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Industry News

Plastic fencing: regional demand differs greatly
Modern Plastics On The Web, NY  - Sep 17, 2007
Since then, demand for vinyl fencing has grown steadily, but according to a new report, market acceptance of vinyl fence varies by region from over 30%...
New Wave of 'Intelligent' Perimeter Defense Products Helps Counter Growing Variety of Terrorist Threats
PR Newswire (press release)  - Sep 12, 2007
Intelligent Perimeter Systems (IPS), a developer and integrator of advanced counter-terrorist vehicle barrier and traffic control systems, recently unveiled its new Intelli-Gate Automatic Entry and Intelli-Barrier Automatic Vehicle Intrusion systems...
Linear's New AP-5 Multipurpose Wireless Access Controller is Ideal for Mixed Gate and Door Entry Applications
AutomatedBuildings.com (press release)  - Sep 17, 2007
Linear LLC, an innovator in wireless access control market, today announced the availability of its latest wireless gate/door controller, the AP-5. The AP-5 has three separate relays: access, obstacle, and configurable to either access or obstacle...
Innovation spurs expansion plans for Northwest Fencing
Thunder Bay's Source, Canada - Sep 14, 2007
At the launch of their new product line Friday, Northwest Fencing unveiled two new pieces of technology that they hope will propel them onto the global ...

Decking Industry News

US Demand for Decking to Exceed 3.6 Billion Lineal Feet in 2011
NETCOMPOSITES, UK  - Sep 16, 2007
US demand for decking is projected to advance 2.2 percent per year through 2011 to 3.6 billion lineal feet, valued at $5.6 billion....
Trex to Idle Plant
TheStreet.com - Sep 13, 2007
Trex (TWP - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr - Rating), a maker of decking and railing materials, is responding to the slowdown in the housing market by suspending operations at its Olive Branch, Miss., facility for an indeterminate amount of time. ....

Fencing Thefts

County weighs the theft factor in fencing decision
Longview Daily News, WA  - Sep 14, 2007
A spate of metal thefts has prompted the county's public works department to delay installation of safety fencing on the new Lexington Bridge ...
Clayton public works director charged in fence theft
Cherry Hill Courier Post, NJ  - Sep 14, 2007
The borough's public works supervisor was charged last week with stealing vinyl fencing that had been donated to the borough, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said Tuesday...
Rugby club hit by fence thieves
Wigan Observer, UK  - Sep 12, 2007
Efforts to secure a famous Wigan rugby club's grounds have been dealt a blow. Days after permission was finally granted to fence off the fourth side of St Patrick's playing fields in Scholes, thieves have stolen all the panelling donated to complete the job...

Community Issues

Neighbors ask for fence around sinkholes
Tallahassee Democrat, FL  - Sep 18, 2007
Neighbors are worried that two deep sinkholes in the Silver Ridge neighborhood may pose a threat to curious children or pets. Plus, illegal trash dumping around one of the holes has made it an eyesore, Silver Ridge Neighborhood Association President Brenda Hawkins said ...
Fontana approves new fence around beach
Janesville Gazette, WI  - Sep 12, 2007
FONTANA-Voters approved a referendum Tuesday to spend up to $225000 for a new wrought iron fence to replace the cyclone fence around the municipal beach...
Fence troubles residents
mtsusidelines.com , TN  - Sep 17, 2007
A fence surrounding the new Womack Lane parking lot is the center of recent problems between MTSU Campus Planning and local Murfreesboro residents ...

Homeland Security

Navy: No budget for floating fence in Indian Island security plan
Peninsula Daily, WA  - Sep 17, 2007
Navy officials had considered building a permanent floating security fence with openings at either end that would be closed when a Navy ship was docked ...

Local Government Issues

Zoning board debates pool, fence definitions
The Southern, IL  - Sep 16, 2007
Bock added that if he took the fence down at the end of the season with the pool, he would have to pay for a fencing permit to put it back up every year...
Alamo Heights fence faces municipal hurdles
San Antonio Express, TX  - Sep 17, 2007
The state agency requires 6-foot fencing with barbed wire to keep out potential intruders since the yard contains several municipal water wells and two ...
Residents Demand Better Fence Along US 285
My Fox Colorado.com, CO  - Sep 13, 2007
DENVER -- A weekend accident once again pointed out the need for better fences along US 285, as it runs along Hampden Avenue between ...
Uranium mine to lose fence gain signs
Union Democrat, CA  - Sep 17, 2007
Barbed-wire fencing surrounding a 33-acre abandoned uranium mine on the Stanislaus National Forest will be removed this fall for safety ...

Community Fence Projects

One Fence at a Time
Brownsville Herald, TX  - Sep 17, 2007
You see it scrawled on public and private spaces across the cityscape, but Luis Aguilar is doing his small part to remove it one fence at a time...

Fences and Animals

State helps farmers fence out the deer
New Jersey Herald, NJ  - Sep 16, 2007
The state Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2007 deer fence program. If accepted, farmers can get fencing material and up to ...
Electric fencing meant to prevent collisions between cars, wildlife
Santa Fe New Mexican, NM  - Sep 14, 2007
By AP TIJERAS - The state has installed electric fences and a sort of electric cattle guard to try to prevent collisions between vehicles and deer or other ...
Horse advocate still pushing for fence-out notices
Nevada Appeal, NV  - Sep 14, 2007
"Unless they are causing a hazard, crossing the road, they shouldn't be picking them up, people should be fencing them out. Retzer plans to go before the ...


USA Mexico Border Fence

Boeing the Builders: $20M question still remains on border fence
Monitor, TX  - Sep 13, 2007
Does it really take a mega-defense contractor such as Boeing, a company known more for building aircraft and missiles, to construct a border fence?...
In the Southwest, fixing the fence never ends
USA Today - Sep 17, 2007
SAN DIEGO - The battered ribbon of carbon-steel and wire-mesh fencing has divided much of this city from Mexico for more than a decade. It helped inspire the Bush administration's plans for more than 700 miles of new fencing along the porous, 2,100-mile southwestern border...
Sandia tested US-Mexico border fences
United Press International  - Sep 13, 2007
Researchers at the Sandia National Laboratory have tested various kinds of fencing along the US border with Mexico. An Indian non-profit is proposing the ...

Pool Safety

Your Stories: Pool Safety Law Enforced
NewsChannel 9 WSYR, NY - Sep 14, 2007
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Group family day care businesses should take notice, the state is serious about continued enforcement of water safety...



Saudi seeks to build $1.1 bln Iraq border fence
Reuters.uk, UK  - Sep 12, 2007
DUBAI, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has invited firms to compete for a contract to build a security fence on its border with Iraq at a cost of up to 4...
Lake Nakuru fence rehabilitation underway
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Kenya  - Sep 17, 2007
Stakeholders in the tourism industry and other well-wishers will rehabilitate the 20-year-old electric fence around the world famous Lake Nakuru National ...

Weird News

Cat blasted out of tree with fire hose
Canoe, Canada - Sep 17, 2007
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - A cat stuck in a tree for a week has been blasted to safety with a high-pressure fire hose....

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