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This weekly email searches main media outlets finding stories that may be of interest to contractors in the fencing and access control industry. It is published by de facto, inc., which also publishes fencebids.

Industry News

CertainTeed EverNew® Vinyl Railing, Decking, Porch Posts and Wrap Now Available in Almond
Press Release  - Jul 28, 2008
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed EverNew® has expanded the color options for its Kingston vinyl railing, decking, structural porch posts and Certa-Snap™ Wrap post wrap with the addition of a natural Almond color....

Press Release  - Jul 22, 2008
Thumpers Inc. has received a U.S. Patent for its Wyoming manufactured hydraulic post driver called “Thumper” This revolutionary product has been a work in progress for the last 8 years by its inventors Mr. Neil Boley of Sheridan Wyoming and Mr. Archie Carrico from Parkman Wyoming. ...
Press Release  - Jul 25, 2008
Milwaukee, WI – The Wagner Companies has developed PanelGrip™, a dry-mount glazing system for the installation of tempered glass panel railings. PanelGrip™ enables the installer to fabricate a structural Glass Railing System with cost reductions up to 80% in labor and 30% in freight....
Department of Homeland Security Implements RAPIDGate Program at Facilities in D.C. Area
MarketWatch  - Jul 29, 2008
WASHINGTON, Jul 29, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Eid Passport, Inc., the leader in secure vendor access management, is currently under contract to implement its RAPIDGate(R) Program at several Department of Homeland Security (DHS) facilities in the greater Washington, D.C. area....

Decking Industry News

Your Ultimate Guide to the 5 Materials That Make a Modern Deck
Popular Mechanics, NY  - Jul 25, 2008
So I guess it's not surprising that decking options have grown exponentially over the past several years. It wasn't long ago that the only choice was wood, which came in perhaps two or three species. However, thanks to an explosion of composite lumber, plastic decking and hardwood imports, there's now a dizzying array of decking available. ...
AERT ending alliance on Jan. 1
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AR  - Jul 25, 2008
SPRINGDALE — Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. ’s relationship with paper products giant Weyerhaeuser will end Jan. 1, top executives told investors this week....
Wood Composite Technologies Inc. announces new VP Production for ...
FOXBusiness  - Jul 28, 2008
Wood Composite Technologies Inc. ("Wood Composite" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Thompson, effective July 21, 2008, to the newly created position of Vice-President - Production for its decking manufacturing subsidiary company, Millennium Decking...

Fences and Weather

Fencing Flooded Neighborhoods
KIMT, IA  - Jul 29, 2008
Mason City, IA- Mason City is fencing off four neighborhoods around town. It hired McKiness Excavating to do the job. The owner tells us they first fenced severely damaged homes but have moved to other flooded properties as a security precaution...
Message to livestock owners: Check fences
Daily Nonpareil, IA  - Jul 28, 2008
We are asking all livestock owners to please check their fences. With all the rain and high winds this year, fence posts may not be holding up the way they usually do...

Fence Fights

Fence war back with vengeance
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand  - Jul 23, 2008
The war of the fences has resumed in the Cardrona Valley. A month after the Queenstown Lakes District Council relocated a fence erected near the Cardrona Hotel by Andre Prassinos, another fence has appeared close by....
Fence fight gets ugly at the beach
Mississauga News, Canada  - Jul 26, 2008
The Balm Beach fence controversy continues to get uglier. John Marion, who owns the house and much-disputed fence on the Georgian Bay shoreline, has been charged with assault, as has his son, Greg Marion, 42, following a fight with a 14-year-old Mississauga boy Thursday afternoon. Two different version of events have emerged, with both sides telling the Star they didn't start the fight...
Fence may not make good neighbors on Lake Helen lane
The DeLand-Deltona Beacon, FL  - Jul 29, 2008
Maybe not on Sand Crane Lane in Lake Helen. A neighbors' disagreement came into the public spotlight July 17 when Diego Micheo of 825 Sand Crane Lane told the Lake Helen City Commission his neighbor had installed a metal pole in the road that runs along their properties....

Local Government Issues

Selectmen opt for safer fence
Canton Journal, MA  - Jul 23, 2008
Citing safety concerns, Canton selectmen approved a modification of a proposed protective fence at the Forge Pond Bridge Tuesday. Although the original design, part of the Streetscape Project, called for a chain-link fence, selectmen favored a higher, iron fence, similar to what already exists on one side of Washington Street...
Fence editorial was misleading
Stockton Record, CA  - Jul 28, 2008
The editorial "Break down barriers" (Wednesday, The Record) discussed Stockton's branding consultant's recommendation to remove fences around Weber Point Events Center and said the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce Conference and Visitors Bureau endorses such action...
Fence aims to deter deaths
Ballard News Tribune, WA  - Jul 29, 2008
Plans to install a suicide-prevention barrier on the Aurora Bridge are moving forward as a citizen advisory committee continues to meet and discuss proposed designs. The Aurora Bridge, officially named the George Washington Memorial Bridge when it was built in 1931, has the second highest rate of suicides in the United States after the Golden Gate Bridge...


Community Issues

Making The Fence More Appealing
KIMA CBS 29, WA  - Jul 28, 2008
Wapato -- Craig Fisher, Citizens Protecting Resources says, "We said we'll go ahead and meet with you talk about the kind of screening that we think would be appropriate and that's when we ended up with some kind of a green screen plantings, smaller shrubs, bigger shrubs so that would block off the view of the wrecking yard from the highway."...
Fence to be raised to stop golf balls
Ventura County Star, CA  - Jul 28, 2008
A safety fence that stands between the driving range at Westlake Village Golf Course and Highway 101 will be doubled in height as a safety precaution. Thousand Oaks city planners gave golf course management the go-ahead to make the change after hearing that the existing 35-foot-high mesh screen fence ...
New barbed fence blocks downtown pedestrian route
The Carrboro Citizen, NC  - Jul 25, 2008
Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton expressed his dismay at a new eight-foot-tall, barbed-wire fence that runs along the perimeter of Estes Park Apartments, erected by the complex’s management and blocking a frequently used path for walkers and bikers between northern Chapel Hill and downtown Carrboro....
New fencing for Kirkham pub
Blackpool Citizen, UK  - Jul 29, 2008
The Chimes pub in Kirkham is ringing in the changes as a new fence, provided by Fylde Borough Council, is now in place. The fence, pictured, which acts as a barrier between the Chimes estate and the very busy A583, has been replaced by the council following concerns that the old fence was past its best. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence work resumes after Dolly
Houston Chronicle, TX  - Jul 29, 2008
AP While the Rio Grande Valley was busy with Hurricane Dolly and her aftermath, contractors began work on the area's first two segments of the border fence ...
$42M Border Fence Construction Under Way
NBC Sandiego.com, CA  - Jul 29, 2008
The double fencing stretches from the ocean at Border Field State Park into Smuggler’s Gulch, which empties into the Tijuana River Valley on the U.S. side of the border. That area has historically been San Diego's most heavily trafficked border stretch, in terms of illegal immigrants, drugs and criminal activity ...

Pool Safety

Kids drown due to poor fences: study
The Age, Australia  - Jul 29, 2008
Child deaths in NSW fell almost 40 per cent in the past decade, but the number of children drowning in backyard pools is unchanged, prompting calls for tougher fencing laws including regular inspections...
Penn Fencing Offers Tips on Poolside Safety
NEWS.com.au, Australia  - Jul 29, 2008
In light of recent reports on poolside deaths, Chad Galbreath, President of Penn Fencing, Inc, would like to present tips on how to better secure a recreational area with fencing. According to Galbreath, "There are many styles of fencing to choose from, but not all styles are approved for pool fencing. Some styles are too easy to climb over or have improper gaps that present a way for curious kids to get into the pool area unsupervised." ...
New fencing approved for pool
Cullman Times Online, AL  - Jul 29, 2008
Money was the central topic during Monday’s Hanceville City Council meeting. First on the night’s agenda was a $13,841.50 bid for new fencing for the city’s public pool. Mayor Katie Whitley said the pool’s current fencing had rusted considerably...

Schools and Fences

This is Nottingham, UK  - Jul 29, 2008
Plans to fence off a field used by village children have been branded prison-like. Woodborough Woods Primary has allowed youngsters to used its grounds out of hours and in holidays. But it now wants to put up an eight-foot high fence to improve security...
New Security Measures on the Way for Two Springfield High Schools
KEZI, OR  - Jul 29, 2008
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Workers have already begun installing a new fence around the Thurston High School campus. The fence is just the first part of the Springfield School District's plan to provide better security at Thurston and Springfield High Schools...
Catskill Confidential: Little guy wins in battle over big fence
Times Herald-Record, NY  - Jul 29, 2008
After a two-year battle to remove a green fence next to his Monticello property, Russ LaSpina was feeling pretty good last week. In the summer of 2006, the owners of the Mountain Mall on lower Broadway put up a 6-foot-tall, dark green fence 16 inches from LaSpina's First Class Formalwear and Big Ben Jewelers next door...

Fencing and Airports

New Fence to Surround Aiken Airport
RedOrbit, TX  - Jul 23, 2008
Jul. 23--Over 18,000 feet of fencing is being installed at the Aiken Municipal Airport. Aiken Department of Public Works Director Larry Morris said the fencing is being paid for by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for over $200,000. The fencing, which Morris says will encircle the entire airport, is being done by Hastie Fence Co., based in Agawam, Mass...


DIY - Consumers

Secrets of successful fences, gazebos and outdoor structures
Brantford Expositor, Canada  - Jul 25, 2008
When it comes to fences, gazebos and arbors, the more you put into design, workmanship and construction, the more you get back out in value and curb appeal. There's lots of room for fun in this regard, though few homeowners take advantage of the opportunity. Even when building budgets aren't an issue, outdoor structures are often so much less than they could be....

Stolen Fences

A criminal of ‘fence’!
The Brooklyn Paper, NY  - Jul 24, 2008
Oy vey! In the no-good-deed-goes-unpunished category, a Bensonhurst synagogue that was simply trying to make its facility more accessible to the disabled was the victim of an unholy theft when someone made off with its $15,000 exterior fence.....


IDF to dismantle 2.4 kilometers of separation fence at cost of NIS 50m
Ha'aretz, Israel  - Jul 27, 2008
After a five-year battle, the defense establishment has finally given in: It agreed to dismantle a 2.4-kilometer stretch of the separation fence north of Qalqilyah. The move will return 2,600 dunams of agricultural land to its Palestinian owners...
Assam Rifles to handle border fencing work in Manipur as User Agency
KanglaOnline, India  - Jul 23, 2008
IMPHAL, Jul 23: The Assam Rifles has been appointed as User Agency for the proposed erection of fencing at the international border with Myanmar which the Manipur government considers important for checking cross border terrorism and drug trafficking in the state, an official source said Wednesday...


Weird News

Flint, Mich., wants sponsors for surveillance cameras
Canoe, Canada - Jul 28, 2008
FLINT, Mich. - You've heard of adopt-a-highway programs - but how about adopting a police camera? That's how the city of Flint, Michigan, wants to cover the $420,000 cost of adding 14 surveillance cameras...

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