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Blog - Markup & Profit 10/30/07
Markup and Profit is a new feature to FenceWeek. by Michael Stone
Getting Your Phone to Ring, Part 4
One of the things we've heard over and over again recently is, "We don't have any leads coming in. Our phones are dead!" When I ask how they spend their time, almost always their focus is on building jobs. When the market gets tough, your focus must be on sales....
Question of the Week 10/30/07
Controversial Fencing Projects |
There is a story today about a privacy fence going up at a Planned Parenthood clinic in California. The fence company putting up the fence is now the subject of a boycott. The politics aside, the question is; Do you, as a fence company worry about such repercussions on fencing jobs? Have you ever had to endure a backlash from a job you did?
Question of the Week Blog
|Westlake Chemical to Expand Vinyls Business|
CNNMoney.com - Oct 29, 2007
Westlake Chemical Corporation announced today it is enhancing the level of integration in its vinyls segment by expanding its chlor-alkali and PVC resin units and building a large diameter PVC pipe plant, all at the company's Calvert City, KY manufacturing complex ...
|FENCETECH'08 and DECKTECH'08 Will Innovate, Educate, Motivate|
AFA press release, IL - Oct 25, 2007
Beating the competition will be easier than ever for those who attend the upcoming side-by-side FENCETECH'08 and DECKTECH'08 trade shows at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas February 5 - 7. ...
Decking Industry News
|Trex Company Introduces Trex Trim™ Cellular PVC Trim|
Business Wire (press release), CA - Oct 26, 2007
Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TWP) is introducing Trex Trim™, the Company's latest innovation in low maintenance, wood replacement products designed for easy living...
Local Government Issues
|Franklin exits get new fencing |
Bowling Green Daily News, KY - Oct 30, 2007
Simpson County Judge-Executive Jim Henderson is thrilled that his county will have aesthetically pleasing entrances off Interstate 65...
|Fence around park to remain for year|
Brockville Recorder and Times, Canada - Oct 28, 2007
Among the 28 projects listed in the capital status report is the installation of fences and guardrails along the sidewalks approaching level railway ...
|Fence for 'secret garden' too tall|
Globe and Mail, Canada - Oct 25, 2007
VICTORIA -- Winona Waldron is allowed to keep her egg-laying chickens in her inner city backyard (no roosters though, because of a noise bylaw), but the 1.83-metre-high fence that was put up in front of her house to stop drug users from throwing waste...
|City should require fencing of hazardous areas|
Salem Statesman Journal, OR - Oct 25, 2007
There is no fence to keep out the children who live in the apartment complex a few yards away. I see them playing in the mounds of debris and on the ...
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
|Fences are blamed for lads deaths|
The Sun, UK - Oct 28, 2007
Last night it was revealed fences around the motorway may have been removed or vandalised. A Cheshire police spokesman said: "Fencing will be one of the lines of inquiry." Kieran's dad Colin Lambert, 31, has blamed a lack of fencing and signs...
|METAL THIEVES TAKE SAFETY FENCE|
Leicester Mercury, UK - Oct 27, 2007
Scrap metal thieves have been accused of putting lives in danger after they stole a 150ft length of safety fencing from beside a river...
USA Canada Border Fence
USA Mexico Border Fence
|Hearing Reveals Possible Oversale of Border Fence|
Port Security News (subscription), DC - Oct 29, 2007
Gregory Giddens, executive director of the SBInet program, which is intended to use technology, personnel, fencing and other physical barriers to control ...
|Border fence gets array of critics|
Boston Globe, MA - Oct 29, 2007
FRONTON, Texas - Betty Perez and John Odgers typically don't share the same canoe - or much else. She's an earth mother-type who used to buy health food for an Austin cooperative and now cultivates native plants.
|Task force seeks alternative to border fence|
Brownsville Herald, TX - Oct 29, 2007
State Rep. Rene Oliveira was born and raised in Brownsville, and never in his life did he think there would be a need to build a wall between the United States and Mexico...
|Fence tailored to border needs|
Tucson Citizen, AZ - Oct 27, 2007
The hilly land outside Nogales once was sliced only by three strands of barbed wire that marked the northern border of Mexico and the southern border of the United States....
USA Mexico Border Fence - Chinese Steel
|Using Chinese steel in fence not smart|
GoErie.com, PA - Oct 25, 2007
"It was certainly our intention to build the Mexican border fence with American products, not to build a new Great Wall of China."...
Fencing and Railroads
|Fences are political insurance policy|
Austin American-Statesman (subscription), TX - Oct 29, 2007
You think you know about this already. The government wants to put up miles of fencing to prevent people from making a dangerous crossing. The fencing is an expensive undertaking, one that at least some people believe will make little difference. And opponents say would send the wrong message...
|Fence for Dubbo bridge to stop rock attacks|
ABC Regional Online, Australia - Oct 29, 2007
Rail maintenance crews will start erecting a security fence on a Dubbo railway bridge in an effort to prevent rock attacks on motorists...
|Riviera Beach erects fence where train killed girl|
Palm Beach Post, FL - Oct 26, 2007
RIVIERA BEACH - Valencia Nelson died on the shortcut to her cousin's house. But the trek over train tracks is now blocked by a fence with a sign: Do not cross the tracks...
Schools and Fences
|School Puts Up Protective Fence|
WESH.com, FL - Oct 29, 2007
A local school district is putting up fences to protect students from wandering away from a playground. Fences started going up at Wilson Elementary School ...
Fence Contractors in the News
|Armor Fence Inc. opens in Sarasota|
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL - Oct 29, 2007
Armor Fence Inc. Bill Clark, David Walker and David Clark have opened Armor Fence Inc. at 6244 Clark Center Ave., in Sarasota...
Fencing and Airports
|MP's airfield fence fears|
Croydon Guardian, UK - Oct 25, 2007
The planning committee turned down the MoD's application in June for a perimeter fence to stop walkers straying on to the airfield, which is used daily by ...
|Keokuk airport fence project begins|
Keokuk Gate City Daily, IA - Oct 25, 2007
The fencing will have two-foot skirting below ground and three strands of barbed wire on top to help keep wildlife away from the runways and planes. D&N Fence Co. of Cedar Rapids is the general contractor for the project partially financed by the Federal Aviation Administration...
Fencing and Politics
|Hoekstra campaigns against turtle fence|
MLive.com, MI - Oct 25, 2007
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) began work last week to install the $318000 fence, which will extend just less than two miles from the ...
|Governor responds to turtle fence criticisms|
WZZM, MI - Oct 25, 2007
Lansing - Governor Jennifer Granholm responded quickly and strongly to U.S. Representative Peter Hoekstra's letter criticizing the state for spending $318,000 to build a fence along ...
|Planning a pool? Think again|
TV3 News, New Zealand - Oct 27, 2007
As the weather gets warmer New Zealanders might be tempted to get a swimming pool. But if you were thinking a cheap inflatable pool could be the answer, you might want to think again....
|Defense Focus: Israel's fence -- Part 4|
WESH.com, FL - Oct 29, 2007
JERUSALEM, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The Israeli government succinctly defines its controversial barrier, or security fence, on its official Web site as "an intrusion-detection fence, in the center, with sensors to warn of any intrusion."
|Dog shoots hunter|
Ananova, UK - Oct 30, 2007
A man out hunting in Iowa was shot in the leg - by a dog. The accident happened after James Harris, 37, put his gun on the ground to retrieve a fallen pheasant, reports the BBC. ...
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