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Blog -  Fence Contractors and the Internet

70% of the United States is using the internet. 70% ! Even if your not using the internet much, rest assured, your customers are.

3/6/07    Rate It! - Customer Reviews in Yahoo
One thing most local searches have is an area for customer feedback about a particular listing. I did a quick search in various zip codes around the country for various fence companies and was amazed at how few companies had any rating at all... Fence Contractor and the Internet Blog

Industry News

Folding Gates feature heavy-duty construction.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release), NY - Mar 5, 2007
Manufacturer of aluminum security gates & electric gate operator systems. Aluminum security gates ... more. Manufacturer of steel & aluminum rolling door ...
Packaging design compliments product success
Jobwerx, WA - Mar 3, 2007
An easy pouring packaging container dispenses a special fence treatment spray with a sturdy and robust appearance in keeping with a product developed for ...

Homeland Security

Protecting Your Plant From Attack
Manufacturing.net, NJ - Mar 5, 2007
The 60 Minutes report showed how easy it would be to walk through an unlocked gate or drive a truck through a fence to cause a large-scale chemical release, ...
Blaine couple told backyard fence is too close to Canada
KNDO/KNDU, WA - Mar 2, 2007
BLAINE, Wash. A Blaine couple who built a four-foot retaining wall in their back yard have been told to take it down or risk an international incident. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

A-Fence Taken At HANH Contract
New Haven Independent, CT - Feb 28, 2007
...the second-lowest bidder and was not awarded a contract to replace 6,000 feet of fencing at the Brookside housing project. Hot under the collar at Tuesday's public meeting of the housing authority's Board of Commissioners, Derrico let them know why he thought "the lowest responsible bidder" wasn't all that responsible at all...
Neighbors Rally Behind Man Paralyzed In Dirt Bike Crash
WTKR Your NewsChannel 3, VA - Mar 5, 2007
Now Hamilton Fence in Chesapeake is going to take over. David and Juliana just moved into the neighborhood last summer. Even though they're building fences, ...

Schools and Fences

School tightens up security measures
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph, UK - Mar 5, 2007
Anti-climb paint, making it hard for people to climb over fencing, has been used at Hardwick Infants School in Wellingborough and security fencing was put ...

Local Government Issues

Area city pays homeowners for fences broken by snowplows
9NEWS.com, CO - Mar 3, 2007
GREELEY (AP) - More than 30 residents in Greeley have filed claims against the city for snowplows knocking down their fences. ...
City hopes wire will stop vandals
Attleboro Sun Chronicle, MA - Mar 1, 2007
Parks Superintendent Sonny Almeida said the wire was installed along a 25-foot section of fence at the park because it's been destroyed numerous times over ...
Fencing plan is approved
Ledbury Reporter, UK - Mar 2, 2007
The car park will be used for storage, and will be surrounded by a 2m high fence. One reason for the fencing is to boost security at the site, ...
ENVIRONMENT: DEC calls for fence on State Road clean-up site
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, NY - Mar 1, 2007
"I don't see many trees in there, so I don't see a big, ugly fence being a better solution," he said. The DEC projects the cost of covering and fencing the ...

Local Government Ordinances

Public hearing set for 7 pm on fence standards
Coldwater Daily Reporter, MI - Mar 5, 2007
...The most controversial provision would ban all chain-link fences in front yards in the city. Inclusion in the proposed ordinance passed during the February meeting by only a 5-4 vote...

Community Issues

Safety fence to remain around post office
Dundas Star, Canada - Mar 2, 2007
Canada Post will not remove fencing around the 94-year-old post office building in downtown Dundas, in what a spokesperson described as a safety precaution. ...
Tye fencing victory for campaigners
Sussex Express, UK - Mar 2, 2007
He said the fences would create a sense of division between the public rights of way and common land as well as providing a barrier to to access of the ...
Owner starts fencing off Beltline property
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription), GA - Mar 1, 2007
Instead, the fence wanders off the line and bisects a parking lot. Some intown residents are resigned to the fences. They say fences may be inconvenient, ...
Fences come down in Clifton tussle
Staten Island Advance, NY - Mar 3, 2007
STATEN ISLAND, NY -- Construction workers yesterday removed the fences of eight Lynhurst Avenue back yards in order to install equipment to monitor sound ...
Supes mull fencing off beach
The Eureka Reporter, CA - Mar 5, 2007
In other matters, the board will decide whether to approve the installation of "symbolic fencing" consisting of metal posts and colored ropes in designated ...
Fences go up at Mound
Oxford Mail, UK - Mar 1, 2007
Safety fencing was put up yesterday alongside Oxford's Castle Mound following further landslips on the ancient monument. The first earth movement on the New ...

DIY - Consumers

Privacy fence easy to install
Detroit Free Press, MI - Mar 4, 2007
It might be a good idea to meet your future neighbors and tell them you are planning to install a fence. They may have had a fence in their plans or their house plan may be such that it will provide adequate privacy without a fence.

Fences and Neighbors

Barbed ire: Flap over land turns ranch life prickly
Rocky Mountain News, CO - Mar 3, 2007
The lawsuit was filed, they said, after their neighbor announced his intention to move a fence to claim the tract, although the fence has been the boundary ...
Shyamalan angers neighbours with deer fence
Andhra Cafe, India - Mar 5, 2007
But they cannot do anything about it. A recent law limits new fences to six feet but local zoning officials have ruled that Shyamalan's fence can stay.
M. Night Shyamalan Granted Permission To Keep Deer Fence
Post Chronicle - Mar 2, 2007
Shyamalan upset neighbours in Willistown Township when he put the fence up last November (07) and they complained to local officials, stating it looked ...
Sheriff's deputy injured by senior citizen during neighborly dispute
KGET 17, CA - Mar 5, 2007
Sheriff– officials say Montgomery and his family were painting the wrong side of the fence when things got out of hand. "They were back there painting our ...
Fence proposed to keep pigs out, dividing neighbors
WBBH, FL - Feb 28, 2007
The idea is to build a fence that will keep the pigs out of the neighborhood. But the fence won't be cheap. Officials with the Cross Creek Estates ...

Fencing and Railroads

Broken fence poses railroad risk
Toronto Star, Canada - Mar 2, 2007
A decaying fence between an Ajax nursing home and a busy rail corridor has some people fearing that a wandering resident could end up on the wrong side of ...

Fences and the Law

Class offered on fence law
News-Leader.com, MO - Mar 5, 2007
"Missouri's Complicated Fence Law" is the topic of an interactive television program shown March 19 at Reeds Spring High School. ...
IT''S YOUR FENCE IF IT'S ON YOUR PROPERTY
Upstate House, NY - Mar 5, 2007
When getting a professional survey, in conjunction with a remodeling project, we learned the fence separating us from a neighbor is on our side of the ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

US Border Efforts Fraught With Obstacles
Post Chronicle - Mar 5, 2007
By Staff. Efforts by the US government to appropriately secure the nation's southern border have being hampered by everything from terrain to weather, ...
Costly border fence may fail
El Paso Times, TX - Mar 5, 2007
US officials want to make the 2000-mile southern frontier inhospitable to crossers. But terrain, weather and human ingenuity have been tough on the ...

Historic Fences

100-year-old rock walls serves dual purpose
Harrison Daily Times, AR - Mar 5, 2007
Now we just use steel fence posts, and barbed wire – they're easier to maintain." Waters is not interested in selling his rock fences, which he values for ...
The Lost Art of Wattle Fencing
Washington Post, DC - Feb 28, 2007
Even then, wattle fencing is good for only three or four years in our hot, humid climate. Because the withies are woven horizontally, a fence can be as low ...

Dog Parks

Dogs' playground a possibility in LaGrange
Poughkeepsie Journal, NY - Mar 5, 2007
She also plans to ask fence companies to donate material for the LaGrange dog park. The town board plans to meet Wednesday with those supporting the dog ...
Hamburger Helper grant could buy new fence for dog park
Yarmouthport Register, MA - Feb 28, 2007
"The original wire fencing is held together in places by twine, the gates are sagging and the 4-foot fence is too low, causing fear that some dogs could ...

Fences and Animals

Elk fence plan aired
KONP.COM 1450, WA - Mar 2, 2007
(Sequim) -- A group trying to come up with solutions to corral the Dungeness Elk herd has come up with fencing plans. Yesterday, the committee mapped out a ...

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International

Iran fences border with Pakistan
Persian Journal, Iran - Mar 2, 2007
"The fence is on the Iranian side of the border. We have no problem with that," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam. ...
'Border fencing will stop movement of animals Mizoram'
Zee News, India - Mar 6, 2007
Aizawl, March 06: The proposed 318 km-longfencing along Bangladesh border by the centre would lead to closure of the wildlife corridor in Damapa Tiger Project, wildlife lovers in Mizoram and state environment and forest department officials fear.

Weird News

Body parts mistakenly delivered to Michigan home
Canoe - Mar 3, 2007
CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Two packages containing human body parts – including a liver and a partial head – that were intended for a lab were delivered to a home instead...

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