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Industry News

US Fencing Market Continues Upward Trend to $3.6 Billion by 2010
PR Newswire (press release), NY - Mar 7, 2006
March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Powered by a vibrant economy and strong housing and remodeling markets, sales of metal, vinyl, wood, and other fencing products are ...
Nebraska Plastics Names New Vice President
Press Release - Mar 2, 2006
Cozad, NE - Paul German has been named Vice President of Nebraska Plastics, Inc., manufacturer of Country Estate Fence, Deck & Railing. The announcement was made recently by Rex German, President of Nebraska Plastics, at the Annual Country Estate Sales Meeting in Las Vegas, NV...
Master Halco Sponsors Fence Training
Business Wire (press release), CA - Mar 1, 2006
ORANGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2006--Master Halco, Inc., the world's leading distributor and manufacturer of perimeter security and fencing ...
Universal Forest Products: Hurricanes Help Deliver Strong Numbers
Industry Week - Mar 2, 2006
... Universal purchased assets of Maine Ornamental Woodworkers Inc., a Maine-based manufacturer of decorative caps used on decking and fencing posts. ...
Business owner wants to let people know that his picket product is ...
Houston Chronicle, United States - Mar 4, 2006
... Fears has been in the fence business for 15 years, and about two years ago, he started to develop the Poly Picket product that he says can completely ...

Decking Industry News

Royal Crown Limited Debuts New Decking, Vinyl Siding Products
E-Composites, MI - Mar 5, 2006
... Seaside, a dashing weathered grey. Royal also has plans to add railing and fencing to the Harmony Select line. Royal is also marketing ...

Building Industry News

Higher building material costs hang over construction industry
The Journal News.com, NY - Mar 1, 2006
... costs have also been noticed by lenders financing building projects like ... reservations about starting a new project amid rising rates and materials prices. ...
Chinese boom, hurricane reconstruction, cause shortages
Boston Globe, United States - Mar 5, 2006
... Cement prices were up 13 percent in October 2005 compared to the year before, gypsum products used in wallboard were up 13.7 percent and copper pipe and tubing ...

Fence Contractors in the News

A quality fence can offer privacy, security while keeping pets and ...
MyWebTimes.com, IL - Mar 2, 2006
When Ron Kreiser, owner of Illinois Valley Fence and Pool in Utica, drives around the county, he notices fences -- whether they're in good shape, properly ...
Local companies take advantage of BSU's Small Business
Boise State University The Arbiter Online, Idaho - Mar 2, 2006
... One of their "Star Entrepreneurs" for 2006 is Sloan Fencing. Based out of Boise, Sloan Fencing has had multiyear relationship with BSU's SBDC. ...
Family grows into iron works outfit
Toledo Blade, OH - Mar 6, 2006
... firm that turns 60 this year, recalls that one of his first jobs was using a homemade device to twist metal bars for the decorative fencing, railings, columns ...
The Fixer
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - Mar 6, 2006
... on the airline. Dear Fixer: Last July, I hired Econ-O-Link Fence of Mokena to install a fence around my pool. The saleswoman, Shannon ...

Fences in the Courts

Beach fence fight in court in spring
London Free Press, Canada - Mar 4, 2006
The legal skirmish over a fence on a Port Stanley beach that could have ripple effects Ontario-wide will return to court in London this spring. ...
Efforts to repair fence lead to Barefoot Bay trustee's resignation
Vero Beach Press-Journal (registration required), FL - 16 hours ago
BAREFOOT BAY — A Recreation District business owner said he has felt fenced in through his efforts to have Barefoot Bay replace the fence alongside his ...

Local Government Issues

City to fence reservoir, water plant
Durango Herald, CO - Mar 7, 2006
The city of Durango plans to spend about $80,000 to build a security fence around its reservoir and water-treatment plant east of Hillcrest Golf Course, on ...
Historic Ocala riding fences
Ocala.com, FL - Mar 5, 2006
... The fence survey comes after two recent OHPAB cases involving a six-foot chain link fence built along the back property line of a 1928 mansion at 954 SE Fifth ...
A Capitol Gain, and a Loss
Los Angeles Times, CA - Mar 6, 2006
... California Highway Patrol and the Legislature's sergeant at arms, spent two decades trying to persuade state lawmakers to install a security fence, ever since ...
Hearing on fence permit Monday
News 10 Now, NY - Mar 6, 2006
The Watertown City Council is expected to vote on a law that would require a permit to put up a fence in your yard. The law basically ...

DIY - Consumers

A garden with taste of heavy metal
Albany Democrat Herald, OR - Mar 5, 2006
There are a lot of decisions to be made in building a custom fence: What style of fence? If picket, what kind of pickets — gothic, dog-eared or pointed? What type of wood? What finish on the wood? How far apart do you set the posts. ...
Some Stupid Mistakes Around The House
Hartford Courant, United States - Mar 5, 2006
... My husband and a neighbor decided that they could install our cyclone fence better than professionals. After completing the fence ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Nelson Proposes Fence From Pacific To Gulf
KETV.com, NE - Mar 3, 2006
... Ben Nelson said on Friday that something has to be done about illegal immigration, and he's sponsoring a bill to build a fence along the country's southern ...
Good fences make good neighbors, sometimes
Los Angeles Times, CA - Mar 1, 2006
Granted, the goal of the proposed 700-mile barrier along the US-Mexico border is not exactly the same as was the purpose of the former Berlin Wall. ...

Community Issues

Quarry fencing is to be replaced
BBC News, UK - Mar 5, 2006
Work has begun to replace vandalised and dilapidated fencing at three quarries near Weston-super-Mare. North Somerset Council says ...
New Fence To Be Installed At The Rader Center
KOTV, OK - Mar 3, 2006
The state Office of Juvenile Affairs is going to put up a state of the art security fence at the Rader Center west of Sand Springs. ...
'Good Neighbor' fence eyed for new SADVC site
Daily Democrat, CA - Mar 4, 2006
By MONICA KRAUTH/Democrat Staff Writer. After Dan Dowling of Dowling Properties in Davis donated the historic Maxwell School property ...


New security fence after palace scare
Scotsman, United Kingdom - Mar 2, 2006
... broke in. A metal fence is being erected on top of the seven foot wall surrounding the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh. Last ...
Buffalo fence needs upgrading
Republic of Botswana, Botswana - Mar 3, 2006
PARLIAMENT - The buffalo fence separating livestock management areas from wildlife management areas needs to be upgraded to control the mixing of wild animals ...
Pakistan will fence Afghan border if allegations continue ...
Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran - Mar 6, 2006
Pakistan said on Monday that it would fence its border with Afghanistan if Afghanistan continued allegations of infiltration. The ...

Weird News

Sturdier toilets on the way for heavier Australians
Canoe Network CNEWS Mar 7, 2006
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Sturdier toilets may be on their way in Australia to cope with the country's increasingly obese population...

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