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Decking Industry News
|Trex Company Partners With US Lumber Group to Launch TrexTrim(TM)|
Earthtimes (press release), UK - Oct 8, 2008
WINCHESTER, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Trex Company today announced a strategic partnership with U.S. Lumber Group, a distributor of building
materials headquartered in Atlanta. U.S. Lumber Group will serve as a full-line stocking distributor of new TrexTrim(TM), an ultra low-maintenance trim product offering superior durability and long-lasting beauty to both consumers and contractors...
Fence Contractors in the News
|Fencing company treats workers for 25th anniversary|
Bridgwater Mercury, UK - Oct 9, 2008
AN established Bridgwater fencing company celebrated its 25th anniversary by treating staff to a weekend break to Bruges. In 1983, the Mercury reported on the takeover of the Barhams Close-based Coates Fencing and owner Melvin Tolchard has enjoyed 25 successful years there ever since....
|Rocky Hill Contractor Sanctioned By State|
Hartford Courant, CT - Oct 14, 2008
ROCKY HILL — - The state Department of Consumer Protection has suspended the registration of a local home improvement contractor for failing to pay back customers for uncompleted work, according to Jerry Farrell Jr., the consumer protection commissioner. In February, Mitchell J. Farnham, the owner of A Plus Fence Design on the Silas Deane Highway....
|Council seeks answers on cemetery fence|
New Britain Herald, CT - Oct 9, 2008
NEW BRITAIN - After several weeks without progress on the replacement fence at Fairview Cemetery, four Common Council members sent a petition Wednesday to Mayor Timothy Stewart, seeking answers as to just what is going on with the project...
Local Government Issues
|Hybrid Fences Help Save Traffic From Falling Rocks|
cbs4denver.com, CO - Oct 8, 2008
GEORGETOWN, Colo. (CBS4) ? Steep hillsides in the high county can be an awesome sight, but driving next to them can be dangerous. The Colorado Department of Transportation says one of the most dangerous stretches for falling rock in the entire country is right along Interstate 70 on Georgetown Hill...
|Village green plan to end fence row|
The Gazette, UK - Oct 13, 2008
PROTESTERS hope that making an area a “village green” could mean the removal of a controversial fence. The two-metre high fence was put up at Allen’s Quay, Mistley, last month, sparking an ongoing row. Quay owners Trent Wharfage put the fence up for health and safety reasons...
|New fence proposed for Hills quarry |
Malvern Gazette, UK - Oct 9, 2008
AN EXTRA fence is to be placed along the edge of a quarry on the Malvern Hills to make sure cattle grazing the area do not fall over the edge. Malvern Hills Conservators had been recommended by conservation officer Rob ...
Local Government Issues - Ordinances
|Sartell OKs total privacy fences, other changes|
St. Cloud Times, MN - Oct 14, 2008
SARTELL — The Sartell City Council voted unanimously Monday to update its fencing ordinance.
The ordinance changes reflect the availability of new building materials, standards and norms. They include clarification on appropriate materials, fence placement and maintenance...
|The lowdown on high fences|
Shields Gazette, UK - Oct 12, 2008
COUNCILLORS have helped give pensioners much-needed privacy. Ken McGeorge, of Redwell Lane, Marsden, approached his ward councillors after he became concerned that people using ...
|Residents win fight to fence dumping ground |
Sheffield Telegraph, UK - Oct 9, 2008
RESIDENTS have won a long battle to fence off waste ground which has become a haven for yobs and fly-tippers. People living near the shops at the ...
|Fence a sore point|
Denison Bulletin, Iowa - Oct 10, 2008
A new fence erected at the Lambton Area Water Supply System treatment plant is a sore point with some residents, says Point Edward Mayor Dick Kirkland.
"The comments aren't good, I can tell you. People are wanting to know why they've fenced it off." ...
|New fence around reservoir upsets residents
Water Technology Online, NY - Oct 10, 2008
SARNIA , ONTARIO — The chain link fence recently erected around the Lambton Area Water Supply System treatment plant has caused consternation among local ...
|Gardener Ordered to Remove Barbed Wire Fence on Grounds It Could 'Wound Thieves'|
FOXNews - Oct 9, 2008
A British gardener’s local council has ordered him to remove a 3-foot high barbed wire fence around his property in case thieves hurt themselves on it, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. Bill Malcolm, 61, installed the wire at his Worcester property after burglars robbed his tool shed and vegetable plots three ...
|New fence at site of serious accidents|
Albany Times Union, NY - Oct 12, 2008
TROY — A 12-foot tall fence now stands at the bottom of the Thompson Street hill, a newly erected barrier to prevent bicyclists from flying into Burden Avenue. The city installed the fence to reduce the possibility that children would be seriously injured by riding their bikes down the steep hill and being flung into traffic on the street below...
USA Mexico Border Fence
|Construction begins on UTB-TSC ‘campus fence'|
Brownsville Herald, TX - Oct 14, 2008
UTB-TSC began construction Monday on their "campus fence" as their alternative to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's proposed border fence. The structure is the product of a compromise between the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College and the DHS...
|As border fence lags, costs, controversy rise|
Houston Chronicle, TX - Oct 13, 2008
WASHINGTON — The federal government has completed just a half-mile section of the 110 miles of pedestrian border fence promised along the Texas-Mexico border. Texas' incomplete portion, about 109.5 miles, accounts for about a third of the 316 miles of pedestrian ...
Fences and Animals - Domestic
|Building Safer Fences|
HorseChannel.com, KY - Oct 10, 2008
Three-day eventing has undergone a rash of deadly accidents over the last few years, prompting sport organizers to clean up eventing’s safety record....
|Animal Shelter Gets Alarm System|
Hartford Courant, CT - Oct 14, 2008
The security company donated five years of free security monitoring to the shelter. The fencing company that put up the razor wire also donated much of their time and products....
Fences and Animals - Wildlife
|Lake couple fed up with fence damage by bear|
Lake Cowichan Gazette, Canada - Oct 13, 2008
For the first 18 years that Walter and Norma Cosby lived on Eldred Road in Lake Cowichan they never had any problems with bears. That’s changed in the last three years...
|Fence helps control geese population around Minnow Lake|
Sudbury Star, Canada - Oct 13, 2008
The cost of material was paid for by the restoration group and the labour donated by volunteers David Grant and his mother Evelyn (see attached pictures), who have spend many hours in construction the fence based on David's design. ...
|Maroochy pool fences fail safety test|
Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia - Oct 13, 2008
Less than a quarter of domestic swimming pools in the former Maroochy shire complied with safety requirements, new figures show. Of 513 pool inspections carried out between January and September this year, only 122, or 24%, fully complied the first time they were inspected...
|Fencing lack for 'instant' pools raises safety fears|
NEWS.com.au, Australia - Oct 11, 2008
ONE in every five backyard drownings in Queensland involves a toddler in a wading pool or occurs in an inadequately fenced above-ground pool, an investigation by The Sunday Mail has found. With new materials and technology providing bigger, deeper and cheaper inflatable and portable above-ground pools...
|Modifications to pool fences risk kids' lives|
Mackay Daily Mercury, Australia - Oct 11, 2008
MACKAY residents are ignoring council safety regulations and modifying their fences after they have been inspected, pool safety expert Kevin Dwyer said. Mr Dwyer, of PoolWerx Mackay, said he was "astounded" by the unsafe alterations some residents make to fences surrounding pools..
DIY - Consumers
|Punch up the yard with a replacement fence |
Houma Courier, Louisiana - Oct 13, 2008
Have an old fence that is in need of repairs? If so, now may be a good time to consider replacing it as there is something for everyone. If it’s a small repair job, you might be able to do it yourself. If you’re not handy with a hammer, there are weekly classes on various home maintenance topics at Lowe’s and Home Depot..
Fences and Neighbors
|Neighbors At Odds Over Fence|
KTEN, TX - Oct 8, 2008
Homeowners in a housing edition off of Plainview Road just south of the Ardmore city limits say their neighbor is fencing in a road he says is part of his property...
Schools and Fences
|Where Does Access Control Fit in the K-12 Security Mix?|
T.H.E. Journal, CA - Oct 14, 2008
As a part of overall security initiatives in schools, electronic access control is little used, according to a recent survey of school resource officers (SROs) and administrators in K-12. Sponsored by Wren Solutions, a developer of IP-based surveillance solutions...
|Babirwa Chief Want Electric Fence On Zim Border|
Mmegi Online, Botswana - Oct 13, 2008
After the outbreak of FMD in the area in 2006, there were plans to erect an electric fence on the border with Zimbabwe but the decision was reversed in ...
|Fake realtor rented out unknowing owner's home
Canoe, Canada - Oct 10, 2008
NEW YORK - A Long Island, N.Y., family thought they got a good deal when they found a rental house for $1,000 a month - until the owner showed up and asked what they were doing there....
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