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  Question of the Week 7/25/06

What's Hot!
"" (Vinyl) ...It's nine out of 10 fences that we install. It's red hot..."
Vinyl is a hot seller in Montana, how about where you are? What else is hot?

Question of the Week Blog

Industry News

Despite cost, popularity of carefree vinyl fencing continues to ...
Great Falls Tribune, MT - Jul 22, 2006
... the neighbors was the white picket vinyl fence the couple ... In the last couple years, the maintenance-free fencing has become ... "It's nine out of 10 fences that we ...
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces Joint Marketing ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Jul 19, 2006
... While the construction division of CNI may utilize the Intelli-Site security integration platform as well as the perimeter security products of B&B ARMR in ...
The Chamberlain Group, Inc. Appoints Jim Mole as General Manager of Australia and New Zealand
Business Wire (press release), CA - Jul 19, 2006
... Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, and a leading manufacturer of gate operators and access ...
Envirowood fencing provides sustainable fences for six hundred ...
Security Park, UK - Jul 21, 2006
... The new fencing provides an attractive, sustainable alternative to timber and promises a long-term zero maintenance life for picket fences, gates and yard ...

Fence Contractors in the News

The art of the fence
Carlisle Sentinel, PA - Jul 23, 2006
... pool fence and restored an old garden fence on the property for the Capozzis. "I really think he's like the Paul Revere of iron fences," Shelly Capozzi ...
Harrah strikes fees, plans to gain funds elsewhere
Midwest City Sun, OK - Jul 24, 2006
... The council struck a $5,000 bond and a license required for fence contractors, a bond for road boring, a fee associated with storm cellar permits, a license ...

Fences in the Courts

Wellington resident seeks class action to recoup losses after ...
Palm Beach Post,  United States - Jul 22, 2006
... from people who have erected the fences stream in to ... The issue of uniform fencing for homes along major ... a 5-foot vinyl-covered chain link fence obscured by a ...

Local Government Issues

Fencing fight doesn't change rules
Chronicle-Telegram, OH - Jul 18, 2006
... to keep the city's long-standing fencing rules just ... residents to erect 6-foot high fences along property ... where one neighbor wants to build a fence that the ...
Bids opened for fencing along river trail
Towanda Daily Review, PA - Jul 21, 2006
... of the cost of the fencing materials, and it turns out that part of the grant is also available to pay 80 percent of the cost of installing the fence, he said. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

County decides it cannot block Minuteman fence
Douglas Daily Dispatch, AZ - Jul 20, 2006
... 2 1/2-mile barbed wire range fence on the ... But when ranchers construct cattle fencing, they often find it ... He added that fences on his ranch had been vandalized ...
King unveils electrical fence model for Mexican border
Quad City Times, IA - Jul 20, 2006
... Stevens said previous fencing has been cut down or moved by immigrants, such as chain-link fences or barbed wire. Even heavy fence material can be cut through ...

DIY - Consumers

Fencing it in
Fayetteville Online, Fayetteville NC - Jul 22, 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. ...

Fencing Ordinances and Issues

M'ville looking at neighbor-friendly fences
Munster Times, IN - Jul 24, 2006
... fences to be neighbor-friendly," Town Attorney Stephen Bower said at a workshop session last week. Officials are considering changes that spell out new fencing ...
Village to 'unchain' fences, revert to wood
Palm Beach Post,  United States - Jul 19, 2006
... Others facing fence-code violations or who expected to replace their fences within the next few months will be on hold while the council ponders the specifics ...
Fence Frustration Hits Home
Mineola American, NY - Jul 20, 2006
... a corner property, they face regulations with regard to fencing. ... Putting up a fence and a pool on one's ... keeping views of suburban areas unobstructed by fences. ...
PNG capital to ban solid fences
Radio New Zealand, New Zealand - Jul 24, 2006
All solid fencing around properties along main roads in the Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby, will be banned from the beginning of next year. ...

Fence Researcher

Fence researcher deters hungry wildlife with woven wire
The Prairie Star, MT - Jul 20, 2006
... Roy Fenster may have fencing in his blood, but he has also left his blood in fences. "I had eight stitches from a barbed wire fence once," said the ...

Community Issues

Donor offers to pay for better Price-Harris fence
Kansas.com, KS - Jul 21, 2006
... On July 10, the board voted to place a galvanized chain-link fence, similar to fences at other schools, around the campus. The vote ...
Church Puts up Fence - Neighbors not Happy
WANE, IN - Jul 19, 2006
(WANE) -- A south side church is surrounding itself with an eight foot chain fence. Neighbors are irate. They say the church on ...
Augusta fence spurs mental health debate
Boston Globe, United States - Jul 23, 2006
... In Cape Cod, fences made of curved steel rods were installed in the early ... deeply compassionate, said that in addition to blocking views, the fence allows the ...
Golden Gate Fence Feud
WBBH, FL - Jul 23, 2006
The owner of a housing complex is building a fence, but neighbors say that fence blocks the way into their condos. ... That fence came down Friday. ...


No Electric Fence, Bobirwa Farmers Dismayed
Mmegi, Botswana - Jul 24, 2006
... the cattle and that a 2.4 metre electric fence would be erected along the border to prevent cattle smuggling. According to Siele, the two fences were to run ...
NW Evening Mail, UK - Jul 24, 2006
ANGRY families say they feel like prisoners after a seven-foot galvanised steel fence was erected outside their homes by South Lakeland District Council. ...
Fencing around lakes is ugly and waste of money, say residents
Gulf News, United Arab Emirates - Jul 20, 2006
... "We have continually requested they engage residents in dialogue on lake fencing for the last six months. ISC was first made aware of these fences in January ...

Weird News

Fence inspires world record bra chain
TVNZ, New Zealand - Jul 21, 2006
Central Otago's notorious bra fence has been taken down - not that most people would notice. The bras popped up again shortly after ...

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