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  Fence Contractors and the Internet 8/21/07

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Industry News

Child Pool Safety Fence Manufacturer Announces Factory Direct Offices
Emediawire (press release), WA  - Aug 20, 2007
Baby Guard Pool Fence offers factory direct pricing and professional installation on all child safety fencing for swimming pools...
Building slump forces layoffs by fence, railing maker
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL  - Aug 21, 2007
DELAND -- AAA Welding & Railing, a maker of steel fences and aluminum railings that is dependent on the slumping new construction market for much of its business, has laid off 53 of its 83 employees over the past few months...

Decking Industry News

Patio Enclosures selects Trex Company as supplier
Construction Digital, UK  - Aug 17, 2007
Patio Enclosures, a manufacturer and installer of sunrooms, has an agreement for the Trex Company, Inc., a green building manufacturer of composite decking ...
Screened Gems Are Floor-to-Fan Productions
Washington Post, DC  - Aug 19, 2007
Mosquitoes may be taking it on their evil little chins this summer, thanks to the drought, but you know they'll be back. And you can count on yellow jackets to fight for your Coke through the first frost. The best way to take back your back yard from them may be to erect a fine-mesh screen from porch floor to ceiling ...

Building Industry News

Builder Confidence Drops to Lowest Reading in 16 Years
BuildingOnline, CA  - Aug 16, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Highly visible problems in the housing finance system are contributing to a wait-and-see attitude among prospective home buyers and reducing builder confidence in the single-family housing market...

Fences and Animals

A good fence makes good neighbors: Keeping our brucellosis-free status
The Prairie Star, MT  - Aug 17, 2007
It is time for Montana to build a buffalo- and elk-tight fence between Montana and Yellowstone National Park to keep the park animals inside the park. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Security fences prevent jaguars coming home
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand  - Aug 19, 2007
The border fence would effectively cut this unique area in two. So far the Bush Administration has been deaf to environmental pleas to substitute "virtual
Is a fence feasible?
Daily Press, VA  - Aug 18, 2007
Let's suppose that you were the person in charge of security for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Your job: to keep the secrets in J.K. Rowling's latest novel secret until its release date...
BP 'fence crew' fixes numerous holes cut along border fence
KVIA, TX  - Aug 16, 2007
The fence crew welds about 15 to 20 different holes a day...just in this 13 mile span of fencing here in the El Paso area," he said...

Fencing and Airports

Subtle changes adding up at airport
South Bend Tribune, IN -  - Aug 20, 2007
Environmentally friendly improvements at South Bend Regional Airport have made drivers, deer and airline passengers safer, executive director John Schalliol says. Taller, rerouted fences have eliminated deer ...
Albany Airport improves fence security
WALB-TV, GA  - Aug 14, 2007
Workers are installing three thousand feet of security fencing across the north section of the Airport property. The chain link fence will be six feet tall ...

Local Government Issues

Marion toughens fence rules
Asheville Citizen-Times, NC -  - Aug 20, 2007
Marion residents' fences must be painted or finished similarly on both sides after the City Council toughened city rules earlier this month, the city planning director said...
City panel considers end to fence height limit
Weiser Signal American, ID  - Aug 17, 2007
In an interview last Thursday, Plischke said he realized most towns and cities have a height restriction on fences. A front yard fence can't exceed four ...
Lindenhurst fence restrictions modified
Waukegan News Sun, IL  - Aug 17, 2007
"The same fencing is monotonous," said Mitchell. "I live in an area with no restrictions and our fences look good as long as they are maintained. ...

DIY - Consumers

Chain link and Trex make good neighbors
Cincinnati Post, OH  - Aug 17, 2007
We generally build fences for two reasons: to keep something in, or to keep something out - even if sometimes all we want to keep out are the prying eyes...

Homeland Security

A floating fence to fight terrorism?
TheNewsTribune.com (subscription), WA  - Aug 14, 2007
INDIAN ISLAND, Jefferson County - The Army Corps of Engineers is considering building a floating fence around the munitions pier at Naval Magazine Indian Island in Port Townsend Bay and enlarging the security zone around the pier....

Schools and Fences

Army Suggests Fence Around Old Bombing Range Near School
WFtv.com, FL  - Aug 19, 2007
A fence will be built to keep kids safe from an old bombing range at Odyssey Middle School in Orange County, just in time for school to start on Monday ...
High School fence proposal needs more research
Record-Searchlight (subscription), CA -  - Aug 16, 2007
who spoke with a number of fence contractors, said chain-link fences with a two-inch grid as is now installed are used to keep balls in, not people out....

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Community Issues

Construction site fences help build margin of safety
Record-Searchlight (subscription), CA -  - Aug 20, 2007
Any child's sudden accidental death is heartbreaking. The death of 12-year- old Tess Marie Stevens of Oak Run, following a bit of innocent youthful horseplay and less than a year after her mother died in an ATV wreck, is sad beyond words....
Council divided over fence
Hawkesbury Independent, Australia  - Aug 16, 2007
About $9000 in fencing is going in now, and the road is expected to be sealed with a gate at the park's east entrance at Arrow Point Drive after the fall ...
Fence, Gate Will Close Off Road at BI's Battle Point Park
Kitsap Sun (Subscription),  - Aug 16, 2007
By Alison Mills Hawkesbury Council rescinded its decision of July 31 to approve a retaining wall and colourbond fence on a Hobartville corner block adjacent ...
Plans to fence Highgate Pond slammed
Camden New Journal, UK  - Aug 16, 2007
FENCING in Highgate's Pond Square to stop young people using it as an after school meeting place would rip the heart out of the village, according to the...

Fencing and Railroads

DOT plans security fence around Stratford train tracks
WTNH, CT -  - Aug 15, 2007
Stratford (WTNH)_ The Department of Transportation plans to build a security fence around a stretch of train tracks in Stratford...

International

Quebec community erects fences before PM's trilateral summit
CBC Montreal, Canada  - Aug 16, 2007
A high metal fence encircles the Fairmont ChÉteau Montebello, where the meeting will take place. (CBC) The meeting is expected to draw thousands ...
Army should undertake Indo-Bangla border fencing: BJP MP
NewKerala.com, India  - Aug 20, 2007
The few places that had fences, the condition was dilapidated,'' he added. He demanded that the border fencing work should be immediately handed over to the...
High fences in central Sydney for APEC
The Age, Australia  - Aug 16, 2007
Deputy Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the fence was not requested by APEC organisers but was viewed as necessary for what will be Australia's ...

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Weird News

Aussie cowboy says crocs kept him up Outback tree for 6 nights
Canoe, Canada - Aug 14, 2007
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - An Australian cowboy claims he climbed a tree to escape two hungry crocodiles in an Outback swamp and stayed up there for six nights....

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