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Industry News

Delair - Shapes/Arch Holdings, Llc Emerges For Chapter 11 Protection
Press Release  - Aug 13, 2008
August 13, 2008 – Pennsauken, NJ – Shapes/Arch Holdings, LLC and its businesses Aluminum Shapes LLC, Delair LLC, Ultra Hardware LLC and Accu-Weld LLC (collectively, the “Company”), a leading supplier of a range of industrial and building products based in Pennsauken, New Jersey, exited from Chapter 11 protection today
Star Hill Solutions, Inc introduces “Super Jawz” the largest in the company’s line of patented Star Hill Jawz Grabbing Tools.
Press Release  - Aug 13, 2008
“Super Jawz” has been developed to meet the increasing demand for a Star Hill Jawz Grabbing Tool with larger lifting capacity (10,000 lbs) and an opening of 58 inches at the tips that is ideal for use on large wheel loaders and excavators.
CELL PHONE REMOTE CONTROL INTERFACE FOR INSTEON®
Boone News Republican, IA  - Aug 18, 2008
The BlueKey® technology allows a Bluetooth® mobile device to remote control almost any device while utilizing proprietary GUI Java applications and matching BlueKey transceiver and acts as a bridge between the mobile device and various systems....

Decking Industry News

LP Warns Some of its Composite Decking Poses Injury Risk Due to Deterioration
Boone News Republican, IA  - Aug 18, 2008
NASHVILLE, TN -- Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Products) has issued a product advisory for composite decking materials purchased after January 1, 2005, and made by LP at its Meridian, Idaho facility...
Autofeed Screwdriver suits decking, sub-floor applications.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room, NY  - Aug 19, 2008
August 19, 2008 - Powered by 4-pole motor and 18 V LXT Lithium-Ion battery technology, cordless BFR750 has integrated autofeed design and extension handle. Aluminum dustproof housing ensures smooth sliding action, while screw guide prevents screw strip from tangling. ...
Recycler AERT continues slide
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AR  - Aug 15, 2008
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. ’s stock continues to sink as the company gets closer to finalizing a legal settlement related to ChoiceDek brand of decking product....

DIY - Consumers

Fences: Function and Design
NewsOK.com (subscription), OK  - Aug 13, 2008
Before fencing themselves in, homeowners need to know a few things. Fences define boundaries, provide privacy, add property value, keep pets in and keep people out. Homeowners thinking about having a fence installed need to do their homework before the first fence post goes in the ground...

Fence Companies in the News

Farm Progress Show security fence back on track after minor setback
Boone News Republican, IA  - Aug 18, 2008
After a mix-up with the materials ordered to install the security fence at the Farm Progress Show site, things are finally back on track according to Nick Kuhn, project manager for the site development with Foth Infrastructure and Environment. "We've got the original contractor back on site and we'll have the fence installed by Monday," Kuhn said.
Ramp reopens after semi overturns
Oxford Press, OH  - Aug 17, 2008
MONROE — The ramp from Ohio 63 onto northbound Interstate 75 was closed for more than five hours after a tractor-trailer flipped on its side Sunday afternoon, Aug. 17. Lloyd Clouser Jr., of Greenfield, Ohio, was turning left onto the interstate about 4:15 p.m...

Local Government Issues

Commissioner Collins Upset With Time Table Of Fence Removal For Parks
Rome News Wire  - Aug 19, 2008
An ugly exchange took place Monday between city commissioners Bill Collins and Kim Canada over fences that are still up at the Tolbert and Crane Street parks in the city....
'Stop-gap fence is a dangerous eyesore,' say residents
Halifax Evening Courier, UK  - Aug 18, 2008
A STOP-gap fence to conceal an exposed 20ft drop has been branded a dangerous eyesore by residents and businesses. The fence, in Park Street, off Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge, was put up more than a year ago after part of a wall collapsed into gardens...

Homeland Security

Reclamation to install gates on roads near dams as security measure
IdahoStatesman.com, ID  - Aug 19, 2008
The Bureau of Reclamation plans to install security gates on roads at three Idaho dams this year. The gates will remain open to the public unless there is ...

Community Issues

Singer's metal fence has heavy impact in Marin
San Francisco Chronicle, CA  - Aug 19, 2008
James Hetfield co-founded the influential heavy metal band Metallica and, as its chief songwriter, helped pen and perform strident songs such as "Don't Tread on Me." It might as well be his anthem for property rights in Marin County. ...
Anger after residents fence-off public land
ChronicleLive, UK  - Aug 18, 2008
Residents of a quiet cul-de-sac are doing battle after four homeowners took over a plot of land on their street. Without seeking planning permission or consulting neighbours, the foursome have built an imposing six-foot fence around the strip of grass on Petherton Court in Kingston Park, Newcastle...

Pool Safety

City has rules for pools, even portable ones
The State Journal-Register, IL  - Aug 15, 2008
Two of the most practical — and perhaps most ignored — stipulations are that an owner must have a 4-foot-high fence around a pool and that an alarm buzzer be installed on any house door that leads into the pool area. The alarm is to alert a pool owner anytime someone opens the door...

USA Mexico Border Fence

$57 million border fence is going up near San Diego
Kansas City Star, MO  - Aug 18, 2008
SAN DIEGO | Scrapers and bulldozers began filling a deep canyon Friday to make way for a border fence after 12 years of planning, environmental reviews and legal challenges. The 3.5-mile stretch extends from a state park on an oceanfront cliff through a canyon known as Smuggler’s Gulch...
'Virtual fence' work is halted
Arizona Daily Star, AZ  - Aug 18, 2008
Work on "virtual fences" planned for Arizona's stretch of the U.S.-Mexican border has been brought to a halt. The Interior Department has not granted the Homeland Security Department permission to use the land for constructing the surveillance towers that form the backbone of the virtual fences, said Barry Morrissey, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Washington, D.C....
Border Park Visitors Face New Controls
OneWorld.net, UK -  - Aug 18, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18 (OneWorld) - Community groups are concerned about the Department of Homeland Security's plans to build a giant fence down the middle of a park that marks the westernmost border between the United States and Mexico....

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Fences and Animals - Dogs

Roanoke dog park passes review board
WSLS.com, VA  - Aug 15, 2008
A decision is finally made about the location of a public dog park in Roanoke. Thursday night, the Roanoke City Architectural Board approved the location within Highland Park for the dog park, as well as a chain link fence. The dog park’s location may have passed with a majority, but some people still aren’t unanimously behind the decision ...
Grand opening to celebrate long-awaited dog park in Cranberry
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA  - Aug 17, 2008
Cranberry officials are happy to report that by midweek, one small section of the township will have gone completely to the dogs. The grand opening of the Rotary Dog Park, just off Route 19 on a 4-acre site adjacent to the township's Community Park, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday...

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Weird News

Seeking ugly women for Outback's lonely hearts
Canoe, Canada - Aug 18, 2008
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Life can get a little lonely for bachelors in the Australian Outback mining town of Mount Isa. So the mayor has offered up a solution: recruit ugly women. ...

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Automatic,  , A/C  , Radio
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General Manager Wanted For Fencing Company

Explosive growth potential for a qualified well organized person with suitable experience in the fencing & security industry. You must have strong contacts within the fence and security market with knowledge of your way around the decision makers. Knowledge of other key sectors, such as Rail, Utilities & Defense can also be an advantage. The successful candidate will be responsible for sales, purchasing & manufacturing elements along with profit and loss responsibility. Fence industry sales and supply relationships a must. Compensation includes salary, bonus, health and dental and 401K.
Send, fax or email resume and salary requirements to Bill Phillips Jr at Niles Fence & Security Products, PO Box 191, Niles Ohio 44446. Fax:330-652-6497, email: jr@NilesFence.com


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Multiple locations – West / Southwest & Midwest. The company is a premier supplier and installer of perimeter security systems. Contact: Business Brokerage Solutions Jim Straza (Business Broker) (239) 425-8843 jstraza@bbsfla.com


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Used Fence Hog For Sale

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TRUCK FOR SALE

**New** 2008 Toyota Hino 268

25,950 GVW (Under CDL)
Automatic
A/C  ° Radio
220 hp Diesel  °  24’ Flatbed
$54,900 + tax, tag and title
CONTACT
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404-557-3231
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