Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe January 30, 2007  
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Industry News

(press release), PA - Jan 30, 2007
The new Easy Auger II with "Maximum Drive" by MacKissic is now not only easier to use but it is now stronger and more...
FenceTech Contractor Interviews Booth #588
Bedford, MA - Jan 23, 2007
FenceWeek.com will be doing video interviews with numerous contractors at their FenceTech booth # 588 Jan 31 - Feb 2 from noon to 1pm and 4 to 5pm. We invite you to tell your story...

Decking Industry News

Yakima Composite Decking Comes to Memphis Thanks to BuildDirect
Emediawire (press release), WA - Jan 24, 2007
New suppliers of composite decks in Tennessee able to provide better pricing and faster delivery times for popular decking product. ...

Local Government Issues

Supervisors to hear appeal on fence removal
Marin Independent-Journal, CA - Jan 28, 2007
The Planning Commission required Karen and Richard Moran to remove the fences they built while remodeling their 21 North Ridgewood Road home. ...
A big fence might make a good neighbour
Durham region news, Canada - Jan 23, 2007
Councillors suggested a fence or chain to bar other uses, but Mr. Cowan said since it was only a temporary use, it wouldn't be worthwhile or necessary. ...
Councilwoman suggests: Either fence Halloween or kill it
The Athens News, OH - Jan 25, 2007
If the community cannot agree to implement a fence and admission fee at the 2007 uptown Halloween gathering, two Athens City Council members said Monday, ...

Fencing and Railroads

MTA gets $500K for fencing after boy's death
Newsday, NY - Jan 28, 2007
AP. The Metropolitan Transit Authority created a new task force that will survey the entire Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad to repair fencing ...
Transit Effort Seeks Safety Along Tracks
New York Times, NY - Jan 28, 2007
By RAY RIVERA. Transit officials announced the formation of a new task force yesterday to improve safety along miles of unfenced tracks on the Metro-North ...

Schools and Fences

Who will pay for $44000 school fence?
Pocono Record, PA - 17 hours ago
The fence in question is supposed to be planted around the periphery of Middle Smithfield Elementary School. And, even though it hasn't yet risen, ...
Fence, foul lines and level ball field on the way
Stirling Echoes Sentinel, NJ - Jan 23, 2007
Students at grades 2-5 Millington School, Northfield Road, Millington, will soon have a redesigned basketball court, a fence between school property and the ...

Community Issues

Fencing off of Forest land is a concern
Daily Echo, UK - Jan 24, 2007
GUARDIANS of the New Forest are being urged to prevent grazing land being fenced off by private landowners. The issue was raised at the Court of Verderers ...
Don't fence me in
Scene, New Zealand - Jan 24, 2007
They're upset over a controversial chain-link fence being built to keep vehicles off the public reserve and to show where private sections stop. ...
Schenck St. garden waits on fence
Courier Life Publications, NY - Jan 25, 2007
"Three homeowners have already moved their fences back to their own property lines," Abramson told this paper, "and we are still in the process of ...


County Jail To Construct Fence To Keep Inmates In, Contraband Out
Pittsburgh Channel.com, PA - Jan 26, 2007
A barbed-wire fence will be constructed around the jail to prevent inmates from getting out and contraband from getting in. ...
Allegheny County Jail to get fence -- finally
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA - Jan 25, 2007
An 8-foot fence topped with barbed wire will be built around the Allegheny County Jail to prevent escapes and contraband smuggling. ...

Electric Fences

Council Looks Again At Electrified Fences
Tampa Tribune, FL - Jan 25, 2007
Saul-Sena received little support when she proposed a special-use permit two weeks ago when the council initially approved the fence ordinance. ...
What Good Is an Electrified Fence When the Power Goes Out?
Time Canada, Canada - Jan 24, 2007
And with no power, we have no burglar beams, no alarms and no electric fences. It's a thief's paradise. I have the sudden feeling that I'd glanced out of an ...

USA Canada Border Fence

Blaming Canada and how good fences make good neighbors
Daily Illini, IL - Jan 26, 2007
What better way to return this neighborly love then by constructing a 15-foot-high, 5500-mile-long, steel mesh, barbed wire-covered fence along the border? ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Feds Begin Construction of Vehicle Fence Along Southwest Border
FOX News - Jan 24, 2007
TUCSON, Arizona — Construction has begun on vehicle barriers that will be part of a mix of fencing along the Arizona-Mexico border to discourage illegal ...
Border fence being built
Green Valley News, AZ - Jan 28, 2007
The fence has prompted Mexican President Felipe Calder—n to again condemn it, this time while talking to internationally known business leaders at a meeting ...
Kyl: Fence needed for reform success
Douglas Daily Dispatch, AZ - Jan 27, 2007
"Last year there was the question about whether the legislation passed by Congress that authorized construction of fencing would actually be built, ...
Fence work starts on Goldwater Range
Yuma Sun, AZ - Jan 25, 2007
DHS spokesman Jarrod Agen said the new fencing is part of a larger 37-mile project that will mix vehicle barriers, traditional fencing and "virtual fence" ...

Fences and Animals

Sequim Gazette, WA - Jan 24, 2007
Any fencing option will likely involve some kind of relocation of the herd, either through herding them or trapping and moving them behind the fence. ...


Homeland Security

A less intrusive security plan for Independence Hall
The News Journal, DE - Jan 24, 2007
PHILADELPHIA — Movable posts and chains instead of an unpopular 6-foot-high fence would secure the area at the rear of Independence Hall under a new ...
New hall plan drops the fence
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA - Jan 24, 2007
A proposed 6-foot-high fence cutting across the center of Independence Square has been scrapped and a less intrusive - and far less costly - security plan ...

DIY - Consumers

Death of a fence
Orlando Sentinel, FL - Jan 29, 2007
Here lies the remnants of a fence. Years before I bought my home, it stood there protecting the back yard from prying eyes and unwanted entrance. ...


Fence Route Changed Due to Illegal Arab Construction
Arutz Sheva, Israel - Jan 24, 2007
(IsraelNN.com) The route of the security fence in Judea and Samaria has been changed drastically in at least two locations due to illegal Arab construction. ...
Fence goes up to stop trash gifts
The Grand Rapids Press, MI - Jan 29, 2007
A fence will be built around the nonprofit food and clothing provider's Northland Drive facility near Rockford, and donation hours will be restricted, ...
Tatas fortify NatSteel fence
Calcutta Telegraph, India - Jan 24, 2007
Mumbai, Jan. 24: As it is looking for an entry into the European steel market through a possible buyout of Corus, Tata Steel is equally busy increasing its ...
Central fencing to prevent head-on collisions
Advertiser Adelaide, Australia - Jan 29, 2007
WIRE-ROPE fencing should be installed along the centre of dangerous country roads to prevent head-on collisions, the state's peak motoring body says. ...


Weird News

Phallic fence too offensive
Independent Online, South Africa - Jan 29, 2007
Bangkok - A Thai spa has agreed to re-model its penis-shaped fence into lotus flowers after it offended neighbours, a government official said on Monday. ...

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