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Industry News

$500 free fence contest sponsored by Keystone Steel
Peoria , IL - Feb 13, 2007
Keystone Steel & Wire is proud to announce a $500 free fence contest exclusive to the professional fence installer community. The contest consists of completing a 5 minute survey...
$500 free fence contest survey

Decorative Post Caps Provide More Design and Customization Options for CertainTeed® Panorama™ and EverNew® Railing Systems
Leesburg Today, PA - Feb 8, 2007
Committed to helping create stylish outdoor living spaces that are also easy to maintain, CertainTeed Corporation now offers decorative post caps for its maintenance-free and easy-to-assemble EverNew® and Panorama™ railing systems ...
Jewett Cameron Purchases Patents and Manufacturing Rights for Property Gate System for Vinyl Fences
CNW Telbec (Communiqu‚s de presse), Canada - Feb 6, 2007
PORTLAND, ORE., February 6 /CNW/ - Jewett Cameron is pleased to announce that it has purchased from Uni-Latch Mfg. the patents and manufacturing rights for a steel framed modular knockdown gate system for vinyl fences
Linear Builder's Program Launches New Website
Professional Door Dealer, AZ - Feb 13, 2007
In addition, Linear offers builders additional savings opportunities beyond single family homes with gate operators and access-control products for gated ...
Local Vermont Shed Company to offer Dealer Wholesale Program
eNewsChannels, CA - Feb 9, 2007
"This would include not only shed retailers, but also landscapers, fence companies, and building material suppliers." The kits can be retailed in three ...

Decking Industry News

AERT Introduces New and Expanded MoistureShield Decking Line at ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Feb 7, 2007
The new products feature five new colors of decking, including two 'exotic' colors designed to look like tropical hardwoods, a new matching handrail system ...
Wood Composite Technologies in New Canadian Distribution Partnership
NETCOMPOSITES, UK - Feb 11, 2007
Wood Composite Technologies– Millennium Decking product line,will be distributed exclusively throughout Canada by Vicwest from its regional distribution ...
Tiger Claw Demonstrates the Fastest Hidden Deck Fastener System ...
Market Wire (press release) - Feb 7, 2007
Tiger Claw's TC-G, when used on pre-grooved decking, beats the speed of traditional nails and screws as well as other hidden deck fastener systems. ...

Local Government Issues

Council okays privacy fence
True Citizen, GA - Feb 6, 2007
Monday night, Waynesboro City Council decided to use beautification funds to erect an 8-ft wooden privacy fence along a portion of Twelfth Street. ...
City of Keene Mandates Fences Around Dumpsters
Free Keene, NH - Feb 10, 2007
After being unsuccessful at fighting the city, Croteau was fined $100 and told that he must put up a $3000 fence around the dumpsters which have been in the ...
Council Reviews Appeals To Dodona's Fence Tuesday
Leesburg Today, VA - Feb 12, 2007
The Leesburg Town Council will take up the appeals relating to the fence at Dodona Manor tomorrow night, hearing from two downtown property owners who ...
Fence group speaks out
Burbank Leader, CA - Feb 9, 2007
BURBANK – Members of the city's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Fences, Walls and Hedges closed their meeting on Wednesday by chastising one of their own. ...

Fences in the Courts

Court sides with Green resident on fence height
Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH - Feb 13, 2007
A creative resident bypassed Green's height restrictions by building her fence atop a three-foot-high mound. And an appeals court affirmed her actions, ...
Council fined £100000 for girl's railings death
24dash.com, UK - Feb 12, 2007
Councils have been urged to review how they maintain railings and fences following the death of a 12-year-old girl in Derby. ...

Schools and Fences

High school security is the hot topic for Rhea school board
Rhea County Online, TN - Feb 12, 2007
Once completed, the fence will surround the high school which has doors to enter the building. Electric fences will allow students in and out of the school ...
Halloween fence failure makes students happy
The Post Online, OH - Feb 7, 2007
OU sophomore Anthony Urso said he is glad council chose to scrap the plan "instead of fencing us in like animals." A fence would have made students feel ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Thieves take gate from Ashland fence Rig rolls on ramp, injuring ...
Republican & Herald, PA - Feb 11, 2007
Police said the property owner reported that someone removed a gate valued at $500 from the back fence, and that it is only one in a string of similar ...
Man gives away fence from Olympics
The Casper Star Tribune, WY - Feb 9, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Some of the blue wrap that adorned fencing five years ago at the Winter Olympics is still around. A Salt Lake City businessman and ...
AIS considers fencing site after vandalism attacks
ABC Regional Online, Australia - Feb 10, 2007
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra is considering putting up a security fence around the site to ward off vandals. ...

Homeland Security

President Recommends 8 Percent Increase in Homeland Security Funding
Port Security News (subscription), DC - Feb 12, 2007
In terms of border security, the budget provides funding for 3000 new border patrol agents, and $1 billion for border fencing, infrastructure, ...

Fences and Animals

ADOT to fence Highway 186 to keep open range cattle off
Range News, AZ - Feb 6, 2007
Calling it "sporadic replacement," Raine said, "where the fences are good, the state won't put up a fence. We won't take down fences unless they are falling ...
Cats can safely enjoy the great outdoors
Monterey County Herald, CA - Feb 12, 2007
The fencing is attached to vertical support pipes that feature an overhanging arch that turns the fencing downward at a 90-degree angle (like the top part ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Local Groups Sue Over Border Fence
Voice of San Diego, CA - Feb 9, 2007
The fence holds both positives and negatives for the estuary. The existing fencing has helped reduce immigrant foot traffic and litter. ...
Border fence oversight criticized
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, CA - Feb 10, 2007
WASHINGTON - Construction of a $30 billion US-Mexico border fence has come under fire as congressional investigators questioned whether more government ...

Border Fences

Dyer: Walled planet
MetroWest Daily News, MA - Feb 10, 2007
If good fences make good neighbors, then the world is experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of neighborliness. They used to wall cities. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbors Squabble Over Fence
San Leandro Times, CA - Feb 9, 2007
Q: A while back, you wrote an article about a problem neighbors were having over a shared fence between their properties. Would you please run it again? ...
Dealing With A Bad Neighbor
Hartford Courant, CT - Feb 11, 2007
The resident put up what's called a spite fence, and the neighbor, not to be outdone, placed his pink flamingos on volleyball poles so they could be seen ...
Man Builds Intruding Fence, Granny Accused of Iron-Bar Beating
ShortNews.com, Germany - Feb 9, 2007
The dispute began over planning permission for a wine cellar, which escalated when a fence erected was believed to be six inches onto a woman's property. ...

Community Issues

Cliff Fencing
Guernsey Press and Star, UK - Feb 10, 2007
CLIFF walkers should soon get back a fence that protects them from one of the most dangerous spots on the south coast. The fence above La Congrelle was ...
Burnettsville to install fences for safety
Monticello Herald Journal, IN - Feb 8, 2007
BURNETTSVILLE - Contrary to the spirit of a certain Cole Porter tune, the Town of Burnettsville is looking to fence part of itself in. ...
New fence planned for Beach Park
Pascagoula Mississippi Press, MS - Feb 7, 2007
s contract to repair fences on some city cemeteries, as well as Beach Park. Hurricane Katrina claimed the 7-foot high chain link fence that surrounded the ...
Six weeks to a fence at new Bark Park
North Platte Telegraph, NE - Feb 6, 2007
In order to open by early spring, the money has to be collected by April 1 to get the fence built and she said the fence would be installed in about two ...
Fences for the needy
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA - Feb 12, 2007
A chain-link fence would be ugly and not in keeping with the historic character of downtown. A wooden privacy fence, about 8 feet tall and coated with brown ...

Fencing and Railroads

Railways will fence off tracks to avert accident
Gulf News, United Arab Emirates - Feb 9, 2007
According to sources, works inspectors in six railway divisions have been asked to submit a pre-action reports within a month on the areas where fencing is ...



Pakistan to carry out selective fencing at every cost: FO spokesperson
Online - International News Network, Pakistan - Feb 12, 2007
Tasneem Aslam told the decision to fence Pak-Afghan border was taken in a high level meeting. Selective fencing will be carried out on Pak-Afghan border in ...
Pakistan Ready To Fence Afghan Border
Radio Free Afghanistan, Afghanistan - Feb 8, 2007
BERLIN, February 8, 2007 -- Pakistan says it intends to fence sections of its border with Afghanistan but has shelved plans to lay mines along the frontier. ...
Health Ministry Awards $21 Million Contract for Fencing at ...
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service, Jamaica - Feb 12, 2007
The Ministry of Health has awarded a $21 million contract to Fencing Associates Limited for the construction of a 725 metre-long perimeter fence at the ...

Weird News

Postmaster Shows Lot of Love in Fidelity
CBS News, NY - Feb 10, 2007
By JIM SUHR AP Writer. (AP) Among thousands of Valentine's Day mailings that have gravitated to this place over the years for the postmark so fitting for ...

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