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Industry News

LMT Launches Website ...
press release, NJ - Sep 5, 2006
Lawrenceville, N.J. - LMT Mercer Group, Inc. recently launched their new website at www.lmtproducts.com. The website contains everything customers need to know about LMT's products and services ...
Child Pool Safety is Enhanced by Mesh Fencing with Self-Closing ...
PR Web (press release), WA - Sep 5, 2006
What makes your pool safe is having the right fence and the right gating system. Guardian has developed a unique, nearly invisible ...

Decking Industry News

Universal Forest Products Debuts Latitudes Equator Slotted Decking ...
BuildingOnline, CA - Aug 30, 2006
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- (BUSINESS WIRE) Universal Forest Products announces the addition of Latitudes Equator slotted composite decking to its popular Latitudes ...
$6.5 million judgement against Futuresoft Technologies overturned
Canadian Plastics, Canada - Aug 31, 2006
... In its lawsuit, filed in March, 2006, Newlab alleged that it paid Futuresoft upwards of $475,000 for the equipment to manufacture WPC decking boards, as well ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Boise contractor will install security fence at Shell plant
IdahoStatesman.com, ID - Aug 30, 2006
Sloan Security Fencing, a Boise high-security fencing contractor, has been selected by Shell Oil Products US to install security fencing at the company's ...
Wes Seegars named chairman of state Wildlife Commission
Goldsboro News Argus, NC - Aug 30, 2006
... Seegars, president of Seegars Fence Company, earlier served six years as a member of the NC Department of Commerce and two terms on the State Tax Review ...
No cash, just bartering
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA - Sep 5, 2006
... Free fencing and labor? Not exactly. Cook got his fence installed through bartering -- a practice in which two businesses or professionals exchange goods or ...
Suburban assessor: 'Bunch of Mexicans' botched fence
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - Aug 31, 2006
A New Lenox business is suing Ruff in Will County Circuit Court, claiming he owes $1,900 for a fence installed at his home in November. ...

Schools and Fences

Fencing off natives near Caledonia school
AM900 CHML, Canada - Sep 5, 2006
The Catholic School Board is installing a fence between the school and the former Douglas Creek estates which is still occupied by the natives. ...
Larchmont Chronicle, CA - Aug 31, 2006
A SEVEN-FOOT-HIGH fence is planned at Yavneh Hebrew Academy on Third St. for security reasons. Yavneh Hebrew Academy officials were ...
Parents at school seek fence to protect students
Virginian Pilot, VA - Sep 1, 2006
PORTSMOUTH - A group of Simonsdale Elementary parents concerned with campus security are lobbying for a new fence for the school's playground. ...
Fence, cameras going up at Caledonia school
Hamilton Spectator,  Canada - Sep 1, 2006
The Catholic School Board has reaffirmed a plan to build an eight-foot high privacy fence behind Notre Dame School to shield students from the native ...

Fences and Animals

Miles of fencing going up in White Clouds
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide, ID - Aug 31, 2006
... migratory patterns especially the area's bighorn sheep herd the fencing is designed to be dropped down in the fall. "It's all let-down fence," Harper said. ...
$10,000 fence erected in war on rabbits
Esquimalt News,  Canada - Sep 1, 2006
The continued rabbit-munching of UVic's Finnerty Gardens has led to a decision to erect a $10,000 fence. "There seemed to be more ...
Huge predator fence finished
TVNZ, New Zealand - Sep 3, 2006
The biggest predator-proof fence in the world is complete after three years work by a community group in the Waikato. Maungatautari ...
Rancher taking new steps to keep cattle behind fences in RR
Nogales International, AZ - Aug 29, 2006
... my cattle] are fenced in but I really have to keep an eye on the fence because smugglers from Mexico are constantly leaving gates open and cutting fences. ...

Homeland Security

These fences don't keep us safe
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA - Sep 5, 2006
... While moseying about on my motorcycle along some mostly deserted back roads in Moon, I rounded a corner and found myself staring at a cyclone fence. ...
Don't fence us out
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA - Sep 1, 2006
... to comment on a National Park Service proposal to bisect leafy, dappled Independence Square south of Independence Hall with a forbidding security fence. ...

DIY - Consumers

Show us your fences
OregonLive.com, OR - Aug 31, 2006
The style of a fence can be fine art, boldly industrial, Old West-inspired or whatever else the creator decides. Fences, it seems, make a statement about who ...
Fencing Tips Booklet Proving Popular
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand - Sep 3, 2006
... Fencing the Proven Way was first published in the 1980s ... a horizontal end assembly and an electric fence. ... tensioning, knot tying and repairing fences, which has ...

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbors protest deer-killing fence
Oakland Press, MI - Sep 2, 2006
... fences of this type," he said. Groveland Township Planning and Zoning Administrator Judy Schulte said the township had a surge of complaints about the fence in ...

Community Issues

Barrier brouhaha
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, CA - Sep 4, 2006
... and Diana Palumbo in a lawsuit against the city, said the way the equestrian fences line San Dimas Avenue is what makes them so dangerous. "The fence in and of ...
Fence could solve skate park woes
Gillette News Record, Gillette WY - Aug 30, 2006
... He gave more credence to a suggestion he received on Tuesday from a user of the park, who suggested putting a fence around the area. ...

USA Mexico Minuteman Fence

Minutemen prepare to build high-tech fence
KVOA.com, AZ - Aug 31, 2006
... conditions. The Israeli-style fence will include face recognition cameras. ... He says the government's border fence isn't doing the job. Hodges ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Run-down fence 'too dear' to fix
Courier Mail, Australia - Aug 30, 2006
EIGHTY-year-old sections of the fence supposed to keep rabbits from invading southeast Queensland have passed their use by date. ...
Razor-wire fences stop trash truck, inmates' flight
MLive.com, MI - Sep 1, 2006
... pepper spray and a stolen garbage truck which was used to ram fences. ... direction through a full prison yard before breaking through the inner security fence.

Local Government Issues

Lack of permit triggers county review of Picton fence
Business Gazette, MD - Aug 29, 2006
The county is investigating a metal fence that the East Village neighborhood of Montgomery Village erected earlier this month to cut off access from the ...
Man faces citation for pallet fence
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA - Aug 29, 2006
Murrysville officials call it debris, but Ronald Thompson calls the structure along his property a fence. ... He didn't call it a fence, he called it garbage.". ...
Waverly's fencing off bay walk area irks city
Miami Herald, FL - Sep 3, 2006
... Last year, the condo association was issued a notice of violation after it built a fence around the property and closed off the public bay walk. ...
Polk Fences In Saddle Creek Park Tower
Lakeland Ledger, FL - Sep 3, 2006
County officials recently installed a fence around the observation tower near the entrance to the 700-acre park's nature trail. ...


We need better security at allotments
Norwich Evening News, UK - Sep 2, 2006
... for stronger fences and other security measures. Although the allotments have lockable main gates, Mr Kelly said the culprits are climbing over a fence to get ...
Second phase of fencing work on in Meghalaya
Zee News, India - Aug 31, 2006
Shillong, Aug 31: The fencing of 198 km of the border with Bangladesh in Meghalaya, mostly in the Garo Hills region, has been completed and work has begun on ...
Police to continue erection of Camp Dangwa fence
Sun.Star, Philippines - Aug 29, 2006
... He added that the perimeter fencing of the camp is needed to avoid problems on encroachments from getting worse. ... "We find it appropriate to fence the camp ...

Weird News

Hedgehog deaths prompt McFlurry container redesign
Canoe Network CNEWS Sep 1, 2006
LONDON (AP) - Fast food just became hedgehog-friendly. ...

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