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FenceWeek Video - 6/17/08
Raising Customers Expectations
Barry Willingham from Ameristar Fence Products discusses raising expectations in the Fence Industry
|Merchants Metals TangoRail® Self Adjusting Ornamental Steel Fence System Is Now Available Nationwide |
BusinessWire, CA - Jun 16, 2008
HOUSTON, TX - Merchants Metals has announced that its TangoRail® Self Adjusting Ornamental Steel Fence System is now available for sale and distribution nationwide. When the product was initially rolled out in January of 2008, it was manufactured solely at the Statesville, NC facility and was available in the Eastern half of US. TangoRail® is now also manufactured in the Merchants Metals Mexicali facility and is available in the Western half of the US as well ...
Decking Industry News
|New Report on Wood Plastic Composites|
High Performance Composites - Jun 17, 2008
Composites made by combining wood fibers or wood flour with polymer resins comprise a fast-growing market segment (see, for example, CT December 2007 (p. 25) or visit www.compositesworld.com/ct/issues/2007/December/112269). The low weight and mechanical properties of wood plastic composites (WPCs) have enabled fabrication ...
|Homeowners turning to synthetic decking|
abc7.com, CA - Jun 17, 2008
It takes work to keep wood decks looking nice. If you don't stain them every few years, they're likely to crack and fade. Now, one out of five homeowners are putting in synthetic decking in the hopes of cutting down on maintenance...
Fence Contractors in the News
|Head of LI fence company pleads guilty to tax evasion|
Newsday, NY - Jun 13, 2008
The president of a prominent Long Island fence installation company admitted yesterday that he had defrauded the government of $2.4 million in taxes by paying many of his employees and himself partly in unreported cash. ...
|Another golden link in folly of the fence|
Baltimore Sun, MD - Jun 15, 2008
Like any good story (and any good artwork) this spring's saga of the golden fence grabbed attention, triggered emotions and sparked discussion for days. Then, as quickly as the spray-painted chain link fence went up around Mount Vernon Place, as part of an art exhibit...
|Yard Lumber & Fence Supply to close|
Industrial Distribution, MA - Jun 16, 2008
Yard Lumber & Fence Supply, a building materials distributor based in Modesto, Calif., plans to shut down, the Modesto Bee reported. Owner Gary Robinson told the newspaper the closure was prompted by slow sales and his desire to pursue other interests. Robinson said he’ll close the business June 18 and offer any remaining inventory at auction. ...
DIY - Consumers
|On the Fence? Here's How to Decide|
Orlando Sentinel, FL - Jun 14, 2008
Building any type of fence is strenuous work, but the results are gratifying and an eye-catching improvement to a house. Though a fence made of chain-link doesn't have the pizazz of more stylish ones, you won't find a more hardworking or long-lasting material that adds protection and privacy to your property...
|You may be on fence with this job|
The Washington Post, DC - Jun 12, 2008
Last year's mild winter meant that Rick Poppleton started getting calls earlier than usual this spring, but the reasons are always the same: Someone got a new dog and needed an enclosed area for the puppy to play in. Another person couldn't stand looking at a neighbor's mess for a moment longer ...
|Closing the gate on fence dispute won't be easy|
The Express-Times, PA - Jun 16, 2008
I had a fence installed in 2006 by DP Fence for $6,000. I later paid $375 for yearly maintenance. In 2007 I had numerous problems with the fence coming apart. I requested service numerous times with no response ...
Fencing and Railroads
|Good Fences Make Happy Neighbors |
New York Times, NY - Jun 16, 2008
FOR at least four years, Barbara Grebin and fellow residents of Bay Ridge Towers, a pair of 30-story co-op buildings at the northern tip of that Brooklyn neighborhood, have been fighting to seal off access to the train tracks that run under the complex’s parking deck and alongside its foundations...
|LeClaire fences over fence concerns|
Quad City Times, IA - Jun 15, 2008
LeCLAIRE, Iowa — Business owners, residents and city officials are finding themselves on different sides of the fence over plans to put up chain-link fencing between railroad tracks and the downtown riverfront levee.
Fences and Animals
|Winds of change blowing into Norco|
Press-Enterprise, CA - Jun 16, 2008
NORCO - The new section of horse trail fencing outside Blue Ribbon Donuts has already been dissected by the men in faded jeans and work boots who like to gather out front to sip their coffee. Installed as a test sample, the strip of fence in question is tan. It is round and sports two rails. Oh, and it's plastic...
|Don't fence me in |
The Muskegon Chronicle, MI - Jun 11, 2008
She even called to give him the "breaking news," Greeno said. Such a sighting typically wouldn't create such excitement. But the controversy surrounding the $303,000 "turtle fences" erected last summer to keep turtles from crossing the busy freeway, made Greeno's sighting especially "comical," said Greeno of Twin Lake....
|Victim, mom like fencing change |
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, CA - Jun 13, 2008
The removal of the wooden fencing began in September 2006 - one month after 20-year-old Daniel Roybal of San Dimas was killed by a fence post in a car crash. Vinyl fencing is being erected in its place....
|Fenced area in shopping center may violate codes |
News-Leader.com, MO - Jun 17, 2008
The Pizza House at East Bennett Street and South Glenstone Avenue has been in the same spot for 50 years, a Springfield landmark which many local residents patronize as regularly as they fill up their gas tanks....
|How to protect kids from pools |
GoErie.com, PA - Jun 16, 2008
tragic made a Clovis, Calif., couple do something they had never done in the 10 years they've lived in their home. It caused Dwight Siemens and his wife, Mary, to enclose their swimming pool with a removable mesh fence. They have two sons -- the youngest is a senior in high school -- but the idea of safety barrier hadn't crossed their minds before...
Fences and Neighbors
|Kirby: Order up a moat with my vinyl fence |
Salt Lake Tribune, UT - Jun 10, 2008
Robert Frost wrote a poem about how good fences make good neighbors. I'm guessing Frost only had good neighbors. You can't build a fence strong enough for bad ones. I like all of my neighbors except two. First is Harley directly to the east. He's a loudmouth with poor hygiene. That's the downside of fences - they don't stop noise or smell...
Local Government Issues
|Park fence fix may cost $85000|
Rome News-Tribune, GA - Jun 17, 2008
That’s the cost of removing the chain link fences installed when fields were upgraded and replacing them with TimBarrier — a rustic wooden fence system designed to block vehicle traffic...
|City to crack down on fences |
Graham Leader, TX - Jun 10, 2008
The city of Graham is prepared to crack down on front-yard fences that don’t meet city regulations, City Manager Larry Fields told City Council during a regular meeting Thursday. City ordinances say that fences in front yards can be no more than three feet high and must be decorative by nature...
|County repeals local fencing law|
Southwest Virginia Today, VA - Jun 12, 2008
Out is in. And in is out. Got it? The Wythe County Board of Supervisors repealed a 24-year-old local fencing law Tuesday night by a 6-1 vote, changing the county from a “fence in” locality to a “fence out” district in returning to default state law...
|Fence issue pits privacy vs. safety|
New Richmond News, WI - Jun 12, 2008
The agenda for the June 9 Roberts Village Board meeting was packed, and members met for more than four hours. However, they accomplished several things. One of the first big discussions came from a fence variance request by resident Craig Dillon...
Fences and Weather
|Repairing Farm Fences Wrecked by Storms Can Give Rise to Special Challenges|
Senaca News Dispatch, MO - Jun 11, 2008
Severe weather has created many challenges for rural landowners in Missouri. As a result, Joe Koenen, agriculture business specialist with University of Missouri Extension, says it is important to know what can be done when repairing and replacing fences on a property line....
Community Fence Projects
|Volunteers fence off nature reserve |
Filey Today, UK - Jun 13, 2008
CONSERVATION volunteers have been working to install new fencing at Filey Country Park.
Moves to fence off part of the park and declare it a nature reserve have been met with criticism from the town council and residents...
USA Mexico Border Fence
|Fighting the fence |
The Economist - Jun 12, 2008
NO SOONER has Eloisa Tamez parked on the dirt road that runs through her backyard in El Calaboz than a big car trundles up to investigate. “And here comes the famous Border Patrol. They're curious,” she says drily. The agent behind the wheel has recently moved down from Oklahoma, and she chides him for not knowing the history of this little stretch of the border...
|Senators Lobbying for Levee-Fence Proposal |
KVEO-TV, TX - Jun 16, 2008
Now that Cameron County understands the federal government is serious about putting up a border-fence, things are changing. A while back, the Department of Homeland Security decided to stop considering the levee-fence concept for Cameron County. Instead, they vowed to put up a regular border fence, not on the levees...
|Fences in a borderless world |
United Press International, Asia, China - Jun 16, 2008
Manila, Philippines — According to an online dictionary, the word fence comes from Middle English "fens," short for "defens" which means defense. Perhaps the best example of a fence constructed for defense is the Great Wall of China which protected the northern borders of the Chinese empire...
|Well-heeled dog loses $10M in court ruling
Canoe, Canada - Jun 17, 2008
NEW YORK - It's just the kind of thing that would have made the "Queen of Mean" growl. A Manhattan surrogate court judge has decided to slash the trust fund that the late Leona Helmsley established for her little dog named Trouble. ...
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