Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe March 27, 2007  
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Industry News

NEW Fence Industry Website Launched by Tanner Bolt & Nut Corp!
Brooklyn (press release) NY - Mar 22, 2007
Tanner Bolt & Nut Corp. has launched a new website www.tannerfence.com, designed for the fence industry contractor. It is packed with new products, information on proper hardware usage and offers a problem/solution segment...
Roberts Roofing and Siding Wins Big in CertainTeed® Panorama™ Picture Perfect Contest
Valley Forge (press release) PA - Mar 26, 2007
Roberts Roofing and Siding of Lockport, New York is being honored with CertainTeed Corporation's Panorama™ Picture Perfect Award. The Picture Perfect Award salutes builders, contractors and remodelers who create outstanding projects using a Panorama Composite Railing System...
Fence Fabric is Putting a Better Face on the Fence Industry
Tarzana, (press release) CA - Mar 20, 2007
Tarzana, California - March 20, 2007 - With the launch of its new product line, Fence Fabric is putting a better face on the fence industry. Fence Fabric combines beautiful, high-resolution images with extremely durable outdoor materials and UV-resistant inks....

Decking Industry News

BuildDirect Announces Novel New Wood Decking, Composite Decking, and Aluminum Railing Products for Spring
PR Web (press release), WA - Mar 23, 2007
BuildDirect, the world's leading online wholesaler, is launching three new lines of decking just as outdoor projects once again become top of mind. The products including: IPE Deck solid ipe decking, Rever composite decking, Kontiki decking tiles and decking planks and Lang aluminum railings and railing accessories, enhance the company's current decking options...
Buildernews Magazine  - Mar 20, 2007
With more than 4 billion board feet on the market, wood is still the major player when it comes to decks and deck railings, but it's got plenty of competition these days....

Fence Companies in the News

Fence Company Execs May Get Prison Hiring Illegal Workers
NBC Sandiego.com, CA  - Mar 26, 2007
SAN DIEGO -- The founder of a Southern California fence-building company is due in federal court in San Diego this week to be sentenced for hiring illegal immigrants ...
Metro Atlanta Fence Company Makes the Move to Innovative Fencing Material
emediawire, GA - Mar 26, 2007
Kennesaw, GA (PRWeb) March 25, 2007 -- First Fence of Georgia (1stfence.com), a leading fence company located in metro Atlanta, announced today that they are one of the first fence companies in north Georgia to offer ProWood Micro pressure treated fencing materials...
Vinyl firm slides down Santa's Best chimney
Press of Atlantic City, NJ  - Mar 27, 2007
HomeLand Vinyl makes a variety of vinyl fences, rails and decks, including Gorilla Deck, an easy-installation, waterproof decking material popular with ...

Building News

Builder Confidence Slips In March
BuildingOnline, CA  - Mar 21, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Builder confidence in the market for new single-family homes receded in March, largely on concerns about deepening problems in the subprime ...
Buildersnews, CA  - Mar 21, 2007
This ain't your mama's backyard! Today Patio-Daddy-o's are spending megabucks to extend their living quarters into Mother Nature. And according to experts, there's gold in them thar hills ...

Local Government Issues

City installs new fence at Putnam Hill Park
Zanesville Times Recorder, OH  - Mar 23, 2007
Sims said thefts of fencing have been a problem since last fall, and the replacement and repair project was stalled until recently due to winter weather...
Fence renewal works completed at Turnford Brook
Broxbourne Borough Council (press release), UK  - Mar 26, 2007
As part of a programme of maintenance works to main river water courses in the Borough, Broxbourne Council, in conjunction with the Environment Agency, has undertaken fence renewal works at Turnford Brook. ...
AA to push for overbridge fencing
TVNZ, New Zealand  - Mar 24, 2007
Lambourne says Transit figures show 56 objects have been thrown from 28 overbridges in the past two years. He says statistics show the bridges most in need of fencing are those over the southern motorway, where most of the trouble happens ...
'Tolkein' style gates for tower
Malvern Gazette, UK - Mar 23, 2007
A PLAN for ornamental gates at the base of the Clock Tower in North Malvern Road has been approved by the district council's southern area development ...
Fences stretching out this week
Santa Cruz Sentinel, CA - Mar 25, 2007
Work crews will begin extending property fences to the corresponding sound walls from Market Street to Morrissey Boulevard this week and will continue for the next three to four weeks, weather permitting...

Community Issues

Towson Run, Millennium fence provokes outrage from residents
Towerlight, MD - Mar 26, 2007
Some students are outraged by the parking changes outside Towson Run Apartments and Millennium Hall since the University fenced off a large portion of the ...
Kingston Recreation Center getting $150000 makeover
The Citizen's Voice, PA  - Mar 26, 2007
That bid for the fence was awarded at the March 19 council meeting. Rutkowski Fencing of West Wyoming will install the 16-foot fence for around $25000, Keating said. Slated to go out for bid this week is the Kingston Pool Rehabilitation Project, ...
Residents question safety of fence around tower
Ft. Washington Montgomery Newspapers, PA  - Mar 23, 2007
At the January meeting of the township's Community Development and Public Works Committee, Barrett Road resident Tony Del Sordo urged the board of commissioners to install a required 8-foot fence to surround the tower for safety's sake...

Fence Plowing

Long Island Couple Captures Fence Plowing On Video Tape
myfoxny.com, NY  - Mar 26, 2007
Westbury, Long Island -- A Westbury couple have video of a guy running through their fence - in what police say is the latest X-treme sport - called fence plowing. However property owners call it vandalism. Teen-agers bashing through fences is costing ...

Fences and Animals

Fence helping boost bilby survival
ABC Online, Australia - Mar 26, 2007
He says a special enclosure, the bilby fence in western Queensland is having a positive effect. "We did get a bit of rain last year and Peter was able to - the other half of the bilby brothers - was able to release bilbies inside and a couple of ...
Fence at learning center to cut flea infestation
Corpus Christi Caller Times, TX  - Mar 23, 2007
CCISD will erect a fence to keep stray animals out of the Student Learning and Guidance Center in hopes of eliminating future flea infestations, said district spokeswoman Lorette Winters...

DIY - Consumers

Living fences are a more interesting way to get privacy
Daily Press, VA - Mar 25, 2007
There's nothing more boring or lifeless than manmade fence - especially when it's so easy and beneficial to create a "living fence." Whenever readers ask me for ideas about privacy or noise screening, I suggest they put in plants - not fence ...

Community Fence Projects

Ducks Unlimited announces water, fencing programs
High Plains Journal, KS  - Mar 26, 2007
Ducks Unlimited has announced a new program to cost-share water and fencing projects with North Dakota ranchers on expiring CRP acres. Under the Grassland Partnership Program, DU will provide 50 percent of the cost, up to $3,500, for various water projects and up to $2,000 per mile for new fencing...
Sand Springs Pipe Rail Fence Project completed
Reno Gazette Journal, NV - Mar 23, 2007
The volunteers and NDOW constructed five tanks and pipe rail fences in the area which will provide water to wildlife, including the state's official animal, Nevada Bighorn Sheep, when it may otherwise be in scarce supply ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fierce fence row erupts
Suffolk Evening Star, UK  - Mar 24, 2007
A campaign spokesman said: "We want this fence taken down and for all work to be suspended immediately. "The pathways have been seriously compromised by tractors to erect what we consider to be unwelcome fencing. "In some places the ground is sloping ...



Heras Delta Modular gate installed at Update Fencing's depot
Infolink Architecture & Building, Australia - Mar 23, 2007
Magnetic Automation in Perth, Western Australia was approached by Update Fencing from Alice Springs, Northern Territory to provide a solution for the installation of a perimeter slide gate for the Muti Tribal Community Ranges Depot, situated near Uluru ...
Library theft highlights urgent need for fencing
The National, Papua New Guinea - Mar 26, 2007
The building is so easily broken into because there is no security fencing around it," Mr Philemon said. He said last year, Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare personally pledged support for the construction of a security fence around both the National ...

Weird News

Thai zoo officials trying to turn panda onto porn
Canoe - Mar 27, 2007
CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) - Chuang Chuang the panda has been spending his days in front of a television watching panda porn. Authorities at the Chiang Mai Zoo in northern Thailand hope the images will encourage him to mate with his partner, Lin Hui...

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