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Industry News

NorthEast AFA Trade Show this Saturday
(press release), MA - Jan 10, 2006
The NorthEast Chapter of the AFA will be holding it's annual Fence Trade Show Saturday January 14, 2006 in at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center in Sturbridge Mass. The show is from 10:00AM to 4:00PM and admission is Free. There will be complimentary appetizers and fabulous door prizes ...
Revolutionary New Low Maintenance Eon(R) Fencing
Yahoo! News (press release) - Jan 10, 2006
TORONTO, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In the search for the ultimate low maintenance dream backyard, consumers are looking for a beautiful ..
Leading Manufacturers of Garage Door Openers Integrate Johnson
PR Newswire (press release), NY - Jan 10, 2006
Door have exclusively implemented Johnson Controls' (NYSE: JCI) Homelink(R) Wireless Control System with QuickTrain technology into their access control systems...
LQ Corporation Announces Entry Into Security Business
PR Newswire (press release), NY - Jan 6, 2006
- Acquires Checkpoint System's Access Control Products Group (now Sielox(TM)) - Acquires Senior Executive Service Resources, Ltd. NEW YORK, Jan. ...

Building Industry News

Demand for building materials fueling construction theft
Great Falls Tribune, MT - Dec 29, 2005
... carefully labeling tools. A number of building contractors "are taking a strong look at this," Thatcher said. The Montana Contractors ...

Local Government Issues

Fence Building In Birmingham Becomes More Expensive
NBC13.com, AL - Jan 3, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Birmingham residents will have to pay a $25 fee to erect a fence in their yard. The decision comes from the ...
Planners OK fence on Venoco property
Coastal View News, CA - Jan 5, 2006
At its Tuesday night meeting, the City of Carpinteria Planning Commission unanimously approved Venoco Inc.’s request to erect a fence on a southern section ...
Fences Not Required For Sioux Falls' Daycares
KELOLAND TV, SD - Jan 3, 2006
... Planning, Jeff Schmitt says, "The ordinance went in with fenced required and so now what we're going tonight is going in there and striking out fences required ...
Fence posts yanked in property line dispute
Yakima Herald-Republic, WA - Jan 6, 2006
... local contractor's feud with the city over placement of his billboard got a little hotter Thursday when city workers pulled up 44 of his metal fence posts from ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Welder, supervisor held responsible for 100-acre fire
Hood County News, TX - Jan 10, 2006
Two men employed with a fencing company have been charged with reckless damage in connection with a welding incident that sparked a 100-acre wildfire Saturday ...

Community Issues

Sagging fence awaits tightened security plan
Boston Globe, United States - Jan 8, 2006
The chain-link fence is falling down around the parking lot at the building housing the Boston Fire Department's fire alarm division on the Fenway. ...
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Water tower fence breach forces city-wide inspection
WVEC.com (subscription), VA - Jan 6, 2006
... city. Someone used wire cutters to cut through a chain link fence surrounding the tower near Beach Garden Park on Laskin Road. That ...
Fence fire threatens home
Northwest Arkansas Times, AR - Jan 6, 2006
Fayetteville Battalion Chief Terry Lawson said the blaze was reported at 3387 W. Harvard St. at about 11:30 am "The fence was attached to the house," he said. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence makes neighbors good and mad in Mt. Lebanon
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA - Jan 5, 2006
Robert Frost may have said "Good fences make good neighbors," but in one Mt. Lebanon neighborhood, a family's fence amounts to a line in the sand. ...

International

Fence angers shoppers
The Mercury, Australia - Jan 6, 2006
... Blueberry Lane owner Sharon Clark said there was no warning from centre management and shopkeepers were just as shocked as shoppers to see the fence. ...
Tragedy sparks call for shark fence
Brisbane Courier Mail,  Australia - Jan 8, 2006
... Redland Shire Mayor Don Seccombe said council would consider installing a shark-proof fence when councillors returned from holidays. ...
Navy seeks designs for barrier
CBC Nova Scotia, Canada - Jan 10, 2006
The navy is moving ahead with plans to build a floating fence around its dockyards in Halifax. Right now there is no physical barrier ...
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Developer fences off school access
Observer, UK - Jan 5, 2006
A FOOTPATH into Dunmow Primary School was dug up and fenced off yesterday (Wednesday, 04 January) to prevent pupils using it on their first day back, it is ...
Finish the fence
Jerusalem Post, Israel - Jan 2, 2006
But this sort of heroism might not have been necessary had the building of the security fence, which the government promised to complete by the end of 2005...

Weird News

U.S. $20 bill auctioned off
Canoe Network CNEWS Jan 6, 2006
DALLAS (AP) - A $20 bill mysteriously printed on top of an ordinary fruit sticker sold Friday for $25,300 US, an auction company official said...

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