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Industry News

HySecurity Slide Gate Operators "Preferred" for Department of Defense
Press Release Kent WA-   Mar 16, 2007
HySecurity's hydraulic slide gate operators were given a boost by a DOD document recommending the use of hydraulic slide gate operators for "automating sliding gates at restricted areas"...
Press Release CA - Mar 15, 2007
ORANGE, Calif., March 15, 2007 - Master Halco, Inc., the world's leading distributor and manufacturer of perimeter security and fencing announces a new SecureLight product through its partnership with SOL Inc, Palm City, FL. ...
Jewett-Cameron Announces New National Home Center Orders Businesswire, OR - Mar 20, 2007
...This product is easily adaptable to either existing or new wood gates and answers contractor and homeowners' needs for simple, attractive and strong wood gate systems...
Zareba Gets Contract for Fence System
Press Release, MN - Mar 15, 2007
Zareba Systems Inc., a maker of electronic perimeter fence systems, on Thursday said it received an order for a system at a water treatment facility in Southern California...
Parmak introduces new fence charger models
High Plains Journal, KS - Mar 13, 2007
Parker McCrory Manufacturing Co., the world's oldest name and largest selling brand of electric fence chargers, announced the introduction of their new models of electric fence chargers for 2007...
Lucedale Forest Products Inc. Initiates Construction of GreenShield(TM) Composite Fence Post Facility
MacReport (press release), NY  - Mar 15, 2007
Greenstone Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSHG) announced today that Lucedale Forest Products Inc., a wooden pole manufacturer of Lucedale, Mississippi has committed to construct a treatment facility to produce composite wood fence posts ...

Decking Industry News

More Than 80 Percent of Homeowners Looking For New, High Performance Building Materials
PR Newswire, NY - Mar 16, 2007
For decking upgrades, the majority of homeowners are looking for low maintenance, durable alternatives to wood. Survey participants ranked the following features as most important in decking materials: boards that won't warp; excellent slip resistance; warranty of 25 years ...

Local Government Issues

Legal issues prevent officials from addressing fence on bluff
San Diego Union Tribune, CA  - Mar 16, 2007
Gazing at the ocean just isn't the same through a chain-link fence. The viewpoint atop the bluff at the foot of Midway Street in the Bird Rock neighborhood of La Jolla is quiet,...
Officials: Narrows Fence Is Working
Wheeling News Register, WV - Mar 15, 2007
GLEN DALE - Flexible fencing along a portion of W.Va. 2 known as the Narrows did just what it was supposed to earlier this week - it kept rocks from hitting motorists...
Barbed wire controversy
Mail Tribune, OR  - Mar 19, 2007
Medford resident Sheldon Chambers says he was glad to finally find a solution to keep vandals away from his north Medford property - by topping his 8-foot fence with barbed wire - but is frustrated that the city is threatening to force him to remove it...
South Tyneside Today, UK  - Mar 17, 2007
FENCE surrounding a community centre games area is being raised amid problems of anti-social behaviour. South Tyneside Council is raising the height at All Saints Community Centre to 4m to alleviate problems ...

Community Issues

Rail trail fence will be 'ugly,' some say
Kennebec Journal, ME  - Mar 16, 2007
HALLOWELL -- Sticking a 51/2-foot-tall black vinyl, chain-link fence mounted on a concrete wall in the historic district doesn't set well with some. The fence is part of the final phase of the rail trail on the south end of town along U.S. Route 201...
Fence installed to deter yob at The Croft
Stamford Mercury, UK  - Mar 16, 2007
A fence has been built across the front entrance to the Croft in a bid to stop vandals gaining entry. Peacock construction built the fence on Monday after owners, the Cook family, asked for help to beat growing anti-social behaviour problems at the North ...
De-Fencing the Beach
East Hampton Star, NY - Mar 15, 2007
A friend from Washington State wrote some time ago to ask why just about every photograph he has seen of an East Coast ocean beach has a fence along the dune. To those of us who live here, the snow fences that line the beach are so commonplace as to fade into invisibility. They are supposed to help prevent erosion,...

Pool Safety

Pools: Building a backyard paradise
Poughkeepsie Journal, NY - Mar 16, 2007
In-ground pools must be enclosed with a fence that has a self-locking gate and equipped with an alarm when not in use, per New York state building codes. Scott McDonald, general manager of Mid-Hudson Fence in Wappingers Falls, said when deciding on how to fence your pool, think safety first...

Fence Contractors in the News

New gate closes the book on fence issue
St. Petersburg Times, FL  - Mar 15, 2007
USA Fence vice president Jerry Wood said your husband planned to install a used electric gate operator. Under those circumstances, it is standard procedure not to install the rail, because in order to get proper operation, the placement of the rail is dictated by the type of electric gate operator and the type and size of the gate itself....
Fremont Fence to Sponsor Fremont Dirt Trucks
WhoWon.com, NE  - Mar 14, 2007
The Clark family and Fremont Fence have been tremendous supporters of Fremont Speedway and we really appreciate their backing of our exciting and entertaining dirt truck division," said Fremont Speedway Promote...

Fences and Neighbors

Will fence make auto shop good neighbor?
Daily Press, VA  - Mar 16, 2007
The zoning was changed to residential in 1985 during the county's comprehensive plan update. With a requirement that the Halls build an eight-foot fence and have a 35-foot landscaped buffer, Hamilton said, "It's actually going to look nice around the ...
Lions fence doesn't please neighbors
Del Rio News-Herald  - Mar 19, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Nieves Flores want the San Felipe Lions Club to move a fence the club has built, but Lions Club members say they want the city to help pay to have that fence moved since the city issued the club a permit to build the fence in the first place...

Fencing and Airports

Elk no longer spotted on runway
Appalachian News-Express, KY  - Mar 20, 2007
State and federal officials yesterday confirmed a disbursement of $485,290 for the airport. The money was already spent on a 5-mile long fence that surrounds the entire perimeter of the property, with a total price tag of about $600,000 ...

Between Fences Traveling Exhibit

Between Fences traveling exhibit opens Friday
KC Community News, KS - Mar 14, 2007
TWhether it is barbed wire, white picket, post rock, split rail, electric wire or a wooden privacy fence, Americans' uses of fences are visible along highways, county gravel roads and city streets. Fences aren't always literal...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Church Groups Walk Along US-Mexico Border to Protest Fences
Christian Post  - Mar 19, 2007
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) - Church groups led marches along both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to protest the use of fences to stop migrants ...

Fences and Animals

Toad fence proves effective
ABC Online, Australia  - Mar 18, 2007
The march of cane toads into Western Australia is being halted at the Northern Territory border by a simple fence...
Fences cut, 35 elk escape Sisters ranch
Bend Weekly, OR  - Mar 15, 2007
SISTERS, Ore. - A total of 35 elk escaped from a private elk ranch in Sisters, Oregon Wednesday morning through fences that Oregon State Police (OSP) have determined were deliberately cut...



India completes fencing on border with Bangladesh
Associated Press of Pakistan, Pakistan  - Mar 20, 2007
NEW DELHI, March 20 (APP): India has so far completed 2477.59 kms of fencing on its border with Bangladesh...
Fencing of Pak-Afghan border would strain Islamabad-Kabul relations, says Afghan FM
PakTribune.com, Pakistan  - Mar 17, 2007
KABUL: Fencing of Pak-Afghan border would strain Pak-Afghan relations, said Afghan Foreign Minister Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta by adding that Afghanistan government will never accept it...

Weird News

Airline apologizes to urinating passenger
Canoe - Mar 19, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - SkyWest Airlines apologized to a passenger who said he wasn't allowed to use the restroom during a one-hour flight and ended up urinating in an air-sickness bag. ...

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