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Blog - Markup & Profit 12/11/07
Markup and Profit is a new feature to FenceWeek. by Michael Stone
Planning 2008 - Part 2
Last week's newsletter ended with "Have you tried direct mail advertising? What have you tried that generated the type of leads you want? That is where to focus your money. Check the results monthly to see the results and adjust your advertising as needed."
Industry News - Products
|Wood-Filled Composites Jump off the Deck|
High Performance Composites - Dec 10, 2007
By far the biggest sector of the wood-plastic composite (WPC) industry, this segment accounts for deck board and railing, molding and trim, fencing and door ...
Decking Industry News
|UPM's New 'Green' Building Material Creates Buzz at Design Miami |
CNW Telbec (Communiqu‚s de presse), Canada - Dec 4, 2007
WESTMONT, Ill., Dec. 7 /CNW/ -- UPM ProFi, an innovative, environmentally appealing wood/plastic composite, stood the test of hundreds of stiletto heels and dozens of active children at the opening of Design Miami yesterday. The new product, primarily used as decking...
|UPM making wood from waste |
Cleantech, CA - Dec 7, 2007
Helsinki, Finland's UPM-Kymmene makes a habit of recycling, and the latest offering from the forest products company recycles leftover paper and plastic into a wood composite it calls UPM ProFi...
Fences and Animals
|Cattle Update: Ohio Line Fence Law Could Change|
CattleNetwork.com, KS - Dec 4, 2007
A proposal currently before the House of Representatives could revise Ohio's line fence law. H.B. 323 was introduced September 25, 2007 and is now in hearings before the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Commit...
Local Government Issues
|In Washington, Good Fences? |
Litchfield County Times, CT - Dec 6, 2007
The Zoning Commission in this rural, affluent town believes so. At last week's meeting, board members voted unanimously to prohibit any future construction of "closed" roadside walls more than four feet high....
|Corner fences? Keep 'em |
Waterloo Record, Canada - Dec 11, 2007
All is forgiven, Kitchener council decided last night. Residents with illegal corner lot fences will be able to keep them -- as long as there are no concerns with traffic and pedestrian safety...
|Lodgepole fence helps ODOT solve snow problem|
Baker City Herald, OR - Dec 5, 2007
As for function, the wood fences should work as well as metal structures, he said. There are sections of wood snow fence along other highways in Eastern...
|Lake Hallie changes fencing ordinance|
Chippewa Herald, WI - Dec 4, 2007
The village of Lake Hallie isn't about to turn into open range any time soon, but property owners with fences may have ...
|Split-rail fences cause sight problems for traffic |
Edmond Sun, OK - Dec 8, 2007
As a resident of Timber Ridge subdivision, I want to bring to your attention the dangerous traffic situation that the City has brought upon itself and the residents of Timber Ridge due to the placement of the split rail fences along Boulevard, north of Danforth...
Fences in the Courts
|Man sentenced for removing fence|
Durango Herald, CO - Dec 11, 2007
A Durango man who destroyed several hundred feet of fencing on private property in Horse Gulch was sentenced Monday to two days in jail and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $31,470.45...
|Find compromise in fence dispute|
Waterloo Record, Canada - Dec 10, 2007
It's time for Kitchener council to stand up and deal with the estimated 200 homes with fences that are in blatant violation of the city's bylaws...
|Fence exhibit comes to North Dakota |
Reiten Television KXMB Bismarck, ND - Dec 9, 2007
AP Beulah, ND (AP) North Dakotans are getting a chance to think more about fences. A Smithsonian exhibit called "Between Fences," is in Beulah for a month. ...
USA Mexico Border Fence
|Administration warns landowners about border fence|
Kansas City Star, MO - Dec 7, 2007
WASHINGTON | The Bush administration warned landowners along the southern border Friday that it would seize their property if they refused to cooperate with efforts to build a fence meant to slow illegal immigration...
USA Mexico Border Virtual Fence
|Boeing's 'virtual' fence passes an early test|
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO - Dec 11, 2007
Boeing Co.'s "virtual" border fence finally has cleared a big hurdle. The pilot phase of the project, known as SBInet, received "conditional acceptance" last week from the Department of Homeland Security, six months after it was supposed to be up and running...
|Lawmaker calls on DHS to prove electronic border fence works|
GovExec.com, DC - Dec 6, 2007
The chairman of the House committee overseeing the Homeland Security Department today called on the department to not pay a contractor for the first phase of work on the electronic border fence until it can prove it works as promised...
Fencing and Railroads
|Safety fences plan for treacherous road|
ic Wales, United Kingdom - Dec 7, 2007
SAFETY fencing is being put up on the Bwlch mountain road linking the Upper Afan Valley with the Ogmore Valley. Poor weather conditions can make this ...
|New friction over fence near bars|
Diamondback Online, MD - Dec 5, 2007
Thirsty Turtle owners are questioning a landlord's business practices after he removed a chicken wire fence that kept the bar closed for more than a year yesterday - two days after the bar's opening...
|Not all East Village residents want fence|
Business Gazette, MD - Dec 5, 2007
The article on Judge David A. Boynton's decision ordering the removal of the fence erected by East Village's Board of Directors noted the views of residents ...
|Fencing in farm toy fun |
Worthington Daily Globe, MN - Dec 9, 2007
Michelle Blegen's inspiration as a farm-toy entrepreneur came as a mother who was unhappy with the flimsy plastic fences available for her children's ...
Schools and Fences
|Security fence finished |
The Advocate, CA - Dec 8, 2007
The 8-foot fence, which runs from the Bus Transfer Center up the hillside to the houses along Glasgow Court, was started on Oct. 15 and was completed on ...
|Wollondilly's $180k security fence |
Goulburn Post, Australia - Dec 6, 2007
The DET is spending $180000 to erect Wollondilly Public School's fence and $39 million on security fences statewide. A DET spokesperson said the fence ...
|Old school gets new fence for safety |
Lake County News Chronicle, MN - Dec 6, 2007
Once demolition begins in the spring, the fencing will be used to block off the alley. "We're looking into other options for the people who live north of ...
Fences and Neighbors
|Ask the lawyer: Fence dispute separates neighbors|
Lufkin Daily News, TX - Dec 8, 2007
My neighbor has grazed cattle on my land for several years, but I am making other plans for my property and would like them off. We've never had a fence separating our properties, and he wants me to pay for it....
|Electric fence to cost KWS Sh18m |
Standard, Kenya - Dec 5, 2007
Joseph Masha The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is seeking Sh18 million to erect an electric fence around the world-famous Arabuko Sokoke forest in Kilifi ...
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