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Industry News

HySecurity Announces Tech Training Fall '07 Distributor / Dealer / End user tech training
Press release, WA  - Aug 27, 2007
HySecurity hosts this intensive, hands-on. THREE day technical training seminar on November 5th - 7th at our manufacturing plant in Kent WA (near seattle-Tacoma Airport.)..
Cygnus Fence Products Announces the New Mud Stop™
Press release, WA  - Aug 21, 2007
The Mud Stop™ is a new tool, designed and manufactured by Cygnus Fence Products, for fence contractors who use Ready Mix Trucks for setting posts..
Maine Fence Co. forced to cut jobs
Central Maine Morning Sentinel, ME  - Aug 22, 2007
PITTSFIELD -- Maine Fence Co., which had more than 100 employees just over a decade ago, is laying off most of its remaining workers and is likely to be left with only a handful...

Deck Industry News

Bringing a little green to your deck
Seattle Times, WA  - Aug 23, 2007
A deck is such a simple concept - essentially just a platform in the backyard. But it can function as an escape, a place to enjoy nature, a family gathering spot or a social hub. Having a deck of your own seems to especially resonate with folks here in the Northwest, where summers can be leeting...
AZEK Building Products Launches New AZEK® Deck Product Line
PR Newswire (press release), NY  - Aug 22, 2007
AZEK Building Products, Inc.today announced the launch of a new brand of cellular pvc decking called AZEK® Deck, made with proprietary Procell™ technology...

Fences in the Courts

If you build it, they will come - the lawyers, that is
San Francisco Chronicle, CA  - Aug 27, 2007
A man built a baseball field for his 11-year-old son and his son's Little League team, but this is not some fairy tale where the ghost of Shoeless Joe ...
A fence, a house and jail
Daily Breeze, CA  - Aug 26, 2007
After finishing construction on his French-style country mansion, Francisco Linares shifted his focus to the property surrounding his Rolling Hills Estates home. He never imagined that improving nearly one acre of woodsy land would get him six months in jail ...

Community Issues

Victim's Sister Wants Sturdier Fence In Park
WBKO, KY  - Aug 27, 2007
In 2005, the steep embankments and swift undercurrents around Weldon Peete Park claimed the lives of 52-year-old Richard Stout and 18-year-old Christopher Morrison ...
Neighborhood residents decry plan to fence park
Chicago Tribune, IL  - Aug 25, 2007
SOUTH LOOP - More than 700 residents of the South Loop have signed petitions calling on the Chicago Public Schools to scrap plans for a fence around a park ...
Fence built after graveyard damaged
Spartanburg Herald Journal (subscription), SC  - Aug 26, 2007
They say good fences make good neighbors. Now, with thousands of dollars spent, the wrought-iron fence is built ...
A Kinder, Gentler Way to Protect the Produce
NY Times, NY  - Aug 25, 2007
Since at least 1980, a stretch of 10-foot-high corrugated metal topped with three rows of rusting barbed wire has lined the western edge of the Hunts Point market along Halleck Street and Food Center Drive...
Demand for a fence to keep out the yobs
Hampstead and Highgate Express, UK  - Aug 24, 2007
A council spokeswoman said: "Perimeter fencing is very expensive and is not always effective at reducing anti-social behaviour. There are many other things ...

Local Government Issues

DOT will consider fence at I-95 overpass
Stamford Advocate, CT  - Aug 27, 2007
Despite pleas from community groups and politicians to build the fences, the project was ignored until the COT recently agreed to build a fence near ...
Fence plan moves ahead
Stamford Mercury, UK  - Aug 23, 2007
PLANS to install steel fencing around Bourne's Abbey Lawn are almost ready to be submitted to the district council. Bourne United Charities, which owns the ...
Fences go up at Mountain View
Daily News-Sun, AZ  - Aug 21, 2007
The Recreation Centers of Sun City has installed new steel security fencing at the Mountain View Recreation Center to eliminate thefts...

DIY - Consumers

Don't sit on the fence about improved composite materials
Indianapolis Star, IN  - Aug 25, 2007
Over the past few years, composite building materials such as roofing, siding and decking have evolved as popular alternatives for people wanting to reduce or eliminate maintenance problems associated with traditional wood building materials...
How To Hide An Ugly Fence
BostonNOW, MA  - Aug 21, 2007
Fences that are solid like a stockade or lattice fence will block the light on one side from reaching the plants. You have to use plants that can handle ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border construction begins 7-mile fence
Arizona Republic, AZ  - Aug 23, 2007
A contractor is set to start building a 7-mile stretch of new border fencing near Sasabe on Monday, the first barriers designed to stop people ...
Boeing virtual fence: $30 billion failure
ZDNet  - Aug 24, 2007
The Department of Homeland Security "virtual fence" project, being built by Boeing, is in big, big trouble. The virtual fence is a high-tech network of cameras, lighting, sensors, and technology designed to intercept illegal border crossings...
Fence construction near Sasabe to start Monday
Arizona Daily Star, AZ  - Aug 22, 2007
The fencing, the first primary, or pedestrian fence, to be built on a 240-mile stretch of rural border between Nogales and San Luis, is the first new ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Wyoming Commission Awards $15 Million In Highway Contracts
Associated Construction Publications, GA  - Aug 27, 2007
Worland's Hout Fencing won the largest of the contracts with its bid of nearly $3.9 million for construction of six wildlife crossing underpasses and additional deer fencing along 12 miles of US-30 in Nugget Canyon west of Kemmerer. The work is planned to increase safety and mobility by reducing collisions with wildlife...
Fence company sues city in dispute over ballfield fencing
Dothan Eagle, AL  - Aug 23, 2007
Based on its low bid of just more than $90000, the City of Dothan awarded Allied Fence Company the contract for erecting fences around Dixie Youth fields at ...
Twelve Important Tips for Selecting a Fence Installation Company
PR Web (press release), WA  - Aug 25, 2007
Choosing the right company to install your fence is an important decision," says J.C. Ordono, president of First Fence of Georgia. "A fence is a substantial investment in your home or business property. ...

Fences and Animals

Wild Horse League wants reminder Nevada is fence-out state
Reno Gazette Journal, NV  - Aug 24, 2007
Wild horses are a beautiful amenity to Nevada's western landscape; however, some do not want them wondering into their backyard. The answer: Put up a fence...
Dog lovers volunteer to build fences for pooches
SunHerald.com, MS  - Aug 22, 2007
DURHAM, N.C. --It is a counterintuitive enterprise, building a fence around something to set it free. But Amanda Arrington and a small band of volunteers have been at it for months. Their tally so far: seven fences, 17 free dogs. ...

Fencing and Railroads

The railroad fence
Stratford Star, CT  - Aug 23, 2007
The fence, which will cost $100000, is not a perfect solution. No fence will stop a determined trespasser. And a fence actually increases the legal ...

Pool Safety

City, county inspectors to target pool fencing
Rome News-Tribune, GA  - Aug 22, 2007
Building inspectors for Rome and Floyd County plan to beef up enforcement of a state law requiring 4-foot-tall fences around private swimming pools. ...

Schools and Fences

Day cares: Don't fence us in
Bradenton Herald, FL  - Aug 22, 2007
MANATEE --County commissioners Tuesday delayed adopting new rules for home-based day cares after hearing that possible fencing requirements could wipe out the industry in Manatee County ...


NKorea building fence along border with China - Yonhap
Forbes, NY  - Aug 26, 2007
SEOUL (XFN-ASIA) - North Korea is constructing a fence along its border with China to stop an exodus of its refugees, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported...


Weird News

Oregon campers tie peeping Tom suspect to tree
Canoe, Canada - Aug 27, 2007
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) - A group of campers tied a peeping Tom suspect to a tree, keeping him bound until police arrived...

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