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There is a story in today's FenceWeek about a $150,000 deck. It got us thinking. What about a fence? What is the most outragous fence project you have done? …
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Industry News

Invisa partnering with California company on pool fence
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL - May 31, 2006
says its working with a California company to develop a swimming pool safety fence that would incorporate the Sarasota company's presence-sensing technology. ...
Chamberlain Dealers Honored
Professional Door Dealer, AZ - May 31, 2006
... manufactures and markets residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, residential and commercial gate operators, telephone entry systems and ...

Decking Industry News

Custom homes turn to high-tech decks
Robertson County Times, TN - Jun 4, 2006
... To create higher-quality outdoor spaces, White has started using LP WeatherBest, a high-tech wood-and-plastic composite decking material, to construct decks ...
WonderDeck Enters The Home Improvement Market Through a Parnership ...
PR Web (press release), WA - Jun 1, 2006
Menards steps ahead of its competitors by offering WonderDeck, a modular decking product, to their customers. Starting June 1, 2006 ...
A $150,000 Deck
Luxist, CA - Jun 2, 2006
... Ipe is the perfect decking material because not only is it strong and long lasting, requiring minimal upkeep, but it is resistant to warping, decay and termites ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence Company May Be Responsible For Arizona Fire
All Headline News - Jun 3, 2006
Sedona, AZ (AHN) - A local fence company could be held financially accountable for a 1,500 acre Arizona blaze. For the most part ...
NSA Sheep 2006 to feature dogs, shearers and fencing contractors
Stackyard, UK - Jun 5, 2006
The cream of the sheep sector’s working dogs, shearers and professional fencing contractors will feature among the outdoor activities lined up at NSA Sheep ...

Local Government Issues

Franklin County Courthouse Looks at Installing Security Fence
KVEW, WA - Jun 6, 2006
... Bowen says plans are in the works to install a security fence around the courthouse patterned after the security system at the Whitehouse. ...
High fence is permitted
Caledon Citizen, Canada - May 29, 2006
The fence bylaw was amended by Caledon council recently to allow a six-foot high fence to be erected in the flank yard and in a portion of the front yard at 52 ...
Fence Proposed to Block View Of Lake Norman
WSOCtv.com, NC - Jun 4, 2006
... boaters. Up until about 4 years ago the view from the road was blocked by a fence. It became rusty and overgrown with weeds. Crews ...
Fence mandates rankle Wellington residents
Palm Beach Post,  United States - Jun 3, 2006
... The result: Homeowners with perfectly good wood fences will have ... reinstall a 6-foot wood fence behind that ... he paid $1,600 for the approved fencing and another ...

USA Canada Border Fence

Fresh calls for fence along border
National Post, Canada - Jun 6, 2006
WASHINGTON - The discovery of a homegrown terror plot in Canada sparked new calls yesterday for a security fence along America's northern border and prompted a ...

Community Issues

Beach fence irks patrons at dam
Whittier Daily News, CA - Jun 6, 2006
... "Basically we put the fence up as a pilot to see ... "But we got rushed. Fences were broken and basically people were trampling the fences to get into the beach.". ...
Some residents oppose HHS fence
Hattiesburg American, MS - Jun 6, 2006
... to close the road to allow them to build a continuous fence that would ... who had previously suggested building a walkway above the street and fencing both sides ...
Ponds, fence pose problem for planned subdivision
North Platte Telegraph, NE - Jun 6, 2006
... Telegraph. If you build a swimming pool, you don't expect your neighbors to pay for the fence. ... it? Are you supposed to pay for the fence? ...
The Great Goulais River Cedar Fence Mystery
SooToday.com - Jun 1, 2006
By David Helwig. Goulais River, Ont. - OPP in Sault Ste. Marie were called to a seasonal home in Goulais River after a section of fence was found damaged. ...
Cemetery's restoration continuing
Durham Herald Sun, NC - Jun 4, 2006
... would be to restore much of the existing, damaged fencing with pieces from the fence that Ruedrich has, rather than basically creating new fences to look like ...
Deadlock over school safety fence plan
This Is Lancashire, UK - Jun 5, 2006
... to put their head on top of the fence, which is not safe. The school, in Manchester Road, submitted plans to replace the existing boundary fencing and railings ...

Fences and Animals

Death brings to light issue of loose livestock on roads
Santa Fe New Mexican, NM - Jun 6, 2006
... "Ensuring people have good fences is important ... highway department and counties to fence both sides ... and drivers by installing wildlife-proof fencing and creating ...

Pool Safety

City considers taller-fence rule
Tulsa World (subscription), OK - May 31, 2006
... pools should be required to have taller fences to prevent ... tubs to be enclosed by a fence no shorter ... think the height requirement for outdoor fencing should be ...
Safety fence call at tragedy pool
expressandstar.com, UK - Jun 5, 2006
The grieving family of a child who died after being dragged from a park boating pool in Tipton has called for a fence around the pond. ...
Red Cross gives pool safety tips
Montreal Gazette, Canada - Jun 4, 2006
Constant adult supervision and a fence with an automatic self-closing, self-latching gate is all it takes to keep most small children safe around backyard pools ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Minutemen redesign border fence to protect cattle
Brownsville Herald, TX United States - Jun 3, 2006
... there will be surveillance cameras on the fencing that Minutemen ... that is based on the Israeli fences in Gaza ... In order to be effective, a fence should not be ...
People are building own fences
Arizona Republic, AZ - Jun 3, 2006
... argues but does nothing, the Minutemen have started building border fences on private ... question, "How many illegal immigrants does it take to raise a fence?". ...
Mayors Meeting in Las Vegas Remain on Fence About Border Barrier ...
KRNV, NV - Jun 6, 2006
US mayors waded into the immigration debate today but failed to unite in opposing a 305 mile fence along the Rio Grande river in Texas on the border with Mexico ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Fencing stolen
Central Peace Signal, Canada - Jun 5, 2006
... May 26 and Tuesday, May 30, a person or persons stole new fencing materials from ... Stolen during this time were: 73 fence posts that were four inches in diameter ...

Fences in the Courts

Trent Hills - Farmer wins fencing dispute with Trails Alliance
Stirling Community Press, Canada - Jun 1, 2006
... An article in The Community Press last month detailed a protracted battle by cattle farmer Allan Bain to get hundreds of feet of old wire fencing removed from ...
Body shop owner fined for not fencing off property
Durham Herald Sun, NC - Jun 2, 2006
... his part, Hayes said he's trying to build the required fence, which has ... a while back in getting officials to tighten the zoning law's fencing requirements for ...

Fences and Neighbors

Mirvis: The Oakley: lousy neighbors force good fences
Watertown TAB & Press, MA - Jun 1, 2006
By Kenneth Mirvis. Two weeks ago, I wrote a column about the ongoing spat between the Oakley Country Club and its neighbors. For ...


Fence grant puts end to 'silent forest'
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - Jun 1, 2006
... days of Mt Maungatautari being a "silent forest" will be a thing of the past after a government grant guaranteeing completion of a massive pest fence, say its ...
$5.5m for fence to protect endangered species
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - May 31, 2006
... Prime Minister Helen Clark was expected to announce the grant, which should enable work on an ambitious 47km predator-proof fence around the base of the ...

Weird News

Man who put mouse in burrito sentenced
Canoe Network CNEWS - Jun 2, 2006
A man who stuffed a dead mouse into his Taco Bell burrito in a botched extortion attempt was sentenced Friday to 16 to 30 months in prison. ...

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