dec 15, 2006
15 (UPI) -- The president and vice president of a California fence company face at least six months in prison after pleading guilty to hiring illegal immigrants ...
CEB orders fencing firm to quit location
Baker County Press, FL - Dec 14, 2006
... Baker County Code Enforcement Board this week ordered a fence company south ... discussion also ordered owner Susan (Bennett) Roman to move fencing materials off ...

Local Government Issues

City Council to vote on fence for fort
Macon Telegraph, GA - Dec 19, 2006
By Matt Barnwell. Macon is preparing to spend some money so that it can claim a little more. City Council tonight will consider an ordinance to appropriate more than $10,000 toward building a fence around the Fort Hawkins excavation site.
Compromise Amid Discontent; Partial Stockade Fence Approved
Leesburg Today, VA - Dec 19, 2006
By Molly Novotny. In a 4-2 vote last night, Leesburg's Board of Architectural Review approved a compromise fence for Dodona Manor's southern property line...
PTC man faces fence removal
The Citizen.com, GE - Dec 14, 2006
... The fence encroaches into the greenbelt by several feet at John Pero's home at 113 ... Others have had to remove their fences from city greenbelts, she added. ...
Glen Dale Narrows Gets Protective Fence
WTOV9.com, OH - Dec 15, 2006
... The accident prompted officials to install a protective fence -- similar to one along State Route 2 near Moundsville -- to keep rocks from falling on the ...


Community Issues

Tower fence sparks fury
Hemelhempstead Today, UK - Dec 14, 2006
Developers behind attempts to build on the former Kodak tower have inflamed opinion yet again by erecting a hoarding around the site. ...
SR seeks dump cleanup, fencing
Waynesville Daily Guide, MO - Dec 12, 2006
Robert families received approval Thursday evening to install a barrier fence to keep people from illegally dumping trash on property they own near Foxworth ...
Pasture fence taken out by crash again
Twin Falls Times-News, ID - Dec 15, 2006
... The driver, Joshua Wenkroper, 23, of American Falls, was not injured, but property owner Oliver LaRoque said he lost his pasture fence for the fourth time in a ...

Pool Safety

Govt pushes for pool fences at 19 Qld resorts
ABC Online, Australia - Dec 14, 2006
... between 1984 and 2000, when resorts could apply for an exemption to fencing requirements. Some of the resorts have now agreed to build fences or ensure the ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence still an issue for local communities
Houston Chronicle, United States - Dec 12, 2006
... to repeal the fence provisions altogether," Rep. Solomon Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi, said last week. Congress provided just $1.2 billion for border fencing, not ...

Homeland Security

New Jersey to Build Security Fence Along Turnpike (Update1)
Bloomberg - Dec 13, 2006
Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey plans to build a 10-foot (3-meter) high security fence along a 2.6-mile stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike to help prevent ...
Anti-terrorism 'smart fence' is planned for NJ Turnpike
Trenton Times, NJ - Dec 12, 2006
New Jersey will guard against a potential terrorist attack on chemical-filled freight trains by building a 10-foot fence and installing sensors and closed ...

The Art of Fences

Alabama photographer traces life's journey through fences
Demopolis Times, AL - Dec 13, 2006
... a compilation of photographs, which incorporate the fence theme of the exhibit into the everyday lives of individuals. It uses the images of fences to illicit ...
Smithsonian travelling exhibit 'Between Fences' comes to Wood ...
California Democrat, MO - Dec 13, 2006
... Fences' explores the meanings of fences, how they reflected on the people who made them and the role they played in society's development. A fence is more ...

Fences and Neighbors

Good fences? All too often, conflicts fester, escalate with people ...
Chicago Daily Southtown, IL - Dec 12, 2006
... himself. On the other side of the fence that divides their properties, Goldschmidt sees the arguing in a different light. "Ever ...

Community Fence Projects

Scouts build fence at Shollenberger Park
Petaluma Argus-Courier, CA - Dec 13, 2006
... The 56-foot fence was in place within several hours and looks great," said Gerald Moore of the wetlands alliance, which paid for the fencing and cement mix. ...

Fences and Animals

Buffaloes on Ashe County farm are a big head-turner
WHNS - Dec 16, 2006
They can also clear a six-foot fence if they want to. ... They had to put in a bigger fence because a regular barbed-wire fence won't keep them in. ...

Homeowner Associations and Fencing

Autistic boy's parents sue over yard fence
Rocky Mountain News, CO - Dec 13, 2006
... The fence is tan cedar wood and similar in height to those of surrounding houses. The only difference is that other houses have dark wooden fences. ...
Littleton HOA Refuses to Allow Fence for Autistic Eight-Year-old
My Fox Colorado.com, CO - Dec 12, 2006
... "Fletcher's fence is identical to over 100 fences in our neighborhood," said Jean Illig, Fletcher's mother. "Even our next door ...

Fencing and Airports

Are Florida airport perimeters a security risk?
Florida Today, FL - Dec 16, 2006
... after a reporter and photographer began walking along an 8-foot fence on the ... enough for a person to squeeze through were found in several perimeter fences. ...

Schools and Fences

Chain link fence set to be added at Ilion athletic field
Herkimer Evening Telegram, NY - Dec 12, 2006
... a cost of $3,419 to build the fence along the third base line to address worries over the safety of fans sitting in the bleachers. The lack of fencing has been ...
Fence ugly, unnecessary
Enterprise-Record, CA - Dec 16, 2006
This letter is in opposition of the recent construction of a fence surrounding the Henshaw/Alamo/Guynn property owned by the school district. ...



2nd phase of Bangla border fencing to be over next month: Govt
Zee News, India - Dec 13, 2006
New Delhi, Dec 13: The second phase of fencing alongside Bangladesh border is expected to be completed next month, Home Minister Shivraj Patil told Rajya Sabha ...
Fencing the Porous Bangladesh Border
World Press Review - Dec 14, 2006
... 1985 the government of India mooted the idea of constructing a fence along their ... making levels, the decision was made to erect barbed wire fencing along entire ...
Backgrounder: Israeli Security Fence
People's Daily Online, China - Dec 15, 2006
... to the growing suicide bombings and other attacks by Palestinian militants against its civilians, Israel decided to construct a security fence near the Green ...

Weird News

Scottish soldiers forced to share kilts
Canoe Network CNEWS Dec 18, 2006
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - More than 5,000 Scottish soldiers are having to share ceremonial kilts because defence chiefs have yet to finalize a contract to buy enough to go around, military officials said Monday...

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