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Industry News

Linear Introduces Upgraded Versions of Its Popular AK Family Series of Access Entry Keypads
Business Wire (press release), CA  - Nov 5, 2007
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Linear LLC, an innovator in the access control security market, has updated its most popular stand-alone keypad models by adding new programming features. The AK-11, AK-21W and AK-31 are being introduced to replace the AK-1, AK-2W and AK-3...
3Q Loss for Deck and Fence Maker Trex
Houston Chronicle, TX  - Nov 5, 2007
WINCHESTER, Va. - Trex Co. Inc., which makes decking, railing and fencing products, said Tuesday it swung to a loss in its third quarter due mainly to a large reserve for replacing defective decking material manufactured at one of its plants...
7000+ Chemical Plants to Spend Hundreds of Millions on Regulatory Compliance
PR-USA.net (press release),  - Nov 5, 2007
Homeland Security's new Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) demand widespread hardening of chemical facilities. In April 2007, experts projected only about 10,000 chemical plants would need to submit to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Top Screen in 2007. As of October 1, 2007, a staggering 40,000+ plants have submitted Top Screens for review....

Pool Safety

Fencing new home pools on four sides urged to protect tots
Toronto Star, Canada  - Nov 5, 2007
All backyard pools installed from here on should be fenced on all four sides for safety, a city council committee is recommending. Current rules require fencing on three sides with the house forming the fourth side. ...

Fences and Wildlife

Deer Fence to Stay at Shyamalan's Estate
The Associated Press - Nov 3, 2007
(AP) - M. Night Shyamalan can keep an 8-foot tall deer fence around his estate in a Philadelphia suburb, a judge ruled. Chester County Judge Robert J ...
Fencing in deer raises troubling questions
Savannah Morning News, GA  - Nov 3, 2007
(What prompted it is the fact that fences - high fences - are being erected on private lands throughout the state for the express purpose of confining wild animals, in particular, deer. It is legal, I am told, if the area fenced is more than 640 contiguous acres. No permits are needed; no registration is required...

Local Government Issues

Underpass safety prompts iron fence solution
Canoe.ca (subscription), Canada - Nov 2, 2007
Rideau-Vanier Coun. Georges Bedard wants the city to build an iron fence to increase safety at the Rideau St. and Colonel By pedestrian underpass. The $25,000 fence wouldn't impede those who use the underpass as a quick route below the busy streets ...
ARB approves two new fences for Washington
TimesCommunity.com, VA  - Nov 4, 2007
The Gay Street Inn, a bed and breakfast on Gay Street in Washington, received approval from the town architectural review board to erect a fence on its property bordering the Washington Baptist Church...

Fences and History

How the Tippecanoe Battlefield was honored, protected
Journal and Courier, IN - Nov 4, 2007
The iron fence had to be built. After the Battle on Nov. 7, 1811, the scuffed up land lay unprotected for 25 years. Curious sightseers were pocketing bullets, arrowheads, knives, pottery and other souvenirs. Some carried away, or even dug up, bones of the dead. The remains had been hastily buried after the Battle ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Barrels of business
Columbus Dispatch, OH  - Nov 4, 2007
The Peterson brothers' father, Paul Peterson, founded the company in 1932 as a guardrail-construction business after he learned of a need for guardrails along Ohio roadways. In the 1950s, the elder Peterson ventured into fence construction, both commercial and residential....
Canine Fence Co. seeking to save historic Wilton barn for office use
Wilton Bulletin, CT  - Oct 30, 2007
The Canine Fence Co. at 493 Danbury Road is seeking to save a historic barn from demolition by moving the barn from a location on Cannon Road to the firm's ...

Fences and Neighbors

Detroit Fence Dispute
WXYZ, MI  - Nov 4, 2007
An elderly lady says she's been calling the city of Detroit to get a neighbor's illegal fence moved. But after six long years of asking for help - she finally decided to call the investigators...
Ghastly fence built to isolate: Resident
Hawke's Bay Today, New Zealand - Nov 2, 2007
Napier is now the proud owner of its own Berlin Wall according to a Tamatea resident who says a fence around the Parklands Estate subdivision is ugly and divides the community...
Good front-yard fences make bad neighbors
Oct 31, 2007 - Chicago Tribune, IL
Several commenters on the message boards have remarked on this aside and my dad (whose front yard is fenced in) raised his eyebrows in an e-mail. I didn't have my parents' leafy property in mind when I wrote this so much as I did Chicago neighborhoods that are blighted-- yes! -- by fences that go right up to the sidewalk in front of many homes...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Rancher sees benefit from a fence
Middle East North Africa Financial Network, Jordan - Nov 4, 2007
BISBEE - Richard Hodges was driving his Jeep along International Road after 8 p.m. one night this past summer when he noticed an opening in the barbed wire fence along one side of his property...


Community Issues

Dog-eared fence snags unwary canines
Oct 31, 2007 - Toronto Star, Canada
STATUS: There didn't seem to be much point in calling Fletcher, so we tried Sandy Straw, who's in charge of parks in that area. We're hoping Straw will call us back and get rid of the fence, or replace it with safer plastic fencing...
'Eyesore' fence pulled down by council staff
Oct 31, 2007 - Peterborough Evening Telegraph, UK
POLICE, social workers, planning officers and maintenance staff descended on a pensioner's home to resolve a long-running wrangle over a garden fence. ...

Fences in the Courts

Couple sues to stop village from erecting fence
Oct 31, 2007 - Canton Repository (subscription), OH
CANTON A Hartville couple has taken the village to court in a dispute over erecting a fence. The village wants a 6-foot-high fence to surround a sewer lift station in the backyard of Joseph and Bernice...



Europe, US firms vie for Saudi-Iraq fence deal
Reuters - Oct 31, 2007
DUBAI, Oct 31 (Reuters) - European firms EADS (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) and Thales (TCPF.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) and U.S-based Raytheon Co (RTN.N: Quote, Profile, Research) are among bidders for a contract to build a border fence shielding Saudi Arabia from Iraq,...
Fence planned between Saudi Arabia and Iraq
Iraq Development Program, UK - Nov 2, 2007
Two European companies - EADS and Talice - and the American company Raytheon are among the organisations that recently submitted offers to build a border fence between Saudi Arabia and Iraq. ...

Weird News

Boy finds woolly mammoth tooth
Canoe, Canada - Nov 6, 2007
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - Gary Kidd had a pretty good idea that what his 3-year-old grandson had found was no rock, but the tooth of a woolly mammoth. That's because he had found one himself nine years ago...

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