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Blog -  Markup & Profit

Markup and Profit is a new feature to FenceWeek. by Michael Stone

2/27/07    Promoting Your Business
The best advertising method we've seen is giving out one business card a day to someone you do not know. Over a given period of time it is the least expensive and highest rate of return of any advertising you can do... Markup Blog

Industry News

PHA Commission Approves $11 Million in Security Projects
Primenewswire (press release), CA - Feb 27, 2007
The contractor -- A1 American Fence -- will install an access control system for the North Turning Basin restricted areas upon its final receipt of a ...
Press Release, WI - Feb 26, 2007
The Wagner Companies has begun circulation of their 2007 master catalog. The 2007 edition includes all railing systems, products and services available from the R & B Wagner railing component product line and the J.G. Braun ornamental metal line in one 280-page directory of over 7,800 standard catalog items. ...

Decking Industry News

Homeowners Get Decked Out for Spring
SYS-CON Media, NJ - Feb 26, 2007
A unique new precast concretedecking product is impressing homeowners and contractors alike with its sophisticated look, easy installation and lack of ...

Building Industry News

Healthy Gains in Remodeling Sector Predicted for Coming Decade
BuildingOnline, CA - Feb 20, 2007
After strong growth earlier this decade where low financing costs and strong returns to house values encouraged upper-end remodeling projects, ...
Builder Confidence Up on Fed Chief's Housing Comments
AXcess News, NV - Feb 15, 2007
According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today, the level of builder confidence increased from ...

Fences and Animals

Riders beat electric fencing in UK
Horsetalk, New Zealand - Feb 26, 2007
Equestrians in East Sussex are celebrating the decision of the Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs to reject a proposal for three lines of electric fencing across Telscombe Tye common, near Brighton ...
Animal business may get investigated
Springfield Business Journal, MO - Feb 26, 2007
According to news reports, the wolves broke apart the fencing surrounding their enclosure and then dug their way underneath a perimeter fence. ...
Fencing planned to protect sacred sites from camels
ABC Online, Australia - Feb 22, 2007
Some cattle producers have reported up to 2000 animals on their land which are damaging fences and infrastructure. Greening Australia spokesman Peter Barker ...

DIY - Consumers

Keep hungry critters out with fencing
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - Feb 24, 2007
One product that has been very successful against rabbits is an odor repellent called Liquid Fence, a garlic-based product that is harmless to humans, ...

Homeland Security

Lejeune to install tire deflation security at all gates
Durham Herald Sun, NC - Feb 26, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, NC -- Camp Lejeune officials are installing tire deflation devices at all of its gates to improve security. ...
Allegheny Energy Deploys Advanced Perimeter Security Technology
Earthtimes.org - Feb 27, 2007
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Feb. 27 -- Allegheny Energy, Inc. will deploy ThreatViewer(TM) for perimeter security at one of its north central West Virginia ...

Schools and Fences

'Don't fence in new school'
Burnley Citizen, UK - Feb 27, 2007
By Andrew Hewitt. BURNLEY'S Towneley Park will be further damaged if a six foot fence is built around a new school earmarked for the site, protesters fear. ...

Local Government Issues

Police statistics indicate fences decreasing crime
TCU Daily Skiff, TX - Feb 21, 2007
A fence along Berry Street was completed during the fall semester, and two incidents of burglary have been reported this academic year in both lots closest ...
Anger over fence repair lottery bid
Highland News, UK - Feb 22, 2007
A COMMUNITY council is up in arms after being forced to apply for a lottery grant to replace a safety fence next to a primary school. ...
Brown drops fence appeal
Paris News, TX - Feb 21, 2007
Paris resident Billy C. Brown, who lost a suit against the city and its Historical Preservation Commission, has agreed to a voluntary dismissal of an appeal ...
City, board work toward agreement on fence
AL.com, AL - Feb 27, 2007
By DAVID FERRARA. SPANISH FORT -- For nearly a year, they've stood on opposite sides of a fence that hasn't even been built. ...
Gate and fencing to be approved
Ledbury Reporter, UK - Feb 23, 2007
PERMISSION for palisade fencing and gates around a car park at Bradford Building Supplies in Ledbury looks set to be granted by Herefordshire Council. ...

Community Issues

Fight to scupper river fence plan
Yorkshire Post Today, UK - Feb 23, 2007
Proposed measures for Wharfemeadows include fencing "probably un-climbable metal railings" along the water meadows from the bridge to the far side of the ...
Centennial Park renovation finish expected by spring
Journal and Courier, IN - Feb 24, 2007
The last improvement to be installed will be a black, wrought iron fence, which will replace the current chain link that surrounds the park. ...
Living snow fence working
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre, Canada - Feb 26, 2007
Director of roads for the County, Gary Shaw says they are now in the fifth year of an agressive campaign of planting living snow fences. ...
Developer opens gate
Bristol Press, CT - Feb 27, 2007
The last hitch, officials said, is making sure the gate in a new fence will be wide enough for park maintenance vehicles and the portable stage. ...
Fence decision delayed
Canoe.ca, Canada - Feb 23, 2007
Dover residents vexed over a patchwork fence they consider an eyesore will likely get relief from an order to tear it down, an area alderman says. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Dover residents angry over neighbour's fence
Canoe.ca, Canada - Feb 22, 2007
Dover residents vexed over a neighbour's patchwork fence many consider an eyesore are likely to soon get relief in the form of an order to tear it down, ...
Fence makes angry neighbor
Baltimore Sun, MD - Feb 26, 2007
The fence is, at least by appearance, unremarkable. It's just a 6-foot-tall construction of plain wooden boards, running between a garden center and one ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Pilot decapitated as glider hits barbed wire fence
NEWS.com.au, Australia - Feb 25, 2007
By John Stapleton. A GLIDER pilot was decapitated yesterday when his aircraft hit a barbed-wire fence in northern NSW. ...
Allotment vandalism leads to £60000 being spent on new fencing
Sheffield Today, UK - Feb 26, 2007
A SPATE of vandalism at allotments in a Sheffield suburb has prompted council chiefs to stump up £60000 for improved fencing to keep the yobs out. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border Security Virtual Fence Costs Questioned
PC World - Feb 22, 2007
The DHS estimate for the southern border portion of SBInet is $7.6 billion through 2011, including fencing, ground sensors, radar, cameras and command, ...
Congressman King tours Mexican border fence
Radio Iowa, IA - Feb 21, 2007
King says the new triple fence runs for many miles in Arizona, but diminishes to lesser fences, the farther it gets from civilization. ...
Chertoff says border fence not feasible for all areas
Times Record News, TX - Feb 22, 2007
"I don't think I can generalize for the whole state of Texas, but there are places where a fence makes sense, there are places where a fence doesn't make ...


Senator Salazar Speaks Out On Supermax Prison
Fox 21, CO - Feb 24, 2007
The Senator said one of his chief concerns still remains in adding a hardened fence to the prison's perimeter and upgrading the guard house, two issues he...

Video Clip

The Creator of Fence Plowing on FOX News
Google Video, - Feb 6, 2007
The creator of fence plowing interviewed by FOX News...



Fragile fence
Frontline, India - Feb 27, 2007
Pakistan has built dozens of new concrete bunkers since the ceasefire, often just metres from the border fence in the Jaurian sector, near Jammu.
Victims of the fence
ZNet, MA - Feb 26, 2207
Three fences surround the abandoned airport, and last Sunday we saw no hole in any of them, three days after the unnecessary, criminal shooting. ...

Weird News

Marine base in Virginia interferes with neighbors' garage door openers
Canoe - Feb 27, 2007
QUANTICO, Va. (AP) - For many suburbanites, life without garage door openers is unimaginable ...

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