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Industry News

Veteran Dog Fence Design Pros Introduce Comfort Contact Pet Fencing by Perimeter Technologies™
New York Times, NY  - Apr 19, 2008
Morgantown, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2008 -- The name may not be familiar to many, but most pet lovers certainly recognize the Invisible Fence® brand and the dog fence category John Purtell started in 1976. ...
New Electric Bolt-lock from Magnet Schultz
Security Park, UK  - Apr 21, 2008
Magnet Schultz will launch its new Electric Bolt-lock at IFESC. It provides high security control for a spectrum of applications including goods lifts, hoists, security gates and other slam-lock applications...
Smarter Security Systems Stops Copper Theft in Texas
Emediawire (press release), WA  - Apr 21, 2008
Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 21, 2008 -- Copper theft is an increasing nationwide problem, causing challenges for businesses across multiple industries. Particularly hard hit are electric utilities, due to the considerable amount of copper used in frequently remote locations. In an effort to prevent copper theft, a northern Texas cooperative electric utility installed the SmarterFence Intrusion Detection System ...

Decking Industry News

CertainTeed Launches Visualization and Estimation Tool for Railing and Deck Products
Press Release  - Apr 18, 2008
(Valley Forge, Pa.) - Through a partnership with Cad QuestTM , CertainTeed Corporation now offers software for building industry professionals that can help create more authentic designs, more accurate material lists and cost estimates. ...
Trex Introduces Trex Escapes ''Ultra Low Maintenance'' Decking
BuildingOnline, CA  - Apr 19, 2008
Trex has introduced Trex Escapes decking, a decking material that is manufactured using revolutionary cellular PVC technology and features enhanced stain...

Fence Laws

Cattle: Fencing In Missouri
CattleNetwork.com, KS  - Apr 19, 2008
The old saying of "good fences make good neighbors" is very valid. Many quarrels have been prevented by properly built and maintained fences. Fence law in Missouri is governed by state statute beginning in 1808...

Local Government Issues

Fence must go, says county Nails, boards on site called a hazard to pedestrians
The Olympian, WA  - Apr 19, 2008
The old saying of “good fences make good neighbors” is very valid. Many quarrels have been prevented by properly built and maintained fences. Fence law in Missouri is governed by state statute beginning in 1808...
Butte Civic Center fence considered
KPAX-TV, MT  - Apr 17, 2008
A fence may soon be put up at the Butte Civic Center to block the view of some stacks of tires. Local officials say a six or eight foot chain link fence ...
Council is blasted over fence actions
Richmond and Twickenham Times, UK  - Apr 19, 2008
Richmond Council has been warned about the importance of consulting the public in a damning new report. The installation of a controversial metal fence in Buckingham Fields, Hampton, caused outrage in June 2005 after a previous administration allowed it to go ahead without discussing it with residents....

USA Mexico Border Fence

The Not-So-Great Wall of Mexico
New York Times, NY  - Apr 19, 2008
Remember the fence, the one that Congress told Michael Chertoff, head of homeland security, to build on the Mexican border, with the admonition to let no power on earth stop him — no law or statute, no judge or jury? That fence? ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

FOLCO: Deer pose problems at airports
SouthCoastToday.com, MA  - Apr 19, 2008
Most agree fencing in all the runways would solve the deer problem permanently, but DeWitt said that could take as long as 2-3 years to install ..
Compromise reached on plovers, dune fencing
York County Coast Star, ME  - Apr 17, 2008
OGUNQUIT — Town officials and representatives from state and federal environmental agencies reached agreement on a new beach management and piping plover habitat protection plan on April 10....
Residents lobby against Fraser Is dingo fences
ABC Regional Online, Australia  - Apr 16, 2008
More than 300 people have signed a petition calling on the Queensland Government to stop work on dingo fences being built around Eurong and Happy Valley on Fraser Island. The petition states that the fence around Happy Valley will damage the habitat of the vulnerable black-breasted button quail and the wallum sedge frog...

The Famous and Their Fences

Good fences make good neighbors … unless those neighbors include ...
Suburbarazzi, NY  - Apr 16, 2008
Pound Ridge resident Richard Gere’s plan to open a dynamic duo of upscale restaurants in Bedford appeared to be cruising along. Restaurant No. 1, Barn at the Bedford Post, launched earlier this year and, as I gushed on RNN a couple weeks ago, it’s phenomenal—creative dishes, cozy horse-country ...

Community Issues

Locals 'caged' by developers
Chorley & Leyland Guardian, UK  - Apr 21, 2008
Residents in Bamber Bridge are furious over a metal fence that that has gone up in their neighbourhood. Controversial developers Wainhomes have put up the fence to protect their land in Goldcrest Drive and Kingfisher Way...
Carlton bar fenced off by business neighbors
McMinnville News-Register, OR  - Apr 19, 2008
CARLTON - Temporary chain link fencing went up Thursday around private property on all sides of the Round House, where owner Paul Scanlan plans to introduce nude dancing this summer. ..
Supervisors debate fence dispute
Clinton Herald, IA  - Apr 16, 2008
CLINTON — The Clinton County Board of Supervisors listened to comments regarding a property dispute involving the county right-of-way during the regular weekly meeting on Monday. The discussion centered around a fence located on 360th Avenue, including removal and responsibilities associated with the fence. County Engineer Todd Kinney said a fence ...
Fence or No Fence?
Pacifica Tribune, CA  - Apr 16, 2008
Last week in the Tribune's letters to editor section, a longtime youth sports supporter criticized Terra Nova baseball coach Mike Diaz for wanting to eventually install a permanent fence around the baseball field. ...
Fencing will keep post-wreck sediment from river
Northfield News (subscription), MN  - Apr 18, 2008
NORTHFIELD — Glenn Switzer, an environmentalist and former mayor of Dundas, has been raising alarm about the sediment since last Friday, sending e-mails and calling city agencies, worrying about mud piling up on the road threatening ...


Pool Safety

Grandmother Of Toddler Who Drowned Warns Other Parents
KTNV Las Vegas, NV  - Apr 19, 2008
The grandmother of the 15-month - old girl who drowned talked to Action News. The drowning happened Tuesday near Lamb and East Sahara. Action News reporter Tania Reyes has more on what the family had to say. ..
Free pool fence eases wounded Iraq veteran's mind
AZ Central.com, AZ  - Apr 18, 2008
Erick Castro of southwest Phoenix lost a leg in Iraq. Every day Castro walks up and down the stairs of his two-story house. Three days a week Castro walks long distances to his classes at Arizona State University in Tempe. But until this week, the former U.S. Army sergeant feared his young son Xavier would run beyond his grasp and into the family's unfenced pool and drown...

Fences in the Courts

The Cornishman, UK  - Apr 19, 2008
Judges have drawn a line between two warring neighbours in a boundary dispute over "the tiniest corner of land" which could end up costing tens of thousands of pounds in legal fees...
Man builds fence around land he claims
Corpus Christi Caller Times, TX  - Apr 19, 2008
CORPUS CHRISTI — A man who claims he owns undeveloped land near Packery Channel spent Friday afternoon building a fence on the property in hopes it would help in his legal battle with the state. John Scott Fleming, who lost a civil suit against the state last year, alerted the local media to gain publicity on the matter...


Schools and Fences

Burnley school's fence approved to beat yobs
Burnley Citizen, UK  - Apr 19, 2008
GOVERNORS have claimed a victory in a battle with residents over a new security fence around a Burnley primary school. Bosses at St James Lanehead Primary wanted a 2.2 metre high fence around its perimeter to stop it being used as a short cut between the Primrose Hill estate and Briercliffe Road - and as a hide-out for troublemakers...
Find a way for dogs and plants to coexist
Providence Journal, RI  - Apr 19, 2008
Those who love both their dogs and their gardens often seek ways to protect their plants from the stress of daily dog traffic. There are no dog-proof plants. If flora is frequently trampled, you can expect torn leaves,...

Weird News

Thief takes load of broccoli
Canoe, Canada - Apr 21, 2008
If you could steal $11,000 worth of something, what would it be? For one Toronto bandit over the weekend, it was broccoli. A Toronto-area trucker -- set to deliver 30 skids of the green vegetable...

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