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Blog -  Vinyl Fence & Deck Blog    9/11/07

Selling Vinyl Decks vs Composites      So much hoopla has been made about composite decking in recent years, that wood and vinyl manufacturers have felt like they have to get in on the market in order to capture their share...
Vinyl Fence and Deck Blog

Industry News

Complex $3 Billion Residential Fence Industry Made Simple from ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Sep 5, 2007
EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The fragmented fence industry has generally been a building product category that has received less monitoring than many other segments like siding, roofing, and fenestration products. Over the past nine months, Principia Partners has evaluated the complex supply-distribution-demand fence industry structure through its just-released RESIDENTIAL FENCE 2006 multi-client study...
Linear DMC-10 Intercom Wins EXCITE! award at CEDIA Expo
Professional Door Dealer, CA - Sep 10, 2007
During the Sept. 6 CEDIA Expo 2007, Linear LLC received an EXCITE! award from CustomRetailer magazine for the DMC-10 structured wiring intercom system...

Decking Industry News

Structural Fiberglass Railing System creates decks, stairs.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release), NY  - Sep 6, 2007
Shakespeare Composite Structurs™ has introduced Armor-Railr, the structural fiberglass railing system for decks and stairs that makes installation simple ...

Schools and Fences

High school fence before planning commission
Nevada Appeal, NV  - Sep 9, 2007
Lynn told the town board Wednesday he contacted the Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute for fencing options. He said he was told 1-inch chain link ...
Liberty High could get fences, gates
Allentown Morning Call, PA  - Sep 10, 2007
However, some school board members were not convinced the cost of the proposed fencing was needed. School Director Judith Dexter said the district should ...

Local Government Issues

State OKs guardrail repairs
Charlotte Observer, NC  - Sep 10, 2007
The NC Department of Transportation awarded a $526000 contract last week to Bagwell Fence Company of Spartanburg. In all, 110.7 miles of guardrail will be ...
City discusses permanent fence for 16-month-old hole
Republican & Herald, PA  - Sep 11, 2007
Pottsville City Administrator Thomas A. Palamar said Monday he'd like to see a permanent fence put around a 15-by-30-foot subsidence ...
Fence netting installed around courthouse to protect area residents
Mexico Ledger, MO  - Sep 10, 2007
"We put that netting up so that people would stay off the lawn during the Soybean Festival and the Thursday night (Sunset) Festival, because of the bird droppings on the lawn," stated the commissioner....
Fence Work Begins Along Route 147
WNEP-TV, PA  - Sep 4, 2007
Route 147 south of Sunbury is down to one lane so crews can install a fence where a rock slide happened earlier this year. PennDOT said crews will install a ....

Fences in the Courts

Judge: No need for fence installer to report to jail Monday
San Jose Mercury News, CA  - Sep 6, 2007
The same judge who ruled a Rolling Hills man had to go to jail for building an illegal fence has turned down his appeal, calling it frivolous. ... ...
UC Berkeley Fences in Tree Sitters
The Associated Press  - Sep 9, 2007
AP) - Authorities erected an 8-foot chain-link fence to separate tree-sitting protesters occupying a University of California oak grove from more than ...

Community Fence Projects

Eagle Scout project brings community together
Burlington Times News, NC - Sep 10, 2007
It was suggested to Gray that a fence be torn down and rebuilt around a pond because it was rotting, and they needed a new one for safety to prevent accidents. Gray started in late March by getting in touch with the Hospice Home. He also contacted companies and individuals and requested donations ... ...
Harriers on track with Fence Fund
Dorset Echo, UK  - Sep 5, 2007
WEYMOUTH St Paul's Harriers and Athletics Club's 'Fence Fund' initiative has been receiving tremendous support from local people and businesses. The fund will be used to erect a security fence around the running track at the Marsh ...

Community Issues

Property's lack of fence is makes things tense
Rockland Mariner, MA  - Sep 10, 2007
As of Monday night (Sept. 3), a fence was still not put up around the dilapidated 42 Church St. property, and selectmen were not pleased. During their Aug. 20 meeting, selectmen unanimously ordered property owner Jack Rodolph to first fence the property then tear it down within 30 days. ...
Privacy fence is missing a link
Federal Way Mirror, WA  - Sep 4, 2007
She was told if she wanted a fence, she would need to build it herself. The city does not regularly construct fences around its parks, said Donna Hanson ...
Renters paying for fence, too
Business Gazette, MD  - Sep 4, 2007
I was dismayed and angered to read of the continuing controversy regarding the fence that East Village has installed. We now find out that it was illegally ...

Fences and Animals

Fence too late for widow
Manawatu Standard, New Zealand  - Sep 6, 2007
Construction of a fence aimed at preventing race horses from running loose on to Pioneer Highway is due to be completed today - exactly three months too late in the eyes of Robyn Nicols ...
Horse owners given year to make room
Pratt Tribune, KS - Sep 10, 2007
The Commission also decided to ban electric fences for keeping pets and livestock except for low-power dog fences...

Fences and Neighbors

Hasidic resort fined for fence that rankled neighbours
CBC Montreal, Canada  - Sep 7, 2007
The Hasidic owners of a former hotel in the Laurentians have paid a $1250 fine for illegally building a tall fence that raised the ire of neighbours in the ...


USA Mexico Border Fence

Contractor problems hold up border fence project
GovExec.com, DC -  - Sep 7, 2007
The Bush administration's program for building a virtual fence along the nation's borders will be delayed at least another month because of problems with integrating technology, and Homeland Security Department officials are now threatening to go back to the drawing board....

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

No charges to be filed in Methuen fence collapse fatality
Boston Globe, MA -  - Sep 4, 2007
County prosecutors say there won't be any criminal charges filed in the case of an 11-year-old boy who died yesterday when a heavy board....
Two men arrested for taking down fence
Batesville Daily Guard (subscription), AR  - Sep 7, 2007
A man being sought by Independence County authorities was found along with an accomplice Wednesday afternoon as they allegedly took down a farmer's fence to ...

Fencing and Airports

Pittsburg waits for airport fence funding
Pittsburg Morning Sun, KS  - Sep 4, 2007
Because of that, the city had to design a fence that was high and strong enough to keep deer off the runway, but also that goes far enough underground ...
VUANCE Announces $13.8 Million Agreement for Perimeter Security and Border Control at European International Airport
Business Wire (press release), CA - Sep 5, 2007
QADIMA, Israel and MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vuance Ltd. (formerly SuperCom Ltd.) , a leading provider of incident management and active RFID solutions to homeland security, public safety, commercial, institutional and governmental markets, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Suspect charged in death of New Market businessman
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN  - Sep 10, 2007
Sheriff's investigators found Michael "Mickey" Darwin Jones, owner of Best Line Fence Company, dead in his silver Chevrolet Silverado shortly after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday ...
Growth fueling complaints against contractors
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle, MT  - Sep 8, 2007
Over the past year, the Montana Department of Justice received 65 complaints against contractors hired for new construction or home remodels, including nine complaints against a single Manhattan-based fencing company, a business that has taken $1,500 to $8,000 from customers without even starting the work...

DIY - Consumers

Angie's List: Fence Warning
WCPO, OH  - Sep 4, 2007
If you're considering adding a fence to your yard...do you know the bigggest mistake homeowners make. In tonight's Angie's Tuesday Tips, the consumer guide "Angie's List" says its building over the property line ...


State House pays K6 million for Mutharika farm fence
Nyasa Times, Malawi  - Sep 9, 2007
President Bingu wa Mutharika used tax payers money amounting to K6 million for the construction of a two kilometer fence at his Ndata Farm in Thyolo...
Fencing along Bangladesh border to be completed by year-end
Times of India, India  - Sep 9, 2007
The construction of roads and the wire fence along the frontier will be completed by the year-end, Barman told reporters here on Monday night after visiting ...
A tale of two unpopular fences
Courier Mail, Australia  - Sep 5, 2007
WHILE Sydneysiders complain about rerouting caused by the APEC security fence, Palestinians in Bilin are celebrating an Israeli Supreme Court decision for ...


Weird News

Airline employee tells passenger her skimpy outfit won't fly
Canoe, Canada - Sep 8, 2007
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 23-year-old woman who boarded a Southwest Airlines plane in a short skirt for a flight to Arizona says she was led off the plane for wearing an outfit that was considered too skimpy...

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