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Industry News

Merchants Metals acquired by Oldcastle Building Products, Inc
(press release), TX - Apr 26, 2006
Houston, TX, April 26, 2006 - MMI Products announced today that it has been acquired by Oldcastle Building Products, Inc., the North American operation of CRH plc. CRH is a leading worldwide producer and distributor of building products and construction materials ...
Bruckman Rubber Co. announces the release of Weedseal™ Fence and Border Guard
(press release),Hastings NE - May 2, 2006
This product is the first economical solution to vegetation control problems that plague fence owners. Previously few solutions were available. The Weedseal™ replaces expensive manual trimming and eliminates the need for costly, gas powered equipment that pollute our environment...
Congress earmarks $2.4 billion for port security
Washington Technology, DC - Apr 28, 2006
... systems, waterside surveillance vessels, vehicle inspection stations, closed-circuit telecommunications and access-control equipment for the main gate. ...
Invisa Issues an Open Letter and Interim Progress Report to Its ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - May 2, 2006
... magazine, which exposed the lack of access gate safety while ... supply side stakeholders publicly acknowledging the risks associated with access control gates. ...

Decking Industry News

Deck Dock and Fence Treatment Eliminates Warping, Splitting of ...
PR Web (press release), WA - May 2, 2006
CedarCide Industries of The Woodlands, Texas announces the availability of their most recent invention known as CedarCide Deck Dock and Fence. ...
Royal Group Technologies to buy Tech-Wood USA, LLC
Les Affaires (Communiqués de presse), Canada - May 1, 2006
... Royal Group CEO. decking, railing and fencing markets. Tech-Wood will operate from a recently purchased property in Greenwood,. South Carolina. ...

Consumer Troubles in the News

Woman Suffers Fence Woes
First Coast News, FL - May 2, 2006
... She says she has called the fence company, H&W Fencing, repeatedly to no avail. We called the company and they promise to have it repaired in a few days. ...
Poof! There it went -- who has the fence?
Orlando Sentinel, FL - May 1, 2006
Dear Greg: We purchased a fence at The Home Depot last year -- 48-inch-tall panel fencing for $1,600 -- and are still trying to get Home Depot to let us pick ...

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbors take sides over cost of fence
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA - Apr 29, 2006
... perform carpentry projects. This would take in your fence job even though there is a specialty license for fencing contractors. ...

Fencing and Railroads

Caltrain launches safety campaign around rail lines
San Mateo County Times, CA - May 2, 2006
BURLINGAME — Outrage over recent deaths on Caltrain's tracks this year has made rail line officials re-examine the need for strategic fencing, educating the ...
Railroads can copy nuke plant security measure
Morris Daily Herald, IL - May 1, 2006
... railroads may now surround their terminals with electric fences. ... them to put up an electrified fence,” he noted ... The security fencing would be similar to that ...

Deer Fencing Programs

State agriculture dept. will make deer fencing available
East Brunswick Sentinel,  USA - Apr 27, 2006
... This is the second year of the department's deer fencing program. In 2005, fence, accompanying wire and posts were distributed to 100 farmers throughout the ...

Local Government Issues

Bethlehem Area board to consider fences for fields
The Express Times, PA - May 2, 2006
... BETHLEHEM TWP. | The sprawling fields fronting East Hills Middle School and Freedom High School could soon be enclosed with a 5-foot-high chain-link fence. ...
Junkyard owner extends fight instead of mending fences
Toronto Star,  Canada - May 1, 2006
... Straw sent a parks crew to remove the old fencing and put up a temporary plastic fence, adding she'd ask bylaw enforcement to order the property owner to put ...
Condo, housing complex dispute fence
Aspen Times, CO - Apr 30, 2006
... The Aspen Alps condominium management has begun building a split-rail fence along the property line it shares with the Billings Place affordable housing complex ...
In defence of The Fence
Calgary Sun, Canada - Apr 27, 2006
... at one point reaching 10 untidy feet high, fortified by mesh fencing with bits of ... of mess, despite offers to help construct a proper fence, despite violations ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Minutemen Build Fence Along US-Mexico Border
KFMB, CA - May 1, 2006
... border. The so-called Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is building a fence along the California border with Mexico near Boulevard. ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Firefighters come to rescue with fences
Arizona Republic, AZ - Apr 27, 2006
... the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, 12 News and The Arizona Republic, Adopt-A-Fence raised more than $200,000 last year to provide pool fences for families ...
Saugus family donates check to replace stolen ballpark fence
The Daily Item of Lynn, MA - Apr 27, 2006
SAUGUS -- Last week World Series Park creator Bob Davis was baffled when thieves made off with 40-foot section of chain-link fence from the field. ...

Community Issues

Guard towers razed as prison fence goes up
Elmira Star-Gazette, NY - Apr 29, 2006
... Department of Correctional Services decided to spend $4.7 million to construct two fences around the front perimeter of the prison. The first fence sits at the ...
Trent Hills Time to mend fences between farmer and trails ...
Stirling Community Press, Canada - Apr 27, 2006
... but when CN stopped using the line, the fences fell into ... He doesn't really care that the fencing is an eyesore ... dozen or so huge rolls of rusty fence wire and ...
All fenced in: Douglas baseball improves outfield fence
The Record-Courier, NV - Apr 28, 2006
... The latest such improvement, an old-fashioned wood outfield fence, was completed earlier this month. "The old fence was in such ...
Cracks in the fence
Toronto Star,  Canada - Apr 28, 2006
Toronto's police services board has done well in halting construction of more fences around this city's police stations. And it ...

Schools and Fences

Wimbish hopes to fence in HHS for security
Hattiesburg American, MS - Apr 27, 2006
... campus. The school has no fence and is accessible to the public. The fencing, Wimbish said, will be both attractive and functional. ...


Pakistan proposes fencing, mining Afghan border areas
Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran - May 2, 2006
... Pakistan had also proposed fencing of the border but now it has gone a step further and asked authorities on the other side to mine and fence their area while ...
Israeli cabinet approves Jerusalem fence proposal
People's Daily Online, China - May 1, 2006
... Israel began building the 760-kilometre length of electronic fence, concrete walls and ... The fencing in Jerusalem is to fill in gaps in the permanent barrier ...
Cordon Fence Cannot Be Made Lethal - Swartz
AllAfrica.com, Washington - Apr 28, 2006
The government cannot load the electric cordon fence to a lethal level as that would spark controversy, Minister of Agriculture, Johnnie Swartz said on ...

Weird News

Malaysia wants to flush dirty toilet reputation
Canoe Network CNEWS - May 2, 2006
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia will try to flush its long-held image of having foul-smelling public restrooms with a National Toilet Summit to educate the public about the importance of clean commodes...

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