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Industry News

HySecurity Automates Unique Curved Gate
Press Release - Dec 23, 2008
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BasicX Gate Access Control Keypad
Inside Self-Storage, AZ - Dec 29, 2008
Phoenix-based Global Electronics Ltd. revealed it's newest addition to the Axcys Family of Integrated Security products with the introduction of BasicX Gate Access Control Keypads....
BAI’s Wiegand Isolator Eliminates Grounding Issues
Professional Door Dealer, AZ - Dec 29, 2008
Barcode Automation Inc. (BAI), one of the leading manufacturers of barcode readers and decals in the vehicle access control industry, is introducing their Wiegand isolator, a simple but innovative module that eliminates any grounding issues between the barcode readers and access control panels...
Fence power made portable
FarmersWeekly, UK  - Dec 29, 2008
Shropshire firm KiwiKit markets a new portable charger that uses a solar panel to re-energise electric fencing batteries in the field. ...

Decking Industry News

Nine home renovation projects that make sense for 2009
Chicago Tribune, IL  - Dec 27, 2008
Deck addition. Another winner in return on invesment, according to Remodeling magazine. Midwesterners can expect to recoup 68.9 percent of their investment on a wood deck addition, 64.2 percent on a composite one. ....

Running your Business

Access Control Doctor: Branch out now
Info4Security, UK - Dec 27, 2008
Q: What's happening to the security industry in this slowdown? A: Far from being isolated from the effects of a recession, the security industry is feeling the slowdown as much as the other sectors. Installation projects are being postponed or simply cancelled...
Creating structure in a family business
CNNMoney.com  - Dec 29, 2008
A father-son company seeks advice on formalizing roles and building a sustainable structure for growth....

Fence Contractors in the News

Long Fence building 'green' warehouse
Maryland Gazette, MD  - Dec 24, 2008
Long Fence is building its new warehouse and office facility in Odenton. According to a release, the family-owned residential and commercial fencing company is building a "state-of-the-art eco-friendly facility" to grow the business...
Invention's proving work-a-bull
Maryland Gazette, MD  - Dec 24, 2008
A Bulls farmer has designed a whole new outrigger for electric fences. Roger Dalrymple's company Agbits is marketing the Hit-a-Bull system, frustrated after years of having stock or machinery hit and break nonpliable electric fence outriggers...

USA Mexico Border Fence

‘Friendly Fence’
Brownsville Herald, TX  - Dec 29, 2008
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has constructed 500 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, including a short stretch at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College ...
Tensions rise with US-Mexican border fence
USA Today  - Dec 29, 2008
EL PASO — The fence that the U.S. government is erecting along the border with Mexico had been a vague notion to Victor Serrano — until he drove by a new section near his house last month...
Valley still barrier to border fence
San Antonio Express, TX  - Dec 29, 2008
EL PASO — The fence that the U.S. government is erecting along the border with Mexico had been a vague notion to Victor Serrano — until he drove by a new section near his house last monthSan Antonio Express, TX ...

Fencing and Airports

Vicksburg airport grants will finance new fence
Biloxi Sun Herald, MS  - Dec 27, 2008
VICKSBURG — Grants will allow the Vicksburg Municipal Airport to buy a 19-acre tract, clear it of trees and construct a federally approved fence...

Community Issues

Ski resort tries new barriers in beetle battle
Examiner.com  - Dec 28, 2008
Breckenridge Ski Area and the U.S. Forest Service have built double-height snowfences to protect fragile saplings planted by the service as it works to revive lodgepole trees from deadly beetles. The resort says it may test different types of fences to see what will protect the saplings best...
Wrought iron fence damaged in Norval
Independent and Free Press, Canada  - Dec 23, 2008
Halton Police report a wrought iron fence at a residence on Guelph St. in Norval was damaged sometime early last Wednes-day morning...

Local Government Issues

New fences coming to Deer Lake
Burnaby Now, Canada  - Dec 28, 2008
Burnaby's parks department plans to erect permanent fencing in Deer Lake Park, but the city isn't saying how many trees and shrubs will be removed in the process...
Talent fence rules draw objections
Mail Tribune, OR  - Dec 26, 2008
TALENT — New fence and hedge regulations that were approved by the City Council in September have drawn more comments than any other issue that Mayor Don Steyskal can recall during his 14 years as a councilman and the city leader...
Drivers to benefit from M62 safety fencing and resurfacing work
Fleet Directory, UK  - Dec 29, 2008
The Highways Agency will begin work along the M62 on Thursday 8 January to erect new safety fencing and resurface the carriageway. This work will provide safer journeys for drivers travelling between Junction 22 (Rishworth Moor) and Junction 24 (Ainley Top)....
Reserve fence hit by pests
Taranaki Daily News, New Zealand  - Dec 29, 2008
Vandals have wrecked a sophisticated security gate system less than a month after it was installed in the $2 million pest free fence at Eltham's Lake Rotokare reserve...


Fences and Animals - Farming

MP plans electric fencing around farm land
Hindu, India  - Dec 29, 2008
Worried over the damage of crops by wild animals especially in forest reserves, the Madhya Pradesh government is planning to erect "safe-shock" electric fences along agricultural lands ...
Sheep released after fencing damaged
Western Telegraph, UK  - Dec 29, 2008
Shepherds weren't watching their flocks by night this Christmas Eve, after stock fencing was damaged and sheep released in Kilgetty. The fencing around a field near Ryelands Lane was cut, and livestock released into a nearby wooded area ...
Texas ranchers, farmers still struggling after Ike
Dubuque Telegraph Herald, IA  - Dec 28, 2008
ANAHUAC, Texas -- Her boots, jeans and sweat shirt splattered with mud, Janet Lagow Lewis stretched barbed wire across metal posts, rebuilding a portion of her 38 miles of fencing ...
Tallahassee man's mission in Africa is vital
Tallahassee.com, FL  - Dec 28, 2008
LeBlanc is bringing the kind of solution that American farmers use when they want to keep grazing livestock away from their crops: a barbed wire fence around upland fields near the village of Gourdiouma where its 500 inhabitants grow rice to supplement their diet of vegetables from a community garden....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Forest Service OKs bison fence near Yellowstone
KPAX-TV, MT  - Dec 26, 2008
The U.S. Forest Service has given Montana wildlife officials permission to construct a four-foot high, seven-mile long electric fence near Gardiner to steer bison that migrate out of Yellowstone National Park to acceptable grazing land...
Letter: Fence a danger to wildlife
Port Townsend Leader, WA  - Dec 29, 2008
I was horrified to hear of a deer that was caught on the cemetery fence earlier this summer. The thought bothered me for days. Then, on Nov...
Park fencing is replaced
Hamilton Advertiser news, UK  - Dec 29, 2008
A LABOUR councillor this week welcomed further investment in play areas in the town. Councillor Jackie Burns is glad that South Lanarkshire Council have replaced the dilapidated fencing at a play park in the Millheugh area...


China Builds Fence on Part of Burma’s Kachin Border
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand  - Dec 23, 2008
Chinese authorities are building a fence along the Burmese border near Laiza in Kachin State, reportedly to deter drug traffickers. Awng Wa, of the Kachin Development Networking Group, based on the Sino-Burmese border...


Weird News

Pay stub used as bank robbery note
Canoe, Canada  - Dec 29, 2008
CHICAGO - The robber's threatening note made a Chicago bank job easy to solve: The FBI says the suspect wrote it on his pay stub. An FBI affidavit says the man walked into a Fifth Third Bank on Friday and handed a teller a...

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