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Industry News

Press Release, MT - Oct 8, 2006
BILLINGS, MONTANA Fencing software experts will be on hand for 6 hours of free one on one consultations after FenceTech '07...
Fence discreetly deters destructive deer.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release), NY - Oct 5, 2006
... Manufacturers Qwik-Fence™ welded & WOV-N-WIRE™ woven wire partition systems ... Manufacturer & dist of fencing products for residential, commercial & industrial ...
Fence design adds a new dimension
Infolink Architecture & Building, Australia - Oct 8, 2006
... existing client HPA Mirvac, a new dimension was added to the company's existing range of fencing, privacy and ... The Supabatten Fence Design System was born. ...
Old plastics, new life
Columbia Missourian, MO - Oct 9, 2006
... "All I wanted was a fence post that would last a long time," Ryan said. ... Ryan has produced several other items besides fence posts. ...
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces B&B ARMR Order for ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Oct 9, 2006
RVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Integrated Security Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:IZZI) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, B&B ARMR Corporation, recently received an order for its high security anti-terrorist access gates from the Canadian Independent Electricity System Operator...

Decking Industry News

OSU develops new wood-plastic composites
kgw.com (subscription), OR - Oct 8, 2006
... Wood-plastic composites accounted for less than one percent of decking materials in the mid-1990s. But it could capture 20 percent of the market by 2010. ...
Dress up your outdoors space with wood tiles
Canton Repository (subscription), OH - Oct 9, 2006
... It needs to be as warm and inviting as the rest of your home, and this is where some interesting new decking materials come in...

Fence Contractors in the News

Mayor Stewart's Misstep
Hartford Courant, United States - Oct 10, 2006
By doing an end run around the New Britain council to hire a fence company owned by another city official (and political supporter), New Britain Mayor Timothy ...

Local Government Issues

IDOT installing acess control gates on major roads
Munster Times, IN - Oct 9, 2006
BY TERRIE HENDERSON. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks and accidents all could create massive road congestion in and near Chicago, state officials said. ...
Fence rule has panel scratching its head
Durham Herald Sun, NC - Oct 4, 2006
... part of the county, chain-link fences have to be ... didn't realize that vinyl-coated fencing is more ... A local fence contractor, Bill Dickerson, told the committee ...
City administrator embroiled in dispute over fence
Salt Lake Tribune, United States - Oct 3, 2006
A spat over the placement of a fence in West Bountiful has one resident accusing City Administrator Wendell Wild of making decisions that should be made by the ...
Fence along bay to come down
Miami Herald, FL - Oct 8, 2006
A bid by South Beach condo owners to keep up a fence that blocks public access to a portion of Miami Beach's bay walk was denied last week by the city's Design ...

Local Government Issues - Permitting

Daytona considers new rules for building-site fencing
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL - Oct 8, 2006
... The new fence ordinance is expected to go to city ... and building officials never monitored fencing before, said ... with developers to install picket fences and grass ...

Community Issues

Phoenixville News, PA - Oct 9, 2006
By GE "Skip" Lawrence. "Something there is that doesn't love a wall," Robert Frost began in "Mending Wall," but he was talking about ...
Fences in your face in C'ville
commercialappeal.com (subscription), TN - Oct 7, 2006
... He estimated BCCTT will have spent about $2 million on perimeter fencing, landscaping and monuments. ... "Frankly, some of these fences, if done nice, are quite ...
Man protests lack of levee fence
LaCrosse Tribune, WI - Oct 7, 2006
By DAN SPRINGER / La Crosse Tribune. When University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student Lucas "Luke" Homan drowned in the Mississippi ...
Missing fence a hazard for children on bridge
Nashua Telegraph (subscription), NH - Oct 9, 2006
... it was completed, one side of the bridge was left without a chain link fence to protect ... Prior to the repairs, both sides of the bridge had protective fencing. ...
Bridge to get new fence after fatal fall
Lowell Sun, MA - Oct 7, 2006
... The fence will be installed by the city Department of Public Works sometime in the ... McDonald's parents have asked that some sort of fencing be installed on that ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Fence Meets Wall of Skepticism
Washington Post, United States - Oct 10, 2006
By John Pomfret. CALEXICO, Calif. -- Legislation passed by Congress mandating the fencing of 700 miles of the US border with Mexico ...
New Wall Not Expected to Stop Migrants
Washington Post, United States - Oct 7, 2006
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ. AP. TIJUANA, Mexico -- Rising from the Pacific surf and zig-zagging along the border for 14 miles, Tijuana's ...
New 'Berlin Wall' finds few fans on the border
San Antonio Express, TX - Oct 8, 2006
HIDALGO If there was a place along the winding Rio Grande to justify the controversial fence Congress and President Bush have authorized, it seems Sonny ...
Lawmakers' last-minute deal creates loophole in US-Mexico fence
Seattle Times, United States - Oct 6, 2006
... when fencing is ineffective or impractical.". The loopholes leave the Bush administration with authority to decide where, when and how long a fence will be built ...

Fences and Animals

Cattle Update: Fence Line Weaning
CattleNetwork.com, KS - Oct 9, 2006
... wean. It's surprisingly quiet, though, with a practice called fence line weaning. ... A power fence is critical to the process. Goes ...
Electrified fence a success
Daily Express, Malaysia - Oct 9, 2006
Sandakan: A village has succeeded in protecting its oil palm crop and cemetery from damage by wild elephants by erecting an electrified fence. ...
At issue: A right of first refusal, fence for deer.
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA - Oct 7, 2006
... Each farmer can receive up to 5,000 feet of fencing. "We evaluated the fence given away under the program and it is extremely effective," said Grande, adding ...

Community Fence Projects

Volunteers Erect Fence To Preserve Meadow
KUTV, UT - Oct 6, 2006
LOGAN Volunteers helped erect a 260-foot-long fence to protect a meadow that has been repeatedly gouged by motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in northern Utah ...
Volunteers build fence to keep motorists off stream
Logan Herald Journal, UT - Oct 6, 2006
... Joined by Forest Service employees and members of the Wasatch Outlaws 4x4 Club, BRWC on Saturday erected 260 feet of barrier fence between the road and the ...

DIY - Consumers

Privacy fence regulated by local codes
The News-Press, FL - Oct 4, 2006
... Not only do codes typically cover the height of fences, but they often restrict the fencing material used and the direction the fence faces. ...
Charming Picket Fences
7Online.com, NY - Oct 6, 2006
... There are also some alternatives to wood fences. Many fence companies offer vinyl fencing that looks like traditional wood fencing. ...

Schools and Fences

Concerned parent wants fences around schools
KKTV 11 News, CO - Oct 3, 2006
The woman says kids in Fremont County would be safer, if fences surrounded their schools. ... That's why she wants school officials to fence up these grounds now. ...
Special school fence plan angers parents
ABC Online, Australia - Oct 6, 2006
Parents have expressed disgust a two-metre high fence being built around a new special learning unit at Henley High School in Adelaide. ...


Fence 'will cut deaths on Dubai's danger highway'
Gulf News, United Arab Emirates - Oct 4, 2006
Dubai: The process of building a fence along the city's most dangerous road has started in a bid to prevent pedestrians from crossing it. ...
Eye on Iraq: Fencing in Iraq
Monsters and Critics.com, UK - Oct 4, 2006
... that there is hope in Iraq; they are fencing off the ... an intruder attempts to scale or cut through the fence. Between the two fences will be yet more barbed wire ...
Bunbury to review electric fencing law
ABC Regional Online, Australia - Oct 5, 2006
Bunbury council has agreed to review its local law barring the use of electric fencing. A local security firm has lobbied the council ...

Weird News

Rhode Island farmer grows 681 kg pumpkin
Canoe Network CNEWS Oct 8, 2006
WARREN, R.I. (AP) - Despite heavy rains that stunted pumpkin growth, a Rhode Island farmer has set what could be a new record for the largest pumpkin in the world...

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