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Industry News

LMT Mercer Group introduces Adhesive for 2007
Press Release, NJ  - Mar 12, 2007
Lawrenceville, N.J. - LMT Mercer Group, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Vinyl Adhesive for 2007...
Press Release, IL  - Mar 8, 2007
David Rolls, chief executive officer, The Chamberlain Group, Inc., announced that Scott Mordell, executive vice president, will immediately assume the responsibility for directing and overseeing Chamberlain's international business and initiatives. ...
Tumbleweeds tamed by fence cleaner
Bismarck Tribune, ND - Mar 11, 2007
Now that his fences are cleaned out, he doesn't have to worry about more damage, or about busting through the thick prickly weeds to do spring fence work. ...
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces B&B ARMR Corporation
Business Wire (press release), CA  - Mar 13, 2007
ISSI designs, manufactures and distributes warning gates, lane changers, airport and navigational lighting and perimeter security gates and operators....
HK equestrian fence design competition receives over 2000 works
People's Daily Online, China - Mar 12, 2007
Over 2000 entries were submitted to the Jumping Fence Design Competition, according to the organizer the Hong Kong Equestrian Company on Monday...

Decking News

Weyerhaeuser Adds 3 New Colors to ChoiceDek Line for Spring
BuildingOnline, CA  - Mar 7, 2007
FEDERAL WAY, WA -- Weyerhaeuser Company is pleased to announce the addition of three new color options to the Weyerhaeuser ChoiceDek composite decking ...

Schools and Fences

Fence plan at Wroughton school
Gazette & Herald, UK  - Mar 12, 2007
Councillors are to discuss proposals to build a three-metre high fence at a school where a pupil was attacked in January. ...
'Nicely School fence his goal
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA - Mar 9, 2007
There's a fence beside the upper playground area of Nicely Elementary School in Greensburg -- thanks in part to a neighborhood man who has been on a mission...
We shouldn't need to fence kids in
Daily Telegraph, Australia  - Mar 11, 2007
If it was rare, then why has the Government been forced to spend millions of dollars building large steel fences around hundreds of schools...

Dogs and Fences

Building fences to free man's best friend
News 14 Carolina, NC - Mar 11, 2007
"Today we are building our first fence. We've been raising funds to build fences in the community for dogs that are chained," said Amanda Arrington of the ... ...
New Hanover May Make Tethering Dogs Illegal
WWAY NewsChannel 3, NC - Mar 9, 2007
Talking about his yellow lab, Wilmington resident Barry Marlow said, "He'll dig underneath a fence in a heartbeat to go do what he wants to do...

Local Government Permits and Ordinances

"Devil's rope" meets its match
Denver Post, CO  - Mar 12, 2007
Ever since Joseph Glidden patented barbed wire in 1874, the "devil's rope" has been the object of contention: beloved by cattle ranchers but decried by open-range proponents, rustlers, fence-builders (who have to handle the bloody stuff), wildlife lovers and even religious groups. ...
Vote orders clutter-free fences
East Valley Tribune, AZ  - Mar 7, 2007
The biggest change is the requirement that any portion of the chain-link fence visible from the street must include a partially transparent fabric or vinyl ...
Don’t fence me in ‘with chain-link’
WWMT, MI -  - Mar 6, 2007
Coldwater's current fence ordinance only specifies that fences in the front yard can't be more than four feet tall and fences in the backyard can't stand ...
Scottsdale to require screens on most fences at work sites
Arizona Republic, AZ  - Mar 6, 2007
SCOTTSDALE - More construction projects will disappear behind screens after a Scottsdale City Council vote Tuesday to require temporary fencing around most ...

Local Government Issues

Turbine firm accepts fence plan
Times & Star, UK  - Mar 9, 2007
The company has accepted the illegality of its planning application to erect a two metre steel security fence around its entire site, but has agreed to ...
Fence, dock plans face ACC scrutiny
Hot Springs Village Voice, AR  - Mar 6, 2007
Three requests for fences were denied last Thursday by Hot Springs Village Architectural Control Committee. Kimberly Campbell and Chris Hulsey want to keep ...
State uses living snow fences
Billings Gazette, MT  - Mar 11, 2007
Last year, the state planted 1.2 miles of living snow fence, enough to guard 9000 feet of roadway. Sixty-six living snow fences have been planted in Wyoming ...


Community Issues

Nude sunbathing makes a case for taller fences
San Francisco Chronicle, CA  - Mar 11, 2007
She doesn't mind the attention, but I am wondering if I can erect higher fences to stop the neighbors from checking her out? I should mention that we are ...
Tribute to veterans gets fence
Salem Statesman Journal, OR - Mar 12, 2007
State employee Lori Coy often walks along Summer Street NE near her office, and immediately noticed a low, black fence installed around a war memorial ...
PGA Tour considering fence around PGA National for next Honda Classic
Palm Beach Post, FL  - Mar 9, 2007
Daly said Finchem told him the PGA Tour wants to erect fences or barriers on any course where residences might allow fans to have access to the course ...
Fencing falls victim to annexation maintenance transfer
Los Angeles Daily News, CA  - Mar 10, 2007
VALENCIA - If the saying "good fences make good neighbors" is correct, what do bad fences make of neighboring governments? ...

Fencing and Airports

Layered Technology Will Be Key To Boosting Airport Perimeter Security
WebWire (press release), GA - Mar 13, 2007
DUBLIN, Ireland - Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report: World Airport Perimeter Security Markets to their ...
New Kenley Airfield fence plan criticised
Croydon Guardian UK  - Mar 9, 2007
Croydon South MP Richard Ottaway has criticised Ministry of Defence plans to erect a fence around Kenley Airfield. The 1.2m high fence would stop people ...

Fences and Neighbors

Man wrecked neighbours' fence - twice
NW Evening Mail, UK  - Mar 9, 2007
Mr Pye will now not only have to pay damages to replace the fence but promise he will not interfere with his neighbour’s boundaries ...
'Berlin Wall' reduced after dispute
This Is Lancashire, UK  - Mar 9, 2007
A HOUSEHOLDER accused by a neighbour of creating a "Berlin Wall" in his Kearsley back garden has reduced the height of his fencing...

DIY - Consumers

Check your city law before putting up fence
Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS  - Mar 8, 2007
So if you want to fence your front yard, you'll need to check the zoning for the area where you live, the city or county laws pertaining to fences around ...
Decks serve as an outdoor room to home
Mar 12, 2007
Treated lumber is considerably cheaper to use as final decking, though regular maintenance (mostly sealing and staining) is required ...

Homeland Security

Homeland security reaches out to groups
Baltimore Examiner, MD - Mar 12, 2007
Eligible enhancements include closed circuit television systems, lighting and fencing, identification systems and bulletproof and bomb-proof glass...
Dow tightening its security
The Saginaw News, MI  - Mar 11, 2007
"They wish to expand their site fencing and increase their green belt to their outermost property boundaries," Poprave said. "They then will move the fence ...

Historic Fences

History of Port City’s ironwork detailed
Tuscaloosa News (subscription), AL  - Mar 11, 2007
Visitors to Mobile today will admire the ironwork, the iron verandahs, the cemetery fences, the ornate gates, the decorations on front porches ...
Wattle fence rustic, charming
Cincinnati Post, OH  - Mar 9, 2007
Even then, wattle fencing is good for only three or four years in a hot, humid climate. Because the withies are woven horizontally, a fence can be as low or ...
Officials Search For Pieces Of Missing Fence
NBC 4.com, DC  - Mar 9, 2007
WASHINGTON -- District officials hope to retrieve hundreds of pieces missing from a 140-year-old wrought iron fence surrounding a historic military hospital ...

Fences and Bridges

Motorway bridges fenced in for safety
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand  - Mar 9, 2007
Security fences are being erected on Auckland motorway bridges to stop vandals from throwing objects at vehicles. More than 50 objects thrown from bridges ...

Pool Safety

Make pool safety a priority
Orlando Sentinel, FL  - Mar 11, 2007
Pool fences should have self-closing, self-latching gates, in case someone forgets to close and latch when they leave. And all barriers should be latchable ...
Wrightstown approves change to swimming pool regulations
Mar 12, 2007
The Wrightstown Village Board voted March 6 to amend its ordinance regulating private swimming pools in the village. The original ordinance, dating to 1994, required that a home with a backyard pool had to have it enclosed within a fence ...



Israel Plans to Build Fence-Off Wall along Borders with Egypt
International Press Center (press release), Palestinian Territories  - Mar 12, 2007
GAZA, Palestine, March11, 2007 (IPC+ Agencies) - -Israeli defense minister Amir Peretz disclosed that Israeli stands ready to build a fence -off wall along ...

Weird News

Rabbit, bobcat jump into Mo. man's golf cart
Canoe - Mar 12, 2007
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - It's best not to get between a predator and its prey - especially when they're in the passenger seat of your golf cart...

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