Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe November 11, 2008  
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Industry News

Encon’s Training Director Instructs at the 2nd Annual Gate Operator Installation School
Press Release  - Nov 6, 2008
Encon’s Training Director, Tim Nordstrom, was one of ten industry veterans invited to instruct at this second Gate Operator Installation School (GOIS) held at the Tulsa Technology Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 5-10, 2008....
Vinyl Building Product Giant Closes Doors:
Building-Products.com, CA  - Nov 6, 2008
Vinyl building products manufacturer Jancor Cos., Perrysburg, Oh., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and abruptly shuttered its five plants Oct. 25...
CPI Plastics Group Limited financial restructuring
Trading Markets (press release), CA  - Nov 10, 2008
CPI's Outdoor Living Products Group manufactures and markets eon(R) Decking and Fencing Systems, as well as high value-added cladding and accessory ...
Bahrain International Airport to install biometric security
ThirdFactor, UK  - Nov 11, 2008
Officials have confirmed that Bahrain International Airport will install biometric security gates, according to a Gulf Daily News article. ...

Decking Industry News

Composite Decking Debate: Solid vs. Hollow
Building-Products.com, CA  - Nov 10, 2008
ALL composite decking is not created alike. Most noticeably, some manufacturers produce solid boards, while others craft hollow or "voided" profiles....
Manufacturers Increase Production of Wood-Plastic Composites
Azom.com  - Nov 4, 2008
Jon Nash of Applied Market Information (AMI) has cited new growth in the European markets for wood-plastic composites (WPC) including an increase in sales from Deceuninck, ....

Local Government Issues - Ordinance

Select Board disagrees about fences
Manchester Journal, VT  - Nov 10, 2008
ARLINGTON - Select Board members disagreed on how to handle a pair of wooden fences that have been constructed on the property owned by Howard Kopelson and Maxine Kaplan. ...
City to consider new fence ordinance
MADISONet.com, SD - Nov 7, 2008
CARLSBAD — A 2007 legislative appropriation of $125,000 for 26 miles of fencing along a county road is not enough to get the job done. But further delaying the project could put the money at risk of being taken back by the governor, county leaders said...
Bigler supervisors adopt privacy fence ordinance
Clearfield Progress, PA - Nov 7, 2008
At last night's meeting, the Bigler Township Supervisors adopted an ordinance concerning privacy fences. In short, the ordinance will affect fencing erected within 10 feet of property lines and in excess of 4 feet in height...
Zoners: No ‘hardship' behind fence request
MADISONet.com, SD - Nov 7, 2008
A request for a two-foot variance in the height of a fence was rejected by the Morris Zoning Board of Appeals during a 40-minute meeting Wednesday afternoon. ...

Local Government Issues - Ordinance

Borough may use $8K for fencing
Lebanon Daily News, PA  - Nov 10, 2008
JONESTOWN — The borough has some leftover money — and officials are on the fence over how to spend it. Mayor George Kaufman told members of Borough Council last week that there is $8,000 remaining from a $20,000 state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ...
‘Crash fence’ is going up on Hesper St.
Saugus Advertiser, MA  - Nov 5, 2008
Hesper Street residents may soon sleep a little easier at night as the town moves forward with plans to construct a barrier to protect homes from falling debris ...
Feds fix fences at GSA depot in Hillsborough to deter trespassing
Scarlet Scuttlebutt, NJ  - Nov 5, 2008
HILLSBOROUGH —In an attempt to prevent trespassers from accessing the abandoned 369-acre General Services Administration's Belle Mead Depot, the federal government has repaired breaches in the fence line. ...
Windsor plans to fence unsafe properties
9NEWS.com, CO  - Nov 9, 2008
The city is prepared to place a fence around properties still deemed unsafe by mid-November. The bill would be sent to the owner ...
Fence to be raised to prevent train robberies
Mumbai Newsline, India  - Nov 9, 2008
The snatching of a mobile phone from a woman commuter a couple of days ago has once again brought into focus the frequent robberies and chain-snatching incidents ...

Community Fence Projects

Building a fence
York News-Times, NE  - Nov 10, 2008
Henderson, NE — Members of the Heartland wrestling program stepped forward when needed to help build a fence to keep children safe....

Community Issues

Group fights fence plan
Diss Express, UK  - Nov 7, 2008
An action group has been set up to prevent a fence being put around Rectory Meadow in Diss. The first meeting of Rectory Meadow Action Group was held on ...
Safety fence is left behind by stadium bosses
Reading Evening Post, UK  - Nov 7, 2008
When Reading Racers locked the gates behind them at Smallmead Stadium they left behind quite a lot of equipment. The management took the air fence, starting gate and tractors...

Fences and Animals - Farming

To protect livestock feed from deer, fences can be modified
The Prairie Star, MT  - Nov 10, 2008
In many areas of Montana, deer, elk, and antelope cause significant monetary losses to agricultural producers by consuming forage meant for livestock or cash grain crops ...
Pest animals move in on wine production
Stock and Land, Australia  - Nov 10, 2008
Littore Family Vineyards, one of Australia's largest independent wine grape growers, have had to invest in over 30km of feral-proof fencing to keep rabbits, hares, foxes and kangaroos ...
Asbill wants to fence 'Dead Cow Road'
Carlsbad Current Argus, NM - Nov 6, 2008
CARLSBAD — A 2007 legislative appropriation of $125,000 for 26 miles of fencing along a county road is not enough to get the job done. But further delaying the project could put the money at risk of being taken back by the governor, county leaders said...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Plan for electrified dingo grids and fences splits Fraser Island
NEWS.com.au, Australia - Nov 4, 2008
ELECTRIFIED dingo grids and fences are causing more than one intended division in the small community on picturesque Fraser Island. The $750000 fencing ...
Zoo told to fix fences
Independent, UK  - Nov 5, 2008
One of Britain's top zoos has been ordered to fix its fences amid fears that lions and tigers could escape, a report obtained by The Independent shows...


USA Mexico Border Fence

What will Barack’s victory mean for border fence?
Brownsville Herald, TX  - Nov 7, 2008
Will the presidential administration of Barack Obama derail the border fence set to soon run through Brownsville's backyard? robably not, according to academics and former policymakers. But South Texas landowners have not given up hope...
Customs and Border Patrol delays building sections of fence
San Antonio Express, TX  - Nov 9, 2008
BROWNSVILLE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is putting off construction of 14 miles of border fence in what Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said Friday is an indication parts of the fence in Texas ...

DIY - Consumers

Downhill decorations Old skis find new life as a fence in one Columbus backyard
The Columbus Dispatch, OH  - Nov 10, 2008
There are no ski slopes in central Ohio that can rival those in Colorado -- but there is a ski fence. The fence, made from old skis, is a little bit of Vail in the backyard of a house in a neighborhood just north of ....
Dress up your back yard by replacing the fencing
Vineland Daily Journal, NJ  - Nov 7, 2008
Have an old fence that's in need of repairs? If so, now may be a good time to consider replacing it, as there's something for everyone...
Homeowner's obligations when installing fence
AZ Central.com, AZ  - Nov 5, 2008
When our next-door neighbors built their home, we did not charge them to connect to our fence when they put up their backyard fence. We now want to replace our fence with a block wall. ...

Weird News

Cops: Dogs drove car through fence
The Money Times, India  - Nov 10, 2008
Skurup, Sweden-- A miniature Schnauzer and its Chinese Crested friend were fingered as the culprits in a Swedish runaway car incident, police said.. ...

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