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Industry News

Chamberlain Awarded At FenceTech
Professional Door Dealer, AZ - Feb 20, 2006
... The "Best In Show" award is presented by the American Fence Association (AFA) to one exhibitor in two categories: small booth size and multi/large booth ...
Master Halco Expands Its Operations in Partnership with the State ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Feb 20, 2006
20, 2006--Master Halco, Inc., the world's leading distributor and manufacturer of perimeter security and fencing, announced Saturday, February 18, 2006 in a ...
Grifco Precision Products Acquired by The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
Business Wire (press release), CA - Feb 20, 2006
... largest manufacturer of residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, residential and commercial gate openers and related access control products ...
FaceKey introduces new biometric access-control product
San Antonio Business Journal, TX - Feb 17, 2006
FaceKey Corp., a biometrics technology company based in San Antonio, has begun selling its new biometric access-control unit, the EntryGuard Access Control AC ...
HySecurity distributor/dealer/end user tech training - March 15 - 17th
Press Release, Kent, WA - Feb 8, 2006HySecurity hosts this intensive, hands-on THREE day technical traning seminar on March 15th -17th at our manufacturing plant in Kent WA...

Decking Industry News

CertianTeed EverNew® SnapWrap® Transforms Wood Porch Posts With Durable, Easy Care Style
CertianTeed, Valley Forge PA - Feb 16, 2006
(Valley Forge, Pennsylvania) - Helping contactors and homeowners achieve classic style with easy care materials, CertianTeed Corporation introduces EverNew® SnapWrap® vinyl post wrap...
Debating decks: Plastic or wood?
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription),  USA - Feb 16, 2006
... deck materials. We might do a future article on the topic. Have you installed plastic decking? Would you do it again? Would you ...
A look at the future FOR YOUR HOME PROJECTS
Chillicothe Gazette, OH - Feb 17, 2006
... For example, one of the biggest growth categories in composite building materials is decking and railing systems. The last several ...
Trex Company Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2005 Results
Business Wire (press release), CA - Feb 16, 2006
... (NYSE: TWP), manufacturer of Trex(R) decking and railing, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2005. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Homeowner Gets Help On Fence Mistake
First Coast News, FL - Feb 20, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Last August, Tracy Canik had a new fence installed. There's nothing wrong with the fence. The problem is where it is located -- in the neighbor's yard.

Fences and Weather

Snowstorm defeats snow fence
Allston-Brighton TAB, MA - Feb 17, 2006
Many promises and $200,000 later, a new snow fence built by the Turnpike Authority shielding Lincoln Street from the Massachusetts Turnpike came down in the ...
Unknown force raises fallen fence and an apology
The Desert Sun, CA - Feb 20, 2006
This wind fence in Palm Desert wasn't doing anyone much good like this. Good thing somebody set it aright on Sunday. We want to ...

USA Canada Border Fence

Tougher security new reality along Sask.-US border
StarPhoenix, Canada - Feb 20, 2006
... questions are long gone, he said. "We farm on both sides of the border and our farm is right on the fence. We don't get people driving ...

Community Issues

Auburn Hills should tear down spite fence
DetNews.com, MI - Feb 19, 2006
A uburn Hills should grow up and tear down the Tienken Road blockade between the city and neighboring Rochester Hills. A new traffic ...
Interstate 10 fencing corrals stray vehicles
Houston Chronicle, United States - Feb 19, 2006
By RAD SALLEE. Walker Croft, who often drives to San Antonio, has noticed a fence dividing the median of Interstate 10 along many miles of the route. ...
Peace bridge pedestrians safe without fence?
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL - Feb 16, 2006
We are sorry to see that the chain link fence on the Peace River Bridge was taken down. With only a less-than-3-foot cement wall ...
Fence opponents score one, for now
Pioneer Press Online, IL - Feb 16, 2006
The proposal to renovate Bronco Field in Watts Park into a field-of-dreams with a home run fence didn't make it out of the park district's Special Projects and ...

Hurricane Katrina and Industry News

Valentine finds support in request for fence, security at FEMA ...
Gonzales Ascension Citizen, LA - Feb 15, 2006
... at the School Board Office via the two-thirds emergency vote procedure, the council voted 9-0 to draft a resolution asking FEMA to erect a fence around the Oak ...

Local Government Issues

Appeal for Venoco fence height approved by city council
Coastal View News, CA - Feb 16, 2006
Having been granted approval last month by the Carpinteria Planning Commission to construct a 42-inch fence around a company parking lot, Venoco, Inc. ...
Former Mission plant to fence in property
Monitor, TX - Feb 17, 2006
... Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, the Environmental Protection Agency intends to build an 8-foot high, chain-link fence around the former pesticide manufacturing plant ...
Just Jim: Why put a fence around a park?
Winona Daily News, MN - Feb 17, 2006
By Jim Galewski. I know a lot about Winona history. If you're from Winona, you can feel very proud of the mark early Winonans made on this region. ...
Where's the fence fix at Hayden?Published: Sunday, February 19 ...
Elkhart Truth, IN - Feb 18, 2006
29 at 9 am, I called the Elkhart Police Department to report that a large gaping area had been cut into the fence surrounding the water tower at Hayden Park. ...

International

Students destroy fence on City High land
New Vision, Uganda - Feb 19, 2006
CITY High School students have destroyed a barbed wire fence which had been erected on the school land. Apollo Mubiru reports that ...
Parafield Airport to get $2m security upgrade
ABC Online, Australia - Feb 19, 2006
Parafield Airport in Adelaide's northern suburbs will get closed-circuit television and new fencing, under a security upgrade by the Federal Government. ...
Residents give "bra fence" a lift at ballot box
MSNBC - Feb 13, 2006
WELLINGTON, NZ - Residents of the small New Zealand district of Cardrona have voted unanimously to retain the area's "bra fence" a farm fence out in ...
Karzai rejects proposal to fence off border areas
Gulf Times, Qatar - Feb 18, 2006
ISLAMABAD: It is in Pakistan's interest to root out support for insurgents from Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime living on Pakistani soil, Afghan ...
Work to begin on final segment of security fence
Jerusalem Post, Israel - Feb 16, 2006
Construction will begin in the coming weeks on the final segment of southern area of the security fence, the Defense Ministry said in a Thursday statement. ...

Weird News

Man who jumped White House fence says Bush told him to do it
Canoe Network CNEWS Feb 17, 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) - A man who claimed to have a cellphone implanted in his head was convicted Friday of jumping a White House fence in a bid to meet former president Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea...

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