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Industry News

THE CHAMBERLAIN GROUP ACQUIRES INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
Press release, IL  - Jul 30, 2007
The Chamberlain Group, Inc. announced today that it has acquired International Electronics, Inc. (IEI) of Vancouver, Washington, as a part of its ongoing growth plans in the access control industry...
Linear LLC Signs Gumas Advertising to Expand Market Presence for Residential Integrated Home Systems
Business Wire (press release), CA  - Jul 24, 2007
..."As Linear continues to acquire new product lines and diversify our systems offering, we need the right expertise to clarify our value proposition and differentiate our products in the construction and building industry,” said Chuck Stevens, Vice President of Marketing for Linear. " ...
Virtual fencing keeps cows at home
Australian IT, Australia  - Jul 30, 2007
A TEAM of scientists in Brisbane is working on a way to make a virtual fence for livestock. Their project involves cattle wearing collars with GPS receivers ...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Announces Retirement of CEO Anthony J. Cavanna ...
Business Wire (press release), CA   Jul 26, 2007
Trex Company is the nation’s largest manufacturer of composite decking, railing and fencing, with over 15 years of product experience...
Deck Additions - More Fun, More Value
PR Newswire (press release), NY  Jul 31, 2007
WILMINGTON, Ohio, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The great outdoors is "in" as homeowners look to their backyards to create a unique, functional "room" driven by personal style. In fact, the North American Deck and Railing Association found people are not limiting deck enjoyment simply to the summer months, but using their decks more and more throughout the seasons ...
LP to Sell Idaho Composite Decking Facility, WeatherBest Brand to Fiber Composites
Building Online, CA   Jul 27, 2007
NASHVILLE, TN -- Louisiana-Pacific Corporation has signed a letter of intent to sell its Meridian, Idaho, composite decking plant to Fiber Composites, LLC. The sale, which is expected to close at the end of third quarter 2007, also includes the use of the WeatherBest brand name...

Local Government Issues

Earlham Cemetery fence removed by state's order
Palladium-Item, IN - Jul 31, 2007
The wrought iron fence surrounding the cemetery's 350 acres was taken down and temporarily replaced with a chain link fence after an order from the state of Indiana, said John Zwissler, the cemetery's general manager...
Polk milk jugs to get second life as township fence
Allentown Morning Call, PA  - Jul 25, 2007
The township supervisors voted unanimously Monday to spend at least part of a $4,100 state recycling grant to buy a fence from Waste Not Technologies of Saylorsburg, which buys baled recycled materials from Polkr...
Board approves fencing for Main Street demolition
nwitimes.com, IN -  - Jul 25, 2007
The board wants Hammond to add orange cones or fencing to warn motorists of the structure and a buffer on the north corner of the fence in case an accident ...
Do fence me in
Big Bear Grizzly, CA  - Jul 24, 2007
Brownie is one of four partners who own Pleasure Point Marina. They purchased property on Cienega Road in the city of Big Bear Lake not far from the marina for boat trailer storage. They put up the fence to keep trespassers out at the suggestion of their insurance company, Brownie said. City staff ordered the fence taken down, stating that the chain link fence is an accessory to the property, ...
New fence aims to contain park dieback
ABC Science Online, Australia  - Jul 27, 2007
The 12 kilometre long fence took 17 men almost a month to complete and rings a 400 hectare area of the park which is dieback infected. Malcom Grant from DEC says the fence will keep kangaroos, which can spread the disease, out of the infected area....
Security fencing for the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Infolink Architecture & Building, Australia  - Jul 25, 2007
The new replacement fence provides a safe enclosed area for pedestrians and cyclists. The new replacement fence also prevents people from climbing onto the ...

Fencing and Schools

Fence to be built around Odyssey Middle School
Orlando Sentinel, FL  - Jul 30, 2007
Small-arms ammunition, rockets, hand and rifle grenades, and bombs of up to 600 pounds may have been used at the site, the US Army Corps of Engineers says ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Funds for US-Mexico Border Fence in Danger
Wall Street Journal, NY  - Jul 19, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A standoff in the Senate on Wednesday seemed to doom $3 billion in widely backed funds aimed at gaining control over the porous U.S.-Mexico border. ...
Mexico Seeks Border Fence Changes
Forbes, NY  - Jul 19, 2007
MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government said Monday it is seeking changes in a U.S. plan to expand fences along the two nations' border because of the threat to migratory species accustomed to roaming freely across the frontier. ...

DIY - Consumers

Good fence can add to privacy, home value
Inside Bay Area, CA  - Jul 29, 2007
Wooden fences include a range of styles and materials, from a white picket fence of pressure-treated pine to a cedar split-rail. Prices start at about $2000 ...
Osage orange still works best when building fence
News-Leader.com, MO - Jul 29, 2007
If constructing a new division or perimeter fence, Browning suggests referring to MU guide sheet 810, "Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws" for a review of ...
High-tensile fences offer key benefits
Joplin Globe, MO MO - Jul 30, 2007
A booklet, High-Tensile Wire Fencing, can be purchased from any University Extension center. When building a new division or perimeter fence ...

Community Issues

Seabrook residents want to pay for broken fence
Hampton Union, NH  - Jul 19, 2007
SEABROOK — A Railroad Avenue resident has asked the town for $1,300 to pay for a fence the homeowner claims was broken by a town plow during an April storm. ...
Fence spoils park path
Peterborough Examiner, Canada - Jul 25, 2007
Last week the city erected an ugly, shiny grey chain-link fence in Jackson Park, blocking an ancestral path through the forest that has existed since long before white people came here...
Town plans for new fencing to protect cemetery
Cambridge Evening News, UK  - Jul 25, 2007
PLANS to increase fencing around a cemetery to help reduce anti-social behaviour have won the support of a town council. Members of Haverhill Town Council's ...
Unlucky spot? Dealer’s fence wiped out for second time in two months
Mcalester News Capital, OK  - Jul 26, 2007
"They say bad things come in threes, and this is twice in two months,"he said of the Wednesday morning accident that took out the high chain link fence surrounding the John Deere dealer’s lot...

Community Fence Projects

Youth ambassadors help spruce up park fence
Ontario Argus Observer, OR -  - Jul 26, 2007
Ontario — Several Ontario Middle School youth are doing their part to make a difference. The youth are members of the Academy of Young Ambassadors — a two-week leadership conference at Albertson College of Idaho — and they’re ...

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Fences and Animals

States Seek to Curb Deer-Related Crashes
Washington Post, DC -  - Jul 27, 2007
...Fences, whistles, warning signs and guns are just some of the tools that have been used to try to keep the number of deer-related traffic accidents to a minimum...

Legal, Permit, and Ordinance Issues

Mending fence confusion
Pasadena Star-News, CA - Jul 25, 2007
ROSEMEAD - The city will spend nearly $1,000 to to tell residents about fence heights. Interim City Manager Oliver Chi said last week the city decided to send out letters after two mailers distributed by Councilwoman Margaret Clark prompted an outcry from nearly 100 residents...

International

Fencing tender soon
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain   Jul 25, 2007
The Manama Municipal Council had urged the ministry to fence the bridge. Indian salesman Hamza Maheen, 47, leaped to his death from the bridge in January ...
Indo-Bangla fence damage leads to illegal cross border
Times of India, India   Jul 29, 2007
NEW DELHI: Some portions of 854-km fencing along the Indo-Bangladesh border, constructed in the first phase, have been damaged at most stretches...
Solar fencing along 500-km forest boundaries
Hindu, India   Jul 28, 2007
He also inspected the solar electric fence installed at Velliangiri foothills, about 30 KMs from here. He said that about 1000 farmers had been provided ...

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Weird News

The great wax museum caper
Canoe, Canada - Jul 30, 2007
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Franklin D. Roosevelt are missing their clothes and Fred Flintstone and the Teletubbies are just plain missing after a raid on wax figures owned by Ireland’s National Wax Museum...

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