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This weekly email searches main media outlets finding stories that may be of interest to contractors in the fencing and access control industry. It is published by de facto, inc., which also publishes fencebids.

  Pool Safety and Fencing Blog

Pool Fencing Challenges and Opportunities Many times, when I've spoken at fencing industry meetings, the Q&A portion of the meeting stimulates some of the most interesting discussion of the day. Fencers have presented many challenges they've faced in meeting pool codes and passing building code inspections....
Pool Fencing Blog by Maureen Williams of D&D Technologies

Industry News

Alvarado Announces New "Quick Ship" Program
Company Press Release - Jun 26, 2006
Chino, CA-- Alvarado Manufacturing Co., Inc., has announced the implementation of a new "Quick Ship" program that will allow customers to get the most popular selling turnstile and gate models in a matter of days, rather than weeks....

Decking Industry News

All decked out
Pioneer Press, MN - Jul 1, 2006
... Instead, consumers often select lumber such as treated wood or cedar because it is less costly than synthetic decking material. ...
Hanley Wood Purchases PROFESSIONAL DECK BUILDER Magazine and ...
Market Wire (press release) - Jun 30, 2006
... and suppliers. DeckExpo, launched in 2003, is a 25,000 sq ft exhibition attracting 1,700 decking contractors. PROFESSIONAL DECK ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Woking News and Mail, UK - Jun 29, 2006
... Peter Austin, who heads the Wesson Fencing team, said: “It is unusual for a relatively small fencing company to get such a considerable contract. ...
Blaze at fence firm
Dewsbury Reporter, UK - Jun 30, 2006
... Fence panels caught alight in a drying oven at Eurofencing Coating Ltd, in Calder Vale Mills, off Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, and set fire to the oven. ...

Fencing and Airports

Airport's fence hits too close to home
St. Petersburg Times, FL - Jul 3, 2006
... "The problem is that the grant will not cover any other fencing. They have to put up the fence the federal government wants," Valentino said. ...

Pool Safety

All swimming pools pose risks
The News Journal, DE - Jul 4, 2006
... Fence gates should be self-closing and self-latching, and ... the pool area should be kept away from fences. ... Academy of Pediatrics strongly supports fencing as the ...
Abbot warns pool owners over fencing
Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia - Jul 3, 2006
... penalties of up to $12,375 in cases of non-complying pool fences. Council is urging residents to assess the standard and condition of pool fencing, to avoid ...

USA Canada Border Fence

At the Northern Border, No Talk of Fences
Washington Post, United States - Jul 1, 2006
... The United States has constructed walls and fences and stationed National Guard troops along the border to keep out illegal immigrants. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence Wars
Hamilton Spectator,  Canada - Jul 4, 2006
Nothing can come between neighbours like a fence. It makes one wonder: Why can't we all just get along? By Rob Faulkner. One neighbour calls it the "day of destruction" -- the day that his controversial fence posts came down.
Angry Dobbs Ferry neighbors get nicer fence
The Journal News.com, NY - Jun 30, 2006
... the considerable additional cost" of a decorative metal fence across from the Estherwood Avenue homes. "We trust that you will find the new fencing more in ...
Parking and fencing irk neighbors
Allston-Brighton TAB, MA - Jun 30, 2006
... Another issue Pearl said the DCR had received feedback about is a fence dating from 1928 that runs along the dammed section of the reservoir. ...

USA Mexico Minuteman Fence

County warns ranchers on border fence
KVOA.com, AZ - Jul 2, 2006
... says the fence needs to meets county fencing requirements ... is using a scare tactic and that the fence-building will ... two parallel 12- to 15-foot fences flanked by ...

Fences in the Courts

Tycoon wins estate fence hearing
BBC News, UK - Jun 30, 2006
... The action is being opposed by the Ramblers Association, which has criticised Mrs Gloag for erecting a fence around her Kinfauns Castle estate. ...
No joy in Eldred? Neighbors' injunction against baseball upheld
USA Today - Jul 4, 2006
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state appeals court on Monday ruled that a small Pennsylvania borough cannot use its baseball field until ...

Local Government Issues

New fences to end pond strife
Scotsman, United Kingdom - Jun 30, 2006
... measure, but there is going to be a permanent fence. ... the logic of this, you would put fences all along ... project resisted the move to permanent fencing at the ...
Rezoning necessary for HHS fence
Hattiesburg American, MS - Jul 1, 2006
... School Board has voted approval, but district officials have said they're shooting for a wrought iron and concrete fence similar to fencing at William Carey ...
Fence petition issue raised Process to put bridge question on ...
MaineToday.com, ME - Jul 1, 2006
... supporting an effort to eliminate high fencing on Memorial ... move to eliminate anti-suicide fences from Memorial ... coalition looking to replace the fence, said he ...

DIY - Consumers

GOOD IDEA | A quick fence-post
Kansas City Star, MO - Jul 4, 2006
Wood fence posts will stand straighter and last longer if given a concrete collar when they are installed. But there is no need to pre-mix the concrete.

Community Issues

Fence puts brakes on flying parts
Sacramento Bee,  USA - Jun 30, 2006
Auto dismantlers Pick-n-Pull spent $20,000 to erect a chain link fence, at left, to separate its salvage yard from the mobile home park next door after ...
Crash fear over fence at junction
Blackpool Today, UK - Jul 1, 2006
RESIDENTS fear a temporary fence could cause a serious accident at a notorious road junction. ... RESIDENTS fear a temporary fence ...
Church seeks fencing for skate park
Bakersfield Californian (subscription), CA - Jun 29, 2006
... money or materials to build two 12-foot-long fences in order to finish enclosing the skateboard park, which is on a former basketball court. Fencing is only ...
Sun-Sentinel watch: Damaged fence in Sunrise neighborhood set to ...
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL - Jul 3, 2006
Joe Moskot contacted the Sun-Sentinel, concerned about lagging repairs to a fence on Northwest 136th Avenue in his Sunrise neighborhood. ...

Weird News

Lawyer sues dontdatehimgirl.com
Canoe Network CNEWS - Jun 30, 2006
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A city attorney is suing the creator of a website that lets women dish dirt on men they claim have wronged them, saying they made defamatory statements about him. ...

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