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Industry News

Zareba Systems Announces Discontinuance of Sales of Rutland Professional Gate Opening Systems Products and Resignation of W. John Frederick, Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Business Wire (press release), CA  - Jul 1, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zareba Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZRBA) today announced that it will discontinue sales of its Rutland Professional Gate Opening Systems products. The Company stressed that it will continue to sell and support its Zareba Systems brand of do-it-yourself automatic gate openers through existing retail channels...
"Fence" Yellow Pages Heading Referenced by Consumers Nearly 24 Million Times per Year
Market Wire (press release)  - Jun 25, 2008
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - With the U.S. fencing market projected to reach $6.4 billion in 2010 (1), driven by increasing demand from home and commercial owners seeking quality fencing, consumers will continue turning to the "Fence" Yellow Pages heading to locate fencing contractors. ...

Industry News - People

Linear LLC Names Todd Hokunson Vice President of Sales, Electronic Systems
PR-Inside.com  - Jun 30, 2008
2008-06-30 00:28:53 - Linear LLC, a market leader in residential and commercial technology solutions for over four decades, has named Todd Hokunson to the role of Vice President of Sales, Electronic Systems ....
Southern Vinyl Manufacturing Hires New Member of Senior Management Team
Press Release  - Jun 26, 2008
Jonathan T. Speaks named President of Sales and Marketing. Raleigh, NC, June 26, 2008 – Southern Vinyl Manufacturing, LLC announced today that the company has hired Jonathan T. Speaks as president of sales and marketing. Speaks...

Decking Industry News

A.E.R.T. to Introduce Newest Composite Building Materials At PCBC 2008
CNNMoney.com  - Jun 25, 2008
SPRINGDALE, Ark., June 25, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (A.E.R.T.), a leader in composite building products, will unveil its newest composite decking, railing and fencing materials at PCBC 2008 June 25 - 27 in San Francisco...
Naturally Reinforced Plastic Composites Emerge as a Cost-competitive Green Technology in European Markets
Business Wire (press release), CA  - Jun 25, 2008
This Frost & Sullivan research service titled European Markets for Naturally-Reinforced Plastic Composites provides information on the technical and market developments in the markets for naturally reinforced plastic composites in decking, insulation and automotive applications...
Hit the deck with the best materials
Allentown Morning Call, PA  - Jun 25, 2008
About 80 percent of homeowners who install decks use real wood, according to Consumer Reports. But CR's latest tests show that synthetic planks can offer lasting good looks with less upkeep. Some stains can also trim the work required to maintain wood. ...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Kauai bog gets 'milestone' new fence
Honolulu Advertiser, HI  - Jun 30, 2008
The Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i recently completed construction of a fence around south Kaua'i's Kanaele Bog, which is home to rare and endangered plant species....
Special fence to protect frogs
Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia  - Jun 26, 2008
A Coast landscaping company may have invented the first frog fence in the nation. Sencescape was given the job of creating a frog-proof fence to separate wetlands from a new Caloundra Business Park road. “We think it’s the first on the Sunshine Coast and the first in Queensland,” Sencescape spokesman Tim Murray said....
Barrier fence will protect penguins
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand  - Jun 26, 2008
A high wooden fence is being built around the Oamaru Creek penguin refuge, near Holmes Wharf, providing protection for its inhabitants. Waitaki Development Board chief executive Mark Jurisich said there were more people in the area disturbing the birds...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Battered protective fence gets another look from city
Daily Camera, CO  - Jun 30, 2008
Dozens of hungry goats munching weeds at the University of Colorado’s research park at 30th Street and Arapahoe Avenue isn’t an unusual sight, but the electric fence erected to keep them in surprised one local man who worried it could shock others...
New fence line proposed in Ogden zoning dispute
Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette, IL  - Jun 26, 2008
OGDEN – In an attempt to resolve a dispute between property owners over where farm animals may graze in the village of Ogden, both sides got together with the village board to determine how best to create a buffer between residential properties and the core operations of an agricultural property that is located within the village. ...

Fences and Neighbors

Developer rips out fence of Little League field, saying it was on town house property.
The Express Times, PA  - Jun 24, 2008
BETHLEHEM | Softball players in the City Line Little League are ready to swing for the fences this weekend, but a developer already took a shot at a right field wall that was standing in the way of its adjacent town house project...
Man with chainsaw hacks beach fence to cheers
Toronto Star, Canada  - Jun 30, 2008
A controversy brewing in the tiny beachside town of Balm Beach, on the shores of Georgian Bay, reached a boiling point yesterday as a mob brought down a fence that had enraged residents for years...

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Community Issues

New fence to keep fishermen off Takanassee Beach
Asbury Park Press, NJ  - Jun 27, 2008
LONG BRANCH — For the bulk of his 61 years, Dan Mancini has fished off Takanassee Beach. And lately, the fishing has been a dream: The striped bass are running. So Mancini felt like he hit a brick wall — as opposed to a wire fence — when he headed to his favorite site off the former Takanassee Beach Club Thursday, and found his beach ...
Outrage at Rothesay pier fence plan
Buteman, UK  - Jun 27, 2008
PLANS to permanently close the front of Rothesay pier to members of the public with an eight foot high security fence topped with barbed wire have provoked a furious response from locals this week. The fence, along the length of the front of the pier, is ...
Black Fence Causes Problems In Whitestone
Queens Chronicle, NY  - Jun 26, 2008
A fence that was built to solve the problem of a retaining wall blocking vision from a driveway has compounded the problem and created a traffic hazard near the corner of 20th Avenue and the Whitestone Expressway. The wrought iron fence was built by the city to replace a solid concrete retaining wall...

Local Government Issues

Battered protective fence gets another look from city
The Columbus Dispatch, OH  - Jul, 1, 2008
Twenty years ago, Dana DeRing, a 10-year-old at Indian Springs Elementary School, wrote to then-Columbus Mayor Dana G. "Buck" Rinehart asking him to install a fence along N. High Street to protect children walking to school....
Fence height disputed: One says fence too high, other says it was approved
The Patriot Ledger, MA  - Jun 27, 2008
The neighbor, Newman E. Walton Jr., several months later put up a 100-foot long stockade fence that was raised about 18 inches higher than the 6-foot maximum the town’s bylaw allows....

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Fences and Accidents

Toddler killed by metal fence on Near North Side
Chicago Sun-Times, IL  - Jun 25, 2008
A 3-year-old boy is dead Friday evening after a metal gate crushed him on the Near North Side. Curtis Cooper, of the 900 North Cambridge Ave., was pronounced dead at Children's Memorial Hospital at 6:11 p.m., according to a Cook County Medical Examiner's office spokesman, who said Cooper died after suffering head trauma...

Pool Safety

Alpine to require pool fences
Deseret News, UT  - Jun 27, 2008
ALPINE — A new city ordinance will require that all new swimming pools being built in the city must include a fence-like barrier as a safety precaution. The decision by the Alpine City Council comes just a year after a vote for a strikingly similar ordinance was voted down 3-2...
4-sided fences floated for pools
Tallahassee.com, FL  - Jun 30, 2008
Fenced-in backyard decorative ponds? Hot tubs with five-foot fences around them? Both could become a reality if a national group dedicated to protecting the safety of children finds support among city politicians. ...
Man whose grandson drowned upset at lack of fence at Junction Creek
Sudbury Star, Canada  - Jun 30, 2008
"How long does it take to build a fence?" It's a question Raymond Croteau has been wondering about for nearly a year. His 13-year-old grandson, Adam Dickie, slipped into the waters of Junction Creek and drowned last August. Since then, he and his family have been lobbying the city to build a fence isolating the waterway from curious children...

Fence Contractors in the News

Florida's environment takes toll on wooden fences
Tampabay.com, FL  - Jun 28, 2008
In March we had a wood fence installed by Aaro Fence Inc. Almost immediately after installation, a lot of boards began to crack, twist, split and bend out of shape. We called Aaro to inform it because we thought the wood might be defective. Its workers came out and replaced four boards, but the rest continued to deteriorate...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border, Fence and Mucho Dinero
Washington Post, DC  - Jun 30, 2008
Government auditors have issued a new report about the Secure Border Initiative, the Department of Homeland Security effort to build high-tech fences between the U.S. and Mexico. The gist? Well, dear readers, it is apparently a costly mess. Costlier and messier than previously known....
Mexicans protest border fence
USA Today  - Jun 30, 2008
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) — The first of 400,000 trees are being planted to form a "green wall" in protest of the fence the U.S. is building along the border with Mexico. The treeline will eventually stretch for 318 miles along the border between the Mexican state of Coahuila and Texas.....
US Supreme Court rules for Chertoff fence waiver
Douglas Daily Dispatch, AZ  - Jun 27, 2008
The nation’s high court refused Monday to consider the legality of a federal statute that lets the Homeland Security secretary waive environmental and other laws to build border fence....

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Weird News

School seizes kid's birthday invites
Canoe, Canada - Jun 30, 2008
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Officials at a school in Sweden have confiscated birthday invitations handed out in class by an eight-year-old boy. The reason: they see it as a matter of discrimination...

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