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Blog -  Markup & Profit    7/03/07

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

FINDING GOOD EMPLOYEES (using your cell phone)      Good employees, with a strong work ethic and knowledge of their trade, are already employed. When they want to change jobs, they can usually do so quickly. That is why, when you decide to hire an employee, you also need to move quickly.
Here is a method that some of our coaching clients are using and so far it is working great...
Markup Blog

Industry News

Century Products Lifetime Lumber Chosen for Use in Signature Equestrian Facility
NETCOMPOSITES, UK  - Jul 1, 2007
Century Products Lifetime Lumber Chosen for Use in Signature Equestrian Facility A new signature equestrian facility is making a strong green building statement in the selection of construction materials for its fences and stall support systems. ...
Inventor's fencing idea catching on
The Southland Times, New Zealand  - Jun 27, 2007
About a month ago, sick of carrying an awkward pile of standards around her Clinton farm, she decided to make life, and fencing, easier. Standards can be heavy, pinch your hands and often get tangled up...

Decking Industry News

Composite decks have benefits
News-Leader.com, MO  - Jul 1, 2007
might be time to step up to composite decking. The best brands use virgin polymers instead of recycled materials. You'll get a high-quality look with ...
Correct Building Products® LLC Acquires Tendura Corporation
Earthtimes.org  - Jun 29, 2007
BIDDEFORD, Maine, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Correct Building Products LLC, via its wholly owned subsidiary Tendura Marketing LLC, announced today the acquisition of Tendura Corporation, combining the leading manufacturer of polypropylene-based composite decking with the leading marketer of low- maintenance composite tongue-and-groove porch flooring...
Fastenator™ Hidden Fastener System Reduces Installation Time and Improves Aesthetics
Earthtimes.org  - Jun 29, 2007
Correct Building Productsr, the manufacturer of CorrectDeckr composite decking and railing systems, offers the Fastenator™ Hidden Fastener System, which dramatically reduces installation time for its Channeled Profile decking system and improves aesthetics by eliminating nail or screw holes...

Homeland Security

Keyspan Adds To Fears Along Gas Pipe
Queens Tribune, NY  - Jun 30, 2007
Since the Tribune first reported the story in its May 10 issue, Keyspan has formulated a plan to secure the pipe by building a fence around it. As of Tuesday, not only was there no additional security around the pipe, a 10-foot gash in the fence...

Agriculture and Fencing

Iowa law can force farmers to keep their bovines bordered
Muscatine Journal, IA  - Jun 29, 2007
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Farmers with a bovine border problem, or other wandering livestock will soon have to shell out some money if they can't keep their errant animals from wandering...

USA Mexico Border Fence

A Fence for Washington?
WUSA 9, DC  - Jun 27, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- As the Senate debates immigration reform, a chamber of commerce in Texas has decided it is time to retaliate. Unhappy with plans for a fence to be built along the United States-Mexican border, the McAllen, Texas Chamber of Commerce has started a tongue- in-cheek campaign to build a fence surrounding Washington, DC instead. ...
US Border Fence Protrudes Into Mexico
Washington Post, DC  - Jun 22, 2007
COLUMBUS, N.M. -- The 1.5-mile barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border was designed to keep cars from illegally crossing into the United States. There's just one problem: It was accidentally built on Mexican soil. Now embarrassed border officials say the mistake could cost the federal government more than $3 million to fix...
Ready or not, border wall construction appears imminent
Brownsville Herald, TX  - Jun 22, 2007
McALLEN - In just 18 months, a significant portion of the Rio Grande Valley will be cut off from the river by the Department of Homeland Security's border wall, designed to control illegal traffic from Mexico. Thus far, protest has been incessant...

Community Issues

Fence plan for C&O canal home derails
Business Gazette, MD  - Jul 3, 2007
Aris Mardirossian's failed plan to erect a wrought-iron fence and remove nut trees at his Potomac riverfront property has shed light on the old adage: Buyer beware...
Fenced Mill Pond would be too ugly
Livingston Daily, MI  - Jul 2, 2007
When I heard that a 2-year-old had fallen into the Brighton Mill Pond, I was shocked. I'm 14 and I've visited the Mill Pond many times since my family moved here when I was about 3. It was always a fun trip - play at the Imagination Station, feed the ducks and walk around the Mill Pond...
Baptists fence Antipedo Cemetery
Georgetown Times, SC  - Jun 28, 2007
Members of Georgetown's First Baptist Church completed a project that has been years in the making Sunday afternoon. Church members and descendants of those buried at the historic Antipedo Baptist Church Cemetery dedicated a new fence that separates the graves from Church Street...

Fence Decorating

Writing on the wall for fence
White Rock Peace Arch News, Canada  - Jul 1, 2007
After more than a decade, the fence party is over. Down to only a few lonely panels, the fence that surrounded the vacant lot next to the Coast Capital Playhouse is all but gone...
1000-foot greeting card Artist's flowers jazz up big brown fence
MLive.com, MI  - Jun 27, 2007
For years, Erica Fink passed by the ho-hum brown fence near her northeast Ann Arbor home that stretches for a thousand feet along Huron Parkway between Nixon and Plymouth roads. Then she had a bright idea...

Local Government Issues

Residential fence regulation questioned
Reedsburg Times Press, WI  - Jun 27, 2007
REEDSBURG-The aesthetic look of a residential fence on North Pine Street prompted discussion at an Ordinance Committee meeting on whether the structure is allowed in the city...
Council could change fence ordinance
Bellevue Leader, NE  - Jul 3, 2007
City Administrator Gary Troutman and planning members are on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to a proposed ordinance amendment. Troutman requested the planning department prepare an amendment concerning the height of fences and hedges in side yards. The change would allow fences in side yards to exceed 4 feet in height ...
Tall fence variances approved
Chesterton Tribune, IN  - Jul 2, 2007
Eight lots in the Olde Towne subdivision won variances Thursday allowing their property owners to build privacy fences up to 6 feet tall, but a misunderstanding led petitioner Vic Roberts Development Inc. to wait until July to seek variances for three additional lots...


Schools and Fences

Security fence bid by primary school
York Press, UK  - Jul 2, 2007
PLANS to boost security at a York primary school have been drawn up. Burton Green Primary School, in Clifton, has submitted a planning application to City of York Council to improve the security fencing around the school grounds...
Funds for play area fencing get the nod
NW Evening Mail, UK  - Jul 2, 2007
So far the residents have managed to raise £1600 and have also gained planning permission for the fence. A bid for funding from the lottery has been ...

Pool Safety

Pool, spa rules take effect today
Bellingham Herald, WA  - Jul 1, 2007
New state safety rules for residential pools and spas go into effect today, but they will have little effect on most people. One change will actually reduce the fence height required around a pool...

Fence Exhibit

Excitement spikes with fence exhibit
Denver Post, CO  - Jun 27, 2007
Whether it is barbed wire, white picket, post rock, split rail, electric wire or patio privacy fence, America's fascination with fences is evident along any ...
Fence history exhibit opens in West Blocton
AL.com, AL  - Jun 27, 2007
AP) - Barbed wire and picket fences are more than barriers of steel or wood. They are the saga of the nation's settlement - of laborers who set posts, ...

International Border Fencing

India taking on huge task of building a fence on Bangladesh border
Albuquerque Tribune, NM  - Jun 29, 2007
India has become enamored with fences in recent years. First it started closing off much of its border with Pakistan, trying to stop incursions by Muslim ...


Weird News

A new chapter in ticket lore violation
Canoe, Canada - Jul 3, 2007
OTTAWA (Sun Media) - Local OPP officers threw the book at a pair of drivers who were allegedly reading instead of watching the road on Canada's busiest highway this past weekend....

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