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  Question of the Week 5/16/06

Selling to DIYs
There is a story today about someone being fined for not having the proper fence around his inflatable pool. In the past we talked about the potential public relations opportunity
Question of the Week Blog

Industry News

DoorKing Hires Regional Sales Manager
Professional Door Dealer, AZ - May 12, 2006
DoorKing, established in 1948, is one of the largest manufacturers of vehicular gate operators, telephone entry and access-control systems in the country ..
Royal Group Technologies to buy Tech-Wood USA, LLC
Webbolt Business News, Canada - May 12, 2006
Tech-Wood has a patented polymer and wood-fiber technology for manufacturing wood-polymer composite products such as decking, fencing, railing and other ...

Decking Industry News

Principia Completes Brand Image Study for Composite Decking and ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - May 15, 2006
EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2006--Principia is pleased to announce the completion of its latest brand image study for the composite decking and ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Pfeffer says border can't be secured without fence
Santa Fe New Mexican, NM - May 15, 2006
... of Day 18. The military, the Border Patrol, the National Guard, all need a defensible fence, a line to hold. Without that line ...
More fences sought for border
Detroit Free Press, United States - May 12, 2006
... "Fencing by itself is not effective, but not having a fence is not ... a California Republican who is the leading voice in Congress for more fences,"said the ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Officials: Fence Installation Caused Electrocution
WBAL Channel.com, MD - May 10, 2006
... of fencing around a softball field caused the electrocution of a 14-year-old softball player last Friday. At best guess, officials estimate the fence's age at ...

Fences and Animals

Deer Warning Signs
WIBW, KS - May 13, 2006
The state also is considering installing fencing along part of Kansas Ten in Johnson County. The fencing would direct deer to existing underpasses. ...
City, group in dog fight over fence
Longview Daily News, WA - May 9, 2006
... should throw them a bone and cough up the estimated $9,000 to $13,000 for fencing. ... All you need to do is fence it," said FOLA member Laura Morrison, of Kelso. ...

Local Government Issues

Zoning OK sought for South Side fence
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN - May 11, 2006
... $500,000 since 2001 to acquire property near South Side High School, Fort Wayne Community Schools is requesting a zoning variance to build a fence around what ...
Fence height fuels fight
Durango Herald, CO - May 11, 2006
... be installed at various places on the fences and facilities. ... proposed a new location for the fence that would ... up to 20 years in prison; a fencing design agreed ...
Hubbard's Annex Cottage Fence Plan Sparks Debate
Mackinac Island Town Crier (subscription), MI - May 11, 2006
A request to fence off public property along Lake View Boulevard in Hubbard's Annex is being studied by the city's Streets and Sidewalks Committee following a ...
Timetable set for fences along freeway bridges
Press-Enterprise (subscription), CA - May 10, 2006
... of the two fences. She presented the signatures to the council in October 2004, and moments later the panel agreed to allocate money for the fence work, design ...
Removal of fence at former base under way
Hagerstown Morning Herald, MD - May 9, 2006
A chain-link fence running between the first and second gates at the former Fort Ritchie US Army base is being removed. PenMar Development Corp. ...

Community Issues

Could fence deter jumpers?
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA - May 15, 2006
... Fayette and Greene counties, have fences on them. "Plus, our design specifications don't include barbed wire. So, even if we did put up a fence, there would ...
Fences help dunes grow in Rehoboth, Dewey beaches
The News Journal, DE - May 9, 2006
... In Rehoboth and Dewey, the fencing separates the boardwalk from the beaches. ... Plenty of tourists don't like the fences, says Michael Smith, who owns ...
Fairburn widens area for day care, requires fence permits
The Citizen.com, GE - May 15, 2006
... and provide clarification and a permit requirement for fencing. ... While proposing that the fence requirements portion of ... to require a permit for fences over 42 ...
CA reviews options for fence around Lake Elkhorn tot lot
Baltimore Sun, United States - May 14, 2006
... "I don't understand how a partially enclosed fence is going to make it safer," she said. "Kids will run around the edge of fences.". ...

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbors to developer: Don't fence us in
Medford Transcript, MA - May 10, 2006
There is an old saying that good fences make good neighbors, but that saying has ... cheap out" at the last moment when they installed a partial fence around the ...

DIY - Consumers

How to build the right fence
Lindsay This Week, Canada - May 9, 2006
... Inexpensive to purchase and install, this fence requires very little maintenance. ... Galvanized wrought iron fences offer excellent durability and require very ...
Building Fences in Austin
About - Cities & Towns, NY - May 9, 2006
... restrictions on ornamental and solid fences in section 25 ... my questions about building a fence from Landscaping Guide David Beaulieu's Fencing FAQ as ...

Fencing and Airports

Airport fencing projects proceeding
Tullahoma News and Guardian, TN - May 11, 2006
New fencing was recently installed around the terminal building at Tullahoma Regional Airport and several other improvement projects on airport grounds are ...
Airport Security: Still Fighting the Last War?
Homeland Response, OH - May 16, 2006
... You have to have someone there to ask that question.". Yet the biggest weakness in perimeter security remains the human element, says Weber. ...

Pool Safety

Livonia should investigate citizen's harassment claim
DetNews.com, MI - May 15, 2006
... we will be fascinated to hear how Livonia explains to the court why it ticketed Crays for not surrounding an inflatable kiddy pool with a 4-foot safety fence. ...
53 homes in Maryvale get free pool fences, thanks to firefighters
Arizona Republic, AZ - May 9, 2006
... The effort was the first time the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association had knocked on doors to give away fences through its annual Adopt-A-Fence program. ...


Fined 550 for painting a fence
Sunday Life, UK - May 14, 2006
... fence would have been improved. However, he failed to convince Resident Magistrate Mark Hamill, who said the case went against the old adage that strong fences ...
Bangladesh misinterprets border fence guidelines : India
India Daily, NJ - May 10, 2006
... also includes tricky issues like border fencing, joint patrolling ... guidelines when it comes to building fences along the ... to the building of a fence, which is a ...
Iranian embassy in Ottawa builds super-fence
Montreal Gazette (subscription), Canada - May 10, 2006
As part of an effort to step up security at its missions around the world, the Iranian government has built a super-fence around its Ottawa embassy. ...

Weird News

BBC apologizes for interview gaffe; interviewed the wrong man
Canoe Network CNEWS - May 16, 2006
LONDON (AP) - The BBC interviewed the wrong Guy...

Our Blogs Update

Pool Safety and Fencing Blog - Updated 4/26/06
"I don't want a fence to ruin the look of my backyard"

Marketing Blog - Updated 3/14/06
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