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12/5/06    Local Listings
...One of the fastest growing segments of internet searching is: consumers looking for local information... looking for a local builder, for example, or a fencer, or a taxi company... Fence Contractor and the Internet Blog

Industry News

Fence Post addresses perimeter security concerns.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release), NY - Nov 29, 2006
Incorporating 83,000 psi yield high-strength steel, high-security HS-83K fence framework provides stability from wind loads and perimeter security...
Siteserv buys Holgate Fencing for €19m
RTE.ie, Ireland - Nov 30, 2006
Siteserv, which provides fencing and scaffolding for major building projects, has bought infrastructure operator Holgate Fencing (Ireland) Ltd in a deal which ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence offer may not be perfect
Marshfield Mariner, MA - Nov 28, 2006
By Kathryn Koch/ kkoch@cnc.com. Perfection Fence wants to donate new fencing for the perimeter and the interior of the Marshfield High School football field. ...

Local Government Issues

Illegal News-Press Fence Raising Ire
KSBY, CA - Nov 28, 2006
... believes fence is meant to hide her and her colleagues' union signs; paper claims it's for upcoming maintenance. Either way, it's not permitted. "Good fences ...
Zoning Board refuses to legalize fence in dispute
Newsday, NY - Dec 5, 2006
... higher than four feet and included that part of the fence in their ruling, said town spokesman Mike Deery. "The denial was related to all of the fencing on the ...
Beach fence plan dumped
Warrnambool Standard, Australia - Nov 29, 2006
A CONTROVERSIAL fence along Port Fairy's South Beach has been dumped by Moyne Shire Council after a tsunami of objections from residents. ...

Community Issues

Built for safety, iron fence leaves tenants feeling caged
Globe and Mail, Canada - Dec 5, 2006
...in recent months, however, the Firgrove public housing complex in the Jane and Finch area has received a severe blow to that fragile self-esteem from an unlikely source: a series of measures meant to reduce crime in the area, including a seven-foot-tall iron fence around its perimeter...
'Fence off Welbeck to keep kids safe'
Wakefield Today, UK - Dec 4, 2006
AN ENVIRONMENTAL campaigner says children are risking their lives by playing on Welbeck tip - and claims the authorities are ignoring poor security...
Village fury at safety experts' plan to fence off pond
The Argus.co.uk, UK - Nov 28, 2006
... experts have said the "water hazard" in exclusive West Itchenor, near Chichester, should have fencing around one ... "People don't want to see fences going up ...

Fences in the Courts

Boy gets $2.7M for Home Depot injury
London Free Press, Canada - Dec 2, 2006
... The Home Depot -- the store was a Southdale Road outlet, no longer there -- was found 95-per-cent negligent and the fence manufacturer, Cramaro Tarpaulin ...

Community Fence Projects

Volunteer group puts fence around abandoned mines
KESQ, CA - Dec 3, 2006
SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. About two dozen volunteers helped fence off a 20-foot-deep abandoned mine near Searchlight this weekend. The group ...
Lighthouse Group Installs Fence at Newport Harbor Lighthouse
MaineToday.com, ME - Nov 30, 2006
Thanks to the efforts of the Maine based American Lighthouse Foundation a new historically accurate fence is being installed on the pier at Rhode Island's ...

Fencing and Airports

Airport's new fence, posts vandalized
Mendocino Beacon, CA - Nov 30, 2006
... Installing the fence started the next day. Arrow Fencing, the contractor, discovered the first of a series of vandalism efforts on Monday morning, following ...
Pryor Field seeks grant for terminal, perimeter fencing against ...
The Decatur Daily, AL - Nov 28, 2006
... The money would fund completing phase two of the northern terminal area, which is infrastructure. The money also would pay for perimeter fencing. ...
Airport says yes to planes, no to coyotes
Pittsburg Morning Sun, KS - Dec 1, 2006
... That plan includes construction of a wildlife fence and a parallel taxiway to one of the runways. ... "The first was to build a fence. ...

Fencing and Railroads

Aurora rail center to fence off tracks
The Courier News, IL - Nov 30, 2006
... Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has announced plans to construct a metal fence along the western edge of the tracks, joining with the existing fence to ...
New fence to guard rail tracks
Shropshire Star, UK - Nov 28, 2006
... Network Rail confirmed it would be putting up a palisade fence to prevent any further access. Spokesman Ben Herbert said: "The palisade fencing, which is 1.8 ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border refuge chiefs are skittish about fence
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX - Dec 4, 2006
... the agency is considering everything from "traditional fencing" to vehicle ... double row of razor wire-topped fence with a ... that birds can fly over fences, but the ...
Houston Latinos divided on border fence
Houston Chronicle, United States - Nov 30, 2006
Plans to build 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border is an "insult" to Latinos, some Houston Hispanics said Thursday...

Schools and Fences

Security upgrades much-needed on several LISD campuses
Lufkin Daily News, TX - Dec 2, 2006
... The group toured Anderson Elementary where a lack of fencing around the campus is a safety and security concern because of its adjacency to the busy Brentwood ...
Committee approves fence for Lake Delton School
Wisconsin Dells Events, WI - Dec 1, 2006
... The committee studied fencing at Spring Hill School. The district will obtain price quotes for installing a fence behind the school that would be a barrier ...
Strong fence will put stop to merry hell
Worcester News,  UK - Dec 4, 2006
... objections to the new fencing and the county council is being invited to agree to it this month. The school will remove its existing mesh wire fence, some of ...



WB govt starts fencing land for Tata Motors project
Business Standard, India - Dec 1, 2006
The West Bengal government today began erecting posts for barbed wire fencing to demarcate land for the Tata Motors small car project. ...

Weird News

Love the smell of buses in the morning
Canoe Network CNEWS Dec 5, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Five-year-old Gabby Supapo stuck her nose up in the air and sniffed. "Oreos," she declared....

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