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Industry News

Pennsylvania Inventor Wins the "Roto Zip and Accessories Award" at America's Largest Invention Show
press release, PA - Jul 13, 2006
PITTSBURGH. INPEX America's Largest Invention Trade Show, announces that Tom Menna, from Johnstown, Pa., has invented a more productive, efficient way to dig a hole ...
Failings of invisible fences sometimes a jolt for the rest of us
News-Leader.com, MO - Jul 16, 2006
... fence," the kind used by Wright, a Springfield city council member and her husband Andy, a physician. The city's leash law permits the use of invisible fences ...
Two-Faced Fences Make Good Neighbors
Wall Street Journal (subscription), NY - Jul 15, 2006
... After a decade in the decking business, manufacturers of wood-plastic composites are now jumping into the fencing market with new lines that make it easier to ...

Decking Industry News

Decking Contractors Climb to New Heights with the Elk Peak ...
dBusinessNews Dallas (press release), TX - Jul 13, 2006
DALLAS -- ElkCorp (NYSE:ELK) subsidiary Elk Composite Building Products, Inc., announced today that Elk has added a decking division to its Elk Peak Performance ...
Trex Company Wins Gold in Prestigious EFFIE(R) Award Competition
Business Wire (press release), CA - Jul 13, 2006
... Trex Co. is the manufacturer of Trex(R) decking and railing, a splinter-free, low-maintenance decking lumber made with recycled plastic and reclaimed wood. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

New fence adds the perfect touch to getaway
California Democrat, MO - Jul 16, 2006
... After contacting Hoback Fence, High Point, the wheels were in motion. 'We wanted a change and went out to Hoback Fence and just ...
Cash Was Paid For A Fence But They Only Got Posts
KUTV, UT - Jul 11, 2006
... install the vinyl fences but when the fences were not ... made a deal to install a vinyl fence all around ... Jacobsen of ATS Vinyl Perfection/ASAP Fencing $2,500 down ...
Ex-CPS official indicted for bribery
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - Jul 13, 2006
... the city's streets and sanitation commissioner, is accused of taking more than $5,000 in exchange for helping James Levin, a fence company executive, land ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Senate Likes Idea of Border Fence But Not Paying for It
WDC Media News, CA - Jul 17, 2006
... a bill to construct a triple-layer fence along a 370 ... would have authorized $1.8 billion to pay for the fencing. ... really does not want to put any fences along the ...

Community Issues

Good fences make safe toddlers
Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH - Jul 17, 2006
It may seem onerous for cities to require 4-foot-high fences around backyard pools, but ... pools may grouse that they may have to pay more for the fence than for ...
Streambank fencing assistance offered
Echo Pilot, PA - Jul 12, 2006
announces a new funding program that will assist farmers in south central Pennsylvania to install fencing along streams. The program ...
Chain link fence will spoil the view
Pocono Record, PA - Jul 13, 2006
I recently learned they plan to surround this natural environment with a chain link fence. The developer has never used chain link ...

Local Government Issues

Landscaping settles fight about fence
The Express Times, PA - Jul 15, 2006
By SARAH CASSI. LOPATCONG TWP. | The middle ground between developer Larken Associates' desire for a fence and the township planning board's consideration of ...
Board rejects bids for fence
Hattiesburg American, MS - Jul 14, 2006
... isn't the first snag for the fence project ... that a road closure would make fencing the school ... zoned residential, and city ordinance prohibits fences taller than ...
Planning board continues to mull fence regulations
Times Community Newspapers of Greater Dayton, OH - Jul 13, 2006
... Among the items concerning fences would be allow the city limit colors, materials and types of fences. The fence issue came on the heels on recommendation by ...
ELGV council, 7 landowners divided over fencing
Orangeville Citizen, Canada - Jul 13, 2006
... the issue on hold by asking for fence viewers and ... the action of your group" that delayed the fencing, he said. He suggested that the fences be viewed once more ...

DIY - Consumers

Finding and Installing a Fence That Flatters
Washington Post, United States - Jul 15, 2006
... These ornamental fences can be installed independently on their ... Rolled fencing can be used creatively because it ... weave into shape for a green, living fence. ...

Pool Safety

Private pools need permits, fences
Ashtabula Star-Beacon, OH - Jul 14, 2006
... a problem with swimming pools and the lack of permits and protective fencing around those ... Any pool above 24 inches needs a barrier fence of 48 inches, he said ...
Inflatable Kiddie Pool Needs A Fence, Pa. Authorities Remind ...
Insurance Journal, CA - Jul 10, 2006
... in-ground pools, require fences. Under Pennsylvania's Uniform Construction Code, pools more than 24 inches deep must be completely enclosed by a fence or a ...
New Law Requires Fences For Above-Ground Pools
Ohio News Network, OH - Jul 13, 2006
... Cornelius said that sometimes putting up your own fence doesn't work. "Pre-fab fences don't hold up. They're not strong enough. ...


Fencing off the G8 summit
BBC News, UK - Jul 14, 2006
... 63 on St Petersburg Street, and you'll understand why its residents are so unhappy: their garden has been garrotted by a 3m-high security fence built specially ...
Fence 'will stop vandal attacks'
Wigan Observer, UK - Jul 17, 2006
But new fencing has yet to go up and the Golborne Road buildings have continued ... have got the funding and the planning permission for a new security fence to be ...
Estate feud fence to be ripped down
Times & Star, UK - Jul 13, 2006
A FENCE which sparked a feud on a Workington housing estate will be ripped down after planning permission was refused. Allerdale ...
Isle of Man at war over Clarkson's 'Stalag' fence
Independent, UK - Jul 13, 2006
... Before Christmas, Clarkson decided to erect a barbed-wire fence across the path, blocking off a walking route used by generations of locals. ...

Weird News

Australia residents hate loud Manilow music
Canoe Network CNEWS - Jul 17, 2006
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - It could be magic for some, but the use of loud Barry Manilow music to drive away late-night revellers from a suburban Sydney park is getting on the nerves of nearby residents... ...

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