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Industry News

Fence Industry Suppliers Team Up to Help California Fire Victim
SDA Press Release, CA - Nov 13, 2007
Lauraann Volk of Hurricane & Poway Fence Company suffered both a personal and a professional tragedy when a firestorm swept through her Ramona, California home in October...
Zareba Systems Announces First Quarter Financial Results
Business Wire (press release), CA - Nov 13, 2007
"Looking forward at the remainder of our fiscal year, we continue to be optimistic about the continued market penetration of our newer security and automatic gate opener products, while cautious about the potential impact on sales and certain product costs...
ASTM introduces perimeter barriers testing standard
Continuity Central (press release), UK - Nov 8, 2007
ASTM International Committee F12 on Security Systems and Equipment has approved a new standard, F 2656, Test Method for Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers. The new test method, developed by Subcommittee F12.10 on Systems, Products and Services, provides a range of vehicle impact conditions....
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces B&B ARMR Corporation to Provide Anti-Terrorist Barrier Systems to United States Navy
Business Wire (press release), CA - Nov 9, 2007
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:IZZI) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, B&B ARMR Corporation, has received a major order for high security portable anti-terrorist barrier systems for ultimate delivery to a U.S. Naval Facility....

Decking Industry News

CertainTeed Corporation Receives Third-Party Safety Designation for its Panorama™ Composite Railing System
Press Release), PA - Nov 8, 2007
(Valley Forge, Pennsylvania) - CertainTeed® Panorama™ Composite Railing System, in Colonial White, is now listed with a Code Compliant Research Report (CCRR) for meeting the Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI) safety standards as designated in report number CCRR-0115...
CPG Posts Record Results
Earthtimes (press release), PA - Nov 9, 2007
SCRANTON, Pa., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- CPG International Inc. (CPG) a leading manufacturer of premium, branded, low maintenance building products for both residential and commercial markets today announced third quarter 2007 financial results. CPG's products include AZEK Trim, AZEK Deck and AZEK Mouldings...

Local Government Issues

Off-Road Facility following fencing requirements despite mess
Kawartha Media Group, Canada - Nov 12, 2007
It may be noisy, it may be dirty, but the Burnt River Off-Road Facility is also in compliance with the City of Kawartha Lakes' fencing requirements...
Residents ask county to legislate horse fence
Nevada Appeal, NV  - Nov 9, 2007
Johnson said he also supports a fencing ordinance to protect the horses. "Trash containers are an attractive nuisance with respect to bears and lawns are an ...
Springfield to consider zoning amendment that will regulate fence
Savannah Morning News, GA  - Nov 12, 2007
SPRINGFIELD - Good fences don't always make good neighbors. Sometimes they pose risks to public safety. Such risks are the inspiration for an amendment to ...
Board sets deadline to resolve dispute
Daily News Transcript, MA  - Nov 9, 2007
She highlighted the substitution of a chain-link fence for a stockade fence, the height of the fence that bordered her property, and the lack of vegetation ...
Fence May Be In Dodona's Backyard
Leesburg Today, VA  - Nov 8, 2007
The George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor may have a fence in its future after all. Meetings during the last week among Dodona board members, attorney representative Bob Sevila and town zoning administrator ...

The Art of Fences

Beulah all about fences these days
Bismarck Tribune, ND - Nov 11, 2007
BEULAH - An imaginary fence can be as hard to cross as one of concrete and barbed wire. The first kind kept Beulah and Hazen apart for years, not feuding exactly, but fussing and competing when cooperation might have served them better, an attitude that's developing in these softer times...
Hilltop Gallery set to feature 'FENCES' pics
Nogales International, AZ  - Nov 9, 2007
Local photographers have accepted the challenge to record the lines, fences, gates, boundaries and gateways that mark the lives and land of the West. The Hilltop Gallery will have an opening reception Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. for "FENCES."...

Fence Contractors in the News

Huachuca City plans to create town flag; council OKs fence contract
Sierra Vista Herald, AZ  - Nov 9, 2007
The council approved a contract with Stan's Fence Co., who submitted the lowest bid at $32376. About 2200 feet of fencing will enclose Camp Naco at the ...

Community Issues

Leawood to install fence along portion of Ironhorse Golf Course
Kansas City Star, MO  - Nov 9, 2007
The city has had a plan in place to phase perimeter fencing in around the course for the past five years, although this section of the course was not ...
Proposed fence upsets some residents
KC Community News, KS  - Nov 9, 2007
Phased-in fencing started in 1999. The council agreed 4-3 to spend $38565 on the perimeter fence along the 12th and 13th fairways, behind the 12th green ...
Police build kilometre-long toolie-proof fence
NEWS.com.au, Australia  - Nov 10, 2007
A HUGE wire fence - one kilometre long and 1.8 metres high - will be erected at Surfers Paradise beach to stop older gatecrashers from preying on Year 12 students at Schoolies Week...
A fence they got all wrong
WTOL, OH - Nov 9, 2007
We're talking about a fence on the 3700 block of Leybourn in west Toledo. Residents there say the fence looks so bad they want it out ...


USA Mexico Minuteman Fence

Minuteman's high-tech border barrier called 'a cow fence'
CNN.com  - Nov 7, 2007
It was not just any fence; it was to be 2000 miles of state-of-the-art fencing at a cost of $55 million. Simcox described it as "our high-tech...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence: Texas homes in planned path
El Paso Times, TX  - Nov 11, 2007
Department of Homeland Security executives forgot one important element in planning their controversial border fence -- checking the map of South Texas...
Border Fence Loses Funding: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Speaks Out
KDBC, TX  - Nov 11, 2007
It's money that's needed to fund the 700 mile fencing project along the border. The issue has haunted lawmakers for the past 30 years...
Fence may push Texas towns along river into no-man's-land
Seattle Times, WA  - Nov 9, 2007
The plans call for about 330 miles of virtual fences - cameras, underground sensors, radar and other technology - and 370 miles of real fences...

Fences and Animals

Boar Invade Berlin, Bringing Fences Back to Cold War Barrier
Bloomberg  - Nov 13, 2007
Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Clemens von Saldern just erected an electric fence on the site of the Berlin Wall. The organic food distributor isn't rebuilding the Iron Curtain -- he's trying to stop wild boar from tearing up his garden...
Predator Proof Fence Proposed for Ka'ena Pt.
KHON2, HI  - Nov 9, 2007
Conservationists are pushing for the construction of predator proof fencing along Ka'ena point that would protect nesting seabirds. ...
Fences to restrict elk, expose herd to predators
Rocky Mountain Outlook, Canada  - Nov 9, 2007
Just as the birth control option hasn't been ruled out, I'm assuming that possible installation of strategic fencing hasn't been ruled out, ...
Bacchanalia confined: Plastic fencing promises better crop for ...
Columbia Missourian, MO - Nov 9, 2007
He will be installing an 8-foot tall deer fence around some of his vines in hopes of keeping critters away next year. "They're just trying to live," Puchta ...
All electrified fences to be completed by 2010
Ceylon Daily News, Sri Lanka  - Nov 10, 2007
All electrified fences proposed to be erected in areas vulnerable to wild elephant infiltration will be completed by end of 2010...

Schools and Fences

Cal erects second fence
Inside Bay Area, CA  - Nov 9, 2007
BERKELEY - The University of California, Berkeley, on Thursday put up a second chain-link fence outside a grove where a group of people have been living for almost a year. The small group has lived in the trees since Dec. 2 in protest against the university's plans to raze the grove to build a $125 million sports training center on the site...
EDITORIAL: New Fence, New Story
Daily Californian, CA  - Nov 9, 2007
Although at first it seems ridiculous, the university's decision to erect another fence is actually a prudent choice. It's deja vu at the oak grove....

Pool Safety

Pool fence makes sense
Toronto Star, Canada  - Nov 9, 2007
All municipalities should enact and enforce four-sided fencing bylaws for homes with pools. Research shows that four-sided fencing that completely separates ...


Weird News

Couple wins casino jackpot and lottery in same night
Canoe, Canada - Nov 12, 2007
TORONTO - Luck struck twice for a couple from Caledon, Ont., in just one hour after they won a casino jackpot then a lottery jackpot...

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