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Industry News

Zareba Systems to Ship Perimeter Security Products in Excess of 1 ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Sep 20, 2006
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2006--Zareba Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZRBA) announced today its electronic perimeter security fence products will be ...
International Electronics, Inc. Introduces New Line of Access ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Sep 20, 2006
... today announced the 2000 Series, a new line of access control keypads offering the greatest range of functionality and versatility of any keypad on the market. ...

Decking Industry News

Huge Potential for Growth in the European Wood Plastics Composites ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Sep 22, 2006
... virgin or recycled. They have been hugely successful in North America in construction, decking and other applications. In 10 years ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Questions Remain on Cost of Border Bills
Washington Post, United States - Sep 25, 2006
By SUZANNE GAMBOA. WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have whipped through a series of bills to crack down on illegal immigration with ...
Los Angeles Daily News, CA - Sep 25, 2006
WITH election day looming, legislation on construction of a 700-mile fence along the Mexican border has suddenly gained momentum with some Democrats backing ...
Indian Tribe To Block Border Fence
Judicial Watch, District of Columbia - Sep 20, 2006
An Indian tribe, whose members regularly help smuggle illegal immigrants and drugs into the US, will not allow a fence to be erected along a vulnerable stretch ...

USA Mexico Border Fence - Boeing Contract

Virtual Border Fence
KOLD-TV, AZ - Sep 25, 2006
Boeing plans to install a virtual fence along the United States border with Mexico and Canada. "It's a big step for our national ...
Should Boeing Build A Fence?
Aero-News Network, FL - Sep 23, 2006
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded an industry team led by Boeing the contract to provide border security under the technology component of the ...

USA Canada Border Fence

US lawmaker calls idea of Canada-US border fence 'boneheaded'
Canada.com, Canada - Sep 21, 2006
... of 1,800 high-tech surveillance towers as part of a ''virtual fence'' along the ... in Congress, however, have refused to abandon the idea of security fencing. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fencing company faces fraud suit
Joliet Herald News, IL - Sep 20, 2006
... approximately $4,500 in down payments from consumers to install fencing on their ... and Shannon McCarthy, doing business as Econ-O-Link Fence Builders, which ...
Complaint filed vs. Stewart
New Britain Herald, CT - Sep 19, 2006
... "The City of New Britain requested that the New Britain Fence Company quote a ... No other fence company was given a similar opportunity to provide such a quote. ...

Hurricane Rita

Good fences: La. cattlemen struggle back after Hurricane Rita
KSWO, OK - Sep 23, 2006
A year after Hurricane Rita, the cattlemen say they're still struggling, hampered because the storm tore down hundreds of miles of fences essential to contain ...

DIY - Consumers

How to build a sturdy, stylish privacy fence
Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS - Sep 22, 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. ...
Home Depot fence takes on a financial saga of its own
Miami Herald, FL - Sep 24, 2006
Q: About 10 months ago, I applied for a Home Depot credit card to finance a new fence. I was approved for the $3,074 job. A ...

Jail Break

6 on loose as jail security scrutinized
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX - Sep 24, 2006
... Patrick LeBlanc, president of Louisiana-based LCS Corrections Services, said engineers with the fence company were at the detention center trying to determine ...
Official says electrical fence surrounded by jail tampered
abc13.com, TX - Sep 23, 2006
(9/23/06 - LA VILLA, TX) - A control box for the electrical fence surrounding a private jail was tampered with before six federal inmates escaped this week and ...

Community Issues

Toyota granted permission to build 5.5-metre fence
Waterloo Record, Canada - Sep 26, 2006
Toyota has city permission to install a noise barrier along Cherry Blossom Road that may be as tall as 5.5 metres (18 feet). One resident objected to a fence on top of a berm already in place, saying it would look like a prison wall.
Madison decides to fence Halloween party area, charge fee
The Athens News, OH - Sep 25, 2006
... May, Athens City Council considered and abandoned the notion of fencing in this ... Princeton Review" - city officials have decided to give the fence-and-tickets ...
Fence goes up around Oceanside hiring site
North County Times, CA - Sep 23, 2006
... Smith said the fencing will not accomplish much. "The workers have a right to solicit work from what's the equivalent of a sidewalk. If you fence the lot ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence to make good neighbors
Rockingham News, NH - Sep 22, 2006
KINGSTON -- The owners of Memories Ice Cream, Marc and Patricia Brown, have agreed to put a six-foot stockade fence with no gate along the back edge of their ...


Councillors don't see eye to eye over fence
Orange Central Western Daily, Australia - Sep 25, 2006
... At the meeting of the Planning Building and Health Policy Committee, councillors were confronted with a request from a developer to approve a fence that had ...


Weird News

Report: UK wanted to cover up existence of UFO unit
Canoe Network CNEWS Sep 25, 2006
LONDON (AP) - Britain's Ministry of Defence sought to prevent the public from knowing about the work of a unit that investigated reported sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, a published report said Monday.

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