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Blog -  Markup & Profit

Markup and Profit is a new feature to FenceWeek. by Michael Stone

11/28/06    'tis the Season - Avoiding Those Holiday Hang-Ups
The time is upon us, friends, that brings consternation about so many things - gift giving, receiving gifts graciously, whether the holidays should be used as a marketing opportunity, and more... Markup Blog

Industry News

Eon ® Revolutionizes Outdoor Fencing with Pro Series Line
Business Wire (press release), CA - Nov 28, 2006
Eon continues to lead the way in revolutionary fencing with its new fence line - Pro Series Fencing - to deliver additional benefits for today's homeowners as they look for solutions to improve their outdoor living space.
Equestrian fence design contest opens
News.gov.hk, Hong Kong - Nov 27, 2006
A fence design contest for the 2008 Olympics show jumping event has been launched to boost public interest in the games...
Beta Bastion gets aggressive
Cape Business News, South Africa - Nov 21, 2006
High security fencing company, Beta Bastion - part of the worldwide Betafence Group - is poised to provide even greater protection. ...

Raw Material News

Nickel, zinc prices strike record highs
Daily Telegraph, Australia - Nov 28, 2006
THE price of nickel and zinc hit historic peaks in London overnight owing to a weaker US dollar and strong demand, traders said...

Decking Industry News

Boston Cedar to Be Exclusive Distributor of Universal's Latitudes
Business Wire (press release), CA - Nov 21, 2006
(Nasdaq:UFPI) announced that it has agreed to give exclusive distribution of its Latitudes ® brand decking and railing products in the New England market to ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Local Surfers' Bamboo Business Takes Off
KPBS, CA - Nov 27, 2006
... It's the former home of Cali Bamboo. We were Cali Bamboo's first customers two years ago, when owners Jeff Goldberg and Tanner Haigwood had a good idea and very little money. Now the two are celebrating the success and expansion of their bamboo fence company...
Company in inquiry built fence at border
San Diego Union Tribune, United States - Nov 24, 2006
A California company under investigation on suspicion of hiring undocumented workers won a contract in the late 1990s to help build the San Diego border fence with Mexico to thwart illegal immigration, federal records show...
Build a Bright New Future At Bracci Home Center
Park Slope Courier, NY - Nov 24, 2006
... Tim. By selling quality fence material inexpensively, we rose above and beyond what other fence companies did, he says. Many ...

Consumer Corner - DIY

Yes, fence me in; Plenty of new materials may make an easier job ...
North County Times, CA - Nov 23, 2006
When we first began writing this column 20 years ago, a fence consisted of rows of vertical wood posts placed in holes filled with concrete. Each series of posts supported horizontal rails that in turn acted as backing for fence boards. Nothing could be more basic or simple...

Local Government Issues

Approval given for fence
Eufaula Tribune, AL - Nov 27, 2006
... was concerned the renovation does not include the side sections of fencing or a ... They have proposed to restore the existing fence and place it on a concrete ...
Eyesore to be masked by steel fence
Border Mail, Australia - Nov 24, 2006
A CONTEMPORARY design steel screen will be used to hide an eyesore in the heart of Wodonga. Yesterday council chief executive Peter Marshall took the wraps of plans for a 4m-high steel and rendered pillars barrier that will mask the electricity substation in Elgin Boulevard...
Northern NB to receive moose fencing
CBC New Brunswick, Canada - Nov 24, 2006
The fencing will line Highway 8 from Miramichi north to Bartibog, go along ... and Belledune, and will connect with a five-kilometre electric fence built six years ...


Community Issues

The Wrong Fence
Santa Barbara Independent, CA - Nov 27, 2006
... in erecting the ugly green eyesore; our early reports suggest that the fence may not ... laws in place to allow citizens to comment on such publicly placed fences? ...
Fence Be Gone!
The Santa Barbara Independent, CA - Nov 28, 2006
By Matt Kettmann, November 28, 2006. As we expected, the City of Santa Barbara did not approve of the News-Press' brand new green ...
Old prairie fence replaced in 2002
Bloomington Pantagraph,  USA - Nov 22, 2006
As an Audubon Society volunteer who helped mow the paths at the Stevenson School prairie from 1982 until 2002, I wish to provide facts regarding the condition of the fence that enclosed the prairie...
Palma Ceia fights to keep its fences
St. Petersburg Times, FL - Nov 23, 2006
... violations to see if the encroaching fence creates traffic visibility problems or interferes with city utilities, Moreda said. If they do, the fences will have ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Fence plan alarms landowners
USA Today - Nov 28, 2006
By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY. EAGLE PASS, Texas - Ranching magnate Bill Moody's vast holdings spread across three Texas counties ...
Heritage: DHS needs interim strategy for border protection
Washington Technology, DC - Nov 27, 2006
... Congress approved the Secure Fence Act this year authorizing more manpower, surveillance and fencing for the border with Mexico to stop illegal traffic within ...

Fences in the Courts

Court hears why family has to live behind a fence
The Herald, UK - Nov 28, 2006
It appears on face value to be a window on ordinary family life. The children come round on Fridays for "a chippy", there is a fence ...
Oregon man uses small clue to find person who ruined his fence
OregonLive.com, OR - Nov 27, 2006
AP. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - When John King stepped into his backyard, there was little left of his 45-foot-long cedar fence. Someone ...

Fences and Neighbors

EGR: Fence fight mends with compromise
The Grand Rapids Press, MI - Nov 21, 2006
Good fences make good neighbors, but ordinance-violating fences make controversy. Neighbor was pitted against neighbor Monday over a 6-foot fence ...
Unusual Fence Fends Off Neighbors
All Headline News - Nov 24, 2006
Soap Lake, WA (AHN) - A plumber from Soap Lake, Wash., area has erected an unusual fence that neighbors say is an act out of dispute with them but the fence ...

Fencing and Airports

Pryor Field seeks grant for terminal, perimeter fencing against ...
The Decatur Daily, AL - Nov 28, 2006
... The money would fund completing phase two of the northern terminal area, which is infrastructure. The money also would pay for perimeter fencing. ...
Airport access to be regulated
Verde Independent (subscription), AZ - Nov 25, 2006
The Cottonwood City Council awarded a bid to American Fence in the amount of $43,340 to construct an automated main gate at the Cottonwood Municipal Airport. ...

Schools and Fences

Schools' security tighter but sporadic
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - Nov 25, 2006
Access to Marana Middle School begins at a small black box in the main office. All visitors must feed their driver's license into the machine, where their name will be referenced against sex-offender databases in Arizona and other states. Anyone on the list is denied admission...



Court: Security fence route in J'lem legal
Ynetnews, Israel - Nov 26, 2006
A special nine-judge High Court panel, headed by former Chief Justice Aharon Barak, ruled Sunday morning that route of the West Bank security fence in the Bir ...
Curbed By LoC Fence, Leopards Stalk Villages
Kashmir Observer, India - Nov 25, 2006
... Fencing is one of the reasons that has restricted the trans-border movement of wild animals in the border ... If people stand divided due to the fence, then so ...

Weird News

12 Days of Xmas costs US$75,100
Canoe Network CNEWS Nov 28, 2006
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The cost of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is on the rise - again...

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