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Industry News

Janet B. Ceddia Nominated for Massachusetts Small Business Person of the Year Award for 2009
SYS-CON Media, NJ  - Dec 2, 2008
Janet B. Ceddia, President of Security Construction Services, Inc., headquartered in Hudson, Massachusetts, has been nominated to receive the U.S. Small Business Administration's Massachusetts Small Business Person of the Year Award for 2009...
Fall of Steel Prices to Help Kickstart Building Industry
AJP Online, UK  - Nov 27, 2008
Darfen Durafencing, the UK's leading fencing contractor, has announced new fencing prices brought about by the falling price of steel, in a bid to help the building industry regenerate...
Transforms Telephone Entry System to Web-programmable Appliance
AutomatedBuildings.com (press release)  - Dec 1, 2008
DoorKing Inc. is one of the country's leading manufacturers of vehicular gate operators, parking control products, telephone entry systems...
2009 Polaris Ranger XP 700 EFI: The Ultimate Fencing Tool
Grit Magazine  - Dec 2, 2008
The Polaris Ranger XP has become my favorite tool for fencing. The ample cargo bed handles 6-foot T-posts and all manner of step-in poly posts with ease. There’s plenty of room for buckets of tools, spools of wire and post drivers, and the machine makes an excellent anchor platform for pulling wire tight...
Terror attacks to boost security gadget sales
Business Standard, India  - Dec 1, 2008
Sophisticated security-related electronics are expected to flood the domestic market after the Mumbai terror attacks. Detection and surveillance solutions — from biometrics to video surveillance to explosive or hazard sensors — continue to gain momentum...

Decking Industry News

CPI Plastics Group Limited is granted filing extension by OSC
Canada NewsWire (press release), Canada  - Dec 1, 2008
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - CPI Plastics Group Limited ("CPI") announced today that the Ontario Securities Commission has granted a until December 8, 2008 to file its financial statements ..
Gossen Corp. unveils new lines of vinyl decking
Milwaukee Small Business Times, WI  - Dec 1, 2008
Gossen Corp., a Glendale-based manufacturer of extruded vinyl materials for interior and exterior residential building and remodeling, will soon release its second line of cellular vinyl decking...
Dealers Weigh Lower-Cost Substitutes for Ipé
Building-Products.com, CA  - Nov 26, 2008
IN THE past decade, the popularity of tropical hardwood decking has soared. Not only do exotic hardwoods make stunning decks, but many species are very strong and resistant to insects and rot. They do not require pressure treating, and compared to pressure treated...

Fence Contractors in the News

Vanessa Williams kicks off NY cancer fundraiser
The Associated Press  - Dec 1, 2008
As part of the campaign, a Mahopac fencing company will donate $1 for every post put in the ground through April 18. Campanella Fence Center owner Anthony Campanella says his friends and relatives have been affected by breast cancer this year...
Troax fencing secures cargo handling system
Materials Handling World Magazine, UK  - Nov 27, 2008
Japan Airlines Heathrow bonded warehouse. Wire mesh fencing supplied by Troax UK Limited has been installed to secure a cargo handling system and loading area at Japan Airlines' bonded warehouse near Terminal Four at Heathrow Airport. The security fencing...

Community Fence Projects

Wendell's fence fund aiming for $200000
Ottawa Citizen, Canada  - Nov 29, 2008
Those touched by the sad story of Wendell, the wallaby, can donate to a CIBC fence-building fund in his name, said Kemptville branch manager Kim Kropla...

Schools and Fences

School district looking at more security fencing & cameras
Reno Gazette Journal, NV  - Nov 26, 2008
After recent break-ins and burglaries at Lyon County schools (Fernley and Yerington), the Lyon County School District Board of Trustees directed administration to look further into security measures at schools, in particular security fencing and surveillance cameras..
Parents ask for fence, better security at Suitland High
Business Gazette, MD  - Nov 27, 2008
Currently the school is surrounded on one side by a wrought-iron fence and a wire chain-link fence on the other sides, Chandler said. PTA members brought the issue up to the Prince George's County School Board earlier this month and are asking for the wire part of the fence to be replaced...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

WYDOT tries to decrease car-animal collisions
Billings Gazette, MT  - Dec 2, 2008
LANDER - The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the state's Game and Fish Department are working to combat the growing problem of automobile-wildlife collisions in the state....
DOW plans ‘aggressive’ winter action
Steamboat Pilot, CO  - Nov 28, 2008
Last winter, problems with elk and other big game animals eating local ranchers’ livestock feed strained relationships between residents and the DOW...
Oh deer! Can damage be prevented?
NewsOK.com, OK  - Dec 1, 2008
White tail deer can be a serious problem in many areas of Oklahoma, especially during the lean winter months. Luckily, there are many options available for managing deer in the landscape. ...
Fraser Island dingoes 'starving' with electrified grids, fences
NEWS.com.au, Australia  - Nov 28, 2008
FRASER Island residents claim dingoes have become emaciated and weak since the electrification of grids and fences on the island. More than 100 dingoes live on the World Heritage-listed island but, since electrification began several weeks ago, the animals now have limited food sources...
'Wallaby-proof fence' being built after fighter jets strike animals in Northern Territory
The Australian, Australia  - Dec 1, 2008
WALLABIES are causing havoc at a Northern Territory RAAF base, with two jets striking the animals in recent weeks. The incidents follow a culling operation, while a planned "wallaby-proof fence" is not expected to be completed for months...


Home Owner Associations

Condo Owners Given exemption For Deck And Patio Fencing
Brick Times  - Nov 26, 2008
In an effort to help eliminate some of the red tape and hurdles for residents living in multi-family dwellings, the township council voted to give site plan exemption for the construction of deck and patio enclosures...

Local Government Issues

Plaza fence proposal rejected by Canton Planning Board
WatertownDailyTimes.com, NY  - Nov 26, 2008
CANTON — The village Planning Board unanimously rejected a plan Tuesday for a fence in front of two businesses in Midtown Shopping Plaza...
Centerville makes fencing exemption
Davis County Clipper, UT  - Nov 28, 2008
CENTERVILLE — It’s OK to make exceptions to the rules, as long as you get everyone to agree on what they are. The Centerville City Council recently amended the city’s zoning ordinance...
At airport, gate mends fences
Vineland Daily Journal, NJ  - Nov 28, 2008
Dick Fekete, manager for Lease-A-Flight Inc. on Malone Street, just outside the airport, said the company reached an agreement to install an electric fence to allow his clients to access the airport. The pilots will each be given a remote control to open the gate to enter ...

Community Issues

Residents want their ‘park’
Davis County Clipper, UT  - Nov 28, 2008
FARMINGTON — A fence that was due to go up around a 20-acre county-owned parcel near Mutton Hollow and Fairfield Roads in Layton will be delayed. That’s at least until county commissioners can review options for the area, which is designated as a detention basin. ...
Court ruling sought in fence dispute
Northern Echo, UK  - Nov 29, 2008
A CONTROVERSIAL fence to prevent legal action from a neighbour has been erected at a village community centre. The 2.4m-high fence was put up at The Grange ...
Layton residents oppose fence at unofficial park
Salt Lake Tribune, UT  - Nov 25, 2008
Farmington » Layton homeowners near the 19.8-acre Mutton Hollow regional detention basin protested Davis County's recent move to install a 6-foot fence along the basin's edge. "This fence would mar the property, it would reduce the beauty," Robert Ellison told the County Commission during its Tuesday meeting...

Pool Safety

Your pool is only cool when your safety fence is legal
Mackay Daily Mercury, Australia  - Dec 1, 2008
IN summer time when the weather is fine there is nothing better than diving into a pool and splashing about in the cool water. It is a known fact that kids love spending every waking moment in the water during the Christmas holidays...
Review of pool fencing laws for Queensland Government
NEWS.com.au, Australia  - Nov 30, 2008
BACKYARD pools are set to become a lot safer next year after the State Government confirmed the state's pool fencing legislation is about to change...
Your pool is only cool when your safety fence is legal
Mackay Daily Mercury, Australia  - Dec 1, 2008
IN summer time when the weather is fine there is nothing better than diving into a pool and splashing about in the cool water. It is a known fact that kids love spending every waking moment in the water during the Christmas holidays...
Council to get tough on pool fence safety
Gisborne Herald, New Zealand  - Nov 29, 2008
Every swimming pool in Gisborne will be checked for fence safety, with fast-track repair notices for those that do not comply and fines for owners who ignore them...


Wire fence around ASDF base in Hamamatsu cut in 26 places
Mainichi Daily News, Japan  - Nov 30, 2008
The cuts were all made to a wire along the top of the fence near a footpath in the northeast corner of the base, which forms part of the base's intruder ...
Parliament to be ringed by metal fence
Peninsula On-line, Qatar  - Nov 28, 2008
ISLAMABAD: The parliament building in Pakistani federal capital, Islamabad, will soon give a look of a house under siege as the Pakistan People’s Party government has come up with a plan to erect a nine feet high iron fence around the National Assembly and Senate at a cost of Rs100m...
Guj ports to get electric fencing with breach alarms
Indian Express, India  - Dec 2, 2008
Ports in Gujarat are all set to get electric fencing with breach alarms as a part of the security measures undertaken by the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB). ...
Trust to manage Aberdares park fence mooted
Business Daily Africa, Kenya  - Dec 2, 2008
A trust that will manage a Sh700 million fund meant to maintain what is billed as the longest fence in Africa is set to be formed. The trust will oversee maintenance of the electric fence surrounding ...


Weird News

Contestants spend 55 days in truck
Canoe, Canada  - Dec 1, 2008
MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin radio station had to make two contestants an offer they couldn't refuse in order to get them to quit a game to win a new car...

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