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Question of the Week 5/13/08
Stolen Fences |
There are a couple stories this week about fence material being stolen and sold for scrap. It begs the question, if a fence is meant to secure something, how do secure the fence?
Question of the Week Blog
|LMT Mercer Group Introduces Over 35 New Products For 2008 Galaxy Solar Lighting Options|
Press Release - May 9, 2008
Lawrenceville, N.J. - LMT Mercer Group, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of over 35 new products for 2008. This year, LMT has introduced more than 35 new products to the assortment, with more new products set for introduction in the near future. They now offer more options at competitive prices than any other vinyl and wood composite accessory manufacturer...
|FAAC USA Opens New Branch Facility|
Proffesional Door Dealer - May 8, 2008
FAAC USA announces the opening of its new branch facility in Jacksonville, Fla. The branch will house a working demo showroom, fully stocked warehouse and will provide customers with a complete technical training facility...
Decking Industry News
|Trex Introduces Exclusive Trex Hideaway Hidden Fastening System|
Building Online, CA - May 8, 2008
WINCHESTER, VA -- Trex announced that its Trex Brasilia collection will feature the proprietary Trex Hideaway Hidden Fastening System of grooved boards and clips. Manufactured in partnership with Tiger Claw – pioneer of the hidden fastener industry – Trex Hideaway will offer contractors and homeowners greater installation flexibility ...
|Hot Prospect: Thermally treated wood ready to set the decking market on fire|
BPD-Building Products Digest, CA - May 7, 2008
Thermally modified wood is the latest entry in the U.S. decking marketplace. Unlike recently introduced alternatives, the product is real wood that is treated with heat or steam-but no chemicals or other additives.
"This industry has heard a lot of promises through the years: promises of a wood product that would truly be a viable alternative to composites and treated materials,"...
|This small manufacturer is smiling|
Edmonton Journal, Canada - May 10, 2008
EDMONTON - It's hard to find much optimism in Canada's battered manufacturing sector these days. Thanks to the soaring loonie, high energy costs and a sagging U.S. economy, more than 300,000 Canadian factory jobs have been axed in recent years...
|AZEK Buying Railing Producer Composatron|
BPD-Building Products Digest, CA - May 8, 2008
Composite decking manufacturer AZEK Building Products, Scranton, Pa., is entering the composite railing market, after agreeing to acquire Composatron Manufacturing, Toronto, Ont.
USA Mexico Border Fence
|Virtual border fence may become reality in Texas|
Houston Chronicle, TX - May 13, 2008
WASHINGTON — Sections of Texas' border with Mexico eventually could be secured by the same kind of high-tech "virtual fence" that's been deployed in Arizona, key legislators said Friday after touring the state-of-the-art surveillance network.
|Man stole roadside fencing|
Sunderland Echo, UK - May 11, 2008
A man stole fence panels from beside the road in a bid to cash in on their scrap value. Durham Crown Court heard council workmen erected several panels around a bus stop on the A1086 Horden to Blackhall road in County Durham. But three men were seen loading spare ones, which had been chained to a tree, on to a pick-up truck...
DIY - Consumers
|Setting posts, stretching fence|
Pittsburg Morning Sun, KS - May 6, 2008
PITTSBURG — As a United Methodist, I believe that God changes us through his grace and that this grace, with the help of the Holy Spirit, can be received through works. As a part of my own personal theology of trying to get to heaven through yard work, I spent the morning pouring concrete around some fence posts I was setting in my back yard in order to repair my chain link fence...
|Prison Fence Keeps Prisoners From Escaping|
TurnTo23.com, CA - May 12, 2008
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Prior to installing a security fence over a year ago, it was a common occurrence at the Lerdo Minimum Security Prison for some inmates to escape. There have been zero escapes since the fence was installed....
Local Government Issues
|Province to fence Sikome Lake|
Calgary Herald, Canada - May 8, 2008
Concerns over crowd control, late-night drinking and strangers taking photos of children are prompting the province to build a fence around Sikome Lake...
|Family angered by lack of fence at sand pit |
Tallahassee Democrat, FL - May 8, 2008
The 8-year-old boy who drowned Tuesday afternoon in an industrial sand pit will be buried Sunday at Southside Cemetery, on Capital Circle Southeast near the airport, his family said Thursday. Kyle Jones, a third-grader at Canopy Oaks Elementary School, fell into a pool of water in the sand pit near his home while looking for tadpoles...
|Dangerous fence gets new attention |
Ocala.com, FL - May 7, 2008
The once-sagging section of chain link fence next to Interstate 75 has for years been the west end of a shortcut for children and adults alike going between ...
|Council to set new regulations for fences|
Burleson-Crowley Connection, TX - May 8, 2008
Burleson residents will soon be met with changes taking place in their own backyards. The Burleson City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Thursday night to amend city code affecting fences and buffer zones. City staff will make changes to the ordinance, and planning official Stephen Cook said the details will be ironed out in the next several months. Among other plans...
|Homeowners, Fiesta Lanes developer clash over fences|
San Jose Mercury News, CA - May 12, 2008
Standing on the doorstep of her 1918 house, Terri Balandra read the letter. At first she got angry. Then, thinking it was a joke, she laughed. She's not laughing now. The San Jose homeowner and real estate broker is one of 17 people who've received heavy-handed letters from ROEM,...
|Sandstorm Over Developer’s Beach Fence |
East Hampton Star, NY - May 8, 2008
A fence that was put up across a stretch of land overlooking the northwest corner of Lake Montauk to block access to the beach there drew a crowd — including a reporter and photographer from The New York Daily News — to the Montauk Citizens...
|Residents: Fuzzy Green Fence
Has Got to Go |
Garden City Life, NY - May 7, 2008
Back in November Garden City Life got word from Dartmouth Street resident Richard Bankosky of what he described as an "opaque green fence" running the length of Edgemere Road. Bankosky's home corners Edgemere Road and both himself and his neighbors for months have had to look at the green screening material ...
Fences and Animals - Wildlife
|Indigenous owners drop Fraser Island dingo fence challenge|
ABC Online, Australia - May 10, 2008
A Queensland Indigenous group has dropped its legal attempt to stop the State Government's construction of dingo fences on Fraser Island. The Butchella people say they were not properly consulted about the fences, which they say have damaged sacred cultural sites near the townships of Eurong and Happy Valley...
|Special fence is good news for forest newts|
Scotsman, United Kingdom - May 9, 2008
CONSERVATIONISTS have built a specially designed newt fence in a Scottish forest to protect the creatures from tree-felling work. When a colony of rare great crested newts was found in the Yair Forest near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, wildlife officers acted to protect them from nearby forestry work...
Fence Contractors in the News
|Stove starts fence company fire|
Press of Atlantic City, NJ - May 9, 2008
DENNISVILLE - A fire at a fence-making company Friday afternoon appears to have started in a wood-burning stove, authorities said Saturday...
Fencing and Airports
|Authority calls for airport renovation|
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, TN - May 7, 2008
...Other projects include painting Hangar 6, repairing the perimeter chain link fence and replacing the electronic gate operator. Clark told the committee the airport, which he described as "embarrassing," is a vital resource to stimulate economic growth and attract industries to Clarksville...
|Four-sided pool fences endorsed by committee|
Toronto Star, Canada - May 10, 2008
Toronto's requirement that all backyard pools be enclosed by a permanent four-sided fence, considered the most stringent rule in Canada, has been endorsed by a council committee....
|Fences upheld in pool-safety vote|
Toronto Star, Canada - May 11, 2008
They weighed alarms and latches, pool covers and public education. In the end, the city's licensing committee voted Friday to uphold a five-month-old bylaw, requiring outdoor private swimming pools to be surrounded by four-sided fences. The bylaw -- the toughest in North America -- came into effect last December...
USA Canada Border Fence
|Tancredo calls for fence on the Canadian border |
Garden City Life, NY - May 7, 2008
Rep. Tom Tancredo, a Colorado Republican famous for his fight against illegal immigration, said this week that the United States should build a fence along the Northern border with Canada. Tancredo was reacting to reports that the Canada Border Services Agency lost track of 41,000 people that were ordered deported ...
|Man jailed when daughter fails to get diploma|
Canoe, Canada - May 13, 2008
CINCINNATI (AP) — A man ordered by a judge to make sure his daughter hit the books has found himself in jail because she failed to earn a high school equivalency diploma...
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