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Industry News

Ameristar Announces Launch of Montage Plus 7 and 8 ft product line
Press Release, OK  - Apr 2, 2007
Tulsa, Oklahoma- Ameristar Fence Products has announced the formal launch of Montage Plus High Security. "With the incredible growth of ornamental fencing over the last decade, have come more and more requests for an alternative to the standard offering of galvanized 6 and 7 ft tall chain link plus 3 strands of barbed wire configuration ...
LMT Mercer Group Introduces 17 New Products
Press Release, NJ  - Mar 28, 2007
Lawrenceville, N.J. - LMT Mercer Group, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of 17 new products in April. This year, LMT has introduced more than 45 new products to the assortment. They now offer more options at competitive prices than any other vinyl accessory manufacturer ...

Decking Industry News

Invisible Fasteners Offer Decks with Hidden Charms: FastenMaster
PR Web (press release), WA  - Apr 2, 2007
Expanding upon its offerings of task specific, contractor quality fasteners, FastenMaster, a division of OMG, Inc., has launched the new IQ Hidden Deck Fastener System. The IQ System allows deck builders to quickly and easily install...
Archadeck suggests popular ways to "jazz up" your deck railing
Feature Xpress (press release)  - Apr 3, 2007
Homeowners want unique design and style when it comes to their deck railing; something that shows their personality, matches their home and sets them apart from others. Vicki Kiger, director of marketing and advertising for Archadeck,...

Fence Contractors in the News

A-Fence Taken Back?
New Haven Independent, CT  - Mar 28, 2007
In a battle over who gets the bid to build a fence at Brookside, this man out-parried his competitor. In a decision approved at Tuesday's board meeting, the Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH) heeded Dan Derrico (pictured)'s suggestion and dropped ...
Contractor jumps through final hoop to get construction site fence approved
Victoria Times Colonist, Canada  - Apr 3, 2007
It took seven months to get the sign approved, but a Humboldt Valley construction site is now circled by a fence wrap with peek-a-boo holes for passersby to check out the activity. ...
Mending fences not all physical labor
The Spokesman Review, WA - Apr 2, 2007
Now comes the time when frost releases its icy grip on all things poking from the ground, and backyard fences battered by winter winds buckle like punch-drunk fighters...

Golden State Fence in the News

An Ironic Turn of Events for Golden State Fence
NPR  - Mar 27, 2007
The Golden State Fence Company was hired in the 1990s to build a stretch of fence along the California border. The purpose: to keep undocumented immigrants out.
Golden State Fence Issues Statement on Legal Proceedings
PR Newswire (press release), NY  - Mar 28, 2007
Golden State Fence Company, one of the nation's leading fence design and installation companies, announced today that a San Diego Court sentenced Mel Kay, the Company's President, and Mike McLaughlin, another senior executive, to serve only three years probation and no time in prison...
Border Fence Co. Execs Sentenced For Hiring Illegal Immigrants
NBC Sandiego.com, CA  - Mar 28, 2007
Mel Kay, founder, chairman and president of Golden State Fence Co., and company manager Michael McLaughlin, were ordered to spend six months in home ...

Gates in the News

We're looking for some great gates to feature
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - Apr 1, 2007
Tucsonans may not have lawns, but they find other ways to bring beauty to their yards. One way is with beautiful gates - metal oxidized to give it a rusted antique look and adorned with cutouts and carvings, or wrought iron designed to resemble the surrounding mountains. ...
Gates give owners sense of safety
AZ Central.com, AZ - Mar 31, 2007
NORTHEAST VALLEY - Paradise Valley has about two dozen secured communities, some with only gates; others with both gates and guards ...

Local Government Issues

Fence debate spills over to meeting
Joplin Globe, MO  - Mar 27, 2007
Some of the commissioners questioned whether the panel has the authority to regulate the design of fences even on historic properties ...
Proposal Launches Dialogue On Fencing Parking Lots
The Dispatch, MD - Mar 29, 2007
OCEAN CITY - Superintendent of Public Works Maintenance Bruce Gibbs gave a presentation to the Mayor and City Council Tuesday concerning a fencing project that would add white, vinyl picket fences to the municipal parking lots downtown...
Man Ordered To Take Down Brightly Colored Makeshift Fence
Pittsburgh Channel.com, PA - Mar 28, 2007
Within 30 days, Ronald Thompson must take down his makeshift fence. Authorities also said he would have to pay a $600 fine plus court costs ...

Fencing and Sports

IRL wants to replace safety fences
Indianapolis Star, IN - Apr 1, 2007
By Curt Cavin. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The orthopedic surgeon repairing the shredded feet of race car driver Pablo Perez in Indianapolis says safer fences ...

Community Issues

Let's not fence in the Capitol
Daily Mail - Charleston, WV - Mar 29, 2007
The state has a $1 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security. State officials say fencing the area in would cost $6 million ...
FARMINGDALE: Voters juggle funds to repair old fence
MaineToday.com, ME  - Apr 1, 2007
Before they were done, an additional $15000 had been raised to repair the school fence. The deed for the 6-acre parcel requires that the town maintain the fence, which is in disrepair. "If you want something done with that property, we need the money ...
Proposed fence at aerodrome is 'militarised zone'
ic Croydon, UK - Mar 30, 2007
The outcry follows the Ministry of Defence (MoD) lodging a planning application with both Tandridge and Croydon councils for a steel, 4ft high fence to "help ensure the public's safety" from nearby gliders taking off and landing...
Fence just the beginning of safeguarding neighbourhood
Terrace Standard, Canada - Mar 28, 2007
Once neighbourhood problems have receded, they would replace the chain-link fence with a shorter, friendlier-looking fence, Nichols said, adding they didn't want a wooden fence because it would too easy to dismantle and metal would be even uglier than ...

Pool Safety

Inflatable pools may not need fences
Sauk Valley Newspapers, IL  - Apr 2, 2007
In preparation for the summer, the City Council will consider changes to the city's temporary swimming pool ordinance...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence mars view for Herons Glen
The News-Press, FL - Apr 2, 2007
Early last week Magnolia Landing's developer, Taylor Woodrow, which is in the process of building the 1600-unit community, installed a 6-foot fence that stands about 10 to 15 feet from the Olivers' and about 20 other homes in Herons Glen...
Another chapter in fence controversy ends
Staunton News Leader, VA - Mar 31, 2007
STAUNTON - A Fort Defiance man embroiled in a fence controversy with his neighbor for nearly two years was found not guilty Friday on a charge he perjured himself during a trial in 2005, his attorney said...

Fences and Animals

Moose mitigation
KTUU, AK  - Apr 3, 2007
That was the previous number one corridor and the moose have since have migrated beneath the road at Ship Creek using directional fencing," ...
All wildlife fencing on highways not so feasible, says minister
CBC New Brunswick, Canada  - Apr 3, 2007
New Brunswick Transportation Minister Denis Landry says his government will have a tough time meeting one of its campaign promises concerning 300 kilometres of wildlife fencing on the province's highways...
Fence to be electrified against marauding camels
ABC Online, Australia - Apr 1, 2007
The Dog Fence Board says parts of the fence near Coober Pedy, in far north South Australia, will be made larger and electrified to stop herds of feral camels breaking it. The fence has been damaged by camels searching for water during the dry months...

Fences and Highways

Fence keeps massive rock from tumbling onto highway
9NEWS.com, CO - Mar 31, 2007
SILVER PLUME - Early next week, the Colorado Department of Transportation plans to remove a huge boulder that never made it to Interstate 70, thanks to a rock-fall fence. The 2 to 3 ton boulder worked its way loose and started falling down the hillside ...
Fence to cut cross-over crashes
Chilliwack Progress, Canada - Mar 30, 2007
By Jennifer Feinberg. An innovative traffic barrier using wire cables is expected to cut the number of cross-over crashes along a local stretch of Highway 1. The new barrier system is set to be installed this month in the three-kilometre straightaway ...
Better fences sought for bridges that attract suicides
Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH - Apr 1, 2007
Heavy cross winds whip across the spans. There is no sidewalk, just a shoulder, then a 30-inch cement parapet with a shaky fence on top. The fence can easily be pulled out or pushed in from the cement base and is cut in many places ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Bush, GOP senators trim border fence goal
Washington Times, DC - Apr 3, 2007
Six months after approving a bill promising to build some 850 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Bush administration and Senate Republicans are now saying 370 miles is enough ...
SBINet eyes `intelligent fences' for the border
GCN.com, DC - Apr 3, 2007
The Fence Laboratory will study intelligent fences that include sensors to detect and distinguish among various kinds of sound and motion, such as the wind or people crossing the border illegally, Giddens said ...


More fence, razor installed after Parsons escape
Chillicothe Gazette, OH  - Apr 1, 2007
The outside recreation area at the Ross County Jail is sealed up so tight not even a pigeon can get in. After the July 2006 escape of John Parsons, who was convicted of fatally shooting Chillicothe Police Officer Larry Cox, ...
Lerdo Inmate's Escape Attempt Thwarted by Razor Fence
TurnTo23.com, CA  - Mar 30, 2007
The Lerdo Minimum Facility has been upgrading the wire and fencing around it's perimeter in order to stop a rash of escapes that have happened over the past year...



Fence design contest winners named
News.gov.hk, Hong Kong  - Apr 1, 2007
These designs will be used as a source of reference in designing the fences for the jumping discipline in the Olympic Games Equestrian Event to be held in Hong Kong in August 2008 ...
Fencing, mining of Pak-Afghan border: Canada yet to come up with ...
Daily Times, Pakistan  - Apr 2, 2007
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani and Canadian officials discussed on Monday the fencing and mining of Pak-Afghan border, with the latter yet to come up with concrete suggestions to convince Pakistan to abandon the plan...

Weird News - April Fools Fence Story

Underwater fence to be built between US, Canada
Detroit Free Press, MI - Apr 1, 2007
Worried about the continuing arrival of new fish diseases, the US government will spend $2.3 billion to build an underwater fence that will separate American and Canadian waters along the 1100-mile length of the Great Lakes ...

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