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Industry News

Master Halco Outsources Dedicated Contract Carriage and Transportation Management Operations to Ryder
CNNMoney.com  - Jul 29, 2008
Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced it has been awarded a Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) and Transportation Management contract with Master Halco, Inc., the world's leading distributor and manufacturer of perimeter security and fencing. ....
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces B&B ARMR Corporation Provides Additional Security Protection for U.S. Army in Iraq
Centre Daily Times, PA  - Aug 5, 2008
CARROLLTON, Texas — B&B ARMR Corporation, a subsidiary of Integrated Security Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: IZZI), announced today that they have completed a second contract to supply additional B&B ARMR barriers for the U.S. Army in Iraq. The most recent order was for B&B ARMR's Model 820, shallow mount barrier...
Gyro Tech® Adds Security Access Control Hardware to its Line of Automatic Doors and Accessories
PR Web (press release), WA  - Aug 5, 2008
Muskego, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 1, 2008 -- NABCO Entrances has added access control hardware to its line of automatic doors and accessories. The offering includes access controllers, card readers, proximity readers, key fobs and biometric readers. According to Larry Grassmann, V. P. of Sales and Marketing for NABCO Entrances...
Weatherproof Cover protects standalone access control units
ThomasNet Industrial News Room, NY  - Aug 5, 2008
August 5, 2008 - Constructed of clear polycarbonate and open on the under side, Model STI-6528 Bopper Stopper protects standalone access control units, electrical outlets, digital keypads, pull stations, and push buttons against both vandalism and accidental damage. Measuring 3.55 x 4.15 x 2.37 in., cover comes complete with screws and gasket for ease of installation...
Electronic Control Security, Inc. Receives $750,000 in Orders to Secure Strategic Sites for the Department of Defense & Department of Energy
SunHerald.com, MS  - Jul 29, 2008
CLIFTON, N.J., July 29 --Electronic Control Security, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EKCS) (ECSI), a global leader in perimeter security systems, today announced that it received purchase orders for certain Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DoE) projects to secure highly strategic sites in North America and Europe....

Industry News - People

Southern Vinyl Manufacturing Adds New Member of Outside Sales Team
Press Release, NC  - Jul 29, 2008
Raleigh, NC, July 29, 2008 – Southern Vinyl Manufacturing, LLC announced today the signing of MVP Sales, based in Cary, NC. Immediately with this engagement, MVP Sales, Al Atwood, President, will represent Southern’s rail and fence systems in Virginia, Tennessee and portions of North Carolina...

Decking Industry News

Trex triples profit in second quarter
Northern Virginia Daily, VA  - Jul 31, 2008
WINCHESTER — After some heavy cost-cutting, Trex Co. Inc. appears to be on the road to financial health. The composite decking, fencing and railing manufacturer on Wednesday reported tripling its year-over-year second-quarter earnings, and announced it was revising its third-quarter sales forecast based on current orders the company is calling "robust." ...
Add enjoyment and long-term value to your home with a durable deck
Brantford Expositor, Canada  - Aug 1, 2008
With the housing market in uncertain territory, many homeowners are choosing to stay in their homes and undertake home improvement projects that offer immediate benefits, as well as a good return on investment. Building a sturdy deck is one way homeowners are creating a home they can enjoy more now, while looking smartly ahead in case they want to sell later ...

Security Gates

Security gates mean security
ABC Action News, FL  - Jul 31, 2008
The whole window was shattered and on the ground.” That was the first time. “This door can not lock at all because it’s dented in.” Jessica Howard believes the lack of security enabled car burglars to strike her car twice, and she's got company. “What did they do here?” “Like they took a flat head and I guess slid it through and popped it open.”...
Holyrood security set to be tightened with new gates
Scotsman, United Kingdom  - Aug 5, 2008
NEW gates are to be installed at the Scottish Parliament, more than a year after bosses were told by MI5 that security needed to be stepped up. The new security gates and turnstiles are now set to be put in place at the Queensberry House and Canongate entrances to the £414 million Holyrood Building. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Family Park at Center of Border Fence Debate
News 8, CA  - Aug 4, 2008
A park near the border has become the latest flashpoint in the illegal immigration debate. Friendship Park is a gathering area where families with member in the United States and in Mexico meet and share quality time...
Texas rejects $105,000 for land sought for border fence
Houston Chronicle, TX  - Aug 4, 2008
AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission rejected a $105,000 donation from the federal government in a nixed deal that would have surrendered 2 1/2 acres of state-owned land for the border fence. The rejection effectively adds the commission to the list of border fence opponents, and federal officials say they will now go to court to take the South Texas land..
US races to erect controversial steel fence on Mexican border
Houston Chronicle, TX  - Aug 5, 2008
The US Department of Homeland Security is racing to meet a December 31 deadline to raise 670 miles of steel fences and vehicle barriers along the 3200 ..

Local Government Issues

Fencing Streams, Still 75 Percent Off!
Loudoun Times, VA  - Aug 4, 2008
If you're like many landowners in western Loudoun, you probably have some kind of wet spot on your property. It could be a stream or a pond, or maybe a spring or a wetland. If you have water, and you've got animals, the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District continues to have funds available to keep the two apart...
Missing chain link raising ire
The Packet, Canada  - Aug 4, 2008
Patsy Humby wants answers. Last Saturday she counted 13 dead mink on Birchy Chute on Route 230 east of Lethbridge. Her own housecat has been attacked twice. She insists the attackers were farmed mink, from nearby Bonavista Fur Farm. "We've got an epidemic on our hands right now. It's time for those responsible to take responsibility," she charges....


Homeland Security

Goats penetrate fence at heavily guarded base of Verrazano Bridge
New York Daily News, NY  - Aug 5, 2008
Watch out for these weapons of grass destruction. Goats grazing on National Park Service land at Staten Island's Fort Wadsworth managed to do what terrorists wished they could: They sneaked under a fence onto a restricted area near the base of the Verrazano Bridge - without triggering alarms, sources said. ...

Schools and Fences

Fences being erected to protect schools
Daily Mail - Charleston, WV  - Aug 5, 2008
WINFIELD -- Fences will be installed at many Putnam County schools by next year to limit unauthorized access by the public. Putnam County school board members approved a $417,925 contract in a meeting on Monday with Alco Fencing to limit access to all entrances at 16 of the county's 22 schools....

Community Issues

Fence stands in way of hardware store groundbreaking
Access North Georgia, GA  - Aug 5, 2008
GAINESVILLE - The only thing keeping a Gainesville man from breaking ground on a hardware store is a fence. Michael Dodson wants to build the hardware store at the intersection of Athens Highway and Gillsville Highway. Hall County Planners have no objection to that...
Metal theft continues in county
Richmond Register, KY  - Aug 3, 2008
Metal theft in Madison County continues and employees of Don Foster and Associates, 920 Barnes Mill Road, are the most recent victims. About $2,700 worth of damage was done to an air conditioning unit outside the business Wednesday, said Sgt. Willard Reardon, public affairs officer for the Richmond Police Department...
Scenic Railway 'must be fenced off'
Kent Online, United Kingdom  - Aug 4, 2008
The owners of Dreamland in Margate have been served with an urgent works notice insisting they erect a fence to protect the fire-damaged Grade II listed Scenic Railway until it is fully repaired. The notice was served on the Margate Town Centre Regeneration Company by Thanet District Council and requires them to put up a continuous 2.4 metre high steel fence...

Fences and Neighbors

Your Fence, My Land: Neighbors Fight Over Property
KFVS, MO  - Aug 4, 2008
PARMA, Mo. - Three local families draw the line, pitting neighbor against neighbor. Do you know where your property ends and your neighbor's begins? You're going to want to check after you see what Heartland News found in one New Madrid County town. ...
Build a Redwood Fence In Five Easy Steps
Chipley Florida Online Newspaper - Foster Folly News, fl  - Aug 4, 2008
Redwood is often the material of choice for fences because it is durable, looks good, and resists warping, splitting and checking. Many homeowners save money by building their own redwood fence. Fence building isn't difficult. Here are some tips for successful fence building from the California Redwood Association:...


Weird News

Farmer sends message to neighbours with car fence
Canoe, Canada - Aug 5, 2008
HOOPER, Utah (AP) — A farmer has erected a backyard fence made of three old cars sticking up in the air to send a message to new neighbors that he can do whatever he wants on his property...

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