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FenceTech Influenza (Flu)
I was talking to Rick at L&C Enterprises today. He came down with a nasty case of the Flu while he was out in Vegas. Apparently, so did a lot of people.
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Industry News - Products

FenceWeek Launches New Monthly Special Page
Press Release  - Feb 26, 2008
Bedford MA -- FenceWeek.com Has added a new "Monthly Specials" page to their popular Fenceweek.com site. "This is the result of a discussion I had with a contractor at the New England AFA show in January", says Gene Kalb, publisher of FenceWeek...
Derwent's ANPR-based Vehicle Access Control
Allmediascotland, UK  - Feb 15, 2008
Derwent CCTV is launching REG-SENTRY(tm), its first Automated Number Plated Recognition (ANPR)-based automatic vehicle access control system. Designed to make life easy for installers the system can be installed as either a stand-alone solution or it can be quickly integrated with existing access control equipment...
Integrated Security Systems, Inc. Announces B&B ARMR Corporation Introduction of NetCOMMAND Product Solution
Fox Business  - Feb 26, 2008
CARROLLTON, Texas, Feb 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Integrated Security Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:IZZI) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, B&B ARMR Corporation, has introduced its new Ethernet control solution for gate operators and barriers. The B&B NetCOMMAND product solution allows for an IP based control interface directly to the operator or barrier in the field...
Carbon Fencing Product is built-to-order in various styles.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release), NY  - Feb 25, 2008
Carbon Fencing Product is built-to-order in various styles. February 22, 2008 - PressLock Fencing is offered in 8 stock configurations - Modular, Guardian, Palladium, Perimeter, SafeGuard, Screen, Tuscan, and Urban - for all types of industrial, commercial, and architectural applications...

Industry News - People

Trex Company Appoints James E. Cline Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
BusinessWire  - Feb 22, 2008
WINCHESTER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TWP), manufacturer of Trex® decking, railing, fencing and trim, today announced the appointment of James E. Cline as vice president and chief financial officer effective March 18, 2008. ...
Decking company installs new CEO
Mainebiz Daily  - Feb 22, 2008
Martin Grohman has stepped down as head of the composite decking company he started with a partner in 1999. Correct Building Product's board of directors recently named Peter V. Anania as president and CEO, while Grohman will stay on as board chairman to help with marketing and environmental sustainability initiatives...
Press Release  - Feb 22, 2008
Niles, Ohio -- February 22, 2008 -- Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics has announced the reorganization of their operations team. Ian Thompson will lead the new operations team. He comes to Niles Expanded Metals from The Expanded Metal Co. of England where he served as Director of Operations and New Product Development. Thompson has over 33 years of industry experience in both strategic and operational roles ...

Decking Industry News

Deck talk for Gen X homeowners
Brantford Expositor, Canada  - Feb 22, 2008
You're a member of the new, up-and-coming generation of homeowners: Generation X. You and your peers are rewriting home ownership and home improvement. Clearly, you won't be settling for the high-maintenance, homogenous-looking decks of your parents' hey day...

Fence Contractors in the News

Metro Atlanta Fence Company Announces Alliance With Delgard ...
Emediawire (press release), WA  - Feb 24, 2008
Kennesaw, GA (PRWEB) February 24, 2008 -- A leading Metro Atlanta fence company, First Fence of Georgia (firstfence.com) announced today its new alliance with Delgard Premier Aluminum Fencing as an authorized Delgard dealer in the Atlanta market...
Fencing, decking company coming here
Spokane Journal of Business, WA  - Feb 22, 2008
Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking Inc., a Hillsboro, Ore.-based company that claims to be one of the Northwest’s largest retailers of fencing and decking products, plans to develop a store on the West Plains that would be its seventh overall. ...
Fencing firm leads the field
Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia  - Feb 27, 2008
At first glance, Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne and Gympie Showgrounds might seem worlds apart, certainly in terms of their profiles. But they’ll soon have one thing in common – PVC post-and-rail fencing purchased from Sunshine Coast-based Polvin Fencing Services...
Unlicensed contractor may be fined
Maui News, HI  - Feb 25, 2008
According to the state civil suit, Lewis misrepresented himself when he agreed to a contract with Kahului homeowners Ron and Jean Silva on Jan. 12, 2006. The contract called for the Silvas to pay $7,060 for installation of vinyl fencing at their property in the Maui Lani Subdivision in Kahului...

Community Fence Projects

Scout's project to fence court
Red Bluff Daily News, CA  - Feb 25, 2008
RED BLUFF - About 18 volunteers will gather at the park on Diamond Avenue this weekend to help install chain-link fencing around the Tim Mercer Memorial Basketball Court. The regulation-size court was built in memory of Tim Mercer, who died seven years ago at 23...

Local Government Issues

Manistique City Council adopts fence rule changes
Escanaba Daily Press, MI  - Feb 26, 2008
MANISTIQUE — After a few questions and clarifications from council members and one Manistique citizen, the Manistique City Council accepted the Planning and Zoning Board’s proposed amendments to the previous fence and sign ordinance at Monday night’s meeting...
Council agrees to change Cameron Park fence proposal
Waco Tribune Herald, TX  - Feb 20, 2008
Waco City Council members agreed during a meeting this afternoon to modify safety fences proposed for Cameron Park cliffs to make them less intrusive...
Fence could have ended Bank-Somerset closure
CBC News, Canada  - Feb 26, 2008
A downtown Ottawa intersection closed for more than eight weeks last fall could have been opened to traffic if the city had installed a fence in the middle of the road, CBC has learned...
Move dangerous fence in Sunnyside, city says
Forest Hills Ledger, NY  - Feb 21, 2008
A construction fence that has impeded sidewalk travel in Sunnyside for seven years has caught the attention of the city Department of Transportation, Community Board 2 Chairman Joe Conley announced last week...


Community Issues

Fence will surround golf course to curtail vandalism
Salem Statesman Journal, OR  - Feb 21, 2008
Owners of the Battle Creek Golf Course property plan to install a fence around their South Salem land this week after discovering that two storm drainage...
Burning month of questions on Vanderbilt videos, ugly fencing, road widening
Asheville Citizen-Times, NC  - Feb 25, 2008
Question: When will the VA hospital fix its ugly fence? Three sections are now missing, and the rest is just ugly. My answer: Since we’re dealing with the Feds here, I’m going out on a limb: The VA will have a new fence no later than July of ’08 — 3008, that is...
Fencing over Bolton's fence resumes
Biloxi Sun Herald, MS  - Feb 20, 2008
BILOXI --Hayes Bolton's fence was debated again without resolution at Tuesday's City Council meeting and is expected to be back on next week's agenda. Bolton appealed the Architectural and Historical Review Commission's rejection of his fence and told the council,...
Homeowners spend bundles on safety features
Independent Online, South Africa  - Feb 26, 2008
The escalating crime rate in South Africa has forced millions of people to fork out thousands in the hope of preventing opportunistic criminals from gaining access to their properties...
New security measures help residents sleep more easily
Yorkshire Evening Post, UK  - Feb 23, 2008
RESIDENTS of two sheltered housing complexes in Pudsey can sleep more safely thanks to help from their local Labour Councillors. Residents of New Street Grove were the victims of anti-social behaviour and contacted councillors Josie Jarosz, Richard Lewis and Mick Coulson for help who raised the matter with the local housing office....
Letter: Resident feeling fenced in by county
TCPalm, FL  - Feb 25, 2008
When I purchased my property in Indian River County, my legal paper stated that a utility easement backed up to the property. A fence on my property was surveyed and it was inside the actual property line, excluding any part of the easement. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border Fence Going Virtual
Evening Bulletin, PA  - Feb 25, 2008
The long-awaited and highly- controversial virtual security fence has received the green light and is ready to be implemented across a 28-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials said on Friday...
The End Of The 'Virtual Fence'
KCRA.com, CA  - Feb 25, 2008
But Homeland Security Dept. officials have decided that an experimental 28-mile "virtual fence" meant to extend the U.S. Border Patrol's eyes and ears along the U.S.-Mexico border -- a web of radar, infrared cameras, ground sensors, and airborne drones -- won't be copied anywhere else in its entirety...


Fences and Animals

New fence to protect nesting hawksbill turtles
Honolulu Advertiser, HI  - Feb 22, 2008
A new fence is being built to replace a "temporary" wooden slat and wire barrier installed 10 years ago to protect nesting female hawksbill turtles from ...
Fraser Is dingo fences a waste of money: residents
ABC Regional Online, Australia  - Feb 25, 2008
A Fraser Island residents' group says dingo deterrent fencing around towns on Fraser Island is a waste of public money and assets. Construction will start this week on two metre high fences around the Eurong and Happy Valley townships ...
Assistance offered to livestock producers
Jefferson City News Tribune, MO  - Feb 20, 2008
A livestock fence repair and debris removal cost-share program is available for livestock producers in the Cole and Miller counties...


Solar fence erected along forests
Hindu, India  - Feb 23, 2008
A TIRUCHI: The Forest Department has erected solar-powered electric fence on some stretches along the periphery of a few reserve forests in the district in an effort to prevent animals from entering human habitations and damaging crops...
Fencing in Brahmaputra island to stop illegal activities
Assam Tribune, India  - Feb 25, 2008
This is for the first time that such a fencing, between Mantrichar and Masalabari, is being constructed in a ‘char’ of soft soil and shifting sand that keep changing position and size due to the strong current of the river and erosion...
Israel-Egypt border fence to cost over US$1 billion
Malaysia Sun, Malaysia  - Feb 24, 2008
Plans to build a new fence along the Israeli-Egyptian border could cost US$1.37 billion. The fence, similar to the security fence separating Israel from the...


Weird News

Dog returns to Ark. family weeks after tornado
Canoe, Canada - Feb 25, 2008
GASSVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Every day since a tornado damaged the Harrises’ home and their dog’s pen, the family has checked to see whether Pongo made it back. ...

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