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Industry News

Chain Link Manuafactures announce 2007-2008 Design Awards Applications Award
Press Release, Columbia MD - Jul 19, 2007
The Chain Link Manuafactures Institute (CLFMI) has announced that is now accepting applications for its 2007-2008 Les Grube Memorial Design Award contest....
Exceptional Software Expands Physical Security Services Capabilities
Press release, MD - Jul 18, 2007
xceptional Software Stratagies Inc is pleased to announce the expansion of its Physical Security Services (PSS). Exceptional Software brings a new dimension to Physical Security Services...
Electronic Access Control Systems to Reach $6.1 Billion by 2010, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Emediawire (press release), WA - Jul 19, 2007
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2007 -- Electronic access control systems are one of the fastest growing sectors of the security industry. Though demand in industrial, residential, and commercial sectors has reached maturity, opportunities exist in the form of product replacements and security upgrade....

Decking Industry News

AZEK Building Products and Parksite Plunkett-Webster Reach Landmark Agreement
Earthtimes.org - Jul 19, 2007
SCRANTON, Pa., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- AZEK Building Products, Inc., manufacturer of AZEK® Trimboards, the #1 brand of trim, has announced a full-line distribution agreement with Batavia, IL based, building products distributor Parksite Plunkett-Webster, part of The Parksite Group. This agreement is effective August 1, 2007 ...
AERT Quarterly Sales Decline
Springdale Morning News, AR - Jul 20, 2007
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. reported Friday that unaudited sales for the quarter ended June 30 were $25.9 million, down 10.6 percent from the same period in 2006. The Springdale-based company said it expects to report a net income loss for the quarter. A full report on second quarter earnings is scheduled for August 6, according to the company statement. An income loss would continue a downward trend. ...
Composite decking adds new features
North County Times, CA - Jul 19, 2007
AP The knock against composite decking by some homeowners has been the lack of pieces to match deck boards. It was tough to coordinate ...

Community Fence Projects

Field day to offer fencing training
ABC Online, Australia -  - Jul 18, 2007
The Department of Primary Industries has provided $100000 to pay professional fence contractors to do the training. Hundreds of kilometres of fencing was ...

People

John Querry Joins One of North Georgia's Top Commercial Fencing ...
Emediawire (press release), WA  - Jul 22, 2007
Kennesaw, GA (PRWEB) July 22, 2007 -- First Fence of Georgia (1stfence.com), North Georgia and Metro Atlanta's leading residential and commercial fencing company, announced today that John Querry has joined the company as a commercial fencing estimator. He joins the First Fence commercial project team of Eddie Miller, Tom Jeffrey and Lee Tuck...
WAGNER HIRES ESTIMATOR/CSR
Press Release, WI  - Jul 18, 2007
The Wagner Companies announces that Chad Salmela has joined their company as an Estimator/Customer Service Representative for Systems. In this position, Salmela will be responsible for estimating Wagnerail&trad; projects and serving the needs of Lumenrail® LED Lighted Railing Systems customers ...

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Marking Boundaries With Flair
Washington Post, DC - Jul 22, 2007
We generally build fences for two reasons: to keep something in, or to keep something out -- even if sometimes all we want to keep out are the prying eyes. "More people are spending more time in their back yards, and they don't want the whole neighborhood watching their cookout, ...
Fence me in high style
Arizona Daily Star, AZ  - Jul 22, 2007
When Susie Lynch went fence shopping recently, the Tucsonan suffered a pleasant sort of shock. "Corrugated-metal fences weren't ugly anymore," she said in an e-mail, after checking out various houses around the Old Pueblo...
On the fence about building . . . a fence
Orlando Sentinel, FL  - Jul 21, 2007
you're looking for a way to create privacy from a noisy street or neighbor, a fence made of boards and battens -- vertical wood panels between posts ...

Pool Safety

New state code requires pool fences
Beaver County Times, PA  - Jul 21, 2007
Linda Wachter was surprised when she was recently told by Big Beaver officials that she must put up a fence around her collapsible swimming pool...
Pool fences considered a must to keep kids alive
KGET 17, CA  - Jul 18, 2007
Drowning is a major cause of childhood fatalities in Kern County, and many people aren't aware of pool fencing laws already on the books...
Senate Commerce Committee approves pool safety bill
Examiner.com -  - Jul 19, 2007
WASHINGTON (Map, News) - The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously passed legislation Thursday aimed at improving pool safety, less than a month after the injury of a 6-year-old Minnesota girl at a wading pool. ...

Local Government Issues

Improving Security Measures at the Coffee County Jail
WTVY, AL  - Jul 23, 2007
Sheriff Dave Sutton wants razor-wire placed atop a 12-foot fence which surrounds the facility. Last spring, several persons were arrested after they scaled ...
Fence fight: Commissioners, residents on opposite sides
WBBH, FL  - Jul 19, 2007
After dozens of homeowners in Lely lost chunks of their backyards and thousands of dollars in landscaping to the county government, they are now asking for help in the form of a fence. But county officials say the answer isn't an easy one - especially when you're talking about tax dollars...
Larksville advised not to pay for landfill fence
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, PA  - Jul 18, 2007
LARKSVILLE - The borough representative for the West Side Landfill Authority has advised borough officials to "do nothing" in regards to repairing the fence ...
Commission to award wildlife fence bid
Pittsburg Morning Sun, KS  - Jul 24, 2007
Construction on a fence to keep animals off the Atkinson Municipal Airport runway could start before long. Pittsburg City Commissioners ...

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Community Issues

Fence controversy climbs into M Centre plan; Agricultural society says barrier necessary
The Kingston Whig-Standard, Canada  - Jul 23, 2007
A fence that acts a physical divide between a neighbourhood and the Memorial Centre has turned into something else ...
Snub to river fencing objectors
Yorkshire Post Today, UK - Jul 23, 2007
Campaigners against a plan to fence the River Wharfe at Otley have been told the work might start before their appeal is heard. One of the councillors who led the way to the controversial decision to erect the fence has said he sees no reason to postpone ...
Ensley column: Once again, downtown construction fence becomes art
Tallahassee.com, FL  - Jul 20, 2007
A good idea never goes out of style. Two dozen artists and art students recently spent three days painting murals on a board fence at Kleman Plaza. The colorful, environmentally themed murals are already a visitor attraction ...
Don't fence in hospital's pond: architect
St. Catharines Standard, Canada  - Jul 23, 2007
The landscaped ponds at the new St. Catharines hospital will be surrounded by chain-link fencing for public safety, but the city's Green Committee chairman says that's all wrong ...
New fence and gate for Mission Cemetery
Central Peace Signal, Canada  - Jul 23, 2007
A new four foot high chain link fence running around three sides was erected. Plus, a side gate was installed to allow trucks to take the extra dirt away...

Fences and Neighbors

Fourth Street dispute continues: Neighbors at odds over safety fence during construction
Chicago Suburban News, IL  - Jul 23, 2007
Putting a fence around unoccupied house on Fourth Street has grown to more than merely a barrier between neighbors. A safety fence is the latest aspect in a series of litigation, which began in early 2006. Tuesday night's Village Board meeting brought little conclusion or progress...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Homeland chief: Communities won't have veto on border fence
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX  - Jul 21, 2007
About 150 miles of fencing is expected in Texas. Border leaders opposed to the fence say local concerns have been ignored. They're concerned the fence could ...
Engineers to Study Area for Border Fence
KRGV, TX  - Jul 21, 2007
Contractors are expected to start making bids for the border fence project in the next few weeks. The US Homeland Security Secretary says about 150 miles of fencing is expected to be built in Texas as part of a security plan for the US-Mexico border. ...
Timetable set for border fence
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX  - Jul 21, 2007
The department is under a congressional mandate to construct 370 miles of fencing in all four states bordering Mexico by the end of 2008 ...

International

Villagers protest Indo-Bangladesh fencing, fearing loss of access ...
DailyIndia.com, FL - Jul 23, 2007
India plans to fence most of its border with Bangladesh by 2007. So far, 1357 km of the border has been fenced. Another 2429.5 kilometres would be covered ...

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Weird News

Heightened security for Stelmach after pie attack
Canoe, Canada - Jul 24, 2007
EDMONTON (CP) - Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach wasn't taking any chances after an attempted pie attack at the Calgary Stampede, so he was surrounded by three layers of security Tuesday at his annual pancake breakfast in Edmonton...

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