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Industry News

Get a Deep Insight into the US Fencing Market
MarketWatch  - Oct 30, 2008
US demand for fencing is forecast to expand approximately two percent per annum to 935 million linear feet in 2012. A recovery in the residential market ...
US Fence in Flint to add 100 new jobs
ABC12.com, MI  - Oct 29, 2008
There's good news on the job front. Over the next few years, a local company will add almost 100 new jobs. It's happening at U.S. Fence. The business on Robert T. Longway Boulevard supplies big-box retailers like Lowe's and Home Depot...
Amazing Gates Announces Acquisition of Zareba Systems' Professional Automatic Gate Opener Product Line
PR Web (press release), WA  - Oct 31, 2008
Amazing Gates of America, LLC announces today that it is acquiring the professional series automatic gate opener product line from Zareba Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZRBA). Amazing Gates ships "Do-It-Yourself" wrought iron driveway gates and fence to customers across the United States. Ken Helfer, Managing Partner at Amazing Gates...
US Fence buying Crane Fencing, closing Mason plant
Dayton Business Journal, OH  - Oct 29, 2008
Crane Fencing Solutions in Mason will close following its purchase by U.S. Fence Inc., according to a report in Plastics News. The acquisition, expected to close Oct. 31, will eliminate 82 jobs at the Mason plant, which has been put up for sale. U.S. Fence plans to consolidate the equipment...
CertainTeed Corporation Enhances Its ColorView(TM) Exterior Style and Color Selector to Provide More Web-Based Visualization Options for Homeowners
Press Release  - Oct 30, 2008
CertainTeed Corporation is pleased to introduce enhancements to ColorView(TM), the company's online interactive exterior style and color selector. Homeowners can now visualize how CertainTeed's high-end roofing, vinyl and fiber cement siding, trim, fencing, railing and decking products ...
Toro® Dingo® Diesel Compact Utility Loaders “Biodiesel Ready”
Press Release  - Oct 23, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (Oct. 23, 2008) – All 2009 model year Toro® Dingo® TX 525 wide track and TX 525 narrow track diesel compact utility loaders will be biodiesel compatible for blends up to B20, which represents a mixture of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel fuel ...

Decking Industry News

Building Stairs Now Easier with New Code Compliant Rail Post Support Available for Deck Stairs
PR Web (press release), WA  - Oct 30, 2008
Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2008 -- Deck builders have had an age old problem when it comes to attaching posts to deck platforms, let alone attaching posts to deck stairs. It's a safety issue. ...
AERT selects Hanna as CFO
New CFO Named by AERT  - Oct 30, 2008
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AR - Nov 4, 2008
Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2008 -- Deck builders have had an age old problem when it comes to attaching posts to deck platforms, let alone attaching posts to deck stairs. It's a safety issue. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Running a fence firm takes a lot of groundwork
Los Angeles Times, CA  - Nov 3, 2008
After spending years climbing the corporate ladder at national credit card issuer MBNA Corp., Craig Lewis decided he wasn't going to be content unless he could run his own company...

Local Government Issues

On the books: Law requiring pool fencing already part of building code
Neosho Daily News, MO  - Oct 29, 2008
Less than a month after being taken off a proposed list of new fence restrictions in Neosho, a requirement that fencing must be constructed around private swimming pools is back on. Actually, it never technically left. ..
Windsor may fence off tornado-damaged buildings
KJCT8.com, CO  - Nov 3, 2008
WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) - The town of Windsor may soon erect fences around some buildings that haven't been repaired since a devastating tornado last spring...
Saugus to install fence below crumbling wall
The Daily Item of Lynn, MA  - Oct 30, 2008
SAUGUS - Though months have passed with little movement toward repairing the collapsing wall that teeters above them, the residents on Hesper Street are about to get a little relief....

Community Issues

Community is angered by recreation ground fences
GazetteLive, UK  - Nov 1, 2008
A DECISION to block access to a recreation ground has caused a row in a community. Acres of open space behind Redcar Fire Station on the A1085 Trunk Road have been available to dog walkers, children and cyclists for years.....
Owner putting up fence to secure problem building from vandals
Journal Pioneer, Canada  - Oct 31, 2008
SUMMERSIDE – A six-foot steel barbed-wire fence will soon surround a vacant building that has been targeted by vandals and some fear poses a safety concern....

Schools and Fences

Extra fencing to keep schoolies gatecrashers out
ABC Online, Australia  - Nov 3, 2008
An extra layer of fencing will be added to a special area set aside for schoolies revellers on Surfers Paradise beach later this month....
Calls School Fences Ugly, Illegal and Unsafe
Castro Valley Forum, CA  - Nov 1, 2008
Though nobody would argue that safety is not a valid concern, one could argue that the fencing itself could pose a serious safety risk to children...

Community Fence Projects

Volunteers construct fence for fire-damaged Central Union Church and school
Honolulu Advertiser, HI  - Nov 1, 2008
Volunteers from the community, Central Union Church and the church preschool and kindergarten are helping construct a fence today around school buildings that were damaged by a fire Oct. 22...
Girl Scouts replace fencing at camp
Dubuque Telegraph Herald, IA  - Oct 28, 2008
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois have installed new fencing for its horse program at Camp Little Cloud with a grant from the Dubuque ...

Electric Fences

Freak accident kills farmer
NZ Herald Christchurch Metro, New Zealand  - Nov 1, 2008
The widow of a popular father-of-three has told how he was electrocuted during a freak incident on his farm. Stephen Potroz, 43, died after the electric fence he was putting up connected with overhead powerlines...
Campaign Shocker: Electric Fence Rigged On Sign
Greensboro Telegram, NC  - Oct 31, 2008
CHAPEL HILL - A Chapel Hill electrical engineer who was tired of people stealing his campaign signs hooked up his electric fence to a sign and set up a video camera....

Fences in the Courts

Court action threat in fence dispute
Hull Daily Mail, UK  - Oct 31, 2008
A FURIOUS Bilton resident has vowed to take East Riding Council to court after officials took away his fence. George Platts, 65, has been involved in a two-year spat with the ....

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Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Barrister to report on Fraser Is dingo fences
ABC Online, Australia  - Nov 3, 2008
A Queensland barrister has been appointed to look at whether more dingo fences should be built on Fraser Island off the state's south-east coast....
Fence remains incomplete
The Statesman, India  - Nov 3, 2008
A Queensland barrister has been appointed to look at whether more dingo fences should be built on Fraser Island off the state's south-east coast....

DIY - Consumers

27 News Troubleshooter: Family needs help fixing a fence
WKOW-TV.com, WI  - Oct 31, 2008
DEFOREST (WKOW) -- In the Reiche family yard, there are two curious and active young children, two curious and active dogs, and a fence that can hardly keep them all inside...

International Border Fences

Saudi Arabia moves ahead on Iraq fence
United Press International  - Oct 29, 2008
Saudi Arabia says it will move ahead with plans to build a fence along its border with Iraq to prevent terrorists from moving between the two countries....

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Weird News

Winnipeg escape artist gets waxed inside automatic car wash
Canoe, Canada - Oct 26, 2008
WINNIPEG - It wasn't the treatment you'd get at a spa. Winnipeg escape artist Dean Gunnarson was sprayed head to toe with alternating blasts of searing hot wax...

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