Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe January 24, 2006  
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Industry News

Introducing "Vinyl Wood™" by PrivacyLink® Reinforced Vinyl Fence™
Press Release, Hyde Park, Utah - Jan 24, 2006
Privacylink® will be unveiling their new VinylWood™ at booth number 305 at Fencetech in Las VegasVegas Feb 1 - 3. After 3 years of rigorous testing, PrivacyLink® is excited to introduce their new fencing fabric "VinylWood™" to compete directly with wood. It offers "the look without the hassle!" ...
Trex Seclusions™ Will Get You Off the Fence About Composites
Press Release, Winchester VA - Jan 23, 2006
Winchester, VA  These days, the demand for privacy fencing is growing, with urban sprawl causing homes to be built closer together and homebuyers getting less property for the dollar...
Home Depot Predicts Direct Sales of $1B by 2010
DM News, NY - Jan 19, 2006
... It also expects to continue double-digit growth in its services business, and its at-home services such as flooring, fencing, roofing, cabinetry and others ...

Schools and Fences

Duncanville High builds fence to deter fights
Houston Chronicle, United States - Jan 23, 2006
DALLAS The new ornamental fence around the Duncanville High School campus isn't for aesthetics. School officials see it as a ...

Fences and Neighbors

Ferrarini: Good neighbors provide good fences
Arlington Advocate, MA - Jan 18, 2006
The fence set him back $7,000 for an item that was nice, but probably not necessary. Every time I look at the fence, I'm reminded of the line in Robert Frost's poem Mending Wall - "Good fences make good neighbors." I love the fence and in thanks to Bob...
High walls make bad residents?
Los Angeles Daily News, CA - Jan 22, 2006
... Michael Scandiffio snapped pictures of 40 hedges, fences and walls that surpassed the city's 3-foot height limit - a 6-foot-tall wrought iron fence, a 6-foot ...

Local Government Issues

Council is right on outlaw fence
Ocala.com, FL - Jan 23, 2006
Cathy Perry, a resident of Southeast Fifth Street in Ocala's historic district, believed the 6-foot-tall, chain-link fence that enclosed part of her yard was ...
City says fence must come down
Ocala.com, FL - Jan 19, 2006
OCALA - When a 6-foot chain-link fence sprouts up behind a 1928 mansion on stately Southeast Fifth Street, it causes quite an uproar in a city that prides ...
New fence line width sets off tax troubles
Sapulpa Daily Herald, OK - Jan 20, 2006
By BOB SHERRILL. When the municipal fence line was widened by 300 feet last year it touched off a nightmare, according to County Assessor Cynthia Holtwick. ...
Trustees enact fee for fence permits
Community Press, KY - Jan 18, 2006
... WRITER. The trustees approved a new $20 charge to obtain a fence permit from the township in a 2-1 vote at the regular meeting Jan. ...

Community Issues

Business owners: Shores fenced us out
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL - Jan 24, 2006
The owners of two businesses claim the city is trying to fence them out -- literally. The city recently purchased property in the 2600 block of South Atlantic Avenue for a park and beach access parking.

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Fires take toll on fence lines
Durant Daily Democrat, OK - Jan 20, 2006
... are currently being accepted at the Farm Service Agency for an emergency conservation program for Bryan County farmers who have had fence lines destroyed by ...


Fence causes a storm
Dandenong Star, Australia - Jan 18, 2006
Dandenong resident Frances Davis and Lyndale Ward councillor Sue Walton with the makeshift supports temporarily holding her fence. ...
Bus tycoon's bouquet of barbed wire
Scotland on Sunday, UK - Jan 21, 2006
... has been accused of ruining a historic Scottish landscape after taking the unprecedented step of erecting a prison-camp-style security fence around almost half ...
Brookside gives Sh1.4m to Abardare fence project
Kenya Times, Kenya - Jan 23, 2006
... Uhuru praised Brookside Hog Charge for managing to raise close to Sh10 million up to date towards the Rhino Ark, an initiative to fence the Abardare National ...
Council slashes fence repair bill
ic Wales, United Kingdom - Jan 21, 2006
Isle of Anglesey County Council sent an invoice for £426.43 to the driver, who had crashed his car through a council fence. The ...

Weird News

Rest-stop toilet a frozen prison
Canoe Network CNEWS Jan 20, 2006
BERLIN (AP) - When a 58-year-old motorist nipped into a German highway rest stop's public toilet Friday morning, he had no idea how cruel nature could be...

Classified Ads


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Vinyl Fence Manufacturer seeks supervisor with experience in all aspects of vinyl fence production, including: measuring, ordering, and installation. Sales skills a plus. Company in business in Northeast for over 50 years, with enormous growth potential. Send resume and salary requirements to: Office Manager, Mercury Excelum, 215 South Main Street, East Windsor, CT 06088, fax to (860) 623-1918 or e-mail: mercuryfence@aol.com

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