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Blog -  Talk Back - Fencing    10/2/07

Possible Scam - Warning Fence Contractors     
I received this email from Kurt, who was approched about shipping fence material to Ghana. Kurt passed this on to me and was curious as to if anyone else has been approached. If not, just be warned about this scam. ...
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Industry News

Zareba Systems Announces 10 Percent Increase in Net Sales and ...
Trading Markets, CA  - Sep 26, 2007
Zareba Systems, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of electronic perimeter fence and security systems for animal and access control...

Decking Industry News

Trex Company Introduces 'Trex Escapes™' Decking
Press Release, VA  - Sep 25, 2007
WINCHESTER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2007--Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TWP) is introducing "Trex Escapes(TM)", the Company's newest, innovative decking product line. Developed with proprietary cellular PVC technology, Trex Escapes provides enhanced stain, mold- and scratch resistance with ultra-low maintenance. Trex Escapes will begin shipping nationally in January in time for 2008 spring and summer outdoor living projects....

USA Mexico Border Fence

US adds 70 miles of border fencing
Los Angeles Times, CA  - Sep 19, 2007
SAN LUIS, Ariz. - The federal government's border fencing effort has accelerated rapidly in recent weeks with barriers rising in towns from California to New Mexico and workers completing the longest stretch of continuous fencing on the U.S.-Mexico frontier...
Mayor threatens suit to block fence
Brownsville Herald, TX - Sep 19, 2007
The Brownsville Herald The mayor is exploring legal options to block construction of a border fence in Brownsville...
Technical, management troubles jeopardizing border 'fence'
USA Today  - Sep 26, 2007
Today's Washington Post reports that the government's "virtual fence" along the Mexican border is being delayed by technical and management troubles/..
CBP: Fence plans could change
Brownsville Herald, TX  - Sep 25, 2007
Some segments of the 70-mile border fence slated for development in the Rio Grande Valley this spring could shorten ...

Community Issues

Tenants Complain Of Prison-Like Fence
WFSB, CT  - Sep 28, 2007
Residents of a New Haven apartment building are complaining that a new fence looks as though it should be surrounding a prison. The resident said the fence ...
New fence will shield inmates from public
Palladium-Item, IN  - Sep 26, 2007
BY PAM THARP LIBERTY, Ind. -- By the end of the week, Union County Jail inmates will be shielded from public view by a new privacy fence...

Local Government Issues

Moon Towers to get $122750 fence
The Register-Mail, IL  - Sep 26, 2007
The Knox County Housing Authority board approved a bid from Classic Gutter Company Inc., Melrose Park, to construct a fence around ...
Moses Lake woman may have to remove fence
Columbia Basin Herald, WA  - Sep 28, 2007
According to a city ordinance, fences are to be no higher than four feet tall in the front yard of a residence, he said. Several other residences within the ...
Fence dispute splits Suffolk village
East Anglian Daily Times, UK  - Sep 28, 2007
A DISPUTE over a post and chain fence which sealed off an ancient path has split a village and could end in legal action against a Suffolk parish council...

Fencing and Railroads

Daley, Metra Disagree On Anti-Vandal Fences
WBBM780, Chicago, IL  - Oct 1, 2007
Mayor Daley says the best way to keep vandals out is to fence railroads in. But Metra officials don't agree. WBBM's Bob Roberts has the story...

Home Owner Associations

$400 fence costs $83000 in homeowners assoc. battle
KTVB, ID  - Sep 26, 2007
REDMOND, Wash. - It started with a homeowners' association trying to enforce its rules, but the battle over color turned quite costly. Marc and Kristina Weiss say the color of the fence facing the street was ...

Fence - Safety Concerns

Town: Impaling validates capped fence spikes
York Daily Record, PA - Oct 1, 2007
Oct 1, 2007 - When Doug Bloomfield, town supervisor for Goshen, N.Y., saw a photo of a man impaled on a fence at the York Fair, he felt vindicated. ...
Protective fences pose danger
Auckland stuff.co.nz, New Zealand  - Sep 26, 2007
His advice comes in the wake of Kaipara College's decision to build an arrow-topped fence around its Helensville campus. "Arrow-topped fences are a disaster waiting to happen - not upon intended parties but upon innocent children who do not recognise danger even when they are faced with one," Mr Maher says...

Fencing and Science

Fencing the Weather
Living on the Earth, MA - Sep 28, 2007
In an attempt to stop the westward spread of crop-consuming wild rabbits, Australia put a fence across an almost 2,000 mile stretch of the outback. The fence didn't stop the rabbits, but it's caused an interesting phenomenon: the weather is different on each side of the fence...

Fence Contractors in the News

Beat the Spring Rush for Custom Fences
Emediawire (press release), WA  - Oct 1, 2007
Kennesaw, GA (PRWEB) September 30, 2007 -- North Georgia's leading provider of custom fences, First Fence of Georgia (1stfence.com), recommends including ...

Fence Thefts

2 charged with stealing fencing from business
Lancaster Newspapers, PA  - Oct 1, 2007
LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa - Two Lancaster men have been charged with stealing about $19,000 worth of metal fencing 11 months ago from a Manheim Township business...


Fences and Wildlife

Construction begins on I-70 wildlife fence
Aspen Times, CO  - Sep 27, 2007
The Colorado Department of Transportation has contracted ElectroBraid Fence Inc. to build wildlife fence along Interstate 70 between ...
Opposition questions Fraser Is dingo fence funds
ABC Online, Australia  - Sep 26, 2007
The State Government will spend $750000 to build two-metre high dingo fences at Eurong and Happy Valley. Opposition spokeswoman for sustainability...
Nova Scotia ready to approve `moose-proof' fencing
Herald & Review, IL - Oct 1, 2007
The government committed $4 million in last spring's budget to fence just 26 km of highways, on both sides, along routes 7, 8 and 11...

Fences and Pets

Chain-Free Ordinance Takes Effect
KXAN-TV, TX  - Oct 1, 2007
A new ordinance takes effect that requires dog owners to fence in their dogs without a chain if they're going to leave them outside...
Dogs advocates hold concert for 'Fence' fund
Durham News, NC  - Sep 29, 2007
To date the coalition has freed 35 dogs by building 20 fences for area dogs and their guardians. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door...
Special fencing can keep kitties from roaming
Herald & Review, IL - Oct 1, 2007
Dear Sandy: I have an excellent option for you that most people are not familiar with - a cat fence. They are available through several fence companies...

Pool Safety

Leg. Passes Watered Down Pool Safety Bill
Suffolk Life Newspapers, NY - Sep 26, 2007
After failing to win the support of his colleagues for a measure that would have required alarms in pools countywide, Suffolk County Legislator Jon Cooper (D-Huntington) has steered a new measure, which would create an educational campaign on pool safety...


Weird News

Michigan sheriff offers to marry fugitive robbers if they surrender
Canoe, Canada - Oct 2, 2007
LAPEER, Michigan - The Lapeer County, MIchigan, sheriff wants to help two bank robbery suspects tie the knot....

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