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Industry News

Master Halco announces new Monumental Iron Works™
Press Release  - Jun 7, 2008
ORANGE, Calif. — Master Halco, Inc., the world’s leading distributor and manufacturer of fence systems, announced the addition of Monumental Iron Works™ to their extensive group of fencing solutions. Monumental Iron Works™, or MIW, is a newly re-designed ornamental product line. Once only a regional favorite, MIW is now available with fast delivery to local Master Halco branch locations across North America....
Fences growing in popularity
Evansville Courier & Press (subscription), IN  - Jul 2, 2008
What’s growing fast along Eastern shorelines, winding its way into Mid-Atlantic horse country and lining more than a few residential streets in Salt Lake City? Would you believe vinyl fencing? Barely 30 years since vinyl fencing hit the home market, experts say it has now penetrated as much as 30 percent of the residential market in some regions of the country. And it shows no signs of slowing...
Click2Enter Mandated for Use by the State of Tennessee
PR Web (press release), WA   Jul 7, 2008
Legislation that could signal a fundamental change in the way public safety agencies gain access to gated facilities was passed on May 22nd, when Governor Bredesen of Tennessee signed HB649 into law. This BILL, sponsored by State Representative Turner and State Senator Haynes, mandates that any gated community or industrial facility be fitted with a radio-operated controlling device, capable of being activated by the un-modified transceiver radios used today by police...
Home Toys (press release), Canada -  - Jul 2, 2008
Home systems control is moving into the business of power monitoring and control in efforts to realize and reduce energy consumption for sustainability. Now add to that carbon footprint product ratings and now you see the rest of the picture. ...

Decking Industry News

AERT Business Update
PR Newswire  - Jul 3, 2008
SPRINGDALE, Ark., July 3, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- AERT, Inc. (Nasdaq:AERT), the leader in the Green building materials market, today announced the implementation of a process re-engineering plan designed to increase manufacturing efficiency, reduce expenses and increase cash flow...
NL Firm Leads Way On 'Green' Imports
TheDay, CT  - Jul 8, 2008
New London - General Woodcraft, a local specialty building-supply company, has become one of the largest importers of hardwood decking materials in the area, increasing its warehouse space and work force to keep up with the growing pace of “green” building...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Penguin fence criticised
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand - Jul 7, 2008
Totally bewildered" is Coastcare environmentalist Lorraine Adams' reaction to a fence being built at the Oamaru Harbour to protect a blue penguin reserve. ...
N.B. government launches moose awareness campaign for drivers
Buteman, UK  - Jul 4, 2008
Landry was asked if erecting more moose fencing would be more appropriate, but he says the government has already put up 260 kilometres of moose fencing and it can't fence every road in the province...
'Devil-proof' fences to save Tassie icon
ABC Science Online, Australia  - Jul 7, 2008
The Tasmanian devil could be living in fenced off areas of Tasmania and mainland Australia in a bid to halt the spread of a deadly cancer currently decimating its numbers. ...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Cattle guards in debate
Kerrville Daily Times, TX  - Jul 4, 2008
Kerr County Commissioners’ decision to remove three cattle guards on Wilson Creek Road could be a sign of things yet to come.The possibility of phasing out all cattle guards on county roads has been placed on the table as well. ...
Virtual fencing - A new way of corralling cattle is being tested in New Mexico
Economist, UK  - Jul 4, 2008
BUILDING and maintaining the fences needed to control livestock is an expensive and time-consuming business. The materials alone can cost more than $20,000 a kilometre. On top of that, there is the cost of repairing damage caused by wild animals and falling trees...


Community Issues

Judge Orders Fence Struck in Brooklyn
New York Times, NY  - Jul 3, 2008
A Brooklyn judge on Wednesday ordered the removal of an 18-foot-tall, 200-foot-long metal fence that separates the Red Hook Recreation Area from the Henry Street Basin. City lawyers had argued that the fence was built illegally and impeded access to the Red Hook waterfront...
Couple sparks graffiti debate in Des Moines
Chicago Tribune, IL  - Jul 5, 2008
DES MOINES, Iowa - City officials in Des Moines have sparked a debate over the definition of graffiti. That's after a couple was allowed to keep hand-painted religious symbols on their fence despite complaints from a neighbor...
Rothesay fence plan on hold - for now
The Canadian Press, N.B. - Jul4, 2008
THE construction of Rothesay pier's brand new prison-esque security fence has been put on hold - for a short while at least - pending the outcome of talks between senior Argyll and Bute Council officials and elected councillors on the subject...
Pub fences 'mar approach to Morpeth'
Morpeth Herald, UK  - Jul 4, 2008
PUB bosses have come under fire over new fences said to spoil the entrance to Morpeth. Owners S&N Pub Enterprises made a restrospective planning application for the timber fences erected on stone walls at the Sun Inn, ...
Fence, pillars highlight new look
Tidewater News, VA - Jul 3, 2008
CAPRON—Thanks to the support of the Camp Younts Foundation and more than 100 individual contributors, the Capron Cemetery has a brand new look straight out of the pages of history ...

Local Government Issues

Cintra Park fence welcomed
Reading Evening Post, UK - Jul 7, 2008
Travellers who made Cintra Park their home on four separate occasions will have to find somewhere new to live now council officers have started to put up barriers...
Good fence makes for bad neighbours
Toronto Star, Canada  - Jul 5, 2008
There are at least two sides to every story – especially stories about fences. But a recent tale about a wooden fence pitting private property rights against public access to the waterfront in the cottage community of Balm Beach proved to be as faceted as a postmodern novel...
Charges laid in fence incident
Alliston Herald, Canada - Jul 4, 2008
A long-running dispute surrounding the construction of a two-metre-high cedar fence that divides the public beach from private property took a nasty turn that day when a man took a chainsaw to a section of the fence...

Fences and The Olympics

Olympic intruders for high jump on 5,000-volt fence
Times Online, UK - Jul 4, 2008
A perimeter fence four metres high and topped with electrified wire is to be built around the 240-hectare London Olympic Park this year, Games authorities said yesterday....
Olympic sites beef up security
Builder and Engineer, UK - Jul 7, 2008
The search has started for contractors to provide security services for the Olympic Park. The contract includes security guards and systems to control access to the site. Other measures to ensure the safety and security of workers and local people in the area are also included....

Schools and Fences

New fence coming for school
The Nation Newspaper, Barbados - Jul 7, 2008
A NEW FENCE will be erected at St Christopher's Primary School during the summer vacation. Minister of Education Ronald Jones stated this during an interview yesterday. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Judge stalls border fence at UT Brownsville
Dallas Morning News, TX  - Jul 1, 2008
A perimeter fence four metres high and topped with electrified wire is to be built around the 240-hectare London Olympic Park this year, Games authorities said yesterday....
False Victory at the Border
New York Times, NY  - Jul 1, 2008
How secure is the border? The opinion of government optimists is that it is way secure. So secure you wouldn’t believe it — and not as secure as it will be...
Mexico Border Fence To Divide Farmer's Land
NPR  - Jul 8, 2008
The U.S. plans to finish building nearly 700 miles of fence along the U.S. Mexico border by the end of the year. Some of it will cut right through land that people live on and use...
EPA concerns: Border fence draws criticism
El Paso Times, TX  - Jul 1, 2008
Environmental Protection Agency officials have added their concerns to those of many other agencies, local governments and individuals concerning the fence on the U.S.-Mexico border...


Prison fence malfunctions
EastOregonian.info (subscription), OR  - Jul 5, 2008
A perimeter fence at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla malfunctioned Friday, knocking out one of at least six layers of security at the facility...

Fences - History and Art

Fence a painful divider for villagers
ABC Science Online, Australia  - Jul 7, 2008
PYATSKUNY, Belarus | When Stanislava Subach wants to lay flowers on her husband's grave, she puts them into a plastic shopping bag and adds some stones for weight. She then tosses the package over a metal fence into what is now another country, and the flowers are to be picked up by former neighbors and placed on the grave...
Fencing the Museum: 7 Artists Create a Hoarding for the Stedelijk Museum
Art Daily  - Jul 7, 2008
AMSTERDAM.- The project 'Fencing the Museum' involves seven young artists creating a completely different appearance every two months for the fence surrounding the building site of the new Stedelijk Museum...
New Hanover fence marks Revolution-era road
Richmond Times Dispatch, VA  - Jul 7, 2008
It might be a head-turner for motorists passing along U.S. 301 just south of Hanover Courthouse, but fences like the new one outside Hanover Courthouse Park were a common sight throughout Virginia in the 18th and 19th centuries....


Weird News

Truck rams Concorde, knocks off its nose
Canoe, Canada - Jul 8, 2008
NEW YORK - An embarrassed museum official says a two-week nose job should reverse the damage a Concorde supersonic jet suffered when a truck rammed it....

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