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Industry News

Master Halco Announces New VP of Operations and Key Leadership Additions to the Company
Company Press Release - Jun 13, 2006
ORANGE, CA, June 13 /CNW/ - Master Halco, Inc., the world's leading distributor and manufacturer of perimeter security and fencing, announces Kevin Price as its new Vice President of Operations... ...
Agape Industries Launches New Web Site
Company Press Release - Jun 20, 2006
Torrance Cailifornia -- Agape Industries today announce it's new presence on the web, unveiling their new web site... ...
"PERIMETER PATROL" Rental Fence Panel
Company Press Release - Jun , 2006
North Plains, Oregon -- June, 2006 --We have successfully launched our "PERIMETER PATROL" Rental Fence Panel program within the North American Market in 2006... ...
Kroy Launches Sandstone, new earth-tone color for fence
Company Press Release - Jun 18, 2006
Cary, NC -- Kroy Building Products, the leader in vinyl and composite fence and rail, is pleased to announce the further expansion of its extensive product line... ...
Aluminum Fence Maker Opening Plant in Hamlet
Southern Pines Pilot, NC - Jun 13, 2006
... APG-Meridian is a maker of aluminum fences, gates and railings and is headquartered in Pompano Beach, Fla. The agency will open ...

ASTM Standard Review on Wood Fences

ASTM Standard F537-01
Conshohocken,  PA, - Jun 20, 2006
ASTM Standard F537-01 Standard Specification for Design, Fabrication, and Installation of Fences Constructed of Wood and Related Materials is up for review ...

Local Government Issues

Fence sparks controversy at Newburg Council meeting
Rolla Daily News, MO - Jun 15, 2006
NEWBURG - A spirited debate took place at Tuesday’s Newburg City Council meeting over Dr. Vicky Gulley’s construction of a fence around her property that ...
Brookfield trustees mull changing code for fences
Riverside Brookfield Landmark, IL - Jun 13, 2006
... heights on lots less than 40 feet wide to a 5-foot open fence or a 4-foot solid fence along a side yard. But since most pre-assembled fences available for ...
NPU-A approves variance for fences
TheStorygroup.com, GA - Jun 15, 2006
... Under zoning regulations, only a four-foot fence is permitted. Many in attendance stated that tall fences are unbecoming of the neighborhood and do not fit in ...
It seems you can build a 10-foot fence in Cortland
Dekalb Daily Chronicle, IL - Jun 15, 2006
... to buy and install a 10-foot-tall fence around a ... Fences on residential property can be no more than 6 feet ... it is approved, he can go ahead with fencing the area ...
Cortland trustee fenced in by city code on fences
Dekalb Daily Chronicle, IL - Jun 14, 2006
CORTLAND - Plans to build a 10-foot fence at a city park will have to wait at least two months after the trustee who proposed it found out Monday that a fence ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

A Fence With More Beauty, Fewer Barbs
New York Times, United States - Jun 17, 2006
... That's not generally the thinking for fences between nations ... contractors to devise a "virtual" fence that would seal the existing stopgap fencing with high ...

Community Issues

Controversial fence taken down
The Express Times, PA - Jun 15, 2006
... | A 6-foot-tall fence that had upset Guy Road residents was removed Tuesday by Larken Associates, a day earlier than the township planning board had required. ...
Expert says Lakeville fence violates state law
SouthCoastToday.com, MA - Jun 20, 2006
LAKEVILLE — A retired SouthCoast fence inspector said a fence built by two Lakeville men to keep neighbors off a community beach is "clearly against ...

Fences and Neighbors

Cape man tears down neighbor’s fence
The News-Press, FL - Jun 12, 2006
By Charles Runnells. For more than two years, Tim Trimble bickered with his neighbor and Cape Coral city officials over a simple wooden fence. ...
Good fences make good neighbors
Milpitas Post, CA - Jun 15, 2006
... Instead of wooden fencing, so far, the developer has placed temporary metal chain link fences in homes ... space separating the planned wooden fence from the ...
Fence at center of dispute allowed to stand
Sharon Herald, PA - Jun 16, 2006
... and Esther Foltz, 2015 Frampton Road, Hermitage, in a lawsuit filed by neighbors Richard and Patricia Lordo, 1960 S. Keel Ridge Road, over a fence Foltz built ...
Abrupt neighbor doesn't own fence
Charlotte Observer, NC - Jun 17, 2006
... It turns out that our neighbor's fence is 6 feet on our side of the correct boundary line. ... Because the fence is on your lot, it is your fence. ...
Neighbors wrought over fence
Boston Globe, United States - Jun 18, 2006
``Good fences make good ... A century-old wrought-iron fence that surrounded Monmouth Park until ... 270-odd linear feet of the park's original fencing, officials said ...
Good fences, good neighbors?
Pioneer Press, MN - Jun 14, 2006
... Residents of his 60-unit Blaine community will rely on gates and fences to keep criminals — and ... But when it comes to gates, Minnesota is on the fence. ...
Lakefront family's fence plan runs into others' desire for view
Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH - Jun 13, 2006
... Like most lakefront cities, Avon Lake has one fence regulation for all residential properties. The city allows fences up to 6 feet high in rear yards. ...

Pool Safety

Ratings a mixed bag for pool safety devices
South Bend Tribune, IN - Jun 20, 2006
Haunted by the backyard pool accident that left a friend's daughter brain damaged, Bob Lyons, a Canadian wireless and satellite communications expert, decided ...
Pool safety
CNNMoney.com - Jun 15, 2006
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - For many homeowners pool covers are coming off for the summer. But don't dive in just yet. Drowning was ...

Community Fence Projects

Mike Pound: Area volunteers pitch in to build a fence
Joplin Globe, MO - Jun 15, 2006
... t want me to mention that he was among the 15 or 20 people who helped put up the Crocketts' fence. ... And that's why he was pounding fences posts at 8 am Thursday ...

DIY - Consumers

Keep fence posts standing tall
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - Jun 18, 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. ...
What happens when neighbor builds fence on your lot?
Mortage 101 - Jun 14, 2006
... North." This past winter, when we returned to our Florida home, we were shocked to discover our neighbor had built a very ugly concrete block fence between our ...

USA Mexico Minuteman Fence

Minutemen hire contractor to finish fence
Douglas Daily Dispatch, AZ - Jun 17, 2006
... after they discovered that vandals had slashed large sections of the new border fence. Jack Ladd said his son found at least 19 areas of fencing that had been ...
Ranchers taking steps to protect border fences
Houston Chronicle, United States - Jun 17, 2006
... paths lead from one ripped-down section of fencing to another. ... The wood (for the fences) is probably $100 ... before owners notice the hole in the fence, long after ...
In Texas, a welcome mat: ladders
Boston Globe, United States - Jun 18, 2006
By Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press | June 18, 2006. FALFURRIAS, Texas -- A few Texas ranchers who are tired of costly repairs to ...
Texas Ranchers Install Ladders In Hopes Of Saving Fences
KWTX, TX - Jun 16, 2006
... He says just the wood used in the fences costs $100 a foot, and the wire and ... so large it could be days before owners notice the hole in the fence, long after ...


Whose side of the fence are you on?
Scotsman, United Kingdom - Jun 15, 2006
... that insisted Orr honour the "right to responsible access" by removing the barbed-wire fence. Although he later capitulated and dismantled the fences, at the ...
Fence on village green splits community in access row
Scotsman, United Kingdom - Jun 16, 2006
... But Mr Ragsdell, 36, insisted that he was entitled to erect the fence. ... He added: "I put the fence up because I wanted to make a nice little garden. ...
Wire fencing to protect railway from Maoist attacks
DailyIndia.com, NY - Jun 16, 2006
Ranchi, June 16 (IANS) Police in Jharkhand have proposed wire fencing along selected portions of rail tracks to protect trains from Maoist attacks. ...
Call For Motorway Overbridge Fences
newswire.co.nz, New Zealand - Jun 12, 2006
An Auckland driver is warning more motorists will be killed by missiles thrown from motorway overbridges unless fences are erected. ...

Weird News

'Crazy' Connecticut cat lands owner in court; likes to ambush neighbours
Canoe Network CNEWS - Jun 19, 2006
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - An animal sanctuary has offered a safe haven to Lewis the cat, a feline whose vicious attacks on neighbours have landed his owner in court. ...

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