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Government Licensing
There are a couple of stories today about governments getting involved…
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Industry News

Engineered Parking Systems Joins Invisa's OEM Program Pushing ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - May 9, 2006
... will now start integrating Invisa's SmartGate(R) non-contact gate safety technology into at least a portion of their line of parking gate operator and control ...
Encon Hosts Golf Tournament
Professional Door Dealer, AZ - May 8, 2006
Encon Electronics will host its 7th Annual Golf Tournament at the Tracy Golf and Country Club in Tracy, Calif., July 1 ...

Decking Industry News

Composite decking gets off the ground
Canadian Plastics, Canada - May 2, 2006
Decking systems account for one-third of the plastic lumber and wood-composites market, but interest in applications like fencing ... ...
Royal Group to buy US wood composites startup
Canadian Plastics, Canada - May 2, 2006
... of intent to acquire Greenwood, SC-based Tech-Wood USA, the owner of a unique technology used for manufacturing wood-plastics composite decking, fencing and ...

Fence Companies in the News

Inventor of wire lobster trap to receive honorary degree
Boston Globe, United States - May 7, 2006
a Northbridge, Mass., company that makes trap-assembly kits for fishermen, along with other welded wire products such as security fencing and erosion-control ... ...
McConnelsville's EZ Grout thrives
Marietta Times, OH - May 5, 2006
... mortar mixers and tubs and Hog Leg bracing systems. It also offers to fencing contractors a labor saving device called the Fence Hog. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Your Business Community
IdahoStatesman.com, ID - May 5, 2006
... company, announces that Jeff Johnson and David Marshall have both successfully completed Hy-Security's rigorous gate operator certification training process. ...
CBS4 Investigates Failing Fences
CBS4Boston, Boston - May 5, 2006
... paid Patrick Hurlburt, the owner of RGA Fencing, thousands of ... In other cases, the fences are falling apart. ... one gate completely fell off as the fence fell down ...
Fences Aren't First Offenses
WOWT, NE - May 3, 2006
Whatever the reason, they have no fences. A rope holds up Rae Austin's crooked fence and she wonders if the contractor she paid to replace it has been straight ...


Final chance to enter Golden Pliers at Fieldays
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand - May 8, 2006
... Simon Fuller, chairman of the Fencing Contractors Association of New Zealand. Competitors will be required to erect a 40 metre line-wire fence consisting of ...

Fences and Animals

Cherry Hill deer fence won't end herd's threat
Cherry Hill Courier Post, NJ - May 2, 2006
... township learned just four weeks ago it was responsible for repairing fencing on about ... expects to seek bids for the project soon and have the fence built in ...
Deer caught in electric fence lives
Maui News, HI - May 3, 2006
... She found an exhausted male axis deer tangled in a mass of cords that were part of an electric fence. “It was trying to jump in the air, she said. ...

Pool Safety

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. ...
Fences urged for all pools
Toronto Star,  Canada - May 9, 2006
... in your backyard this summer, chances are you'll need to put a fence around it ... Fences must be at least 1.2 metres high and chain link gaps are restricted to 38 ...
James Baker Urges Pool Safety Legislation
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA - May 2, 2006
... of State James Baker shared the story of his granddaughter's drowning with child safety advocates Tuesday in support of proposed pool safety legislation. ...
Group is pushing for pool safety laws
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - May 3, 2006
... of children representing deaths in swimming pools and spas sit in front of the Capitol on Tuesday in Washington, DC Legislation to improve pool safety is being ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Girl electrocuted while stretching on fence before baseball game
KPLC-TV, LA - May 5, 2006
BALTIMORE A 14-year-old girl was electrocuted Friday night in Baltimore after she leaned on a fence to stretch before a baseball game. ...
Razor wire halts effort to scale fence
News & Observer, NC - May 5, 2006
CHAPEL HILL - Police are investigating a trespassing incident in which a man got stuck on the razor wire of the fence surrounding a water tower early Tuesday. ...

Local Government Issues

Arctic town builds 12-mile anti-reindeer fence
MSNBC - May 8, 2006
HAMMERFEST, Norway - Fed up with reindeer wandering the streets, one of the world's most northerly towns is building a 12-mile fence to keep the animals out. ...
Council may require all dog owners to have fences
Brenham Banner Press,  United States - May 5, 2006
... Fences aren't required in the city's current ordinance. It does, however, require that dogs be "restricted by a leash, fence, pen or other enclosure sufficient ...
Mother of five told 15 inch high fence must go
Blyth Wansbeck Today, UK - May 8, 2006
... The council also has a duty to other tenants to ensure approved fences do meet certain conditions and we feel this fence does not meet the criteria.
Miami Herald, FL - May 6, 2006
... Some temporary red plastic fencing that Williams bought seems to be doing the trick for ... claims to have made several calls to the county about the fence, to no ...

Community Issues

Don't fence us out: Neighbors irked by Oakley barrier
Watertown TAB & Press, MA - May 5, 2006
... Police officials were frustrated with the repeated vandalism done to the fences surrounding the ... April 26 in which large sections of the club's fence were cut ...
Fence causes disagreement
Goldsboro News Argus, NC - May 3, 2006
... Chief Eddie Lewis advised the board that the town could be liable if a wayward vehicle ran into the fence. But Langston said there were many fences in town ...
Residents sign fence petition
Bradenton Herald,  United States - May 3, 2006
Connor, worried about a recent increase in crime near his residence, has spearheaded efforts to get the district to install a new security fence along Linger ...


Fence project kicked off
Pretoria Rekord, South Africa - May 4, 2006
... With the cost of game fencing at about R91 per meter, the responsibility of erecting the fence falls on a number of shoulders. The ...
Family loses fight over garden fence
Matlock Today, UK - May 3, 2006
... A FAMILY who have been campaigning for their privacy for eight years, fear their battle is now over after losing an appeal to keep their fence up. ...
Forced to fence holiday park
Port Macquarie News, Australia - May 2, 2006
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council facilities manager Mark Pilgrim said the new fence would be part of an overall upgrade for the park. ...

Weird News

Couple who married on British radio program are splitting up
Canoe Network CNEWS - May 2, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - They met at their wedding, and they're splitting three months later. Craig Cooper, 30, and Becky Duffy, 28 - who tied the knot on a "blind marriage" radio program - split after she discovered he was sending flirtatious text messages to a female co-worker...

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