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Industry News

Water Hopper Photo Contest Winner Announced!
MarketWatch  - Oct 1, 2008
Cygnus Fence Products, manufacturer and distributor of the Water Hopper, announces the winner of the 2008 photo contest. The winner is: Nick Bratkowski owner of Raybern Erectors, Ltd. From Port Moody, B.C., who submitted four photos of his Water Hopper mounted to a 2007 Ford F550...
NASA Selects the RAPIDGate Program to Further Secure Its Facilities
MarketWatch  - Oct 6, 2008
WASHINGTON, Oct 06, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Eid Passport, Inc., the leader in secure vendor access management, has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide further security to its...

Decking Industry News

Composite deck considerations
Belleville News Democrat, IL  - Oct 1, 2008
We have an old wood deck that we are thinking of replacing. We considered using a composite material instead of wood, but research has made us doubtful. Can you give us some background about composite deck materials? ...
Archadeck and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Merge to Form New Company
Building Online, CA  - Oct 2, 2008
RICHMOND, VA -- Two of the nation's largest outdoor living companies -- Archadeck and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (OLP) -- have joined forces, creating a new company that will pursue global expansion in the outdoor products and services category through multiple independent franchise brands...

Fences and Animals

Wants answer on moose fence
Campbellton Tribune, Canada  - Oct 2, 2008
It seems to me that nobody in politics really is concerned about promises they made and have turned there back on. Why was Northern NB, Belledune to Campbellton, promised fences from Donald Arseneault in November 2006 in the first two years of his mandate?..
Fencing will protect livestock
Worcester News, UK  - Oct 6, 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 Harvard to move the fence along the ridge of Black Hill, Little Malvern, which is considered to be a bit of an eyesore..
Thousands of cane toads killed near NT
This is Scunthorpe, UK  - Oct 6, 2008
ALMOST 50,000 cane toads have been destroyed within two weeks on a Northern Territory cattle station near the WA border, says a group fighting the pests. WA-based Stop the Toad Foundation (STTF) said about 25 volunteers working for the group's third annual great toad muster had killed the huge haul of toads on Auvergne station, about 100km from the WA border...
Colorado tests way to reduce elk-car collisions
The Associated Press  - Oct 1, 2008
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado highway planners are experimenting with the same technology used by some prisons for perimeter security to prevent drivers from colliding with deer and elk. ...

Community Issues

On the fence, for fun
The Free Lance-Star, VA  - Oct 6, 2008
Lois Torrice likes the two-bedroom villa she moved into in 2004. She raised three children with her husband, John, in a 6,000-square-foot house with a five-car garage in Stafford County....
To fence or not to fence
AntiguaSun, Antigua and Barbuda  - Oct 6, 2008
Following the renovation of the water fountain stationed at the centre of the Independence Square, Basseterre, St. Kitts, there has been mixed emotions on whether or not the area is a danger zone for children or is simply an enjoyable new look....
Estate crime fence plan comes closer
This is Scunthorpe, UK  - Oct 6, 2008
FENCING around the Albert Marson estate to reduce crime has moved a step closer. Plans for specific alleyways to be closed off so trouble-makers cannot evade police are expected to be put to residents this month....
Fence to keep out an estate’s troublemakers
Times & Star, UK  - Oct 4, 2008
FENCED OUT: After many years of campaigning, residents of Fell View Walk at Westfield finally have a fence to stop their estate being used as a short cut....
Time for landowners to build, repair fences to protect crops
Delta County Independent, CO  - Oct 1, 2008
Ranchers, farmers and landowners still have time to order free fencing materials to protect their hay and crops from winter wildlife damage..
Don’t fence them in
Minden Times, Canada  - Oct 1, 2008
Joyce Parkinson has been teaching her sister’s grandson the colours of the rainbow while strolling along an eight-foot-high fence that her neighbour erected between their two cottages. ..

Fence Contractors in the News

Six Disciplines North Carolina Announces New Customer Win and National Speaker
Carolina Newswire (press release), NC  - Oct 6, 2008
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -- Six Disciplines North Carolina (www.SixDisciplines.com/NC) announced today that Southern Vinyl Manufacturing, LLC, specialists in the manufacture and delivery of superior-quality fence and rail systems...
A+ Fence Design needs trip to woodshed
Hartford Courant, CT  - Oct 4, 2008
Last February I decided that Mitchell Farnham deserved a second chance and instead of blasting him in a column for jerking his customers around, I appealed to the Consumer Protection Department to delay taking legal action against him...


Local Government Issues

Fence for mental health patient smokers
Halifax Evening Courier, UK  - Oct 7, 2008
A TWO-metre high wire fence could be built at Calderdale Royal Hospital so mental-health patients can use a smoking shelter. The hospital's grounds are smoke-free but there is an outdoor smoking shelter for some mental health patients...
Fences to corral fans along 19th
In-Forum, ND  - Oct 4, 2008
The Fargodome will make changes to pedestrian traffic around the facility Saturday to boost safety before and after North Dakota State University’s homecoming football game....
Tippecanoe Battlefield fence renovated
WLFI.com, IN  - Oct 1, 2008
Battle Ground, Ind. (WLFI) - The historic fence at the Tippecanoe Battlefield gets an improved look. Contractors have been power blasting the old paint off ..
Meeting on Aurora Bridge fence Tuesday night
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA  - Oct 4, 2008
There will be a Aurora Bridge Fence Advisory Committee public meeting Tuesday night. The meeting is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall at Seattle Pacific University...
Good fences make for good neighbours in Canniff
Loyalist College Pioneer, Canada  - Oct 4, 2008
A group of citizens has knocked down at least one of the barriers that concern them after making a presentation to Belleville city council. At the Sept. 22 council meeting, the Concerned Citizen Group of Canniff Mill and Moira Lea,..
Thurlow residents want fences removed
Community Press, Canada  - Sep 30, 2008
Belleville – A group of residents in Thurlow would like to see an alternative to the chain-link fencing that exists around the two storm water ponds in their neighbourhood. ...

Fences in the Courts

Tech CEO offered plea deal in bison slaying case
BusinessWeek  - Oct 7, 2008
He would also like to see him spend time in jail or be convicted of a felony to send a strong message about the importance of Colorado's fence out law. Like most states in the West, Colorado requires that property owners who want to keep livestock off their land are responsible for building and maintaining fence to keep the animals out...
Judge sides with farmer in suit over electric fence
The Tribune-Democrat, PA  - Oct 4, 2008
EBENSBURG — A farmer in Conemaugh Township has the right to enclose his cattle with an electric fence, even though his neighbors don’t like it. ...
Fence dispute leads to criminal charges | KXNet.com North Dakota News
KXMC, ND  - Oct 4, 2008
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) An Aberdeen man accused of firing a shotgun toward a neighbor has pleaded not guilty and has requested a jury trial. Brian C. Bourdon, who is 51, is charged with aggravated assault and alternate counts of recklessly discharging a firearm and possession of a firearm while intoxicated...

Community Fence Projects

Angleton man to rebuild memorial fence
The Tribune-Democrat, PA  - Oct 4, 2008
ANGLETON — As Jimmy Jackson looks over about 2,500 crosses attached to the part of a memorial left standing after damage done by Hurricane Ike, he wishes there were not supposed to be more...

Schools and Fences

Millville school board, developer reach settlement on cost of fence
Press of Atlantic City, NJ  - Oct 7, 2008
MILLVILLE - On Monday, the Board of Education announced it reached a settlement with Goodman Properties over the cost of a fence it said the developer of Union Lake Crossing shopping center had promised to build between it and Lakeside Middle School but had not...
Residents urge action on fence
Plymouth Evening Herald, UK  - Oct 7, 2008
More than 80 residents attended a public meeting over the row about the legality of a fence erected by Widewell school – recently given trust status ...
School district rethinks fencing issue
Shelby Township Source Newspapers, MI  - Oct 4, 2008
Sept. 29, the RCS Board of Education approved a new recommendation from district administration concerning the placement of fencing at Croswell, Amanda Moore, Hamilton-Parsons and Washington elementary schools. The district has decided, in the interest of fiscal responsibility, . ..
Research shows how schools adopt access control
SecurityInfoWatch, IL  - Oct 6, 2008
According the research, electronic access control systems are not used by most schools. Sixty-four percent of the survey's respondents said they were not using electronic access anywhere in their facilities. Ones that did use access control devices predominantly use them at main school entrances...

Stolen Fences

Vandals hit bank building, steal iron fencing
Shelby Township Source Newspapers, MI  - Oct 4, 2008
STRATHMORE — Unidentified thieves struck Country Wide Bank on Thursday, and removed iron fencing from the property. They also broke several windows...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence construction to begin at UTB-TSC
Brownsville Herald, TX  - Oct 4, 2008
Ground will be broken next week on the border fence at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College...


Weird News

Woody Harleson To Become 2009's Hancock
io9, CA  - Oct 1, 2008
Defendor - only the second superhero movie ever to be named after an anti-vandalism product following 1995 flop FAAC 615 Hydraulic Barrier Gate Operator - will be written and directed by Peter Stebbings, who has some experience with the genre...

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